April 20th //
Even my most macho guy friends are fans of tooth whitening – and it can make a HUGE improvement in your looks. Sadly, up to now, drugstore whiteners haven’t been known for their rapid turnaround: Lightening only happened in tiny increments, and you had to stick to the program for weeks to see results. Brighter whites and instant gratification required a pricy trip to the dentist. Surprisingly, however, Crest’s new 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects (now available at Walmart) have enhanced the at-home whitening process dramatically.
1) It’s easier: The strips stay put and don’t leave a messy residue, and you only have to wear them 30 minutes a day.
2) It’s much faster: You’ll see a much brighter smile after just 3 days, and achieve impressive, lasting, professional-level whitening in 20.
Simplicity at its best, no?
April 19th //
I always think my friend Jennifer Lopez looks amazing, and this particular photo is just another example. I love the way she paired shimmery eyes with glossy lips in the same shade of bronzey-peach.
It’s such a great evening look for summer or spring. You definitely need a dark skin tone or a tan to pull it off— otherwise the combination is going to wash you out completely—and you want to use a matte foundation to balance all the shininess in the shadow and the gloss. Here’s what you need to try it at home:
Motives Eye Candy Crème Eyeshadow in Butterscotch, $15.75
Motives Lip Shine in Candlelight, $10.50
April 19th //
Emma Stone is a Hollywood up-and-comer, who just appeared in the comedic horror flick, Zombieland. She recently showed up to a GQ event with a new hair color and absolutely perfect makeup.
The combination of lavender eyeshadow with a dark blue eyeliner is soft and dramatic. And, even though Emma wore it to an evening event, with a little less eyeliner, this is a look that could work all day long. Be sure to pick a shade that goes on semi-sheer, and don’t be afraid to dust a little all the way around your eye, like Emma did. Here’s what you need to try it at home:
Motives Pressed Eyeshadows in Studio 54, $12
Motives Kohl Eyeliner in Amethyst, $14
April 16th //
Has anyone else been getting those invitations in the mail lately? Sunny skies and warm weather can only mean one thing: it’s wedding season! I got to sit down with Deal Diva Bridal Guide and share my makeup secrets and favorite trends for your big day-but even if you aren’t the one in white, my tips and techniques will still work for you
You can click here to read the article, “Pro Beauty Expert Shares Celebrity Make-up Tips and Trends for Brides-to-Be”
Planning a wedding? Deal Diva Bridal Guide would make a fabulous resource if you are interested in keeping up with the best deals in the bridal industry! Sue Robinson, creator of DDBG, really knows upscale taste on a budget – and I do love my fellow bargain-hunting ladies!!
Already married? Share your wedding day makeup in the comments section below!
Lots of love,
April 14th //
Motives is such a big part of my life – and I also know it is a big part of your lives – so I have created a Motives Facebook fanpage! I think it will be the perfect forum you all to discuss your favorite products, tips and techniques with one another – plus get the fastest updates available on Motives news The fan page will also include any posts from MyFashionCents that are make up related. I hope you enjoy it – you can click here to become a fan of Motives on Facebook!
Lots of love,
PS: Motives has a Twitter account – follow @MotivesbyLoren