KILL THAT SUMMERTIME SHINY FACE……it’s just not sexy!

Happy Saturday Sparkly Stars!

What have you got planned for the weekend?  I sure hope it includes some “ME” time to refuel and refresh your soul.  Women give, give, give all week long- to your kids, your hubby/boyfriend/signifcant other, boss, girlfriends and family members so by the weekend, it’s time to give to yourself a bit and replenish your energy so your tank is on FULL by Sunday evening and you have the ability to do it all over again starting Monday morning.   You know I’m a firm believer in this and probably sound like a broken record because I bring it up so often, but I will keep reminding, nudging and encouraging you to pamper and love yourself.  No Doormats… No Martyrs… No putting yourself last allowed in SOS!  Ya heard!

Who is excited for Summer?  ME!!!  I thrive in the summer, in the sunshine and just love the energy that it brings.  In the next few webisodes, I give you several ways to look your most beautiful during summer.  Growing up in Texas and starting my modeling career in Mexico and the Caribbean, I have learned great tips for mastering the the art of KILLING THE SHINE!   The “grease pit” look that we can get from the combo of heat, sweat and oily skin is just not sexy!  Please share and comment if you have a great tip for killing the shine!

A few of you have asked who makes the dress I’m wearing in the video.  It’s by the line MYNE and that specific dress is called the “Heidi Dress”.   Which is totally random since this dress was a gift from my BFF, Heidi. How crazy!   Kim Kardashian has been photographed wearing it lots.  I’m not a big fan, but here’s a photo of it full length.  The bottom is cut so beautifully.  It’s so feminine and a perfect ‘day dress’ for summer:

There’s your helping of beauty, a bit of style, some ‘tough love’ and inspiration! 

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Have a glorious weekend girls!

 

Fanning your flame + holding your hand,

Tiff

EAT YOUR WAY TO GLOWING SKIN

HEY GLAM GIRLS!

After a much needed vacay and short hiatus- SOS is back with a fresh batch of beauty & style love!   I take an annual trip to Texas to refuel, connect with my BFF’s  and spend QT with my folks.  This ALWAYS helps me recharge and refocus!  Thank God my skinny jeans still fit after 10 days of TexMex, Mom’s biscuits and gravy and many decadent meals in Dallas! 

I am SO excited about the new webisodes and I’m busy editing them as we speak.  This week’s topic is all about the key foods we should be eating to keep our skin healthy & glowing.  I’ve introduced you to my stunning girlfriend, professional model- Julianna Geldien in previous blogs (remember she took an awesome missionary trip to Peru and then shared a yummy recipe for kale salad) and I’m thrilled she stopped by to share her tips for keeping her gorgeous glow! 

WATCH WEBISODE:

REMEMBER!  There’s one more day to enter to win my new find- Voluminous False Lash Mascara.  I’m giving 2 fashionistas a tube!   ENDS WED, NOVEMBER 16th.

WATCH THE MASCARA SHOWDOWN FOR MORE:

LAST THING:

I’m reading an amazing book by Iyanla Vanzant called “One Day My Soul Just Opened Up” and I highly recommend it!  I’ve been watching her on Oprah’s Life Class and her insight is life changing…

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
― Iyanla Vanzant

Sharing the beauty, style + inspiration,

xoTiff

Does your metabolism need a kick in the pants?

Metabolism, adrenal glands and especially hormones seem to be a popular topic between all my girlfriends in their 30’s.  Is it true that every 7 years we ladies should expect our hormones to change and go haywire?  WHAT THE HECK?   I am finding it more and more difficult to keep my metabolism and energy levels up.  You?

I am often asked what my fitness & health “program” is and I want to share a few quick tips I have found to give my metabolism a good kick in the pants!

First, consider doing a cleanse or detox.  Our bodies can become very acidic which wrecks havoc on our metabolism!  I have discussed a candida cleanse that I did and had great results.  See my previous blog and webisode.

1.  Drink a glass of water right when you wake up. (Before you drink your cup of joe) After a nights sleep, we have toxins just sitting in our body.  This flushes them out and prepares your body for the day.

2. Protein shake for breakfast. (Remember breakfast means “break the fast”.  During sleep, our bodies go into a “fasting” mode so it’s vital to never skip breakfast.  Skipping breakfast slows down your metabolism.)

-8 oz of water
-1 scoop of Whey Protein Powder
-1/2 banana
-Sprinkle of flax seeds
-Super red powder (pom, acai, blueberry, etc..) OR Super green powder (broccoli, kale, green tea, etc..)
-Big dash of cayenne pepper

3. Drink water, water and more water!   Staying hydrated speeds up your metabolism.  Our mind and organs, as well as our cells- function better!  Live, alkaline water or at least water that has minerals added is the best!   Random bottled water has absolutely no hydrating benefits to your body.

4. Eat small meals every 3 hrs.   I call it “grazing”.   Never skip meals!   Our  body shuts down and actually holds on to the fat.

5. Start taking EFA’s (essential fatty acids: omegas, flax, borgage) Helps with adrenal and thyroid activity which effects your metabolism.

6.  Cutting out sugar, wheat,  gluten, alcohol and dairy.  Yes, that sounds harsh but you will see a huge difference in your energy!  You do not have to deprive yourself forever and I certainly love my glass of wine, but these things must be limited during a detox.   I know it sounds redundant, but EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES!

7.  Move More!   Powerwalk around the block.  Dance in your living room.   Keeping active will ensure a healthy metabolism.

PLEASE CAUTION!  THIS IS WHAT I FOUND WORKS FOR ME!  PLEASE CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE TAKING CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTS IF YOU ARE DIABETIC OR PREGNANT!

My wish is for you all to feel healthy, strong & powerful!   Comment and let me know if you are dealing with a lazy metabolism or if you have a great health tip to share with us.

xoTiff

Bye Bye Dry!

Hey gorgeous goddesses!  Is the summer heat wrecking your beautiful locks?  Does your face feel like rawhide?  YIKES!   Let’s take care of that lickity split. Here are a few of my fav products and homemade facial masks for INSTANT HYDRATION!   You may find most of the ingredients in your fridge or pantry right now!

WATCH WEBISODE:

One more thing I swear by is spritzing ROSE WATER on my face during the day to keep the skin moist!  Aside from moisturizing externally, the smell of rose is offers a soothing property to the nerves and emotional /psychological state of mind.  AMAZING AROMATHERAPY!  So hydrate your skin and make yourself happy at the same time!  Win- win!   You can get this brand by Heritage Products at any Whole Foods.

If you have a fab homemade facial that you love- please share it with us!

Say Bye Bye Dry!  See Ya!

Sharing the love+beauty+inspiration,

xoTiff

READY, SET….GO AWAY SHINE!

If you’re like me, the summer is brutal when it comes to staying matte and shine-free!  I love having a bit of a glow…BUT, there’s a big difference in a healthy dewy look compared to looking like a plain old grease pit.   Plus, the overly heavy matte makeup look can actually make you appear older!  YIKES!   I think I found the solution!  

 

DRUM ROLL………

TA DA!  You’ve got to prime it, powder correctly, set it and if you have a really long day….spray it with a setting spray!  

Now, everyone’s skin is different so figure out what works best for you.  I think I’ve tried all the PRIMERS out there and always went with Smashbox, but it was on the oily/greasy side to me.  Arbonne has a beautiful primer that fills lines and makes pores less apparent!

 

ARBONNE PRIMER: 

  Create a flawless canvas for makeup application with this advanced primer. A blend of vitamins, skin-perfecting pigments, advanced cushioning and anti-aging ingredients work in harmony to help tone, smooth and minimize the visual appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. The result is a velvety, matte, radiant finish.


GABA, hyaluronic acid, polypeptides, gamma orizinol, light deflecting pigments, B-glycherritinic acid; horsetail extract, green tea leaf and grape seed extracts

 

 

ARBONNE TRANSLUCENT POWDER:  Promotes natural radiance and creates a soft-focus effect, while helping makeup stay put.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARBONNE F5 MATTIFYING POWDER:   

For oily/combination skin. Translucent oil-absorbing powder takes away unwanted shine, while reducing the appearance of redness for a perfect, matte finish. Dusts on lightly over or under moisturizer or makeup.  I’m going to keep this one in my purse!  

 

 

URBAN DECAY “ALL NIGHTER” Long Lasting Setting Spray:   Your makeup will last 16 hours!  Perfect for all skin types, this ultra-fine mist holds makeup for brides, dancers, and ladies who just like lookin’ GOOD.  Your makeup won’t melt when it’s warm and humid or become dehydrated when it’s cold and windy.  Oil-free & Paraben-free. LOVE IT! 

 

Loved it so much I had to do a quick video telling everybody:    (Yes, I know the screenshot makes me look like I’m possessed…tried to change it with no luck:-)

 

 

By now, you all know that I’ve been using Arbonne‘s RE9 skincare line for about 6 years because it’s safe, free of mineral oil & parabens and it really works for me!     For more, go to www.arbonne.com or  if you have any questions about any products I suggest, please email me at asktiffanyhendra@gmail.com.

 

CHEERS TO HAVING A SHINE-FREE SUMMER!  

xoTiff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I HAD IT ALL WRONG! Part 3 of Tara’s 5 Minute Face: Powder & Bronzer

Thank God for Tara Dowburd-Luftman of Makeup Therapy!  In Part 3 of her 5 Minute Face, TDL shows us how to apply the RIGHT TYPE OF POWDER & BRONZER.   I found out I’ve been doing it all wrong for about 15 years now!   

Tara recommends translucent powder without color to set and get rid of shine.  I’ve been using a “dual finish” powder and always looked like a grease-pit by the middle of the day.  PLUS, she recommends using a  bronzer without shimmer in it.   Yep, I had that wrong too!

Her top pick for translucent powder is by LAURA MERCIER,

http://www.lauramercier.com/store/shop/Powders_Loose-Setting-Powder_prod220010


For bronzer she loves BOBBI BROWN,
http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com


For more on Tara and her services, http://www.makeuptherapy.com.  

She also has a fun blog!  Check it out!

CANDIDA CLEANSE UPDATE

After doing the webisode on Candida with my sister, I realized I desperately needed to do a serious cleanse.  I had a laundry list of Candida symptoms!  I have NEVER been able to stick with a cleanse except this one.    Today, I proudly finished an amazing 10 day cleanse called The InnerLight 10 Day Liquid Feast/Cleanse:  http://www.nationalcandidacenter.com/meal-schedule/

I also took the supplements by Renewlife:

http://renewlife.ca/conditions.php?id=3

{REMEMBER:  Be cautious and consult your doctor before starting a cleanse especially if you’re diabetic.  DO NOT do a cleanse if you are preggars or nursing}

FEELING FOGGY? FATIGUED? OVERALL FUNKY?

A few years ago on a Christmas trip to Australia, I found out I had this crazy thing called CANDIDA! Hmmm, what the heck is that, you ask?   After indulging on my Mother-in-Law‘s ridiculously delish homebaked breads and cakes, a friend of mine recommended I “juice” for a few days to get my system rebalanced.  He gave me a juice of apple, carrot, celery, a few other things I can’t remember along with a serious helping of ginger.   It was so hot and tangy I could barely drink it, but being the brave girl I am…I downed the entire glass of this concoction.

A few hours later during dinner, my hubby looked at me and said “babe, what’s going on with your lips?”  I was itchy all over and so uncomfortable.  I pulled out a mirror and my lips looked like Eddie Murphy‘s in the Nutty Professor.  You know the scene when he’s turning into his alter ego and his body parts are all huge and morphed!   I did have a brief Angelina Jolie moment!  By the time we got home from dinner, I had hives all over my body.  Our friend said, that looks like a candida reaction to the ginger.  HUH?  He explained that candida was an overgrowth of yeast which feeds and grows off the sugars in our bodies.  It can cause fatigue, a lethargic feeling and overall sluggish energy.   With a few simple lifestyle changes like eating more yogurt and reducing starches and sugars, candida can easily be kept under control.

My sister, Natalie,  also battles keeping her candida under control and just went on a great cleanse which she shares in the latest webisode.  She’s candid about how the cleanse gave her a bad case of smelly feet!  Pewww!

 

SYMPTOMS:
Insomnia
Joint and muscle pain
Persistent gas and bloating
Recurrent bladder infections
Recurrent vaginal yeast infections
Sinus problems
Sugar cravings
Bad breath
Blurred vision
Brain fog
Chemical sensitivity
Fatigue
Mood Problems
Food sensitivities and allergies

 

FOR MORE,  http://www.renewlife.com/candigone.html