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

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

 

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

A QUICK REMINDER + SUNDAY EVE SOS AFFIRMATIONS

Happy Sunday Eve Style Sista’s!

I will keep it short + sweet because I know everyone is busy preparing for the week ahead or maybe you’re kicked-back-cracker-jack on the couch watching your fave movie with your fave person! I sure hope so!

Just a reminder that this is the FINAL week for the FULL summer swag bag giveaways on FACEBOOK! Boohoo. We’ve had such a blast and I’m sad to see it wrapping up! We will continue with a few fantastic book giveaways through mid-August and I’ll be throwing in some small surprise goodies too. So make sure to join in on the fun convo’s and tell all your friends.

SUNDAY EVE SOS SISTA’S AFFIRMATIONS:

1. No matter what grouch crosses my path, I will walk in Grace + Peace.
2. I will drink plenty of water.
3. I will love my body by getting enough exercise.
5. My positive Polly will shut up my negative Nellie.
6. I will wear my invisible crown because I am a Queen!
7. I will try something new…new food, new route, new bold accessory.
8. I will honor the healthy boundaries I’ve set.
9. I will rock some bling or a fun color.
10. I will not leave the house w/o my best accessory everyday this week….my beautiful smile.

Go out there and own it this week!

Love, Tiff

SENSATIONAL, SMART + SASSY SWAG BAG SPONSORS

Hello Gorgeous!

Thank you all for posting + playing in the Summer Swag Bag Giveaways!  There’s only a few weeks left and I would like to give a BIG shout out to our fabulous sponsors! I really enjoy sharing and supporting great products and companies that I love– especially that are owned by women!  Most of the companies participating this summer are owned and/or managed by women who had a dream, stepped out, took a risk and made it happen! They all have an amazing story and I believe when we join together to help promote and build up our businesses– GREATNESS HAPPENS! I’m thrilled to introduce you to these amazing women:

Kelly Phillipson:

Owner of the fabulous boutique LUSCIOUS SOUL

LUSCIOUS (adj) highly pleasing to the taste or smell, sweet to the senses or the mind, richly adorned, luxurious, extremely attractive.

SOUL (n) the principle of life, feeling thought and action…the spirit within.

“These two words simply define everything I strive to find within myself and my surroundings of the people and things that I love most. With that in mind Luscious Soul has been created to bring my favorite things to one place. You will find my love of travel, distinctive home decor, clothing, jewelry, products for your skin and body and so many things in between….Eclectik is a State of Mind. Most of the lines I carry are in the family of eco friendly: re-used, re-shaped, and/or recycled in some way, shape or form.”

Monica Blanco:

Owner of COLOUR COUTURE SUNLESS TANNING

Monica Blanco is Hollywoodʼs “it” girl in the world of sunless tanning. Known for her signature application, Blanco and her team at Colour Couture are the most sought afterairbrush tanners in Southern California. Whether itʼs a weekend in Vegas or a wedding in Napa, Blanco and her team specialize in shading to help the client look thinner, more sculpted and healthier. Her trademark process gives clients a tan thatʼs safer and more flattering than what you get at the beach.

A teen mother turned entrepreneur, Blanco prides herself on giving her team at Colour Couture the opportunity to make money doing something they love. Each member goes through the most rigorous training in the market before they are certified to practice the Colour Couture method in cities all over the United States. This allows women to open their own tanning businesses and thrive because the Colour Couture method is so popular.

Alexandra Howard:

Creator + Owner of BEAUTY SPRINKLES

“With over 17 years experience assisting a world-famous Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, I have learned what can be done to care for skin without the help of surgery. One of my specialties has been Facial Mesotherapy Vitamin Injections. This not-yet-well-known procedure is the skincare secret weapon of movie stars and models for youthful, glowing skin, and I have performed thousands of these treatments over the years. Also known as Mesolift or Mesoglow, the treatment consists of multiple micro-injections of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids directly into the skin to nourish and rejuvenate, promote collagen production and stimulate the skin’s metabolism. And it works really, really well. But I know that many of the ‘luxury’ treatments available to us are unaffordable — lasers, fillers, peels, expensive vitamin injection treatments. So what could we all use? I always knew there was a better way…Being a cancer survivor, I also became concerned about the chemicals I was exposed to, and my skin was commanding attention at an accelerated rate. Through my health challenges, I was motivated to create something for myself that was totally natural, healthy, and effective. Something that combined my medical experience with my Greek heritage of using herbs and natural ingredients. My mother, who is from Greece, always used natural remedies when I was a child. Her favorite ‘cure-all’ was chamomile. From her, I learned the natural vitamin-packed powers of fruits, vegetables and herbs. So after years of research, self experimentation, testing with others (thank you) and numerous natural concoctions later, “ta, da, ta tah!” Beauty Sprinkles was born!”

SIA BOTANICS

“We are a small group of committed individuals producing skincare from a botanical perspective. We believe our products, our actions and our business practices will make a difference. We continually seek improvement through innovation and creativity. We love natural skincare, a good joke, a very dirty martini, a great pair of shoes, a buns burning hike, and figuring out ways to do things better. We think confidence is sexy, we think intelligence is sexy, we think great skin is sexy and we think that happiness is better than all of these. We think loving what you do is essential.”

MICHELLE COLON-JOHNSON:

Director of Marketing + PR for SOUND WISDOM

Sound Wisdom books, audios, and videos assist speakers in spreading the wealth of knowledge to a much broader audience than those speakers can reach individually.

Michelle Colon-Johnson is a Model, Author, Speaker and Director of Marketing + PR for Sound Wisdom Publishing. Michelle loves sharing her journey with others who are looking to make their dreams come true. Michelle is a Mother to an Autistic teenage Daughter, a five time stage four cancer survivor and like many of us has been through relationships that leave us emotionally bankrupt. What do you do when you file bankruptcy? You start all over again with more knowledge and a thirst for a better life. Where do you start? Michelle says we all start with ourselves. With every failure a success is created.You can have the life you want by Attracting the life you dream about.

I say “ditto” to this quote by Rachel Ray…

Thank you all for joining me in celebrating these strong and courageous women today!

High five + a Hip Bump,

Tiff