Brain Tired, Trigger it with Smell. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Tips on Triggers: Brain Tired, Trigger it with Smell.
Woman --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
Woman — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

There are so many trigger points in the body, but there are also scents and herbs that can trigger the brain. So if you are feeling fatigue, tired, exhaustion, lackadaisical, burnout, loss of memory and concentration, eat fresh or cooked Basil, which you can find usually, at any grocery store.

Basil has many healing properties including fighting the flu, gout, coughs, aches and many different exhaustion’s. If you can take the time to get the fresh herb or cook up the herb and add it to a dinner as a garnish on top, (don’t forget to eat this one) I’d say that’s the best method of kick-starting that
trigger in the brain and body.

Basil is also available in aromatherapy, where you can add the scent into your environment without ingesting, most aroma oils are not to be eaten, just enjoyed by scent.

Either method should start the brain to build up energy and give you back some concentration.

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Benefits of Lavender Oil for Your Skin. By Guest Blogger, Amy G.

By Guest Blogger, Amy G.


Benefits of Lavender Oil for Your Skin

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Amy G.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Amy G.

Organic cosmetics are becoming more and more popular. Lavender and lavender oil can help you in many ways, not only freshening up your home, but help your skin as well. Oily skin, problematic, dry, red, or irritated skin can all feel better after applying this pure oil, or a mixture of oil and another ingredient.

Helps Treat Acne

If you have problematic skin that gets oily and is prone to acne, you can ask yourself what’s the point of adding more oil to it? Actually, lavender oil stimulates blood circulation and had anti-inflammatory properties. You will notice the redness of your face reduced, and improved circulation will bring more oxygen to your skin leaving it radiant and glowing. In addition, lavender oil has antibacterial traits too, so not only will your face breathe easily, but your skin will be bacteria-free as well.

Beneficially Aids in the Treatment of Eczema

You have probably thought about those skin lesions that might be troubling you (having itching, red, and scaly skin can really drive you crazy), luckily, this can be treated. We mentioned antibacterial and anti-inflammatory traits, but lavender oil has anti-fungal properties as well. It speeds up the healing process and reduces scarring of the skin, while it can also relieve pain and itching which inflammation can cause. You can make homemade spray by simply mixing a cup of distilled tap water and ten drops of essential oil.

Can Help Heal Insect Bites

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you cannot keeps bugs at bay and be fully protected from their bites. However, you can do something about the bites after they happen, and find remedies to help heal them quite quickly. Mosquitoes, spiders, ants, flies, and bedbugs are all common insects who bug people, and whose bites are very painful and annoying. A few drops of pure lavender essential oil applied to the bitten area will reduce swelling and pain. If you do get bitten and the pain does not recede after a while, make sure you visit your doctor and check it out.

Is a Redness Reducer

Asides from helping treat eczema, lavender oil can also help with symptoms of psoriasis, burns, and skin redness. Lavender oil gives you a possibility to use natural products for completely organic skin care which will reduce inflammation. Not just that, but also stress-induced redness can aggravate the skin, but (luckily) it can be calmed by lavender. Speaking of stress, lavender oil’s wonderful scent will help you relax and fall asleep easily. It can also help with itchy scalp: mix seven drops of oil with a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil, and gently massage it into the scalp. Also, try the amazing organic skin care products from 100 percent pure that contain lavender and lavender oil.

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Amy G.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Amy G.

Has anti-ageing powers

Lavender oil will also keep your skin looking young and fresh, slowing down the aging process along the way. Skin care nutrition at its best, shea butter is moisturizing and makes skin softer while also helping to reduce visible wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. You can even make your own wrinkle-reducing face cream in no time. Mix a quarter of a cup of Shea butter with a quarter of a cup of organic coconut oil, add eight drops of Frankincense essential oil, and seven drops of lavender essential oil, and you’ll have all-natural anti-ageing cream.
People passionately love lavender because of its beautiful smell, and all the other additional traits that can make your life easier and your health better. It can cleanse cuts, and ease up bruise pain, so if you choose to carry a small bottle of lavender oil with you when you go somewhere, it’s like having your own perfume and first aid kit at the same time.

Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

About the Author:
Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie literature graduate with a passion for organic cosmetics. She loves to spend her free time hiking and of course – make up shopping!

A Forgettable Weekly Cleaning Tip. Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: A Forgettable Weekly Cleaning Tip.
Woman with tissue and hot drink --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
Woman with tissue and hot drink — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

With cold and flu season, people tend to be a little more thorough with the cleaning habits. Germs can get on everything. One item most people forget to wipe down on a weekly basis is, the remote control.

I know, it’s not a hotel remote, only you and the family use it. But remember, its used when your or the kids are sick, after coughing, eating, licking fingers, etc. These unnoticed habits, can leave behind a ton of populating germs.

Best way to wipe down the remote, is with a wrung out cloth or paper towel mixed with vinegar and water. A quick wipe over will kill bacteria and germs.

Tough to reach in between buttons? Use a cotton swab to get in the small spaces.

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It’s My Hairbrush, Doesn’t Need to be Cleaned. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: It’s My Hairbrush, Doesn’t Need to be Cleaned. hair brush

When you go to a salon or barber, you’ll notice they have that blue jar of liquid soaking scissors, combs and brushes. It sanitizes the tools, in between clients. Yes, if you’re the only one using your brush or comb, it doesn’t need to be cleaned between every brushing. But, it should be cleaned every so often.

Remove all clumps of stray hair and run a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol over the brush, while soaking in between the bristles. Let dry. If you wish, rinse after 10 minutes and let air dry.

If you want to do all the hair tools at the same time get a shallow dish that would allow them all to soak at the same time. Mix water, vinegar and a little bit of shampoo. Add to the dish and let tools soak for 30 minutes. Rinse and let air dry.

Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!


Match Foundation Perfectly. Quickie:

By Tia Cristy


Quickie: Match Foundation Perfectly.


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The best way to match foundation to your complexion is apply to your jaw line. Finding the one that blends the best will be your perfect match! When looking at a bottle in the store take it to a mirror and hold the bottle to the jaw and pick whats closest. Some complexions may need a mix of 2 colors.

Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!


What Does Craving Sweets Have To Do with your Health?

By Tia Cristy


What Does Craving Sweets Have To Do with your Health?

Delicious Chocolate Cake



I keep craving candy and other sweets! I just can’t help myself. During my workday, I hit the vending machine at least once a day, for a candy bar. At night, I want cookies! Why can’t I stop? It’s like I need to have it! Why?  Sam, 41


Tip From Tia:

Around this time of year till year’s end; sweets are going to be inevitable. As we finish the summer’s ice cream sunday’s and carnival treats, we roll on, where the cold weather will be coming in soon enough and upcoming holidays, will surround us with tasty treats. But that is no reason to splurge on the cane, sugar that is.

There are many reasons other than the time of year, you body wants the sweets. For example, after you eliminate the reason of boredom or just part of a scheduled routine, you must than appreciate, the human body is super smart and it will crave what it needs. We, ourselves are not as smart at understanding our bodies! Instead of us
eating spinach for calcium, we’ll grab the ice cream from the freezer.

Ask yourself; is it a certain kind of candy or sweet you’re craving?
Perhaps, if you keep craving peanut butter cups, it could be several
different things; your body may need protein, which the peanut butter would give you.

Chocolate itself has many benefits, for instance, it can soothe a person. A depressed individual will feel relief after ingesting chocolate. A woman eats chocolate close to her cycle because, it actually does elevate her symptoms. Chocolate also helps with digestion. Think if you need candy or desert after you’ve eaten a heavy meal.

If it’s just any sort of sugar rush, than, sugar could be what your body is craving. If that’s the case, more than likely you are not producing enough natural sugars because of your diet.

Or, a bad thing, could be you have yeast in your gut and it’s feasting off the sugar, which can cause cravings. That is not good, because once is feeds off large doses of sugar it allows bad yeast to multiply, quickly.

So you need to be proactive and rule out any stomach issues or other recent body complaints, if you can’t rule out feeling crappy, call your
doctor! It’s better to be safe than sorry. You may need a blood test to make sure your yeast (ask for this test specifically, routine blood tests don’t test for it) and sugar aren’t off balance.

Now, if you were able to rule out that you don’t have any issues,
except you want sweets, well then, ask yourself are you getting enough grains or fruits in your diet? Most dieters remove breads from their daily menu, but you need to be sure you are replacing those natural sugars with something else, like oatmeal or whole-meal breads.

Try using healthy foods to reduce that incorrigible sweet tooth. Substitute cupcakes with cornbread muffins. Carrot sticks are actually high in sugar so eating them can fulfill a sugar craving, but give you organic nutrition.

And if it’s a mind soother your body is trying to achieve, eating
better will be a positive start to a more positive attitude. Candy and deserts are a fine intake when taken in small doses. So use your judgement and be sure to always keep your doctor in the loop about any changes you make including diet.

Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!


What you actually require to Know before Getting Bangs- Top 8 things to consider before going for bangs. Guest Blogger, Sophia

By Guest Blogger, Sophia


What you actually require to Know before Getting Bangs-

Top 8 things to consider before going for bangs.


If you are conscious about your look and you are going to get bangs, you need to consider the below mentioned points at first before Getting Bangs:

“Lady's Face Covered With Long Straight Hair” by stockimages
“Lady’s Face Covered With Long Straight Hair” by stockimages

1. Know Your Hair Texture And Face Shape At First:

As your hair texture plays a big role in picking which bangs are best for you, same is the case with your face shape if you don’t want to look horrible after you get your hair cut. This is for the reason that certain fringe styles are not suitable for all hair textures and face shapes. Therefore, it is always good for you to decide what style suits you the best.

2. Get someone with similar hair style:

Choose a celebrity or even a friend with bangs and take suggestions from her. This will help you choose your favorite hair style. This will also assist you to shun any type of disappointment once you make decision to get bangs.

3. Bangs are high-maintenance style:

You must always know that Bangs are high-maintenance style. So, before getting bangs, determine whether you are able to get it trimmed it every month or not. Don’t make quick decisions.

4. Styling your hairs first can get complicated :

If you are to get bangs at the first time, then it becomes very difficult for you to find the right routine, products and tools to style your fringe and get the look you want. Also be prepared for costly extra oily bangs.

5. Bangs can cause bad skin:

Nevertheless, this depends on your skin type and hair texture, always be prepared for irritation on your forehead and skin and extra oil can force you for another fringe.

6. Bangs are not suitable for everyone:

Bangs are not suitable for all even if their face is fit for bangs. Additionally, you should not go for fringe at all the times. But once you go for bangs, there are high chances that you will love getting them once again.

7. Your makeup habit may vary:

“Woman Checking Face Skin In Mirror” by marin
“Woman Checking Face Skin In Mirror” by marin

If you go for bangs, it is highly possible that your current signature makeup might change. If you draw your eyebrows usually getting bangs may facilitate you to skip that, but you will have a dramatic eye makeup look and sporting lippies.

8. Your bangs will grow just like your hair:

Your bangs grow with just like your hair and you have to be prepared for unattractive and awkward look if you don’t maintain it timely.

Bangs definitely require some adjustments from time to time. Follow the above mentioned tips and suggestions and look attractive with your bangs.

I am Sophia, a hair expert with more than 10 years experience in hair care & styling for all kind of hair. I have done lot of research on different hair types to understand which products suits to a particular person and what hair styles will enhance their natural beauty. Contact me for any kind of information and tips regarding hair care & styling.

Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

Tips In Action: Look your Best on Photo Day

By Tia Cristy

Tips In Action: Look your Best on Photo Day makeup tips

Photo Day at work or school can be a bit unnerving. From making sure your hair is perfect, your skin is clear and let alone the right color outfit; you just want to make sure all your best features are highlighted.

Eyes, cheeks or lips are easy to make outstanding in you picture. But if you need definition in certain areas don’t be afraid to grab your shadow brush and dark eyeshadow to define those tricky areas. For example, under the jawline is a great place to enhance for photos. You can also strengthen your cheeks under the apples or the definition of your nose.

You don’t have to be a professional to do this, but I do recommend practicing a few times before photo day so you see what complements you best. Take your own photo to make sure it works.

Add more shadow if needed or wipe away the heaviness. Once you’ve got the feel for it, you’re ready to say “cheese”. After the photo day shot, no need to wash your augmentation off, just blend in with a tissue or hand. Toning it down will give a natural everyday wear appearance.

 Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

5 fluffy things you have to have. By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.


5 fluffy things you have to have.


People would agree that there’s nothing more beautiful than cue, fluffy things, especially if you consider that irresistibly soft and airy feeling they create at the lightest touch. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine how your fingers are gently passing through a pleasant downy texture or a fluffy item which slowly cuddles your face. The feeling is priceless and incomparably enjoyable. Loving soft, furry items is deeply connected with pristine instincts created during prehistoric times; that’s why we all love fluffy things so much. We offer you a list of fluffy items that everyone should have:

1. Velvety stuffed toys

“Teddy Bear” by bigjom
“Teddy Bear” by bigjom

When it comes to stuffed toys, it doesn’t matter if you are a mature person or a cheerful kid, because they are simply resistless. Plethora of nicely shaped and colourful toys, from fleecy teddy bears to woolly elephants in maxi size, definitely belongs to timeless items, so don’t hesitate to host one in your bedroom or in the corner of your sofa. Not only they will remind you of pleasant moments you enjoyed during your childhood, but they will put a smile on your face whenever you touch their soft surface.

2. A fluffy pet
Is there anything cuter from a perky cat with glamorously fluffy tail and soft fur? Well, probably not. So, regardless of whether you already have a pet or you’re just looking to welcome one into your home, a Persian cat which looks like a little ball of fur is definitely something what will fill your days with enjoyment and fun. Just imagine having a fluffy little creature in your lap during a cold winter, and you’ll wonder how you could ever spend your days without her. In case you are not fond of cats, that can be a dog or a rabbit, just make sure it’s the fluffiest thing you’ve ever touched.

3. Puffy home accessories
If you want your home to radiate an ever-present comfort and warmth, you should consider getting at least one fluffy home item. Think about woolly cashmere blankets that offer delightful warmth while it’s cold outside, or consider turning your after-bath moments into incomparable pleasure by using fluffy cotton towels. Kids are crazy about fluffiness, and some of the things you definitely should bring into your kid’s room are fluffy kids’ rugs, which provide an enjoyable softness under the feet and, of course, cosy warmth.

“Slippers” by winnond
“Slippers” by winnond

4. Cushy slippers
Your feet need a special treatment, especially if you have had long, busy days during the week. Fleecy and warm slippers are probably the most comfortable thing you can have on your feet while resting in your home, not to mention that there are a bunch of tremendously funny designs you can choose from. Depending on what you like the most, you can pick soft spa flip flops, lovely bunny slippers to match with your pyjama party outfit or puffy ones shaped as your favourite cartoon or comic book character. Whichever slippers you choose, one thing is sure – you’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds.

5. Funny and downy key pendants
You probably have a thousand keys in your purse or on the hook next to your entrance doors, and they are excellent for connecting with another fluffy item – a key pendant. The choices are endless here, so you can, for instance, pick lavishly fluffy ball keychain made of artificial fur or cute animal-shaped key pendants which can look very chic if attached to your bag.

Some things never go out of fashion which is exactly the case with those beautiful fluffy items. They will offer you pleasure, a tremendous dose of softness and an opportunity to say: “It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!”

Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

Send Your Kids To School With A Message.

By Tia Cristy

Send Your Kids To School With A Message.
"Bread With Strawberry Jam" by Rawich
“Bread With Strawberry Jam” by Rawich

School is back in session for some, as of today. Some kids go back next week or earlier this year. Either way,  mom’s and dad’s want their kids to know they’re thinking of them during the day, but don’t want to take a chance they may embarrass their children, in front of their peers.

So, what are some great ways to leave a personal message, without the hazard of them being ridiculed by others. Older kids that have established their self-esteem, may not be flustered by their friends bantering them, because you left a sweet note in their lunch bag. But, if your kid is just starting out with the social haven of school, why not try some alternative ways, that only you and your kids know.

Write a message with mustard on their sandwich. Put the message on the bread and press it against the other piece to seal the message. Then, pull the pieces apart and stack the ingredients atop of your message. At lunch, they can peek in between, to see what you said.

If your kids don’t like mustard, that’s okay. Make up messages for cookies. Like, Chocolate chip means, hugs. Going healthy instead, apple slices could mean kisses. Why not so both, so when they open up their lunch and see chocolate chip cookies and apple slices, they know your sending hugs and kisses.

Get creative and also include your child in making the messages. It’s a great time to spend together. And then, when they’re at school, they’ll know that you are thinking of them.

Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!


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