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:

 

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{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

DOES YOUR SKIN NEED A MIRACLE?

Happy Monday Style Sista’s!

I am so giddy about the SPECIAL addition to this week’s summer swag bag! As you know, I am sent products on a regular basis to test out and give my feedback on.  There are many things I do not share with you because I only endorse and put my name behind things that are super effective and good for you. My girlfriend, Carla Masley, from Canada introduced me to what I call a “MIRACLE IN A BOTTLE”.  She always has her finger on the pulse of the latest + greatest healthy skincare products. It’s the most unique and technologically advanced skincare product I have ever seen called SKINCERITY Nightly Breathable Masque.  My belief in this product is so strong that I had to become a rep so I could make it available to all of you right here on my blog. It is also helping my beautiful mom with her rosacea!

{Watch my testimonial}

{Watch this video for more details on how it works}

 

How spoiled are you girls….the lovely Carla is giving a bottle of Skincerity to one of my awesome Canadian blog followers!  It is simple to enter, if you live anywhere in Canada, you must connect with Carla via Facebook.  Here’s the steps:

  1. Friend request Carla at https://www.facebook.com/carla.masley
  2. Also send her a message stating you are entering her SOS giveaway and are a blog subscriber of mine.
  3. Share my blog link  http://sanctuaryofstyle.net on your FB page and encourage your Canadian friends to subscribe and enter!

*PLEASE NOTE, if you are in Canada- you are only allowed to enter this single bottle giveaway and not the full swag bag giveaway for this week. For the girls in the US, the regular swag bag rules apply.

{A simple style tip}

No matter how old you are, wearing pink can totally change your mood and make you walk tall in your GIRLPOWER!  I never wore pink because I thought it was too girly, but as I’ve gotten older I love the way it makes me feel.  It just gives everyone’s skintone a gorgeous glow.  Remember when you need a little lift–throw on a pink scarf, a pair of pink pumps or paint your nails pink.

{Inspiration}

Let’s all make these affirmations for the week ahead! Have a fabulous week sista’s!

1. I will walk tall in my power no matter what.
2. I will not allow anyone to take that power away.
3. I will shine my light + strut my stuff.
4. I will handle everything with grace. (even if I’m PMS’ing)
5. I will give to others w/o spreading myself too thin.
6. I will wear a colorful top + fun jewelry.
7. I will drink plenty of water.
8. I will write a list of things I’m grateful for.
9. I will fill my body w/ dark green veggies.
10. I will take some me time.

Remember to join in on the FACEBOOK fun all summer! There are new fun swag items coming.  Also, make sure to send me a comment and let me know if there is a video topic you would like to see! We’re here to help.

LYLAS,

Tiff

(remember that when we were kids…Love Ya Like A Sis)

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

NEW WEEK, NEW BEGINNING

Hey Style Sista’s!

How was your weekend? I was fortunate to spend a few fun girlie days with my precious mom and my love tank is full. Nothing like mother-daughter quality time, right! We did our fave things…shopping and eating Mexican food. We had some great convo’s which prompted me to share my thoughts on this video:

 

WHAT ARE THOUGHTS ON THIS SUBJECT?

Did it inspire you? Maybe it got you thinking about some changes you need to make? I would love to hear your thoughts.

The beauty of Sunday evenings is we have just one more sleep before the beginning of the new week. I don’t know about you, but it’s exciting to me! We get a clean slate….a brand new week to do things better. To do things bigger. To try new things. A whole seven days of new opportunities! I encourage you this week to start making a list of projects you want to dust off and work on, dreams that seem to be dead and buried and places you want to see.  I realize this is a bit of a repeat of last week’s blog post, but I believe it is vital to a woman’s livelihood.

{I’m getting out the brushes this week…if it’s the only thing I do}

Don’t forget to post + play on the SOS FACEBOOK PAGE to participate in the fabulous summer swag bag giveaways happening every week! To enter, you must be a subscriber to this blog, like the facebook page and join in on the fun convo’s.  Make sure to tell your girlfriends about it too!

With love + grace,

Tiff

SWEET SWAG + A SUMMER DILEMMA SOLVED

Hello Summer Babies!

Hope you are all enjoying the fun, summer swag bag giveaways as much as I am.  I want to take a moment and give a BIG shout out to our fabulous sponsors-THEY ROCK!  This is what’s in the bag this week:

1. COLOUR COUTURE SUNLESS TANNING (one product)

2. LUSCIOUS SOUL- Eclectic Boutique

3. SIA BOTANICS (one product)

4. BEAUTY SPRINKLES VITAMIN COCKTAIL MASK (one package contains 3 masks)

{Remember to participate in the giveaways you must be a subscriber to this blog and part of the FACEBOOK COMMUNITY

Simply make comments on the FB page and join in on the fun convo’s!  See you there}

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ARE YOU ALREADY SICK OF THE HEAT?

Growing up in the very hot, muggy + humid city of Houston, Tx– I know all about how uncomfortable extreme heat can be and how it puts a damper on our beauty routine! Here’s a few tips I’ve found to stay comfy + feeling clean during this time of year:

1. Keep the chaffing under control with a cornstarch based powder: GOLD BOND Medicated Powder and/or JOHNSON’S Cornstarch w/ Aloe + Vit E.  Apply a light dusting of the powder on inner thighs, under arms and under the edges of your bra.

2. Cooling spray for overheated or sunburned skin. Make with distilled water, a few drops of tangerine essential oil, aloe juice and a few drops of vit E oil. Keep in a spray bottle in the fridge.

3. Best workout gear to keep the outdoor fitness junkie’s cool + comfortable during the summer heat: ATHLETA’S “hot yoga” line of workout gear is designed with breathable fabrics for Bikram yoga- they style of yoga where the heater is cranked up for an added benefit to the body.  Perfect for staying comfy outdoors during summer too.

4. Many of us are in a swimsuit most of the summer. The pool chemicals plus a tight elastic band around the groin will create a rash, razor bumps and an all around uncomfortable feeling in your bikini.  Reduce razor burn and bumps with Bikini Zone (with lidocaine, salicylic acid, and aloe) to stay comfy in your bikini all summer long.

5. Tiger Balm or Icey Hot for staying comfy + cool in the heat.  Apply a dab or spritz on the inside of the wrists, back of neck and back of knees.   The menthol + eucalyptus has a lasting cooling effect.

6. Keep your feet comfy in sandals during the heat of summer by wearing sandals without a rubber insole.  Plastic or rubber flip flops add to the heat problem by making your feet sweat more.

7. Inbetween shampoos, use a dry shampoo to keep your hair smelling great and the extra sweat +oil under control.  I like TreSemme FreshStart and the one by John Freida. They’re both great and easy to find at most drugstores, target or walmart.

8.  My fave antiperspirant is Secret’s Outlast Clear Geland for women who prefer a natural brand, “Tom’s” is great too.

9. During summer switch from your usual alcohol-based perfume to an essential oil.  Our body chemistry changes during summer due to the heat so I HIGHLY recommend checking out my sister’s line of body oils called Corpus Dei .   She can even customize a personalized scent that works with your body chemistry.  Made with organic essential oils.

10. Stay hydrated! Drink more water than normal. I love to add cucumber and lemon slices for added nutrients.

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Please share these tips with your friends! Thank you for being part of the Style Sisterhood.

You are loved + adored, Tiff

P.S. Let’s finish out the week strong….