Fat Joe, J Lo, Diddy, Lala, Jamie Foxx and More Attend Loren & J.R. Ridingers 2014 Market Americas World Conference


Fat Joe, French Montana, Jennifer Lopez, Loren Ridinger and Casper

I was fortunate enough this past weekend to be invited to attend a VIP party for Directors with MA including some celebrity guests. Fat JoeJennifer LopezDiddyLala AnthonyFrench Montana & more attended Loren & J.R. Ridinger’s 2014 Market America’s World Conference and after-party in Miami over this past weekend.  The invited guests included those who have reached Director status with my company, which means an individual business owner has earned $18,000 to $25,000 in four weeks.  It was an incredible experience, made new friends and was inducted into the Million Dollar Club for earning over $1,000,000 as an Unfranchise Owner.

jamie foxx and i

Jamie Foxx and Laura Laire

This year’s conference kicked off with Lala Anthony celebrating her New York Times Best Selling book, The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness. Lala’s Motives for Lala cosmetics is housed under Loren Ridinger’s Motives Cosmetics.

The weekend festivities also included an afterparty at the home of Market America founders JR & Loren Ridinger (they also have a home in Manhattan). Jamie FoxxRamona Rizzo from Mob Wives, Daymond John from Fubu and Shark Tank, Lala’s brother and business partner Diego and J. Lo’s boyfriend Casper were also present.

Joseph Cartagena also known as Fat Joe was at the conference to launch his Market America UnFranchise. In a press release from Market America, the Bronx rapper said, “I feel like I’m definitely an entrepreneur first and foremost, and it’s time to take that to another level. I can now teach anyone, who is willing to grind it out, how to build the kind of lifestyle few ever get a chance to experience.”

We are very excited to have been Unfranchise Owners over the past 13 years and are more excited to have Fat Joe become part of the team.

Introducing the NEW “Paparazzo Collezione” for Spring!!!


The launch of Paparazzo Collezione was completed with a gorgeous runway show featuring the Instagram beauty sensations Motives Mavens! Decked with radiant metallic and unexpected pigments, inviting sheens and pumped-up lacquers, these picture-perfect looks promise a Spring/Summer 2014 of spirited shine.

New products for Paparazzo Collezione include 2 palettes, 4 lipsticks and 4 nail lacquers.

"Honey I'm Home" Cornbread

“Honey I’m Home” Cornbread


Growing up in the south, my mom made cornbread on a regular basis.  I never was a fan of cornbread, especially corn bread and milk; which my brother still loves! Yuck!  I don’t drink milk so that could be the problem and more often when I would try cornbread it would be dry or tasteless.  So after having children and making chili that is way too spicy for a two year old, I decided to make cornbread that not only my children loved but me too!  I am not kidding when I tell you it can be the most moist and delicious healthy version of cornbread you’ve ever had.  With a pot of homemade spicy chili, this slightly sweeter version of cornbread will warm your heart and your insides during this polar winter! Recipe after the jump…

Lead the Way or Follow the Leader



In your creative mind or your daydreams, I’m pretty sure you’ve carved out an idea of where you would like to go in the next couple years.  Unfortunately, most don’t believe they will ever get there.  My motto is “Better to have tried and failed than to have never tried.”  I will add to that how important it is

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Blueberry Final

There is nothing more soothing than the smell of fresh baked bread.  Growing up, I remember that warm, made with love smell, coming out of the oven.  When you would take a deep breath and say “I love when mom makes muffins!”

I am always trying to find a healthy way to make comfort foods that create a quick warm breakfast or a little homemade goodness to add to school lunches for the kids.  Plus, fresh made whole grains are an excellent source of fiber and

Life “To Do” List


It’s still January and if you’re like me, you’re still thinking of new positive changes you want to make, new goals, new ideas to transform your life and reach a new paradigm.  We can get really busy, I mean REALLY BUSY with the usual, with the every day.  How often do you take the time to design your life? Have you created a Life “To Do” List?  If you do you’ll be surprised how life gets busy with exactly what you intend.  Don’t you find that when you write it down, it somehow makes it’s way into your experience?

How dark should your bedroom be?


I’ve always been one of those people that are light and sound sensitive.  I am easily stimulated by noise and light and can lie awake if there is a beam of light piercing through a blind or curtain.  But is it just me?  I keep an eye mask by my bed for early morning and have put black out curtains not only in my room but my children’s as well.  Many discussions about sound machines with my husband, should you use them in your child’s bedroom or should they be able to sleep anytime and anywhere? Actually from studies, I have found that it’s not just me! See what research says about light.

Superfood Power Green Salad

SuperFood Power Green Salad


Okay, my birthday week is right after the holidays which means I am squeezing into my favorite jeans, haha!  Nothing like needing the gym and no time to get there, right?  When I’m feeling a little “fluffy,” I always look at balancing my diet with fiber-filled super green foods.  Raw of course.  I cooked broccoli this week, which meant that I had a few stalks left. I have made a great salad in the past using chopped broccoli stalk, kale and a homemade dressing but I decided to mix it up a bit this time.

Makeup is my job, Beauty is my Passion

makeup artistry

I remember my mom saying “Take a shower and put some makeup on, you’ll feel better,” on those days when I wanted to stay home from school.  Funny thing, then you feel as though you want to go somewhere. Some people think of makeup as a chore and they loath the thought of putting it on their face on a Saturday at home.

Makeup doesn’t have to be work,