Sunday, January 27, 2013

Girly Glitter for Valentine's Day

Bonjour mes belles! Continuing with my month-long beauty prep for Valentine's Day, today's makeup look is all about the sweet and girly. I'm using the most popular color of the holiday -- pink, and adding glitter accents to my eyes and nails. This look is easy and can be worn by anyone, plus wait till I show you how I accomplished my nail art! You'll be hooked and sold immediately!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Rebel Valentine" Nail Art & Makeup

Bonjour mes belles! C'est moi Maryam, and today I'm up close and personal featuring a daring Valentine's makeup & nails look for the rebel girls. Is that you? I love the idea of a smokey eye using unconventional colors -- in this case red -- so I'm pairing it with a set of badass studded nails, inspired by talismans of protection and soft baby pink lips for a dose of innocence. How's that sound?

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentine's "Hearts" Nail Art Made Easy!

Salut mes amis! Today's simple hearts nail art is a popular Valentine's Day request, so I've filmed a DIY nails tutorial for all of you to follow along. I'm teaching three different ways how to create hearts on the nails and I'm using three ridiculously easy methods that you will love! In this quick tutorial, you'll learn how to cut-out heart stencils, apply rhinestones (or studs), as well as hand-paint the heart shape on your nails. Your fingertips will be ready for Valentine's Day and you'll be a "hearts" expert in no time! As always, I'm including a list of all the products I'm using, along with links to purchase them.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

"Boudoir Belle" Maquillage

Salut mes belles :) Continuing with my count-down to Valentine's Day, today's makeup look is all about le sexy. With a little help from the latest Too Faced Boudoir Collection, I've put together a sensual, smokey cat-eye paired with plump lippies and a rosy flush to create a soft, yet noticeable maquillage that goes well beyond the bedroom. This "Boudoir Belle" is ready for the ball! 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Top 10 Red Lipsticks for Valentine's Day

Bonjour mes amis! Valentine's Day is less than a month away and for the remainder of this time, I'll be dedicating most of my posts to this lovely, romantic holiday. Today, I'm starting with the basics and bringing you my top 10 picks of Valentine's Day worthy red lipsticks. I've chosen 10 of my favorite lipsticks and have categorized them to suit various needs, budgets, and preferences. As always, I'm adding shopping links for your convenience and giving you ample time to make your purchases before they're gone. Shall we get started?

Let's Go!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Heroine Chic" & Naked Palettes

Salut mes amis! I hope you're all happy and healthy!! It's flu season and your girl Maryam has definitely caught a bad one. This time, I'm not alone -- Mr. Maquillage and I are both sick and have been quarantined in our apartment for the past few days, trying to rest up and recuperate for next week. As always, I like to take advantage of any and every situation, so I created a makeup look based around my sickness... What are paleness and black circles good for if not for bad-ass, grungy, "heroin chic" makeup? Of course, I'm just kidding. I don't advise any of you to go out when you're sick, however, I will say that conceptualizing this idea and bringing it to life actually made me feel better and more productive. I loved it so much, I can't wait to wear it again when I'm healthy and back to normal!

Today, I'm presenting: the sick "Chic Heroine" -- grungy, heavy metal eye makeup with 3 look options, using both Naked Palettes, as per your request!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cool Makeup Tips for a "Winter Princess"

Bonjour mes belles! To celebrate winter-time, I created this sparkling, enchanting "Winter Princess" makeup look to wear to any outing or special occasion of the season. I was inspired by the many wintry wonders in nature: delicate snowflakes, ornate icicles, cool blue sky and glistening snow. Although it hasn't yet snowed in NY, (nor am I anticipating it) -- one of my New Year's resolutions is to strive to embrace the things I am not comfortable with and to find beauty in the unlikely. Today, I'm translating this notion to makeup and painting my least favorite season as a beautiful one. In doing so, I'm also showcasing how to wear cool makeup tones, even if your skin tone is warm. I'm using a few eyeshadows from the Naked 2 palette, as well as a couple of colorful shades and products from some of my favorite brands.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Snake Skin for 2013!

Happy New Year my friends!! I hope your NYE was spectacular and I wish you a year that reflects the celebration and is full of joie de vivre!! 2013 is the year of the Snake and I'm super excited to open up my new year of blogging with a Snake theme. As you know, I'm a huge lover of animal skins and prints (just check out my latest IG post @MaryamNYC), so I'm taking full advantage with a little snake skin pattern for my first post of 2013!

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