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Such a beautiful bride. Married at the Hotel Del Coronado, in San Diego, California.

Nicole’s beach side wedding was gorgeous! There was only family at the ceremony, and the Father’s of the Bride and Groom officiated the wedding. I love how sophisticated and high fashion she looks in her dress while standing in the white sand! I had the pleasure of doing Nicole’s makeup and hair, and her mothers. It was such a treat. Thanks for letting me a part of your special day!

Thank You Whitney Darling for all the Photos!

Just a quick blurp about why Youngblood is amazing~

I recieved an email from their PR department, thanking me for the blog post.

I have NEVER had that happen. How thoughtful was that!? They are a big company and for someone to reach out to lil ol’ me and say Thank You and that my post was appreciated, is SO AWESOME!

ANOTHER REASON WHY I LOVE THEM!

 

XOXO

Mariana Marie

La Ricki

Event Designs

I have had the pleasure of working with La Ricki. Her eye sees things so differently than anyone I know. She is a unique event stylist and coordinator in the Phoenix area.

Check her out, Love her blog, and facebook page. She is always posting new lil DIY projects that she is working on. Also sneak peaks to fabulous weddings! She just recently finished working on Diana Elizabeth Photography’s wedding in Sedona. Which I haven’t seen the photos, yet, but have heard it was to die for gorgeous!

Ricki of La Ricki is so organized, and on track. She has everything together for your special day.

Just wanted to give her a sweet Shout Out, because I apreciate her talents so much!

Please check out her stuff! She is truly great!

A little taste of her goodness!

XOXO,

Mariana Marie

  I love all things natural,

so I am excited to announce another hand picked line, by me!

I was first introduced to Youngblood in Napa, California. While on vacation, celebrating my anniversary with my husband. Go figure, that I find myself in a makeup boutique while on vacation!? Lucky me, my husband didn’t mind..there was a cigar store right next to the makeup store. The executive education trainer for YBS was in store that day.  Super random that we both were there, but great, because he gave me a mini rundown of the product and some samples to go home with!

This is when I feel in love!

I put the lipstick on, which was a perfect pink for me, and then continued on wine tasting the whole night!I did not reapply!!! IT LASTED THROUGH wine tasting?! I was astonished. I have worn many lip colors and never had anything stay on and hydrate my lips like this product. The next day, I tried out the mineral primer and liquid foundation. Yet, again, I was blown away by the coverage and control of the product! I knew I had to get my lil hands on more!

YOUNGBLOOD cosmetics has stolen my heart.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics manufactures and supplies the highest quality cosmetics to doctors, aestheticians, spas, med-spas, and salons worldwide.

The concept of a mineral makeup is great, but I do feel like there is a lack of higher quality products on the market. YB totally fills that gap.

I have tried them all, nothing compares!

Majority of their products are Gluten Free! Some of my clients have very sensitive skin and/or a Gluten intolerance, so this is the perfect solution for them.

The line offers everything from primers, foundations, lips, eyes and tools!

I can’t wait to start sharing the YB love with my clients!

XOXO

Mariana Marie

I want to start out by giving a HUGE thanks to Stephanie Brunner for her amazing photo skills!!!

Johnna and Aaron are a very special couple. I have told you a little bit about them in the sneak peaks..but here is the full photo story! Johnna and Aaron both play worship at my church and check out Aaron’s music page on facebook also! He is in a rockin’ band!! You Hang Up. They are a super talented couple!

Without further ado…the bride and groom

Are they not the sweetest couple?

And now, the Bride and her beautiful bridal party.

All makeup by Mariana Marie

Wedding Venue: 12 West Main

The MOH


Thank You,

Johnna ans Aaron, for letting me be such a big part of your special day! I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you on your new journey together!

Love you, guys!!!

XoXo,

Mariana Marie

Yesterday, I started sharing with y’all the products that I love and stand behind.

Day one: I started with sharing my love for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

Today, I will share with you some products from the Laura Mercier line.

Here are my top 5 products from Laura and why I use them (in no specific order)!

Here we go:

1.Silk Creme Foundation: This is for that client that needs full coverage. It gives a beautiful semi matte finish. I love how it fills in any large pores and acne scaring. Silk Creme covers anything, and beautifully. I call it my airbrush in a bottle.

2. Eye Basic in Wheat: I use this as my eyeshadow base (or primer some would call it) on every single client. Any shadow on top of this product pops, because the wheat shadow has neutralized the natural lid color. Its also a great all over color if you want a simple neutral eye.

3. Cake Tight Liner: EVERYONE should own this product. This is the product that made Laura Mercier famous. It is designed to be placed in the lash line. Any eye will POP because of it.

4. Setting Powder in Universal: I set every client with this powder. It evens out all coverage and locks in the makeup. It has a beautiful HD photo finish. I love the invisible coverage, and literally sets on any skin tone.

5. Brushes: I use all the brushes in this specific travel set in full length in my kit. The holiday set, that I linked to the blog, is great! I love the all over loose powder brush. I use the tight line brush on everyone, and its a true must have to use their liner correctly. The smudge brush is fantastic for creating anything from simple smokey eye to a dramatic game changing eye!

Hope you enjoyed learning about my favorite products from Laura Mercier!

I use Laura Mercier because the quality of the products. And yes, they are paraben free!!

Here is a fun photo from a recent bride in the Tight Liner and Setting Powder

Photo Credit : Stephanie Brunner

The bride is mid conversation and yet looks flawless!

XoXo

Mariana Marie

Tons of clients have been asking me lately,

WHAT products I use and WHY!?

So I thought I would take the next couple of days to share with you all the few hand selected lines I like to work with.

For the few that do not know me or are a new follower of the blog…

I am a lover all things organic, all natural and botanical.

I am a firm believer of having great makeup comes from having great skin. I am not about putting tons and tons of chemicals on the skin, as it is the largest organ. Whatever we put on our skin, makes it into our body one way or another. So, with that being said, I like to keep it healthy for not only our skin but our insides!

When it comes to using makeup, I always want to ask if its

paraben free!?

What is a paraben? any ester of parahydroxybenzoic acid, some of which are used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and have been found in breast cancer tumours. (Link to Dictionary.com)

There are so many different dangers about Paraben’s (that is a whole other blog post)!!

All I need you to know for now is that every line I use, is

PARABEN FREE!

The First Line of products I want to introduce you to, is

Bobbi Brown!

(this is me, in my “Secret to the Universe” Bobbi Brown Shirt!)

Bobbi Brown started with 10 lipsticks 20 years ago and has grown into a line with over 100′s of different products, today~

Top 10 reason why I use Bobbi Brown:

1- Paraben Free

2- The skincare is all botanically based. with natural ingredients to help all skin types and  any concerns. Normal, Dry, Combination, Concerns of darkness, Acne Prone, and Anti Aging.

3- All the foundations are skin tone correct.

( i have yet to find a women that doesn’t match one of the shades, perfectly!)

4-Oil Free long lasting Foundations that do not over dry the skin. Moisturizing Foundations that do not make the skin too shinny. Perfection in coverage. Naturally contours to the skin. Powders that look like skin, and do not sit on the skin.

5- Lip colors are long lasting, and moisturizing. Most have SPF coverage!

6- Primers are built into most products, no need for the extra step!

7- Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested!!

8- Color selection on eye shadows. perfect for bridal neutrals

9- Bobbi Brown is not only concerned about makeup and skin, she wants you to feel pretty inside and out.

10- Honestly, stability. Bobbi is a staple, because I know I can always find it where ever I am. Anywhere in the world.

I have worked at counter and freelanced with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics for over 3 years now, in California and Arizona. Not only are the products great for skin, it is a line that empowers women to feel and look their best.

Who wouldn’t want to get behind that?

xoxo,

Mariana Marie

P.s. you can find me at the Bobbi Brown counter at the Nordstrom Scottsdale Store, teaching women to look and feel their best this week!

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Here is a video from one of my recent brides.

I love Johnna and Aaron. They’re relationship shines bright. The wedding was beautiful and showed their love for the Lord so clearly. I was blessed to be a part of their special day.

A natural beauty, HONESTLY! Both Aaron and Johnna are total rock stars. I can’t wait to share more photos from their special day. Until now, enjoy this video.

All video credit goes to the amazing, Dead Rabbit Pictures!

Check out the link!!

And a sweet lil sneak peak photo from the wedding.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Brunner

I had a great time doing the makeup for Abby’s big day.

She got married at a beautiful home in Paradise Valley, AZ.

We wanted a very natural not over stated look. Sticking with neutral colors on the eye and a sweet pop of color on her cheeks. She was a blushing bride! Abby has beautiful porcelain skin.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!Abby at her trial!


hair credit: Mindy at The Root Salon