Monday, April 30, 2012

My Favorite Person Ever!

My Babushka (grandma) is the greatest. Tougher than a Soviet tank and sharper than a scalpel, my Ba always tells it how it is and takes no BS from anyone. She loves to fatten me up every time I visit for the summer and always makes sure the cellar is filled to capacity with her home made wine. Yes, she makes her own wine (see pic). My Babushka thoroughly enjoys a good girl gossip over a few beers and is famous for her solid, fail-proof advice. I wish I could see my Babushka more often, but she is very far away in Southern Russia... I woke up missing her very much and decided that I will do everything in my power to see my favorite person this summer!! So, I'm putting it in writing... right here, on my blog :)) 

Babushka and I, en route to the Black Sea :)
Who is your favorite person ever?


Maryam Maquillage


Maryam Maquillage © 2012.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Bling Nails!

Salut mes amis! It's been a while since my last nail post and today I'm back with a cheerful new spring mani designed for shorter, squared nails. I've recently discovered Milani Jewel FX nail polishes -- you know the ones with the big, chunky glitters (pictured above on my thumb) and I've been totally head over heels! Actually, the reason I haven't posted nail stuff is because I've only been wearing these glitter polishes and I generally don't post solid color nails. Anyway, this week's nail creation is glittery, fun, bright and has a slight design element, which is exactly how I like it! Hope you do too :)))

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Bday Mr. Maquillage!!

Hello old friends and new!! Today's post is a snippet of my personal non-blogging life, introducing my beau: my BDAY boy LeeLee!! This week was hectic as Lee's best friend and I were very busy planning his surprise. My blog, in turn, went into hibernation mode and with no beauty material to share, I figured it was time to meet the man behind Maryam Maquillage!!! No one does more for this blog than my LeeLee; he is the brains behind the operation, the muscle, if you will :))) Not to mention, he's also my photographer and photo editor. Notice the photo credits at the end of my bigger blog posts :)) Yup, that's my Le Var!! So, on Sunday we celebrated... ooooh we shhelebrated LeeLee's hallmark birthday with unlimited mimosas, bellinis, and red & white sangria at a poppin' NYC brunch spot. Surpriiiiise!!!

See more pix, read our love story and meet our best friends!!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Salut mes amis! Here I am, striking a pose with my bestie Liz at the IMATS NY 2012!! Liz and I attended yesterday, Sunday, April 15, and had an absolute blast! Here is my official coverage :))

Friday, April 13, 2012

Prom Queen 2012

Salut mes belles! Prom season is right around the corner, and today's look is a jump-off to my prom series fulfilling a special request for Elaina, who will be attending her prom this May! I will be doing lots of prom looks in the upcoming weeks, featuring different colors and styles of makeup and hair, and today's look is a classic take on the prom queen. I chose a purple / pink shimmery smokey eye and a big bun up-do to compliment Elaina's fuchsia dress and brown hair.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flawlessly Dinair-Brushed!

Bonjour mes amis! The day has finally arrived and today's post is all about perfecting that complexion and achieving flawless skin with Airbrush Makeup. You may have noticed that in my last few posts, I've been wearing custom airbrush foundation from Dinair* (which I've been testing out for a week) and today I bring you my official review! Aren't you excited?! I sure am!!

Read more to discover why!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Nail Painting for Easter

Bonjour mes amis & Happy Easter!!! How many of you are attending a church service today? Are your Easter eggs painted and ready to be devoured after a 40-day fast? Did you know that the ancient tradition of painting eggs for Easter also coincided with fun folkloric games such as egg rolling, egg tapping and the egg hunt? Who knew religion was so fun and vibrant?! I sure didn't... but I'm definitely feeling the spirit and cheer of this colorful Christian holiday and I have the Easter Bunny to thank for my pastel fingertips!!

Happy Nail Painting!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just a little bit MOD

Salut mes amis! So I chopped my hair yet again... figuratively, of course, via a short and mod wig sent to me by my friends at KKcenterHK. Today's look is a blast from the past, taking on the 1960's MOD era. My version of MOD makeup and hair was inspired by many muses and I'm channeling a little bit of each one in this heavily pictorial post/spread. Read more to see my inspiration!

Mad for Mod? You betcha!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Money, Honey

Salut mes belles!! I'm back with another simple-yet-effective maquillage and tutorial. You've asked for it and I'm delivering your ready-to-wear makeup straight to your computer screen. Thanks to everyone who participated in my improvement survey and if you're new to this blog, let your opinion be heard and vote in my poll on the sidebar. Thanks a billz :))) 

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