Lily of the Valley pic and gif via Photobucket. Lily of the Valley info via What’s My Birth Flower?.
Today’s inspiration comes from May’s birth flower, Lily of the Valley [genus: Convallaria]. Also known as “Our Lady’s Tears” or “Mary’s Tears” in the Catholic tradition, the lily of the valley is a poisonous, perennial plant with small, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers. This flower symbolizes “humility and the sign of Christ’s second coming” in the Christian faith. In the Pagan tradition, the lily of the valley is a symbol of the German goddess, Ostera and symbolizes life. In France, this flower symbolizes the Spring season. It is also used medicinally to “improve memory and restore speech”.
Here’s what I wore. I kept it pretty basic with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans:
Here’s my face. I don’t have any flowers that resemble lily of the valley, so I decided to play around with white makeup instead. I used my white, jumbo eye pencil to draw a “tribal” making on my forehead, resembling lily of the valley:
Well, that’s it for now. I’m getting the hang of using white eyeliner and I’m loving the results, so far. June will start very soon, so stay tuned for posts June’s birthstone and birth flower.
Love & Shimmies,