A MAGIC PRODUCT [New Beauty Vlog]

 

Happy Weekend My Loves!

After spending an hour in Ulta trying all the popular BB & CC creams, I am thrilled to share my  top pick with you ladies.  It’s seriously a magic product and I wish I had found it months ago. The IT COSMETICS CC+ with illumination and SPF 50 makes you look flawless and it saves time. Hallelujah!

WATCH THIS: 

 

Here’s the MAC #187 stipple brush I buff the cc cream with:

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What did you think of my candid “Video from the Vanity”?

I have several new beauty products to share with you so stay tuned!

Comment and let me know. I would love to hear your 2-cents.

Make sure to share this with your friends. This product is perfect for the busy woman!

Love,

Tiff

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As I mention in the video, please release any unloving thoughts about yourself and begin the daily mirror work of telling yourself you love yourself! Focus on your strengths and unique qualities that make you beautiful. The moment you are about to cut yourself down or tell yourself you are stupid- STOP! Replace those abusive thoughts with loving ones and watch your life transform.

I LOVE YOU, TOO.

Unfulfilled Potential Sucks

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Just saying the words “unfulfilled purpose” makes me cringe! Who wants to die with their music still inside them? NO ONE! Finding our purpose is a common topic these days in the self-development world. We are all longing and searching for more fulfillment in our life. We crave a sense of purpose and want that fire in our belly when we wake up in the morning. We usually find our purpose on the road (usually a very bumpy, winding one) of growth.

How about you?

Are you living fully in your purpose or are you on a journey of seeking it? 

Do you place your personal growth as a priority? 

Are you intentional about it or are you meandering through life?

If you have been part of SOS for a while, you know I am mega-passionate about my personal growth journey. I adopted the philosophy that if you’re not growing you’re dying. At this stage of my journey, it’s more excruciating for me to stay stagnant than it is to go through the pain of growth and change. I’ve often written and spoken about vision, goal and intention setting, affirmations and just about every tool that will help us move forward. Ok, I’m a bit obsessed. Maybe it’s because I’m a late bloomer and I’m trying to make up for many lost years when I was fooling around and chasing all the wrongs things. I digress.

I see the greatness in people. I see their potential. I want to yank it out of them. But, as much as I can encourage others and give them tools- ultimately, they have to do the work just like I have to do my work. I don’t know about you, but I want to become ALL not some, not a little, not a glimpse, but all that God created me to be. I believe when we embrace that and move confidently toward it — we honor Him.

For the past six or seven years, I take the month of January to focus on this work. It’s important to me that I seek God for guidance and reveal the areas that I really need to focus on. Remember, everyone’s journey is different. At times we are white knuckled and scaling the mountain then we are tip toeing through the daisies in the valley. So, please never judge where you are in your journey to someone else. I read something the other day to the effect of “don’t judge your chapter 2 to someone else’s chapter 22”. Give yourself grace in this process. Heck, just be glad you are in the process, period.

I’ve been reading a ton this month and just had to share this ah-mazing book by John C. Maxwell called THE 15 INVALUABLE LAWS OF GROWTH. His books are always filled with nuggets of wisdom, but this one has especially made an impression on me. He has taken everything he has garnered over 50 years in the personal development industry and shares it in this one book. IT’S SO FREAKIN’ GOOD!!!

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Here’s a few of the Laws:

  • The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
  • The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself
  • The Law of Modeling: It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow
  • The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be
  • The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others

 

This is the perfect book to read at the beginning of the year to set your mind in the right direction! Get it on Amazon then grab a highlighter, a cup of coffee and get to work.

Don’t prolong the pain of being stagnant and your potential being unfulfilled. Growth and change is a choice.

WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE TODAY?

Please share this with any girlfriends who are also serious about growing on purpose.

If you read the book, please stop back by and let me know what you think!

 

Love, Tiff

 

 

 

New Year, New Trends: TOP 5 HOME DESIGN TRENDS 2016 + New Video!

Hey Sistas!

It’s my mission to find amazing info, tips and concepts that will enrich your lives. I’m thrilled to reblog this post from my spirit sister Cortney Bailey! She has a passion for creating beautiful spaces and believes, “If you want to create your own WONDERLAND for your home, no matter if it’s the entire home or just a small corner tucked away for you, open yourself up to what makes you HAPPY in the place that you Dwell!” I share her philosophy!

If your home is feeling stagnant and uninspiring, take a look at these tips and incorporate them for the new year! I know I’m going to.

Make sure to subscribe to her new YouTube Channel for more fabulous tips!

Love, Tiff

 

Dream Design Dwell

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Besides being excited about setting new goals for 2016 I am in LOVE with the home design trends this year! Seriously, they are amazing and I am happy to share the TOP FIVE with you! You can incorporate all five trends into your home décor as they will work beautifully together or you can choose one or two trends to add to your current home design.

Watch my new Webisode now to visually see tips & ideas for the Top 5 Trends >>>

Every year Pantone creates a new color palette. Everyone from the Fashion Houses to the Car Industry and Interior Designers plan their color choices according to what Pantone has predicted. Here are Pantone’s choices for 2016:images

Top 5 Home Design Trends for 2016: (watch my webisode above for more details & visuals on ALL TOP 5 Trends!)

  1. Snorkel Blue  – This blue comes from the navy family…

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DRINK UP:Importance of Hydration [Giveaway]

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Ok, ok – so I may be sounding like a broken record, but I don’t care! Well, it’s actually because I do care. Many of you are probably feeling lousy and I want you all to feel energetic and fabulous. Last year when I felt like I was living life sluggish as if I was walking through mud, my holistic doc told me I was chronically dehydrated.WHAT? I thought I was diligent with drinking water. NOT.  If I wasn’t drinking enough, there’s a good chance many of you aren’t either. Dehydration is a precursor for many diseases. Think of it as a stagnant puddle of water where fungus and bacteria thrives. YUCK. 

Why is it so important to stay hydrated?

Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for optimal health.

How does your body lose water?

Water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather is really hot (I got sick late August and obviously still not used to the heat of the Texas summer), when you are physically active, or if you have a fever. Vomiting and diarrhea can also lead to rapid water loss. If you don’t replace the water you lose, you can become dehydrated. [via Familydoctor.org]

To know how much water you should drink daily, just divide your body weight in half and drink that amount in ounces. For example, if you weigh 140 lbs, drink 70 ounces of water. If you are in a hot climate or working out, drink a bit more than that.  I have to drink 3-4 servings of my Camelbak water bottle. It was a challenge at first, but it becomes a healthy habit and I can tell right away if I am feeling dehydrated and haven’t had my full daily serving of water.

Tips to stay hydrated:

  • Keep a bottle of water with you during the day. Purchasing bottled water is expensive and creates plastic bottle waste. Carry a reusable water bottle instead. That’s why we’re giving one away- see details below.  I never leave home without mine!
  • If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.
  • Be sure to drink water before, during, and after a workout.
  • When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. Thirst is often confused with hunger.  Drinking water will also contribute to a healthy weight-loss plan.
  • If you have trouble remembering to drink water, drink on a schedule. For example, drink water when you wake up; 15 minutes before meals and when you go to bed. (I always take my water bottle or a glass of water to bed) Or drink a glass of water at the beginning of each hour.

 

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

SOS and Perfectly Gifted Frisco have teamed up again in the name of health & hydration to give away a personalized Stainless Camelbak Eddy. These are the best reusable bottles!

  • Flip, Bite and Sip. No tipping required (though possible: just remove the straw)
  • New, sleek shape fits in the hand and most cup holders
  • Taste-free stainless steel is naturally 100% Free of BPA and BPS. No inner liners or plastic coatings that aluminum bottles require.
  • Durable and spill-proof
  • Easy to carry: Integrated loop handle makes it easy to clip a carabiner or carry with the crook of a finger
  • Wide-mouth opening is easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean

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TO ENTER: 

  1. LIKE the PerfectlyPerfectly Gifted Frisco Facebook Page. 
  2. FOLLOW Perfectly Gifted Frisco on Instagram. 
  3. COMMENT on the PGF Instagram giveaway post “I commit to health & hydration”. (Look for the photo of my SOS water bottle)

You must be following this Sanctuary Of Style blog. (subscribe or follow at the top right of the site)

Giveaway ends Friday, Jan 29th at 6pm CST. Winner will be announced on Saturday, the 30th.

GOOD LUCK! 

DEBUNKING DETOX: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good

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Hey 2016- you’re looking mighty sexy from here!

Who is ready to look, feel and do better than they did last year? If you answered with a loud YES with your hand waving in the air then you’re in the right spot. For the month of January, I go into a nesting and cleansing mode. It’s important to me to dedicate the first month of the year to getting prepared. I have GRAND plans for 2016 and want to clear the appropriate spaces for the GREATNESS to come.

Who needs to clear some clutter and cobwebs?

Why carry last years BS into the new year!?

I cleanse my mind by reading and journaling my thoughts on the changes I plan to make. I cleanse my body and detox. (I’m on Day 10 of no alcohol) I cleanse my house by throwing out the clutter. I cleanse my spirit by listening to powerful spiritual leaders and focusing on my connection to God. December felt like one big party so I decline invitations this month without guilt. Who else is partied out? I’m ready to get to work and I’m not just referring to job and career. Working on yourself and investing in you is the best work you can put in!

You all know I went through a major detox a few months ago. People were both interested and scratching their heads at my plan. A few people even laughed at me! I look at it as a much needed tune up! We can’t look, think, do and feel our best if our body is running on fumes and breaking down. I also wanted to understand the true meaning of a detox and found this article. Take it all with a grain of salt! Knowledge is power:

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Who’s ready to look, feel and do better this year?

SHARE. COMMENT. LIKE. 

Cheers to Greatness in 2016!

Love,

Tiff

P.S. Stay tuned for another fab & fun giveaway from Perfectly Gifted Frisco! 

HAPPY IS ON THE HORIZON: My 2016 Prayer For You

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Photo taken by me in Santa Monica. One of the highlights of 2015- going back to California for the first time since our move.

Sista, my prayer for you:

May every single day of 2016  be filled with the wonder of God’s special love for you.

I pray for your happiness, but also for a greater sense of fulfillment in your career and purpose, an ease of communication with those you love, and a sense of satisfaction in all that you have accomplished. Above all, may you rest secure in the knowing of God’s presence. Regardless of how lonely you feel or how difficult a situation- you are never alone. 

I pray for you to be happy and expectant about what is on the horizon in 2016.

I pray for smiles and love.

I pray for friends that are true and authentic.

I pray for kindness and compassion.

I pray for unexpected moments of joy and laughter.

I pray for you to be at peace. 

I pray you walk taller and shine brighter in the new year. I pray you shake off any self-defeating thoughts and truly own your beauty.  I pray you are healthy and whole- body, mind and spirit. I pray you stay spiritually centered.

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Sista, I am grateful you are on this journey with me and I picked up my favorite scented candle by Voluspa in honor of this final blog post of 2015. I lit it and wrote this prayer for you tonight.

May God keep you in touch with all that you are and all that you are meant to become. May you have the strength and discernment to remove any toxic person who does not celebrate and encourage the woman you are becoming. Keep believing. Keep moving forward. In His mighty name, Amen.

What are your goals and plans for 2016?

Share + Comment.

Love, 

Tiff

 

 

SHARE YOUR SPARKLE: What’s Your Love Language?

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Happy Christmas Week Sista!

Are you in the holiday spirit? I sure am and after a whirlwind week of events, work and parties I took my own advice and recouped with lots of sleep and Wellness Formula over the weekend. If you didn’t catch my last blog on keeping your immune system strong, please make sure to check it out.

I’m just about finished with my holiday shopping and look forward to long holiday dinners with my VIP’s this week. Spending  quality time with the people I love is the best gift ever.

At this time of year, it’s easy to get consumed with buying just the right gifts when what people really want (and need) is the gift of YOU! I would much rather a friend or family member give me their time and attention than spending unnecessary money on something I don’t really need. But, that’s MY love language. Your love language might be receiving gifts. Mine is actually a combo of words of affirmation and quality time.  For me– gifts can never replace someone’s attention.  It lights me up when someone really takes the time to be present with me and ask me how I’m doing. It’s very important to me that I reciprocate as well. With all of life’s distractions and the phone being glued to our hand, this is a dying art. I encourage you to read The 5 Love Languages to understand yourself and your loved ones better.

My bestie and I decided against buying gifts for each other this year and instead we are planning to spend quality time together. We’re going to take our men to look at Christmas lights (whether they like it or not) then cook while drinking wine with holiday tunes playing. After so many lonely holidays in LA, this planned quality time is such a blessing.

I know this is a challenge with busy schedules and all the holiday activities, but that’s what makes quality time even more special when you carve it out. I decided to write a blog on this topic because it kept coming up in conversation last week.  The overall consensus was that as much as women love receiving gifts, what we love most are the things that money can’t buy. That’s the true beauty and magic of the holidays.

SHARE YOUR SPARKLE.

SHARE YOUR LOVE.

SHARE YOUR LIGHT.

BE PRESENT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES, KIDS, FRIENDS. It’s the best gift you could ever give them.

Share. Like. Comment.

Wishing you a beautifully blessed Christmas week!

Love, Tiff