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Thursday, 10 November 2011

November's Blogger of the Month - Marla

Welcome to the November installment of my blogger of the month series. Each month I will be recognizing and featuring someone who I believe to be a true talent in the beauty blogging world by displaying their work for you guys to see. I have included a interview as well as a gallery of their best work for the feature. And as a special treat, I commissioned an exclusive look for the monthly 'Pigments & Palettes Challenge'. The next blogger I've decided to feature is:

Marla contacted me when I very first started this feature and asked if she could be one of my Bloggers of the Month. Well, I'm certainly glad she did because it was the first time that I got a chance to look at her work and I was so impressed. Marla has a unique style and amazing abilities with eyeliner. Her blog has a variety of posts to read so there's always something new to look at. I especially love her Barbie inspired series that shes doing. Read on to get to know Marla better!

 Getting to Know You: The Beauty Behind the Blog

Why did you start blogging?
When I was thirteen I discovered MakeupGeek, and I fell in love. As time went by and I was introduced to more and more bloggers & gurus I started thinking... “Hey I can do this too!” I am so happy I made my decision to start blogging because it really feels good to share my tips, thoughts, and creativity with the world.

What does your blog name mean, and how did you come up with it? 
I wish that I would have been a bit more creative when I thought of my blog name... maybe one day i’ll change it but until I become a little more known I think I am going to stick with it so people know my name ;) lol ..

What are the three most important things for people to know about you? 
1. I am very focused & determined.
2. I tend to do my own thing.
3. My mother is the most important person to me.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? 
I think people would be surprised to know that I have type 1 diabetes, it is something I have blogged about before and something that you can’t tell by looking at someone. I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago and I encourage any of you to reach out to me if you have any questions about it. :)

Describe your beauty philosophy in a six word sentence
The key to beauty is confidence.

What would you say you're most known for in the beauty blogging world?
I think that to my readers I am most known for my liquid liner skills ha ha, I have practiced many hours in front of the mirror and now it just comes naturally. . . almost like breathing :)

If you could design a makeup look for anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would definitely want to do a look for Linda Evangelista, she is so timeless and beautiful and I think that she is definitely a cosmetic chameleon.

What's your biggest personal achievement to date (blogging or otherwise)?
My biggest personal achievement regarding my life was learning to accept my flaws. I would always try to be accepted by other and mold myself into what they needed or expected, but now I know that for other people something will always be wrong. I learned that being content with who you are and being proud of what you can achieve is more important.

What was the first look you did and what do you think of it now? 
I first look I ever did on myself when I really got into makeup was a look that MakeupGeek, it was inspired by a flower (can’t remember the name). It was a purple look with a pop of yellow and I remember wearing it tons of times! I think it is a lovely dramatic look.

What's one question you want to ask to next month's beauty blogger? 
What is one particular beauty era that you think reflects you the most?

What's your biggest blogging pet peeve? - Maryam, October
My biggest blogging pet peeve concerning other people’s blogs is when they copy someone else’s information, I have fallen victim to this, and I feel it is the number one NO NO rule in the blogging world.


1. Favorite beauty blog/website?
My favorite beauty website would have to be MakeupGeek, Marlena has always been such a good makeup artist!

2. What's your favorite source of inspiration? 
I have been looking mostly to magazines for inspiration such as TeenVogue, Elle, Vanidades (spanish), and Glamour... after I read them I tear out the pages and put them into my “Beauty Binder”.

3. Favorite type of makeup to wear, if you could only choose one?
My favorite thing would have to be my moisturizer, perfect makeup starts with perfect skin. :)

4. Favorite look that you've ever done? 
My favorite look has to be my creative nights look. It was so out of the blue (no pun intended) and so bold. I love how the liner looked!

5. Favorite song to dance to when nobody's watching?
Ha ha, this is also a tough one...but hands down probably Cee Lo Green’s Forget You


And finally, here's the Monthly Pigments & Palettes Challenge - "Taking Flight", a look created exclusively for Pigments & Palettes, inspired by the following picture and color scheme below.


If you would like to be blogger of the month, or would like to nominate someone contact me at


  1. Nice fantasy makeup.

  2. Oooo I like the looks, especially the first one!

  3. Wow! She sure has some gorgeous skin! And she's super talented!!

  4. amazing makeup! love most of the lips in the looks

  5. Perfect choice as always! :) Marla is awesome! :)

  6. I am definitely going to have to check out her blog and try to recreate that first orange and yellow look :D

  7. Meredith, I love that you do this blogger of the month spotlight. It's a great way for bloggers to get to know each other. Marla, you are uber talented with the liner! Great job!

  8. Wow, she is gorgeous and super talented!!! Can't wait to start reading her blog now!!

  9. thanks so much <3
    - marla

  10. Meredith thanks so much for this opportunity I enjoy reading your blog so much and to be able to be on it is something really cool :)

  11. Please send me pictures of your recreation I would love to see it :)

    - marla

  12. thanks so much<3

    - marla

  13. Whaa! Meredith. <3 Another talented lady and one I haven't taken a look at yet! Thanks for sharing~

  14. she's so gorgeous, and talented! her orange lips are per-fect!! <3

  15. amazing!


  16. Wow, so many neat looks!

  17. Fabrizia Spinelli17 November 2011 at 08:26

    Such a lovely post, I like these make ups! Great sense of style!

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  18. wow!!! amazing! love these looks! you are so talented.
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  19. Lovely post, interviews and pics !
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  20. hello, I've just found your blog and I'm gona crazy about your make ups, you're so awesome and talented :) I'll follow your blog :) I'm so sorry about my unperfect english ;) just forgive me....

    Poland :)

  21. Hi friend ,I just want to say nice pictures and nice blog!!!

  22. Hi, I've just stumbled across your blog and its amazing. I am a fashion blogger and I would really appreciate it if you could check out my blog and follow me there. I will definitely follow you back :):)

    You can also find me at twitter(@RaindropsofRed) and facebook(Raindrops of Red)


  23. Hello! i've just become a follower of your blog cause I like it very much! If you want to visit my blog, here's the link:

  24. Marla is so talented!! Love her blog :))) The challenge look is stunninggggg!!! WOWZAH!!

  25. your blog is so great ,full of fashion elements,I have followed you ,can you follow me ? It will be my pleasure if you come and pay a visit . Kisses . :)

  26. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  27. Lindsey Bows And Arrow28 November 2011 at 06:41


    soooo talented!!

    love all of the bold colors and creativity!


  28. One stylish lady. Loved her first look and the last look...
    Roaming-About in Style