Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Painterly Faces

Bonjour mes amis :))

Today's post features work done by face and body painter Sasha (www.carnavalface.com) on some very adorable and fresh young faces. I don't know much about face painting, but after seeing the smiles on these awesome kiddies (and teens :) I'm considering getting into face painting myself. Just look at the joy in their eyes!!! LOVE <3
Read more to see more pix and happy faces :)))

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Salut mes belles!

As many of you know, (being Russian and all) I'm quite obsessed with the leopard print... I own a ton of leopard patterned scarves, dresses, tops, shoes, wallets, nail strips etc. and I really don't care if some think of it as tacky hehe... I'm proud of my leopard addiction and refuse to go to rehab!! Last night, I was feeling animalistic once again, and decided to go all out by wearing my favorite pattern on top of my favorite pattern i. e. leopard on leopard :)) Voila!
 Read more to find out what triggered my addiction!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Festive Thankful Nails

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!!!

As a special Thanksgiving feature, I'm showcasing these awesomely festive nail foils from KKcenterHK, an online beauty supply store based out of Hong Kong and one that I'm sure many of you are familiar with. In today's post, I'm also taking the time out to say thank you to the amazing people I met through blogging, particularly all of my international blogger friends and makeup representatives. A special thanks goes out to my friends at KKcenterHK for sponsoring so many of my posts and sending me such awesome products. You guys are the best!!
Read more!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Rockin' Organix!

Hello old friends and new!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and feel happy, healthy and rejuvenated. I feel rejuvenated and excited, hence my makeup of the day is bright and funky. Today's post is very special and my makeup is exciting for a good reason. In this post, I'm featuring a look I created using eye shadows sent to me by Zosimos Botanicals--a cruelty-free Green cosmetics company I'm proud to present and review here today! Who said natural makeup has to be barely there and unnoticeable?! I'm here to set the record straight: mineral/organic makeup can be as fun, bright, edgy and creative as any other leading makeup brand, only it is better for you because it is free of nasty chemicals, parabens, and other toxins. Voila--yet another reason to convert to Green :))
Read more to learn more!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Favorite Memory

Me and my cousins Tanya & Katya @ the Black Sea
(I'm the chubby dark-haired one all the way on the left)
You're tagged! What's your favorite memory?


Maryam Maquillage


Maryam Maquillage © 2012. www.maryammaquillage.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blue and Purple Raindrops

Happy Rainy Wednesday mes amis :))

This week has been a little busy, so excuse my lack of long & detailed posts. As always, when my life gets hectic, I usually just take pix moments before I run out the door and write the post later, hoping that my makeup of the day is interesting enough to be the subject of the post. Besides, my blogging philosophy is about consistency: "make time, regardless of how busy you are" (that's my pep talk to myself :)) Anyway, feeling inspired by blue and purple raindrops as well as my glitter nails of the week, here is the maquillage I wore today:
Too much for a rainy Wednesday?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nails made 4 a DIVA

Bonjour mes amis!!

I'm back again with yet another nail post. As you can probably tell, I'm kind of obsessed over nail art & creative manicures, so I'm always trying to come up with something fun to wear on my finger tips. I'm not big into fashion trends but I really appreciate nail trends and fully enjoy recreating them and sharing my versions here. Today's easy nail design is a glittery, sparkly, French manicure made for a DIVA herself :))
Read more to see the polishes :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Go-To Classic

Joyeux Samedi mes amis :)))

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!! What are your plans for today? Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy it!!! In today's makeup post, I'm sharing with you my quick, go-to, no frills evening look--perfect for a Saturday day or night. This look is super easy to recreate and took me no longer than 15 minutes to complete. I've been getting a lot of requests for quick evening makeup looks, and this one never fails to deliver. My go-to classic is clean and polished, looks great in pictures, and always gets complimented. So, if you've got 15 minutes, this look can be yours too!! Read on and Happy Saturday :)))
Read more for the list of products & how-to!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Disco-Bling Nail Foils

Salut les filles :))

Today, I'm reviewing some awesome nail stickers (foils) sent to me by my friends at KKcenterHK. This disco-ball inspired nail design is blingin', fabulous and oh-so-much fun--it literally screams for itself :))
Read more for the review + pix & nail tips!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Teal Ordeal

Bonjour mes belles :))

Hope your Tuesday is bright, beautiful and sunny! My post for today is all about the beauty of brightness featuring my favorite color of the moment: TEAL. Remember my Teal Appeal post? How about my more recent Arabian Nights makeup or Avatar inspired nail art post? Yeah, I'm definitely obsessing over the blue-green family and in order to get it out of my system, I must play it out till it's dry! So, in today's 3-in-1 makeup--nailart--style post, I'm showcasing several ways to accent your features using a pop of color, in this case TEAL... yup I said it again :)  Here's a preview:
 Read more for details, pix, and tips :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fallin' Leaves & Autumn-ly Earth Tones

Salut mes amis :))

Happy Sunday and Happy Eid to all those who are celebrating around the world. I hope your day is filled with joy, laughter, sunshine and happiness!! As always, remember to spread the love and tolerance :))

In today's beauty news, I'm keeping it humble, earthy and daytime appropriate; sticking to the mother nature theme and featuring a simple autumn colors makeup look. My beauty agenda for the day is all about the autumn-ly earth tones and fall-in' leaves. Take a look see: 
Read more for pix & list of products :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Modern Gothika

Salut mes amis :)

Happy Friday! In today's post, I'm showing off a slightly different side of me--a darker, vampier, more gothic style and makeup look to match. Fact: my makeup love and addiction started with gothic dressing and hairstyles when I was about 13... I was all about embracing the darkness, so going back to my Buffy days is very reminiscent and nostalgic. The maquillage I'm showcasing today is nowhere near as fancy and intricate as I used to wear in my teenage years, but it still has that dark appeal and essence. As you know, my makeup looks are often inspired by "such and such," but I always try to keep them as modern and wearable as possible (unless otherwise stated :) Here's my makeup look of the day: The Modern Gothika--perfect for anyone who likes to tip toe on the Dark Side mwa-ha-ha :))) 
Read more for pix & details :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jewel Tones & Precious Stones

Salut mes amis :))

October has come and gone and November is officially here to bring 2011 closer and closer to the end. How quickly time flies--it seems just yesterday I was blogging about the beginning of summer, beach days, tan skin, and bright colors... Oh well... Now I get to talk about autumn colors!! I'm starting the month off by whipping out my Urban Decay Naked Palette (last month I've been challenging myself to use other products and I've missed my baby) and reviving my plummy, fall appropriate smokey eye and glossy lip. Here's a simple makeup look & jewel tone ensemble I wore last week to my bday dinner with my besties. 
Read more for pix, deets, & how-to :)
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