HOW I GOT MY 19 YR OLD BROWS BACK

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Left photo: Microbladed brows age 45. 

Right photo: First profesh beauty shot about age 19. 

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Happy Friday Fabulous One,

Several people have been asking about my “new look” and if I had plastic surgery. NO! But, I admit I’ve had my face “cut” just a little and had my brows microbladed. I have to say it’s a game changer and saves me so much time at the makeup vanity. I’m a firm believer in “doing” your brows even if you’re wearing minimal makeup because they truly frame the face.

Over the past decade, my brows have been progressively getting thinner and thinner. Not only is this an age thing, but I found out last year my thyroid was out of whack. Hairloss is a key symptom of an out of balance thyroid. (So, if you have a ton of hair in the bottom of your shower after you wash it– go get your thyroid checked asap!!) I tried all the new products on the market for amping up the brows from the mascara type with fibers to the brow gels and shadows. It was so time consuming to get my brows looking decent. I had always had great brows (thanks Mom), but they were losing shape and starting to vanish especially on the ends. I wanted them back!

Hallelujah, microblading came into my life!

What exactly is microblading? Microblading is a type of tattooing hair-like strokes where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. There is no down time and the pain is minimal. (But, pain is subjective so please note that what I felt was slightly “uncomfortable” but not painful) The technician applies a topical numbing cream and all you feel is a slight light scratch not even as hard as a kitty cat scratch. Aftercare is really crucial though. You can’t get them wet or do any activity that makes your forehead sweat for about a week. A “fill” and second application is usually necessary a few months later to make them perfectly on point.

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Big shout out to my brow stylist, Carrie Hunt- owner of The Browtique for giving me back my 19 year old eyebrows. I showed her the above photo as a reference!  She’s a true artist and made me feel so comfortable. She and her team are beautiful (and hysterically funny) souls! (They really need their own reality show)  They are the very best at what they do– so of course, they’re expanding to Fort Worth. Congrats!  

Join us Sat, Jan 21st at 7pm to help her celebrate! 

Address: 1063 Foch ST, Fort Worth TX76107

Phone: 817 – 782 – 9915

Email: info@theofficialbrowtique.com

The party will benefit Safe Haven plus there will be fun giveaways!

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I Want To Hear From You, Darlin!

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[Throwback Thursday photo in the sanctuary our 1st Spring in DFW. I’m kind of missing that dark hair!]

No, I’m doing the typical “new year, new you” crap that everyone else is doing, BUT– I am gearing up to give you the latest + greatest potions, lotions and wellness products I’m loving right now. Trust me, I love getting rid of the old this time of year- old habits, old clothes, old makeup- and clearing the clutter to make room for the new. I just prefer thinking it terms of a BETTER you!

I need your help. Next week we are planning and taping new videos! I’m so excited.

  •     What questions do you have?
  •     What do you want to see in terms of beauty and wellness?
  •     What issues are you having?

Talk to mama. 

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Also, if you are in the DFW area, please mark your calendars on March 25th for an amazing event I will be emceeing called Stix & Brix benefitting Treasured Vessels. 

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Did you know TEXAS ranks #2 in the US for human trafficking cases with the DFW are having over 400 girls who are trafficked and forced to work on the streets each night? YET– there are less than 30 beds available for girls rescued from trafficking in the ENTIRE state of Texas. Treasured Vessels Foundation is building a shelter to give these girls a safe haven! JOIN US March 25th to help raise funds to build it! Get your early bird tickets by Jan 31st! After mentoring an underage girl in Canada for 3+ years who had been a victim and CPS shuffled her from one bad shelter to another- I am committing to raising awareness & helping give shelter and love to these girls in our very own backyard!

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BLUSHCIOUS LIPS

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Here’s a quick SOS beauty tip! Last week, I received several compliments on my lip color and how plump/luscious they looked. I’m loving the nudes and blush pinks right now even for Fall. It’s such an easy look to achieve!

First, make sure to add a touch of concealer around your lips then line with liner just outside your lip line to make them appear larger. Here are the products I used in the above photo:

  1. Lip liner by NYX in natural

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3. Heroes Beauty Luxe Lip Gloss in bombshell 

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Whatcha up to this weekend?

Remember to take some time to pamper yourself.

Let me know if you try my luscious lip trick.

Might attempt a video on it. I’ve never really done makeup tutorials. Stay tuned!

Love + Lipgloss,

Tiff

A MAGIC PRODUCT [New Beauty Vlog]

 

Happy Weekend My Loves!

After spending an hour in Ulta trying all the popular BB & CC creams, I am thrilled to share my  top pick with you ladies.  It’s seriously a magic product and I wish I had found it months ago. The IT COSMETICS CC+ with illumination and SPF 50 makes you look flawless and it saves time. Hallelujah!

WATCH THIS: 

 

Here’s the MAC #187 stipple brush I buff the cc cream with:

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What did you think of my candid “Video from the Vanity”?

I have several new beauty products to share with you so stay tuned!

Comment and let me know. I would love to hear your 2-cents.

Make sure to share this with your friends. This product is perfect for the busy woman!

Love,

Tiff

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As I mention in the video, please release any unloving thoughts about yourself and begin the daily mirror work of telling yourself you love yourself! Focus on your strengths and unique qualities that make you beautiful. The moment you are about to cut yourself down or tell yourself you are stupid- STOP! Replace those abusive thoughts with loving ones and watch your life transform.

I LOVE YOU, TOO.

BE FAB FRIDAY: A Bit of Beauty, Style & Inspiration for the Weekend

HELLO GORGEOUS!

SOS to the rescue. Here’s a few tips to carry you into the weekend. What are your plans this weekend? Take some time to pamper YOU and start sloughing off the winter heaviness.

{BEAUTY TIP}

Getting a mani/pedi this weekend? Try one of these hot colors from OPI’s new Spring 2014 Brazil Collection. Peacock teal blue is one of my fave colors so I’m going to grab that AMAZON AMAZEOFF for sure.

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{STYLE TIP}

No time for a pedi and your feet not quite sandal worthy yet? I love neutral low-heeled booties with sundresses & skirts! You can take a dated sundress and make it look modern simply by adding a cool bootie.

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I took advantage of a technical difficulty yesterday to share this candid, but heartfelt message. 

How are you going to STRUT IT this weekend?

Wishing you a beautiful weekend full of sleeping in, belly laughs and moments with those you adore.

Love, Tiff

P.S. Tomorrow, March 22nd is the Just Fabulous Event with Jessica Youngblood! If you are in the greater DFW area and have a daughter age 10-20- you will want her to experience this powerful evening of Fun, Fashion and most importantly, Faith! https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8shiaa687788e1c&oseq=&c=&ch=

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!

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{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.

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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.

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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