Archive | February 2016

BubbleBath Blog | Love | Aspergers | Spells | Elvis | Pimps n’ Gangstas | Royalty | Narnia | Aslan | Lions | Wild Hearts | Free Souls | Pagan | God | Allegorical Christ | Inspiration

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A Bubblebath Blog…written on my phone while I soak and do my best pondering with my pampering!

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Regular followers of my feeds will know, me and my Teddy Boy spend every evening today. We are both self employed so we organise our schedules that way. We did eventually decide to not see each other Tues and Sat nights cos Sat I have a lot of Spell Work and Wednesday he has a v early start. But this week I have been seeing my sis, he had a funeral and is out with his friends tonight.

Yesterday he had a really long driving job and by the time he got home I was going to bed…so this week has been all over the place! But thoughtful as ever…he picked me up a toy lion on his travels! (He knows me too well eh!?)

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I am calling him Aslan as that was my first thought and I am a fan of the books…weirdly my sister and I were discussing them recently. And weirder…around Xmas he came over for a joke in a huggybear 70s pimp style really massive faux fur coat. And after I stopped laughing, he realised my aspergirl brain hadn’t got the joke as it was intended (some jokes are extra funny if you share them with someone with aspergers – we hear horses and we’re as likely to think unicorns, zebras, coconuts all at once, as we are to think horses!).

So when he asked why I was laughing…I said “erm…are we going to Narnia”, “you’re a 1950s transsexual”…”a pimp”…”a gangsta”…and various outlandish guesses which seemed to make it even funnier.

So as soon as I saw the lion, C. S. Lewis came to mind.

But I looked up the symbolism associated w/ lions. From the Sphinx to Richard The LionHeart”. On my mind also was the fact that leo is my rising sign and my dad was a leo. The fact that the lion is called the king of the jungle & everyone calls Spider Elvis who was aka The King.

It seemed a very meaningful list of associations somehow. But Aslan had been my first thought so I did some research…ok…I looked on Wikipedia! And did you know, Aslan isn’t just a made up name? It’s Turkish for lion.

Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia is the allegorical Christ. I have always enjoyed them because of their more natural and almost pagan expression of Jesus in this way which is more in keeping with my personal beliefs.

My favourite quote comes from the Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe, where Mister Beaver informs Peter that “of course he isn’t safe…but he is good”. I have a strong belief personally in the purity of true wildness…uncorrupted. It may imply “unsafe” to some but for me it definitely emphasises the natural, uncompromising nature. And I find that very inspirational. I believe people are wild at heart…that our apparent domestication is superficial in many ways. But that the soul is wild, beautiful and therefore “good” in it purity.

I am not a Christian myself…and ideas of heaven and hell remind me that if we choose to deny our true nature, we may become restricted and damaged in ways that don’t condemn us to a hellish eternity, but which make it harder for the soul to aspire to its connection with “God”. God is such a loaded word, I tend to refer to “it” as Mother Father God, The Oneness, The Wholeness or (more poetically) The Power That Moves the Universe.

My main work, through Mayastar and Maya Magickal is the expression of my intention to help people remember that connection to Wholeness…not through religion…but through personal practices that form part of their individual path.

So…in my world, even a soft toy lion can remind me of what I believe and inspire me to share it…hoping others may find inspiration too!

Xxx With blessings x
Maya

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Anna Louise May – Model, Mystic, Muse & Artist

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Fifties Dress | Red Roses | Pizza | Valentines | Lush Haul | Bath Blogging

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Dressed for a perfect Valentine’s Day (the dress was a couple of sizes too big…reviewers on Amazon said it “came up small” but I guess their bodies came up bigger than mine!). #Fifties dress wowed my Teddy Boy.  Black with red roses, red petticoat, elasticated belt (thank goodness as the dress did look too big!) & red shoes (stilettos) & a nifty hairstick updo.

Was a lovely night…ate pizza & watched Breakfast At Tiffanys. Then listened to motown and chatted under the fairy lights in bed. I had planned for us to watch the dvd on the living room but the dvd player is temperamental. The one in the bedroom is reliable & since my bed is a futon, a couple of big pillows make it into a comfortable “sofa”.

My honey (being to the sweetest), bought me the most enormous Lush Haul ever! He became a fan after I got him some dream cream to try on his dry skin. He often comes round early for dinner and if I’m still in the bath we chat in bathroom while I soak. (It’s an essential part of my day…I do my most frivolous blogging from the bath!) But he pays attention to what I say…an amazing trait in a bf! So he had a list of all my favourites…frozen bathbomb, Guardian of the Forest bathbomb, ro’s argan body conditioner, sympathy for the skin, butterball (like super moisturising bathbomb), rehab shampoo, americancream conditioner, rose jam bubblebath and yellow fun. He got a few extras too…blue fun (smells lovely), Vanillia perfume and minty face mask too.

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I didn’t ask…but he must have spent a fortune. I sorted it all into a box with my current stash and the bedroom smells gorgeous!

Definitely feeling like the cat that godt the cream. The best Valentines Day I have had since I was a teenager!

Feel v pampered and princessy 😀

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Loved up ♡♡♡♡ ALM (Maya)

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Mineral Magic Make Up Review | Part 1

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#nomakeupselfie ??? Not exacty.

As a non make up wearer (tint my eyebrows & eyelashes and wear tinted lipbalm), the only make up I use on occasions is a little gold eyeshadow, copper liner, brown mascara and a lip stain. As far as base goes??? Mineral powders for a light all over airbrish look, a light reflecting powder finish (from #CremedelaMer). If I have under eye shadows I use #toucheeclat (#ysl).

If I need cheek colour I use a baby pink stain (like #posietint by #benefit).

And nowadays I use #wunderbrow to give better definition.

The thing is…I have tried a lot of powders. I have had compacts from YSL and CDLM that gave better coverage than some famous big brand ‘pure mineral’ foundations. I have had some that were so drying I got red patches. And one that seemed to irritate my eyes no matter how carefully I applied it. I have tried Lush’s version…but it’s a finishing powder not a foundation by any mean and it’s loose but in a tiny jar which makes it harder to use. CDLM loose powder and YSL are both v v fine and light and not at all drying.

So, the other day I saw #mineralmagic advertised. £10 on Amazon. A compact applied with a kabuki type brush. I applied a generous amount. Then I used a tissue to wipe away excess around the hairline and eyebrows and had a close look to see if it looked natural. It did.

This is supposed to have different coloured powders combined to neutralise redness or a sallowness. This seemed far fetched as a claim but the reviews are amazing.

I left it all night and had another close up…I could see areas where it had settled in small creases. You wouldn’t notice unless using a magnifying mirror and this is why I had used a large quantity…to see if as the night wore on, with no touch ups, it might coagulate a bit. It didn’t much. It could have been easily touched up because there was no concealer under it so a quick wipe with a tissue and reapplication would mean you didn’t end up with a pancake effect from layer upon layer.
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As part of this experiment I am going to wear it in bed for a couple of days to really test whether it’s drying.

I mentioned Lush earlier. Other brands…Sheer cover dried my skin. Great coverage but was drying. Bare Escentuals was a lighter powder but didn’t have the light reflecting properties of sheer cover. It didn’t provide a one stop solution and I am far too lazy to spend time applying or reapplying make up.

So this is part one of my Mineral Magic review. My notes so far…

Colour is excellent
Colour density means no concealor needed
Stayed put & v minimal creasing over a day
Very matt finish at first but after an hour it looks more natural
Unlike some others I applied this liberally even close to my eyes and had no irritation
It’s very very cheap compared to other brands

So, now I will wipe excess with a tissue. Reapply. Wipe around my hairline and use a clean kabuki brush to remove any excess and check in, in a couple of days to let you know if it’s drying or causes spots or anything!  Xx

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Lush Bath | Mood Lighting | Magick | Ritual | Karma | Epilepsy | Aspergirl | TeddyBoy | Feeling Blessed

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Mood lighting egg set to mirror the colour of my #Lush #BathBomb! Having a long soak. Hair washed with #Rehab & #AmericanCream. 

#TeddyBoy coming round for a #vegan dinner of #couscous, grilled veggies & #salsa. One #spell to complete later & the Killing Moon #Karmic Reversal b4 bed (www.mayamagickal.net). And newsletter to send 4 www.mayastar.net too. So I will chillin’ till about 1am & then do my work. The #Tantric #Shamanic #Ritual were choreographed more than written. Most include #mantras & sometimes the #mantra part is adapted for a specific client’s goal. But the longer I work with them, the more the dance flows. Originally I had looped percussion/drumming cd I used but now the feel of the dance has become so much second nature that I feel it without any background sound. It’s really magickal. I was reflecting today that because I am a dancer and because of my epilepsy (meaning I don’t use the usual basic methods for #firemagic or #candlemagic), I have developed a way of working that uses my unique qualities to a more powerful effect than if I had followed the “painting by numbers” approach to #spellcrafting. It’s allowed me to be more eclectic in some ways but it’s also meant I couldn’t just learn to read by rote…so my feel for #magick (and #energyhealing) has been heightened by it. It’s a good example of how an apparent #disability may turn out to be an extra ability if you don’t get hung up on being different! I think my #autism (#aspergers) means I don’t get hung up by nature. It’s definitely a blessing when it comes to magick to be able to observe and unravel the mess of #karma that magick (used properly!) can tweak and resolve. I seem to get more and more referrals from happy customers for magickal work over time which is always good as far as feedback goes!

Feeling very blessed ♡ ♡ ♡

Xxx AnnaLouiseMay (Maya)

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Paloma Faith | Princess | Hair Sticks | Redhead | Cute Kids | Happy Days

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Feeling v flattered today. My sis let my nephews stay up to watch #thevoice the other day & in all seriousness, on seeing #PalomaFaith, Scott asked my sister if it was me. It’s funny cos walking around to my dad’s one day, my neighbour saw me with my hair up like in this pic and said “OMG! I thought it was Paloma Faith”…my sister thinks there are similarities but that actually it was her speaking voice that made them think it was me. See what you think – my only #YouTube upload from my family Xmas w/ the boys (so now they’ve seen me on the Internet they’re convinced I’m some kind of superstar!)

https://youtu.be/OLqwJjSRhLc

They are still young enough they think I am a real #princess…asking me if I have got a castle and a kingdom at Christmas. It was very sweet. And I am pretty committed to being a princess!
Xxxx

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