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It’s me! #selfieoftheday showing Mineral Magic Mineral Powder (no concealer or anything…this is just the powder, appied with a kabuki brush over Creme de la Mer), eyebrows defined with wunderbrow & lush cosmetics strawberry bombshell tinted lipbalm. I am kind of testing the mineral magic. I don’t wear make up as a rule but when I do it is usually just powder, lipstain and a pair of sunglasses!

So I am wearing mineral magic when I sleep and over moisturiser, over serum, when exercising. Just doing as much as I can with it to see if it irritates around the eyes, dries the skin around my nose, causes spots etc. So far I absolutely love the stuff but am gonna continue my totally unscientific testing as I want to blog about it. I am sure I am not the only 42 year old woman who can’t be bothered with REAL makeup! So, along with my random blogs I think beauty tips and haircare is something that I consider enough to share with my followers.

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By the way, I know many people who follow me are current, previous or potential students & clients of www.mayastar.net and www.mayamagickal.net – but I know some follow my artwork too. Or are into similar things (henna, magick, ballet, dance, hiphop, corsetry, preraphaelite art, poetry, tightlacing, meditation – I think some  probably find a bit of a kindred spirit because of my autism – I’m aspergers which is a kind of high functioning autism – or maybe just like my style!), but I really do appreciate it!

On my various social networks I have 29000 followers at the moment and it seems amazing – and flattering in a way too. I’m not a natural when it comes to putting myself out there but because my work is online (teaching distance learning courses for spiritual development & self realisation mostly), it’s important for me to be as accessible as possible while keeping a balance.

I think my students and clients find it reassuring…they are able to get a “feel” for me as a person and my principles…and also my interests. I think that can help connect in a more personal way than I would be able to do in real life. Not because I am antisocial but more because my autism means I relate and communicate far more effectively through writing than through speaking. In most ways I am a natural hermit…but that’s a bonus in the work I do. I also think people feel more able to open up to me in a constructive way when it means they have to consider their words and articulate their thoughts and feelings in a way that encourages selfawareness far more than speaking does.

This can be an essential part of tailoring magickal work for people. I don’t advertise my magickal work as so much comes from recommendations…which is a good thing!  I don’t ask people to review my magickal work because it’s v personal. I am a psychotherapist and qualified in counselling which I think also helps…but I wouldn’t advertise that either. So most online reviews are for my teaching work. There are quite a few on www.linkedin.annalouisemay.net and some of www.maya.mayastar.net (FB) too…and quite a few testimonials on the http://www.mayastar.net testimonials page. But for people interested in attunement work, I think the articles on MS – especially www.mayastar.net/courseswork.htm, help people to understand what I do and whether it’s a good fit for them. Likewise, the articles on Maya Magickal that explain what I do and my experience etc, are helpful to people considering whether my work may assist them in their personal goals.

Social media does seem a strange addition…my blogs are not exactly themed and pretty much cover my hobbies and thoughts. But I do think it’s an added dimension to online presence that’s helpful in a way that’s evolved with my work 🙂

Obviously if you work for yourself, regardless of how vocational you consider that work, advertising, marketing and letting people know you exist is important. An example is, if you wanted a new credit card you would put it in google and find the best fit for you. Whereas my services may sometimes be searched for but more often are found by people who didn’t know this kind of energy work was available – so people more often find me when looking for something similar rather than looking for me.

Gosh…that was a looong blog. I hope it makes some sense. In a nutshell, thank you to those who follow me! I really appreciate it. X

I better sign off…bubblebath blogging and the water is getting chilly…and my Teddy Boy is due for dinner and some Studio Ghibli entertainment soon.

Xxxx

PS. New Special Offers for Mayastar Academy & Maya Magickal currently on www.mayastar.net/special.htm (including Chakra Healing Attunements, Kundalini Reiki, Pleiadian Encodings, Archangel Michael Protection Spell & the Shiva Nataraj Dance of Destruction Reversal Ritual)

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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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No Make-up Selfie | Vegan Starbucks | Magick | Karmic Reversal Ritual | Supernatural Fest | Lush Haul

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Up w/ the lark! (Well…lunchtime – early for #nocturnal). Woke early, but usefully, at midday – so I’ll be having a #vegan Starbucks lunch w/ my brother b4 a #Supernatural catch up.

Then The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive opening 2nite – quite a long one but I love it! If u want to be inc in the 50% gift price option, there are still spaces but only 12 hrs left – single & triple options available – www.mayastar.net/special.htm for details!

Also…fab #LushCosmetics #haul yesterday I’m gonna have to blog about…have some new faves & since #crueltyfree #stoptober I have continued using Yellow Fun, #rosargan & #sympathyfortheskin because they kept me totally dry skin free even thru the minus zeros this winter. That’s pretty amazing!

So…shaking my tail feathers now as a #chickpea & #falafel salad awaits with a massive #soy #macchiato ♡♡♡

Personal Upd8 | Bedtime | Wunderbrow | Moisturiser | Teddy Boys | & Hair Brushes

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Work done. Tucked up in bed with my fluffy #pink heart cushion & obligatory tinted lipbalm. Plenty of #CremedelaMer  & #oznaturals #hyalauronicacid serum so I wake up looking as good as I did when I went to bed! LOL

Tomorrow’s itinerary…my mum is visiting & I got her some #wunderbrow – it’s like a lip stain but for eyebrows and it’s great. I do tint my eyebrows & eyelashes as I am too lazy & too #boho to wear make up (keep your skin well tended & #meditate often & your skin will thank you!)

Then a night in with my #TeddyBoy & some jamming. #Vegan stew dinner.

Attunements to prepare for students (www.mayastar.net) for #Shamballa #MultiDimensional #Healing, #Reiki & #Kundalini Activation # Reiki (v v popular because it’s safe, simple & versatile).

Oooh…and a PS. I loved my #tangletamer #hairbrush – avoids breakage very effectively. But I love my #tangleangle more. AND finally my hair is just about long enough for a one stick up do ♡

Be nice to each other!

Love love love ♡ ALM (Maya)

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