Cork Vegan Leather Earrings: New Pretties Dropping at Trumpet + Tassel

Cruelty-free, eco-friendly, sustainable fashion. ♡

✩ I’m so excited to announce that my jewelry brand, ‘Trumpet + Tassel‘, is trial launching new Cork Vegan Leather Earrings and you can get them NOW! Sourced from a Canadian business, this Cork Vegan Leather is the bomb.com! It’s not only stylish, trendy, and beautiful, but cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and sustainable! That’s my jam right now friends, and it fits in so beautifully with my clean, vegan, and cruelty-free makeup and skin-care line, LimeLife by Alcone, that I’m making available to you as well!!

✩ This transition in my business comes after much thought. If you’ve been following along with my blog, I really did think I was going to toss in the towel awhile back. COVID-19 has definitely had an effect on small business, including mine, and truth be told, I was also beginning to lose some passion for what I was making.

Inspiration is everywhere you just have to look for it!

✩ But then I got inspired—inspired by other amazing business women I was seeing and meeting online; the ones that get up and make things happen, the ones that hype you on your bad days and have your back through it all. They probably don’t know it but my LimeLife girl tribe really motivated me to take another chance again—to make some things that I wanted to wear again and see other women wearing. When you have passion, it’s transferable, and you can take THAT to the bank all you inspiring entrepreneurs! A new season of reinventing myself and my business breaks forth with new vision, new life, and new projects!! Welcome 2021!!

When you have passion, it’s transferable, and you can take THAT to the bank all you inspiring entrepreneurs!

Trumpet + Tassel - Little Black Dress

✩ Cork Vegan Leather is one of the best vegan and eco-friendly fabrics around. Unlike the heavy chemical processing of leather, cork leather production is chemical-free! This product is super soft, durable, won’t crack or crumble, and is extremely light. Like I mean so light that sometimes I have to check to make sure I’m still wearing my earrings! Cork Leather is also wear, tear, and water resistant. No animals are harmed in the process of making these beauties and that’s something I absolutely LOVE. Wear some with your new LimeLife makeup and you’re ready to rock in a healthy and natural cruel-free way!

✩ My January 2021 launch is a small trial with a very limited amount of earrings available. If women love them as much as I do, I will be selling more amounts in various styles as I recuperate from surgery. I won’t be selling tassel earrings right now (who knows what the future holds), but my brand name, Trumpet + Tassel, remains the same and still stands for quality, empowerment, and compassionate give-back to non-profits that make a difference in the world! For now, you can get the following 3 amazing styles in size large (2 3/8″ x 1 3/4″) with sterling silver hooks for only $22 CDN each with 10% of that going to The Canadian Cancer Society:

  1. Cool Cats + Kittens – Leopard Print
  2. Little Black Dress – Distressed Black
  3. Oh Natural – Cork with Gold Flecks

✩ What’s your favorite style from the 3 listed above? Which one are you going to buy first??

✩ What’s your favorite non-profit that we’ve trumpeted through our jewelry line? Which one would you like to see us give-back to in the future?

✩ We love you, we love fashion that looks good and does good, and we love this new product launch more than you know and hope you do as well!! Comment below or drop me a line to let me know your fave style and non-profit!

Trumpet + Tassel - Little Black Dress

✩ Make sure to go to Trumpet + Tassel NOW and get your earrings for 2021 before they’re sold out! Spread the news and make a beautiful difference.

Tiffany x

Peachy Keen Evening Thoughts: Sundays, Hysterectomies, and Mascara, Oh My!

It’s been a day. 🥴

‣ How was yours? I spent mine with online Church, some rest, and finally starting to prep for my surgery in a couple weeks. I’m starting some lists at least.

Where’s my ‘Hyster Sisters’ at?!

Photo Cred: Some awesome artist off Google Search on the net who should be uber famous for this amaze drawing lol!

‣ A rushed hysterectomy during COVID is not on my must-do bucket list for 2021 so I’m not feeling it friends. I’m just not. I really hope it will be like the 2020 situation for me. You know, the poopshow year that turns into a blessing of sorts when you look hard enough and keep your eyes on God. I’ll be writing new blog posts as I go which will hopefully help any of you on or about to be on the same journey as me! In keeping with my 2021 word “Authentic”, I’m going to be just that. It might get raw but it’s going to be nothing but real.

‣ As I’m sitting here with a million tabs open (literally on my computer and in my brain) I also wanted to post how much I dearly appreciate your support and business right now! I want to re-share my Colour Match Quiz link for anyone that wants a Perfect Foundation or Complete Concealer colour match and then my website for anyone needing any other professional, vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free skin care and makeup. I’m in a race to get active by the 15th plus meet some fast start goals this month all before I head to the city for surgery so if you need anything get on your girl’s links ASAP!

‣ I’ll be moving much, much slower after my hysterectomy and won’t be as with it to keep my social media posts rolling for awhile. Thanks for helping me reach my goals and keep my sights up and not down in the dumps right now! Remember, sharing is caring, so if you can’t purchase right now, please share my Facebook lives, posts, and support me and small biz at least that way. So needed! I was also going to have had my new accessories launched with Trumpet + Tassel by today, but I just couldn’t do it. Everything takes so much work and I’m not sure I will be able to launch until I’m on the road to recovery. I’ll keep you posted though. Thanks for understanding. *hearts*

So ya, this is where the mascara comes in. That’s how my brain is. Making leaps and bounds from one thought to the next. AND IT ALL MAKES SENSE!!! …Ah-hem. It does. Seriously.

‣ After a couple of tears today, (ok, maybe more than a couple), that led me to the thought that I put some of our Making Waves Waterproof Mascara on yesterday and it’s still on! Totally didn’t take it off last night (don’t do this at home friends) But like what? Where was this when I was a hot mess worship leader with racoon eyes every time I led? It also has Shea Butter and Vitamin E which I love for my barely-there, needing-all-the-nutrients lashes.

Making Waves Mascara:

  • Vegan
  • gives max volume and hold
  • made with Vitamin E to nourish and keep lashes soft
  • Shea butter for glossy not flaky lashes
  • extremely waterproof

Perfect Mascara:

  • creates the appearance of longer, fuller lashes
  • professional formula
  • contains lengthening fibers
  • smooth and creamy wax based formula
  • creates natural looking long lashes

‣ So that’s the deets on our crazy awesome mascaras! Our Perfect Mascara is lengthening and super popular. You can also get a choice of one of these fab mascara with an eyeliner in our Take Two Collection:

Take Two Collection:

  • double up on our best-selling eye makeup and save
  • select your choice of our Perfect Eyeliner Pen or Enduring Eyeliner Pencil with our Perfect Mascara in Black or Brown or Waterproof Mascara in Black
  • create eyes that will make you do a double take

‣ I hope you all have a great night and great sleep and a blessed day tomorrow! First day back at school and first day back at being a homeschool teacher for me since Christmas break. Could be interesting!

Hugs and love,

Tiffany x

Vision Boards: Making the Vision Plain for 2021

Pop open the bubbly and say cheers to a Happy New Year! 🍾

🍾 Moving on to the new is easy. It seems to be human nature to toss out anything that isn’t shiny anymore, and obviously 2020 NEVER was. But before we totally kick this year to the curb, let’s take a moment, shall we, to just thank God for all we discovered, simplified, and learned this past year! I’ve learned what’s important and what’s really not. I’ve learned to take care of myself or I won’t be around for anything or anyone. I learned to be more grateful on the daily and to believe in all God has put inside me. I’ve learned so much, I think more than any amazingly wonderful year could have taught me—how about you?

🍾 So with eyes set on 2021, let’s set our visions out before us so we can run with all God has for us. You know those dreams deep down in your heart? The ones that scare you and make you think there’s no way they’re possible. Ya those. God put them there. Let’s get them out and RUN with them shall we?!

How to Make a Vision Board

🍾 I have a secret plan to rule the world. Mwahahaha… Ok, maybe not THE world, but MY world! Goal setting is the Little Black Dress we all need, and Vision Boards are one way to visually lay out these goals and dreams for the year by using a collage of words and images. My goal with the vision board is to not only get all my hopes down for the new year but to also utilize it as a sort of roadmap to success, especially on those days that I need a reminder as to why I even started and where I’m trying to go. So let’s do this!

Goal setting is the Little Black Dress we all need, and Vision Boards are one way to visually lay out these goals and dreams for the year by using a collage of words and images.

🍾 This afternoon, I lovingly forced my family to get their computers and glue sticks and scissors out as well and we all hunkered down for an hour of visioneering. Ok, so I live in reality and my son only handled it for 20 minutes (yay I’ll take it) and my husband had to ditch out for work (says he’ll do it later) but we did get a bit of it done already and we still have a few hours left in the year! I might even take tomorrow as an off-work day and it get it all finished up and ready to go.

“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.”

Habakkuk 2:2

🍾 The Word says to “record the vision and make it plain” so that ” the one who reads it may run with it“. Talk about a step by step way to a. know where you’re going, b. why you’re going there in the first place, c. in a simple way, and d. so the reader can run with it. I absolutely love this scripture and the practicality of much of the Bible such as this scripture and the Book of Proverbs (check it out!). Make plans with God and then set your boots to the ground to complete them. BOOM.

🍾 I’ve always been a dreamer. And I’ve also been a goal setter in the past. But most of my goals were so hard to reach, without the necessary steps to get there, that I lost hope and fell of the wagon quickly! I think that’s why New Year’s resolutions usually fail so miserably. Most of us have great intentions but it’s just the way to get to where we want to go is missing something.

🍾 I think I figured it out. A wise business mentor told me, focus your goals on process not unrealistic end goals. This will help you achieve them by focusing on the steps to get to where you want to go! So let’s do this baby!

Where Do I Start, Girlfriend?
  1. Write down a list of your goals and dreams. Pray and see what God is saying to you about your life and your upcoming year. Plan with Him and listen to what He’s put inside your heart (you know—those things you’ve always wanted to do, that make you excited to even think about, and that scare the pants right off you!). Jot them down!
Your Vision Board could include the following areas:
  1. Personal
  2. Finances
  3. Business
  4. Education
  5. Spirituality
  6. Fitness
  7. Travel
  8. Health
  9. Whatever else you can think of…

2. Get yourself the following supplies:

  • a large piece of white paper or poster board
  • if you don’t want to use paper, go digital! Get on Canva (a FREE app) and find a photo template you love!
  • glue sticks
  • scissors
  • markers
  • a glass of wine or cup of tea
  • some good tunage for a fun time! It’s New Year’s Eve!!

3. Now have fun! Write down your areas of focus with markers or print them off of Pinterest or an editing program (Pinterest has FREE download links that have super nice and swirly text for topic headings). Get some old magazines and cut out photo’s of your goals OR if you can’t find any (and your local corner store isn’t selling them anymore due to COVID) then print off photos from your computer and cut them out! The best part about this is literally the cutting and pasting. Takes me wayyyyy back to Kindergarten in a good way!

4. Take a photo of your finished product and send it to me! I’d seriously love to see them and make of post of them but ok, if not, just find a great place in your home to post it up so you can look at it daily and remember where you’re going!

SPECIAL NOTE FOLKS – plans change. Plans CAN change. And that’s ok! As we’ve seen with 2020, things don’t always go according to plan. God’s plans are higher and greater and sometimes we can’t always see them (kind of like a forest for the trees scenario). All you can do is plan your best, set your goals high with achievable steps, dream big with God and GO! If things change you can reset your vision as the year progresses. In fact, you should! Add photos. Glue on top of others. Don’t stress! If something unexpected comes up, learn to adapt and change course keeping as much as you can and adding or subtracting what need be! I know since I’m now having unexpected surgery at the end of January, I am having to realign my goals to much smaller ones for the first half of the year (like just surviving and resting lots so I heal up well). Roll with the punches and rock this year my friend! You’ve got this!

🍾 It’s really that easy! I’m looking forward to getting my Vision Board completed and up on my wall in my home office. Those days where I feel like “I can’t do this” or “what was I thinking” or “squirrel” (you know what I’m saying, right?), I’m going to have this Vision Board to remind me, and to get me re-motivated, inspired, and back on track!

🍾 Have you ever made a Vision Board before? Are you going to make one tonight? Let me know below, I’d love to hear from you! Post one goal you have for 2021!

Happy New Year Peachy Queens + Gents!

Tiffany x

Lacing Up a Budget Friendly Outfit: Boxing Day Errand Style

Budget friendly casual style is my kind of style. 💰

⋆ Now I’m not saying I don’t love expensive things. I mean if I did, I’d be lying! But that being said, if I can find stylish items that are cute and affordable, to me, that’s a double win I can’t ignore. I would rather spend money on my family more than myself, so I tend to look for fashion that will hold up and not break the bank.

⋆ Check out this affordable outfit I put together for an every-day casual look. Super perfect for going out to pick up your Boxing Day sales today! This outfit incorporates one of my favorite current trends: combat boots. To get this look, you can go for the pricier Dr. Marten’s for around $200 CDN or check these babies out at Ardene’s for only $30 CDN! I won’t say the quality will be the same—obviously you will get better quality and real leather with Dr. Marten’s or another comparable brand—BUT, if you’re just looking to rock this trend without spending much money, these are a great option. They’re super cute and look pretty close to the real thing. I’ve worn them out to the post office in about 0° C weather and they’ve been great. I haven’t felt cold or wet from melt. I also like that they have a side zip for easy peasy put-on and take-off.

These prices are pre-Boxing Day Sale - you can probably pick everything up for way cheaper today!

⋆ Pair these boots with your favorite boyfriend jeans or distressed high rise denim and you’re off to a running start! I bought mine online from Vici Collection (everything in this boutique is a must purchase) in the style Bailey. Unfortunately, last time I looked, mine are sold out but keep an eye out! I would size them exactly as you normally fit. I went up a size because I thought the boutique would likely fit smaller girls but I actually think I could have gone with my normal size. I found these Dani distressed high rise denim that are also super cute!

⋆ Hold them up with my favorite leopard print belt from H&M (currently sold out!) or this similar one from Mark’s. Honestly, this belt is a closet must-have! When not using it with your denim, you can use it to cinch a pretty summer dress, T-shirt dress, cardi, or blanket scarf. The uses are seriously endless and you can bet this print in a thinner belt won’t go out of style quickly – it’s a classic print and not big enough to be gaudy.

⋆ I must admit this is the kind of look I wear most days—casual, comfortable, neutral and classic. Being a true Canadian girl, I’m usually cold so sweaters are a definite need! I found this knit sweater (in black of course) and sized up from a L to an XL to give an oversized look I could front tuck to show off a bit of belt. For $16 CDN I’m not sure why I didn’t buy more colours! Find this steal and do it. I do find that Ardene’s fits smaller than other stores.

⋆ Get yourself a good pair of gold hoop earrings or check out my cheap knock-off also at Ardene’s ($10 CDN for 2 pairs of different sizes! Yes m’am!) and you’re good as gold! A gold hoop goes with everything, anytime, anywhere.

⋆ Is this an outfit you would wear and feel comfortable pulling off? I honestly think this look would be great on a size 0 up to any plus size! I also don’t feel out of place wearing this style in the middle-age range. Would you wear it? Let me know below, I’d love to hear from you! Have a great Boxing Day! I hope your Christmas was merry and bright!

Tiffany x

Digging Deeper: A Christmas Story

I’ve had to dig a little deeper this year. 🎁

☆ I mean really dig. In the quiet times, alone. Sometimes in tears and usually after I feel I failed as a mother. We all know. “It’s a different year.” A different Christmas. It just all hits different right now, doesn’t it?

It’s a different year.

Tiffany Butler—pointing out the obvious

☆ I made myself sit and ponder. Maybe it was the Christmas star that did it for me, but in the mix of depression and work, melancholy and delight, there lies the truth of it all. And sometimes we just have to dig deep to find it.

☆ It seems I don’t know how to do that very well in the midst of the craziness. When I pull away I can see Christ in His splendor, in His peace, beckoning me to just come away with Him and stay awhile. It’s where I know I can just be. With Him. I question why it becomes such a quest to find the meaning in it all at times? Truth and simplicity can be glazed over by work, tinsel and bows, presents, and stress.

☆ But in a manger, far from the crowds and social media, here for you and me, He came. To bring us the best gift of all. Himself. Born for our sins. For our freedom. For us.

☆ Finding the time to find the truth is the most important thing right now. I hope you can find it—Him. I also hope you can find it in the midst of all you do—I know I’m trying although it seems to come easier when I just rest.

☆ He is here with us now. In the loneliness. In the strain. In the mess. And He’s the best part of it all! Take a moment to welcome Him in and say thanks—for another day, for life, for it all. Even these deep depths of sadness and questioning that lead us closer to Him and one another—to the important stuff. Thank God.

He is here with us now. In the loneliness. In the strain. In the mess. And He’s the best part of it all.

“BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.

-Matthew 1:23

And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

– Luke 2:9-14

Do not be afraid. We can trust Him.

Good news of great joy. There’s joy in Him.

For all people. For EVERYONE including you.

A Savior.

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

-Isaiah 9:6-7

Wonderful Counselor. He’s with you. For you.

Mighty God. What can’t He do?

Everlasting Father. Forever.

Prince of Peace. Even now.

He reigns. Not COVID, not sadness, not sickness, not loneliness, but Him.

☆ May you have a very merry Christmas, my friend. We wish you all the best as we wrap up 2020 and head into 2021. I think our digging this year has shown us what’s really important now and in the New Year. And it’s really one another. ♡

Much love and Merry Christmas from Us, The Butler's, in the thick of it all but near the streams of Living Water

Tiffany (and Trevor and Sam) x

Oh Me, Oh My: Boxing Day Sales Already!

I’m not usually on the ball. ⚽🎄

◉ You’ll normally find me rushing around December 24th, trying to wrap presents, throw something in the oven, and bake some sort of magical cookies to make my kid feel all Christmasy. Moms, you know the drill. But, with a new business comes new goals and I’m on the BALL this year girl! (only in some areas though—I confess my husband has been doing most of the wrapping and stupid ‘Elf on the Shelf’ shenanigan’s because I’ve had NOTHING left in me at the end of the day). 🤷🏼‍♀️

True story. Photo credit: someone on the web

◉ This year, I’m even on top of Boxing Day sales before Christmas. I mean can I get a “WHOOT WHOOT” from the sisters in the back?! So hear me, hear me! I’ve found some awesome deals for you that are on now until December 28th so get on them!! I’m looking to get some for myself PLUS make my first business goal of ‘Star Beauty Guide’ this month so let’s go peeps!!

LimeLife forever. (Spoken in ‘Wakanda forever’ voice - if you don’t know what I’m talking about we can’t be friends.🤣)

◉ One of the Holiday Collections that first drew me to LimeLife to begin with was the “Wizard of Eyes Collection.” My business mentor (who was just a random amaze gal I was following at the time because I loved her makeup videos) did this super awesome look with the green eyeliner and I was like, ok, what is this stuff?? I am digging this! I just found out this Collection is now on major sale!! You get 5 dual-ended liners in 10 sweet colours now for only $70 CDN (from it’s previous $100 CDN price – Limited Edition and available while supplies last!). You’re welcome.

I was like, ok, what is this stuff?? I am digging this!

Profound quote by Tiffany Butler

◉ Then we’ve got our “Buy One Get One Half Off” Lippy sale. If you need new lipstick, lip gloss, or lipliners, this is seriously the time to buy them for the New Year! Why pay more in a few days when you can get them on sale now?! If you can stand not to use them all, keep some on hand for your favourite gal pal or daughter’s upcoming birthday gifts!! They’re a serious steal at $36 CDN for the combo! I mean really.

◉ There’s so many more sales right now I can’t keep up. Plus I have to go try to make life magical for the human child here (that’s for another post!) so I’m going to drop them down below and trust you will check them all out on my LimeLife website! I can’t wait to wish you all a Merry Christmas in my next post…ok, I kinda already am…so I have to go write that too!

◉ So, you know how I always say drop me a line below? I’m saying it again but this time let me know if you ordered anything so I can give you a shout out AND if you need any help I will personally get in touch with you and help you shop online! Yup, that’s right. Personal service here!! Let me know if you have any questions or need my help friend!

Much love! I appreciate you!

Tiffany x

Perfect Lips on Sale

I love a good lipstick. 💋

♥ You too? Well, I’ve got you girl! I’ve found you a sweet sale you seriously can’t miss dropping December 23 – 28 that’s going to get you that perfect lip you’ve been looking for!

♥ Check out LimeLife’s new sale on lippies starting this week!: After you select your choice of one Enduring Lip Liner or Perfect Lip Gloss, you can then add one Perfect Lipstick or Enduring Lip Color for $28 USD/$36 CAD. It’s a savings of $12 USD/$16 CAD!

How to:

First, here’s our Enduring Lip Liners! Pick one of these:

These lipliners are the bomb.com for real as is all of the professional LimeLife makeup and skin care. I. want. it. all. The automatically self-sharpening packaging sharpens the tip with every twist of the cap to create perfectly lined lips every time! Crazy! The semi-matte, high coverage formula lasts 6 hours or more without feathering or transferring and has a lightweight feel.

This liner works equally as a liner, as a chic, matte look on its own or as a long-lasting base for your favorite lipstick or gloss. Whether you’re creating a bright, bold lip or staying understated with neutrals, our 12 highly pigmented shades perfectly complement any lipstick or skin tone. They seriously look gorgeous on. Cruelty free, gluten free, tree nut free, and peanut free. Paraben Free. Leaping Bunny Certified. Vegan. Need!

OR one of our Perfect Lip Gloss’s (ugh, that packaging alone!!):

Years ago, Alcone sold jeweled lip glosses similar to these as a holiday gift. They sold like hot cakes. So when we were looking for packaging for our glosses, we remembered those jeweled containers and how much women loved them. Sometimes, you just need a little sparkle to remind you that life can dazzle! This non-stick formula can be used on its own or on top of your favorite Perfect Lipstick or Enduring Lip Color to add shine and the appearance of healthier, more voluminous lips. These lip glosses are cruelty free, gluten free, tree nut free, peanut free, corn free, and soy free. Paraben Free. Leaping Bunny Certified. Vegan. Hello clean makeup! 17 Shades available! Ok, count me in, 17 times, how about you?!

Then pick a Perfect Lipstick:

Our lipsticks come in two professional formulas, opaque and sheer, so you can change how much color emphasis you want on your lips each day. The Power Pout formula is opaque and highly pigmented while Take A Hint applies sheer for a subtle hint of color that lasts. Apply on its own or after applying Enduring Lip Liner in a coordinating shade to create a longer lasting pout. The sheer, Take A Hint formula can be built in layers to achieve the perfect amount of coverage desired. 16 Shades available! Cruelty free, gluten free, tree nut free, peanut free, corn free, and most are soy free (contact me for list if needed). Paraben Free. Leaping Bunny Certified. Vegan. Yes please!!

OR Enduring Lip Color (or both if you can’t decide)!

Enduring Lip Color is a liquid lipstick that comes in 19 shades! This professional formula applies as a liquid and transforms to a matte, velvety finish with long-lasting, intense, opaque color. Use alone or in combination with other shades to create unique color combinations. This highly pigmented Enduring Lip Color creates the perfect matte lip. The unique formula keeps lips hydrated with a comfortable cushion of richly pigmented colour that applies as a liquid and transforms into a matte, velvety finish. The extreme longwear formula evenly applies intense colour that does not bleed, flake or feather. I love how these pair so well with the Perfect Lipsticks and Lipliners as well! Add a Perfect Lip Gloss on top for some shine!! The shades are to die for! Cruelty free and gluten free. Paraben Free. Leaping Bunny Certified. Vegan. I’ve got my eye on Birthday Cake!

♥ Are you going to take advantage of this amaze sale?! Go to my link at LimeLife by Alcone – thepeachykeendiaries to purchase! What are you going to pair up for the Holidays and New Year?? Comment below and tell me your combo!

Tiffany x

Becoming Authentic Behind the Smile

Your smile.☺

◦ What do you hide behind it? Pain, fear, anger, jealousy, trauma, illness, sadness…? Are you authentic with those around you? Selah.

◦ I was taught to hide. To not say certain things or it could bring them on. Or maybe it would reveal I had no faith. In my mind, that was the kiss of death in ministry.

◦ I have more joy and strength of the Lord now just being me. I mean I’m still on a journey. Being authentic and transparent is a way to share both the good and the bad with those who may just need what you have to say. Your trial may be what showcases the glory of God more than any lying could have done.

◦ You don’t control the universe, He does. He is sovereign. You don’t need to sell His goodness like the world won’t believe it unless you’re fake. His goodness ABOUNDS y’all!!! It’s all around us through all the craziness we see on the surface.

◦ There’s a bridge to healing called truth. Walk it. Own it. Live it. Take the mask off and be you. God loves YOU. Not the fake you that you thought you had to portray to others.

◦ I’m gonna fly my freak flag high folks and hope you come to know the REAL me and that ya, this trial I’m going through sucks, and it’s real, and it’s raw, and it’s scary. Getting the word “cancer” thrown on you is NOT something I wish for anyone.

◦ Do you hide the real you behind a smile? What have trials taught you? Have you come to lean on God even more through them? Comment below! I’d love to hear any encouragement, wisdom, and your experiences!

Tiffany x

I Just Want to Say THANK YOU!

Hi you. 🧡

I just want to say THANK YOU!!

👉🏻 So I started my blog at the end of October as a place to vent after being diagnosed with endometrial pre-cancer. The diagnosis sucks and so does the stuff that goes with it, but the blessings of what’s coming out of it are sooooo good!!! Isn’t that the way God is?? Always turning our worst moments for our good? 🙌🏼

👉🏻 Thanks to you all, this blog and my IG feed have now blossomed into a place of fantastic fashion, beautiful makeup, and sometimes laughable but always encouraging and faith-filled lifestyle musings with all its mess! I just want to say a BIG PEACHY KEEN THANK YOU to everyone who has started following along on my crazy new adventure! And if you haven’t yet, WHAT YOU WAITING FOR?! 🧡 I’ll always keep it real with you and give you the best of me!! I’m so grateful for all of the new friendships I am making with you!! It’s really needed!!

Some of my ✨2021✨ goals:

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🧡 increase posts giving you the best of my affordable and great-for-any-age-and-body-type fashion tips and outfit links (including awesome savings codes for you peachy followers!!) 💃🤩

Here’s what I have for you so far:

  • 30% off of awesome girl gang and boss babe clothes and accessories at Her Team with Code thepeachykeendiaries
  • 50% off of activewear and workout clothes at Mello with Code MELLOTIFFANY
  • 10% off of faith-based clothing at Lion of Judah Clothing with Code TIFF10
  • LimeLifer Customer Appreciation Program for professional, clean makeup/skin care at LimeLife by Alcone
  • 10% off of my accessories brand at Trumpet + Tassel for peachy keen followers with Code PEACHY10

This will continue to be updated on my Linktree here!

🧡 go live with super fun chit chats that you’ll look forward to each day, giveaways, and makeup tips, especially for the 40-50 crowd like your girl here! 🙋💄

🧡 share my faith and encouragement with you through music, bible studies, random thoughts, and let you know my DM’s are always open for prayer, a virtual hug, support and love (the friendly kind, ha!) If this year has taught me anything it’s that we need each other! We need a Tribe of hype girls that love and LIFT one another UP not tear one another down in jealousy! COME ON!! 👏🏻👑

🧡 to continue to show you the real, not the perfect ‘cause it does NOT exist. And that life is beautiful in all of it ups and downs. I got you!

🧡 …more to come as we inch closer to the New Year!!…

👉🏻 What is one of YOUR goals for 2021? Comment below! I can’t wait to read them!

Tiffany x

In LimeLife Love: Professional, Organic, Vegan, Makeup + Skin Care

I’m in LimeLife love! 💄

⋆ You’ve been waiting for the news. Well here it is. I’m now sharing beauty products with other women like myself who also want professional and clean skin care and makeup in their lives. I’m now a LimeLife by Alcone Beauty Guide!

⋆ Ok, wait, why LimeLife, why makeup…wait, what’s going on?? I’m so glad you asked! I’ve been looking for a makeup and skin care line to partner with for a couple of months now that is industry-credible, professional, clean, and that also gives back. It had to line up with my mission and goals as a fashion and beauty blogger, and as an entrepreneur with Christian values. I want to give my followers the best products out there, and to be honest, this was not an easy check list to meet! For awhile, I was considering going with another company and then I saw many of the women I was following starting to leave it. I dug a bit deeper and found that some of that companies’ values didn’t seem to line up with mine. That led me back to the drawing board.

⋆ Then I found it! Thanks to a video from my now beauty and business mentor, I saw a company that was industry-respected because they just had great stuff! I had to know more before I decided. LimeLife wasn’t always available to every woman. This family-owned company was founded in 1952, selling stage makeup to starlets out of a small store in New York City. Their products were the pro-makeup used only by makeup artists — you had to be an industry professional to even get your hands on the stuff. Many celebrities have used it and spoken highly of it such as Kim Kardashian and so many others such as Sarah Jessica Parker, the Blue Man Group, Broadway musicals (The Lion King, and the list goes on and on!). It was also made famous to the masses by Oprah a few years ago when she choose the LimeLife by Alcone Riki Mirror as ‘One of Oprah’s Favorite Things’! (Just one of the many LimeLife things on my personal Christmas list this year!). Featured in:

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LimeLife recently decided to make their products available to everyone just 5 years ago and since 2018 here in Canada. At the heart of their expansion was that makeup artists began to refer their clients to them to learn about their favorite products. LimeLife recognized that same drive, to help people get excellent quality makeup and pursue passions of their own, in so many others, hence LimeLife by Alcone was birthed. If you want to get your hands on this stuff you have to either go to one of their Beauty Guides (me, me, me!!) or go to their store in NYC with a pro makeup artist card.

photo credit: LimeLife by Alcone

⋆ So what’s so great about it? First, it not only looks amazing but it’s clean! All LimeLife skin care is Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty-free, organic and chemical-free! Our professional makeup is Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty-free and as natural as possible without sacrificing its performance. I LOVE this. As I age, I’ve come to realize I don’t want to continue to put just any old garbage on my face. I also want to try and slow aging and make my face look as dewy and youthful as possible (the needs definitely change as you hit middle age girls)! I only wish I would have done this earlier, in my 20’s and 30’s, and helped prevent much of the skin damage and aging I’m now seeing in my skin.

Honestly, if all I bought out of this was this lip gloss I would be happy! That packaging! 😍 photo credit: LimeLife by Alcone

⋆ Additionally, all LimeLife packaging can be refilled and when you do so, we make a donation to the ‘Brighter Together Foundation’ to help your good deed go even further. We’ve also partnered with TerraCycle® to offer a free recycling program for the rest of our skin care and makeup packaging. Everything from bottles and tubes to pumps and caps can be mailed in to become raw and reused material! What a bonus for those of us who care about what kind of planet we are living in and leaving to the next generation.

⋆ If you know me, or have been following my business journey over the past 3 years, you know how important it is for me to give back as an entrepreneur. It’s part of the vision and mission of all I do with Trumpet + Tassel and beyond. LimeLife is a ‘soul sister’ or ‘bosom friend’ to what I already do. When you purchase one of our Brighter Together Collections, you help provide entrepreneurial field training and support to women in the world’s most impoverished countries. Come on! Helping women in developing countries find empowering entrepreneurial opportunities so that they can become independent and thrive is definitely a dream of mine coming true!

“We pass 100% of our funding onto our charitable partner, Project Concern International’s (PCI) Women Empowered (WE) Initiative. WE members pool their savings and make loans to one another, and PCI gives the women guidance to start their own successful businesses. Together, we have already helped over 13,000 female entrepreneurs become leaders in their communities.”

LimeLife by Alcone, Brighter Together Foundation

⋆ So yes, I’m excited! I’m excited because these products are pro, natural, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and Leaping Bunny certified. They give back and help women gain credible entrepreneurship. ☑☑☑☑☑☑☑

⋆ What makeup and skin care do you currently use? What’s important to you when making purchases? Do you care what quality of products you’re putting on your face? ➤ Let’s get you colour matched! Check out my LimeLife website link here and take my free, quick and easy colour match quiz here! Once you’re done, send it to me and I will personally get in touch with you! I’m here for any of questions and look forward to doing this together! Maybe you’re interested in entrepreneurship for yourself! Give me a shout girl!! Let’s get peachy keen beautiful!! ✨

Tiffany x