Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's Party Tyme!!!

Salut mes amis!!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you ::singing:: Happy Birthday Dear Bloggy, Happy Birthday to you!!! Now blow out your 1 candle and wish for many more to come :))

Today, January 10th, marks the 1 year anniversary of this blog, 'Fix Your Face' by Maryam Maquillage!!! As much as I am proud of my baby, I'm mostly really grateful to all of you, my readers, for the overwhelming amount of love you've given me and my blog. Your continued support fuels my drive to deliver post after post, and I promise to keep going, keep bettering, and keep serving near-daily doses of maquillage posts, nail art and other beauty related topics.

My post for the day is a long one, so brace yourself, I've got a lot to cover... As mentioned earlier, I'm introducing a new topic for 2012--HAIR and everything that relates to it--so today's post is a kick-off :)) I'll be reviewing a set of extensions (oo-la-laa) and giving a quick tutorial on how to achieve the BIG, bouncy curls. In addition, I'm including a fun going-out makeup look, paying homage to the Look That Inspired the Blog (my very first blog post) with one party-perfect Schiap lipstick, you know the one... cuz it is a celebration after all, y'all :))
 Read more for details, how-to's, pix, products, links, etc.


 My Rapunzel look
Jumping right into my HAIR topic, did anyone notice the sudden change in my hair length? No, it's not miracle grow, it's simply a hair piece sent to me for review by my friends at KKcenterHK, an online beauty supply store specializing in hair, lashes, and other cool beauty products. Being quite honest, this is the first time I've ever worn extensions, so I'm beyond excited and tickled by the results. I mean really...
PRODUCT: 9.5" Wide, 21" Long Curly Clip-in Hair Wig Extension in color 2T30 (light brown)
DESCRIPTION: A synthetic single piece 4 clip extension with 8 rows of tracks (wefts)
COLOR: Light brown with a gradient, ombre or highlight auburn effect (available in 3 colors)
PRICE: $5.06


SPECIAL: Use my exclusive 10% off coupon good for any merchandise from the KKcenterHK website :)) This coupon ends February 28, 2012, so start shopping by clicking on the coupon link above. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout :))

MY THOUGHTS: For the price of $5, I can't think of an item that has influenced and altered my perception of hair styling as much as this product has. In less than 1 minute, I went from having boring, limp, brown hair of average mid-back length to waist length luscious locks with a funky gradient effect!! The transformation was immediate and dramatic, and I seriously could not stop staring and taking pictures of myself haha (hence the long post). The 4 clips proved to be quite sturdy and kept the piece in place--Rockstar hair tossing tested :)

BIG, Bouncy, Messy Rockstar Curls How-To:

I curled my hair prior to clipping in the extension, (but not before spraying my Tresemmé heat protectant spray) and used a 1-1/4 inch barrel curling iron from Hot Tools. As you can see, the curls aren't perfect or neat, I actually did a pretty crude job, curling some strands to the left, others to the right, under the clip, over the clip, and really quite all over the place. I'm not an expert at hair, but one thing I know for sure is that I'm long past the quinceañera age for the perfect curls, so I like to keep mine kinda funky: slept-in, if you will. 

To clip in the extension properly, I used a rat tail comb to part a straight line across my head, starting at the top of my ears, then pinning the extension into the roots of my hair right below the part. 

Tools & Products Used:

You want the Kardashian's hair? This is how you get it and no other way :)
  

PARTY HAIR -- ✔
On to the PARTY MAKEUP!!

    STARRING: Nars semi-matte lipstick in Schiap -- as the Party lipstick of all time.
      • "I hate to say it...but Schiap is definitely a nouveau cult Lipstick, love" -- @NARSissist  
      • "Shocking Pink" I adore you
      • Click on the pic to get yours now!
             

           


          STARRING: Maryam Maquillage & my new hair extensions
            • in "Fix Your Face" and turn that frown upside down :))
           
          TIP: Tight lining or rimming the top and bottom waterlines makes dark eyes like mine appear lighter
           
          Adding bright lipstick to dark makeup and outfit gives this look a necessary POP
           
          My Schiap Kissy Face


          Duplicate this look with these few essential products:




          bisous,

          Maryam Maquillage





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          Maryam Maquillage © 2012. www.maryammaquillage.com

          85 comments:

          1. happy birthday! congratulation!
            regards from vienna

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          2. Super cute! You are just one gorgeous girl. Happy first birthday to your awesome blog! <3

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          3. Wow, your eye makeup is beautiful and the colour of the lipstick really suits you :-)

            Holli x
            Dragonmommy123.blogspot.com
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          4. Forgot to wish you Happy Birthday!

            Holli x
            Dragonmommy123.blogspot.com
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          5. Congrats and happy bday to your blog lol! Love this makeup look :)

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          6. Omg happy birthday honey your orignal hair are very beautiful also your eye makeup is very stunning

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          7. Congrats on 1 year!

            Like the hair - it really does have a nice gradient effect and you really can't beat $5!

            Looking forward to seeing more posts in the future!

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          8. wow can't believe it's been a year already! Happy birthday to the best blog!!!LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair

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          9. Congrats on your 1st bloggy Bday! Keep doing what you do, looking forward to what's to come!

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          10. you look beautiful! Happy 1st blog birthday! How exciting =)

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          11. congratulations my dear!!! i'm glad to be part of your blog.. can't wait to see more post and tips.
            you're beautiful as always and i love your lipsticks!!!
            xoxo, Haus of Gala

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          12. I loooove everything in this post!!! First of all I'm dying for extensions ever since I cut my hair...I haven't got any yet bc I have no idea how to use them or make them look natural...your hair looks so good, I want some! Second that lip color is pretty much the most amazing pink ever and lastly you are beautiful! Congrats on 1 year :)

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          13. happy birthday to your blog! you look beautiful!!

            http://beautiesinbloom.blogspot.com

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          14. happy blog -b-day! you look fabulous!

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          15. yay on your blogs birthday! and as always you are gorgeous! =)

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          16. HAPPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLOGS IN THE WORLD!!!
            Your just to gorgeous and your the nicest person i have meet via the internet!!

            love the hair and make up darling.

            Kisses Monzie

            xx
            I Iove you and your blog soooo much

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            1. Thank you sooooo much my Monzie, you are my inspiration darling!!!

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          17. Happy Bday to your blog! Loving the color of those extensions girl! :) You look great!

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          18. Happy 1st Birthday!! <3 Thats a gorgeous party-licious look!

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          19. Oh Maryam! How gorgeous are you!!! I could stare at your pretty face and flawless make up all day!!!
            You're so amazingly beautiful!!
            I think this has to be my fave post from you ever (even though, I love all your posts!)
            Happy blog birthday beautiful! May you always brighten up my screen with your stunning face! :)
            Love and hugs!

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            1. Thank you Laiqah, you have no idea how much I appreciate your kind words!!! oxoxoxox

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          20. Happy Birthday! You look GORGEOUS! I have enjoyed reading your blog ever since I found it online. You are an inspiration and thank you so much for also being so kind and willing to give me advice. It shows a lot about your character. God bless you!

            http://www.fabellis.com

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            1. Thanks love, I will continue being helpful as much as I can be. I firmly believe in sharing the knowledge and spreading the love :))) oxoxox

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          21. J'aime!! Magnifique les cheveux et le maquillage des yeux. J'aime un peu moins le rose sur les lèvres, personnellement ça ne me va pas du tout. Mais toi oui cela te va bien ;-)
            Ta robe a l'air belle, avec la dentelle!!
            Bisous :-)

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          22. Woooow, one year! Happy birthday to your blog! ♥
            You look gorgeous and your extensions are so pretty! ♥ And I love the lip color! Time to celebrate! hehehe :D

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          23. Happy B-day!!!:))
            Hair and make up are perfect..as always :))

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          24. congratulations on your blog's first year! you look beautiful, per usual. i love your face haha.

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          25. Happy Bday!!! Congrats and I wish you another 50 Bdays and as much hapiness and success with your blog as you have ever dreamed of (or even more) :-)))

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          26. I'm a fan of hot pink lipstick!!! lol It's almost an obsession! Congrats on one year of blogging success! Cheers!

            ClassAKAlyChic.blogspot.com

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          27. Could you possibly look any more beautiful? Perfect hair, eyemakeup, face, lips and outfit! Huge congrats on the blogging milestone!

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          28. Happy Birthday to your blog, you are so beautiful!

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          29. You are amazing ! Love love your blog!

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          30. happy birthdayyyy!!!! i hope you will be always so creaive with nice posts!!
            totally love the maquillage!!!!!

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          31. Thank you sooooo much for the love!!! I can't believe all the positive feedback and praise :)) I <3 you all!!!

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          32. Congrats! I'm so glad that I have found you and know 2012 will continue to bring you much success. Good luck, I'm happy I'll be along for the ride!!

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          33. Well, congrats. You've achieved the impossible. You've somehow gone and found one more way for me to be jealous of you. I thought you had them all covered. Silly me, I should have known you'd have many more tricks up your sleeve. I can't BELIEVE that hairpiece is only FIVE DOLLA! It looks so good!!!!

            In conclusion. Happy Birthday Blog & Blogger, here's to many more years of being totally awesome. Cheers! *clink*

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          34. I can't believe this is your first time with extensions
            You really did a great job.
            Happy 1st birthday to your top notch blog
            xx

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          35. Schiap is the ultimate! and it looks fabulous on you too!!!! happy birthday to your blog!!! :D keep up the great work and here's to another fabulous year!

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          36. Your so beautiful love these curls!!!!!!!!!

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          37. So happy I found your blog in 2012! You need an agent because you're a star!

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          38. Oh you look gorgeous! Happy Blog Birthday!

            But tag! You're it! I tagged you in a post, come to my page to see what you have to do :-)

            ~Sherine
            Check out my blog, comment, and follow if you like!
            Confessions Of A City Girl

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          39. Love the hair! It looks so natural and blends in perfectly, never would have guessed that they were extensions :)

            Xo

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          40. happy bloggy anniversary you've done such a great job on your blog i love it !!! keep it coming we love it

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          41. Uh did I hear that right?!? That hair piece is FIVE DOLLARS?? Sign me up!!

            Anyways, happy anniversary girl! Love this look! No one does neutral smokey eyes better than you!

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          42. Congrats! Happy birthday to your blog! As usual you are AMAZING!!!

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          43. Happy Anniversary to such a fantastic blog! I wish you many many more years!!!

            Great makeup look too ;)

            Chanel

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          44. happy birthday to your blog!!! :D i can only imagine how happy you are :)

            You look absolutely lovely too

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          45. Happy birthday!

            The haire looks nice! I have never really played with hair extensions, but I have to admit, I'm intrigued now!

            I also like the eye makeup! Really sexy!

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          46. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often. Orange County Beer

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          47. happy blog birthday!
            you look lovely! great make up

            Lyosha
            Inside and Outside Blog

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          48. Yay!! Happy Birthday Bloggeroo!

            This look is gorgeous!! All of it. The makeup, hair, lace shirt. Super hot. What's funny is I just found my extensions two days ago- can't wait to put them on.

            Love the color gradient effect on the hair- super hot meowww!

            And that NARS lip color is fuego.

            Get 'em girl! :)

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          49. Congrats! You look gorgeous. I love your lacy top.
            Also, I wanted to let you know that I left you an award on my blog. :)
            http://foxyladybeauty.blogspot.com/2012/01/blog-awards-top-10-beauty-products.html

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          50. yay congrats!

            omg you look just stunning!

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          51. Happy Blogoversary!!!!! I love that lipstick and I am obsessed with weave, extensions, clip-ins whatever suits your fancy, LOL! I love the versatility and consider it an accessory. LOL!

            With Class & Sass,
            ~Khalilah~

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          52. Happy first anniversary!
            I am so proud of you hun. Keep up th eamazing work! As longas you keep writing, I will always keep reading :)
            The hair and makeup is amazing, but I am in LOVE with your top (possible a dress?). It is insanely lovely!!

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            1. Thank you my Nancy, I'm so thankful I made a friend like you!!

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          53. Congrats and Happy Blogiversary! <3 You look happy as can be in the pics --hair, makeup is gorgeous you're such a beautiful lady!!!!!!!

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          54. Hottie!!!! Happy bday to your blog!

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          55. congratulations !!!! I really like your makeup

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          56. Happy Birthday !!! Amazing blog and makeup to die for!

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          57. thank you sooooo much guys!!! send each of you a ton of <3 <3 <3 and xoxoxoxo's

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          58. 3rd pic from bottom = album cover! you look great with the extensions :D and killing it with that gorgeous lippie

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          59. happy birthday to your bloggy!! i am in love with your fushia NARS lippie maryam!!:) xx

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          60. HAPPYYYY belated birthday bloggy! You're the best! LOVE those sexy curl extensions! I don't want to comment on your makeup because words can't describe how bad I'm in love with it and that gorgeous lipstick! O_O wow! xx <3

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          61. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR BLOG!!!!!! KEEP BLOGGING LIKE THIS =)

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          62. Congratulations on your first birthday
            In 12 short months you have graduated
            with great merit & honors
            from an uncertain innocent little girl
            to a stunning sensuous confident and
            ravishing Rapunzel with endless followers.
            I discovered you quite late but your
            latent creativity surfaced gloriously.
            You inspire & guide many directionless thousands
            but have talent & potential to illuminate millions.
            Come what may always remain Glamorous & Hot
            And radiate joy and happiness
            to ardent followers & die hard fans
            God Bless You Maryam Maquillage with the best things in life.
            Best Wishes from Ram.

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            1. Thank you Ram! Your poetry is highly appreciated!!! Namaste :)

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          63. Congrats on your blog's 1 yr anni! :)

            http://www.stylewithhilda.com

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          64. Happy one year!!!!!! I hope you keep your blog going for many more years. I LOVE the idea of a full clip in extension! I have worn single clip-ins to add bits of colour to my hair but I've never tried wearing one that large. I think it looks fabulous! Also, great makeup and lashes!

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          65. Моя Марьям Апай лучше всех!

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          66. Thanks for your super sweet comment hun! :) U also look stunning, as usual... xxx

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          67. Hi there and thanks for this interesting and important post.I really enjoy your post Really its amazing.You are looking awesome with these hair extensions.Hair replacement service in new jersey provide extension,you are looking nice with eye makeup.

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