Galaxy Sun

Sunny Summer days and clear starry nights inspire this shadow design. The colors of the “Designs By Adina” necklaces are the perfect compliment.

GalaxySunLadyCompBMotives Eye Shadows: Galaxy, Vanilla, Moroccan Spice                                            12.50
The Galaxy shadow is one of my very favorites. It’s a medium/dark grey with
multi color metallic highlights. Vanilla and Moroccan Spice are not too matte and not
too glittery. Perfect if you want to wear this look during the day or night.

Mascara: Motives for LaLa Mineral Volumizing                                                          17.50
A rich, creamy blacker than black mascara. Stays on well, yet easy to take off.

HD Gel Liner in Teal Shimmer
Beauty supply stores and                                          3.99

These beautiful multi-media “Designs By Adina” necklaces are now on sale at JC Penny! The color combos are just gorgeous   37.49.


If you are interested in the health and care of natural hair, don’t miss the TaliahWaajid World Natural Health, Beauty, and Hair Expo. Coming to NYC July 19 & 20th at the Times Square Marriott Marquis. Visit for more information.



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Interview Exclusive: Lyndsey Ariel


View Lyndsey’s website and portfolio at:
Learn more about her glam team at:
Lyndsey can also be reached at: 904-651-5258.


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The MakeUp Show: NYC

The MakeUp Show, May 4th and 5th, is one of the most exciting events of the year for industry pros. It’s an opportunity to make connections, see the latest innovations in beauty, and buy products at event prices. There are also many seminars on the latest makeup techniques by veteran artists. There’s lots of energy and lots of excitement.
I absolutely love this event! TMS travels to different cities also. Check their full schedule at  Some of the beauty companies featured were:


Yeah!! Motives! Motives! – As you know by now, I’m also a Motives Consultant, so it was so exciting to see us at this makeup event. We are the hottest social media brand!


Auraline Beauty private label cosmetics – if you are developing your own label, check out Auraline.


Ashunta Sheriff Beauty – Ashunta is pictured here with her beautiful daughter. She is an accomplished celebrity makeup artist with over 18 years in the industry.  She now has
her own line and one of her “power” products is a dual end foundation stick that features
2 colors: one end is foundation and the other end is for highlighting. Aloe Vera is a key ingredient! Beautiful colors and skin friendly. Very nice family by the way!

BlackUp CosmeticsBlackUp Cosmetics – I was so excited to see Parisian brand BlackUp Cosmetics here this year. The colors are just amazing for darker skin. The brand’s presentation and quality is so beautiful.

CharlotteTilbury2CharlotteTilbury1Charlotte Tilbury – Sorry, the name got a little cut off at the top! As you can see in the top photo, this line features 10 specific looks put together in kits. This is Anna and she was amazing at showing me the line and some of their best products, such as “Charlotte’s Plumper Cream” and an instant illuminator called “Wonder Glow”.  Charlotte Tilbury is featured at Bergdorf’s.

Chic-StudiosRTGChic Studio – NYC School of Makeup Artistry: I always love to visit their booth at this event. The girls are so fun and upbeat. Here’s Amy, Director of the school, and Christina,
senior director. If you’re looking for makeup training, check them out at:


Eve Pearl – makeup with skin care for every shade. One of their cool new products is
an invisible powderless powder with antioxidant astaxanthin. I bought this and I love it.
It works for every skin tone and keeps shine away for hours.


Gleam by Melanie Mills – As a makeup artist for “Dancing With The Stars”, Melanie
definitely knows a thing or two about glamour! She is super nice and I love her high impact colors and fun personality.

Gorgeous1Gorgeous2Gorgeous Cosmetics – This is an Australian line (with an office in LA), that’s sold in
Nordstrom. This is Lauren demonstrating a few best selling products. The girls at this
booth were so nice and gave me samples (yum!).

Graftobian Make-Up Co. – Pro line Graftobian features HD and airbrush makeup.
Wow! This body painting is amazing. A human……….tree??? I wonder how long this took!

I-Make-You-BeautifulI Make You Beautiful – This wonderful lady is Danessa Myricks of I have followed Danessa’s work for quite some time. I have many of her makeup instruction DVDs.  I especially like her DVD on Contouring.

JouerJouer Cosmetics – Jouer has snap together components to make your own kits of custom colors. Love this.


Kett Cosmetics – Wow, beautiful body painting by pro line Kett. This company also offers makeup classes and is well known for it’s air brush makeup. In the above photo, Hermann Sentker, Co-Owner and Founder of Esum shows off the high-quality brush line. The brushes feature hand pulled bristles! Luxurious.

Kevyn-AucoinKevin Aucoin – The Makeup Show featured a special gallery tribute to one of the greatest makeup artists who ever lived (in my opinion!), Kevin Aucoin. Check out some
of his makeup books. Just an amazing talent. We all miss Kevin.


Eva Jane Bunkley – I got a chance to speak with Eva Jane Bunkley at the Alcone booth. Eva Jane is the creator of “The Makeup Bullet”, a unique sponge that fits over the finger and makes it super easy to blend foundation and makeup in harder to reach areas of the face. I wish Eva Jane the best with her new innovative product!

MakeupForeverMakeup Forever – We all love Makeup Forever! Check out this fabulous body painting.
This is so creative and mezmerizing. You just want to keep staring at it. The talented makeup artist: Jha Villanueva. See her work on Instagram: XO_Jha. The beautiful model is Nikiya Palombi. She is also on Instagram: NikiyaPalombi.

ObssessiveCompulsiveObsessive Compulsive– A 100% Vegan & cruelty free line. OC started as a pro line but is now available at Sephora!

TemptuProTemptu Pro Cosmetics – Famous for their airbrush makeup, there was some very interesting body painting going on in this booth.

Velour-Lashes-2Velour Lashes – Wow, these are some super soft and plush lashes. Hair thickness and
length varies within each lash strip, giving them a very natural look. Mink? Can’t get any
more luxurious than that!

Violet-VossViolet Voss – Fun, colorful, glittery, and did I mention glittery?

YabyYaby – Yaby is a professional line developed by Canadian makeup artist Liz Yu (lady in the blue plaid shirt). One of  Yaby’s missions is to keep parents in developing countries
employed so their kids can remain in school. The company also features makeup containers that can be refilled to reduce environmental impact. Can’t help but love that.

Z-PaletteZ-Pallete – One thing I noticed about this year’s show: many companies showcased the magnetic makeup palettes. Z-Pallete has some very cute ones in various shapes, sizes, and patterns.

I could not possibly feature all the companies and photos from The Makeup Show, but I
had an amazing time and met some really great and talented people. See which city the event travels to next at:

Until next time….




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Mother’s Day: The Gift of Beauty

Wow, Mother’s Day is almost here already! Are you searching for a last little
something to add to the flowers and candy? Check out these great beauty boxes. All in one kits are always perfect for Moms. Whether scrambling to get
out the door in the morning or running for that business flight, color kits take
the guesswork out of putting a complete look together.
MMBeautyWThe Motives Mavens Element palette features 8 pigment rich shades that work well with a wide variety of skin tones and provides a color range that works for day into night.  Perfect for that Mother’s Day dinner or party!            35.00

BeautyWeaPMotives “My Beauty Weapon” kit includes lip glosses and 3 tutorial sketches.
This kit is super light, easy to carry, and the glosses are great under or on top
of your favorite lipstick. Or apply an intense smoky eye and wear the glosses
by themselves to keep the focus on the eyes. The 3 colors on the top are matte
(great for shading the crease), and the matte Ivory on the bottom far right is
nice for the brow bone without adding shimmer. for cashback option                          49.95

MeetYourMatchThis is such a cool little beauty box from Sephora. A few of the “IT” colors of the season are included: Orange, Berry, and Nude.  There’s also a variety of
brands in one kit. Sephora stores and                        25.00


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Favorite Mascaras


Available at or for Cashback option.


Available for $20 at Walgreens or for Cashback option.

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The Makeup Show is Coming!

One of the greatest makeup events of the year is coming to NYC May 4-5.
At this major event, beauty industry professionals can see, try and buy new products, network with new and established companies, and learn the latest techniques through
a full schedule of seminars. Log onto for a full list of cities and dates for the show. See below some of great people and companies I met at the last show. Can’t wait for May!

Naked is a professional line that features highly pigmented powders that can be turned into multitasking products (nail polish, lip gloss, eye shadow, liners) with various mixing fluids.

MagnoliaCheck out vibrant pigments from New Orleans based Magnolia Makeup. Sisters and business partners! What could be better? Magnolia also provides makeup classes.
Visit at:

AJCrimsonAJ Crimson has great BB cremes in hard to find darker colors.  They also have makeup classes. See the complete line at:

NurturingForceNurturing Force is a professional line with healthy skin minerals and no parabens.
Check the makeup and skincare at:  P.S.-These ladies were super nice and gave me a few samples!

NarsWe all know and love NARS.  No explanation needed!
Available at Sephora,, and specialty stores.

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Spring Gold & Peach


EASY AS 1-2-3
Inspiration from the bright sunny colors of Spring and intensified sunsets
inspire this simple eye look:
Base color on lid: Motives – Pink Gold    $12.50
Contouring color in crease: Motives – Peach from the Motives LaLa’s Court Palette
5 colors for $39.99
Liner color: Nars – Mekong single shadow compact $25.00
Browbone: foundation

Motives: for cashback option


Peach color used in the above photos is the first color in the palette.


Find at ICING stores or for $10.50


ICING stores and for $4.50


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