OOTD & MOTD for May’s Birth Flower: Lily Of The Valley

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Lily of the Valley pic via Photobucket. Lily of the Valley info via ProFlowers® and What’s My Birth Flower?

The month of May is about to end, but not without sharing what I wore, inspired by May’s birth flower, Lily of the Valley.  A delicate and fragrant flower, lily of the valley has much symbolism, particularly in Christianity.  According to Christian legend, Eve’s tears turned into lilies of the valley after being banished from the Garden of Eden.  In the same myth, Mary’s tears were also turned into lilies of the valley when Christ died on the cross; thus, lilies of the valley are also known as “Mary’s tears” (or “Our Lady’s Tears”).  These flowers symbolize happiness, sweetness, and humility.  They also symbolize the second coming of Christ.

 

LILY OF THE VALLEY INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: May Lily

GENUS: Convallaria majalis

TYPES: Albostriata, Aureomarginata, Rosea

ORIGIN: Europe

TYPE: Perennial

COLORS: White and (rarely) pink

ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

USES: Used medicinally to improve memory and restore speech.

 

Here’s what I wore yesterday to a family get-together.  Once again, the flower theme inspires a tribal belly dance look:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: T-shirt (S15), 25-yard skirt (Skt3), Tall moccasin sandals (Snd1)

 

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T-shirt: purchased from phenomenal dancer, Ebony at UDM 2016,, 25-yard skirt: Amazon

 

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Tall moccasin sandals: Medieval Moccasins

 

Here’s what I wore on my face.  Since I’m on my last pair of contact lenses and I want to save them for a dance performance next weekend, I decided to wear my eyeglasses and skip the fake lashes.  I didn’t have a lily of the valley, so I wore a lily (genus: Lilium) instead:

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Accessories purchased from Etsy. Lily hair clip: Magic Tribal Hair (Etsy), Black feather hair clip: Beadazzled By Sharon, “Resplen Dance” pendant: Sciscitor

 

Tomorrow is the last day of May and we’re already into summer here in the DMV area.  We had a very rainy Spring.  Oh well, at least it’s not cold.  As part of this year’s birth flower series, I feature another ATS® dance move in my OOTD video.  Enjoy!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

ATS® dance move (slow): Body Wave

OOTD & Makeup for May’s Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley

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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”.

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Here’s what I wore.  I kept it pretty basic with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans:

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Tish & Snooky t-shirt: Manic Panic (brand), Black jeans: Express, Winklepickers: Underground Shoes

 

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Leather choker: Ebay, Bat necklace: Kitsch Bitch Jewellery (Etsy), Crystal point pendant (Ebay)

 

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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:

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Here’s what I used for my lily of the valley “tribal” marking: L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Seashells, #401, and Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in White, #EL0

 

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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,

Dasia Denise

lily of the valley photo: lily of the valley lily.gif