FIND YOUR BALANCE FROM THE INSIDE OUT by Guest Blogger & Beauty Expert Asia DeMarcos

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Hi Superheroes in-training!

B here to talk to you about my motto “Find Your Balance.”This is an important part of life, if we don’t have balance, then we will fall over.

Finding your balance in life is a work in progress don’t fret even Superheros are flawed!

Balance in Love

I was working on a client around Valentines day as she affectionately spoke about her fiance. When I asked her, what was her secret to love and happiness? She said something so brilliant I had to share. She said her and her mate were very much alike, so they had a lot in common.  They were different enough that they could learn from each other, which created their “balance.” I love this, I often think about this in my friendships. How about yours?

Balance in Life

I was watching a documentary over the weekend and a cancer survivor said a poignant phrase. “You are what you eat, drink and think”. These simple words speak to me and hold truth. What do you eat?

You produce new skin cells every 30 days. So we constantly form “new life” and it shows on our skin. The skin is the largest organ and tissue in the body, so why don’t we treat it with more importance? Have no fear Beautasia is here with my top 3 foods for glowing skin.

What do you eat?

1. Spinach I love this green leafy delight. It contains folic acid which is important for many body functions but is the number one mineral that gynecologist recommend while pregnant because its vital for brain function and growth.  Spinach has tons of vitamin C that protects the skin, and every Superhero needs a shield of protection! Finally spinach  also oxygenates the blood. We need oxygen to survive, right?

2.Fish Our friends from the sea are LOADED with omega fatty acids that help fight wrinkles, but MORE importantly this nutrient fights inflammation. Mama Beautasia always says, “inflammation is the root of all evil.” Inflammation starts what’s called the arachidonic acid cascade. This is the breakdown of cells, which I don’t have to tell you is bad bad bad.

3. Brown Rice These little nuggets of joy are low on the glycemic index and are great to keep you trim. But they also have ceramides in them. You will see this ingredient on the label of many skincare ingredients. Ceramides are the cellular “glue” that keeps the skin cells together. With a lack of this you will start to see sagging  and a breakdown in skin. Booooooo

Beautasia note: I’ll admit, I’m not perfect, *SPOILER ALERT* I like to eat french fries every now and then. But you’ll find me the next day juicing or doing extra cardio. Thus creating my balance.

What do you drink?

 Water Good ol H20, natures finest flushes out toxins and hydrates everything inside to keep it moving. Did you know our bodies are 70% water? Depletion of this vital liquid causes…you guessed it, inflammation.

 What are you thinking?

In this age of spirituality vs religion we hear a lot about karma and positivity. Remember The Secret?. No matter what your higher power is, positive thinking will get you further in life. Who wants to be around negative Nancy’s? (Sorry if your name is Nancy. lol). When I walk into my local gym in the morning, I’m greeted (or not) buy a stone face girl. At first it sets me off, because, that’s not the way I would like to start off my day. But I can only wonder what is so bad that she can’t smile?  So when this happens in life. Smile back, you never know what you’re going to get, maybe that person is waiting for someone to be nice to them. Also check out an older blog post for more on this subject of compassion.

Beautasia update: I noticed the stone faced girl at the gym had a new hair cut, I commented that it was cute (it was) and since then she’s all smiles to me. Maybe she just needed someone to pay attention to her? The point is, you never know. So don’t judge a book by it’s cover and always KEEP SMILING.

Thanks for reading my thoughts. I would love to hear how you find your balance. Comment below, and until next time B-happy and healthy from the inside out!

xoxox

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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.

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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.   **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.
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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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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

PUT YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES ON

Hey Sass-a-frass!

Giving you a big high five, a hip bump and double cheek air kiss for kickin’ butt through another week.  What are your plans for the weekend?  Here’s a quick video to remind you of a few things:

Make sure to join in on the fun convo’s on the FACEBOOK PAGE next week!  We have some stellar sponsors for the Summer Swag Bag Giveaways every week.  I had to pleasure of checking out the crazy cool boutique in Thousand Oaks called Luscious Soul and met the fabulous owner, Kelly Phillipson. We hand-picked some unique and fun items to give away. Plus, we’ve got self tanning spray, extender lotions and foams from my fave Colour Couture! Also, healthy and effective organic skincare products from Sia Botanics. They have some of the best concoctions like a blueberry oxygenating scrub! Check out their site and read their “about” section.  Sounds like a super cool group!  There are a few more killer sponsors coming on board, but I’ll leave the suspense.

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{Colour Couture Self Tanning Products}

{Sia Botanics}

Remember, a big part of you shining brightly is to fill up your lamp.  By the end of the week it’s usually running low,  you are basically running on fumes or you barely have a spark much less your total level of illumination- RIGHT!?

Cheers to filling up your lamp this weekend! Do whatever you have to do to ‘giterdone’.  If you have to put on your big girl panties, stand up for yourself and say no to some things- then SO BE IT!

A big wink,

Tiff

Weekend Love + Pampering

Hola Chicas Bonitas!

Is anyone celebrating  Cinco de Mayo with a yummy skinny rita, tacos and great amigos?  We’re doing pre-production and setting up the lights in the new closet to start taping long overdue webisodes TOMORROW!  Yay, I’m so thrilled to share fresh ideas, tips and inspiration with you!  Today’s blog is to remind you to do something specifically and solely for YOU this weekend chica.  When you take the time to love and pamper yourself, you will have the energy to give more love out!  When we feel depleted or haggard- what happens?  That witch with a capital B comes out and we put out more cranky and less love.  We definitely do not shine our brightest either.  Right?!

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR YOURSELF THIS WEEKEND?

Maybe you need to book a massage? 

Take a steam sauna?

Curl up with a good book?

Go for a long walk alone?

Get a mani/pedi? 

One thing I love to do on weekends is give myself a healthy homemade facial.  Right now I am dealing with a slight hormonal breakout so I gave myself a Greek yogurt and lime juice facial.   It’s so simple and you don’t need any fancy-shmancy ingredients or products.   The lactic acid in the yogurt softens and exfoliates the skin.  It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.  It is also an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial so it’s fantastic for killing acne causing bacteria.  The lime juice acts as a toner for oily skin.  All you need is:

  • 2 Tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime (Limes aren’t as juicy as lemons so press down on it + roll it a bit on the counter to soften it before you cut it. This will help make it juicier)

Wash face with warm water to open pores. Apply mask all over face being careful of the eye area.  Leave on for 20 minutes then apply a warm wet washrag over face and pat for about a minute.  Rinse thoroughly and follow by applying your fave moisturizer.  Get glowing with clear skin!

For more homemade facials, watch this webisode from last summer:

If you are making skinny ritas this weekend, check out my two-cents on the different brands:

Last thing- have you checked out Jessica Simpson’s jewelry line?  She is killin’ it with the accessories these days and her latest line of earrings are fabulous.  You know I love gold hoops and these are fun with a bit of added oomph. A sweet “just because” gift from my BFF Heidi…

Have a fun and safe weekend!  If you have a specific topic you would like me to discuss on an upcoming webisode, feel free to share it.  I will be shooting weekly again and love to get ideas and feedback!

Salud!

xoTiff

Announcing the SOS Swag Bag for July! Pure, Safe, Beneficial…and GORGEOUS!

LADIES- THIS IS THE MOST SPECTACULAR BAG OF GOODIES YET!

I’m so excited to introduce you to my skincare “go to girl”, Arbonne Independent Consultant, CARLA MASLEY and the RE9 line that helped clear up my cystic acne 5 years ago!   I wasted money on several dermatologists and tried every skincare line out there.  This was the one and only line that healed my skin, regenerated it and kept it clear.  I love sharing my fav’s with you all.  Here’s the chance to win several of the Arbonne “must have’s”…


Pure, Safe, Benefical and GORGEOUS.  July’s swag bag is full of Arbonne’s amazing summer must have’s.  Whether it is anti aging, sun spots, the perfect primer, bronzer, lip polish or energy drink… Arbonne has it ALL without the parabens, fragrance, animal by products (that’s right- certified VEGAN), formaldehyde derivatives, chemicals and artificial ingredients.  Today, we’re all more concerned with prevention than we are in treatment.  SO many ingredients we put in our body and on our skin is either a poison or a toxic fuel.  With Arbonne, you get pure, safe and beneficial fuels so you can FEEL, LOOK & LIVE BETTER!

*If you have any questions about the products, feel free to ask Carla!  She has a background in the Health Field as a Registered Nurse and has a keen understanding of the the inner-outer approach to beauty & well-being.  Message her on Facebook! Link below.

PLUS- Are you forever trying to get the PERFECT profile shot for Facebook and all the social media platforms that require a great, eye catching photo?   We’re adding the awesome book “Face This” by former model, Shelley Goodstein.  It’s full of all the tips and tricks to looking like a cover girl and never taking a bad photo again!



To enter follow these simple steps:

  1. Click like on the SOS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle
  2. Get to know & support *Carla Masley by sending her a friend request:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=538440931&ref=ts
  3. Click like on Shelley’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Face-This/110935272278238
  4. Write on the SOS wall:  “I WANT TO BE PURE, SAFE, BENEFICIAL & GORGEOUS”

Good Luck!  Pass along to all your friends! Ends July 31st. Winner announced Mon, Aug 1st.

Shine on, Tiff

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