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

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STRESS-FREE GIFT GIVING + VIDEO REPLAY {Plus Sunday Eve Affirmations}

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“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  ― Mother Teresa

Who’s loving the festive season?  Who’s getting totally stressed out from it all?  With all the holiday parties to attend, one too many swipes of the credit card, scouring the stores for THE perfect gifts and the anxiety of spending time with that family member who just– to put it plain + simple— gets on your last nerve….. the sparkle, magic and beauty of the holidays can turn into a depressing, stressful and lackluster occasion.  Don’t let that happen sistas!

We’re wrapping up a big year and that alone is reason to celebrate.  In the remaining weeks of December, let’s sloooooow down.  Remember the reason for the season.  Has ‘gift giving’ turned into more of a commercialized expectation between you and your family and friends, rather than a genuine token of love and appreciation?  Has it become normal for you to start the New Year with maxed out credit cards?   Please take that pressure off yourself!  Some of the most meaningful gifts are the ones that cost very little, but had so much thought put into them.  Giving your time and attention to someone who gets very little of it throughout the year can be the best gift you could ever give them and it’s FREE! 

Trust me, I love shopping for the important people in my life!  It’s so fun to find that perfect, unique gift you just know will bring a big smile to their face and twinkle in their eye.   It’s a win-win.  The giver feels good and so does the receiver!   But, say you had a rough year financially….PLEASE communicate that with your family + friends.  It may bruise your pride and ego, but you’ll get over it.  That brief sting is better than the long-term pain of paying off the credit card interest throughout the coming year.   There are so many low cost options these days.  Get creative.   Also, many people feel if you buy them a gift then they’re obligated to reciprocate with a gift of an equal amount.  WHY?  This is just another way we suck the love, joy and beauty out of the season.  If you find that perfect gift for a friend, give it without expecting anything in return.  That is true giving.  

In the week ahead, I WILL…..

  1. Stick to my gift budget without running up my credit cards.
  2. Not feel guilty about declining a social invitation.
  3. Be present in the moment. This special holiday only happens once a year.
  4. Not allow that ‘certain’ family member to steal my joy.
  5. Slow down.
  6. Enjoy the cookies, candy and hot toddy in moderation.
  7. Respect others traditions, but will start a few of my own.
  8. Rock the red lip, red heel, red dress or all three.
  9. Give a deserving person my time and attention.
  10. Not neglect my workouts because it’s an instant stress buster.
  11. Give without expectation!

Need a few gift ideas for the fashionista or the foodie in your life?  Check out this video replay:

 

I would love to hear your thoughts and two-cents on the topic of gift giving.   Each and every comment is appreciated!   Do you have a great holiday stress-reliever?  Share it sista!

We have (2) more weeks of Stocking Stuffer Giveaways!  Don’t miss out.  Make sure to check in on the FACEBOOK PAGE during the week.  You must be a subscriber to this blog, part of the Facebook Community and make at least (1) comment during the giveaway week!  Winner will be announced on Friday.  BIG CONGRATS to last week’s winner, Colleen Campbell-Voigt!

Happy Hanakkuh to those of you celebrating!

Wishing you a week full of twinkly lights + sparkly sequin!

Love, Tiff

BELTS 101: New Webisode

Hello Gorgeous!

We are having so much fun with the first week of stocking stuffer giveaways.  I admit it will be tough to part with some of these goodies, but I’m really excited to share all these fabulous finds with you girls!  Forgive me, it’s been a while since my last style webisode.  With my extended vacay to TX plus all the work with our other business and my cameraman/hubby not being available, it has been difficult to get something in the can.  I was thrilled to finally shoot this new video on one of my all-time-favorite accessories, THE BELT!  Check it out…..

Get ready to drool over the unique stocking stuffer goodies from the eclectic boutique LUSCIOUS SOUL:

Remember to check in on the SOS Facebook Page every week through Christmas for fun questions + convos!

Please share the SOS love with your friends.  Tweet, Like, Share, Comment if you found the belt info helpful.

I so appreciate it!

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.

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

WIN THE BATTLE OVER ADULT ACNE!

HELLO GORGEOUS!

I recently asked you all to submit your questions and concerns and WHOA BABY- sounds like lots of you girls are suffering from hormonal adult acne. (GRRRRR!!!)  I have been there, done that and know too well how your self-esteem suffers from it.  In today’s webisode, I give you the strategy that  has helped me win the battle once and for all. (HALLELUJAH!!!)  We usually see the first signs of adult acne in our late 20’s when our hormones start changing and many women experience it after childbirth when their hormones are regulating. Then, several women may experience it all over again in their 50’s-60’s as they go through menopause.  With a few minor tweaks and supplements, we can all experience the freedom of beautiful, clear, healthy skin!  This is an extra long video because I just couldn’t edit out any info! 

Get out your notepad + pen….

{Cleanser with Salicylic Acid}

{Fave scrub by Sia Botanics}

{Weekly At-Home Greek Yogurt Facial}

{Blueberries Neutralize Oils}

{Turmeric Spice or in a Supplement Form}

{VERY IMPORTANT}

Final Tip- Drink lots of water!

{Truth}

Beautiful skin really does start within, not only with healthy eating and supplements, but through a low-stress lifestyle!  Did this info help? Please click like and share! Tweet it too!

Thank you, Thank you!!

Have you joined the Facebook Page Community?

Cheers to a zit-free existence:-)

Love, Tiff

Say “I love you” to YOU!

 

Hi Little Lover!

How was your weekend?  Can you believe it’s already that time again? Yes, here are your Sunday Evening Affirmations!  Every week seems to be flying by.  That’s a good reason to take some time to pause and regroup every weekend.  Now- this evening let’s all set our intention on having a successful week ahead before we ever see Monday morning’s sunrise:

I WILL…..

  1. Look in the mirror and say “I love you ____” (insert your name) at least 3 times.
  2. Plan a playdate with a genuine, like-minded girlfriend.
  3. Not skip a healthy breakfast even if it’s a protein shake on the go.
  4. Feed my faith and starve my fear.
  5. Stop taking myself so seriously.
  6. Try a new nail polish or lipgloss color.
  7. Stop making excuses and move my butt and get some exercise.
  8. Use my voice.
  9. Not compare myself to others.
  10. Allow myself a cheat day to indulge in something yummy.
  11. Always stay in peace because it gives me power.

I would love to hear some affirmations you may have! Please comment and share your love and brilliance with the rest of us.

As we wind down from the hoopla and fun of the summer swag bag giveaways, I want to thank all the sponsors once again and encourage all of you who won these great products to give us all feedback by posting on the Facebook  page and letting us all know how you liked everything.  I love doing some kind of at-home facial on Sundays and did a Beauty Sprinkles yogurt mask this morning and loved it! 

Remember to Pin with me on Pinterest and also Tweet with me on Twitter!

Thank you for being part of the Style Sisterhood.

Thank you for choosing to walk tall in your power.

Thank you for being a champion for women.

Love, Tiff