FAN FEATURE FRIDAY - Marina

Friday, July 01, 2011

Welcome to Fan Feature Friday.  What can I say about the lady of the day this Friday? What can I NOT say about her? I met Marina via Independent Fashion Bloggers. She was one of the first bloggers I met when I started to take this blog more seriously, and wanted to network more. She has been so supportive of my blog, and such a great blogger buddy! I love her blog, all about FASHION, MAKEUP, & LIFESTYLE. Her blog is ever growing, and she's the most humble blogger ever! Okay, okay...I could go on and on...Here is Marina of Fashion.Makeup.Lifestyle.

Name: Marina Hidalgo
Age: My Doll...A lady never reveals her age
Occupation: Legal Field
Hometown: San Jose, Ca
Blog URL, if blogger: http://fashionmakeuplifestyle.blogspot.com


How did you come up with the name of your blog? Well coming up with the name wasn't very hard for me.  I knew I wanted to incorporate these three words; Fashion, Makeup & Lifestyle, so I just added the dots to separate them.

Out of the 3, which one is your favorite topic? Without a doubt, Make-up and Fashion go hand in hand. I love showing the everyday girl how to look fabulous on a budget without breaking her bank account.  For some reason, I've been gearing more towards Fashion. My "Look of the Day" posts are the most requested ones!! Whenever I don't post a look, I receive tons of email request for them! I think my readers love them more than my beauty secrets. :-)

The number of followers on your blog grows exponentially every day! How does it feel be such a successful blogger? I am absolutely amazed, words cannot begin to describe how very blessed I feel that my little blog is getting so much attention and so many followers. I hope it keeps growing and growing because I have so much more to share with all of my beautiful DOLLS!!!

How have you learned so much about makeup over the years? I worked as a Make-Up Artist for Lancome for about 3.5 years...many, many moons ago. It was then when my love affair with make-up started. I pretty much self-taught myself and did a lot of experiments with my own cosmetics. I also read and watched a lot of Youtube videos.

Your tips are fabulous (like your how to "un-dry" nail polish)! What's your favorite home remedy that you've presented on your blog? One of my ultimate favorite ones has be; How to get Whiter Teeth (http://fashionmakeuplifestyle.blogspot.com/2011/04/want-whiter-teeth-let-me-show-you-how.html). How to get Whiter Teeth. It's my favorite because I know how expensive it is to have them professionally done and since I'm the budget girl I wanted to share with everyone how inexpensive it is to achieve a whiter smile without going broke.

Your hair is gorgeous! Could you share some of your haircare tips with my readers? YES of course! You can check out my @home hair remedies routine that I do every month here: Want Shiny & Healthy Hair? Read Here and trust me girls...IT WORKS!

How many blogs do you follow, and can you tell us some of your favorites? Shasie, my doll...You are definitely one of my favorites! Not only because your blog is amazing, but also because you're an extraordinary lady and amazing human being. Don't need to know in person to know that!! Now I follow many blogs and have a few favorite ones, but don't want to get anybody mad, so we'll just leave it at that...LOL :-) (Aww girl, you are too sweet!! I really appreciate all of your support, and I feel the same way about you! Can't wait til we meet in person one day!)

If you had to create a 10 song music playlist right now, what songs/artists would make the cut? This is definitely a hard one for me because I absolutely LOVE music and don't have one favorite genre or artist. It REALLY depends on the mood I'm in.

How does the fashion in your current location different from other places in which you have lived or visited? I never lived anywhere else other than California in my adulthood, so I don't have other places to compare it too. But I love dressing up, no matter what the occasion may be. I'd much rather be overdressed than under-dressed (I agree girlie!! I'm the exact same way!!). Everyone over here is pretty fashion forward and laid back so this is perfect for me.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Venice, Italy or Paris, France. I'm a hopeless romantic and these two places just sound so lovely and just the perfect place to fall in love or to go and celebrate it.

Do you have any fashion icons? Absolutely I love being inspired by the everyday girl on the street.  They are my fashion icons.


What are some of your favorite brands for makeup? Ok...so I love drugstore brands. If you follow my blog you know that I don't have any brand that I absolutely love, BUT I do love and wear a lot of Laura Mercier. I just love their foundation and compact powder, just fabulous.

One of my favorite features on your blog is Cheap Fabulous Finds.  Does it take you a long time to find the "Savings" item? YES GIRL...OMG...Sometimes it takes me a couple of weeks of searching and searching for the hottest new product out there and to find a cheap alternative. It is not an easy task but I do it anyway because I want to give my readers an alternative and affordable version of the real thing.

What does your son think of his mommy, the fashion blogger? He loves it! He thinks it's way cool that I'm on TV...LOL...he means youtube videos!!! My niece, nephew and son are all going to the same Summer Camp right now and they  love showing my videos to their friends. It's truly adorable

What are some of your favorite S/S 2011 Trends? COLORS! The brighter they are, the better and hotter! I'm so in love with jumpers, color-blocking, & accessories. I'm loving all the 2011 trends so far.

Would you like to add anything else for my readers? I want them all to know that it makes my heart so full of happiness to know that whatever I'm doing is working for them. If I have inspired just one of them that makes me super happy and I look forward to inspiring many, many more of my beautiful dolls out there.

And thank you "Shasie" for the amazing opportunity!! You're truly a "DOLL"

Thanks Marina! You are too!! I'm so glad I was able to feature you!! I know all of my readers will enjoy this post!

Luv,

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63 comments

  1. I love the electric blue shoes!

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  2. FashionmakeuplifestyleJuly 1, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Shasie my precious DOLL...thank you oh so much for such lovely opportunity! I absolutely LOVE the "Fan Feature" Post. You're amazing girl. Keep up the great job!!

    Kisses,

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  3. She s amazing!Very beautiful and stylish!

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  4. I love Marina's style too. this was a great feature! I also do features on Friday as well, be sure to check it out, if you'd like. :)

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  5. GirlinsunglassesJuly 1, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    She´s so beauty and stylish!! Thanks for sharing her style with us. Great interview too!!
    Kisses Shasie, have a nice weekend!!
    xoxo

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  6. NotafashionbloggerJuly 1, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Marina is adorable!!! thanks for introducing me to her!!!
    I love her Lorissas:-))))))))
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  7. You both run great blogs! :D
    xx

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  8. You both are truly adorable...
    huggs

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  9. Her brows are so perfectly formed...I knew from the first view that she must be a great make-up artist.

    Christine
    http://district5-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love her blog too! Need to get on and comment more though. She says the nicest comments in my blog and I love her style - so unique and her own!

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  11. She was one of the first bloggers I met as well!!! I LOVE her blog--- so many great tips plus AMAZING style! :)

    http://malloryinnewyork.blogspot.com

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  12. I love how versatile her style is!!!!!! Thanks Shasie, this is great!

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  13. very nice interviw of marina, i'm following her blog thanks of you dear shasie, love her photos and she is so good with the makeup, now i know why!

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  14. This is a great feature on Marina. I can relate to a lot of things she said and her style is so cool. This is so awesome Shasie!

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  15. Ahhh! We have the same exact dress! 3rd picture down =) I just recently blogged about mine lol It works as a dress on Marina, I hope it will on me.. I'm 5'7"

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  16. I really enjoyed this interview! Marina has great style. Thrilled to have discovered another amazing blogger!

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  17. That's cool!I really enjoed this enterview, and her blog is adorable!Thanks Shasie!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  18. Wow, she sounds like SUCH a lovely person and is sooo gorgeous!! Love her style, thanks for sharing!!

    Sadie x
    ~Giveaway on my blog!!~
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/2011/06/very-first-giveaway.html

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  19. yay! I'm glad I could help you discover her! She has an amazing blog

    Shasie
    Please Facebook like my Blogger Contest List on Fashiolista

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  20. Cool that you guys have the same look! I'm 5'7" also. You'll have to blog it when you wear it
    Shasie
    Please Facebook like my Blogger Contest List on Fashiolista

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  21. Aww, I'm sure she knows you are checking out her blog even if you can't comment. And that's what I love about her. She doesn't expect anything back, and genuinely comments!

    Shasie
    Please Facebook like my Blogger Contest List on Fashiolista

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  22. Isn't that pin-up look amazing! I'm definitely learning great tips from her!

    Shasie
    Please Facebook like my Blogger Contest List on Fashiolista

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  23. Your welcome Francesca!! I'm so glad all the bloggers I love are meeting each other!

    Shasie
    Please Facebook like my Blogger Contest List on Fashiolista

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  24. Oooh, I'll definitely have to stop by for your features too!
    Shasie
    Please Facebook like my Blogger Contest List on Fashiolista

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  25. You are so welcome girlie! I'm so glad I was able to feature you!
    Shasie
    Please Facebook like my Blogger Contest List on Fashiolista

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  26. Wrinkle In Time VintageJuly 6, 2011 at 6:51 AM

    This was a really great feature! She seems like such a lovely girl.

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  27. Glad you liked it!!! She is!

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  28. great interview :)


    http://www.mywildmess.com/

    Follow my blog with bloglovin

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  29. This is one of the best features I've ever read on a blogger! Great job! And what a perfect pick. Marina is supportive, inspirational, fun & stylish and is one of my fave blogs!! Great profile! Thanks again!
    xo
    Sada
    Dressology HQ

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  30. Linton from LondonJuly 7, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    She is stunning!

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  31. You could not have picked a better person to feature!! I adore Marina! She is so stunningly beautiful. I love the fact that she is such a successful blogger yet still takes the time to respond to each and every comment! She is so humble and sweet. I love her style and her hair and makeup is always the BOMB!! The Billie Holiday look in the 1st picture is AMAZING!! I was like WOW! Keep the stuff coming Marina because we LOVE IT!! Kiah

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  32. I love this girl, she is absolutely amazing. So beautiful and has an amazing style :) Loved reading her interview and getting to know her better.

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  33. HerlatenightcravingsJuly 7, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Great post girl!! We love Marina!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  34. Great post.....I am one of her new followers and fans and she is just adorable and not to mention fabulous!

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  35. Hi Sada!! You are very welcome! I'm glad you liked this interview! Make sure you come back for my other Fan Feature Fridays :-). Marina is great, and so supportive! I'm so glad I met her!

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  36. Right!? This girl is like a superwoman!! So busy, but yet able to do all the wonderful things she is doing, and raising a son, and still commenting on our blogs, and replying to our question! Superwoman!!

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  37. So glad you were able to learn more about Marina!

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  38. Yay! Glad you enjoyed reading up on her!

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  39. Right on target with everything you said! Glad you are now following her!

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  40. momskissenmakeupJuly 7, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    I love marina! she is really adorable and humble! love her! thanks for thi interview shasie!!
    hope you'd drop by my blog too.
    following you as well!!
    xoxo
    diane

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  41. Hi! How are you! Thanks for the follow. Could you send me your blog url? Thanks!

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  42. hello.. it's www.mykissenmakeup.com
    thank you so much!

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  43. following you via gfc!

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  44. Thanks so much for following! I'll check out your blog sooN!

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  45. so sweet! thank you so much!! appreciate it alot! xoxo

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I love reading your comments, however please do not leave comments asking for following swaps. I would prefer that you follow my blog because you love the content and not because you want me to follow your blog back.

Shasie

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