SNEAK PEEK AT THE GOODIES

Hey Sistas!

Here’s a sneak peek of the goodies going in the stocking stuffer giveaways.  There’s a lil something for your style, beauty, spirit + health.  WooHoo!  I taped a new webisode today (stay tuned) and decided to show you girls some of the stocking stuffers in a quick candid video…

 

http://steelejewel.com

http://libertyemma.com

http://www.aaronhendra.com

http://www.joycemeyer.org

http://www.loveforpink.com

http://www.drinkchianow.com

http://www.luscioussoul.com

+PLUS+

I will be adding a few personal faves each week like Voluminous Mascara, Accessories, etc.

One winner announced every Friday!  Gook Luck!

Love, Tiff

Total value of each stocking is approx $200-250.

HEADS UP! Giveaway Goodies!

HAPPY SATURDAY GORGEOUS! 

Just a quick heads up about the upcoming

SOS STOCKING STUFFER GIVEAWAYS:

So far, goodies include:

Sia Botanics Skincare

Aaron Hendra Project autographed CD

Drink Chia Health Drinks

Liberty Emma Jewelry from Australia

Gifts from eclectic boutique, Luscious Soul

Books by Joyce Meyer

Supplements from PlexusSlim

{PLUS, I will be adding a few of my personal faves each week}

Wishing you a beautiful weekend complete with plenty of “ME” time.  I’m hoping for a nap:-)  Will you be tuning in to SUPER SOUL SUNDAY on OWN?  If so, let me know.  Share your thoughts!

Make sure to tell your girlfriends about the giveaways!  Share the love + abundance!

Love, Tiff

CALLING ALL FELLOW SHOE LOVERS

Hello my fellow shoe lover!

As early as I can remember, I have loved shoes!  From yoyo’s to jellies to clogs to checkered vans and Doc Marten’s, I remember how great it felt to rock a brand new pair to school.  I thought I was HOTSTUFF!  Who relates? Who shopped at Wild Pair?  That was the first shoe store I remember absolutely loving.  Ahhh, brings back memories!

Shoes say so much about a person.  If you see a gal wearing a pair of red platform peep-toe heels, you automatically think her personality is flirty, fun, bold and confident, right?  On the other hand, if you see someone wearing a pair of fringe moccasins, she may be a free-spirited,  peace +  love, hippie chick.   Hmmm, I just realized I have both which means I have a bit of a  multiple personality when it comes to shoes.  I don’t really consider myself totally obsessed with shoes or how many pair I own, but I definitely can get pretty darn giddy (as you will see in the video…calm down Tiff) over a fabulous shoe or boot. 

In the beginning of my marriage, I gave away most of my shoes or sold the designer ones on Ebay and had to share a tiny closet with my hub’s….YES, TOTAL MISERY!  Just sayin’!   I have been able to slowly build my collection back up and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show it off along with the awesome closet Aaron built for me, on the new web channel by Nine West called CHANNEL 9.  It’s the ultimate shoe lovers entertainment destination. Bringing you the most up to date tips and trends for the fashionista.   I appreciate them allowing us to give a shout out to SOS and a major plug for the hub’s music!

What is your shoe personality?

Health + Beauty Tip:

I recently found out that eating just 2-3 Brazil Nuts per day add significant health + beauty benefits!  They are an excellent source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) like palmitoleic acid and oleic acid that helps to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good cholesterol” in the blood.  Brazil Nuts are also packed with selenium, vitamin E, B-complex vitamins and several minerals like copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc.  Did you know that SELENIUM aids the production of an antioxidant called GLUTATHIONE, which slows down the skin’s aging process by repairing cell damage from things like sun overexposure?  I HAD NO IDEA!  By zapping free radicals, glutathione and vitamin E also help protect the skin’s oil and essential fats that keep it watertight and hydrated, while vitamin E promotes skin healing.  This means they help with wrinkles AND acne!  Woohoo!  Go buy a bag today! Remember, selenium is harmful in large quantities so just eat a few at a time!

Remember to share the Beauty, Style + Inspiration with your girlfriends!

We want everyone to feel the SOS love!

Be Inspired…
As you decompress at night, take a deep inhale then slowly exhale any angst, drama, tension or ill feelings you are carrying. Do not take it to bed with you! It’s like poison and will disrupt your sleep and will carry over into your day tomorrow. Lay your head down tonight and give thanks for the good, happy, fun, successful and beautiful feelings you had today. Say to yourself that “Tomorrow is a brand new day and it will be AMAZING!!”

How are you doing on this week’s affirmations?

Wishing you a fantastic rest of the week!

Love, Tiff

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY plus Beauty + Haircare Answers

Hey Happy Hotties!

Are you a worrier? Or are you a happy girl, naturally? Of course, at different seasons in our lives we may tend to be one over the other.  Really, we all have so much to be happy about in the grand scheme of things, but why is it we so often battle with unnecessary worry which drains us of energy, vibrance and joy.  When I’m worried, I feel as if I have a dark cloud over my entire life.  NO THANK YOU!  Bring on the blue skies and sunshine please!  Which sounds better to you? HAPPY(adj.) enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment. WORRY (v.) to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; fret.  It is truly a conscious choice to stop worrying and choose happiness.

P.S. You girls who have won the AHP limited-edition EP, my hubby wrote a song on this very subject called “Nothing But Blue”- Enjoy!

There’s been lots of talk of HAPPINESS lately and Oprah’s even launching a “Celebrate 30 Days of Happiness” campaign to get us all focusing on our happiest moment of each day.  I love this and I’m joining in! I have to admit, I’ve been pretty lazy with my journaling and this is exactly the kick-in-the-bootie I need to get back to it. I know myself and I am much more peaceful and joy-filled when I write down happy moments and things I’m grateful for. Some people think journaling is just a venting session and a cathartic vomit of the negative junk in our heads. Ok- yes, someday’s that is what’s required to keep our sanity, BUT for the month of August– let’s all join Lady O and celebrate the things that make us happy. I want to see some comments below and on Facebook saying YES, I’M IN TIFF!

NEW WEBISODE

Here’s my A’s to Shannon’s Q’s:

 

For the latest hair tips plus inspiring + encouraging videos, make sure to check out

HAIR WITH HANNAH on Facebook and YouTube!

{Hannah’s Top Pick}

{My drugstore fave’s by Garnier}

{I always go back to Morcoccan Oil}

{My Fave Foundation}

{Loving the healthy organic line Sia Botanics}

{The one facial product I will not go without}

I’m sad to say this friday is the last full SOS Summer Swag Bag Giveaway.  It has been such a blast giving away such awesome products and helping promote these fabulous companies!  We will have a few more smaller giveaways with great books from SOUND WISDOM plus a few surprise goodies from me!  Make sure to check in on the FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and make comments.  This has been such a fun way for us all the get to know one another better and strengthen our Style Sisterhood.

Celebrating a very Happy August,

Tiff

HAPPY FRIDAY the 13th

Hey Fabulous Friend!

How was your week?  I hope you were kickin’ butt and takin’ names!  It’s been an exhilarating, yet exhausting week for me because of the long build up to my hubby’s music video launch and I’m looking forward to being able to stay in my jammies all day on Sat…..if I can! Don’t you just love a lazy day to “piddle” around the house?  I put Pandora music on shuffle, hair in a ponytail, no makeup and do whatever the heck I feel like. I find if I don’t recharge after a busy week I become a total witch with a Capital B who feels me?  Because I was feeling depleted, I needed an extra snack of Spiritual nourishment last night and curled up with the laptop and watch a few epsiodes of Oprah’s Lifeclass with Bishop TD Jakes + Deepak Chopra. Whew! It was more like a yummy buffet than a snack. I highly recommend watching a few episodes this weekend if you are in need of some good Spiritual food.

{Style Tip}

WOW- I have been blown away at the responses from the “7 Tricks to Hiding the Muffin Top”. Everyone from personal friends, family and YouTuber’s are commenting on how much they needed these tips. Have you tried any of the tips yet? I wanted to remind you to play with your belts. It really is one of the quickest ways to camouflage things in the middle! Especially wider belts….

{Beauty Tip}

Did you know drinking a big glass of water first thing in the morning is one of the most important beauty tips you will ever hear?!  It’s true. Water is vital for proper organ function and remember, our skin is the largest organ so it’s just as important what we ingest as what we apply to our skin.  As we sleep our stomach fills up with acid and the water dilutes it and gets your day started healthy instead of on the toxic side.   Toxicity in your organs will show up on your beautiful face as acne, bags under your eyes and sagging skin.  Make it a habit to take a big glass of water to bed with you so you can down it right when you wake up!  For extra internal scrubbing, add some lemon juice to your water!

{Inspiration}

Do you have a special spot you can go to think, decompress and daydream?  It could be your bathtub, your garden, back porch, your mom’s kitchen table or even the gym. By now, you all know I love hiking and being outdoors.  I love being among the trees and seeing the sky always gives me instant peace. If you don’t have a special spot, I encourage you to find one this weekend. Maybe there’s a beautiful park nearby that you’ve never been to.  It will become your private oasis to run to whenever you need to get a hold of your thoughts, reconnect with your spirit and just EXHALE.

We are having such a blast with the weekly SOS Swag Bag Giveaways. Make sure to join the convo’s on FACEBOOK and subscribe to this blog to enter. Here’s what in today’s bag:

If you found this blog informative, please share it with your friends!

SOS is all about sharing the beauty+style+inspiration.

We want every woman in the world to walk tall in her power, realize her true beauty + unique personal style and live the life of her dreams!

Sparkle On,

Tiff

Tiff’s 5 Style Rules (take it all with a grain of salt)

Hey Party People!

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day with more chocolate, hugs and kisses than you could handle!  Can you believe we’re half through February? Before long we’ll be tossing the sweaters for sundresses!  I’m ready for some highlights and a tan myself. 

As always I LOVE the feedback, comments and webisode ideas you are sending in.   Several of you seem ready for a CHANGE and asked for tips on how to put together key outfits.  In the latest webisode, I give you 5 Simple Style Rules that I have lived by forever!  There will be several webisodes to come with more detailed outfit ideas!

STYLE RULE #1:  Never leave the house without a little sparkle or bling around your face!

If I’m heading to a workout or running to the grocery store, I always add a diamond CZ stud earring.  This just adds a little life around your beautiful face! 

FOR MORE, WATCH WEBISODE…

 

Remember, we can all take a bit of style advice from French women and French designers! 

Quality over Quantity.  Less is More.  Style over Trends.

Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of STYLE!

(even though she’s not French, she always wore Givenchy)

Just a few days ago, we lost a very talented yet very tortured soul- WHITNEY HOUSTON.  I’m sure like many of you, I have fond memories of dancing and singing along to her videos especially “How Will I Know”.  She was so adorable and I want to simply remember her that way. Rest in peace WH and God be with your daughter.

Sharing the love, beauty, style + inspiration,

xoTiff

 

P.S.   We had the trip of a lifetime in Aspen!  Big shout out to my BFF, Heidi and her hubby for the amazing hospitality!  We tore up the slopes in style, of course:-)

HATS. HEADSCARVES. HOPE.

Hello Gorgeous!

It’s Black Friday- the day all serious shopping addicts can get their “fix” on!  Are you braving the malls today?  If so, are you insane girl?  I truly hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and created special memories with good friends and loved ones.  

NEW WEBISODE:

A few viewers have asked me to give some options for cute winter hats while their hair is growing back after chemotherapy and I also show how to tie my signature headscarf look.  I realize this is a sensitive subject, but I believe these brave women should feel as fashionable as possible during this transition.  In 2011, there will be 2.6 million breast cancer survivors so I know this has touched all of our lives directly or indirectly in some way. Celebrating their courage and bravery today!

For Fall 2011, the hat must have- A Floppy Fedora!

OR grab a chic hat with feather accents like this one my BFF, Heidi is wearing by Jessica Simpson!

Have you tried the GLOW DIET?  

I have been diligent in eating blueberries every morning and have been adding more kale and sweet potatoes to our meals. Not only does your skin glow, but it amps up your energy too.    Remember, our skin takes a toll in winter with the extreme temp changes from outdoors to indoors with the brutal heaters so take special care of your beautiful face!  Change up your night cream and moisturizers.  Most of you know, I love the Arbonne RE9 line especially their night cream, but wanted to change things up.   For the past 3 weeks, I have been using VICHY’S Liftactiv Retinol HA Night Cream and give it 2 thumbs up.  It has a TRIPLE dose of  Hyaluronic Acid for an intense, stabilized filling action + New Generation Retinol (Retinol+Adenosine Complex) for an accelerated resurfacing effect.  Your skin looks plumper after the first use. SERIOUSLY!  I love the convenience of being able to pick it up at CVS!

BE INSPIRED:

I have to share a new beautiful song by my hubby called “My Number One”.  Take a few minutes to listen and be inspired!

http://soundcloud.com/aaronhendraproject/my-number-one

“It’s so important to tell those we love how important they are while we have the chance.  My new song, ‘My Number One’ talks about two lives that left this world without knowing, without hearing the words… It’s important today and everyday to tell those we love how much they mean to us”. ~AH

Sharing the beauty, style + inspiration,

xoTiff

My Fave Workout Clothes: OTOMIX ACTIVEWEAR

Hey My SOS Sisters!

How is your October going so far?   I love the change of season- even though we don’t get much of it here in Cali-  there is still a refreshing change in the air, chillier mornings, everyone’s watching football (except for me) and pumpkins are for sale at the grocery store.  BTW, don’t forget one of my fave facials on the planet is the Pumpkin Facial – so after the kids are finished carving pumpkins- take the left overs and add a little honey and lemon. Your skin will glow!  I promise.

NEW WEBISODE:

In the latest SOS webisode, I take you on my photoshoot for the amazing fitness wear company, OTOMIX– my all time fave workout clothes!   We had a blast on the shoot.  I got to work with so many dear friends including actress/model/mommy blogger- Camille Anderson  and Vio Meyners beautifying us with her makeup brilliance!  When I moved to LA, Otomix was the first casting my modeling agent sent me on a little over 10 years ago.  If you look through old catalogs, I have every hair color and hair length imaginable-SCARY!   My fave items in the line are the PANTS!  Seriously, I have a few pair that are about 5-8 years old and they look brand new.  You know how faded black yoga pants can start looking after a few months?  NOT THE OTOMIX PANTS!  They hold their shape and color- PLUS, if you have long legs and find it tough to find workout pants long enough- then you have to try their lycra pants!

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My friends at Otomix and I decided to give away one of my fave jumpsuits from the DAZZLE GROUP.  The fabric is so comfy and the pants make everyone’s bootie look so cute:-)

TO ENTER:
1. CLICK LIKE ON THE OTOMIX FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Otomix/85582136830
2. CLICK LIKE ON THE SOS FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle
3. WRITE ON BOTH- Yes, both pages: “I want to dazzle in Otomix”

GIVEAWAY ENDS OCTOBER 31, 9011 at 12:00 midnight PST

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Are you itching to shop now?

Go to http://otomix.com and have some fun!

Remember to check out all the lycra pants.  My go-to pant is the Rio Boot Pant!

Sharing the beauty, style + inspiration,

xoTiff

Tiff’s Top 15 with the Icing + Cherry on Top…Yummm!

Now come on…you know there are WAY more than 15 items I think we all need in our wardrobe!   For the sake of time (and it ended up being a long webisode anyway) I narrowed it down to my Top 15 across the board whether you’re a die-hard fashionista or simply stylish!  BUT, here is the icing + cherry on top…yummmm!   I’m giving you 5 more must have’s and if there’ s an item you love that I haven’t mentioned– come on- don’t hold out on us…SHARE IT GIRL!

1. PEEP-TOE BOOTIE

They’re sexy and you can wear them with pants or skirts. Instantly makes you feel flirty. Make sure to have a fresh pedi!

 

2. DAYTIME “Signature” CHARM/ PENDANT

I adore charm necklaces!  Especially the ones given to me by someone dear to me.   It makes me think of them while I wear it:-)  Whether it’s a diamond heart-shaped pendant, a healing stone or your initial-  I love them all.  I think my Grandma started giving me charm necklaces when I was about 5 yrs old.  Hey, start ’em young!

3. KNEE-LENGTH PENCIL SKIRT (preferably black)

Bowchickabowbow!  These skirts are way more sexy (in my opinion) than a mini-skirt!  They flatter just about every body type whether you have stick straight boy hips or a beautiful hourglass figure.  Make sure to get one with a great stretch and a bit of a higher waist.  They’re timeless and hot, but oh so classy!

4. COLORFUL SCARF

This little item is an instant mood lifter!  I function better when it’s sunny outside so on the days that are rainy and dreary, I throw on a bright scarf to change my mood!

5. AVIATOR SHADES

These are my ALL TIME favorite sunglasses for several reasons!  1) They are light-weight so I love to wear them when I’m powerwalking or hiking.  2) They have the little rubber grips for the bridge of my nose so they stay put.  I can’t stand how the oversized shades rest on my cheeks!  3) They just look plain COOL!  Everyone looks great in aviators.  They’re timeless and will never go out-of-style!  ROCK ‘EM!

Finally, the cherry on top:  A SPARKLY, STUNNING SMILE!

I consider this THE most important must have accessory that you should never leave home without!  It doesn’t matter if you are wearing the most gorgeous couture Gucci outfit, if you aren’t rockin’ a beautiful smile along with it…well, you might as well go back home and start all over girl.  You  just wasted about $2 Grand on nada!  Great news for you gals who may have a non-existent shopping budget right now because you’re paying off student loans–if you are sporting a stunning smile–people don’t really notice what you are wearing anyway! They’re captured and impressed by YOU and the confidence that a smile exudes!  NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

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WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE TOP 15 MUST HAVE’S ARE?  WATCH + FIND OUT…

Hey, have you entered for the Beach Bag Giveaway filled with tons of amazing products from Salerm Cosmetics NY?  Don’t miss out!

Shake shake shake, shake your bootie! 

xoTiff

NO MORE MUFFIN TOP!

WATCH TO FIND OUT HOW TO SAY BYE BYE MUFFIN TOP! 

This is a longer video- approx 12 minutes-  with actual exercises so watch when you have the time…

Are you serious about joining us on this CHALLENGE to get swimsuit ready by 4th of July?

Come on…like the Nike ad says, “JUST DO IT”.  You’ll not only look better in your bikini, but you will walk with more confidence, have better posture and feel stronger!

We’ve all packed too much into our days, but it’s vital you put yourself first when it comes to your health, wellness and fitness.  I found if I write my workout in my calendar just as I would an important meeting, then I am more likely to get it done!   For the times you can’t make it to your fav pilates, yoga or spin class…my sis, Natalie gives us 7 EASY BUT EFFECTIVE EXERCISES that we can do in the privacy of our own living room in the comfort of our PJ’s.

  1. Forearm Plank with Hip Dip- Core
  2. Forearm Plank with Knee To Elbow- Oblique/Core
  3. Standing Knee To Elbow- Oblique
  4. Overhead Pilates Sit Up- Total Core
  5. Seated Half Pigeon- Glutes
  6. Lunges with Butt Squeeze- Legs/ Glutes
  7. Plie Sqats- Total Leg & Glutes

It’s great to incorporate these core, glute and leg exercises in addition to your current workout routine! 

They only take 15-20 minutes..hey, we can spend that much time browsing Facebook or watching mindless Reality TV (yes, I’m including myself in that statement)…

LET’S DO THIS FOR OURSELVES GIRLS!  NO MORE EXCUSES!