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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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Eyes: Get The Look

Holiday Eyes: Get The Look

One of the reasons that I LOVE the Holidays, is it’s an excuse to experiment with makeup a bit more than I normally would.  Especially the eyes!  Nothing says the holidays quite like glitter 😉

Here are a few of my favorite eye looks:

Holiday Eyes

See how @glamorousreflections created this dreamy glitter eye look with her favorite Motives products.

1. With a fluffy blending brush, start by blending “Caramel ” above the crease and use it as the transition eyeshadow.
2. With a smaller brush, Apply “chocolight” into the crease to add more depth.
3. With a precise blending brush blend it out with “Boudoir “.
4.With a flat brush Apply concealer to the center of the lid.
5.With a flat eyeshadow brush apply “Sunkissed” to the center of the lid.
6.Blend “Rock candy ” on the sides of the lid to create a spotlight effect and apply “Pot of Gold” glitter on the center of the lid.
7.Apply Fiber lush mascara & blend rock candy & Caramel along the Lower Lash Line, Apply “Pot of Gold” glitter on the lower Lash Line.
8. Add false lashes…and you’re done!

Ready to try this look?  You can Buy The Look Here

Holiday Eyes

 @rubina_muartisty created this stunning look with Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Caramel, Shimmer in Copper, and the Motives Glitter Pot in Pot of Gold.

Holiday Eyes

✨. Re-create @theamazingwroldofj’s eye look with Motives Glitter Pot in Pot Of Gold and Little Black Dress Gel Eyeliner. 

Which one will you try?

Friday Feature: Meet Jacqueline Menconi

Friday Feature: Meet Jacqueline Menconi

One of the best things I have had happened in my career is meeting other beauty professionals.  I am fortunate to have made friends all over the WORLD with some of THE most talented individuals out there. Aligning yourself with others in your profession is […]

Beauty Stocking Stuffers For The Holiday Season

Beauty Stocking Stuffers For The Holiday Season

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the little things, like stocking stuffers! (Especially beauty stocking stuffers!) Fortunately, beauty supplies come in small but mighty packages. I’ve put together a list of some trending products and trinkets for you to add to […]

Must Have Beauty Bundles For This Holiday

Must Have Beauty Bundles For This Holiday

This month I want to help you get the perfect gifts for those hard to buy women. I did all of the work for you with these must have beauty bundles for this Holliday, so you don’t have to wonder what to put together!

Holiday Beauty Bundle

The Motives Boxed Beauty is an essential palette featuring six eye shadows and two blushes with a convenient mirror and brush inside. It’s the perfect gift for any fashionista who wants access to hot cosmetics at any time — and it’s got most of her beautiful face covered!

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But what about her lips? The Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub is gentle yet an effective scrub that will help lips reach their full pout potential. It utilizes sugar to buff away dry skin to reveal supple, smooth lips, and I suggest following up with the Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask. This is a leave-on lip treatment that seals in moisture and smooths for the perfect pout. She will also LOVE the Lumière de Vie Renewal Elixir! It’s a luxurious, superior facial oil that deeply moisturizes and reduces the appearance of aging for a youthful-looking, healthy glow. Who doesn’t want that?


You get her the entire bundle, and you can be sure this is a gift she’ll be sure to LOVE! And you may want to put a few of these products on your list. They sure make the prefect stocking stuffers!
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I am also including a MOTIVES makeup bag with the purchase of each bundle

 

Here is how Motives Beauty Advisor Brittany Kimble used the new Holiday Beauty Bundle!

1. For the eye look, I started out using the Motives Eye Base over the entire lid.
2. Next I blended Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Cappuccino in my crease as a transition color followed by the shade Vino on the lower outer V crease for some added warmth and depth.
3. Using the Motives Boxed Beauty Palette I applied the pink shade in the center of my lid.
4. I popped the purple shade between the center pink shade and Vino.
5. For my inner corner, I used the champagne color to bring a little more brightness. I also sprayed my brush with Motives 10 Years Younger Setting Spray for a more foiled technique.
6. The blush was absolutely beautiful along with the golden highlight shade in the palette, I absolutely LOVED it!!!
7. I finished out the look by filling my brows in with the Motives Brow Kit.
8. For my lips, which were insanely soft and smooth from the Muah Vanilla Lip Scrub and Mask, I used Motives Kohl Eyeliner-Coffee to line and blend into my lips followed by Motives Metallic Paints Pink Latte.

 

Here is how Motives Beauty Advisor Beauty Advisor Clarissa Jones used the Holiday Beauty Bundle!


1. I treated my lips with Motives Vanilla Scrub and Vanilla Mask after my skincare routine.
2. Fill in brows with dark brown in Motives Essential Brow Kit.
3. Clean under brows with Motives Liquid Concealer in medium light
4. Apply Motives Eye Base over mobile lid and crease of the eye.
5. Start with Golden Blush from Boxed Beauty Palette on blend above the crease for a transition color
6. Blend Dark Brown eyeshadow from Boxed Beauty in outer V and inner eye.
7. Place Blue eyeshadow from Boxed Beauty in middle of the lid up to the crease.
8. Blend Dark Brown and Blue eyeshadow from Boxed Beauty on the lower lid.
9. After foundation, contouring, and highlighting, use Golden Blush from Boxed Beauty to highlight cheek and Pink Blush on cheeks
10. Winged eyeliner created with Motives liquid eyeliner and topped off with bold lashes

 

Need more ideas? Don’t worry, I have you covered!

 

No one wants to find yourself under the mistletoe with dry, cracked, flakey lips!! PUCKER UP!!

Get plush and hydrated lips with this dynamic duo 💋💋

Step 1: Buff away dry skin & help your lips reach their full pout potential with Motives® MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub-This nourishing formula utilizes sugar to to reveal supple, smooth lips that are prepped for an infusion of flawless color.

Step 2: Apply Motives® MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask. This silky lip mask is infused with shea butter for effortless nourishment while emollients smooth for ultimate suppleness, and the sweetly subtle taste of vanilla is the cherry on top. This leave on lip treatment that seals in moisture and smooths for the perfect pout. This versatile treatment can be applied under your favorite Motives lip color or as an overnight lip mask.

Who doesn’t want SOFT lips this season?!? Get this duo here! MUAH

Holiday Classics

One thing I love about the holiday season is the fact that we can look forward to traditions.

Whether it’s shopping with friends, a romantic date, or coffee and cookie backing… it all looks and feels better with a bright & cheery red lip and some extra glow to match the twinkle in your eye

Adding a bold liner to your top lid is the perfect pair to a bold red lip (think Marilyn Monroe signature look)

Here is your guide for working with this combo of product:

😚 Our Pressed Highlighters are sure to please, as they offer Gold, Neutral or Rose tones!
(Goddess / Bombshell / Starshine / Rose Diamond)

👌 Liquid Gold Shimmer has no rules & offers a creamy, soft glow wherever it lands. Try on cheekbones, you cupids bow, brow bone, collarbones, eye lids, etc.!

💋 Choose ‘Sorry not Sorry’ or Scandalous for a bold, matte lip and keep your holiday cheer from spreading to your coffee cup or lover’s lips!

👁️ Our Luxe Precision liner offers incredible staying power, while being effortless to apply. More pressure means a thicker line, so sweet gently for a subtle line or apply some pressure if you like the drama

 

Sexy & Sophisticated

Sexy & Sophisticated, these sultry shades make the naughty list look nice!💋💋
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In the Nude is the dreamiest mistake-proof palette of barely-there colors that features six incredible eye shadows, a sizzling bronzer and a lip shine to sweeten the pot. A must for every woman, this beauty essential also comes with two easy-to-follow tutorials so you can achieve your favorite looks.
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Pair it with Motives® Ultra Matte Lipstick-Seduced and Motives® Fiber Lush Mascara and you may just find yourself under the mistletoe even after the Holidays. Get the bundle here!

 

 

 

Glitz & Glam

Swipe on something shimmery & bright with the Glitz & Glam Bundle!

Put on a set of false eyelashes made with natural hair fibers for an alluring, natural look. Create the look of bigger, fuller, more inviting eyes with our collection of false eyelashes. Using our easy to apply glitter adhesive, you’ll have the perfect clear base to hold your favorite glitter on all day & night!

Metallic Paint Liquid Lip in Delight is the perfect color to complement this look. This lip stain is full of long-lasting coverage. Flaunt fiercely bold lips with these vibrant, metallic hues.

Finish off your look with adding the right amount of glow with the Halo Pressed Blush.  You can get the Glam & Glitz Bundle here!

 

 

 

 

 

Under The Mistletoe

Who ACTUALLY hangs mistletoe in their home?  Comment below!

Whether it’s just in theory, or you spend time locking lips under this festive bundle… we can all appreciate the concept!

We wanted to offer up a product collection that offers you a romantic look for a dreamy date night (or moment under the mistletoe 😘)

MIX IT UP with our freshly launched shadow palette offering creamy, earthy hues and add to the drama by lining those lashes with our Little Black Dress Gel Liner.
Sweep on a little color to your cheeks with your favorite pressed blush (Peach Beige is one of our favs!)
And pucker up those lips with your favorite red lipstick and or complete your pout with Kiss Me mineral lip shine. Get this bundle here!

Earn Triple Cash Back on Your Cyber Monday Shopping

Earn Triple Cash Back on Your Cyber Monday Shopping

If you’re anything like me, I am always looking for all of the deals during the Holiday!  On top of the deals, I want to share how YOU can start earning Cash Back every time you shop. Save money at the stores you love! Trust me, you […]

Exclusive Online Holiday Beauty Bash

Exclusive Online Holiday Beauty Bash

Who’s ready for our 🎁“Holiday Beauty Bash” 🎁? No need to leave your home, join in all the fun right from the comfort of your own home 💋 It’s an exclusive 4 day event for my VIPs happening Nov23-26! We will have professionals from all […]

Get Ready For Fall With These 4 Trends!

Get Ready For Fall With These 4 Trends!

So, tell me! What do you look forward to with the season’s change? Here are a few of my favorite things: Pumpkin everything, colorful leaves, cozy oversized sweaters, and boots…and it wouldn’t be right not to mention new makeup trends!

 

 

 

This season is all about fusing bold patterns with vibrant colors and textured finishes for a look that is perfectly mismatched. We are seeing quite a bit leopard print this year.

The Motives In The Mix Palette create the perfect building blocks for your look, and layer with Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow to add dimension for a stunning effect. Spice up your lips this fall with this lipstick duo in Pumpkin Spice. The bold pairing of burnt pumpkin and brick red gives your lips dimension that leaves an impact. Wear them together or separately, the choice is yours. Don’t forget that your skin needs some TLC! Rejuvenate it with just one spritz of Lumière de Vie Rosé Refresher.

 

4 Different Looks

I asked some of my friends to help me out and try my latest fall must have beauty products, then I put together some trendy outfits for them. I LOVE that all of these looks use the same products, yet they all look so different!

 

Clarissa Jones

So, tell me! What do you look forward to with the season’s change? Here are a few of my favorite things: Pumpkin everything, colorful leaves, cozy oversized sweaters, and boots…and it wouldn’t be right not to mention new makeup trends!

 

I found this cute leopard print sweater and added these comfortable, and versatile black boots. I saw these earrings and knew they were perfect for this outfit!!
Here is how Clarissa created this makeup look:
1. Begin by using Motives Eye Base.
2. Apply Dark Purple (color on the left) from Motives In The Mix Palette in the crease blending out with the Motives Blending Brush.
3. Apply Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow-Mystic on the mobile lid.

4. Blend the Black color from In the Mix Palette in outer V with Motives Blending Brush.

5. Apply Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow-Nirvana on lower lash line about 1/2 way across.
6. Finish lower lash line with Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow-Renegade.
7. Create winged eyeliner using Motives Angled Brush with Motives Gel Eyeliner-Little Black Dress.
8. Apply Motives Fiberlush mascara on top and bottom lashes.
9. Mix both colors from Motives Pumpkin Spice Lipstick and apply to lips.

Brittany Kimble

I decided to put Brittany in this comfy sweater, jeans and these neutral boots.  I dressed her up a little with a larger earring, but kept the necklace simple.
Here’s what she used to create her look:
Foundation: custom blend
Under eye setting powder: Motives banana powder
Blush: ginger
Eyes: little black dress for dramatic liner, Nefertiti, Aphrodite from dynasty palette on the wing with the two liquid shadow colors and demure palette for the crease.
Lips: pumpkin spice lipstick duo
Face: Miami glow and sculpting duo

Kimberly Mareno

I dressed Kim up in this warm sweater dress.  I love that it has long sleeves.  I choose these high suede boots and larger purse.  She can definitely rock these earrings and bold bracelet.

Here’s how she created her look:

1. Begin by applying Motives Eye Base with a concealer brush all over the eye, from lash to brow.
2. Press Vanilla Motives Pressed Eye Shadow all over the lid with the Motives All Over Shadow Brush in order to set the eye base .
3. Using the eye blender brush, place Cappuccino Motives Pressed Eye Shadow into the crease of the eye.
4. Apply Mystic Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow all over the lid with a blending brush.
5. Blend the edges with a blending brush so they are soft.
6. Apply the center color in the Motives In The Mix Palette into the crease to create more depth.
7. Line the eye with Motives Gel Eye Liner-Little Black Dress on the top of the upper lash line and between the lashes.
8. Using a Detail Brush soften the top edge of the eye liner with the center color from the In The Mix Palette, causing it to look double lined. The black liner should fade into the brown shadow, which then fades into the Mystic Motives Liquid Metal Eye Shadow.
9. Using a smudge brush, line the bottom lash line with the center color from the In The Mix Palette.
10. Apply another coat of Mystic Liquid Metal Eye Shadow all over the lid with a blending brush to make the color pop.
8. Finish off the look with Motives Fiber Lush Mascara.
11. Apply Red Currant Motives Lip Crayon to the outer line of the lip. Fill in softly so the lipstick stays in longer.
12. Apply the red color of the Motives Pumpkin Spice Lipstick all over the lip.
13. Apply the lighter color in the center of the lip.

It wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t participate too!!

 

I decided to embrace the leopard print, and have to admit, I normally wouldn’t choose these bold boots!  I loved this handbag and thought they should go together. This jacket will keep me warm during the cold Wisconsin “Fall” and it too have a touch of animal print.

 

Which look is your favorite? Are you ready to add these must have fall beauty products?  You can find them all by clicking here!

I knew that everyone would be wondering where I found all of these clothes, and you can find them all at Express!! 

Click here if you’d like to earn 2% CashBack on your entire purchase at Express, and if you act fast they are having a HUGE sale, which is even better!!

This season, I will not only be teaching new Fall & Winter trends, will also help you by doing “Makeup Bag Remixers.” If you are in my area-contact me to set up a lesson! You can bring your makeup bag  along to your consultation and I’ll go through it with you to make sure you know how to use everything in it. I’ll even help you part with the not so good stuff. 😉
#inthemix #pumpkinspice #mixitup

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No Shave November-How Can You Help?

No Shave November-How Can You Help?

I’m sure you have been hearing a lot about No Shave November, and maybe you or your man has even participated.  But do you really know what it is and how you can help? Would you rather just watch than read?  Check out my Facebook […]