The Truth About Alcohol In Your Beauty Products

I was in the beauty supply store shopping for some new hair products when another woman complimented me on my hair, “It just looks so thick and healthy …” and then asked if I could help her pick out some products for her hair. I told her I wasn’t an expert on natural hair care, or hair care period, and I really only knew what works for my tresses and even that little bit of […]

My Favorite Budget Friendly Beauty Hacks

I’ll admit, somewhat shamefully, as a makeup artist and esthetician that I am NOT a “product junkie”. Let me translate – I’m not one to buy new products merely because they’re new. I simply buy what I need, when I need it; And in the case when I absolutely need a product, color or beauty solution and I don’t have it, I take a lesson from my mother and probably every grandmother ever, and figure […]

Bloom into Spring with Motives New BLOOM Palette

Live your life in full BLOOM this Spring! It’s finally Spring! Is it me, or did it seem like Spring took forever to get here? One of my favorite things about season changes is changing my beauty routine. From makeup to skincare, I love trying new products and most importantly having a valid reason to do so LOL. This year’s Spring Trends haven’t changed too much from last year. We’re still glossing, bronzing and sparkling […]

Beauty Trends – “Baking” and “Strobing” and More

LYB Beauty Trends

When it comes to makeup there are always new beauty trends, lingo, and products that seem to just come out of nowhere and go viral. The beauty novice can become a bit overwhelmed & confused as she is trying to learn what everything means while she’s also trying to figure out what products work best for her. Even as a makeup professional, I sometimes get overwhelmed. Like, “Damn, I just got these new Beauty Blenders, […]

6 Reasons You Need to Grab A Motives Cosmetics All Day Liquid Lipstick

All Day Liquid Lipstick Sultry

Hey beautiful! It’s been a while since I’ve given you a product review. Truth be told, I haven’t been wearing a whole lot of makeup lately. I mean, I go HAM on my clients all day everyday, but when it comes to my face I prefer a clean slate these days. In fact, I think I love putting makeup on other people more than I love putting it on myself. But don’t get it twisted, […]