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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 😉

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 the stockings of EVERYONE on your list! Read ahead for some fabulous beauty stocking stuffers.


Aromatherapy Bracelet


Crafted of porous lava rock to capture and carry the scent of therapeutic essential oils, the Aromatherapy Bracelet  allows you to enjoy aromatherapy on the go. Simply add essential oil to the lava rocks and allow to dry.

There are many different styles and prices to choose from.  You can find my list of favorites by clicking here.

Pair it with the Royal Spa Essential Oils Set and you will be giving her a gift she’ll be sure to LOVE!




Jade Roller




Jade rollers are trending! These little powerhouses are insta-friendly. They de-puff your face in seconds.  They’re a quick, easy cure for daily skincare struggles like dark under-eye circles and puffiness from fatigue. The increase in circulation can also help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. I recommend it with Lumière de Vie Eye Balm &  Lumiere De Vie Serum Concentrate (which also make great stocking stuffers *hint hint*)


Here are a few Jade Rollers for you to choose from: Click Here


Lumière de Vie Konjac Facial Sponge Set

Tell your recipient that these work perfect with a cleanser to wash your beautiful face! Scrub your way to beautifully cleansed skin with Lumière de Vie Konjac Facial Sponge Set. Made from the root of the konjac plant, these soft sponges gently slough away makeup, dirt and oil while gently exfoliating skin for a more balanced, rejuvenated complexion. Pair with your favorite cleanser and indulge skin in a luxurious spa-like facial. This is also great for both men and women!






Motives Double Take Lipstick Duo

Merry & Bright, give the gift of a bold lip this Holiday season! An innovative lipstick duo that perfectly pairs bold hues to instantly transform your pout. The creamy, moisturizing formula hydrates lips in a single swipe for a flawlessly smooth application. Create a color combination that turns heads with these modern duos.


Choose from Pumpkin Spice or Royally Red or even go with both!








Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Lifting Facial Sheet Masque

Sheet masks are all of the rage right now! Over time, skin begins to lose the integrity it once knew when younger. Pores enlarge, wrinkles and fine lines deepen. The more makeup and debris that build up, the quicker these signs of aging appear. Deep clean and lessen the effects of these age-telling signs with a masque. Pull out debris with an anti-aging formula. Work to maintain smooth skin and lessen the appearance of wrinkles by using Cellular Laboratories.

Revolutionary, purifying sheet masque helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, promotes normal circulation and promotes softer skin texture overnight. Infused with Matrixyl® 3000 — which supports normal collagen production, and supports natural skin structure as it lifts, firms, brightens and hydrates distressed skin, restoring that youthful-looking glow.

Treat them (or yourself) to this calming sheet masque. Restore your glow and youthful complexion as the masque penetrates the layers of the skin. Recommended to be used two to three times per week and convenient for travel, this small pouch packs a large punch. Skin needs special attention for the abuse it endures throughout everyday activity. Bring back the moisture, support collagen and increase smoothness with Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Lifting Facial Masque.


Lumière De Vie Hommes Beard Elixir

Every man will love this smoothing elixir! It’s a lightweight oil that conditions and smooths facial hair for a softer, more manageable beard. The nourishing blend of fruit and nut oils work to tame coarse beard hairs and prevent breakage for a healthy, silky-looking beard that starts at the root. Tame and condition facial hair with Lumière de Vie Hommes Conditioning Beard Elixir.







DNA Miracles Natural Kids Bubble Bath


Make bath time a blast with DNA Miracles Natural Kids Bubble Bath! Filled with nourishing ingredients, DNA Miracles Natural Kids Bubble Bath gently cleanses skin while the bubbles provide endless entertainment. Your kids will love the long-lasting bubbles and you’ll love knowing that our bubble bath is formulated with extra-gentle ingredients, which makes it mild enough for everyday use. To safely nourish your little miracles skin, DNA Miracles Natural Kids Bubble Bath is free of silicones, parabens, dyes and synthetic fragrances.

For extra bubbly bath time fun, fill your tub with DNA Miracles Natural Kids Bubble Bath!





PetHealth™ Pad & Paw Balm

Don’t forget your fur babies!! Harsh weather conditions, such as salt in cold climates and hot pavement can damage a dogs pads. Cracking and calluses can lead to excessive licking and biting, which increases rawness in the paw that can lead to infection. PetHealth Pad & Paw Balm, enriched with jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and sunflower oil to soothe and protect the pad and paw.


PetHealth Pad & Paw Balm is sulfate-free, phosphate-free, alcohol-free, preservative-free and paraben-free. The vegetable-based ingredients help to condition and moisturize without depleting the skin’s natural lipid barrier. PetHealth™, Advanced Solutions for Optimal Health!


Looking for even more ideas?  Here’s a list of beauty gifts under $25: Click Here

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 […]

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



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. […]

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 know the answer!

What I really find interesting, is I recently decided to poll my audience on Facebook asking the question “Does your man know how to take care of his skin?” and 85% voted that their man has NO idea!  I decided this was something that I needed to change…


Now if you know anything about me, I have been a cosmetologist for a couple decades, so I just may know a little about tis subject.  But I will admit, that when it comes to the men in my life (my husband and children) they aren’t the best at this subject.  So I did what anyone would do, I decided to do a Facebook LIVE video interviewing my husband on, you guessed it, men’s skincare!!  My husband was a trooper, especially since this was his FIRST LIVE VIDEO!!  I know, I know, but the timing was impeccable!  He just tuned 50, AND he’s starting to realize that he should start using things that will improve his skin.  Not to mention, I just launched a new men’s skincare line Lumiere de Vie Hommes. If you missed the video, catch it here 🙂


Now that we have all of that settled, where should men start?  My thought is, let’s start simple.  It honestly doesn’t take much time to incorporate just a few steps into your routine.  But it is important for men to use the right products.  Men’s skin is very different than women’s and so it only makes sense to have special formulations made just for men.



4 Must Have Skincare Products

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.


  • Cleanses skin and eliminates dirt and excess oil
  • Preps skin for a comfortable shave
  • Ideal to use as a shaving gel for smoother skin
  • Cucumber extract invigorates the senses











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.


  • Draws and seals in moisture for daily hydration
  • Soothes irritated skin post-shave
  • Normalizes the skin for a comfortable feel
  • Improves elasticity and smoothness for younger-looking skin












Lumière De Vie® Hommes Conditioning Beard Elixir 

A lightweight oil that conditions and smooths facial hair for a softer, more manageable beard. The nourishing blend of fruit and nut oils work to tame coarse beard hairs and prevent breakage for a healthy, silky-looking beard that starts at the root. Tame and condition facial hair with 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











Lumière De Vie® Intensive Hand & Body Crème

Lumière de Vie Intensive Hand & Body Crème is an intensive rich crème that saturates skin for long-lasting hydration. With nutrient-rich ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower seed oil, this powerful crème helps break the cycle of dryness and dehydration to give skin a new softness and suppleness.


  • Moisturizes to reduce the appearance of rough, dry skin
  • Contains shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower seed oil to keep skin looking soft and smooth
  • Absorbs into the skin so it does not feel greasy






What do real men have to say?





“I love the men’s line it made my beard a significant amount softer and my face feels a whole lot smoother. I will definitely be continuing to use these products.”












“I have never wanted to use skincare even though my wife has always tried to convince me to. There have been quite a few

wasted products that she has bought me over the years that sat in the bathroom cabinet. Nothing ever looked masculine so I felt like I was just using her skincare. I love the new Lumiere Men’s line. It feels light and smells fresh. None of the scents from the products interfere with my cologne too, which is a bonus. I love the moisturizer it makes my skin feel nice without feeling like I have anything on. I like the beard elixir at night to moisturize my beard while I sleep. It helps keep it from feeling dry and brittle. If I have any left on my hands in the mornings, I rub it on my tattoos because it makes them look good.”










“So like most men, I was usually just like “I use soap, I get a haircut, we’re good!” However, my fiancé would periodically bring things to my attention by “subtly” letting me know, “Hey you need to take care of your beard.” I joke when I say subtly because she was actually more direct! I would just use Royal Spa on my face and beard and call it a day.
However, it came to my attention that my beard was drying out very quickly, and oddly enough I would constantly fidget with my beard because it felt like something was out of place or maybe subconsciously I was thinking too much about what Brittany told me haha!
Before we came out with Lumière de Vie beard oil I just used some $8 generic brand. Sure it worked ok, but it also wasn’t exclusive of ours so I hated buying it. I tried another generic brand that ended up smelling like peanuts, seriously it smelled like peanuts! It was so bad Brittany would tell me my beard smelled weird (and she wasn’t wrong haha)! But when it was announced we were coming out with a men’s care line my lovely fiancé was the FIRST to let me know, and practically ORDERED me to start using it! Let’s be honest though if all she wants is for me to be nice, smell good, cook food, and build the business together that’s not asking a lot LOL.
I love our beard oil because it actually does smell phenomenal, the fruit oils used to make it SO much more appealing than what I was using before. And truthfully from a guy’s perspective…it just gets the job done and that’s what we need the stuff to do. I think a lot of men overlook the small details but they’re very important. I want to be really careful and not stereotype, but self-care easily gets overlooked. But if we’re in the gym, working on a car, or doing anything else…there’s a specific tool to accomplish the task. It’s no different when keeping up with our appearance.”


“Well the new Hommes line DID NOT disappoint at all!!!

I absolutely love the cleanser it smells great and I really feel like it has helped manage my oily skin in the last seven days of using it.

I can not say enough about the aloe moisturizer in 7 days it has become my favorite moisturizer we have between all the lines!! My skin is drastically softer, more hydrated throughout the day and it smells soooo good (in a manly way lol)

Let’s talk about the beard 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… what we have is 100x better in every way and it’s not oily which was one thing I was so happy about.

I absolutely love the line!! I hope we get more products for this line because I am 100% SOLD !!”

Are you ready to give it a try too?  Through the end of the month, I am giving away a FREE gift to anyone that pays all 4 must have products.  You can get them by clicking here!
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 […]