Motives for La La was a central part in last week’s episode of La La’s Full Court Life! In case anyone missed it, here are additional showtimes:
Saturday, May 19 at 6:30 P.M. EDT
Monday, May 21 at 6:30 P.M. EDT
Tuesday, May 22 at 3:00 A.M. EDT
Tuesday, May 22 at 12:00 P.M. EDT
Wednesday, May 23 12:00 A.M. EDT
Thursday, May 24 at 8:00 P.M. EDT
Saturday, May 26 at 3:00 P.M. EDT
Sunday, May 27 at 10:00 A.M. EDT
Monday, May 28 at 4:00 A.M. EDT
Get More: La La’s Full Court Life (Season 2)
With all of the social media sites out there, there seems to be an unlimited amount of networking opportunities, with Facebook and Twitter leading the parade. But lately I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about the relative newcomer, Pinterest. Now, I’m a pretty frequent Facebook user, an occasional Twitter participant, and I even network on LinkedIn regularly, but Pinterest is one I’d been resisting for several months (after all, do I really need to keep up with another social outlet?), until now. I read an article recently that claims a new study found that “Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+,” and is ”nearly on par with Twitter”. Really? I thought Pinterest was a place to find and share creative craft ideas for people with time and motivation (note that I used the word “resisting” earlier…yes, I am one of those people. What? So I enjoy baking a tasty dessert and sewing a quilt once in a while!). Turns out Pinterest is more than that, another article claiming that it is ”driving increasingly significant amounts of traffic to retailers’ websites”. Huh. As I anxiously await an invitation to join Pinterest (yeah, you can’t just join, you have to sign up to be invited to join…) I wonder what kind of inspiration awaits me, and whether it really will “prove itself as a potential sales channel”.
Do you Pinterest? If so, what has it done for your marketing and/or social network? If not, what is your preferred online networking tool?
If the post-holiday cleaning bug bit you like it did me, you’ve probably gone through even the least visited nooks and crannies to purge your home of clutter and junk. But what about your makeup drawer? (Or drawers, cases, cabinets, etc.) Do you still have things way past their expiration? How about products that you don’t wear because they turned out to be the wrong color on you when you got home? For starters, throw away anything you haven’t worn in years, or better yet, sit down with a cosmetic consultant or makeup artist and have them help you clear out anything that doesn’t work on you. Here are some guidelines on when to toss some of the commonly used stuff:
Foundation – one year
Blush/powder/shadow – two years
Lipstick – one year
Mascara – 3-4 months
And remember to throw out eye makeup immediately if you have an eye infection. Happy cleaning!
There’s something special about Saturday mornings. Even as a self employed work from home mom, where everyday is essentially Saturday, but with less crowds, the weekend has a certain hang-out-in-pjs-sipping-coffee-until-the-pot’s-empty feel. I’m more likely to make pancakes (or in this morning’s case, pumpkin french toast) and bacon on a Saturday morning. I usually take Saturday mornings off from working out, but when I do go for a run, it seems more enjoyable than usual on a Saturday morning. I will admit, grocery shopping and errand running is nothing short of awesome on weekday mornings, but as far as leisure is concerned, Saturday’s make it extra special. It gives us a chance to turn off the alarm clock and slow down after a week of appointments, chores, and work. A chance to greet our neighbors in our bathrobes with major bedhead as we get the morning paper. A chance to indulge in Saturday morning cartoons with our kids without guilt. So, here’s to you, Saturday morning, may you be the beginning of a fantastic weekend!
With all of the holiday parties that happen this time of year, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from to usual glitz and sparkle and let your natural beauty shine. Here are some tips for giving your holiday makeup a more subtle, natural glam:
1. Keep your skin tone smooth and even by using a primer under your foundation.
2. Tone the blush down a notch and try highlighting instead. Use a powder a shade lighter than your skin tone to highlight your cheekbones, inner corners of your eyes, forehead, and jawline. Add a little depth and drama by contouring the hollows of your cheeks with a darker shade.
3. Use natural shades on your eyes, shadows in grays, taupes, and browns are great alternatives to the smoky or shimmery eye.
4. Wear a nude lip. Try a lip primer if your lips have a naturally pink undertone to your lips, or a coat of sheer gloss if you’d like a hint of color.
5. If you like the natural look, but still want a touch of shimmer, try using a moisturizer with shimmer, like Scott Barnes Body Bling. You can also add some Motives Liquid Gold Shimmer to your foundation or simply roll on as you like for added luminescence.
Okay, so today we’re going to talk about…shopping! Online shopping, specifically. Some folks prefer the touching, feeling, and trying on aspect of actual shopping, some people hate stores, but are addicted to internet purchasing, then there are people that use online shopping as an extremely useful tool during the holidays. Regardless of what type you are, the newest member of the online shopping destinations is sure to impress. Motives by Loren Ridinger’s parent company, Market America, recently partnered with Shop.com and the resulting site that launched only days ago is, well, pretty much awesome. Seriously, it’s like Amazon.com on steroids! Like Amazon, it’s a one stop online shopping destination. Unlike Amazon, it allows customers to shop by item, store, or brand, comparison shop to get the best deal, and offers cashback (without signing up for a credit card) on thousands of products, and not just on your purchases, but also on purchases made by anyone you refer. In other words, you get paid on purchases your mom made online, just because you told her to shop on this site. Yeah, not even kidding. There’s even a Trend Shop tab that keeps you in the know when it comes to what’s trending now. And here’s the crazy part, Shop.com has assigned Shop Consultants that are available to answer any questions you might have about your purchase, a product, or how to find your way around the website. Yes, an actual person will provide any help you might need with your shopping experience! Visit Shop.com and check it out, I bet you’ll never go back to Amazon again. I do most of my Christmas shopping online and will definitely be spending a lot of time on this site over the next few months! What about you? Are you an online shopping junkie or casual buyer?
Hello and welcome to my blog! I am an entrepreneur and cosmetics consultant, with a passion for helping others feel better, look better, and most importantly, live better. I’m excited to share the latest tips and trends in beauty and fashion, and to educate people about Motives Cosmetics and the business behind it! For those of you who don’t know, Motives by Loren Ridinger is the best kept beauty secret out there. A high quality, customizable mineral cosmetics line that wears beautifully. (Think MAC quality for less $$)
Since health and beauty often go hand in hand (and I’m a fan of both), I’ll also be sharing the latest news in nutrition, fitness, and wellbeing. Stay tuned for product features, video posts, and more!