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Whoa, it’s official!! It’s spring time for real!! Love the light and the longer days, sun rays and the fresh spring wind.
And amazingly, surprisingly, my wardrobe seems to get lighter and more fun since I don’t need to add a million layers to every outfit in order to keep myself warm.

Here are my favorites of the moment:

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Let’s start from the left:

Love the wash of these Liu Jo jeans. Aaand the little cheeky detail called the bottom up-effect. The jeans are designed so that your tush really gets some extra lift.

Got a pair of Ti Sento Milano sparklers in the pocket. I wish I could wear these beauties all the time.

H&M‘s Spring Collection’s sheer blouse with stars is dreamy enough for both casual and more official wear. I’ve been mix’n’matching it with a miniskirt and jeans (can’t wait for warmer weather for a shorts look too) for all kinds of occasions from morning to night!

Makiash‘s is a brand new brand and I got to try out some of their cosmetics. I’m really picky about my mascara and rarely change it but after of testing this mascara for some time now I can honestly say that I’ve found a new favorite. This one makes your lashes long and voluminous and don’t do the spider legs-effect. I’m gonna post more about the brand later!

I told you earlier I got a lovely surprise from Pantene, remember? I got a couple of new products to test.
This conditioner is from Pantene’s new anti-aging product range and I don’t know how I could possibly more lovingly treat my winter dry hair than with this magic product!! After couple of weeks testing I feel like my split ends have practically gone and my ends feel so much more alive and healthier.
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April 01, 2014 / By / Post a comment / Read comments (0)

i got mail!

I got some goodies in the mail today!!

Pantene‘s launching new intresting products and I got some to try and test so stay tuned, there’s more to come about those babies!

In the package I also received a Pantene-magazine where I got the honor to contribute with some nutrition and haircare tips.
I also reveal some of my favorite hairstyles and how you can achieve them easily at home!

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March 05, 2014 / By / Post a comment / Read comments (0)

travel essentials

Been getting lots of questions about my travel essentials lately…

I travel quite a bit and usually for work so I like to pack lightly and usually opt for only handbaggage for smooth transitions from airports to studio/hotel.

Here is what you’ll usually find in my bag:

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1. I always have sunglasses in my bag. These nude glittery (you can shine in nudes, too, not only in metallics and bright colors!) ones are Jimmy Choo for Carrera.

2. Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream (this one is the fragrance free one) is perfect on the plane preventing my lips and cuticles from drying out.

3. PASSPORT!! I r-a-r-e-l-y leave the house without my beloved passport. You never know how your day might change!!
Love my minty green passport cover from Aspinal of London… It has seen soooo many travels, hihi.

4. With a little tweak here and there you can go from casual to evening chic. That said I usually have some statement jewelry with me to attend work related events and dinners after castings/work day. These sparkly danglers are a find from New York City while having a shopping mania with the one and only Claudia Cifu.

5. While doing castings and working, a model should always arrive to appointments au natural (with natural hair and make-up). That’s why Pantene’s Instant Nourishing Spray is perfect for my hair. The spray leaves it natural but polished so my hair’s easily styled at work. It also smells amazing, let me tell you!!

6. I just love how little things really can make a difference. In my opinion a good manicure finishes the outfit so I like to paint my nails for dinners etc. to add a bit more done up look after running around the whole day. Essie’s Red is a classic and a sure fool proof glamourfier.

Do you have any similar travel-must-haves to mine?

January 22, 2014 / By / Post a comment / Read comments (0)

got tailed!

As my Instagram (@exclsvbymaryam) followers already know, I am featured in the latest Elle Finland.

In the story you get a picture of my typical working day which is made of a lot of meetings, e-mails, running around with heavy bags and boxes but most importantly being able to call something I really love doing as my job!

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This particular day was super fun with Uniikki, Nata, Miltton Showroom & Pantene, Urban A, Jaana Ukkola of my modelling mother agency Modelboom and Lili Zoe Ermezei so a big thank you to you guys, mwah!!

January 15, 2014 / By / Post a comment / Read comments (0)

shine strong

Pantene aired a new “Labels Against Women” campaign video last month only in the Philippines and now it has gone virally global, gained over 7 million viewers and got some very high profile fans as in Sheryl Sandberg, the author of the bestseller book Lean In (which has by the way been on my to-read-list for some time now).
The ad raises questions and conversation about gender inequality which still is, sadly, quite an ongoing battle.
So proud Pantene has the courage to stand up and break the molds and labels to in which women so stereotypically have been put and I am very proud to represent such a brand.
Click here to see the thoughtprovoking ad with your own eyes.
And whenever you feel like you have achieved your own power moment and feel like sharing it in social media hastag it with #ShineStrong. Let’s make a difference!!

December 17, 2013 / By / Post a comment / Read comments (0)
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