Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed for the HoliDAZE

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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.  The use of heaters and all the nasal issues we deal with during the winter can add to the puffy eye problem as well.  The combination of the following 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 aids in relieving a puffy face and cleanses the body of toxins. Also, helps keep your belly flatter for that sassy cocktail dress. (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.

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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. Make sure to do this mask the day of an important event where lots of photos will be taken! Your skin will be glowing and smooth.
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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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9. ADD CUCUMBERS TO EVERY MEAL. (Great to do year round, not just the holidays!) Cucumbers contain silica, an ingredient which boosts moisture and elasticity to the skin. It’s awesome for hydrating dry skin and hair during winter. I’ve been eating a Persian cucumber before bed the past few months and can see a big difference in my skin when I wake up. Thanks to my sister, esthetician and wellness ambassador Natalie Bolton for the tip!

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10. 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 and feel 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 activities! Make sure to drink a protein shake or protein-rich snack like tuna fish before heading to a cocktail party. Protein digests slower giving you a “full” feeling longer and will keep you from lapping around the snack table one too many times.

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I posted this on the Facebook Page and wanted to share it here with the blog sistas too…

You may not be able to buy the latest Louboutin’s or that designer dress, but…. when you live life with an OPEN HEART leaving others feeling better from having been in your presence, CONFIDENT in who you are, embracing your strengths as well as your quirks, refuse to play into comparison and are surrounded by fam & friends who always have your back– YOU my sista, are a WEALTHY WOMAN… even if you are rockin’ a $15 top from TJ Maxx. HOLLA! That’s what SOS is all about. Styling your Spirit as well as your wardrobe! Without a beautiful Spirit…it doesn’t matter what label you have on your back. ~TH

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Wishing you all a Festive & Fabulous holiday season!

Do you have a great tip for looking bright eyed?

Give the gift of SOS to your girlfriends! If you have a friend who could use a style, beauty or Spirit rescue– make sure to share this blog site with them! We have some exciting things coming up in 2014.

SHARE THE BEAUTY, STYLE & INSPIRATION!

  Love, Tiff

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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.

lemon-water01

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.
eggwhite



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

A bit of Beauty + Style with a whole lot of Inspiration

Hey Sassafrass!

Hope your week has been full of love, laughter, beauty, magic, blessings, good hair days, leopard shoes and a blemish-free chin!  I had the extreme pleasure of having a girlie lunch with one of our beautiful and inspiring SOS Sisters, the dahhh’ling  Suanne Arvay Rieker.  She is the epitome of health, radiance, positive energy, style, spunk and sass… (I want to be like Suanne when I grow up)  She is also THE example of what a brave female entrepreneur can create in her life.  Ok, can you tell I am her biggest fan? I can’t rave about her enough and feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet her in person on her first trip to Hollywood!

More Inspiration…

If you are on the Facebook Page , you may have seen my post about the amazing book by Marianne Williamson, ILLUMINATA.   It is full of beautiful prayers to get you through just about ANY situation.  Here’s a candid video sharing a beautiful passage from her Prayer for Achievement:

A bit of Beauty + Style:

I feel like I have been on the search for the PERFECT eye cream to deflate my bags and puffiness FOREVER.  I have battled bags under my eyes since the age of 12. Seriously!  Hallallujahhhhh, Nucerity launched my dream eye serum and I have actually seen results QUICK!  So has a fellow SOS sister. Here’s what she said:  “Tiff, I just have to let you know that the eye serum is definitely working for my under eye puffiness…The bags have literally totally disappeared . My dermatologist noticed, my husband and my friends!! So I’m very  happy about that!”  YAY!  If you would like to try it, go to the link on the right side of the blog. Preferred Customers enjoy a significant discount! Bye Bye Puffy Eyes!

For Fall 2012, don’t be afraid to rock the METALLIC JEAN!  It’s such a fun option to the staple- black- skinny- jeans for date nightPair them with the same tops, blazers and accessories that you would with any jeans. ROCK ON!

Are you on Twitter? Let’s tweet together: @SanctuaryStyle and my personal account is @TiffanyHendra

Please share SOS with your girlfriends!

Remember helping others is good for your complexion!  It makes you feel happy…..then it shows on your cheeks!

Love, Tiff