FABULOUS FRIDAY {A lil beauty, style + inspiration}

 

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HAPPY FRIDAY FASHIONISTAS!

BEAUTY: I am in love with e.l.f. products and recently picked up this fabulous tinted lip balm with SPF 15Only $3.00 and it’s super moisturizing with a touch of color plus it protects your smackers from harmful rays.  For a lipgloss/lipbalm/lipstick addict, it’s perfect for casual days when you are heading to the gym, the pool or just hanging at home.  Target has the biggest selection of e.l.f products!

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red triangle stone bib necklace

STYLE: One of my fave “go to” items is a chic black blazer, but it can become boring when you wear it on a regular basis.  The quickest ways to transform and add life to any boring outfit is to add a colorful statement necklace.  I’m obsessed with this turquoise bib necklace I picked up on my trip to Africa a few years ago.  A colorful geometric necklace is also super hot this Spring/Summer.

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INSPIRATION: Toward the end of a long hike yesterday, I came across these wooden stairs.  My legs were totally fatigued, but I had to climb these stairs to get to my car.  Grrrrrrr- I just stood there panting and annoyed that I had to tackle these after I already made the long journey.  Funny, this is such a profound symbolism for our life’s journey, isn’t it?!  I had to snap a pic as a reminder.   Of course, I sucked it up and climbed this short- but challenging- flight of stairs and made it to the finish line, my car and A/C.  Just when you think you can’t go on any longer, remember you are stronger than you “feel” so keep climbing, keep going and never give up no matter what hurdles, mountains, valleys, potholes or staircases you encounter along the journey.  Dig deeper and you will reach the finish line with hands waving in the air and breeze in your hair.

HAVE A FABULOUS FRIDAY + WEEKEND AHEAD!

Love, Tiff

DRUGSTORE DIVA SCORES AGAIN!

Hello my Fellow Drugstore Divas!

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I’m thrilled to share my latest drugstore score with you girls.  As you know, my favorite foundation is Makeup Forever’s HD Invisible Coverage, but I wanted to find out if there was a comparable drugstore version.  SCORE!  Let me introduce you to Revlon’s PhotoReady Makeup.  It has the same texture and airbrushed look as Makeup Forever with even better coverage!  An important feature I always look for with a foundation is the PUMP and Revlon has it.  When a bottle has a large opening and the foundation has to be poured into your hand it grows bacteria much faster and shortens the life of the bottle.  It is always difficult to purchase the right shade of foundations from the drugstore because you can’t test and swatch the colors, but luckily– I chose the perfect shade and it’s almost the exact shade as the MF color I use.  The best part is Revlon is only $12.99 VS the $45 price tag on MF.  Beauty on a budget! Gotta love it!

Revlon PhotoReady™ Makeup – for poreless, airbrushed skin in any light. Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to erase every flaw. Complete, yet undetectable coverage. Soft, luminous finish.

– Oil free
– Fragrance free
– SPF 20

Via http://www.revlon.com

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Midweek Check-In:

How are you doing with this week’s affirmations?  The topic of People Pleasing seemed to resonate with several of you and I appreciate you who were brave enough to comment and voice the issue.  This really is a daily practice.  Just like an alcoholic who chooses every single day NOT to take that drink, we have to choose daily to say NO when we should, to stand up for our wants/needs, to set AND stick to our boundaries and most of all……Love + Respect ourselves.

WALK TALL!

Love, Tiff

HELLO MARCH {New Style Webisode}

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Hey Lovelies,

One of the questions I have been asked the most lately is how to start incorporating some fun Spring items in your wardrobe while it’s still chilly outside.  Here’s 5 simple ways to make a smooth + stylish transition:

 

Here’s the beauty products I mentioned:

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{Loreal LeGloss in Watermelon Crush}

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{Rimmel London Kate Moss Collection #17}

PF_mineral wear blush{Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Blush in Rose}

neutrogena_airbrushtan{Neutrogena Micro Mist Airbrush Self Tanner in DEEP}

Loreal_sublime{Loreal Sublime Bronze in DEEP- gives you instant color + a touch of shimmer}

milani_baked bronzer{Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil #5}

 

To celebrate Spring and You, why not treat yourself to a fun new accessory, pair of shoes or at least a new lipgloss this weekend!  It’s funny how happy my new emerald scarf makes me feel.  A scarf is an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your wardrobe!

Remember to shop your closet before you hit the stores.  There are several styles that are carrying over from the past few seasons.

Share, Like, Tweet + Comment.  I always love to hear from you!

Walk Tall,

Tiff

GLOW. RADIATE. SHINE. {new webisode}

HAPPY SATURDAY SISTAS!

I’m not going to waste any time writing… this webisode is long enough!  Get comfy and grab a pen + paper because there’s a ton of info here.  Get ready to glow, radiate and shine….

RECAP:

1. Murad Time Release Acne Wash

2. Sia Botanics Vitamin C Glowing Skin Tonic Pads

3. Sia Botanics Prickly Pear Age Defying Serum

4. Nucerity Eye Effects 3 Eye Serum

5. Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer w/ SPF 50

6. Murad Line & Pore Minimizing Hydrator

7. Makeup Forever HD Invisible Coverage Foundation

8. YSL Touche Eclat Concealer

9. Maybelline Cover Stick

10. Makeup Forever Camo Palette

11. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

12. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

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WHEW, that’s a lot of work!  But, since we’re not 16 anymore with that natural sunkissed glow…Thank God we can eat right, get enough sleep and use the right products to get that glow back.

If you have a great secret or special product that helps you get a gorgeous glow…share it with us sista!

Love, Tiff

 

THE VERY 1st TOPIC GEARED FOR GUYS! How to apply makeup for on camera appearances + auditions

I’m thrilled to finally give the guys some tips they requested!  Yes, believe it or not- I have had several guys ask me to do a webisode on makeup for camera!  With all the HD video cameras today, even the guys need to apply makeup to hide imperfections and get rid of shine.  My go-to-girl, Vio Meyners of www.violetartistry.com gives us 3 simple steps any guy can do!

WATCH WEBISODE:

New webisodes coming up!  What topic would you like discussed?

Thank you all for supporting SOS.  Remember we are all here with the common goal of helping one another be the best we can be!  Like my dear friend Brooke Barlow said- “Women (and men) have to look good, to feel good, in order to do good..and we all want to do good”.

Confidence is a must have accessory!  Never leave home with out!   Love, Beauty + Inspiration, Tiff

FAKE IT….DON’T BAKE IT!

How to use bronzers, highlighters and self-tanners to get that gorgeous glow for summer!

I’m so excited to introduce you to beautiful & brilliant makeup artist, VIO MEYNERS of www.violetartistry.com.   In the latest webisode, she shares the bronzers she has in her professional makeup kit as well as a few self-tanners she uses personally.  From powders to liquids to what she calls “The Mother of All Bronzers” there is something for every skin type!  Make sure to check out her tutorial video’s for some easy and informative tips!

PROTECT YOUR SKIN BY FAKING IT, NOT BAKING IT!

WATCH WEBISODE:  

Here’s a few closeups:

YOU GLOW GIRL! xoTiff

Little Birdie Reminders:

  • Have you entered to win the SOS Beach Bag Giveway filled with fabulous products by www.salerm.com?
  • How are you looking and feeling from the Slimmer Summer Shapeup?  We’ve rec’vd a few kickbutt photos of you gals making major progress!  KEEP IT UP!
  • Have you set any goals you want to share or have you created a vision board?
  • NEVER ABANDON YOURSELF TO PLEASE ANOTHER (Mastin Kipp) This is the worst kind of abandonment. Today, let’s not worry about the opinion of others. Let’s not give our power away because we feel we need the approval of other people.  Say YES to ourselves, and NO to the world, if need be…and not feel bad about it!

 

READY, SET….GO AWAY SHINE!

If you’re like me, the summer is brutal when it comes to staying matte and shine-free!  I love having a bit of a glow…BUT, there’s a big difference in a healthy dewy look compared to looking like a plain old grease pit.   Plus, the overly heavy matte makeup look can actually make you appear older!  YIKES!   I think I found the solution!  

 

DRUM ROLL………

TA DA!  You’ve got to prime it, powder correctly, set it and if you have a really long day….spray it with a setting spray!  

Now, everyone’s skin is different so figure out what works best for you.  I think I’ve tried all the PRIMERS out there and always went with Smashbox, but it was on the oily/greasy side to me.  Arbonne has a beautiful primer that fills lines and makes pores less apparent!

 

ARBONNE PRIMER: 

  Create a flawless canvas for makeup application with this advanced primer. A blend of vitamins, skin-perfecting pigments, advanced cushioning and anti-aging ingredients work in harmony to help tone, smooth and minimize the visual appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. The result is a velvety, matte, radiant finish.


GABA, hyaluronic acid, polypeptides, gamma orizinol, light deflecting pigments, B-glycherritinic acid; horsetail extract, green tea leaf and grape seed extracts

 

 

ARBONNE TRANSLUCENT POWDER:  Promotes natural radiance and creates a soft-focus effect, while helping makeup stay put.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARBONNE F5 MATTIFYING POWDER:   

For oily/combination skin. Translucent oil-absorbing powder takes away unwanted shine, while reducing the appearance of redness for a perfect, matte finish. Dusts on lightly over or under moisturizer or makeup.  I’m going to keep this one in my purse!  

 

 

URBAN DECAY “ALL NIGHTER” Long Lasting Setting Spray:   Your makeup will last 16 hours!  Perfect for all skin types, this ultra-fine mist holds makeup for brides, dancers, and ladies who just like lookin’ GOOD.  Your makeup won’t melt when it’s warm and humid or become dehydrated when it’s cold and windy.  Oil-free & Paraben-free. LOVE IT! 

 

Loved it so much I had to do a quick video telling everybody:    (Yes, I know the screenshot makes me look like I’m possessed…tried to change it with no luck:-)

 

 

By now, you all know that I’ve been using Arbonne‘s RE9 skincare line for about 6 years because it’s safe, free of mineral oil & parabens and it really works for me!     For more, go to www.arbonne.com or  if you have any questions about any products I suggest, please email me at asktiffanyhendra@gmail.com.

 

CHEERS TO HAVING A SHINE-FREE SUMMER!  

xoTiff