Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Get The Hottest Oscar Hairstyles At Home!

Salut mes amis!!

It is two days after the Oscars and while the fashions left some of us a bit dissatisfied, this year's hair and makeup looks were tip top spectacular and had us yearning for more! We saw lots of cute cuts, chic pony's, glamorous big buns, fun braids and plenty of classic Hollywood waves and updo's. My next couple of posts will focus on celeb makeup, and today, it's all about the tresses, baby! Today's guest post is sponsored by the team behind it all: Wella Professionals and its amazing stylists who are eager to share their tips and tricks on how to recreate the hottest Oscars hairstyles at home! This post is straight from the source and I'm super excited to present it here today! Enjoy!


Maryam Maquillage

Monday, February 27, 2012

Favorite Fashion & Beauty choices from the Oscars 2012

Salut mes amis and Congratulations to 'the Artist' and Jean Dujardin for sweeping the Oscars last night!!! I said it on FB and I'll say it again, I LOVE THE FRENCH!!! I was also really proud of Octavia Spencer, she was so cute in her acceptance speech, and Meryl Streep, even though it was her gazillionth Academy win... all in all, I wasn't disappointed and I thoroughly enjoyed covering the Oscars fashion on Twitter and Facebook!
P. S. The Dictator vs. Ryan Seacrest = EPIC
In today's Oscar's fashion and beauty assessment, I am featuring all the looks that I liked and some that I didn't get. This time, I'm not issuing a report card as I did with my Golden Globes assessment, because to me, all the choices were on the rather safe side. The above collage features some of my favorites: 
  • Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) in an unforgettable, figure hugging Valentino Couture
  • Angelina Jolie--fierce, fearless and fashionably late in a black velvet Atelier Versace gown. Thanks to its thigh high side slit, Angie's right leg now has its own Twitter account! 
  • Emma Stone--my favorite new it-girl--in a darling big bow fuchsia gown by Giambattista Valli 

Read full post for more fashion faves & beauty assessment!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wella Giveaway & Oscars Hair Predictions Guest Post

Hello darlings!!!

It's OSCARS weekend and I'm super pumped to be covering this amazing event on my blog! As a special feature, I'm collaborating with Wella Professionals hair care whose dream team will be in charge of styling the tresses of some of our favorite starlets. As a bonus treat for my followers, I am hosting a Twitter giveaway of Wella hair products used to create the best red carpet hairstyles. One lucky winner will receive:

  • Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo
  • Wella Professionals Enrich Conditioner
  • Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier Styling Primer
  • Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray

That's a professional hair care bundle worth over $50! All you have to do to enter is follow @WellaHairUSA on Twitter and Retweet my Tweet. This giveaway will run for 24 hours only, so please follow me as well so I can determine the winner!!!
  1. Follow Me
  2. Follow Wella
  3. Retweet my Tweet

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Glam Metal Vixen

Hello friends and Welcome to my Glam Metal tribute post!!! Behind the blonde wig and tattooed hot tiger lips is moi, Maryam Maquillage, ready to ROCK OUT and tell you all about this fun, throwback makeup / hair / style theme. In this post, I'm reviewing an awesome blonde wig sent to me by KKcenterHK, without which, this Hair Metal look would not be possible!

Are you ready to ROCK!!!?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Highlighter & Hardware Neon Nails!

Welcome old friends and new!!! Happy 1000!!! It was an absolute delight to see a 4 digit number appear in my followers box and I couldn't be more excited--yay to all of you, yaaaaayyyy!!! Today, I'm celebrating this joyous occasion with a funky-neon-90's-inspired manicure to brighten up my Monday and yours :))) I'm typically into girly manicures (i. e. my Valentine's nail looks 1 & 2), but I was itching to try something different this time. Invigorated by the positive feedback I received for my "highlighter & hardware" eye look from a few posts ago, I decided to revisit the concept and do a nail design from the same series. Voila!

Read full post for pix, deets, tips, etc.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Date Night!

Salut mes belles! Today's look is a recreation of a gorgeous date night look I saw on Beautylish's resident beauty and mua Jasmine J. I hardly ever do makeup recreations, but this look was so stunning and the tutorial so well put together, that I simply couldn't resist! I wore this date night makeup last night while out and about, and also to my mom's bday dinner--needless to say, it was a great success :)) The face chart picture used for the collage is borrowed from the Beautylish tutorial, so go ahead and check out the original if you're interested in copying this look.

Keep reading to see more pix of my version!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Naked palettes for every day!

Bonjour mes belles!!! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day with your beaus <3 or if you didn't celebrate, I hope you are happy and healthy and your week is going great! My week has been busy as heck, as February is always a really big month for me. Not only is there Valentine's Day, but every single important person in my life was born in this month, so the celebrations are endless and I literally don't have any days to myself--not that I am complaining! February is great and I love every single Aquarius in my life :)) During this hectic time, my makeup routine is usually very quick and simple for every day, and this is where my beloved Naked & Naked 2 palettes have come in very handy. The 2 looks I'm featuring today have been my transitional day-to-evening makeup ensembles, and I've been wearing them to various casual & semi-casual functions.

Read on to see my looks!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hearts, Diamonds & Pearls

Salut mes belles :)) Today's post is my second Valentine's Day nails installment (see first one here) and it is celebrating all things sweet, romantic and lovey-dovey. The products in this post were generously provided by the lovely people at Born Pretty Store, and it is my pleasure to create this pearl encrusted hearts and diamonds nail design for all the lovers out there!!

Read more for products, pix, deets, etc. :))

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wine 4 my Valentine

Salut mes amis!! I'm raising a glass of Bourgogne to all of you for sticking by me during my blog blizzard. I'm back with an actual makeup post, Valentine's Day appropriate, and I want to ask you to update your bookmarks and links with my new site: www.MaryamMaquillage.com. There are still a few technical kinks that I have to work out, some of you are telling me that you're unable to see my updates in the blogger dashboard--while others can--so I'll get that fixed as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you're having trouble getting my updates, you can follow me on Bloglovin'--it seems to be working just fine. Also, I always post my updates on Facebook & Twitter, so please join me there, if you haven't already. Now, on to my Valentine's Day maquillage du jour!

Read full post for makeup love!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Maryam Maquillage Dot Com

Hi everyone!

Please update your bookmarks & links, because I'm out with the old & in with the new! Maryam Maquillage is now a self-titled domain name and is working on big things, soon to come. What you see here is the same content and format you're used to on the old blog, but get ready for an evolution. Things will be moving, shaking, and updating; though I'll still be writing my reviews and creating new makeup looks, nail art, and other beauty goodies. Thank you so much for all your sweet messages and tweets and I apologize for the blackout on my page, it won't happen again--not without prior warning! I was so sad and lost, that I even started a Tumblr lol... I truly felt like a mother without a child, lost in the desert somewhere hehe...
But, ALAS, I am found and my child is all grown now. This pic was taken somewhere in Nevada, a couple years back. In this photo, nature is at its best: she is showing off her soaring mountains, clear blue skies and endless beauty in space. I'm in there, somewhere, too :) There is a world of possibilities out there and I'm finally in the right "picture frame" of mind!


Maryam Maquillage


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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Eye: Reinvented

Hello Old Friends and New!!! Great news!!! Maryam Maquillage is graduating and moving on up, so a change is gon' come, oh yes it will :)) 2011 has been a great year and 2012 has already been even better, so I'm rolling with the wind and I'm taking this blog to the next level. My previously used slogan 'Fix Your Face' has been dropped and I will soon be smoothly transitioning to a new domain name. The truth is, there's nothing wrong with you or me in the first place, so why fix things? No need! With that said, I will keep on beauty blogging and banging out post after post, because that's really what I'm here for. So, let me get started on my maquillage du jour :)
Today, I'm reinventing myself with a crafty new makeup look focusing on the eyes. I've been getting back into theMakeupBee community and the ladies there are so darn creative and talented, that I've been inspired to turn up the drama and bring on the eye makeup!! This look is fairly minimal, but the colors and chunky glitter "liner" give it lots of intensity and volume. Wanna learn? 

Keep reading for the how-to & more pix!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hot Morange & Naked 2 Cool

Hola chicas :)) I'm back with another NAKED 2 look and tutorial. This time I'm pairing the eye shadows with one of my favorite lipsticks of the moment: MAC Morange (pic borrowed from Temptalia). I wanted to try a warm look using this cool-tone labeled palette, and I couldn't think of a better pairing than hotter-than-the-sun Morange. As always, I'm including a written tutorial and some makeup tips that are sure to warm up your winter!

Read full post for pix, tips, deets & how-to

Friday, February 3, 2012

Vicious Valentine's Nails

Mwa-ha-ha! Salut mes belles! Today's post is the first installment for my Valentine's Day series. In the upcoming few days, I'll be sharing makeup looks and more nail art appropriate for le jour de l'amour, whether you'll be celebrating or anti-celebrating this Day of Love. I designed my current nail creation to fit both categories, as it has a love/hate relationship with this special occasion. The color combo is vibrant, yet vicious, and it almost hurts the eye screaming for its attention. I guess that's how some of us feel about Valentine's Day, and if that sounds like you, then this anti-Valentine's inspired manicure may just be for you ;)) 

Read more info after the jump!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sexy, Smokey & NAKED 2!

Salut mes belles & Happy February!! Today, I'm ecstatic to present my first ever makeup look using the coveted Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. The look I'm featuring is a classic smokey eye and glossy nude lip ensemble, right on schedule with the upcoming Valentine's Day celebration. In this post, I'm reviewing the palette, comparing it to the original, and as always, showing off the makeup and providing instructions on how to achieve it. Hooray!!

Keep reading for pix, deets, reviews, & more!!
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