Aster pics via Photobucket. Aster info via What’s My Birth Flower?.
It’s the third day in October and I’m just now posting my look for September’s birth flower. I’ve been sick with cramps and allergies all week, so looking pretty was the furthest thing from my mind.
Anywho, today’s look is inspired by September’s birth flower, the Aster [genus: Aster]. Although asters resemble daisies, they are actually related to sunflowers. Asters come in a variety of colors including pink, red, mauve, and lilac. Whichever color the aster blooms, it will usually have a yellow center. Named after the Greek word for “star”, asters are thought to represent “love, faith and wisdom”. It was believed in ancient folklore that the burning of its leaves helped to “keep evil servants at bay” and also to bring good luck.
Here’s what I wore. Since aster is the Greek word for “star”, I drew a star-like design on my forehead and wore layers and layers of black. Sticking to the star motif, I also wore my rhinestone leggings, which kind of look like stars in the night sky:
Here’s my face. I kept my makeup simple, since I wore my cat-eye glasses that have rhinestones in them. The star in the middle of my forehead is not perfect, but that just means I need more practice:
I’m a little behind in my posts, but my dreadlocks are now 5 months old! I’m becoming more attached to them and they’re looking crazier by the month. Stay tuned for that post in a couple of days.
Love & Shimmies,