Friday, October 21, 2011

Pink, Chocolate & Bubbly

Salut les filles :)))

Hope you're as excited about Friday as I am!! Today's post is a two-in-one: nail art of the week and makeup or face of the day. This week I wanted to pay homage to October's breast cancer awareness, so I was inspired by the color pink. Since I've done many many pink on pink makeup looks and nail creations, I wanted to introduce a complementary color--chocolate brown, to showcase how beautifully the two colors play off one another.
Read more for pix, deets, tips and more pink!

To create my fun and bubbly chocolate-y nail art, I simply used a brown nail polish as a base, waited for it to dry and dotted on pink and gold bubbles (dots). The nail products that I used:
  • Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Positively Posh (base). This color is definitely very posh when worn alone, but I'm not quite ready for solids, so I'll be saving this one for the winter months.
  • Sinful Colors Nail Enamel in Beautiful Girl (pink dots). Thanks to Nancy for this one!!
  • Soo Nails nail lacquer in #s120 (bronze accent nail base).
  • Sally Hansen nail art pen in Gold (gold dots). 
  • Duri Rejuvacote as a base and top coat.

NAIL ART TIP: If you're unsure about your color scheme or potential design, try it out on a piece of paper as you would on your nails. I do this when I want to play around with colors to see which combo looks best. Make sure to use a thick piece of paper like cardboard or an old envelope of bills, so the polish doesn't go through on your table :))

Pick the combination you like and voila! Now you know exactly how it will appear on your nails!!! The pink and bronze swatches were my trials for the accent nail. I went with the bronze to give it some variety :)))

I love how this simple nail art looks against a simple outfit or a casual pair of blue jeans. It is fun enough to dress up the jeans without being loud or gaudy. 

On to the maquillage!
To create my very "simple yet effective" pink and brown makeup look, I used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (not shown)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries (used as a base under the eyeshadow to create the cat eye shape)
  • Shimmery Brown shadow from the NYX Haute Model palette marked with "M" (lid)
  • Matte Brown shadow from the NYX Jazz Night palette marked with "M" (wing)
  • Shimmery Pale Pink shadow from the NYX Haute Model palette marked with "M" (inner corner)
  • L'OrĂ©al telescopic mascara in Blackest Black
  • MAC On A Mission blush
  • MAC amplified lipstick in Warm Me Up
  • MAC cremesheen lipstick in Of Royalty (center of the lips for the ombre effect)

For this eye makeup, I used only eyeshadow and base to create the cat eye. I love this style for it's fierce simplicity and the way it plays up asian eyes. This makeup makes me feel very young and bubbly, so go ahead and try it for a fun every day look :)))


Maryam Maquillage


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  1. love the first picture so beautyful!!!

  2. I have the Haute Model palette so I;m definitely gonna try this one. I love NYX

  3. ahh I love this!! : )

    I enjoy seeing a variety of nail polish brands, because I know there are good ones out there besides my beloved China Glaze.

    And I keep seeing NYX palettes! I want! : )

    Enjoy your Friday! ♥

  4. LOVE LOVE the MAKE UP!!! ^_^ gorgeous!!

  5. Your nails look amazing! I need to get myself a nail art pen! :)

  6. Great lipstick shade

  7. My beautiful blogger of the month! You are serving straight Lucy Liu in that first picture! The eyeliner shadow is insane. I die. I DIE.

  8. i love your nails! you are seriously talented! and where did you get your earrings? so pretty!

  9. Wauuuu you have sucn an amazing face <3 And nails are soo cute!

  10. i cant stop loving how u do ur lips
    ur lipstick, liner, gloss everything
    i need immediate tutorial
    love <3

  11. you are sooooo pretty!!! and I know I say that in almost every post but you really ARE!! :D love this look!!! &&& love the polka dot nails!!! I always gear such great things about sinful colors nail polish but I've never given it a try because we don't carry them here in Canada. Woomp! Maybe I'll grab some when I go to the states? Hope you're doing well :D

  12. Lovee everything!! Especially those nails!! :)

  13. LOVE that nail art! simple but stunning, and that brown suits you so much especially with the pink lips very J-Lo! love it x

  14. Awww I love your nails! They look like krispy cremem donuts! haha. I love your makeup hun, very nuetral but yet very sexy ;)

  15. Such a pretty look, I've always loved brown and pink together! The mani is adorable :)

  16. Thank you so much lovelies!!!
    @Ev: I got my earrings from a artist market in Paris--they're one of a kind!!
    @Alshaikha: thanks love, tutorial on ombre lips coming right up!

  17. This is super cute, Maryam!<3 Looking as beautiful as ever. :D

  18. chic gorgeous look :D love the nail with the metallic base shade the most. stunning contoured cheeks, you have a great face for any makeup look. gah! why are you so pretty? lol

  19. Hiiii, great post.. your blog is wonderful so I'll follow you immediately and if you want and like you can follow me back! a big kiss from
    Have a nice day ;)

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  21. Beautiful -- everything! And your rocking one of my favorite lip colors. xoxo :)

  22. This look = LOVE!! It is so cute and innocent, but there is still a very sultry and sexy quality to it. You really know how to mix those two elements together so flawlessly <3

  23. Looking amazing as always & the nails are freaking cute! Love the colors that you chose!

  24. i love the modern take on the cat eye! pleeeeease do a tutorial :)

  25. Love your look and your mani. <3 You are very talented :)

  26. I just love your nails and make-up :) From now on I'll be following your blog. Hope you'll follow back :)

  27. Love that cat liner you've created with eye shadow. Goes so well with your eye shape.

  28. thanks ladies, glad you like the cat eyeshadow and bubbly nails :)))

  29. I love the shape of the eyeshadow! I have never heard of Soo Nails before but I LOVE that colour!

  30. I love your nails! Brown and pink are a surprisingly good combination!!

  31. What a gorgeous look. Love how you paired up the lippie and eye shade~

    And your nails are soooo cute!!

  32. perfect look! I need this blush and lipstick :)

  33. you have beautiful features!! and fabulous taste in nail decor! you're fabulous keep it up


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