Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sweet Sephora Deals!

Sephora has a whole plethora of delicious beauty goodies - all under $10!! My interest is particularly piqued by a limited edition Stila "Good to Glow" duo (pictured) - a brightener and bronzer that is valued at $64 for only $10.
There are lots of fun items that are at a special value or a limited edition. Go ahead, treat yourself. You know you deserve it. :)
Check out the list here.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tarte Cosmetics Friends and Family Sale

Have a case of the Mondays? Remedy that with 40% off yummy Tarte cosmetics. Here is your code to use: FFDEC. This code is good December 7 -13. Enjoy!!

Click here to shop.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pore issues? Try this primer.

I am currently obsessed with this amazing primer. While Smashbox and Bare Escentuals are of a gel-like consistency, Urban Decay's version specifically targets visible pore concerns and is a thicker, more lotion-like consistency. Maybe it's because my skin is getting drier (thanks, winter weather), but I love the way this stuff makes my skin feel - not to mention the flawless appearance of my no-longer-visible pores.

FYI, there is another UD primer formula for brightening that did not impress me. I did try it in sample form, and there wasn't a lot in the sample, but the pore perfecting formula blew it out of the water for me.

Check it out here.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Blog!

Hey friends! I wanted to let you know that I started a new blog specifically for food/drink related goodies. Don't worry, I will still be posting here...I just wanted to keep my beauty and food separate. :) If you'd like to check it out and follow it (pretty please), follow this link. Hope you enjoy!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Perfekt Eyes

I recently tried a sample of Perfekt Eye Perfection Gel in Bright and I have to say, this product quickly earned a permanent spot in my makeup bag.

I will be honest in saying that dark circles under my eyes are not one of my beauty woes, but when I patted this light-as-air mousse-like formula under my eyes, my skin tone looked perfectly even and bright. Not to mention how soft and smooth it made the skin under my eyes feel. It's amazing how much your entire face is brightened when the area around your eyes is taken care of. A few minutes after application, this product has a nice cooling sensation as well (which I am a huge fan of). This product can be used as an eyeshadow primer as well.

Check it out here.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Me = Living Proof that this stuff WORKS!

Previously, I posted on the most effective frizz reducer I've ever used here...and as if that wasn't enough to make me one happy consumer, Living Proof has gone and introduced Shampoo and Conditioner.

A moment of honesty: I was a teeeeeeeny tiny bit skeptical that this would not weigh my hair down and/or make my hair look greasy when I tried this. To my great pleasure (and surprise), these products did the exact opposite. What I've really recognized about the Living Proof line is that the products genuinely just take away that nasty frizz and leave you with gorgeously soft, shiny, and smooth hair!

I am totally sold and so happy with this line...if you have frizz issues I would absolutely recommend trying any of their products. Check them out here.

Here's to great hair days.....................XOXO, Tiff.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hello, Holidays!

WOW, is it seriously that time of year? Does anyone else think this year completely flew by? If you are wracking your pretty little brain for fun gift ideas AND trying to adhere to a budget, check out Sephora sale. This has always been quite under the radar to me, as Sephora does not seem to have an overt way to get to the sale items. I always just search for "sale" and voila! I am whisked away to a land of affordable prettiness - pure magic.

One magical item is this "Decade of Glamour" set by Too Faced. Completely packed with everything you need to create multiple looks of gorgeousness, it will set you back only a measly $19.50 (a $195 value!!). The packaging is super cute as well, and it contains some past favorites of the brand that are no longer available.

Look at this and many other sale items here.

Happy shopping...........................................XOXO, Tiff.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hot Shoes.

I was flipping through my newest issue of Lucky when my eyes spied these hot little shoes. As I cringed in anticipation of some crazy price that would file these shoes under "unaffordable," I saw this: $55. WHAT? That is the exact opposite of unaffordable! Upon further research, it turns out that these shoes come in 5 different colors. I think this qualifies as a great find.

Check it out here.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Favorite Lip Butter

Anyone who knows me understands that I am obsessed with "lippies." I mean, OBSESSED. Like I carry around 20 with me at all times in a special lippy pouch obsessed. I just hate it when my lips feel dry, and I like to have options. :)

Of all the lippies I have tried, Korres lip butter is the one I come back to time and time again. While the color is super sheer, and I wouldn't depend on it to be my lip color when going out, it is unbelievable hydrating and softening. I use it every night before going to bed and wake up with perfectly nourished lips. There are so many yummy flavors; my favorites are the more nude colors Jasmine and Guava. At only $9/pop, you can afford to try a few.

Check them out here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Kitten? Color me Smitten.

Kitten is an eye-shadow color from Stila that you should definitely become acquainted with. I've always loved the perfect nude-champagne powder color, but Stila has gone above and beyond with the Kitten Smudge Pot. This super flattering color is now available in creamy perfection - and is an unbelievable multi-tasker:
1. makes a great base for powder shadow - your eye color will not fade through the day/night AT ALL

2. looks purrfectly pretty when used as a highlighter under the brow

3. used alone, provides a beautifully sheer wash of color and is perfect for a natural, casual look

4. a little in the inner corner of your eyes makes them 'POP' and makes you look wide awake

These are just 4 I can think of off the top of my head....but I'm sure there are more ways to wear this product. This one is so universally flattering - it should be in everyone's makeup bag.

Check it out here.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Do You Love Me? I Mean, Really Love Me?

If so, please vote for this blog as one of your favorites in Indy's Favorite Blog contest by following this link and registering with Linking Indiana. You can also follow the link on the main page of my blog! Thanks so much....and I love you too. :)


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eye Do.

I have to tell you how much I adore this little eye anti-puffer by Garnier. This product uses a little metal roller ball to deliver eye gel that promises to de-puff and brighten your eye area. The metal roller is cooling, which feels amazing (especially in the AM, when I enjoy anything that will wake me up a little), and the massage-like action works to break up any fluid that has collected under your eyes during sleep. In addition, it contains caffeine and vitamin B-5 to assist in de-puffing and brightening.

Need another reason to use a roller for your eyes? The skin around our eyes is so delicate, and constant tugging or pulling can aid in creating fine lines. The roller is a gentle way to deliver the product. If you use cream with your fingers, gently pat the cream around your eyes.

Check it out here.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Yes Bare Escentuals, I Have Met Matte.

After being bombarded by (great) marketing touting Bare Escentual's newest innovation, I finally gave in and tried the matte version of their super popular mineral powder foundation.

As it turns out, I'm probably sticking with it. Having combination skin, I have a tendency to be glowy....okay, okay, day's end. No longer is that the case with my beloved Matte. The coverage is great, but sheer, and it doesn't look powdery. The result at the end of the day is even better - somehow, my face still looks fresh. Of course, I'm still giving credit for my skin's ability to look great right now to my new PFL (product for life), the Clarisonic, but this Matte version stands alone in its own right.

Side note: The new packaging is much better and a whole lot less messy than the regular you see in the picture, the Matte features a twist top so you can ensure less product spills, and happier consumers.

Check it out and buy it here.


Are You Aging Yourself?

Take a look at this great little article on how to make sure you are not adding years to your face. Titled "The 10 Beauty Mistakes That Add 10 Years," we could all learn a thing or two from this little jewel from Allure Magazine. Click here to check it out.



Monday, October 5, 2009

Great Coupon Site for Indy

One of Indy's local businesses has put together an amazing list of coupons to other Indy area businesses - it's really quite impressive. ChaCha coupons can be found here. Have fun using these! :)


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shiseido + Cotton Pads = Blogworthy

I know, I know. I'm blogging about glorified cotton pads. COTTON PADS for crying out loud!! But have not tried the cotton pads in question. And yours truly is in sheer disbelief and shock that she has not stumbled across these little miracles sooner.

I can't tell you how many cotton pads I've tried - I always look for and try the "premium" types that promise not to disintegrate on your face....and what happens? They promptly leave little cotton streaks on my face.

But no longer will this sort of thing happen to me, oh no. For a mere $9.50 (I know it's cotton but TRUST ME), you get the softest, most durable little cotton warriors you can find. Since I've been tissue-ing my facial cleanser off, these little darlings help remove every trace of dirt/makeup while keeping my skin so amazingly soft. There is enough to last you a good while in the package, and trust me my little dears, you will not be going back to Target for your cotton pads.

Check these out here.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Current Skincare Obsession Alert

If you've been following my blog (and I know you hang on my every last word), you know that I've been on this ridiculous quest to find the most effective skin care - not to mention figure out what the heck is going on with my skin in the first place.

Apparently, I have been continuing to treat my skin for issues that don't really concern me. With a little help, I was directed to skin care that would address skin texture and even out my skin tone - previously, I assumed that the little bumps on my cheeks were due to acne and that the rough texture on my forehead was just dry skin. And this is why I'm no dermatologist. :)

Through all of this, I was led to Caudalie - and thank goodness. I can't tell you how much I absolutely adore this line. It is pricey, yes, but a little goes a looooooong way with this stuff. I am currently using the Gentle Cleanser (which I have been removing with cotton pads instead of rinsing with water - leaves my skin so unbelievably soft), Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (which helps even skin tone and lighten hyper-pigmentation), and Vinosource Anti-Wrinkle Nourishing Cream (for normal-dry, anti-aging).

The products contain grapevine polyphenols (super duper antioxidants) - and many other skin-nourishing goodies. Did I mention they all smell amazing as well?? And maybe even more importantly - I may have been told multiple times over the past weekend that my skin was "glowy." Tiffany:1, skin issues:0.

Get more info here.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Say Hello to my Little Friend.

Yes, I know that this is nothing new...the Clarisonic skin brush has been around for a good while now. BUT, it is brand new to yours truly...after literal years of coveting this gadget, I finally treated myself last week. Boy am I glad I did.

Immediately after my initial use, I noticed how ridiculously soft my skin felt and how evenly toned it appeared. A few short days later, my skin is officially transformed. While some may experience blemishes at first (this is so deep-cleaning, much like getting a facial, that it will bring those deep blemishes to the surface), it will clear up very quickly and reveal the amazing skin you know you have.

I'm going to share with you the skin care line I'm currently obsessing over in my next post, but believe me, this is a MUST HAVE addition to your skin care regimen. I don't take expensive purchases lightly - but you won't ever be sad about this splurge, I guarantee it.

Check it out here.

Have a Clarisonic already? What's your take?


Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Boutique Sale Site

It's called Beyond the Rack and it is exactly like the others I've linked to...Rue La La, Gilt, etc. To sign up, click here. Typical sales so far: Gucci handbags, Ed Hardy, Betsey Johnson, Fendi, Calvin Klein.

To sign up for other sale sites, visit my previous blog post here.

Happy shopping, friends!


Monday, September 21, 2009

More Happy in Your Life

This brand-spanking new kit from Bare Escentuals contains all-over face color and 3 eye-shadows infused with a natural plant extract that mimics the effect of endorphins, thus creating happy feelings for you!

I love the colors in the kit, not to mention the cute case that comes with the set! This kit also contains BE's new Flawless Definition mascara - which is amazing. Let me clarify: if you want totally natural, yet defined lashes (that remain soft even after you apply the mascara), buy this product.

Check it out here!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

I love this outfit....

........if you see me wearing this for a week straight, please don't judge.

Get every element to this outfit at Nordstrom....and check it out here.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Boots You'll Live In

I found these boots by Naughty Monkey and promptly fell in love. I love the buckle detailing - and they just look so stinking comfy! These would work so well with just about anything: casual dress + leggings/tights + boots = super cute; tee + scarf + skinny dark jeans + boots = super cute; long tee + wide belt + leggings + boots = SUPER CUTE!!!! Are we clear?

Oh - and did I mention that they're $99??? Yeah. That's right.

Get them here.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shea you, Shea me

O......M.....G. Do yourself a favor and go buy this immediately. The Shea Cashmere line at Bath and Body Works is little known about - but for those who do know, there's no going back. Not only does this stuff feel amazing on your skin, the scent is to die for. The description says "soft vanilla," but I'd describe it more as a sophisticated deep caramel-vanilla twist. Regardless - it's perfect for the fall and impending cooler's like wrapping yourself in the coziest, softest cashmere wrap.

Get yours here.

PS - this is also available as hand or foot cream.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Fabulous Fall Reason #11

Big, cozy scarves. I think this is such a beautiful deep magenta - and would look great paired with gray. What a great way to transition into those "not quite cool enough to wear a jacket" fall days/nights. This is a cashmere wrap (so there are multiple ways to wear it) from Nordstrom and retails for $78. This also comes in four other colors.
When you get your scarf, come back to this post to see tons of different ways to wear it.
Check it out here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Keep on Moroccan me, Baby

I have a confession, dear readers. I have totally and completely been holding out on you on this one. I do assure you, however, that it has been of the accidental nature and will not happen again.

Now that I have that out of the way...let's talk about maybe one of the best hair products I've ever used. I have been using this for quite a while now (as in, for about 8 months) and LOVE it. I have very thick, confused (wavy, curly, frizzy) hair - but this oil does the exact opposite of weighing it down as you might think oil would. When I rub a dime-sized amount through my damp hair before blow-drying, I am left with shiny, soft, health-looking hair. I also use it as a finisher to tame "new growth" and enhance shine.

I have never heard a bad thing about this product, no matter what your hair type.

Oh, and you know how I've been using it for 8 months? Still using the same bottle. It lasts FOREVER. And smells great, too.

Check it out here.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Fall Trend - Dark Lips

Red lips - so classic...but can we agree that it takes some extra confidence to wear it and pull it off? I always feel like a street walker when I try the red lippy....but that's just me. :)



Fall is Great Reason #10

Cozy blankets! I think a law exists that says something like "When it gets cold, you must snuggle under a blanket." No? Well get this blanket and snuggle under it anyway - you won't be sorry.

Check it out here - available at Pottery Barn for $79...a complete steal if you ask me.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Purity Made Simple by Philosophy is hands down the most effective facial cleanser I've ever used. Given to me by one of my newest favorite people (thank you, L.L.), I have used it religiously ever since. This cleanser removes every single trace of makeup and dirt in 60 seconds...and makes me doubly happy because I only need to follow it with moisturizer. My skincare routine is more effective and less time-consuming? Color me happy. This may be the first product I'm prepared to make a commitment to.

Check it out here.


Excited for Fall Reason #9

Returning health to that summer-wrought head of hair. While I haven't tried the shampoo and conditioner in this line, I can tell you that the 3-Minute Undo is an amazing little (cheap!!!) product. This hair treatment uses 3 fruit oils (olive, avocado, and shea) to restore health and moisture to dry and damaged hair.
I LOVE the results - not only does this stuff smell and feel fabulous, but my hair is soft, shiny, and bouncy. I am a walking hair commercial. At least in my own little world, and that's all that matters, right?
Find these at your local drug-store or mass retailer.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fall is Fab Reason #8

Hot handbags. I love this one - especially in gray, a color you'll be seeing a lot of in Fall 2009.

Check out this Gustto Bag here.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fall Excitement Reason #7

BOOTS! Gorgeous, trendy, head-turning boots. These would look great with anything. I have nothing more to say - these boots say it all themselves. :)
Check them out here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ready for Fall Reason #6

Fall scents for home! Does anything say "warm and cozy" better than coming home to a yummy, I've-been-baking-pumpkin-pies-all-day type of scent? Bath and Body works always has the best Fall-inspired scents, and I look forward to stocking up every year. This year, you can scent your home with Pumpkin Patch ("the perfect blend of fresh pumpkin, ground cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla cream"), Harvest Berry ("bright red berry, invigorating bergamot and cassis are blended sweetly with light citrus, jasmine and anise to create this exotic fragrance"), Leaves ("autumnal notes of golden nectar, juicy mandarin and red delicious apple are paired with toasted cinnamon stick, mulled cider spices and freshly harvested red berries"), Autumn Apple ("crisp and bright–the sparkling scent of autumn apples with pear blossoms and a hint of applewood"), Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin ("this tantalizing scent blends spicy pumpkin puree with sweet butter and vanilla cream"), Spiced Cider ("a warm, magnetic scent that mulls three varieties of fresh apples spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves"), and Ginger Vanilla ("rich, creamy caramel, fresh nutmeg and delicious gingerbread blend sweetly with candied apple, bright lemon zest and warm vanilla to delight the senses").
With so many delicious choices (as well as , your home is sure to be a place that will provide warmth and comfort throughout Fall - especially when cooler temperatures set in!
Get more info here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy for Fall Reason #5

Fun chain necklaces. This is a huge trend for fall...and can easily add polish to anything. This would look cute with a blazer/jacket, or just with a cute tee.

Check it out here.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Excited for Fall Reason #4

Cute Fall blazers! The blazer pictured to your left comes to us from J.Crew and is a wool flannel - so it will keep you warm on those crisp nights. This also comes in a butterscotch color.
Check it out here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ready for Fall Reason #3

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice....need I say more? The answer should be no, but let me just tell you what this is all about. Taste buds, prepare to be lustful. Freshly steamed and pressed apple juice is paired with cinnamon syrup, and then topped with homemade whipped cream and caramel drizzle. Does anything scream "Fall" more than this?


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Get-Here-Fall Reason #2

I know I've posted this before, but it is my #2 reason for being excited about Fall's arrival. What a hot nail color.

Get it here.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Reason #1 I'm excited for Fall...

I've decided to do some quickie posting on things that make me excited about the arrival of Fall. Hopefully you'll be excited, too, by the time I'm finished with you.

Let's start with this dreamy cozy sweater cardi from Anthropologie...I love that it comes with a belt to provide you with easy, effortless styling. This also comes in black and golden yellow. Pair it with a ruffly blouse or cami for some fun, girly style.

Get it here.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

*Coupon for Villa No-chip Mani Update*

Hello, friends! I have great news - I've had such a great response (and demand) for the previously-blogged-about Villa coupon that I actually called The Villa to see if they would hook me up with a coupon for my readers. As it turns out, I had great timing because they also reported a fantastic response to their new offering and have decided to run the coupon again! This one expires 8/16/2009, so you have a while to book your mani. If you want this coupon, email me at

Just a re-cap - this coupon gets you a brand spanking new non-chip manicure for $32 (the normal price is $65) that will last for 2-3 weeks.

Please - if you get one, give me some feedback! I'd love to hear what you think.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coupons for Indy

Follow this link to snag some great savings around Indy. Have fun!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Must-Have Comfy Tee

The v-neck tee from The Gap that you are seeing to your right has to be one of the comfiest, best fitting tee shirts I've ever encountered at such an amazing price. After you try this shirt, you will promptly purchase one in every color.

It looks great layered, or on its own with a great necklace...and comes in a lovely array of colors. This tee won't shrink - and it is true to size (if you are normally a small, a small will be perfect).

It runs $18.50 and will quickly become one of your favorites.

Get it here.


Monday, July 20, 2009

My Favorite Nail Color for Fall

I spied this brand-spanking new nail color by Nars and found myself even more excited for fall to arrive. Tokaido Express is a gorgeous update on popular dark polish colors.
Personally, I think the gold-infused black amethyst color will look amazing wrapped around my signature fall beverage - Carmel Apple Cider from Starbucks.
Get your nails covered here.
Are the leaves falling yet??.........................XOXO, Tiff.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

And Then I Saw No Frizz...Now I'm a Believer

This product has most definitely earned a permanent spot in my beauty closet. I have tried so so very many de-frizzing products over the years, that I eventually gave up on finding one that actually worked...and turned into a frizz-free cynic to boot. I just kind of resigned to the fact that I am stuck with a huge mane of frizzy hair, post-blow- drying, that absolutely requires a flat-iron to look decent enough to walk out the door. And woof, you don't even want to see my hair after air-drying.

While I'll admit I haven't tried the air-dry yet (it is truly frightening), the results I've seen from this product after blow-drying are phenomenal. My hair is so much smoother - and I have cut my flat-ironing time down by over 50% (I still need to iron out some kinks here and there, plus I have bangs). I use the "straight-making" formula for medium to thick hair. They also have formulas for fine to medium, and thick to coarse - as well as formulas for curly hair.

This product was developed by a scientist at MIT - as if I didn't think they were geniuses already.

Get more info about this product here - a 4 oz. bottle will cost you $24.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Super Secret Discount Code

A discount code to snag you 50% off at has been brought to my attention by one of my top secret blog minions (okay, was my awesome mom) and I am here to pass it on to you!

Go to, select your gift certificates, and enter the code "wdmag" at checkout and VOILA! 50% off your total. That means a $25 GC for $5. I call that a great deal...and this deal lasts through the end of this month.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Women's Health Beauty Awards 2009

While I do think it's a tad early to be releasing a "best of 2009" list, I'm not upset about it. This is a great compilation of reader's choice beauty products - many of which you can find at your local Tar-jey (which means a little beauty spree won't harm the pocketbook!). Check it out here.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Because I Love You...

Hey fabulous friends...I have compiled a list of websites you need to join immediately if you are remotely serious about shopping. These sites provide you with daily boutiques of greatly discounted luxe items - I will give you examples for each site. It is "free" to sign up for every site (free is in quotes because I'm warning you, this will put a dent in your wallet), and I highly recommend all of them! I have personally ordered from Hautelook with success, and my BFF Ashley has ordered once or twice (ha,ha) from Rue La La with zero complaint. Happy shopping! Oh! One more thing. There are plenty of goods for the fellas, so this is a wonderful way to do some gift shopping as well.

1. Billion Dollar Babes: This is a new one to me. Nicole Miller and MD Skincare were the sale boutiques today - and I'm talking deep discounts (up to 75% off) are available here. Click here to

2. Rue La La: This site consistently features awesome labels, and a good variety of products to boot. Today, for instance, the featured brands were Michael Stars, KitchenAid (yes, the awesome mixers were on major sale), and Matouk...upcoming boutiques include Betsey Johnson, Hobo, and Petunia Pickle Bottom. Click here to sign up.

3. Hautelook: Same thing, different site. Some boutiques featured today were Haute Hippie, Ben Amun, and Judith Leiber eyewear. Upcoming sales include William Rast, Cosabella swimwear, and Bulgari. Click here to check it out.

4. Gilt Groupe: Today's featured boutiques include Nanette Lepore, Diesel, and Vera Wang Collection. Upcoming sales include Calvin Klein Collection shoes, Rebecca Minkoff handbags, and J Brand denim. Sign up here.

5. The Outnet: You don't have to sign up for this one, you can just shop til your little fingers hurt. Great discounts on tons of designer labels...check it out here.

I think that will keep you busy for now, my little shopping bees. I will absolutely keep you posted if another site comes my way - and feel free to add under comments! I LOVE comments. :)


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

HA-YUGE Southwest Airlines Sale

Ok, so I don't usually venture into the world of travel on this blog, but come on...when I see a great deal, I have to share it with you all. And I know you love me that much more as a result.

Southwest airlines is having a huge (as in, one-way for $30, $60, or $90 huge) sale on airfare for 2 days only. What a great time to get outta dodge and go do something fun! Click here to go there.

Bon Voyage!!


J.Crew Sale Code

Hello to my blog BFF's out there. Here is a code that will snag you an extra 20% off sale merchandise at J.Crew: enter extra20 at checkout and save some $$$$.

This super cute jacket you see to the left, for instance, is already on sale for $89.99 (from $165) - with an extra 20% off, you're looking at around $70. Do it, girl.

Happy shopping!


Monday, July 6, 2009

A Manicure That Lasts?

So I've been hearing more and more about these "No-Chip" manicures lately - which, quite frankly, would blow my mind considering I'm looking at my VERY chipped manicure that I received a little over a week ago. The no-chip manicure process promises to leave you with a great, good-as-new manicure for the better of 2-3 weeks.

I researched this process to see what it is all about, and here is what I've found. Basically, the non-chipping capability comes from a gel polymer that is painted on your nails (this is actually healthier for your nails than normal nail polish). This hardens under a UVA light, and VOILA! A chip-resistant manicure for 2-3 weeks.

The Villa (one of my most favorite gems of Indianapolis) is offering a trial price of $32 for the no-chip manicure, which is a $33 savings on the regular price of $65. If you'd like this deal - e-mail me at and I will send the coupon your way!! This is a fantastic deal - The Villa provides an awesome ambiance and you will be on the cutting edge with your manicure that won't quit.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

I Want To Be A Scientist...

...if I get to experiment with Test Tubes like this. Through this program brought to you by the fine people at New Beauty Magazine, you get to sample a plethora of cutting edge beauty products for $29.95 per tube. This cylindrical wonder is sent out 4 times per year, and is seriously packed with beauty goods from the likes of Korres, Peter Thomas Roth, Dr. Brandt, Fekkai, Shu Uemura, and more. I just ordered mine, so stay tuned for posts about this happy day to come.

This is an awesome way to try a ton of great products for a low price - from what I understand, sometimes you get a full-sized product - and the sample sizes are nothing to sneeze at in the first place! Get your very own Test Tube here.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Ease in to Fall...

Did you just see the word "Fall" and freak out on me a little bit? Listen, I know it's annoying to be constantly pushed into the next season, but it's the way things are so let's just embrace it. That being said, this Smashbox set - exclusively at Nordstrom - is a great makeup set to wear into fall. Besides the fact that the price is ridiculously fair (it is $59 for goods worth $161), how adorable is the little clutch?

Inside the clutch comes a baked blush/loose shimmer powder duo in Candle-lit (who doesn't want to look "candle-lit?" 'Tis the most flattering light, after all), gorgeous smoky eyeshadow quad, Lash DNA (Smashbox's brand spankin' new mascara), a huge palette of cream eyeliners (10 colors!!), a hot lippy color, and double-ended precision brush.

This set will surely turn you into a smoldering vixen...don't say I didn't warn you. Get it here.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Look hot....NOW.

I wonder what would happen if I started randomly yelling that at people. Just a thought. :) Anyway....Get ready for multiple swoon-worthy beauty product posts because Nordies is having a beauty party. They are rolling out lots of Nordstrom Exclusive beauty packs - and they are amazing. MAC is first on my list. They have put together these great "Look in a Box" sets - you can choose "Seductress," "Sun Siren," or "Sweet Tease." Huh-looooo, who doesn't want to be any of those? Sign me up for all three, please.

For $59.50 - which is a STEAL - you get a lippy, 2 eyeshadows, 1 face powder, mini mascara, and buki brush.

It's so much easier when it's pulled together for you - just apply and go....and look hot, don't forget.
Get it here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Be Radiant.

Here's another way to add insta-glow to your complexion. This stuff from the Body Shop is ahhhhmazing...use a little Kabuki brush to swirl the top of the magical little beads, brush over your entire face, and VOILA! Perfect, candle-lit glow achieved. "Brush on Radiance" gives you a perfect amount of shimmer - very subtle. You could also use this on bare shoulders this summer, or anywhere else that could use a little highlighting.
Check it out here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bare Escentuals Friends and Family Discount

If you want to save 20% off your BE purchase from today (June 19) to Sunday (June 21), enter "SHARE" in the promo box when you check out.

Happy makeup-ing!

XOXO, Tiff.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Interaction encouraged.

Friends...what do we think of this trend?

This came to me in a fashion/beauty newsletter I receive ( I have done this when I'm ultra-casual and maybe running to the store or something...but it never looks like a knot directly on top of my head. I appreciate the casual messiness of it...and I wondered what my peeps would think about this look.

Ready? Go.

XOXO, Tiff.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gearing up for Father's Day

Hey friends! So Father's Day is fast approaching and you are definitely wondering what to get good ol' Dad. Seriously, unless you have the most proto-typical dad who loves Home Depot and grilling, what in the H-E-double hockey sticks do you buy for the man who helped raise you? Let me assure you, The Nest is here to help. They have put together a little slide show of ideas for all sorts of different dads...and if you don't find the most perfect thing there? Maybe it will provide a little inspiration for something else. Hey, it's better than nothing. Trust me, Dad (or another important man in your life) will thank you.

Check it out here.

XOXO, Tiff.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Test Beauty Products + Review Them = Free Beauty Booty

I am a huge dork about trying new things and an even bigger dork about getting free stuff. The pinnacle of my dorkdom has been achieved with this opportunity (along with the snazzy puzzle books-remember, loyal readers??). Collective Wellbeing is a company that produces natural products for skin, body, and hair - I think they sell their goods at places like Whole Foods, etc. If you go to their website, you might notice a spot that says "Top Secret Study in Progress!" Oooooh....mysterious. Click on it, and it takes you to a survey. Fill it out, and you may be selected to test some new products. Test some new products and snag a $25 gift certificate to use on their site. You'll notice, if you look around a little, that their products are super affordable. I got the honey scrub (I LOVE EXFOLIATION!), and a pumice/peppermint buffing bar for the feet to keep them super happy between pedis (and had a little money left over). Just a fun little something something to brighten your day. Who doesn't love free stuff?!?

XOXO, Tiff.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Shaving is the pits.

And that's why I'm here to let you know about a deodorant that helps you shave less. Dove Visibly Smooth deodorant claims to "minimize the look and feel of underarm hair over time." My research is still a work in progress, as I just purchased the product a little over a week ago. Protection wise (I'm not afraid to admit to being what we might call a "sweat-er"), the deodorant is great - and I bought the regular formula, not the clinical protection. If this stuff can control my sweating, make me smell lovely, AND lessen the stubble under my golly I think I'm sold.

You can snag a coupon for $2 off (that's pretty generous!) at their website here.

XOXO, Tiff.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Some news about yours truly...

I wanted to share a little news with my beloved readers that I'm pretty excited about and that will influence some of the posts you see on here in the near future. Because I love good food and I love talking about the good food even more, I have been selected to be part of a new group in Indy called "TasteCasters." Indy is joining a few other cities around the country that have started this, so way to be on the cutting edge. Basically, a group of people who are plugged in (FB, blog, Twitter, you name it) are invited to eat at different establishments around Indy. In turn, we will be using said social networks and blogs to describe our experience. I am completely pumped to be a part of this, and can't wait to share my experiences with you guys. Our first outing will be on June 26th at King David's Dogs look for a post talking about awesome hot dogs and tater tots. And then look for a post detailing my new workout regimen. :)

If you want to read more about TasteCasting...go here.

Stay tuned, friends!

XOXO, Tiff.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Scarf Style

I am in loooooove with scarves, as my family and friends are probably well aware of.  Wearing one every time they see me would probably lead them to that conclusion.  ANYway....I have a repertoire of about one or two ways to tie my scarves - and have been asked by people "how do you tie your scarf that way?" enough times that I thought it would be helpful to do some research on stylish scarf tying....and share it with you, of course.  I found a pretty great (and thorough!) website that has a ton of different ways to tie a scarf...some seem to be geared more towards scarves of the silken variety, but I think these are easily adaptable.  My favorite thing about this website is that it gives you visual instructions on every style - nice!  As a bonus, the names to all of these different scarf-tying methods are listed - making you sound like a complete fashionista when people ask - "How did you do that?"  And you say, "Oh, this?  It's just the Butterfly Wrap."  As for me?  I'll continue the European Loop. 

Get scarf schooled here.  


A Fabulous Micro-derm Product

One of my personal goals in life is to have awesome skin.  Listen, as superficial as it may be, not only do I feel better knowing that I'm taking good care of myself, but my self-esteem might get a little boost from it too.  I think as I'm getting older (30 in August, that's right), taking good care of myself is more and more important - nobody wants to end up looking like leather-face, right?  One piece I've recently added to my regime is this unbelievable exfoliator by Origins.  Modern Friction is super gentle, which I completely appreciate now that I understand how harsh other exfoliators can be on your face.  And I admit, I've been known to say things like, "If I could take sandpaper to my face, I would." But we know that's not good for the skin, now don't we?  This magical pudding makes my skin GLOW, as well as making it super duper soft and smooth.  I'm on the every other day usage track (which is definitely the most I would recommend using it) - but you can use it every three days, whatever your little heart and skin desires.  Here is the description from the Origins website.  Oh, and did I mention this stuff is all natural - HURRAH!  Your skin will thank you, you won't be able to stop checking yourself out, and other people will be jealous.  You, 1 - aging, 0.  Check it out here.  

Sand-blasting skin with coarse, chemical crystals? How painfully passé. Here’s age-smoothing exfoliation without irritation. Skin-refining Rice Starch, cushioned in cream, shows real affinity for rapidly removing sluggish cells, uneven patches and signs of skin damage and discolorations. Lemon Oil kick starts the process of illumination. Another age-sweeping action: skin-menacing molecules are mopped up. All while Aloe keeps skin calm and comfy. There’s no ouch, extra steps or other complications. No redness or flaking follows. The before-and-afters are amazing. Signs of fine lines and size of pores appear to shrink in size. Skin looks perfectly polished, smooth and luminous. And the perk-me-up aromas of Bergamot and Pepperminthelp you look on the bright side. 


Monday, June 1, 2009

Great Specials at Scotty's

I have to say, I love Scotty's. They have a great menu where everyone can find something they like (hello, fried dill pickles with ranch), and they always have awesome specials! I just got a few in my e-mail and thought I'd share them with you.

1. First Monday of every month is all you can eat wings for $10.

2. They have a "Fork the Recession" deal going on through June and July where you can get a 2nd entree for free every Saturday from 11am-3pm (dine-in only). You do need to take a coupon for this, and you can get that coveted coupon here.

3. Your adorable little kidlings (12 and under -that's actually really generous) can eat FREE (!!!) every Sunday and now every Tuesday through June and July.

Your hunger? I think it was just squashed.

XOXO, Tiff.

Worlds are Colliding...

I found something that unites my girliness with my nerdiness - and my world is forever changed.  I love to play games - and I do some sort of word puzzle every night before I go to bed.  Right after my skincare regime, of course.  Anywho...these adorable puzzle booklets had me at "pocket posh," with their whimsical little designs and the puzzles that hide within.  It nearly blows my mind.  Doing puzzles just got a whole lot cooler.  

Get yours here.  

XOXO, Tiff.    

Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's Picnic Time!

Who doesn't love a picnic on a gorgeous Summer day?  I confess, I love the picnic in theory, but when it comes to preparing the picnic...usually I just give up.  No longer!  I will be perfectly picnic ready when the time comes thanks to this website.  They sell everything from baskets to furniture and blankets...not only is this stuff great for adventures like Symphony on the Prairie for you locals, but you can use these accessories for tailgating as well.  

Get your picnic on here.  

XOXO, Tiff. 
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