Category: beauty

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filling-in-sparse-eyebrows-using-the-brow-kit-and-eye-baseMotives Cosmetics just gets better and better with each day! At the recent Convention they launched an Incredible feature that allows Users to create their own Party from the comfort of their home (virtually). Yes, that’s right…its a Virtual Makeup Party. The cool part? Hosts can receive profit and Free Products! This is just another reason why I love Motives Cosmetics! Not to mention the Products are FABULOUS!! Can you say Shisheido quality at MAC pricing?? Yup! That’s what Motives is!! High-quality cosmetics at MAC pricing or sometimes lower 🙂

Check out my First Online Party


If you want to create your own party, please let me know. It’s 100% Free, 0 product to stock up on. Earn Money and Free Products!

See everyone at the Party!!! 🙂

Curcumin Helps Ease Joint Pain

Exercise and the demands of daily life can be damaging to your joints. Running, bending, jumping, crawling, sitting…all these activities can damage your joints later in life, which is why it’s important to take care of your joints NOW rather than later!


A clinical study was formed of 100 volunteers who had OA (osteroarthritis) , and the results are phenomenal!!

According to, Osteoarthritis (OA) is known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease and represents a group of mechanical abnormalities involving the degradation of joints, including the cartilage that grows at the ends of bones as well as the erosion of bone immediately under the cartilage.

The loss of cartilage can be painful and cause stiffness in joints that make it hard for people with OA to move and do social activities. Millions of elderly people are affected by this! Poor lifestyle choices and poor diet choices are the major causes of OA, sometimes its heredity.

Effective treatments for this painful condition are few and far between, and basically involve the use of high doses of pain-relieving drugs, which cause even more damage to your body, corticosteroid treatment, or, if a suitable medical infrastructure exists, surgical procedures are recommended..and we all know that’s never easy nor cheap! Generally nutritional supplementation is not effective; however, the incredible curcumin has been shown to be an exception to the rule.

As joints are destroyed, inflammation increases dramatically.

The study briefly mentioned previously, measured the safety and effectiveness of taking a Curcumin supplement for 8 months here are the results, according to

  1. Pain was reduced in the curcumin group by 2.3-fold
  2. Stiffness was lowered by 2.3-fold
  3. The ability to do physical functions was improved by 2.5 times
  4. Strongly significant improvements in social and emotional functions and general well-being were observed in the curcumin group
  5. The treadmill test indicated that individuals in the curcumin group improved by 3.9 times in physical performance compared to the control group
  6. The amount of inflammatory protein markers in the blood of the curcumin-treatment group decreased significantly compared to the control group, suggesting that curcumin can regulate in a beneficial manner the activity of all the major inflammatory components involved in OA, and
  7. Curcumin treatment reduced the use of pain-killing drugs (NSAIDS, acetaminophen, celecoxib) by 63%.

In conclusion, the study proved that a low dose of curcurmin improved the flexibility of joints in the curcurmin controlled patients and greatly improve their quality of life. There was also no signs of toxicity from the curcumin group. OA is a chronic disease, therefore it is possible to continue a regimen of curcumin daily.

Curcumin can also be used as a detox supplement.

Interested in learning more on this amazing supplement? Click here

How to wear blue shadow

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!

As you’re reading this, you’re probably getting ready for that BBQ with family/friends. Ever wanted to wear blue eye shadow but you didn’t know how to do it without looking clownish? Try this tutorial by the wonderful “Ely Marino” using the Motives Mavens “Muse” palette:


1.Begin by applying “Crème Fresh” onto the brow bone and to the first half of the eyes

2.Apply the “Orange” toned shadow, from the “Muse” pallette  to the outer part of the lid! Staying motivescosmetics_f8939f1b3f7b7b8896b473fcafba45e3200bbf0dunderneath the crease

3.Using the “Blue” apply it in the outer “V” sweeping it into the lash line and in the crease!

4.Taking the “Purple” toned shadow blend above the blue

5.Using the same Blue shade apply underneath the lower lash line taking it about three quarters of the way in.

6.Apply “Lustrafy Mascara in Blackout“.

Let me know what you think and post photos if you try it out yourself!

Have a happy 4th of July! 🙂




How to Pick the Best Weightloss System for You

Losing weight is a hard battle for most people, especially with all the Companies that claim it is “so easy” to lose weight with this pill and that shake and that exercise move…that vegetable..oh my! How do you keep track and know the company is the right one to follow for you? Nothing is perfect but here are some guidelines that can help you start the right track for yourself:


1. Is the company Researchable?

The other day I was in a conversation about this “weightloss system” that actually worked, but when I asked what the Company name was or what  the product was called, the recipient could not tell me the name, and mentioned I had to speak with “someone” to find out this information. The company name should be AVAILABLE PUBLIC, and if its not , RUN.     You want to be able to research basic things like the products, about the company and any success stories freely by yourself without some salesy distributor shoving the information down your throat. This will help you make the best informed decision. If you are unable to find these basic things about the company then I would RUN, this may be a SCAM…

2. Does the company tell you will lose weight by taking a “Magic Pill” or drinking a “Magic Shake”?

If the company tells you do not have to add a physical fitness routine to your Weightloss Plan, I would be concerned on this one too. Taking some pill or drinking a shake is not healthy for losing weight…YES there are HEALTHY protein shakes that should be added to your daily nutrition plan, but it should be replacing a big meal of yours and certainly not more than one meal. Be weary, most companies won’t use the word “magic”, as they know people won’t listen..but they might say something like “Miracle weightloss pill” or “weightloss shake”. The most important thing to keep in mind on this one, is how they implement their “pills” and “shakes”, is it instead of eating? Or is it as a supplement, to supplement what you are not getting in your food?  It should be the 2nd one.

3. How long is the Program?

Weightloss can NOT happen in a month, at least not healthy weightloss. If the company tells you will lose a large amount of weight in a short amount of time, again I’d run. You will either be wasting your money or getting yourself on a dangerous system that involves starvation, which can lead to more serious problems. Yes, if you cut your food you will lose weight in the short term; but it’s not sustainable and not Healthy at all!

4 Does the Program allow for flexibility?

No human body is a like, we all need different nutrients for different issues that we may have. If the program seems like a “one-size-fits-all” system, I would think twice about starting the system. Weightloss programs should allow for flexibility within the program. There should be different Programs designed for “certain” types of people; including men vs women and active vs. sedentary. There is no program that is perfect for Everyone, one person may need more iron, another may need more protein…the program should teach these differences and be adaptable.

After doing my research, I found a program that fits all of these guidelines and more!! It’s called the TLS Lifestyle System (TLS stands for Transitions Lifestyle system, was later renamed TLS Lifestyle System or just TLS).


TLS is just that, a lifestyle system, that implements simple changes in your busy lifestyle to get you to your ideal healthy weight. TLS follows the low-glycemic system and adjusts based on past family history and the type of person and lifestyle you lead. Check it out here

Oh, yeah the best part is you will earn cashback off of the products you order to help you lose weight!

Introducing the New Beauty Wonder Fruit


pricklypearMost Beauty Mavens know about the Incredible Benefits of the Great Aloe plant leaf. Few Beauty experts know about an even better wonder fruit…the Prickly Pear.

The Prickly Pear is a Cactus-born fruit Originated from Mexico, and its also been found in the Southwest of America. Though this plant has an initially intimidating appearance, its reddish orange flower bulbs are both beautiful and edible. This sturdy plant can thrive in various areas, even in droughts, and is tolerant of different types of soils, temperatures, and moisture levels.

Though not as well known as other super foods, Prickly Pear has incredible health and beauty benefits that any skincare expert can appreciate. Here are some of the benefits of the amazing fruit:

  • Prickly Pear can be eaten raw, boiled, or grilled. It’s also often used in juice and jams.
  • According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, preliminary studies have shown that the consumption of prickly pear extract may decrease blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Research also shows that eating this fruit can actually help curb a hangover.
  • Prickly Pears are full of essential dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants

Prickly Pear seeds also reduce dark circles, signs of aging as well as softens your skin. Each small seed is approximately 5% oil, almost 60 lbs. of seeds must be used in order to extract just 34 oz. of oil. Additionally, this plant’s oil is known as an excellent deep conditioning treatment, making hair extra glossy and shiny.

Wow! Sounds like a Beauty Wonder to me! Next time you’re out shopping at Whole Foods, make sure to find “Prickly Pear” in that healthy Juice you want to buy. One option that I know tastes delicious is Frusante, Available here.

Are you going to try this incredible fruit?

Try this Summer Weightloss Shake

With the hot Summer heat, we want something cold to drink, but choosing that Frappuccino at Starbucks does not do our Bikini Weightloss goals any good. I found this Shake on Social Media and wanted to share. It looks Incredibly Yummy!! What do you think?


Here’s the Ingredients:

2 scoops TLS nutrition shake *small handful of lightly salted cashews (amount as pictured!) *1/2 scoop of MochaTonix to kick me into gear and get me moving! *1 frozen banana *10oz unsweetened GMO free coconut milk or Almond or Soy whichever you prefer *small handful of ice & blend!!


What do you think?

How to get the Modern Cat Eye look

Do you just love someone’s Cat Eye? And you wanted to try it yourself at home, and lets just it put this didn’t look quite the same. Don’t fret, the Cat Eye look is not an easy one. However, if you’re feeling a little adventurous enough try this simple How-to by the Incredible @elymarino from Instagram! Get the look here


What do you think of this look? Gonna try it?

Another great Tutorial using #MotivesCosmetics

The incredibly talented and beautiful @ElyMarino created this beautiful look using all #MotivesCosmetics. What do you think?


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1.Begin by applying “Birch” (mavens palette) underneath the brow bone! Taking “Vino” Apply in the crease and blend till there are no harsh edges

2.Taking “Raven” (mavens palette) apply in the outer “V” and sweep in the crease! Blend!!

3.Using “MoonLighting” pigment pat over the entire lid keeping underneath the crease

4.Using “Little Black dress gel liner“apply onto the water line! Smudge out using Raven, Moonlighting, Naughty Mauve and to highlight the inner corner use Allure” paint pot! Making sure to slightly over lap each color to get a nice transition between colors

5.Apply mascara to both top and bottom lashes


Pretty pretty..what do you think?

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