BYE BYE BLACKHEADS // New Video

Hey Sugar!

It’s your trusty beauty junkie here to inform you that I have discovered an effective facial mask that gets red of blackheads and heals the skin. Yes, for real! It’s 75% organic and I didn’t have to concoct it in the kitchen. Now- more than ever- I am conscious of what I am putting on my skin. I admit, there’s still so many products lingering on my vanity that are probably loaded with harmful ingredients, but the more I learn the more I can make changes– little by little! What I do now will determine how my skin acts and feels in my 60’s. I don’t know about you, but I plan to look and feel amazing in 20 years. If you have congested skin and love doing a weekly at-home facial like I do then check this out…

 

Green Tea Detox Mask Benefits:
  • GOODBYE BLEMISHES: Our 100% Organic Matcha Green Tea pulls out toxins from inflamed skin which removes blackheads and reduces acne, blemishes and redness.
  • ANTIOXIDANT BOOST: Our active antioxidants work to fight the negative effects of free radicals and UV radiation, and can help repair sun-damaged skin. In addition, this powerful antioxidant will stimulate dead skin cells and improve tired and dull skin.
  • NOURISHING SKIN: Our soothing Bentonite Clay will give your skin naturally healthy glow.
  • FACE GLOW: Using our All-Natural Lemon Grass helps Refresh and Lighten your face, works on all skin types. Improves overall skin glow.
  • MOISTURIZE & HEAL: Fights off free radicals, softens, repairs and reverses damage with natural healing.
  • ANTI-AGING: The Detox Mask gives you a healthy appearance and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, naturally.

 

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Did you try the Teami Blends 30-Day Detox yet? The new Green Tea Detox Mask is a perfect addition while you’re detoxing internally. Toxins can surface on the skin and need to be removed before they get clogged.

 

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LIFESTYLE SERIES WEEK 3: Go Green To Get More Energy [New Video]

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Are you still hanging in there with me or have you resorted back to your typical crappy morning routine that leaves you lethargic, moody, sleepy and sluggish like you have a hippopotamus hanging from your neck? Who wants to feel like they have an extra ton dragging them down? NOT ME!

I know, I know…I sound a bit preachy with all of this, but it’s more passion than preachy or even cheerleader-ish. I was a cheerleader back in the day and never lost the loud voice. LOL. But, the fact is cheerleaders can really get on your damn nerves with all the rah-rah. I digress. Back to passion. I am deeply, obsessively passionate about women living life on a higher level. Perhaps it’s because the women in my family didn’t have healthy role models and I was heading down that same slippery slope with poor self body image, eating disorders and anti-depressants.

JUST SAY NO!

We’re on week 3 of my lifestyle series and I want to know how you’re feeling. Have you tried the TeaMi detox and the lemon/ACV water?  Let me know and leave a comment. Ok, we’re on to the next thing I swear by in the morning. It’s easy, it’s green, it packs a punch. This is the recipe I have fallen in love with, but there are a million recipes you can try.

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Why Spinach? 

Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. It’s loaded with good things for every part of your body! Rich in antioxidants keeps cholesterol from oxidizing and protect your body from free radicals, particularly in the colon. The folate in spinach is good for your healthy cardiovascular system, and magnesium helps lower high blood pressure. Studies also have shown that spinach helps maintain your vigorous brain function, memory and mental clarity.

 

Why Strawberries? 

Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidant-promoting vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber, iodine and folate. Plus, strawberries are a good source of copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus,magnesium, vitamin B6 and omega-3 fatty acids. They boost immunity, decrease wrinkles (heck, yea!!), fight bad cholesterol and lowers blood pressure.

I mentioned in the video my love for blueberries, turmeric and cayenne. Some people like switching out the almond milk for coconut water for increased hydration. If you have a yummy, green, low sugar, high antioxidant smoothie recipe– please share it with us in the comment area!

 

Remember, sharing is caring.

Comment. Like. Share.

It’s very simple. I just want you to feel your best. I’m proud to be your personal cheerleader. TOE TOUCH!

 

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Because I so passionate about women loving themselves and struggled for years with poor body image myself, I am proud to support The Elisa Project.  Please join us March 3rd for their annual life lessons fundraiser.  Get tickets HERE. 

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The Elisa Project (TEP) serves women, men, adolescents and children of all ages — we even have services for dependents’ of clients and their caregivers.  Our clients include people living with symptoms of unhealthy relationships with food including: disordered eating, obesity, eating disorders, and more.

TEP serves more than 30,000 individuals annually.  Currently, about half of our clients live in the North Texas area, one-fourth in Texas and one-fourth throughout the nation.  More than 70% of our clients have monthly incomes less than $1,000. For some of our clients, The Elisa Project is their only support.

HORMONE HELL TO HORMONE HEAVEN

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Hello Gorgeous!

I shared this berry smoothie on social media a few days ago and it got people talking so I wanted to make sure you blog sistas got it too. When I was in my early 30’s, I suffered from hormonal cystic acne around my chin. I was left with some scarring, a lighter wallet from wasting money on dermatologists and emotional anguish because my face was part of how I made a living in front of the camera. It took a toll on my self-esteem! This sucked. This had to STOP. I was miserable. I took matters into my own hands and began researching how our hormones are effected from the foods we eat.

Check out my findings in this video>> 

I am religious about my daily serving of blueberries and strawberries! This has been part of my lifestyle for over 5 years now and I rarely get a cystic zit anymore. Hallallujah!

The smoothies recipe is quick and easy:

  • 1 CUP Almond Milk (unsweetened without added sugar)
  • Serving of your favorite vanilla whey or pea protein powder
  • 6 Chopped Medium Strawberries
  • 2 Small Handfuls of Blueberries
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • For additional antioxidants, add spinach and a tablespoon of coconut oil.

 

Today, a month before my 45th birthday, I am treating myself to bio-identical hormone therapy! I am so excited for my first appointment to start the pellet therapy at Etre Belle. Ladies, please do not ignore the signs. I have been living on an emotional roller coaster the past year. (I’m sure being on a stressful reality show didn’t help either LOL!!) My moods are all over the place and it makes me feel crazy. I’m typically a high energy, sharp minded gal and I’ve been so sluggish and foggy brained. Do not wait until you are in full menopause to get your hormones balanced.

HELLO HORMONE HELL!!!

 

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement at Etre Belle
Overcome the effects of aging related to hormone decline. Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular and structural function to the hormones produces in the human body. Different from synthetic hormones, which are created in labs, bio-identical hormones are more easily metabolized and create fewer side effects. Hormones that may be out of balance are estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, DHEA and thyroid hormones. Benefits of hormone replacement include:

  • Relief from hot flashes and night sweats
  • Decreased irritability and mood swings
  • Weight loss and decreased body fat
  • Increased libido
  • Higher energy levels
  • Improved skin elasticity (less wrinkles)
  • Improved memory
  • Better sleep
  • Decreased effects of osteoporosis
  • Enhanced quality of life

Testing and analysis for hormone replacement treatments are done to determine specific, individual needs and include:
Complete Thyroid Panel, Complete Blood Count, Testosterone Total and Free, Estrogens, and Progesterone along with Metabolic Function, Lipid (cholesterol) Levels, Markers for Inflammation and Disease Screening for Diabetes.

I am excited to log my experience and results! We should all be living a vibrant and energetic life. Nowadays, many women start perimenopause in their 30’s so please pay attention to your body.

We can turn hormone hell into hormone heaven!

Love, Tiff

 

LOVE Your Mother On Mother’s Day! By My Sister Natalie Bolton

She.
She is.
She is beautiful.
She is life.

This is a “skincare” blog, yes. But my work would be insignificant if I didn’t address the things that matter to me most. And those things are Spirit, Health, Family, Character, and Love. By cultivating and nurturing these things in others, external vibrant beauty for my clients is the easy part.
So this “beauty” blog today is dedicated to women.

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Mothers.
Goddess Warriors.
Protectors.
Visionaries.
Lovers.
And the Doers.

Mother’s Day is approaching this weekend and we all have different feelings and different experiences and reactions when we think of this day.
For some it causes pain. For others it brings forth gratitude. And for many it brings about anger and a sense of feeling motherless.

But we are in this together. We are all connected.

Let us celebrate the women who have poured into us strength of character, wisdom, and love. Personally, if it weren’t for my mother I don’t know how actually broken I would be.
If you are a woman, you are a mother. You may not have children walking around, playing, or asking you for advice, but you are a creator. We are all creators. Cherish and keep on incubating your dreams, visions, and beauty only you can give us. We need you.

If you can no longer call your mom to just say, “Hey” take a bit of comfort in knowing that woven into your beauty are fibers of her greatness. She is in you and she is with you.
To all the prayin’ mommas out there, “Thank You!” Today we celebrate your greatness. We delight in your power and strength. And all the beauty you pour into the world we want you to know that it flows from your heart and glistens through your skin. You are exquisite and you are Divine.”

The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.

“Cheers, pretty mommas!”

And as always, if you have any questions regarding skincare or would like to book an appointment you can email me at: natalie@beautyboutiquela.comor call (818) 506-6400.

 

With all my gratitude,

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Natalie Bolton, L.E.

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.

Laser It This Winter

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Hello December!

Hope you all survived Thanksgiving and enjoyed some downtime with friends and family. I sure did! I’m excited for December and making the final 31 days of 2015 amazing.

With the craziness of the holidays, I encourage you to do something for you. Remember- this is never in the tone of selfishness. Women get so caught up in doing for others at this time of year that they neglect themselves.

One thing I love to do during Winter is treat myself to an IPL- Intense Pulsed Light Facial. It’s the perfect time to do it because we’re indoors and out of the sunshine. An IPL gets rid of the hyper pigmentation and sunspots that creeped in during the Summer months. There’s minimal downtime and virtually pain free. The décolletage is also a great area to treat with an IPL.

Get ready for 2016 with a beautiful complexion! As usual, I love sharing my research with you. Here’s some basic info on lasers: 

 

Using Lasers to Treat Skin Conditions

Laser procedures can be used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. Some of them are more precise, targeting specific blemishes, sun spots, or birthmarks. Others are meant to give a more generalized treatment and revitalize the surface of the skin in the treated area. That’s typically called laser skin resurfacing or a laser peel.

When You Should Seek Out Laser Treatments

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to have a laser treatment, you need to really take a close look at your skin issues. Remember that laser treatments are relatively easy, and the risks are low. It’s not like having surgery. However, if you have minor skin problems that could possibly be controlled by creams or lotions, you might be better off to go that route.

Also, keep in mind that lasers treat a variety of skin problems, including scarring, wrinkles, and sun damage. So, you shouldn’t rule them out just because you have a specific type of skin problem that you think doesn’t apply. Chances are good that there is a laser treatment out there for you, regardless of the type of damage you are trying to reverse.

How Laser Treatment Impacts Your Skin

There are actually two ways that cosmetic lasers impact your skin. One is that the laser machine could focus on a specific spot and heat it to get rid of it. Those spots could be unwanted hairs, acne scars, or other imperfections. The other is that the machine could simply be uses do heat up the skin in a certain area without targeting a specific spot. That type of treatment is designed to get the body to produce healthy proteins and other substances to revitalize the skin. One of those important substances is collagen.

Reasons to Choose Lasers Over Other Skin Procedures

There are a couple of reasons to choose lasers over other skin procedures. One reason is that there is usually minimal discomfort when you’re having laser therapy. The technician should numb the treated area before the procedure begins. Other procedures might be a bit more uncomfortable. Another reason is that both the process itself and the recovery time should be faster than many other procedures, such as facelift surgery. It’s also important to keep in mind that certain laser treatments are better for treating specific spots on the skin. Other types of skin procedures tend to target large sections of skin, instead.

Laser Recovery Time is Limited

Laser recovery time is usually quite limited. It might take as little as a few hours to get back to your daily life after laser treatment. It certainly shouldn’t take more than a day or two. However, there may be aftercare instructions to follow, such as applying medicated cream to the treated area or not picking at any temporary scabs that may form. Instructions will vary a bit, depending on the exact treatment you have.

Lasers May Not Always be the Perfect Choice

Although lasers can be used to treat many different types of skin problems, they aren’t always the perfect choice for everyone. Other factors, such as how oily your skin is or what color it is, may mean that you should try a different procedure instead. So, always discuss your options with an expert before having any procedure performed.

 

Also, it’s important that the medspa where you book your IPL procedure knows your skin history and skin type. For example, I am part Asian and my skin hyper pigments easily. The setting on the laser machine needs to be set accordingly.

Be BeaYOUtiful,

Tiff

 

P.S. Keep on the lookout for our holiday giveaways!

 

NEW YEAR’S DETOX: Inside & Out

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Happy 2015 Gorgeous,

I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the new year with family and friends. Have you been indulging? I sure have and don’t feel guilty about it at all, no mam! But,  I am excited to get focused and back on the regular routine. A light cleanse and detox always does the trick for me. I’ve already shared how to get your mind & spirit ready for the new year so the perfect topic for the very 1st blog post of 2015 is preparing your body for looking and feeling it’s strongest. 

First, get back in the habit of drinking your lemon water every morning upon rising!

Second, eat a nutrient rich, fat flushing veggie soup for about 7 days. I love this recipe (and so does my hubby) and have been eating it for the past few days. It’s so tasty you don’t think of it as a detox soup! With the rain and chill here in DFW, this detox soup has been ideal.

  • 3 peeled & sliced carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery, sliced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 small white or yellow onion, diced
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • all spice to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans drained black beans (optional for added protein)
  • 2- 32 oz cartons veggie broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups baby spinach

Add everything -except the spinach- in a large pot or crock pot. Cook covered on low for about 4 hours. Just before serving, add in spinach and stir for about 3-5 minutes until wilted.

I keep the rest of my diet clean with egg whites or a protein shake for breakfast, the soup for lunch and a big salad for dinner. Snack on fruit and nuts throughout the day. Drink tons of water!

This recipe is from the book, Hungry for Change. This soup is packed with superfoods, antioxidants and fiber which flush toxins and fat from the body. It’s a healthy, safe and effective way to kickstart healthy eating changes for the new year! 

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Third, the indulging also effects our skin so I love a soothing detox bath. This stimulates the lymphatic system, cleans pores and softens skin. Make sure to drink plenty of water prior to and after the bath!

*If you have an oversized spa tub, double the ingredients.

  • 1/3 Cup of Sea Salt
  • 1/3 Cup of Epsom Salt
  • 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger

Have a tall glass of water ready to drink in the bathroom. Set the bath water temp a bit hotter than normal, but make sure it’s still comfortable. Stay in this mixture for at least 15 minute making sure to submerge your entire body up to your neck. I take little breaks and sit up every few minutes. DO NOT LET YOURSELF OVERHEAT! The ginger really gets your circulation and sweat glands going.

If you are in a tub with a shower head, as you drain the water, stand up slowly and rinse off with lukewarm water. This washes away any residual salts and toxins sitting on the skin.

Dry off well and hydrate with a moisture rich lotion.

Drink that tall glass of water! Try to plan this in the evening when you do not have to be anywhere. Relax and enjoy!

 

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Fourth, now that your pores are open, sit back and relax with a detoxing mineral masque. Because of the additional sugar, sleeping with my makeup on too many nights (I know, I know… bad girl!) I’ve had some light breakouts so I get things back in order with Hard Night Good Morning’s Detox Mineral Masque.   It oxygenates your skin so you can feel and look rejuvenated. Perfect for all the late night’s and too many glasses of wine! Just sayin’! 

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This is your year to live a bit bigger & bolder than you ever have.

I’m ready. Are you?

LET’S GO!

Love, Tiff