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Halloween Looks Using Everyday Makeup

Halloween Looks Using Everyday Makeup

I am inspired daily by my fellow Motives Tribe members, but I have to say, their talent really shines every year around Halloween.  I thought it would be inspiring to all of you too, and just maybe give you some ideas on what you can […]

An Exclusive Interview with Loren Ridinger

An Exclusive Interview with Loren Ridinger

I am so excited to invite you to join Motives Director of Field Development Lisa Martin on Monday October 22nd, 2018 for an exclusive interview with Motives Creator, Loren Ridinger as she shares the story behind the brand and the vision for where it’s headed. […]

The #1 Thing You’re Doing That’s Fatal to Your Success

The #1 Thing You’re Doing That’s Fatal to Your Success

I bet you’re reading this based on the title getting your attention.  But, really-do you know the #1 thing you’re doing that’s fatal to your success? Keep reading to find out…


I actually did a Live Facebook video on this very subject, because I do believe it’s what is holding a lot of people back.  I see it almost every day in the people on social media, or even from those I coach and mentor.

I asked my audience; How many people:

  • would like to double their income?
  • would like to lose weight?
  • would love to get out of debt?
  • long for financial independence?
  • or even just want more time?

Now, I’m sure you said yes, to at least one, or maybe even more, which is great!  These are all great goals that I think the majority of the population has.  In fact, I’m sure you could come up with even more.  We all want to make more money, spend more time with our families, be healthy and fit, and achieve financial independence!



The problem is, 80% of the population is on what Brian Tracy calls “Someday Island”.  I know, we’ve all been there from time to time, but it’s the thought that will do things…someday…and on “someday” island, everyone is surrounded by the same people, and  what do you think the topic is on this island?  EXCUSES!!

I hear them everyday…EXCUSES!  I call it excus-itis, which is extremely fatal to your success, really in anything in life. I get it, I do, and I hear it all of the time, “But you don’t understand!” Truth is, I DO understand, I’ve been there, but I also get frustrated because I see  potential in others and know that they are capable of doing great things if they would just STOP blaming others and hiding behind excuses.


What are some of the things that you use as a reason why you are on “Someday Island?

  • You had a messed up up childhood
  • didn’t have a good education
  • you don’t have any money
  • everyone is critical of me
  • my spouse isn’t supportive
  • no one appreciates me
  • the economy…

I’m sure you can fill in a few more, but whatever it is, I’m sure I’ve heard it!

Still not convinced?  I love this saying “If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”  Here’s another one; “Losers make excuses, winners make progress.” Ask yourself this-Is there ANYONE else who has my same excuse that is successful anyway?

Straighten your crown

I posted this on Facebook, which is really what prompted my live broadcast, as well as this article, and honestly, this isn’t the first time I’ve written about this.  Check out my article “Do You Have A Case of BUSY-ITIS?”

We all have and continue to go through tough times, and they can either make you bitter or make you BETTER. It’s YOUR choice. Yes, things happen to us that are completely out of our control, but YOU decide how you respond to it. Blaming is the path of least resistance and so many times people don’t even realize they are doing it…For the next week, I want to encourage you to be aware of how many times you make excuses or blame something, or someone else for why you can’t do something. How often do you complain? Are you a victim? Your ability & willingness to discipline yourself to accept personal responsibility for your life are essential to happiness, health, success, achievement & personal growth. Don’t be a victim…


I challenged my audience after posting this picture, to go at least a week without making any excuses.  I believe that if you’re aware of it, you actually can realize how often you make excuses.  And it’s exercise.  The more you practice, the better you’ll get!  A week turns into two weeks, then a month, and then before you know it, it’s been 90 days!


No more excuses, just STOP, don’t do it!

Imagine if you would put as much energy into their goals as you did your excuses, you would really surprise yourself. Now, I will be the first to admit, that this is something that I had to learn.  I used to have a victim mentality, which really is a form of excus-itis.  Have you ever met a “victim” that is successful?  But, what I also want you to realize is, very few people start out with advantages.  Almost all of the highly successful people I know, started with NOTHING.  They worked hard and created their own success.



Are you hungry for more? Then you have to take control of yourself! Self discipline is absolutely necessary! Self discipline is the ability to do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. Self discipline is the key to personal greatness.

You have to take control of yourself which is self-mastery. Success is only possible when you can master your own emotions, appetites, and inclinations. Which leads us also to self-control.  Your ability to control yourself and your actions, control what you say and do, and ensure that your behaviors are consistent with your long term goals and objectives is the mark of a superior person.

You also have to have self-denial.  This requires that you deny yourself the easy pleasures, the temptations that lead so many people astray, and instead discipline yourself to do only those things that you know are rightful the long term and appropriate for the moment. I also call this stepping out of your comfort zone.  So many times when things are uncomfortable, it’s human nature to put them off and stay where it’s comfortable.

Self-discipline requires delayed gratification, the ability to put off satisfaction in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term.  This is hard for so many because most are wired for instant gratification.  I see so many give up before right before they see any results.

Now what?

You have to be willing to take daily steps to work on your mind.  You have to be willing to learn new things, and new ways of thinking and looking at things.  I teach that this has to be done almost daily. Some of the things that I do are:

  1. Listen to audios, podcasts or videos
    Anything that is inspiring or motivational.  I like to do this while I’m getting ready in the morning.
  2. Read self development books
    There are so many great books out there! I love anything by Brian Tracy, Grant Cardone, Simon Sinek Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins or even Rachel Hollis to name a few.
  3. Focus on your goals
    I suggest you have a written goal statement that you read daily.  I also LOVE dream boards.
  4. Affirmations
    Verbalize daily affirmations.  “I am” is a great way to start these.  I like to say the opposite of what I am, to convince myself that I am that,  An example would be: I am a great public speaker!
  5. Make lists
    We are all busy, and I find that when I make a list of tasks I want to get done, I get more done.  I also find that the busier I am, the more I get done.
  6. FInd a tribe
    Find a group of people that encourage you!  We all deserve to have people in our lives that push us to do more, to go after our dreams.
  7. Just do it!
    Get in the habit of taking action within 5 seconds, before you can talk yourself out of it!  Just do it!


Just try it, what do you have to lose?

Real Men Use Skincare

Real Men Use Skincare

October is all about men’s skincare, I am talking about four must have men’s skincare products to nourish your skin this fall. Is men’s skin really that different than a women’s? If you read my article 3 Simple Skincare Steps For Every Man, then you […]

The Ultimate Beauty Boss-Jennifer Lopez

The Ultimate Beauty Boss-Jennifer Lopez

September was dedicated to the #beautyboss and I had fun celebrating all the boss babes that I am fortunate to have in our #Motivestribe! Last weekend the Motives Beauty & Business Academy took me to Vegas and how fitting is it that I had the […]

MUAH-My Secret To The Perfect Pout

MUAH-My Secret To The Perfect Pout

Are you confused by what products you need for the perfect pout? Here are a couple things that you may be skipping that can make a big difference!

Motives® MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub

My favorite is the Motives® MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub. It’s a gentle yet effective scrub that will help your lips reach their full pout potential. This nourishing formula utilizes sugar to buff away dry skin to reveal supple, smooth lips that are prepped for an infusion of flawless color. It is also gentle enough to use everyday!

How do I use Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub?
Apply with fingertip and massage gently onto lips, buffing away dull skin. Wipe away excess scrub with a warm washcloth. Finish with Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask for the ultimate lip pampering experience.
How does Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub work?
Sugar crystals, a natural exfoliant, work to buff away dead skin cells easily and then dissolve leaving a sweet taste on your smoothed lips.
How often should I use Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub?
Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub is gentle enough for daily use and can be used as desired based on your lips needs.
Is Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub tested on animals?
Motives does not conduct or commission animal testing of any finished product.

Lip Mask

Now that you exfoliated, it’s time for a lip mask! I think we’re all familiar with  face masks—whether you’re into exfoliating masks, hydrating masks, or maybe a combination of the two, masking is a vital step in any woman’s skin care routine. But there’s another crucial step that you might be missing: lip masks.

If you’re like most women, you’re probably wondering what is a lip mask? That’s completely understandable because lip masks are a newcomer to the beauty scene, but I assure you that they are something you don’t want to miss out on!


Yes, they sure are. And, WOW, I am grateful! Lip masks are a simple way to keep your lips soft and smooth-and doesn’t everyone want soft, Lucious lips?  Once you try them, you’ll know exactly what I mean!


Motives® MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask

I am in LOVE with the Motives® MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask, it’s a leave on lip treatment that seals in moisture and smooths for the perfect pout. 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 versatile treatment can be applied under your favorite Motives lip color or as an overnight lip mask.

How do I use Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask?
Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask can be used as an overnight mask or as a daily treatment.
  • Overnight Mask: Apply the mask generously to cleansed, exfoliated lips before bed. We recommend exfoliating with Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub.
  • Daily Treatment: Apply to lips and gently massage until fully absorbed.
Can I wear lip color over Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask?
Yes! Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask can be used as an everyday lip treatment that is worn underneath your favorite lip color. Additional touch-ups to your lip color may be needed throughout the day, as the creamy base leaves your lips so smooth and moisturized!
How often should I apply Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask?
Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask can be applied as needed based on your lips. It can be used daily, especially in winter months when your lips need a little extra love, or several nights a week as an overnight mask.
Is Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Mask tested on animals?
Motives does not conduct or commission animal testing of any finished product.
MUAH! Now that you used this duo, you are ready for your lip color!
Calling All Ladies!

Calling All Ladies!

Calling all ladies!! I need at least 30 women to participate in my new campaign “In the MIX”. I am helping with this new & fun campaign and I will be not only be teaching new Fall & Winter Trends, but will also help you […]

The Motives Cosmetics Business FREE Webinar

The Motives Cosmetics Business FREE Webinar

I am excited to offer this FREE webinar to provide you with an opportunity to learn about the beauty industry, and how you can capitalize on this $55 billion a year industry. Here’s your chance to find out more about how I was able to […]

Enter to Win a 15 Piece Pro Makeup Brush Kit!

Enter to Win a 15 Piece Pro Makeup Brush Kit!

It’s time for a giveaway!  I love to give things away, and this time it is a Motives 15 piece Pro Makeup Brush Set valued at $149.95!



It’s a specialized collection of versatile face and eye brushes designed with the artist in mind. This 15 piece set includes: Powder Brush, Sculpter Brush, Contour Brush, Fan Brush, Sweeping Contour Brush, Blush Brush, Concealer Brush, Large Eye Shadow Brush, Blender Brush, Smudger Brush, Eye Contour Brush, Crease Brush, Angled Liner/Brow Brush, Spoolie & Brow Groomer packed in a zipper carrying case.


Want to know what brush to use for what?  Read my post here and get the skinny! You can even download your own brush guide.



Are you ready to enter to win this set?  Watch my video to what you need to do!



Interested in what is in my Beauty Boss Kit?  Get all the details by clicking here.

Hurry, you only have until the end of September to win 🙂 You can enter here and good luck:

Click- 15 Piece Pro Brush Kit Giveaway





A Complete List of Pro Makeup Discounts

A Complete List of Pro Makeup Discounts

If you have been following me, you probably know by now that I talk about the beauty industry NON STOP!  Especially in my “Evolution of the Beauty Industry” Series. Today I’m going to hopefully help many pros out there, because I see this question ALL […]