#FF WEBISODE: 7 Summer Drugstore Steals

Happy Friday Gorgeous!

Believe it or not, I actually have to go back to my own webisodes and tips to remember some of the products I like. That is exactly what happened today!  It has been 100 degrees every day this week and my beauty regimen needs some help. I watched my webisode from last summer and then took a quick trip to Target. Thought you ladies may need a refresher as well:

Product List: 

  • Palmer’s Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner, $1.47 Target
  • Treseme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, $4.99 Walgreens
  • Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil Spray, $6.29 CVS
  • Tree Hut Olive & Shea Hawaiian Kukui Sugar Scrub, $7.99 Target
  • Dry Brush with long back handle, $4.49 Target
  • Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Tan Moisturizer, $11.99 Target
  • Banana Boat Sport SPF Sunscreen, $6.94 Wal Mart
  • Sonia Kashuk Yellow Alluriana Fragrance, $19.99 Target

Please remember to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate some more during the hot months. With that vacay or two and extra time off during summer, please remember that coffee, tea and alcohol dehydrate us even more. For every cup of coffee, drink two cups of water. Before and after that rita by the pool, order a bottle of water.

Happy Weekend!

Love, Tiff

BROTHELS OR AN EDUCATION: Help Give These Girls The Right Choice

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Hey Sistas! 

My sister Natalie is embarking on a life-altering mission trip and felt compelled to share her journey and vision with you. I believe you can appreciate the importance on the following subject: 

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I have the privilege in traveling to Bangladesh in August for close to 3 weeks to work with the beautiful little girls there. This is the most destitute country I will have been to thus far, and with this level of poverty comes a lot of opposing challenge. I have been preparing my heart for what I will be encountering there.

Many of the girls in Bangladesh are victim to being thrown into brothels as young as 8 years old all the way through university age. They are also forced into child marriage for multiple reasons. The country is so destitute that families seem to have no other choice but to “give their daughters away” resulting in one less mouth to feed and to lighten the family’s burden.

A burden these little girls are not. They are smart, capable, dreamers, artists, and full of love.

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Below is a short summary of what will be taking place during and after our stay:

▪ We will be working with these girls by fostering the space for their education. I have already been asked to write stories to have translated in Bengali and printed for their entertainment and education.

▪ I will be holding a poetry and creative writing course for the girls who are inclined toward getting their thoughts on paper.

▪ We are providing a well-rounded platform to “tap into” the natural talents and gifts these girls were born with.

▪ We have many other programs already set in motion such as leadership, the arts, and education. All areas will be resourced.

▪ We have partnered with contacts in Bangladesh. We will be working with an established facility there operated by an attorney who has dedicated his life to fighting for human justice there in Bangladesh. If you would like to check out the organization: http://www.speakupforthepoor.org.

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Educate

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Fight for women’s rights

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Empower

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Foster Dreams

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Defend Basic Human Rights

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Stop Child Exploitation

You may or may not know that I served as a missionary in my youth. From the age of 13-19 I dedicated my summer months to living abroad. I spent an entire year after high school as an intern helping to facilitate 2,000 teens travel to 14 countries. I was powerfully compelled to be of service to the world. From this early age the heartbeat of the world became my heartbeat. I could feel the pains and injustices and felt that I wanted to help by being a part of the relief.

By grace alone I am writing this email to you to let you know I have been reunited with my first love, to be of service, on a global scale. And this particular cause resonates with my heart deeply.

If this speaks to your heart, I would love for you to have your fingerprint on this trip.

If you would like to financially contribute to this trip you can do so at Natalie’s Crowdrise Appeal

It is important for me that you know I have and am continuing to financially contribute to this trip as well. I will be emailing progress and follow-ups so you can stay “in the know” with the impact you helped make.

If you have any questions or would just like to email me in regard to this trip, I would love to hear from you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart-

Natalie Bolton.
Natalie@nataliebolton.com

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P.S. I would like to introduce you to Sraboni. She is 12 and in 6th grade. She is a little girl I will have the privilege of working with one on one. Her hobby is reading just like me, so we will get along famously.♥

SUMMER SKIN & HAIR SOS: Healthy Hippie Chick

Happy Friday Sassy Sistas!

I hope your June calendar has been filled with fruity sips by the pool, long lazy naps and memory making moments with those nearest and dearest. After a whirlwind Spring, we kicked off June with my family’s annual glamping trip to West Texas. My dad has been going there since he was a kid, then took us as kids so it’s even more special to be able to share that vacay with my parents now that we live in the Great State. We have minimal cell service and absolutely no wifi so our time is filled with grilling, watching the hummingbirds and catching up on great convo by the river and perhaps- saying nothing at all. Don’t you love being able to just “be” with those you love? My batteries are officially recharged! I didn’t’ even pack makeup. Yes, I’m serious! Ok, you know I don’t’ go anywhere without lipgloss.

With the Summer chillaxing also comes the bad tan lines from falling asleep on your stomach by the pool and chlorine dry hair that resembles a scarecrow. Our skin and hair needs constant attention during the Summer months even though we rather be on the low maintenance side. If you’ve followed SOS for a while, you know I become quite the hippie during June, July & August. We can still unleash our hippie chick and keep ourselves looking and feeling healthy. We don’t want to go into damage control at the end of August with horrible hyper pigmentation and split ends.

Here are the latest products I’m in love with and seeing amazing results: 

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SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Serum

You all know I’m a serum junkie and forever on the search for the most effective one. I heard about SkinCeuticals years ago, but never got around to purchasing and trying it. HOLY MOLY!!! What took me so long. It’s the mother load of all serums and packed with antioxidants. Phloretin CF shields skin from damaging free radicals as it restores a more radiant, even complexion. I started using it at the end of May and can already see a dramatic difference in my skin.

BIOSIL

BioSil – Advance Collagen Generator

In combination to the SkinCeuticals, I started taking the supplement BioSil primarily to thicken my hair line after my sister recommended it. I didn’t realize in addition to thicker hair, it would plump up my skin. Proof that beauty, rejuvenation and health always starts on the inside. You can purchase it at Whole Foods.

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alba BOTANICA good & clean toxin release scrub 

We sweat more and our pores are overactive and creating more oil during warm weather. You know what that means? The dreaded blackheads take over! Yuck! For years I used the Swiss Ives Apricot Scrub and still trust that it is one of the all time best scrubs. This good & clean scrub by caught my eye recently in Target and the term “toxin release” peaked my interest. (The power of great marketing!!) This Spring I’ve been wearing more full face makeup than normal and spray tanning again so my pores have gotten super clogged. Combine that with the Texas sweat and my face needs a good scrub down exfoliation on a regular basis. Once a month doesn’t cut it!  Not only does this scrub provide great “scrubbing” action with the ground walnut, but the ten AHA-rich botanicals detoxes the skin to reveal refreshed radiant skin. I LOVE IT!

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L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

If you are spending hours in the pool or salty beach water, do yourself a favor and run to Target and get this hair balm today! It’s just amazing. There’s not much else I can say. It works. My hair feels silky, strong and shiny. Just go get it. It’s the best $5.99 you’ll ever spend.

Have you found a fantastic Summer skin or hair remedy?

DO SHARE.

I will be back regularly again with my latest beauty & style tips as well as sharing some spiritual beauty tips.. which are always the most important.

I’ve missed you sistas!

Love, Tiff

XOXO, Tiff

Hello Gorgeous!

I’ve missed you and apologize for being completely AWOL from the blog and YouTube channel lately, but I promise it was for a very good reason. I’ll share more details later! (Skwwweeell.. you won’t believe how freakin’ exciting it is!!) 

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I check in with you all and send some love. We’ve had a whirlwind Spring and one of the important things that took up my attention was putting on my hubby’s first charity concert here in DFW. We’ll be taking some time off this Summer, but have planned to tape a few new style webisodes first. Hope to have one up by the end of the week. Stay tuned!

Wishing you all fun, relaxing & blessed Summer! 

Walk tall.

Shine without apology.

Strut it. 

Xoxo, Tiff

CELEBRATING ALL TYPES OF MAMAS TODAY!

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Along with all you beautiful mother’s, I want to wish ALL of you women who- like me- may not have bore your own children, but you mentor, mold, nurture, build up & care for children who may not have a mom or role model.

Our lives may look different than other women’s, but just know that God’s Plan & Purpose for you is equally important. Never ever feel ‘less than’ for not having your own biological children. If today is a tough day for you because you feel your dream of motherhood wasn’t fulfilled, I encourage you to focus on a new dream and see the calling God has placed on your life complete with the time, attention and opportunity to give your love to youth who need you.

As I approached my mid-30’s, the clock was ticking and felt the panic. I had several friends who were going through the fertility journey and IVF, but did I really want a baby so desperately to go through all that? Throughout my 20’s, I never felt that deep urge to have a baby because I was such a broken girl. I always said, “I’m not going to be a screwed up mom raising screwed up kids”. Then I married an amazing man who would be an amazing daddy. If he really wanted to be a father, I wanted to give him that. For about 6 months, I tried the Chinese herbs, acupuncture and stopped drinking wine. I began visualizing wanting a baby girl and created a vision board all about family. But…

Did we really want this or were we more concerned with what our family and peers thought?

Aaron and I prayed about it long and hard then felt it was not God’s Plan for us to have our own children. Soon after we surrendered and felt at peace with this Plan, the door opened for me to mentor some very deserving and hurting teenage girls. We also started our work in the orphanage in Africa. I love how God works! It’s truly one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done and also the hardest. It gives me even greater respect for mom’s!

Be open.

Share your heart.

Seek out people (it doesn’t just have to be kids) who need what you have to give.

Pray about it.

Let God use you.

WE ARE ALL MAMAS.

Love, Tiff