Sunday, December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS FRIENDS! "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!"



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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

My heart felt wishes to all of you on this very special day. May your holidays be filled with warmth, love, and positivity.
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is one of my most favorite holiday songs and something I hold dear to my heart. Immortalized by the iconic Judy Garland it reminds us of life that reflects the bitter sweetness of golden moments.

Much love to you all

-Maya

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (Lyrics)
Music composed by Hugh Martin, lyrics by Ralph Blane
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now. 




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

TFTV: WHAT'S IN MY HOLIDAY MAKE UP BAG?



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WHAT'S IN MY HOLIDAY BEAUTY BAG?

-Christmas Tree Beauty Bag: Lisbeth Dahl
-Make-up Brush Holder: Lisbeth Dahl
-Travel Size Make-Up Brushes: Aerin

-Physicians Formula Mineral Liquid Foundation: Natural Beige
-Physicians Formula Concealer Stick: Light
-Jane Iredale: Transluscent powder
-Too Faced: Candle light translucent Powder
-Physicians Formula Organic Mascara
-CHANEL Mascara Volume
-Hourglass: Incandescent Strobe Light
-Marc Jacobs Eyeliner: black
-Stila Eyeliner: Nude
-CHANEL: brow pencil: black
-LANCOME: Creme Highlighter: Rose gold lights 03
-LANCOME: Lip oil, "Piece of Cake"
-LANCOME: Lip liner, "Fraichelle"
-MILANI: "Chanpagne Toast"
-Marc Jacobs: Lipstick "kiss kiss bang bang"
-COVERGIRL: Lipstick "Seduce"
-CHANEL: Lipstick, Rouge Allure, "Emotion"
-LANCOME: pipe lover, 355
-NARS: "cruella"
-CHANEL: Travel Palette

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

xo,
Maya

Monday, December 19, 2016

CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT: DO YOU SEE UGLY OR FESTIVE?


Is this sweater ugly or festive to you?

What do you see?

😄festive: cheerful, joyful, jovially cheerful.

😖ugly: unpleasant, repulsive in appearance.

CHRISTMAS PAST

During Christmas past, holiday sweaters use to be described as festive. I can remember as a child wearing them to school, and pretty much everyone else wore them too. Adults, teachers, children,  we all proudly wore them while wishing merriment to everyone and anyone who would listen.
These sweaters were more than a fashion statement but a process of celebrating and sharing joy with others.  
We would all wish each other a merry christmas and jingle all around the neighborhood. It was these sweaters that signaled our Christmas spirit! There was no shame or idea of "disgust" for being too sparkly, or overly embellished.  

CHRISTMAS PRESENT


Not to get all Charles Dickens on you, but have we all become a bunch of Scrooges?!
Why is it that we now make fun of Christmas sweaters? We intentionally make them as ugly as possible, get together, and make fun of each others ugliness.  If that doesn't spell out a dysfunctional society, I'm not really sure what does. 

Have we as a society become so pessimistic,  that we view the active display of joy, as a form of disgust? 
Or are we all a bunch of cowards, who are too scared to show that we have an honest need to be happy?

Christmas is a beautiful time of the year and it is the one month in a year, we can give ourselves a break from our pessimistic ways, and be genuinely optimistic!

Take care and Happy Holidays! :)


xo,
Maya






Monday, December 12, 2016

HOW DOES SOCIAL MEDIA MANIPULATE YOUR FASHION STYLE AND MAKE YOU BUY?


Swipe, swipe, swipe!
Do you ever think about how the images you see effect your brain? The scary thing is, social media is like a double sided coin. In one sense it can empower you, and in another it can manipulate and dominate your mind and opinions. 
You may think your thoughts are your own, but in reality, many of your thoughts have been placed there. 
Just take fashion trends as the biggest proof of product placement, and mind manipulation. Brands will contact popular bloggers, or people with large social media followers and give them free products and paid advertorials to jumpstart a "popular new trend". 
Instantaneously, the product appears repeatedly in your feed, planting mental seeds in millions of brains.
The key to having original fashion style is to be aware of how social media works. Ask yourself why you like a certain fashion item? How original are you? Why do you want it?
 If the main reason you want something is because you saw it all over Instagram, then give a silent applause to the brand advertisers who have successfully sold their products to you. 

Happy Holiday Shopping!
xo,
Maya



Saturday, December 10, 2016

DOES FASHION BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE?


Fashion can boost your confidence, but it is not as straightforward as you may think. 
First of all, what is confidence? 

Confidence: a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.

If confidence is a "feeling" based on "one's own abilities and/or qualities", then how does fashion play it's role in boosting self confidence?

The common misconception about the relationship of confidence and fashion is that it can be bought or copied. If you have the best you will feel the best. People focus their attentions on the results of what you "look like" and how "good" it makes you feel. The more beautiful you look, the more confidence you should have. 
However, this theory falls flat, as there are many beautiful and wealthy people who have the lowest sense of self worth. Not to mention, the common pursuit of a particular type of beauty, serves no purpose beyond physical attraction. 
This type of mental manipulation causes people to link confidence to money and success, when in actuality they are neglecting the essence of confidence building.

The only true way to use fashion to boost your confidence, is if it is used to celebrate who you are. No copying, no depending on labels or price tags, it's all about you.
 The mental process of choosing and coordinating creates a relationship of understanding who you are. It is only at this level that fashion can become a vehicle of self discovery. As you explore this type of fashion adventure, you start to understand, and accept the essence of your personal formula. The better you understand your formula, the more you learn to trust it. 
Embrace yourself, and discover your own beauty.
Follow your own path. 

xo,
Maya