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Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

Eye cream should be part of your daily beauty regimen, but you could be making some common mistakes. Are you applying your eye cream correctly?

Eye Cream: Do You Really Need to Use it or Can You Skip it?

Eye Cream: Do You Really Need to Use it or Can You Skip it?

When it comes to skin care, it is recommended that everyone does at least the three main steps: cleanse, tone, moisturize. But then, of course, there are a slew of hyper-specific products out there meant to address each of our skin woes. One of those products […]

5 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Mom More

5 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Mom More

My Mom is the one who introduced me to traveling. She is the one who is responsible for my first trip on a plane, and because of her, I got to go to some pretty cool places when I was younger. But now that I’m adult, why should that change? It is a bit more difficult due to our busy lives and commitments, but we sure do have fun when we get the chance to spend time together. Here are some reasons why you should consider traveling more with your Mom.

Me & my Mom

1. She knows you better than anyone

Chances are she knows you pretty well any way! Your mom knows what you like and dislike, and vice versa, so traveling together is more enjoyable, especially if you like the same things.

2. You get to spend time together

Let’s be real…I am in my forties, but no matter how old you are, I bet you love spending time with your mom. But let’s be honest, it’s not often we can get one on one time with them. I think a trip is a great excuse!

Ready for take off!

3. It’s a chance to get to know each other again

Maybe it’s been awhile since you got to spend that much time with your mom, and you have to admit that taking a trip will definitely force you to really learn a lot about her.

4. Girl time is great for the soul

It’s so important as women to have some time away from our families. And honestly, I think it’s great for your family too. Every time I go away, when I come back, I feel a bit more appreciated.

My Mom celebrating my birthday with me!

5. Life is short

Let’s face it, none of knows when our time is up. Look, I have been through enough through my life that has made me appreciate every moment and cherish the time we do have here. No one is getting younger, so I encourage you not to wait. Plan that trip you always wanted to take. I bet you won’t regret it!

5 Unexpected Ways To Wear Blue Eyeliner

5 Unexpected Ways To Wear Blue Eyeliner

This spring, the makeup trend is all about pops of fun colors. I am challenging you all to step outside of your comfort zone and try playing with some bold blues. Confidence is key and whether that is staying true to you with a toned […]

YOU Can Get Paid To Be A Motives Cosmetics Ambassador!

YOU Can Get Paid To Be A Motives Cosmetics Ambassador!

Motives is looking for beauty influencers to join its Pro Artist Program! Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Why be like every other makeup artist?

How To Apply False Lashes in 8 Easy Steps

How To Apply False Lashes in 8 Easy Steps

Today is National Lash Day and I want to celebrate with my last article about lashes! I understand putting on false lashes can seem intimidating and suited only for the skillful beauty maven. So I’ve put together a super easy-to-follow guide on how to apply false lashes! Read on to get your lashes on!

Choose Your Lashes

Decide on the style of lashes you will be using. Not sure which to choose? I put together a guide with my favorite picks. You can see it here: 5 Occasions to Wear Artificial Lashes.

Carefully Remove The Lashes

Carefully remove the lashes from the package by gently rolling your finger over the strip of the lashes starting at the outer corner.

Make sure you save the case, these lashes are reusable, so you can store them in there after wearing them.

Not sure which lash is for which eye? Hold them under your eyes like this!

Measure & Trim

Rest the strip lash along your lash line to see whether you need to trim it to size. The strip should start where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin, if you start too close to the inner corner it will irritate your eyes. To mark where your strip lashes should end, go to the outer corner and count 2-4 lashes inwards. If you have them hanging over, it can pull the eyes down. . If they extend too far, you may have to trim them for a better fit. I like to trim the outer corners on an angle at the base of the lash. If you cut upwards you’ll chop half of other lashes off you wanted to keep.

Curl Your Lashes

You may need to curl your lashes, especially if there are very straight. You want your lashes to have the same curve as your falsies, whenever possible.

You can also apply a little lash primer and mascara to your natural lashes. This can help you blend them in to the falsies later.

Prevent Pop Up

Sometime lashes are stiff or can even flatten when you take them out of the box which can cause them to pop up at the inner or outer corners once applied. To avoid this roll the lashes around your finger, a makeup brush, or pen and leave for a minute – this will help them remain more curved in shape.

Apply Adhesive

Dot a thin layer of glue (straight from the adhesive applicator) along the vein of the lash, from corner to corner. Wait about 40 seconds to make sure it is “tacky” before you apply-THIS is so important and the step I see most people skip. If you want super long-lasting application, apply more at each end of the lash strip.

My pick: I use Motives Lash Adhesive. Formulated to achieve all-day hold, this gentle lash adhesive is essential for your false eyelash application. Packaged in five small, needle-nose tubes that can be resealed, precise application is accomplished with ease. It also turns light blue when it’s tacky enough to apply!

Apply Lashes

Remembering to place them where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin, look down (don’t close your eyes) and press the strip lash against your lash line in the center, the outer edge and inner corner. You can use your finger to gently press, or the end of a makeup brush.

Using your finger tips, make sure to squeeze the strip at the base of your natural lashes so you don’t end up with a strip of skin between your lashes and the false lashes.

Create Uplift

If you want to create more uplift with your lashes, finish by gently pushing against the lashes at the edge of the inner lash line.

Make sure your lashes are blended well with your falsies. You can use your mascara to help comb through natural lashes, lifting and joining false lashes making them look more natural.

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 […]