7 MUST HAVE BLACK BASICS {New Webisode}

Hello Gorgeous!

The webisode says it all. Let’s get to it, shall we….

black_pencil_skirt1. Pencil Skirt in video: Trouve from Nordstorm

high_waisted_black_slacks2. High Waisted Slacks

black_skinnies3. Skinny Jeans in video: Paige Denim from Nordstrom

Long Cardigan - Black4. Cardigan in video: Ann Taylor

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black-blazers_16. Blazer in video: Banana Republic 

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7. LBD

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I am excited to announce my gorgeous & inspiring girlfriend- Kirin Christianson, is offering an extensive and informative online modeling course called the BOMBSHELL BOOTCAMP! If you or someone you know is interested in a fascinating career in the modeling industryCLICK HERE TO VIEW HER FREE VIDEOS to get a glimpse of the vast knowledge you will receive. I confidently recommend this course and put my name behind it! 

Kirin Christianson, founder of Red Haute Mama, is a FORD/RBA Model, Mrs AZ America 2012, Philanthropist. Beauty and fashion blogger who shares her beauty secrets, love of BEAUTY food, and sparkly shoes.

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As we approach one of the most important holiday weekends, I pray you & your family are richly blessed.  I am not ashamed to say I need Jesus. What He did for all of us is the reason I’m able to be here doing what I do. 

HAPPY EASTER!

Love, Tiff

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NEVER GIVE UP! SOS Celebrates 10,000 YouTubers

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Hey Style Seekers!

When I began taping videos on my blackberry in 2010, I wasn’t sure what the heck I was doing, but what I was completely sure of was that I had this deep desire to help women, all over the world, to see themselves as beautiful and confident.  YouTube was really starting to take off and become the “go to” spot on the web for those seeking info and tips on a variety of topics.  I had a successful TV career and loved working front of the camera, but I always had writers tell me what to say, directors telling me what to do and lighting/camera/sound people to make it all happen and look good.  I believe I mentioned this before, but the first light set up we had in the closet was a nightstand lamp with a white sheet hanging in front of it as a diffuser. I’m giggling to myself when I think back at Aaron and I trying to create a set with absolutely no equipment. After lots and lots and LOTS of trial +  error, I figured out how to write a decent sounding segment and produce an effective webisode from start to finish. I brushed up on the changing industry and took some courses with THE hosting and branding expert, Marki Costello. Plus, being the nerd that I am, I taught myself how to edit on iMovie and now Final Cut Pro. I’m surprised I still have a full head of hair! I wanted to pull it all out many times. But when you have the will, you find the way…and giterdone. 

Why am I sharing this?  

I’m very excited that my YouTube Channel reached 10,000 subscribers this week! When I created my YouTube account, I didn’t know anything about subscribers or how to brand yourself or how to build this platform. Hello, my name was Tiffany “Clueless” Hendra! In 2002, I stepped away from my career in Hollywood to focus on my Spiritual journey and to figure out the real assignment God had for me. Whoa- again, I was clueless and had no idea the rollercoaster of a journey I was about to embark on!

As my vision to help women became more clear and in focus, I went back to my first love- fashion- and started working at a woman’s boutique as a buyer and image consultant. Then, I began studying skincare after a devastating bout with hormonal acne and became a skincare consultant. During this time, I also began instructing a teen girls self-development class. But, the core of my dream was to work in front of the camera again on a show that reached the masses. Today, with tears in my eyes and gratitude to God, I celebrate you all and the 10K people on YouTube who have joined my mission. 

If you have a dream or nudge in your gut to do something…

DO NOT IGNORE IT!

DO NOT WAIT TO HAVE IT ALL FIGURED OUT!

Start taking baby steps today and stop caring what others may think. Hey- I actually put crappy videos on the world wide web for all to see. Call me naive and cray cray-crazy! My first blog looked like a first grader did it. Even putting yourself and your thoughts out there on a blog is daunting. But, a bit of crazy combined with guts, purpose and passion– can lead to fulfilling and exciting things. Now, I never dreamed women would be hiring me to help them create their video content and build their YouTube Channels. Thank God my passion or my crazy overpowered my naivety and I just kept putting one foot in front of the other. Remember, it’s ok to start simple. Just put your idea to paper and write a mission statement. Here’s mine from 2005:  

Today, young women have more opportunity than ever, but at the same time, more obstacles to face. I have a responsibility to educate, inspire, and empower women through my testimony and life experiences.  It is my mission to be a guide to women, especially young women, who may not have the parental or social guidance they so desperately need.  Tiffany Hendra, 02.03.05

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Did I ever feel like giving up? Of course!  

Did I doubt myself? Heck yes!

But, I kept praying, believing and hoping. Even if it feels like all you have is a tattered thread of hope at times, keep hanging on to that thread. That thread can change everything. 

Thank you all for joining me on this journey.

Love, Tiff

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High Five to Julie Comeau

SOS Superstars,

I am so thrilled to share this inspirational story with all of you!  Julie Comeau and I connected on Facebook a few years ago and she asked me to be part of her motivational book which releases this year and is appropriately titled “NEVER GIVE UP”.  I am honored to be part of her journey and honored to call her friend.  Get ready to be inspired by this amazing woman!

“Never say you CAN’T, until you try. Transforming myself has been one of the most difficult things that I have ever had to do.  I have lived with a leg injury since 2005 because I was given the wrong surgery and I have never been fixed. Since my first survival story made newspapers and radio back in 1999, my husband was my strength and he helped helping me through my physical challenges.  Then December 28th of 2010, my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 gallbladder cancer.  I had to now be his strength through his physical journey although I was still injured. 

I had no clue where or how to start rehabilitating and transforming myself, until I saw an SOS post by the amazing Tiffany Hendra and Natalie Bolton with the 7 steps workout in the Spring of 2011.  This was my new challenge and goal to become stronger, not only for myself, but for those around me that needed my help!  I can honestly say that SOS saved my life because of the 7 steps webisode.  It doesn’t matter how big or small you are or if you can walk or if you can’t for I am living proof that anything is possible.  If I can say anything to you, it would be, MIND OVER MATTER and let your passion guide you!

If something in your life has impacted you to the point that you think that you cannot move forward…FOCUS on the things that you still can do and never on the things that you can no longer do. Remember that the only person in your life that can help you take that next step is……YOU!”

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Motivational Speaker
~Julie Comeau~

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{After 2 months}

{November 2011}

{Watching the SOS webisode}

{WOOHOO- Julie now with that rockin’ bod}

HIGH FIVE JULIE! 

I am so proud of you and inspired by your courage and strength.  You and your hubby, Vince remain in our thoughts and prayers.  To connect and support Julie, join her FACEBOOK FAN GROUP!  I will post when her book releases so you can get a copy too.

Julie lost about 30 pounds over 2 months and has continued her new lifestyle of healthy eating and workout schedule all while caring for her husband and spending most of her days in and out of the hospital for his treatments.  If you would like to kick it into gear and get leaner for summer, check out these 7 exercises from my sister, Natalie:

Also, I’m excited to share my sisters signature fragrance line called CORPUS DEI. Click the image link to right of blog for more info and to shop online.  She can also develop your own scent for you!

All summer long, I will be giving away fun prizes from fabulous sponsors.  Specialty gifts and jewelry from a unique boutique here in Cali, organic skincare products, makeup AND MORE!  Can’t wait to share them all with you.  Only requirements to enter is you must be a subscriber to this blog and you must check in on the FACEBOOK PAGE on a regular basis and join the fun convo!

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Remember, you being the BEST you can be gives others permission to be the best they can be so never “dumby down” or allow others to dim your light.  You are here to shine as brightly as possible!  That’s one common purpose we ALL share. Let’s light up the world girls.

Get to shinin’!

Love, Tiff

Celebrating You Mama’s +plus+ Be Bold…..Rock the Red Jean!

Hey Wonder Woman!

How is your May going so far?  I trust it’s A-MAY-ZING!  I want to personally wish all of you Mama’s aka Wonder Women- a very blessed Mother’s Day!  Women are able to do many miraculous things, but I consider the responsibility and role of a Mother to be the most admirable. Celebrate YOU, your children and the beauty of family this weekend.  I CELEBRATE YOU!


It is official- the SOS studio is up and running and I’m thrilled to launch a brand-spankin’ new webisode.  Many of you have written in about the colored jean phenomena and how to wear them!  In today’s webisode, I give my two-cents on how to rock a pair of red jeans and why I believe it’s a ‘MUST HAVE’ for all of our wardrobes.  They came on the scene last year, but aren’t going anywhere.  If you have been “iffy” on wearing a pair of red jeans, I encourage you to BE BOLD and rock ’em:


To kick off our new relaunch, I am giving away a very special and BOLD gift to say thank you!  Thank you for your patience and for supporting my mission to build confidence in women!  I fell in love with this stunning  Agate bracelet and can’t wait to give it to one of you.  To enter, it’s simple:

  1. SHARE the video on either Facebook or Twitter. 
  2. POST on the SOS Facebook Page Wall, “I am bold, beautiful and walk tall in my power”. 

Ends Friday, May 18th at 12:00 Midnight PST.  The winner will be announced on Sat, May 19th. 

Weekly webisodes will be posted again to give you the tips and tools you need to look and feel your best! 

I love, love, love your feedback and highly recommend submitting a webisode topic you want to see.

Did you find anything on this webisode helpful?

Please leave a comment letting me know!

Love yourself.  Love others. Shine your light on the world. The world is desperate for your glow.

With love, Tiff

How do you make it work?

HAPPY DECEMBER LOVELY LIGHTS!

I seriously cannot believe 2011 is nearly over, but I’m so excited and completely giddy with the Holiday Spirit!  How about you?

Speaking of giddy- after 8 years of marriage, I still get giddy when my hubby walks in the room!  So, in this weeks webisode I give my newly engaged girlfriend, Julianna, a few simple tips that I have found to make my marriage work!  Now obviously- there is SO much more to it, but hey- we’re not taping an hour, full- length talk show here…

 

I have to share some of the fabulous and enlightening comments we’ve received on Facebook and YouTube:

Bonnielee Cuevas says, “Marriage is a bundle of amazing things. One must take the time to nurture, listen, love, and remember it was for better or for worse, for richer or poorer. As long as there is an abundance of communication and God in your marriage it will last a lifetime. After 10 years of marriage I am still in love with my husband and could ask for nothing more”.

Marcella Mathot-Dewis shared, “I have been married for 20 years. I have a husband who I believe always has my best interests at heart. when he has upset me, I give him the benefit of the doubt… because he is a good, unselfish man and I trust him. This works both ways. When the storms come (and they will come) It is important to know Gods GRACE. We both understand GODS GRACE. We understand it and apply it. Gods grace makes us right with God, but it is the most powerful tool in making us right with each other”.

Jon Welch said, “You have to be willing to give more than you take, the little things matter most, and never let your battles become a war! ( nothing is that bad ) 20 years in September 2012. She completes me and still makes me want to be a better man”!

Anna Rachocki shared,  “Something we were told before we got married was “to always be competing for sacrifices.” Everyone always talks about compromise, but take it one step further!  Someone also told us that when they asked a couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary what their secret was, the husband replied, “Never fall out of love at the same time.” A relationship should always be a “give and take” and when one person is weak, the other is strong”.

A few great comments from SOS YouTube subscribers:

“Great advice! And congratulations Julianna. It’s good to hear this as a beginner and as someone that has been married many years. We do NOT want to lose sight of these principles”.

“Being married 10 year and 3 kids later , communication is a big factor like you said I am happy to say I am happy and bless with a wonderful man that I love more than ever!”

Please tell me your thoughts!  This was the first “talk show” style webisode and I would love your feedback.  So far, we’ve received an amazing response!  Remember SOS is all about EMPOWERMENT in every area of your life- not just fashion, makeup and accessorizing.  But don’t worry, we have fantastic beauty & style webisodes slated to tape this month so you can get your “fabulous fix”!

It’s all about giving you the tools to be YOUR MOST FABULOUS YOU!

Love, Tiff xoxo

A DAY IN MY LIFE…

Hey SOS Sista’s,

I hope everyone is feeling Sassy, Stylish and Superfly today!   As I write this, I am gearing up for a fun girlie day of shopping and getting my hair done (honestly, I hate sitting in the salon chair) to get “purdy” for my B-day weekend coming up.    I have no clue what the festivities will be, but I know my honey and friends have something up their sleeve!   I want to hear how YOUR summer has been so leave a COMMENT BELOW and let us all know! (Hey, I made a rhyme)

In the latest webisode, I wanted to try something a little different and bought the newer version of the FLIP camera in HD.  That lil thing rocks!  Highly recommend you get one to record fun occasions with fam and friends!   They’re inexpensive and very user friendly.  Ok, back to the subject… I decided to tape my lovely Go-to-Girl, Vio Meyners in a typical day of ours.  We start with a workout, play in her closet, head to an audition, lunch and tape an SOS webisode with Marcy Guevara (coming soon!!). 

Just FYI, no- I do not go around looking this made up on a daily basis unless I have auditions or meetings!  The tomboy is still very alive in me and on most days, I’m sporting track pants and tennis shoes!  Hope you enjoy a glimpse into my life.  Let me know what ya think and if you would like to see more “reality show”style webisodes…

I get so excited every season to see what the latest & greatest styles will be!   Good thing for all of us FASHIONISTA’S, many of the trends we’ve been seeing since last Fall 2010 through Spring 2011 are the same.  Makes it easy on the wallet!  Get ready to shop your closet before hitting the stores.  You know me, I’m googoo gaga over all the LEOPARD print out right now and did purchase a smokin’ hot pair of leopard shoes. Could not resist.  PURRRR!  So,  if you have a leopard print piece, this is the season to ROCK IT!  

In fact, upload a photo of yourself rockin’ your leopard to the SOS facebook page and a winner will be chosen to win a VERY special prize – one of MY FAVE ACCESSORIES!   ONLY SUBSCRIBERS TO THIS BLOG ARE ELIGIBLE!

My Fave Quote This Week:
“Oftentimes, people allow the opinions of others to hold them back & water down their dreams. But, we have to realize that there will always be critics & naysayers in life. One of the most important things you can learn is that other people don’t have to believe in you in order for your dreams to come to pass. Other people don’t set the limits for your life — YOU DO! (Joel Osteen)

FLY HIGH!  xoTiff

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!