Holiday Faves!

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Hey guys! The holidays are here, which means family, food and holiday parties. (But mostly food…) and I LOVE to get dolled up for a party. When it comes to make-up, I’ve always been low maintenance. All I need is foundation, mascara, blush and eyeliner. I don’t like make up that clumps up, or clogs up my pores. If you’re the same, Neutrogena cosmetics are super duuuper simple. Here are some of my favorites for the holiday!

  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup(Natural Ivory 20) $13.99
  • Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow(Lasting Taupe)$7.99
  • Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara  $8.99
  • Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick(Bright Berry)$8.99

    I highly suggest the healthy liquid makeup if you want a light coverage. I love it because it doesn’t feel like I have any makeup on! Another biggie for me is eye shadow because I never know what looks good with my eyes, or even how to put it on.The Crease Proof Eyeshadow is just a stick of eyeshadow! All you do is rub it on your eyelid and BAM! You’ve got a subtle yet sessi (couldn’t say that word without giggling) look! If you wanted a heavier look, just reapply. Eyelashes are EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGG. I seriously love Healthy Lengths mascara because it’s supposed to help your lashes grow longer, AND make them look bold (also bootiful). (It’s safe to wear if you have sensitive eyes, or wear contacts) Lastly, lips. If you’re going to a holiday party, you gotta rock either a bold red lip, or a cute flirty pink lip. MoistureSmooth Color Stick has a nice bright color, while still hydrating your lips. And you are gonna need that when that cute boy walks over to you with a mistletoe…*WINK WINK* hahahaha jk. That only happens in the movies.*ugly cries inside* At the end of your magical night, make sure to take off your makeup with some Makeup Removers!!

ANYWAY. These are my holiday favs because they make me feel pretty on the inside, and outside. Also because I know these products won’t ruin my face with harsh chemicals 😉

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HAPPY SUMMER:Starbucks Refresher Popsicles!

 Hey guys! Happy SUMMMMAH! Here’s a yummy popsicle treat for your summer festivities (like the 4th of July…….) I LOVE Starbucks Refreshers. When I saw they had these babies out, I had to have them. But honestly, they didn’t taste like the original! I had a box full, and they weren’t cheap- I needed to find a way to make the best of them. Why not make them into popsicles?! My mom and I took a trip to Ikea and found these Ice Pop Makers. Leggo!
 DIFFICULTY LEVEL= Your 8 year old cousin could make these with her eyes closed while twerking to Justin Bieber.


  •  Any ice pop mold! These were $2!  
  • Starbucks Refreshers! I bought these at Target($8), but you can get them at any Starbucks!(cute little girl optional)
  • A Freeeeezer! 

The molds come like this! I found that the best way is to mix a little bit of water and powder in a cup. The more powder the better! Otherwise it’ll start to taste like water by the 3rd lick. I know, super tricky! :p I left these in while I ran some errands, but if you’re in a hurry, they’ll freeze in a hour. (depending on how cold your freezer is…I don’t know yo lyf!)

Love, Maya Anjelica Murillo
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CRAFT: DIY Holiday Nails!

 I’ve been wanting to try all kinds of nail art but the problem is that I can’t grow my nails long! I was looking on Pinterest the other day and saw that a lot of people are buying the press-on nails and decorating them. You can buy a set of 100 nails for under $6 at the grocery store, that is right in my price range!

What I like best about this method is that you can decorate the nails on a table instead of on your fingers, which gives you more control. And you can pop them on and off as you like. Think of them as jewelry that you can make and switch in and out as you wish.

 You’ll need blank nails, nail glue, plus nail polish. Then get some Puffy Paint, Tulip Tweezers and Tulip Glam It Up Crystals.

 Here is something I didn’t think of – I bought the loose nails as opposed to the ones connected to a strip of plastic. No prob, I just used a strip of Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion® Peel and Stick Tape™
to hold down the nails as I painted them. Choose the nails by trying them on your finger to get the right size, trim with scissors if needed.

 Paint the base coat with nail polish, then clear polish and let dry. Add a tiny dot of Puffy Paint, then use the tweezers to pick up a crystal and drop in the center of the paint. Do this for all the nails and let dry.

 When they’re dry, simply pop them off, add the nail glue and press on your fingertips. I decorated two sets and mixed and matched them. It’s addicting! And you can do a set to give as a gift for Christmas.

 I love my nails! I’m excited to make more!

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HOW TO: Glitter Eyes for New Year’s Eve – and other goodies!

 My friend Dania has a new beauty blog called and she used me as a model the other day to show off glitter eyes! Check it out!

Here are some other happy New Year’s Eve goodies that I’m loving right now…

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I have a major girl crush on Zooey Deschanel. It’s not even funny. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt? My ovaries just exploded.


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MAYA IN THE MOMENT CRAFT: New Year’s Eve Sparkly Mittens

 Here is a bonus craft that I wanted to share before New Year’s Eve – Sparkly Mittens! This is for you ladies who plan to wear some glitz on your fancy night out – maybe to the movies, or a party or a street festival. Why not glam  up your gloves too? It’s super easy!

 You’ll need some gloves – I bought a package of two at Target, they were on clearance! Next you’ll need:

a Tulip® Cordless Heat Setting Tool™
Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals™ 
Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Fashion Art Tweezers™ 

You’ll also need something to slip your gloves over while you add the crystals – like a soup can. This is so that the crystals won’t come off when you stretch the gloves to insert your hands. You want to glue the crystals on while the gloves are stretched.


 You’ll want to pick up the crystals one-by-one with the tweezers, set in place and then use the heat tool to apply them.

 For the white gloves I used Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Studs! 

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MAYA IN THE MOMENT CRAFT: Candy Cane Heart Picture Ornament

 My mom and I experimented with MELTING candy canes this week and had all kinds of yummy results. Here is the idea I made!

Did you know you can melt the candy canes into hearts by putting them in the oven for a few minutes?

Here is what you need:

You’ll also need:

 – cookie sheet
– parchment paper
– oven
– oven mitt

Preheat the oven to 300F.
Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Remove plastic wrapper from each candy cane and set them as hearts on the cookie sheet. Let them heat up for three minutes. always use caution when using the oven, I suggest kids have an adult around to help them.

Remove the tray from the oven. Press the ends together so they set and the joints are secure. Use a steak knife to trim away excess candy cane. You want to have clean edges so it looks nice! Let cool.

 Cut up the Tacky Sticker Sheets into strips and apply to the back of the candy cane – don’t forget to add string to hang your ornament!

Set the candy cane on top of the picture. Cut away excess.

 This is what I ended  up with, but I thought they looked BLAH. They needed some sparkle power. I found some glittered cardstock and cut out hearts. I added more Tacky Sticker Sheet adhesive and pressed them to the back of the ornament. Much better!

Have a wonderful, magical, glitter-filled holiday!

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MAYA IN THE MOMENT CRAFT: Holiday Tinsel Bracelet

 This is a really crazy fun project to make with your friends. I LOVE getting in the holiday spirit and blasting it out in a super sparkly way. One of the ways I’ve been doing that this season is by making these tinsel bracelets. They are addicting to make as they are fun to wear.
Here is how to make one:

  This is what you need:

– bracelet blank. I used one from DIY Bangles, but you can make your own from cardboard or anything.TIP: Get a bracelet that is one size LARGER than your wrist because after you apply the tinsel, it will be smaller.
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue (my favorite is called Fast Grab because it is super thick an
– Metallic tinsel, about 12″
– Assorted little holiday charms and toys. You can find these in the miniature objects section of the craft store. My mom got these from Silver Crow Creations

 Apply the glue inside the bracelet and spread it around with your finger. Next, wrap the bracelet with the tinsel. Let dry.

 Use scissors to give the tinsel a massive haircut! Cut away from the inside and the outside of the bracelet as much as you can.

 Choose your items and glue them in place. You can use clothespins to keep them in place while the glue dries. Also add little crystals and anything to liven up your bracelet.

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Dia de los Muertos!

Dia de los Muertos has always been a big event in my family. My mom and dad are artists and create altars, art and installations all over the state to celebrate the holiday. Here is site they helped build:

Naturally, it’s a part of my lifestyle too. Here are some pictures from this week and my adventures celebrating Dia de los Muertos!

 I had to give a group presentation for my arts class at ASU West, so I asked my dad to come down and paint our faces! (Click for a closer look)

 This is one of my dad’s pieces he made. It is called”Rebirth.”

 He painted my face like Corpse Bride…just a bit of teeth showing…

 Shrine necklaces that my mom made.

 Here I am at the fiesta eating a sugar skull lollipop!

Dia de los Muertos begins November 1st at midnight!

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