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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 […]

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 will want to read on, you can’t afford not to!



There’s NO cost to use this FREE service! This is literally the ultimate online shopping destination. They are the leader of online cash back shopping.

You’ll get paid cash back every time you shop online as well as have access to the best coupons and deals online for thousands of your favorite stores and millions of products. Unlike other sites, you can price compare for hassle-free savings.
These websites have paid over 40 million in cash back to its customers. Yes, you read that right! AND I must add that most of them offer FREE shipping depending on the amount you spend, so don’t pay other sites for membership fees to get “free” shipping…

Here’s how it works:

1. Provide your email address here

2. Shop from any of these stores and earn Cash Back on your purchases

3. Your Cash Back will add up fast, and there are NO limits and you can either use it on future purchases, OR request a direct deposit into any account you choose

4. Download “Shop Buddy” and he will make sure you never miss a deal!  He will even automatically apply applicable coupon codes.  No more searching around for current codes!

Just click on the links, or visit my personal website: The perk of that, is I will be your personal shop consultant! I can help you find the best deals, or even tech you how to navigate the site and how to STACK your savings!


Cyber Monday & Triple Cash Back

There are hundreds of stores offering triple cash back for Cyber Monday, so there’s still time.  The list is so long that I can’t list them all, but you can see a complete list here.

But here is a few so you have an idea:

Hurry, the triple Cash Back offer ends today, BUT don’t worry, you can keep earning Cash Back all year round 🙂
Did you find some great deals? Share them below!
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 […]

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 Live Video I had recently:


No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.

No-Shave November has been a tradition for many years, but it wasn’t until the fall of 2009 that members of the Chicagoland Hill family decided to use it as a means to raise money for charity. It was a project that held special meaning to the eight Hill children after their father, Matthew Hill, passed away from colon cancer in November 2007.



The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.



Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural, and skipping that waxing appointment. So ladies, you’re NOT of the hook 😉



The rules of No-Shave November are simple: put down your razor for 30 days and donate your monthly hair-maintenance expenses to the cause.



No-Shave November is proud to be working with the following organizations in 2018 to achieve their mission.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection.

Fight Colorectal Cancer

At Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), we find it unacceptable that the #2 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. comes from a preventable disease. We want to see victory over colon and rectal cancers

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer.


Here’s how you can help:


Sign up to officially participate in No-Shave November. Stop shaving and start fundraising! If you’ve got that competitive edge, get a group together and start your own team. Thinking maybe you’d rather go solo? Sign up as an individual and set up your personal fundraising page today.



No-Shave November and its funded programs are putting your donation dollars to work, investing in groundbreaking cancer research and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. Donate to your favorite team or participant or make a general donation.




I have pledged to donate all of the proceeds from the sale of not only the new Lumière de Vie® Hommes Conditioning Beard Elixir, but also from the purchase of the Lumière de Vie® Hommes Cleansing Gel and Hydrating Aloe Cream!! Just click on the product you’d like, add it to your cart, and help make a difference!!

Lumière de Vie® Hommes Conditioning Beard Elixir 

  • Smooths the beard for a polished appearance
  • Enhances manageability when styling the beard
  • Helps prevent hair breakage
  • Improves shine and gives beard a silky texture
  • Suitable for all skin types

Contains Oils (Olive, Argan, Safflower & Buriti)

  • Vegetal oils have a long history of use as effective hair conditioning agents. These oils have a lubricating effect on the hair, making the hair smoother and more manageable and less susceptible to breakage

What are men saying?

Here is what Mike had to say about this new Elixir-“ I am subscribed to the Dollar Beard Club, so every month a pay $7 for a beard balm and oil that I have to brush into my beard to keep it luscious (😂😂)… on the first day of using the beard elixir I canceled my subscription… it is that amazing!! My beard feels really conditioned without being oily and having a strong smell all day. If you know someone who has a beard I’m telling you they have heard of dollar beard club and they are probably subscribed… this is 100x better in every way and it’s not oily which was one thing I was so happy about.” -Mike Kuete

Lumière de Vie® Hommes Cleansing Gel

A cleansing gel that effectively eliminates dirt and excess oil for clean, shave-ready skin. Designed for the modern man, the creamy lather gently cleanses and preps the skin for a comfortable shave, while cucumber extract awakens the senses. Refresh and invigorate skin with Lumière de Vie Hommes Cleansing Gel.

Lumière de Vie® Hommes Hydrating Aloe Cream

An ultra-light, hydrating cream that smooths even the toughest skin. Formulated to deeply moisturize and help maintain elasticity, the aloe-packed cream reduces the appearance of redness caused by shaving, while hyaluronic acid improves dry skin. Sooth and condition skin with Lumière de Vie Hommes Hydrating Aloe Cream.

Want to learn more about men’s skincare?  Check out my article REAL MEN USE SKINCARE!

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DIY Healthier Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

DIY Healthier Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Halloween is officially over and the sweet treats are everywhere and if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to resist!  But, just take one look at the labels and you’ll probably find loads of not so good ingredients! Since Halloween falls smack-dab in […]

How to Increase Your Revenue by 30%

How to Increase Your Revenue by 30%

I’m assuming that most of you reading this own a small business, rent a chair at a salon, you’re a freelance makeup artist, or you have some sort of a side hustle. Even if you don’t own a business, chances are that this could be helpful […]

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 do this Halloween, and the best part is, this is all done with Motives Cosmetics!  There’s no need to run out and get that nasty costume makeup.  For me that is a plus, and my sensitive, reactive skin appreciates it 😉

Ash Mac Halloween Makeup Looks


First up is Ash Mac-@heyashmac

She created each individual look with a mix of Motives individual eyeshadows, pot of gold glitter pot, and custom blend toners.


Which one is your favorite?














Spooky Pumpkin Makeup

Next up is my girl Nicki Hala-@nickihalamua

I think I may even try this look!

Here’s what she used:

Motives Heatwave, Hot Hot Hot, Temperature Rising, Hot Chocolate, and Onyx Pressed Eye Shadows on her lids.

She used Motives Little Black Dress Gel Eyeliner for her brows, bottom lash line, and pumpkin smile.

She also used a custom blended color correctors and Heat Wave on her face, along with the Motives 3-in-1 Contour Kit, and Goddess Highlighter.












Mad Max MakeupCheck out this Mad Max inspired photoshoot by Martha Rosser-@jellotellomua

Here are the details:



Motives Little Black Dress Gel Eyeliner
Motives Rock Candy eyeshadow
Motives Azalea blush
Black Shadow from mavens palette
Gold from beauty weapon
Motives Naughty lipstick










Clown Makeup




Martha also created this look!

She used:

Custom Blend White Custom blend Toner
Motives Retro Red
Motives Sexpot
Motives Black from mavens palette
Motives Little Black Dress Gel Eyeliner











Sexy Cat Makeup

Meow Carolina Garza-I am obsessed with this look!!

Here’s what she used, and yes, all Motives of course 😉

*Custom blend foundation
*Perfection quads/ light
*Eye brow kit
*Dual foundation / medium light powder
*Elements Pallet
*little black dress
* Eye base
*Blush bronzer duo
*lips/ Venetian
*10 years younger spray







Cleopatra makeup

I love this pictorial by my girl Song Lopez!!



She used the Motives Dynasty Palette (pretty ideal:)), Liquid Eyeliner, White Custom Blend, and the Mavens Element Palette.























Scary Zombie MakeupI just had to share this one by Ka Xiong-@yourstrulyka

She used Motives Liquid Powder Foundation “Linen”
Translucent powder mixed with Alabaster
Little Black Dress Gel Eyeliner
All Day Liquid Lipstick “Seduction”

















Sexy Halloween MakeupJenn Jenn looks AMAZING!!

Here is what she used💥Motives Little Black Dress Gel Eyeliner. 💥Motives Delight Red Metallic 💥 Motives By Lala Bronzing Shimmer Powder. 💥Motives In the Mix Palette. 💥Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation in Cream Beige. 💥Motives 3 in 1 Contour Kit
















I also thought I should share some of my own looks! Want more details?  You can get them here!!



I hope that they’ve inspired you as much as they did me!!  Let me know which one you’ll be trying, oh, and make sure you follow these talented makeup artists!!




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. […]