BEAUTY TIPS FOR HOLIDAY FATIGUE {Plus Inspirational Vlog}

Hi Pretty Poinsettia!

Is the holiday overindulging leaving you with red, puffy eyes and an overall fatigued look?

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Because I work in front of the camera and have to look bright-eyed at a moments notice, I have found the following tips give me an instant well rested look even after a night of little sleep, high sodium meals, sugary treats and one glass of wine too many!  On top of that, I have hereditary dark circles and puffy eyes (Thanks Daddy).  Plus, the use of heaters and all the nasal issues we deal with during the winter can add to the puffy eye problem.  The combination of all these tips will give you the appearance of being bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and as if you slept a full 8 hours, I promise!

1. HYDRATE: Drink a large glass of water with juice from half a lemon. This helps with relieving a puffy face and cleanses the body of toxins. I actually down a big glass of lemon water first thing EVERY a.m.

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2. NATURAL DIURETIC: Puffiness is due to a build up of fluid under the eye.  Eat a bowl a strawberries to flush out water retention.  They are loaded with calcium, potassium and arginine which have diuretic properties.

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3. TEA BAGS: Chill used tea bags in the fridge and apply to eyes for 10 minutes to reduce swelling. Cold spoons work as well, but aren’t as comfortable.

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4. UNDER EYE CREAM WITH CAFFEINE:  Look for eye creams and serums with caffeine which shrinks fluid buildup under the eye. I use Garnier anti-dark circle rollerball with tint on days my eyes are extra dark and puffy. The caffeine plus the rollerball help de-puff the under eye area super quick.   **I will be giving this tinted rollerball in this week’s stocking stuffer!

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5. EGG WHITE MASK: Using approximately 1 teaspoon of an egg white as a facial mask will tighten the skin and shrink swelling and pore size. Wakes up your skin and gives you an instant glow.
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6. HIGHLIGHTER IN CORNER OF EYES: Adding a brightening white, beige or peach eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye adds a youthful look and widens the appearance of the eyes giving a more rested look.

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7. VISINE: A ‘must do’ to whitens the eyes.

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8. RAISE YOUR HEART RATE: Doing 50 jumping jacks or taking a brisk 15-20 minute walk instantly increases the circulation in the body which adds a flush to the cheeks helping you look more awake.

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Plus, if you can get in a few 15 minute power naps here and there during the holidays it will help you get through all the parties and activities and try to stay away from sodium rich foods too.

CANDID VLOG: I share my thoughts on prayer.  I would love to hear your comments on the topic!

We’ve only got a few more days left until the final stocking stuffer winner is announced!  See you on the Facebook Page.

Love, Tiff

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.

ARE YOU READY FOR AN EPIC LIFE?

WooHoo!  What a gift….

I’m thrilled about this FREE EVENT Mastin Kipp of The Daily Love (my fave blog) is hosting and had to share it with you sisters!   This is the PERFECT way the end 2012 and release any old thought patterns, shift focus and set yourself up for success in 2013.  There will be 20 of the top thought leaders and empowerment coaches sharing their insight every night from Nov 12th-16th.  The panel includes my girlfriend, Ali Brown- the entrepreneur mentor, Marianne Williamson- author of the book I mention frequently, Illuminata, Kris Carr- my fave wellness guru and Gabby Bernstein- author of Spirit Junkie.

Yes, it is a commitment a few hours every night for 5 nights.  But, aren’t you and your future worth it?  When you sign up you will receive email reminders with the specific teacher being interviewed for that night.  At least try to make a few!  Let me know if you will be joining so we can discuss our “a-ha’s” afterward.

Sign up at http://www.entheos.com/DailyLove

2013 WILL BE EPIC!

Keep Striving,

Tiff

What message are you sending?

Hi my fellow rockstars!

For the new year, has anyone decided to revamp their style?  Maybe you are a Boho chic hippie and want to change things up to appear more polished…

OR maybe you want to be more bold + creative with accessories…OR maybe you live in your gym clothes 24/7 and need a total style over-haul…OR maybe you’re on the frumpy side and want to hone your inner Sophia Vergara!  

Remember your image is a non-verbal message to the world.  What message are you sending?    For example, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the hippie look?  A care-free, artistic person, right?   It’s interesting– there is so much debate lately about Kate Hudson being the new face of the clothing line, Ann Taylor.   Every style blogger is blogging about the subject (Ha, myself included). The reason for all the debate is the very topic of IMAGE.   Kate is known for her youthful, bohemian, free-spirit look and attitude. Ann Taylor is an upscale, chic women’s line known for it’s feminine business suiting.  Most people do not see Kate & Ann Taylor as a fit– image wise.   But, perhaps Ann Taylor wants to revamp the brands IMAGE and maybe Kate is growing up and wants to change the “message” she’s sending the world!

Do you want to revamp your image this year?

Your image and personal style is a creative expression of  YOU!  Look over your life since you were a teenager and you’ll see how as you’ve grown and developed– so has your style.   I started experimenting with fashion and developing my own unique style when I was in Junior High. (Thanks Mom for allowing me this creative outlet and putting up with me playing on your sewing machine).  One day I looked like Madonna and the next day I looked like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s–and a week later I looked like a Cyndi Lauper wannabe- Geesh!  Not cute!  Then in my 20’s I had the model/club/party girl look down. Most of my wardrobe was from Bebe, Express and Rave (which was a lower version of Contempo). Yikes I’m totally dating myself! WHO REMEMBERS CONTEMPO?  My BFF and I went through a mini-skirt and platform combat boot phase (I wish I had a photo to show you).  Let’s just forget all about the “message” we were sending the world.  Delete- delete-delete!  Hey,  that’s what your 20’s are for- trial and error, right! 

Jump to TODAY- what message are you actually sending to the world?  Do you want to change it or are you perfectly happy and confident in your IMAGE?  At the end of the day, you have to be happy with your reflection in the mirror and comfortable in your own skin, but if you want to be a real estate powerhouse- the Boho Chic look is not going to help you sell those $5M mansions.   Assess your message!

A HEALTHY REMINDER:

I highly recommend adding fresh juices to your lifestyle!  I’ve been juicing for about a month and feel amazing. Carrot, ginger, apple, celery and sometime beet, kale or blueberries!

NEW WEBISODE COMING NEXT WEEK!  Remember to send me comments, your 2 cents and feedback! Please share this with your friends too. I appreciate it!

Love,

Tiff

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
― Audrey Hepburn




Look Cool + Stylish on a Budget (plus some motivation)

Who is loving Twenty Twelve so far? 

I’m sure everyone is getting back on the program and with all the gifts, extra dinners and groceries that are bought during the holidays- we’re all cutting back not only on the eating, but on the spending too!  So, right now is the perfect time to chat about one of my favorite topics…BUDGET SHOPPING!  Actually, now is a great time to pick up any wardrobe basics you need.  Most stores are having huge sales through January. 

After I got married and finances were tight, I learned very quickly how to keep up my passion-for-fashion and look stylish on a fraction of my previous shopping budget!  Now,we have more options than ever for finding great deals on great clothing, accessories and shoes!  I’m planning on taping more webisodes on how to put together fabulous outfits from places like Nordstrom Rack, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and H&M.  Those are the first 4 spots I hit!

WATCH WEBISODE:

Outfit under $150:

Slouchy Beanie $5- Forever 21, Long T-shirt $16.99- Target, Leggings $6.99- TJ Maxx, Boots $100- Marshall’s, Socks $5-Marshall’s, Hoop Earrings $10-Nordstrom Rack (jacket was a gift)

PLUS SOME MOTIVATION:

I got several naps over the weekend and woke up on Monday with an extra helping of MOTIVATION!  So, I decided to share some with you.  This topic was actually a post I had made on the SOS facebook page: BE CONSCIOUS OF NEGATIVE SELF-TALK. 

WATCH VIDEO:

 

An effective tool for staying positive- hang affirmations everywhere to remind yourself!  I love these by Louis Hay…

Keep the feedback, comments + questions coming!  I appreciate every single one!

Remember, it’s all about us being fabulous TOGETHER!

xoxo, Tiff

BABY- YOU’RE A FIREWORK!

HAPPY 2012 MY STUNNING FIRECRACKERS!

We’ve all heard enough talk about setting intentions, goals + resolutions for the new year.  Today, the 1st day of the new year- I simply want to remind you to IGNITE + SHINE YOUR LIGHT in 2012!

Like Katy Perry’s song says…””Do you know that there’s still a chance for you…’cause there’s a SPARK in you? ‘Cause baby you’re a FIREWORK…show ’em what you’re WORTH! Make ’em go oh,oh,oh…..AS YOU SHOOT ACROSS THE SKY-Y-Y!

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One more thing: You are creating your future TODAY! You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you would rather be.  The day you make a decision about your life is the day your WORLD WILL CHANGE!  Move decisively toward the goals you have established! (M. Murdock)

Take the time to hang AFFIRMATIONS all over you house– on you bathroom mirror, on your fridge…anywhere to remind yourself of the things you want to come to pass!

SHINE + SPARKLE ON,

xoTiff

P.S. Share this with your girlfriends to remind them “they are brighter than the moon, moon, moon”!