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Makeup Of The Week: Winter Wonderland!

Today is the official launch of Miss Motives Makeup of The Week! I am SO excited about this new feature, I can barely stand it! Shelby and I have been working hard on some awesome looks to share with you! Each week, we will show you a new look and how to achieve that look. Not only will it be makeup, but it will be a whole outfit as well.

In honor of all the amazing blizzards and chilly weather we have been having lately, this week we are starting off with a Winter Wonderland theme.

Shelby’s Look For The Week:

1: Prime lid along with light neutral tab color on your entire eyelid. Served as a base color. There is no picture for step 1.

2: Lay a darker, warm brown into your crease, blending out and up as much as you want.

3: Create a cut crease by applying a gold to your lid only, make sure you stop before the crease

4: Use a very light beige color as a highlight on your brow bone and also by your tear duct, if desired.

5: Take the same brown you used in Step 2 and add it right below your lower lash line

6: Using a Q-tip, wet it with makeup remover and clean up underneath your eye, making the lines look sharp and defined

7: Using liquid eyeliner create a winged look that goes out past your eye

8: Apply lashes, if desired.

9: Blend your natural lashes into the false ones using a mascara with a finer brush. Make sure you don’t apply much mascara to the false lashes as they will get clumpy.



Through all this cold, icky weather, it’s obviously hard to get some sun.

1. Apply a gorgeous bronzer, like Miami Glow, to your cheeks, hairline, and jawline.

2. Add a little color to the apples of your cheeks. A great natural blush is Flushed.


Keeping things neutral with a pop of color is not only simple and quick, but classy and gorgeous. I love La La’s Mineral Lip Shine in Big Apple.


For this look, I’d personally stick with a neutral color like Vintage, so all attention is drawn to my eyes.

Now, for the rest of your look…


I’m always running late so I need a “do” that’s quick, easy, but still super cute. My go to hair-do is a simple messy bun on top of my head. It’s up, out of my face, and I’m still able to wear a cute headband to keep me warm!


What to wear…

Since it’s cold, it is necessary to keep warm. An over-sized sweater, fun scarf, and cute boots will be a perfect outfit. Throw on a cute headband and some gloves (and of course a jacket), and you’re good to go!

Even in this weather, there’s still plenty of ways to look and feel good without having to put too much effort into it.

Stay tuned for next weeks MOTW!


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Welcome, Shelby!

While my blog was a total success for it’s first year being “alive”, I knew that there was so much more potential with Miss Motives. Well, today I am happy to announce one of those awesome additions!

In the past couple months I have discovered some amazing talent in my area from a girl I’ve known for years. Her name is Shelby and she has quite the talent for makeup artistry. After chatting with her about our mutual passion, I realized that I need to have this girl a part of my blog as soon as possible. So with that being said, please welcome my newest guest blogger, Shelby.

Take a look at some of her work:








Like I said, the girls got talent! You can follower her @shelby_morse on Instagram for more pictures!

Each week, her and I will be contributing to the “Makeup Of The Week” or “MOTW” section of my blog. We will put a look together to share with our followers and show each of you how to get that look. We are so excited to start this journey and think it’s a great way to start off the new year! I am ecstatic for year 2 of Miss Motives and happy to have someone as passionate as me by my side!

Stay tuned!


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Tis’ The Season

I know I’ve said this before, but THIS shoot with E-Vanity was my absolute favorite. As always, I absolutely LOVED my outfits, but this shoot was special because I am wearing my absolute favorite makeup line, Motives Cosmetics.

I am always so happy with how Motives photographs. It’s so simple, so clean, yet gorgeous and flawless. Knowing that my every day makeup looks amazing both in person and in a picture, is the best feeling.

Check out my most favorite shoot yet.



In this shoot I am wearing my favorite Motives custom blend liquid foundation, Motives for La La Mineral Dual Foundation in Medium, Motives for La La Lipstick in Times Square, and the wonderful Motives Luxe Precision Eyeliner.

Click here to shop my makeup & click here and here to shop my outfits.

Until next time,


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A Fashion Salute with E-Vanity!

I am SO excited to be continuously working with E-Vanity! I have so much fun doing these shoots and making more and more connections. Each time I challenge myself to bring a new light to the shoot, using different poses, styles and looks and I’m so happy with the way each shoot turns out. I love being a part of such a wonderful business and I can’t wait to see where all this takes me.

Here is my newest shoot!

Until next time,


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Calling All Studs!

Stud, stud, stud! Anything stud! I am so in love with studs on clothing and accessories, it’s ridiculous. I feel like they bring out the edgier side of me. You can take the look of the outfit to the next level just by adding some studs; making a typical, classic outfit stand out far above the rest.

I’m too obsessed with them that I just had to share with you my favorite fashion trend right now, just in time for your fall/winter wardrobe.

Studded Combat Boot | Triangle Studded Blouse | Totally Studded Bag

Spiketini Loafer | Studded Moto Crop

Are you daring enough to bring on the studs?


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Hello E-Vanity! Back again!

I have been so excited all summer to get back to work with E-Vanity! Only a couple weeks after being back in North Dakota, I was privileged to be chosen as a model for one of their Shop By Outfit photo shoots. Each shoot I do with them gets better and better, and is always such a fun way to start my day.

Here are the pictures from my latest shoot!

You can shop what outfits I’m wearing here and here!

Until next time, E-Vanity!


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Hello French Bridal!

Today’s post is short and sweet, but mostly sweet. Below are pictures from a French-inspired, bridal inspirational photo shoot that I had done earlier this summer. I couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out. After looking through these photos, I was really able to notice how much I have grown in the past couple years not only as a woman but as a model.

Here are a few (or all) of favorites:

Feeling proud of myself.
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Event Planning: WED (Weddings. Events. Design.). Dresses: D’Marie Couture. Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry. Flowers: Urban Garden Floral. Paper Goods: AmpersandInk Designs. Venue & Desserts: Cafe Chloe.

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Hello! I’m Back!

Hi readers!

Nice to see, or rather, talk to you all again. I’ve been MIA (missing in action) for a while, but I am back now for good. It has been absolutely crazy getting my life organized and back on track. But now that all is settled I have wanted to do nothing but send another blog your way. I actually JUST got more pictures back from the bridal photo shoots that I had done earlier this summer. They turned out amazing and I am so excited to share them with you!

Here are some of my favorites from The Posh Knot shoot:

Thank you for being so patient with me and giving me time for a personal break.

I’m re-energized now and ready to hit the ground running.

Love you all.

XO – Miss Motives

Photography: Bryan N. Miller;Photo Shoot Venue: The Luce Loft San Diego,;Event Planning: The Posh Knot;Event Design: The Posh Knot and Floralicious;Floral Design: Sweet Pea Floral Company San;Invitation Design: NicRoc Designs;Linens + Coverings:A Perfect Table;Tableware + China: Pow Wow Vintage;Props: Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop Rentals/;Sweets/Favors + Gifts: Wicked Spoon;Wedding Dresses: D’Marie Couture Bridal;Headpieces: D’Angelo Couture;Makeup Artist: Couture Makeup;Hair: Jennifer Cunnigham


Hello Posh Knot!

I was honored to be a part of The Posh Knot’s most recent inspiration shoot. An [bridal] inspiration shoot is when all kinds of vendors come together and contribute their skills to make up a scene from a wedding. Johnique [Event Planner and Founder of The Posh Knot – check out her other work here] created a Blue Vintage shoot decorated with feathers, roses, pastels, and antiques. I was so happy to be asked to model in her shoot and help compose her vision. I wanted to share a few pictures from the photo shoot with you. [More to come!!]

I know one thing – San Diego is treating me right.

XO – Miss Motives

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Hello Photoshoot!

I just received the pictures from the shoot that I was the hair & make-up artist for a couple weeks ago. It was my first photoshoot working with several models at once with many different looks. The pictures turned out absolutely amazing and I couldn’t be happier.

The photos were taken by J. Alan Paul Photography and models were styled by MB. The models were absolutely fantastic, making each pose look effortless.

And of course, I used my favorite Motives Cosmetics on each of my models.

I thought I’d share my favorites… I had many. = )

Enjoy your hopefully lazy Sunday night.

XO – Miss Motives

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