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5 Occasions To Wear Artificial Lashes

5 Occasions To Wear Artificial Lashes

Long, lush and thick false lashes can definitely be a gals best friend — brightening your eyes, and really adding a flawless, ready-to-tackle-the-world glow that’s tough to find any other way. After all, getting done up to the nines can be so much fun. But not every occasion calls […]

My Secret Weapon 🌹XOXO🌹

My Secret Weapon 🌹XOXO🌹

I don’t know about your weather, but here in Wisconsin, this winter has been BRUTAL! Due to the arctic temperatures and ridiculous amounts of snow, the heat has been on non stop. This is usually so drying to our skin, but I found something that […]

Achieve Great Lashes For National Lash Day!

Achieve Great Lashes For National Lash Day!

National Lash Day is on February 19th. Face it – the eyes have it, and long lashes make women and men take notice. Think about it, your eyes are the windows to your soul and if that’s the case, you’d surely want others to see beauty when they look into your eyes.

To celebrate, do some pre-spring cleaning and replace your old, dried up, crusty, and cakey mascaras that are taking up space at the bottom of your makeup drawer and replace with some fresh tubes. Your peepers are the focal point of your face that putting enough effort and time to enhance them is definitely worth it.

Don’t Forget to Curl!

A favorite of makeup artists everywhere, an eyelash curler is truly a girl’s best friend. It gently clamps around your lashes, making them reach for the sky and it only takes a few seconds!! Here’s my favorite: Precise engineering applies the perfect amount of pressure on eyelashes and will not pinch your eyelid. It instantly opens the appearance of the eye and prepares the lashes for mascara application.

Mascara Facts

The expiration date: Two to three months
Why it goes bad after that: While pumping the mascara wand into the tube helps to use more product, it also drags more air and potential germs into the products. This causes it to dry out or go bad.
Signs you need to replace it: If your mascara flakes, clumps, dries out, or smells, it’s time to toss it.
How to clean it: There is no way to clean or preserve your mascara, so your best bet to just replace it.

My Pick: Fiber Lush Mascara

Get the look of false lashes without the work. Fiber Lush Mascara is formulated with fibers that adhere to your lashes making them look longer, fuller and drop-dead luscious. This one-step formula has been perfectly paired with a brush designed for a flawless application that resists smudging, clumping, and flaking all day.

Lash Primer

Want even longer, fuller lashes? Consider lash primer!! My Pick: Motives Lash Primer. A conditioning base that makes every lash look fuller and longer. The moisturizing formula helps to mend dry lashes for full, extended wear. You can pair it with your favorite mascara.

Let’s Talk False Lashes

One way that guarantees to bring noticeable improvements to your eyes is the use of false eyelashes. If you’re still holding back from using falsies, there’s no time better than now to learn how easy they can be to throw into your routine.

How to apply artificial lashes:

  • Begin by measuring to ensure it fits your eyes. Do this by placing the strip of full lashes onto the line of your upper lashes. Then, using a small scissors cut the part on the outer edge that doesn’t fit.
  • Once the right measurement is achieved, apply eyelash glue to the strip then let dry until a tacky texture is achieved.
  • Apply the full false eyelashes to your natural lash line and put them as close as possible. Use mascara as finishing touch.

My pick: Motives False Eyelashes. I love them because they feature natural hair fibers so they not only look natural, but they are also light and comfortable. They can be worn day or night, are reusable and there are 5 styles to choose from. They will be sure to give you instant length and volume. Features natural hair fibers for higher quality lashes

Want to Grow Your Own Lashes?

I get it, maybe you just want your own lashes to grow long and thick…Well I have the solution! Fixx™ Lash Extend serum is not mascara or makeup. It is a serum that can help increase the look of volume of your lashes in just two weeks, versus six-week results promised by other products. This advanced formula contains a proprietary blend of SymPeptides™ that promote keratin to make lashes and brows look longer and thicker, strengthen your lashes and brows, and reduce breakage. Fixx™ Lash Extend naturally plumps, nourishes and fortifies each strand for healthier, thicker-looking lashes and brows.

Apply Fixx™ Lash Extend once daily on the lash line or on eyebrow to thin, sparse lashes and brows for stronger brows and lashes that look thicker and fuller! Safe and effective, Fixx™ Lash Extend is a hassle-free, great alternative. Fixx™ your lashes and get noticed.

Want even more tips? Check out: 7 Common Mascara Dos & Don’ts.

Do you have any lash tips? I’d love to hear them! Interested in the products I mentioned? You can find them all at

THRILL ME This Season-2019 Spring/Summer Trend Alert

THRILL ME This Season-2019 Spring/Summer Trend Alert

The launch of our new Motives Thrill Me Campaign stole the show this weekend at the World Conference in Miami! We finally got to share the new Motives products with everyone. Get ready to add some of these flirty spring colors makeup routine with all of […]

An Inside Look with Amber Lopez

An Inside Look with Amber Lopez

I get to interview another amazing woman!! I am thankful that I get to meet successful beauty professionals. Here’s your chance to learn too!

7 Tips for Date Night Skin

7 Tips for Date Night Skin

Whether you’ve been married for a long time like me, or if you are “dating”, date nights are so important! If you’re anything like me, when I look my best, I feel my best, and why not WOW your man. Take the time to easily prep your skin for a beautiful glow that will have your date enamored. Here are 7 great tips for healthy, smooth and clear skin for your next date night.

1. Start the night before

Consider using a sheet masque prior to bed. Incredible skin demands an incredible masque. Lumière de Vie Moisture Intense Sheet Masque is the definitive treatment that is formulated with aloe to intensely moisturize while reducing oxidative damage from the everyday elements. Utilizing the powerful hydrating effects of hyaluronic acid, this specialized sheet masque instantly revitalizes dry, aged skin on contact.  Allow 10-25 minutes for the masque to activate and then gently remove from skin. Lightly massage any remaining product into face, neck and décolleté. Follow with your favorite moisturizer. Your skin will be soft the next morning.

2. Remove your makeup

A blank canvas is the best way to begin a work of art. Leaving residual makeup on your face can block pores and cause breakouts. Don’t apply new makeup over old makeup, it’s important to begin your pre-date skincare routine with a clean face.

Try dabbing some Lumière de Vie® Micellar Cleanser on a cotton pad to remove your makeup. This is an all-in-one, waterless cleanser that gently removes makeup and purifies skin with no need to rinse or scrub. Scientifically designed with micelle molecules that lift dirt, makeup and impurities on contact, this advanced formula cleanses and conditions without clogging pores, making it the perfect choice for all skin types.

3. Wash your face

Double cleansing your face is important. This ensures you have removed any excess debris for a fully fresh and blemish-free face.

To avoid any last minute disturbances in your skin, use a soap-free product like Lumière de Vie Facial Cleanser. This helps to moisturize while cleansing, refreshing and invigorating the skin. The appearance of rough, dry skin is visibly diminished, creating skin that is softer and smoother.

4. Tone your skin

Now, your face will be clean and product-free, which means it’s time tone and bring your skin back to its prime pH level.

Grab a gentle toner, like the Lumière de Vie Toner, and apply the toner to cleansed skin using a cotton pad, then gently massage into the face and neck in small, circular motions with your fingertips. Allow the toner to absorb into the skin before applying treatments or moisturizer. Follow with Lumière de Vie Serum Concentrate, Lumière de Vie Illuminating Fading Fluid and Lumière de Vie Intense Rejuvenation Crème for best results.

5. Perfect your complexion

It’s common to skip this step, but we highly recommend against it! The protective properties of serums are absolutely worth it for gorgeous date night skin.

We like to use a hydrating serum, like Lumière de Vie Serum Concentrate, suitable for all skin types. Apply evenly to your face. This is the next generation skincare that utilizes nature and science with effective brighteners, powerful antioxidants and the power of the sea. Potent extracts that promote healthy skin collagen for firmer-looking skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines, delivering extreme radiance, clarity and renewal.

6. Keep hydrated

This is key for that dewy glow beloved by all,

The best moisturizers are the ones that also protect you from the sun. Use a product like Lumière de Vie Intense Rejuvenation Crème to hydrate and protect your face. Let your skin absorb a super-hydrating, intensive repair treatment developed for chronically-stressed skin and designed to work with the skin’s renewal process. An ultra rich, fast-absorbing formula specifically formulated to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and age spots as it imparts skin with the look of improved radiance and newly-found firmness.

It’s stressful enough worrying about what to order at dinner, don’t let the threat of breakouts and dry skin rain on your romantic nights out.

7. Finish with a spritz

Don’t forget a little spritz of Lumière de Vie Rosé Refresher!  Aloe and Botanimoist effectively soothe and moisturize for skin that feels soft and smooth to the touch, while Phytic Acid brightens for a more refined, radiant complexion. This versatile mist is a pick-me-up for your skin that instantly refreshes makeup and provides long-lasting hydration. Revitalize, renew and reset skin with this calming rosewater toner. Plus, it smells good too!

The Importance of Leadership

The Importance of Leadership

Recently I was asked by Nina Tulio-Odom, salon coach and owner of 1 N Agency to chat with her about the importance of leadership. Not only was I honored that she asked me, but I was also so excited! We actually share a lot in […]

‘Can’t Count on Cupid’ Exclusive Online Beauty Series

‘Can’t Count on Cupid’ Exclusive Online Beauty Series

GUESS WHAT???? We are doing it AGAIN 💃🏽💃🏽💕You can’t count on Cupid, folks! 💕.If you loved our last worldwide Beauty Bash event, you’ll love our next one! I’ll be one of the live video contributors, too. LET ME KNOW if YOU want in!!!! .❤️Self Love is The […]

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

You might think you can skip applying sunscreen once the winter months begin. This is NOT a good idea. The sun’s harmful rays are still as active as they are during summer. Cool temperatures do not equal safe sun exposure. Here are four reasons why you should be applying sunscreen year round!

1. Radiation Reflection On Snow

It’s important to protect yourself in the winter. Studies show that Almost 80 percent of UV radiation is reflected from snow while only 25 percent from sand. Think about this before you begin your day. This can be especially dangerous for those that practice winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing.

2. Your Skin Will Age More Slowly

Skin-aging UVA rays are just as present and harmful in the winter because they penetrate clouds. These are the same rays that cause wrinkles and fine lines. Want to look younger for a longer period of time? Apply sunscreen daily – even during winter!

3. Winter Conditions Remove Sunscreen Faster

You’re likely to sweat off some sunscreen and reapply at the beach. What most people don’t realize is that wintry conditions erode your sunscreen even faster. The Skin Cancer Foundation warns that snow and winds wear away sunscreen and reduce its effectiveness, so during winter, you can’t just apply in the morning and assume you’re protected all day. Instead, it’s recommended that during winter you reapply every two hours, and immediately after sweating.

4. Infrared Light Is Also Harmful

Some data dictates that pigment cells can be harmed not only by the sun’s UV rays but even by lower doses of ambient and infrared light, emitted by your computer screen or overhead lamps.

I love Cellular LaboratoriesDe-Aging Sunscreen for its non-oily versatility! And better yet, it’s a Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, so it’s just what you need for year-round skin protection.

Another amazing product from my skincare line is Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Day Creme SPF 20

Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Moisturizing Day Crème with Sunscreen SPF 20 helps to protect the skin from premature aging brought on by harsh environments and the sun. Vitamins help make the skin smooth and soft while protecting against free radicals. Use this day crème to promote proper moisture retention, as a great makeup base that preps your skin for makeup application, and to keep your makeup in place and looking fresh throughout the day.

Motives® Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation with SPF 15 is a great solution for sunscreen when you want to wear makeup. A 3-in-1 foundation that provides the superior, buildable coverage of a crème foundation while offering SPF and primer, with the natural-looking, sheer finish of a powder foundation. This foundation hides discolorations and covers skin with a fine, light-diffusing layer to minimize pores and imperfections for clear, satiny-smooth skin under any lighting.

Motives Custom Blend Foundation

And I have great news for my Custom Blend foundation clients! The minerals contain a sunscreen naturally AND we can even increase the SPF with enhancers, so you’re covered!

Are you confused and unsure about the differences between different sunscreens and what they protect you from? You can learn more about sunscreen? Read my article EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUNSCREEN.

Stay protected and beautiful this winter! XOXO

How to Make 2019 Your Best Year

How to Make 2019 Your Best Year

Are you ready to make 2019 your best year? Most people see the start of a new year a reason to make resolutions and it’s also a great time to reflect on the year before and redo your goals for the next 12 months. Where […]