GREAT HAIR GIVEAWAY

 

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A woman’s hair is her ‘crowning glory’ and for a Leo like me…… it’s well, everything! It’s our mane! As you know, I love hair. Big hair. Rocker hair. Keith Urban-esque hair. Highlighted hair. Curled hair. Bombshell sexy hair. 70’s Cher straight hair. So, it’s important to keep my hair as healthy as possible with all that styling happening on a daily basis. Thanks to my girlfriend and PR beauty Ali Volk, I was introduced to the amazing gilrbosses of Dear Clark, Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark.  Their superstar colorist Bria Haworth has been doing my balayage highlights and Holly does my cut. Stepping into the salon is such like getting a great big hug. The energy is fun, supportive, loving and creative. My kind of spot for getting beautified!  I always walk out with bouncin’ and behavin’ hair. For at home care, I use their hair care and body care products. They have truly revamped my hair and I get compliments on my mane daily. Thanks girls! Their products are now available at Target.com 

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Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark, uniquely talented stylists, had an idea bigger than Texas – invent a range of super effective, natural based, locally sourced hair care products to bring stressed hair back to life.

From their Uptown-based Dallas salon comes Dear Clark, Hair Care – made in Texas with natural active ingredients from the deep heart of the Lone Star State and with a signature scent crafted from pure and powerful essential oils.

For the second week of my birthday month, we are giving you 4 of the top Dear Clark products: Resurrecting Wash & Rinse, Volumizing Tonic & Revitalizing Body Lotion. ($96. Value) dear-clark-resurrecting-wash-product-shot-510x510

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Did you catch my latest video highlighting a few of the Dear Clark products?

 

GIVEAWAY ENTRY DETAILS:

  1. Share this blog post on your Social Media account (Twitter or Facebook)
  2. “LIKE” the DEAR CLARK Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DearClark
  3. Post a comment on their FB page saying, “I want great hair!!” 

GIVEAWAYS RUNS Aug 8th – 14th, 2016

WINNER ANNOUNCED Sunday 14th.

Good Luck and look for a new giveaway each week through August! It’s my way of giving thanks for ALL of your support this year.

Love & Ladyballs,

Tiff

 

5 Fall Styles You Can Wear NOW!

Happy Last Weekend of August,

We are all so ready to put away the flip flops, maxi sundresses and shorts, but Mother Nature is not cooperating here in the South. All of the September mags are taunting us with rich colors, suedes and faux fur, but I’m sweating just thinking about putting on a shearling coat right now! The temps are still fluctuating in the 90’s here in Texas, but we can begin to incorporate a few of the hottest Fall styles into our wardrobe while still keeping comfy and cool.

Here is what I’m pulling out of my closet NOW:

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1) FRINGE HANDBAG:

Can I just tell you how happy I am that fringe is still holding strong? I’ve been wearing a fringe bag all of 2015 so if you haven’t tried the trend yet- this Fall is the time to do it! As the temps drop, rock a fringe jacket, but not at the same time as the bag. TIFF’S TIP: One fringe item at a time please! You don’t want to look like a bad country singer.

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2) 70’s SKIRT:

I’ve always loved the snap up 70’s skirt and had one years ago. Dang it, I wish I still had that skirt!  From a denim midi skirt to a suede mini, this is the IT skirt for Fall 2015. TIFF’S TIP: Add a modern blouse or blazer (instead of doing head-to-toe 70’s) to keep from looking like you just walked out of a thrift store. 

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3) AMPLIFIED WHITE BLOUSE: 

The white blouse is a wardrobe staple and I better find a great one if each of your closets! Ya hear. But, this Fall it’s all about the romantic girlie vibe when it comes to any type of blouse especially a white blouse. Try one with ruffles, statement sleeves, embroidery or oversized collars. I love this frilly one from Zara! TIFF’S TIP: Go for more modern frill instead of oversized ruffles to keep from looking like Capt Jack Sparrow. 

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4) SUEDE BOOTIE:

You know I am obsessed with booties! I am also obsessed with suede so I am stoked for it to explode this Fall on everything from boots, booties, handbags, skirts and jackets. To keep your legs cool while it’s still warm out, grab a fab pair of suede booties then switch to knee high or over-the-knee when it gets cold.  TIFF’S TIP: Don’t forget to spray your new suede items with a suede protector. I have forgotten this in the past and ruined some amazing suede shoes! BooHoo. 

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5) FLARES:

This is my absolute favorite pant this year. Flared jeans and slacks lengthen the leg and allow your calves to breathe. My favorites are by J. Brand because the denim holds you in like spanx and are so flattering. (I get compliments every single time I wear mine!) TIFF’S TIP: I cannot stress enough the importance of the length when you wear flares. If they are too short..well, JUST DON’T DO IT! This cheapens the look and will actually shorten your legs. 

Remember to shop your closet before making unnecessary purchases. Which of the 5 will you start wearing NOW?

I’ll be back with a longer list of my Fall favorites via video! I’ve been doing my “research” and have comprised a great list.

Blessings for a Spectacular September!

Take some time to set your intentions for the month and take it a step further and visualize how you want the remainder of 2015 to play out. Staying stylish is important to feel confident and put your best image out into the world, but you MUST start with your spirit first. Our outer world reflects our inner world! 

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS, SISTA!

Love, Tiff

#FF WEBISODE: 7 Summer Drugstore Steals

Happy Friday Gorgeous!

Believe it or not, I actually have to go back to my own webisodes and tips to remember some of the products I like. That is exactly what happened today!  It has been 100 degrees every day this week and my beauty regimen needs some help. I watched my webisode from last summer and then took a quick trip to Target. Thought you ladies may need a refresher as well:

Product List: 

  • Palmer’s Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner, $1.47 Target
  • Treseme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, $4.99 Walgreens
  • Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil Spray, $6.29 CVS
  • Tree Hut Olive & Shea Hawaiian Kukui Sugar Scrub, $7.99 Target
  • Dry Brush with long back handle, $4.49 Target
  • Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Tan Moisturizer, $11.99 Target
  • Banana Boat Sport SPF Sunscreen, $6.94 Wal Mart
  • Sonia Kashuk Yellow Alluriana Fragrance, $19.99 Target

Please remember to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate some more during the hot months. With that vacay or two and extra time off during summer, please remember that coffee, tea and alcohol dehydrate us even more. For every cup of coffee, drink two cups of water. Before and after that rita by the pool, order a bottle of water.

Happy Weekend!

Love, Tiff

SUMMER SKIN & HAIR SOS: Healthy Hippie Chick

Happy Friday Sassy Sistas!

I hope your June calendar has been filled with fruity sips by the pool, long lazy naps and memory making moments with those nearest and dearest. After a whirlwind Spring, we kicked off June with my family’s annual glamping trip to West Texas. My dad has been going there since he was a kid, then took us as kids so it’s even more special to be able to share that vacay with my parents now that we live in the Great State. We have minimal cell service and absolutely no wifi so our time is filled with grilling, watching the hummingbirds and catching up on great convo by the river and perhaps- saying nothing at all. Don’t you love being able to just “be” with those you love? My batteries are officially recharged! I didn’t’ even pack makeup. Yes, I’m serious! Ok, you know I don’t’ go anywhere without lipgloss.

With the Summer chillaxing also comes the bad tan lines from falling asleep on your stomach by the pool and chlorine dry hair that resembles a scarecrow. Our skin and hair needs constant attention during the Summer months even though we rather be on the low maintenance side. If you’ve followed SOS for a while, you know I become quite the hippie during June, July & August. We can still unleash our hippie chick and keep ourselves looking and feeling healthy. We don’t want to go into damage control at the end of August with horrible hyper pigmentation and split ends.

Here are the latest products I’m in love with and seeing amazing results: 

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SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Serum

You all know I’m a serum junkie and forever on the search for the most effective one. I heard about SkinCeuticals years ago, but never got around to purchasing and trying it. HOLY MOLY!!! What took me so long. It’s the mother load of all serums and packed with antioxidants. Phloretin CF shields skin from damaging free radicals as it restores a more radiant, even complexion. I started using it at the end of May and can already see a dramatic difference in my skin.

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BioSil – Advance Collagen Generator

In combination to the SkinCeuticals, I started taking the supplement BioSil primarily to thicken my hair line after my sister recommended it. I didn’t realize in addition to thicker hair, it would plump up my skin. Proof that beauty, rejuvenation and health always starts on the inside. You can purchase it at Whole Foods.

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alba BOTANICA good & clean toxin release scrub 

We sweat more and our pores are overactive and creating more oil during warm weather. You know what that means? The dreaded blackheads take over! Yuck! For years I used the Swiss Ives Apricot Scrub and still trust that it is one of the all time best scrubs. This good & clean scrub by caught my eye recently in Target and the term “toxin release” peaked my interest. (The power of great marketing!!) This Spring I’ve been wearing more full face makeup than normal and spray tanning again so my pores have gotten super clogged. Combine that with the Texas sweat and my face needs a good scrub down exfoliation on a regular basis. Once a month doesn’t cut it!  Not only does this scrub provide great “scrubbing” action with the ground walnut, but the ten AHA-rich botanicals detoxes the skin to reveal refreshed radiant skin. I LOVE IT!

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L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

If you are spending hours in the pool or salty beach water, do yourself a favor and run to Target and get this hair balm today! It’s just amazing. There’s not much else I can say. It works. My hair feels silky, strong and shiny. Just go get it. It’s the best $5.99 you’ll ever spend.

Have you found a fantastic Summer skin or hair remedy?

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I will be back regularly again with my latest beauty & style tips as well as sharing some spiritual beauty tips.. which are always the most important.

I’ve missed you sistas!

Love, Tiff

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: My All Time Favorite Summer Must Haves (Video)

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Tribal Tassel bag from Target

From the beach, pool party, BBQ or vacay, you will be set for Summer with these 25 items! Although the video is a repeat , the items are all still super hot and here’s a list of more current styles I’m loving: 

  1. Panama Hat from  J. CREW
  2. Bendable Floppy Hat by SAN DIEGO HAT CO
  3. Lightweight Scarf. Love this one at NORDSTROM
  4. Dangle Earrings. Great selection at TARGET
  5. Chunky Colorful Beaded Necklace. Great selection at TARGET
  6. Bangles. TORY BURCH has great styles.
  7. Crochet Pieces like this beautiful DVF dress.
  8. Flowy Tanks. Love this tribal print tank from NORDSTROM. 
  9. Denim Chambray Shirt. This one by J. CREW is perfection.
  10. Maxi Skirt. ANTHROPOLOGIE has beautiful styles.
  11. Nautical Striped Tube or Tank from H&M
  12. Caftan or Tunic Swimsuit Cover Up. Great styles at NORDSTROM.
  13. Solid Color Swimsuit like this one from J. CREW
  14. Romper. Cute style from MICHAEL KORS
  15. Maxi Sundress. Lots of cute ones at FOREVER 21
  16. Bold Floral Prints. Super cute dress by ASOS 
  17. Capri Cargo Pant. Great style at MACY’S 
  18. White Jeans. Love mine from H&M
  19. Flowy Linen Pant. Chic Palazzo styles at ZARA
  20. Wristlet. Love the little Gucci styles at NEIMAN MARCUS
  21. Tribal Print Bag. Love the backpack styles at TARGET 
  22. Brown Leather Belt. Great election at NORDSTROM
  23. Nude Patent Wedge. These by JIMMY CHOO are gorgeous & timeless.
  24. High Heel Flip Flops. ALDO has the best selection.
  25. Sunglasses. Love my new aviators from DVF.

What’s YOUR favorite Summer must have?

Also, wishing all you SOS Mom’s a beautifully blessed Mother’s Day weekend!

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L’OREAL LOVE: Spring Skin Spruce Up

Happy Fab Friday, Gorgeous!

With the change of seasons and new fashion trends, I am always inspired to try new makeup and skincare products as well. I’ve been using Revlon Photoready Foundation and Makeup For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation for the past few years and they are both still fabulous, but being the researcher I am I decided to try the  L’Oreal foundations. This drugstore diva went on the hunt!

I have been hearing so much about the Armani foundations, but ummmm…with the price tag over $60 I decided to find the drugstore equivalent. You can buy a concealer, powder,  foundation, blush and mascara at Target for the same amount. I found out that the L’Oreal Group owns Giorgio Armani Beauty and that means there may be some cross-over formulations. I was right! I tested the Armani foundation at Sephora  and the coverage and texture is almost identical to the L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Skin Perfecting Foundation. Who else loves the $10.99 price tag at Target?

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Because I deal with puffy under eyes and dark circles, I am always trying new concealers hoping to find one that totally deals with this problem area. I am yelling HALLELUJAH from the mountain top for the L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Concealer. The “blur” effect is real, sista! It’s super blendable so you’ll never have the raccoon look plus the “lift” property gives your under eye a more youthful look. Completely in love with this concealer! The L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation rocks, too.

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Here’s more love for L’Oreal… my new favorite foundation is the True Match LUMI Healthy Luminous Foundation! It takes 5-10 years off the look of your skin. Yes, I’m serious. It’s made of 40% pure water for all day hydration and filled with Antioxidants, Vitamins C & E for even skin tone and texture. The “Liquid Light” Technology gives you an instant, luminous glow! HOLLA! I love that it has SPF in it for extra protection as well.

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 Have you tried any of these L’Oreal products?

Give us your 2-cents and make sure to share this blog with your sistas!

Spring is around the corner so make sure to spruce up your makeup bag and chunk any old products. It’s the perfect time to try some new things.

Love, Tiff

 

Brrrrr In Style

I’m freezing and my teeth are chattering so I’m making this quick! It’s time to crank the heater, jump into my cute leggings, uggs & sweatshirt. It got below freezing this morning in Dallas and of course, I had to traipse around downtown in it on the way to a photoshoot. I wasn’t ready for it. There’s still a little bit of LA in me, I guess. My beanies, berets, faux fur scarves and gloves still need to be dusted off from the top of my closet.

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I layered up. My trusty American Apparel V-neck Tee under a flannel plaid shirt gave me instant comfort and warmth factor.  Just because we’re getting hit hard with the low temps doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice style.  

Here are a few things I can’t live without in winter: 

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PLAID FLANNEL SHIRT

You may be thinking frumpy lumberjack, but there are so many cute flannel shirts at Target that are tapered to show your figure. I love these because you can layer them and throw them over a T-shirt. Because they button up, it’s easy to take it off once you’re in the warm indoors. Pair with skinny jeans, cute boots and a scarf and you have a great casual winter go-to outfit.

 

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LONG PUFFER COAT

This is a savior and is always in style. I’ve had a long puffy coat like this for nearly 10 years and it’s saved me when I’ve had to take trips to colder climates like NYC or Aspen. Your bootie and legs are covered, plus they usually come with a belt or are tapered at the waist so you don’ look like the michelin man.   

 

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FLOPPY FEDORA

I don’t care what you are wearing, if you add a floppy fedora – you look instantly glam. With the crazy winds & freezing rain during winter, a great hat will keep your hair in place as well as keep your head warm.

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TOUCHSCREEN COMPATIBLE GLOVES 

Since we lives on our phones, it’s a pain to keep taking our gloves off and on to return texts. I love these rouched microfleece gloves from Target (on sale right now for only $6. 40) with special touchscreen thumb and index fingertips. Of course, when you are getting dressed up- opt for a beautiful pair of leather gloves instead.

 

There are several other winter items I can’t live without, but these things were fresh on my mind today.. the first true wintery day. All of these items are timeless so invest in the good stuff. 

Stay warm. Stay stylish sistas! I’m off for a big bowl of hot soup.

Hey, what is the one item you would die without during winter? Comment and let us know. 

Love, Tiff