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Marissa Stempien

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Costa Mesa, CA

Marissa Stempien

Seasoned editor and writer with 6+ years of experience in online and print researching, writing, editing, proofreading and publishing, with a proven background in digital media. Strong communicator who builds effective and longstanding relationships with prominent brands, publications, influencers and PR firms. Especially adept at working under pressure, meeting tight deadlines and producing exceptional work within necessary time constraints.

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Find Out Why Failure Was Not an Option for Cover Star Kandee Johnson

Written By: Marissa Stempien Photographed By: Andrea Domjan Photographer Assistant: Rebecca Thacker Wardrobe Stylist: Teresita Marie Hair Stylist: Chris Dylan Makeup Artist: Spencer Barnes Ka
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With Over 1 Million Followers, It’s No Wonder Yovana Mendoza is Making Waves in the Wellness World

Written By: Marissa StempienPhotographed By: Louis RodigerStyled By: Bebe JeanHair By: Jennifer Mau. Yovana Mendoza may have discovered the perfect balance of mind, body and spirit. Somewhere between raw green smoothies and quiet meditation she has learned the secret to living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
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Mermaid Gym Classes Are a Thing Apparently — and Are About to Get Real Popular

It seems like people will stop at nothing these days to keep their bodies in tip-top shape. So when we heard about this new fitness trend called mermaid workouts, we were slightly confused but also very intrigued. Read on to find out what exactly these workouts entail (pun intended) and why people are so excited about them in this post originally featured on JustLuxe.
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These Iconic Royal Wedding Dresses are the Ultimate Bridal Inspiration

It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed when planning a wedding. Even brides that have hired the most talented planners in the business still feel pressure to choose the best floral arrangements, cakes, caterers and find a location that will be intimate and romantic while still holding hundreds of people.
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Experience the History and Culture of Japan at Hoshinoya Tokyo

Trying to truly immerse yourself in the history and culture of any foreign country can be a difficult and daunting task, especially when presented with cultural and language barriers. A quick Google search of Japan will bring up a treasure trove of popular tourist spots including millennium-old temples, sacred shrines and one-of-a-kind experiences, like the ever-popular Robot Show.
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This is Why You Should Revisit Los Cabos for Your Next Girlfriends Getaway

As summer starts, our minds begin to wander to hot, beachside locales. Whether you’re trying to find the best place for a destination bachelorette party, want to celebrate a special occasion with the girls or just need some alone time with your best friends, nothing beats a little fun in the sun.
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How Virtual Reality Could Shake Up the Fashion Industry

Years ago, fashion was slow to embrace technological change; today the industry has done a complete turnaround. Technology and fashion have been fast to embrace each other and a co-dependent relationship has developed with advances in the internet and social media. Today it’s almost impossible to find a label without a strong online presence be it through e-commerce retailers, social media or advertising.
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From Beyoncé to Gwyneth Paltrow: These are the 9 Best Diet Secrets of Your Favorite Celebrities

You’re two weeks into your “New Year, New You” plan. Right about now the luster and excitement of those sparkly resolutions is starting wearing off, and most people are trying to find the motivation to keep going. Sometimes it seems impossible to meet those fitness goals, but remember you’re not doing it alone.
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How Charlotte Cho and Soko Glam Changed the US Beauty Landscape

Chances are in the last year or two you’ve been a part of the Korean skin care revolution. Maybe you’ve tried a sheet face mask, traded your foundation for a cushion compact or even upgraded your daily routine to include a multi-step process of double washing, essences, serums and the like. If you’ve fallen in love with any part of your Korean beauty routine then you probably have Charlotte Cho to thank for that.
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Innovative Makeup Brushes Might Change the Way We Think About Skincare

With the rise of beauty stars and social media makeup gurus, the retail market has grown exponentially, promoting the development of new products, formulas and application systems. But the latest innovation in beauty comes in the form of a new line of skincare makeup brushes. This month Artis released the Digit Skincare 5 Brush Set, a new skincare applicator system that allows you to apply serums and lotions with a gentle touch and pinpoint precision.
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Gucci Recreates The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice for a Fashionable Audience

Since Alessandro Michele took over as creative director at Gucci, the Italian house has been one of the most on-trend and covetable labels in fashion. This is, in part, due to his quirky aesthetic and eccentric designs, but he’s also been building the brand’s visual storytelling with a series of shoppable videos, a highly curated social media campaign and some of the most Instagramable shows in the industry.
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About

Marissa Stempien

Seasoned editor and writer with 6+ years of experience in online and print researching, writing, editing, proofreading and publishing, with a proven background in digital media. Strong communicator who builds effective and longstanding relationships with prominent brands, publications, influencers and PR firms. Especially adept at working under pressure, meeting tight deadlines and producing exceptional work within necessary time constraints.