SOCIAL GOOD WITH STATE FARM NEIGHBORHOOD ASSIST PROGRAM!

This is a sponsored post for State Farm. However, the opinions and emotions are my own!

Hey guys!

So, on March 25th, I turned 22, and my blog turned 6! Watching my blog grow into what it is today has been amazing! Currently, I have a social media footprint of over 100k followers. That’s a lot of people. I LOVE creating content, connecting with you all, and making really hideous/silly faces via Vine and SnapChat.

However, I’ve realized that there is some responsibility having a following. I have a voice, and I want to use it for a good purpose, not just for entertainment. I feel like our generation gets wrapped up in whatever the media cooks up for us. We care so much about what a celeb is or isn’t doing, how we think the world is crumbling around us due to boy band drama, and if there’s ever going to be a Lizzie McGuire reunion!!!!!?!!??!?

With all jokes aside, I think we need to open our eyes and hearts to issues that are happening all around us.

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With that, I’m so happy to tell you all that I’ve teamed up with State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program  to encourage you to get involved in your community. As you probably already know, State Farm’s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams; they aim to get communities to a better state. Wouldn’t that be awesome if you were to affect someone’s life in this way?!

 

Here are some straight up amazing facts about how the  works:

This program is made to connect with your community and allow you to help grow it! Through the program, State Farm invites people to submit a community cause about which they’re passionate about for a chance to win one of 40 $25,000 grants. Who narrows down the submissions? The Youth Advisory Board (YAB)! Which is comprised of 30 students, ages 17-20, from across the United States. Das rite, peeps your age! Once they’re narrowed down, the public (you) has a chance to vote on your fave cause through the Facebook app. Yes, AN APP! The top 200 causes covering education, community development and safety are voted on through the dedicated Facebook app, which helps to determine the 40 winners which in the past have included those who are helping homeless veterans, revitalizing parks, improving literacy and offering athletic programs for children with disabilities.

I then learned that State Farm has awarded $3 million dollars to 120 communities across North America to date. Is that amazing?

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Now that I’ve shared how the program works, it has inspired me to get involved within my own community. I researched and found an organization called “Fresh Start Women“, which is an organization that gives women the resources to get back on their feet after going through different life struggles. I was really interested in this organization because their goal is to inspire and help women thrive. Which is what I aspire to do for my followers. I’m so excited to start volunteering! (Which you’ll see in the next post!)

HERE’S WHAT YOU COULD DO RIGHT MEOW NOW:

  1. Click here.
  2. VOTE for your fave cause. (You’ll have until June 23rd.)
  3. Tweet or SnapChat me what you chose! (@mayainthemoment) Use the #SFNeighborhoodAssist tag!
  4. Share with your homies!

Follow them!

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I hope you’re inspired to get involved! Stay tuned for part 2!

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5 NATURAL HAIR CARE PRODUCTS YOU SHOULD BE USING

This is a sponsored post for Target. However, the words and opinions are completely my own! 🙂


 

Hey guys! I’ve been on somewhat of a healthy hair kick (easing my way into it, anyway). I wanted to explore what healthy hair products are out there without spending too much, because I ain’t gonna lie,

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Luckily, I’ve teamed up with Target to share some new all natural hair care products that are free of harmful chemicals and full of nutrient-rich, restorative and plant-based ingredients.

Here is my experience using Target’s new all natural hair care products for the first time! 🙂

The first two are SoapBox’s Bataua Fruit shampoo and conditioner.

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These products are packed with fatty acids and amino acids (which helps your hair grow) to nourish your scalp and hair. Make sure to wait 3-5 minutes before rinsing your hair.

HERE’S THE COOL PART: With every bottle you buy, SoapBox will provide a month’s supply of clean water to a community in need! #SoapEqualsHope

Ummmmmmmm, whaaat?

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The last three are from the Renpure line. No sodium chloride, sulfates, dyes, harsh salts, parabens, or gluten. GET OUTTA HERE, GLUTEN.

These products are mainly to repair and cleanse your hair, which means extra time in the shower. I’ve always been used to shampooing, conditioning and BAM. Done. Quick shower. However, I thiiiink not going the extra step to repair is one of the reasons why my hair isn’t as healthy as it should be.Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 9.10.21 PM

The cleansing pudding requires running the product through your hair, starting from root to tip. Not in a shampooing motion. And to detangle, use a wide tooth comb (had to google what that was, don’t judge me). Reading this made me feel very anxious because I don’t think I’ve never FULLY detangled my hair, because, OUCH.

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ANYWAY- I pushed through my childhood detangle nightmares induced by my abuelita, and did what had to be done because I’m a grown woman.

RELATED: LAZY GIRL FASHION 

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Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 9.13.19 PMThe key ingredients in these products are coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, and monol oil. Which all help to chill out the frizz, lock moisture in, and restore natural oils you may have lost from straightening your hair. *COUGH COUGH* Me…

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After using these products I’ve definitely noticed my hair feels waaaay lighter and smells heavenly. But most importantly,  just knowing what was going into my hair made me feel a sense of control. Listen, I’m not trying to tell you how to live your life, but I think we can all benefit from using all natural products.

Your hair is sacred and should be treated like a QUEEEEEEEN. Just like you!

I hope I’ve given you some insight or even giggles. If I did,

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You can get all the above and more at Target.com and at your local Target store!

CLICK HERE FOR MY LATEST YOUTUBE VIDEO

CLICK HERE FOR MY LATEST VINE

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LAZY GIRL FRIDAY: ELSA MAKEUP TUTORIAL/REVIEW

Hey guys! Yay for the very first Lazy Girl Friday episode! If you don’t what #LazyGirlFriday is, here’s the vid to catch you up!

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Disney Examiner is a Disney inspired blog for all ma Disney peepzzzz out there! They wrote to me and asked if I was interested in some Disney inspired makeup products, and of course my response was, giphy

Here are the products I received! FULL LIST OF PRODUCTS

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Here is the review/tutorial!

Thank you, DisneyExaminer! I had a lot of fun filming the tutorial and can’t wait to do more!

 

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THINGS ARE CHANGING/ WE ALL GROW SUMMIT

Hey guys!

As you probably know I went to the We All Grow Summit in LA this past week! It was SO inspiring that I thought I should make a change. Watch the video below to see what that change is!

ARE YOU EXCITED?! WHY AM I YELLING!!!?!?! LOLOLOL

Anyway, I really did enjoy the WAG Summit! I learned so much about myself, my brand, and how to be a better YouTuber! To learn more about the We All Grow Summit, click here!

Here are some pictures from the weekend!

It was held at the Line hotel in Korea town… (You KNOW I went to karaoke!!!)

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Credit Robson Muzel and #WeAllGrow Summit 2015.

 

 

This was the very lobby where BEYONCE, yes, BEYONCE walked past me. If you’d like to see more explanation on that, CLICK HERE.

 

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Credit Robson Muzel and #WeAllGrow Summit 2015.
oh my lawd. the rooooms!!
oh my lawd. the rooooms!!

 

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The panel! As you can tell, we were very focused. lol

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(Credit Robson Muzel and#WeAllGrow Summit 2015)

My homies throughout the summit! Jeshua and Lauren! (Who also saw Beyonce…which you can see hereeeee)

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(Credit Robson Muzel and#WeAllGrow Summit 2015)

We flawless at the ViveMejor cocktail party.

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Credit Robson Muzel and #WeAllGrow Summit 2015.

YouTubeSpaceLA!

 

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Omgggg. On top of the amazingness, NEUTROGENA HAD A FREAKING BEAUTY BAR!!! Massages,hurrr,makeup AND CANDY.

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I hope you enjoyed my mini round up! See you Friday!!

 

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MY AT&T COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE! #MovilizandoTuMundo

This post was made possible by AT&T Latino and the Uverse Wireless Reciever!

Hey guys! As you all probably have seen, I’m in a commercial for the AT&T Uverse Wireless Receiver with social media supah star, Lejuan James!

Click below to see what the Uverse Wireless Reciever is all about! Feel free to leave a comment and like! Sharing is caring 🙂 #MovilizandoTuMundo

It was such an amazing experience filming this video for AT&T’s Uverse Wireless Receiver (which is pretty cool…), and I’m so happy how it turned out!

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But I have to be 100% with you guys…I wasn’t so confident in the beginning.

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These were my thoughts when I got the call:
“OMGGG! YES! YES! YES! What an awesome opportunity!!! I’ve never filmed an actual COMMERCIAL before though…Wow, AT&T?! With Lejuan James? That’s legit! Who am I to even be considered for this?! Omg I need braces. And prolly lose about 4598390583940 pounds before I go. I have gas now.

UGH! I CAN’T DO THIS. HALP HALP HALP”

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Eventually I got my life, and realized I needed to STOP with the self doubt. What was I supposed to do? Turn it down? Let my insecurities win? LOL NOPE. HELLO, THIS IS HUGE!!!
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I ended up having one of the best trips of my life. Not only because I got to work with amazing people, but that I pushed past my self doubt. NEVER be a prisoner in your own mind or body. Allow yourself to experience life, love, and new opportunities! Challenge yourself.

HUGE thank you to AT&T Latino for allowing me to be a part of this!! I really hope you guys enjoyed it! Here are some extra BTS pics!

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Love You – A Love Song!

Hi everyone!

I made this all on garage band last year around this time and thought I would share it with all of you again! I made it all by myself. This goes to show sometimes you don’t need a big fancy music studio to start creating your own sound. DIY. Do. It. Yourself. Although, it would be SWEET to make music in one… I’m just saying, don’t let that stop you from making music.
Anyway, later I’m going to work on cleaning some of the levels up.
Until then, ENJOY!

For anyone who want to learn this song, Here are the lyrics, and chords.
CHORDS: Gmaj7 , Am

STRUMMING PATTERN:
down, up, downchuck, up, downchuck repeat.
(here’s a tutorial on chucking, it takes practice! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZxOof50iqk )
For beginners, you can do whatever strum pattern feels most comfortable 🙂

LYRICS:
Gmaj7              Am
Hey, Wake up right now
Gmaj7 Am
So I can see your face
Gmaj7
I missed you so much
Am
Since you’ve been away
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In dreamland

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And I feel the same way
As I did last night
Cause I woke up this morning
And It felt so right
It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long time coming

CHORUS
I don’t really think you know how much I love you
(love you, love you, love you,)
But then again I don’t really think I show you how much I love you
(love you, love you, love you,)
repeat 1x

I can be your queen if you need one
So you don’t have to worry
Cause I got your back
Yeah I got your back

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Love, Maya

http://www.mayainthemoment.com

SCREENING PASSES:THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE(CLOSED)

Hey guys! SPONGEBOB IS BACK IN THEATERS!!!
We all know that SpongeBob is the eternal optimist.
TWEET/SNAPCHAT me your SPONGEBOB happy face!
(@mayainthemoment)
Like this!
The first 10 people that posts will win FREE passes to the screening this Saturday, the 31st, at 10am at Harkins Scottsdale 101. (I’ll be there too!!!)
Opening Date:                  February 6, 2015 (Nationwide) In Theatres, Real D 3D and 2D
Rating:                                  PG
Synopsis:                             SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.

Love, Maya

http://www.mayainthemoment.com

MY WEEK WITH THE 2015 #TOYOTA #YARIS!

Hey guys! So if you follow me on instagram or snapchat you know that I got to drive the 2015 #Toyota #Yaris! My friend Nathaniel and I wanted to ring in 2015 in Cali with our Vine friends, and we did just that! 
Here’s a recap from my trip in case you missed it!

 I have to be honest with you guys though, I was kind of intimidated to drive in LA cause, well, you know. Crazy drivers(see gif below) and TRAFFIC!
 But I actually found my confidence in the Yaris. It’s compact size was PERFECT for zipping around in LA. Here’s a victory selfie of when we found the only compact spot left on the 2nd floor at the Grove. YAAAAAS!
The first thing I got to do was FINALLY meet one of my long time Vine friends, Mario Dominic! I even got to hear him sing!! (see below)

When I was there I also did a collab with one of my newest Vine friends, (and rising YouTube star) Alex Moothart!
(ALSO- click his name to see his viral vine!)
Check it out!!
 
Last but not least, NEW YEARS PARRRRTAY! I had planned to do 294789734897534 vines but when we got there the house was on a CLIFF. Yes, a CLIFF. So we kinda had to park downhill which was literally, DOWNHILL ON A CLIFF. It was also -3948239423 degrees outside. LOL
But anyway, here are some moments from that!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years!! Mine was wonderful, and most importantly SAFE! Thank you again to the 2015 #Toyota #Yaris for making this the best New Years trip ever.
Love, Maya!

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