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Evernote, Busy Life & Friday Musings…

In Friday Chronicles on November 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

 

Hi Darlings!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful and productive week.  It just occurred to me that I haven’t blogged in 10 days!! Jeez!! Life has been so busy and hectic, that I didn’t realize 10 days had gone by (time is going by a little too fast if you ask me).  I try to draft posts either in Evernote or in my trusty journal, but sometimes they just don’t make it to publication because time is so limited.

Speaking of Evernote, I love this lovely piece of software, if you’re not using Evernote go to your app store or online and download it now! If you want to know more about the great features of Evernote, the blog Ginger & Co has a lovely write-up.  What do you do to help you blog on a regular basis?

Since it’s Friday, and the weekend is here, remember it’s…

quotes, motivational, quotes, happy, champagne, friday

Have yourselves a fantastic weekend!

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Lippy Louboutin!!!

In Friday Chronicles on October 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Louboutin Lipstick Gold Packaging

So…

Anyone who knows me, knows I love a red lip.  There is nothing more elegant and sexy than red lipstick.  There are so many shades of red, it can be mind-boggling, so you need to know what type of red works for you.  I myself, prefer reds with blue undertones, rather than orange, so can you imagine my excitement, when I discovered that Christian Louboutin now has a lipstick!!! Velvet matte and satin finishes at that! I have yet to see them in person, I’m just thrilled by the fact there’s a Louboutin lipstick!  The red I’ve seen online is called Diva (of course!), which is my kind of red.  There’s also a gorgeous colour called Zoulou, which is a lovely nude; I also love nude lipsticks, my second go to shades.

The colour pictured above is Eton Moi, which is a gorgeous plum/purple.  I was lucky enough to be gifted the Louboutin nail polish for my last birthday, which I’m yet to use, because it is busy being a statement piece on my bookshelf.

I’ve watched a few YouTube videos and the colours really do look amazing.  At $90 they are a splurge; do we need a $90 Louboutin lipstick? No! Do we want a $90 Louboutin lipstick??  YES!! I’m hoping I’ll get lucky again and be gifted this beautifully packaged product (hint, hint!) or maybe a couple of gift cards should do it.  Just the packaging alone is worth it.

A lot of the colours are sold out and you have to pre-order, expected delivery is early November.  I think I’ll take a trip to Saks and take a look and try for myself. Stay tuned for my review of actual product.

 

Louboutin Lipstick

 

Louboutin Lipstick Gift Box

 

Chronicles on Hiatus

In Friday Chronicles on June 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

Hiatus

 

Hello darlings!

Today I made the difficult decision to place my blog on hiatus.  My blog is really important to me, but in my opinion, if I can’t dedicate 100% then don’t do it at all.  I have so much going on right now, huge life changes, which just don’t allow me the brain space to  create blog posts, go out and about and take photos or research what I’m writing about, then edit and do all the other wonderful things that we bloggers do to make our blogs exciting and worth reading. Putting my blog on hiatus, allows me to step back, take a deep breath and allow the universe to do what it does best.

2015 has already shaped up to be an interesting year for me, and with so much going on, it’s become overwhelming.  I’m not sure how long I’ll be away, but I’m hoping to return mid August, early September.

From time to time, I may post a quick blog post here and there, but the best way to keep up with me is to follow me @maylana on Instagram, @maylana on Pinterest or @maylanascloset on Twitter.  I promise you, I will eventually write about my travels to Dubai, which was so amazing and I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to visit such an exotic and at the same time a thoroughly modern country.  I’m looking forward to sharing the wonderful photos and my lovely experience there.  I’m so glad I traveled to Dubai at the beginning of the year, because it may not have happened at all.

Be Creative, Be Peaceful, Be You

See you soon!

Maylana May

It’s Been A While!!!

In Friday Chronicles on April 24, 2015 at 11:24 am

Hello lovely people!

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted.  So much has happened, it’s been a truly unbelievable time.  I’ve had some health issues, which really set me back, and then I took my dream trip to Dubai, which was Ah-Mazing!!!  I’ve already been back 2 weeks, and am now trying to play catch up with my life and B-School (click here for post), which I’m very much behind on.  More importantly, I’m truly blessed and I’m thankful to the people who were there for me when I was ill, always making sure I was taken care of.  I’m hoping to have a post up with photos about my bucket list trip to Dubai this weekend.

In the meantime I’m leaving you with this lovely quote.

B-School, Marie Forleo B-School, Quote, Quotes, Inspire

 

 

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Sparkle Friday…

In Daily Musings, Friday Chronicles on May 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

 

Sparkle Friday Compressed

Hello Darlings, today is Sparkle Friday.  This has been the most challenging week to date, and these shoes, which I found in the back of my closet, just this morning, did the trick.  Don’t you just love shopping in your own closet?  I have no idea why these shoes got relegated to the back of the closet, but here they are to cheer me up on this beautiful (yet overcast) last day of the week.

Wishing you the most fabulous and chic weekend, and to all the Beautiful, Caring and Hardworking Fabulous Mothers, who shower unconditional love to their families every day, have a beautifully blessed U.S. Mother’s Day

And remember…

 

TD JAKES

Cat Eye Glasses

 

 

 

 

Love You!!!

In Daily Musings, Friday Chronicles on February 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

Valentine's Day, #valentinesday, Love, #Love #maylanascloset #maylanaschronicles

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my Style Mavens, and especially to all my single ladies, who may feel a little left out and alone today.  Never ever let this day make you feel any less than you are or like you’re missing something, because you’re not.  You are Whole, Beautiful, Fabulous, Creative and Talented.

For all you single ladies, here’s your anthem “I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan

Love and Kisses to you all… SmoochesValentine's Day, #valentinesday, Love, #Love #maylanascloset #maylanaschronicles

National Wear Red Day…

In Daily Musings, Friday Chronicles on February 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm


Wear Red Day

Hi Darlings!! I hope you’re being super fabulous today and decked out in all your red glory for National Wear Red Day.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For more than 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.

Please do your part to honor those fighting this dreadful disease, and wear something fabulously red.  To find out more, please click here.

National Wear Red Day

Have yourselves a marvelously blessed weekend.  Smooches ♥

An Ode To Nelson Mandela…

In Daily Musings, Friday Chronicles on December 13, 2013 at 10:56 am

 

mbali-vilakazi, Nelson Mandela #mbali-vilakazi #NelsonMandela #mandela, mandela

I’ve been so busy of late, that I have not had a chance to blog about the passing of Nelson Mandela, who was a true hero of our modern times, where there are so few.  While listening to NPR this morning, the poet Mbali Vilakazi. read her beautiful poem  “The Black Pimpernel” in honor of this wonderful man.  

In her own words Ms. Vilakazi says “Where there are no easy answers, there will be no easy poems, and there is so much that has been said and written about him, and there’s so much that I feel has also been reduced in relation to him. So for me, I wanted to begin where I stand. I wanted to look back, but I wanted to also begin with a firm footing in the present, looking toward the future, because as that generation that comes after all of what has happened that has enabled even me to be here and have a voice, it is now up to us.”

Here is the poem she read this morning, which caused me to stop what I was doing and listen intently. To me her words truly captured the man, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

The Black Pimpernel

This hour upon the horizon is its own song; a dirge

But this is not the hour of yesterday
This is not the time for tears
Nor celebration

We have our work to do.

And we have been shown:

Wind of life blown without roots
Into exile and iron fire grieving
Blood and shackled love
And those other things —
Those that remain undone

We have always been reaching

Before the smoke machines
And statues of bronze, and invention
Before martyr and metaphor
Before the truth, and the lies

Before ambiguous
And surface scraped clean
Of complexity

There were regular swoops on your Orlando home then.

There were the workman’s blue overalls and the Mazzawati tea glasses
And there was you —
The Black Pimpernel.
The fearsome shadow of purposeful stride
An AK-47 grip on necessity
A chauffeur’s hat and your pocketful of ‘tickeys’

You have always had your way.

Black fist of words raised beyond the precipice
You bore the burden:
Hammer, rock and
The lime quarry in your eyes

They say it affected your sight.

‘I am not a saint’ you said.

A man who seeks the hands of children in the crowd.

The terrorist and the statesman
The paradox comes home here
Where we remain.
Where a daughter will remember how she could not touch you
Behind the glass
Behind your smile

Mortal, man, one amongst many
You led yourself and lead us to the same.

Of what you could not give
We will remember that you did not take.

We will make our own meaning.

This hope, it belongs
It is ours

We claim it.

This is the hour of tomorrow.

And if we have stood on the shoulders of giants,
We are giants still
And giants, we will come again

Because we are all Nelson Mandela

And because the struggle continues.

“The Black Pimpernel” by Mbali Vilakazi. Copyright 2013 by Mbali Vilakazi.

Listen to the full interview here

 

Photo of Mbali Vilakazi courtesy of NPR