JUST BE.

Here’s your Sunday Eve Affirmations Sista’s!

We all wear so many hats throughout the week that it’s easy to forget who YOU are.  The real you, stripped down, authentic and pure!  This week, let’s take some time to remove the hats and spend some quality time just BEING YOU.   Do you even remember what she looks like because you are so busy being Mom, Wife, Daughter, Girlfriend, Boss, Caretaker, Coworker, Sister, Volunteer Worker, etc?  Don’t get me wrong being all those things is a wonderful blessing, but taking time every week to just “BE” will allow you to be more present, happy and fulfilled when you are wearing all those additional hats.  When do you feel the most like yourself?  Sometimes I feel most like my authentic Tiff when I have no makeup on, hair in a ponytail, early in the morning while sitting quietly in thought and prayer with a cup of coffee.  I love moments like that and cherish them!  My hope is that you find beautiful moments like that during the week too.

THIS WEEK, I WILL….

  1. Live with a prosperity mindset.
  2. Add ‘super greens’ to my protein shakes.
  3. Think before I speak.
  4. See everyone that crosses my path as a Child of God.
  5. Wear a pretty bra.
  6. Believe that anything is possible.
  7. Allow myself a ‘cheat day’ and not feel guilty about it.
  8. Stop making excuses for skipping workouts.
  9. Make peace with my cellulite- everybody has a bit of it!
  10. Take myself on a playdate.
  11. JUST BE.

What are the top 3 that stand out to you the most? Comment and let us know!

{Go confidently into the week}

Love, Tiff

End of Summer Pampering + Your Sunday Eve Affirmations

Hello Gorgeous!

Who is excited to celebrate the official end of summer this holiday weekend?  Perhaps many of you are sad to see summer go. I have mixed feelings because I love the long days of sunshine, but this heat has got to go already. It has been fun to read all the comments by you mom’s on Facebook about the kids going back to school and getting more time to yourselves.  This is the PERFECT time to focus on YOU and start sprucing up your skin, hair, nails, energy level and wardrobe for Fall.  Sounds like a hefty job, but YOU ARE WORTH IT!  If you have spent too much time in the sun + chlorine, nibbling on your kids packaged snacks, exercising less and enjoying that extra summer cocktail on a regular basis– then there are a few simple tweaks we can do to get back on track!

BOOK A FACIAL:  Because we sweat more in the summer, you may notice more breakouts and blackheads.  It is great to have a professional esthetician perform any extractions, deep clean and hydrate your sun-parched skin. Plus, even if you are diligent with your sunscreen you probably picked up a few new sunspots and hyperpigmentation which can be helped with a light glycolic peel, microdermabrasion or my fave, the Hydrafacial.  You know I adore at-home facials, but I also firmly believe in treating yourself as often as you can to a professional facial. (I have to give a shout out to my amazing esthetician, Trisha Gilbert at Motykie MedSpa.  She gave me an off-the-charts end of summer Hydrafacial last week.  If you are in the greater Los Angeles area, book an appt today)

HAIR HYDRATION:  Does your hair feel like the scarecrow from Wizard of Oz?  Then it’s time to do a DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT.  There are several great ones on the market, but I love KERESTASE MASQUINTENSE FOR THICK HAIR the most. They also have a formula for fine hair.

EXFOLIATE + HYDRATE SKIN: There are a few different ways to exfoliate the skin which are super effective.  I just started DRY BRUSHING a few months ago and love the difference it has made in my skin. There are many important health benefits to it other than just getting the dead skin off. Dry brushing also helps stimulate the lymphatic system. You do this before you get in the shower.  Scrubs are also a great way to exfoliate and the essential oils leave your skin hydrated and feeling so soft.  There are many fantastic products from Neutrogena, Philosophy, Archipelago and even Trader Joe’s makes a great scrub!  If your skin is extremely dry, I recommend slathering on coconut oil or olive oil after showering. Use sparingly so you don’t feel like a piece of chicken ready for the frying pan!

MANI/PEDI PLUS PARAFFIN:  Remember a woman’s hands can show aging before her face, so it’s vital that we take care of them.  Treat yourself to a mani/pedi with the works (paraffin wax, hot stone, extra massage and callous remover) to get your hands and feet feeling like they belong to a lady and less like a mechanic!

DETOX/ CLEANSE:  With the fun BBQ’s, picnics and vacations, we tend to eat more snacks and drink more alcoholic beverages during the summer.  This really takes a toll on our energy, our waistline and our metabolism.  I don’t go overboard because detoxing can become stressful.  Instead we need to look at it as a form of self- love and nurturing our body and organs and not as a “diet”.  A few simple things we can alter is the obvious: Lay off the alcohol, additional sugary drinks + snacks, any processed/ packaged foods, excess dairy, wheat, meat.  Implement juicing into your daily routine.  It does wonders for your organs and energy levels.  Eat more fresh raw foods.  You should be drinking a protein shake daily, but if not- I highly recommend starting the day with one filled with super greens, antioxidant supplements and either blueberries or strawberries. (REMINDER: If you have specific health issues like heart or thyroid problems or diabetes– you must consult your physician before trying any diet or cleanse)

WARDROBE DETOX:  Plan an afternoon to go through your wardrobe and determine what needs to stay, what needs to go and what needs to be moved to another closet.  I did this last week and it felt awesome!  I was able to see what items I needed to get for Fall and what I what I needed to give away.  Then I hit a few of my fave stores and strategically purchased what I needed. This really saves time + money.  Here’s my webisode on the topic in case you missed it: 

Your Sunday Eve Affirmations.

THIS WEEK I WILL…..

  1. Pamper myself.
  2. Follow my bliss.
  3. Smile more.
  4. Love + Laugh harder.
  5. Try a new workout class.
  6. Embrace my own unique kind of beauty.
  7. Celebrate my life instead of complain about it.
  8. Rock a killer boot.
  9. Read a spiritually rich book.
  10. Count my blessings every single day.
  11. Put my shoulders back, walk tall + shine my light!

Do you have a great end-of-summer beauty tip that you swear by? Comment + Share!

Wishing you all a fun and safe Labor Day and a Spectacular September ahead!

The new Fall webisodes will be up soon. Stay Tuned!

{Please invite your friends to join the Style Sisterhood and give them the tools they need to feel confident and beautiful}

High Five + A Hip Bump,

Tiff

ANNOUNCING THE SOS BEACH BAG GIVEAWAY!

Are you as excited as I am that summer has arrived?  To kick it off,  we’re creating a monstrous SOS BEACH BAG to give to one fabulous SOS fashionista!

WHAT’S INSIDE THE BAG?

  • A bottle of my sister’s exclusive essential oil based parfume called CORPUS DEI.  Her very own creation!   During the summer it’s great to wear an oil instead of a heavy alcohol cologne/parfume because our body temp’s are constantly changing going from the heat of the outdoors to the A/C indoors.  Don’t you notice your parfume turns funny on your skin in the summer?  Try an essential oil instead!
  • Several products from SALERM COSMETICS including an awesome SPF 20 body spray, UV hair protector and fun summer nail polish colors!

  • PLUS, the Super Greens & Maca Powder that I’ve been raving about, Voluminous Waterproof Mascara, a great summer read and MUCH MORE!
  • We’ve added a great fun, summer read by http://www.deborahcloyed.com called “The Summer We Came To Life” recommended by my sis.

TO ENTER: 

You have a bit of homework, but it’s just 4 simple tasks! 

  1.  Click like on the SOS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle
  2.  Subscribe to the SOS blogsite http://sanctuaryofstyle.net
  3.  Click like to the Salerm facebook  page https://www.facebook.com/Salerm.Cosmetics.International
  4.  Once you’ve completed the first 3 tasks, post a comment on the SOS facebook  page  saying “I WANT THE SOS SUMMER BEACH BAG” 
One winner will be chosen and announced before the 4th of July!
 
Pass along to your fashionista friends and hope you have a rockin’ summer you little beach bunny:-)
Sharing the love + style, Tiff