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Is Argan Oil that Magical?

By Tia Cristy

 

Is Argan Oil that Magical?

Green Esthetics Argan Oil
Green Esthetics Argan Oil

Argan oil has been added here and there and just about anywhere, nowadays. Is it really that magical? It’s an oil that claims to be amazing for hair, skin, and nails, but when put to the test what does it offer?

I’ve learned that products that now contain Argan oil doesn’t hurt to have it in there as long as the individual doesn’t have any reaction to the oil. You can find it in shampoo, body cream, face cream, or nail products. The amount of Argan  oil in each individual product is hard to tell from some labels.

Personally, I started using a pure Argan Oil from Green Esthetics. It’s pure Moroccan Argan Oil. It contains no additives.

So what results did I see from adding it into my daily routine?

I started it on my face. I’m very sensitive, so this was a true test. It was fantastic. The oil is light and absorbs quickly. I noticed fine lines reduce within a week or so. It calmed any irritation I had going on prior. Argan oil has been known to heal and prevent acne.

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Next, I tried it on blown dried hair. The slight frizz was tamed, without being weighed down or looking greasy. Also the oil can be used on wet hair for a deep treatment, and then rinse out.

I only tried it on my nails for a few days. That’s were I noticed the crazy results. My nails grew rapidly and strong within three days. Now, I guess it was also a result from my hands applying the oil elsewhere prior, but still the results were quick.

Sound too good to be true? Well here’s a chance to try it yourself for free. TipsfromTia.com and GreenEsthetics.com are giving away a full 30ml size bottle of Moroccan Argan Oil to one lucky winner.

To Enter: Please send your Name, Address and Phone Number to Tia@TipsfromTia.com

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One Lucky Winner will randomly be drawn January 4, 2016

Note: Only one winner will receive a 30ml bottle of Argan Oil valued at $29.95 from Green Esthetics. There is no exchange or cash trade for the winner. TipsfromTia.com will only share the grand prize winners information with Greenesthetics.com for shipping purposes. TipsfromTia.com will not share or sell your information to any third party.

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Sexy Hair Tips is Coming to TipsfromTia.com

By Tia Cristy
Sexy Hair Tips is Coming to TipsfromTia.com

I am so please to present TipsfromTia.com newest contributor, Sexy Hair guru, J. Christian. Before I tell you J.’s first tip he shared with me, let me fill you in on how the stars aligned and our paths crossed.

Photo provided by JChristian https://www.facebook.com/J-Christian-Hair-Studio-144707282212338/
Photo provided by JChristian https://www.facebook.com/J-Christian-Hair-Studio-144707282212338/

I was out and about with a friend the other week. We had just enjoyed a delicious plate of the most incredible sautéed brussels sprouts with goat cheese and we were acquiring our final cocktails, when a group of men walked past us, fully painted ebony with gold leaf swirls painted across their chests. Needless to say, it caught our eyes. The chiseled men posed with patrons as a classy, professional business woman stood guard over them. I asked the woman what was the deal. Marcy, as she introduced herself, told me it was a charity event for the local children’s hospital and her husband, J. Christian and their salon donated their time and painted these live statues for the event. Moments later a man with long, rocker hair, tattoos and rings on every finger opened his arms to me as he said, “Tia, I’m J. Christian.”

J. Christian Studio
J. Christian Studio

J. and Marcy were instantly friends of mine. I adored them for taking time to help the children. Yet, I fell in love as I learned about their history. J. has been an international artist and teacher when it comes to the hair industry. Marcy is the business part. They have one rule with each other, Marcy writes the checks and J. does the hair. The posh J. Christian Studio in Hockessin has one rule too. “Ensure everyone that comes in contact with the salon is elevated by the experience and looks and feels better about themselves and lives.”
Helping children isn’t the only charities J. Christian participates in; they donate a lot of time, yearly raising money for various charities. J. spends his daily time teaching not only his employees on how to be the best to their clients, but also teaches his clients the right techniques for their individual hair types. J. has high standards when it comes to his staff. But, that is what makes the salon so award worthy.

J. Christian Studio
J. Christian Studio

Sitting in his vibrant red chair while he cut my hair using a dry technique, he schooled me on the history of hair care products. The discussion focused more on what ingredients not to use, instead of what products I have to use, like other salons try to do. I found out that he was named a top 6th artist in the world, and this New Yorker chose Hockessin, De. to call home during this time in his life. People will travel to get a cut and color at the J. Christian Studio, and by the time he pulled off my cape I could certainly see why. But, it wasn’t just a cut… It was a fulfilling experience. I felt beautiful and smarter by the time I got out of his chair.
Before I left the studio, I ensured J. Christian for my readers to learn as well. He is now our newest addition to the group and he will contribute hair care tips on a regular basis for TipsfromTia.com.
I welcome him and his company, and I hope you take advantage of his upcoming tips and share TipsfromTia.com links with your friends and family.

Ok, time for the very first tip I got from J. Christian. He shared with me… Don’t put tea tree oil in the shampoo for dandruff. For better results, Apply the tea tree to the scalp  a few minutes before washing your hair to beat dry scalp this upcoming winter.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  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!

Trigger Nail Growth. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

 

Trigger Nail Growth. Tips on Triggers:

Painting Fingernails

You may have heard this as an old wives tale, but it has some true science behind it. Tapping your finger tips, with a few repetitions, can in fact, stimulate the blood to the tips and help in the growth of finger nails and good circulation in the hands.

Remember, it can be rude to tap your fingers while engaged in a conversation, so leave the reps till your in your private time.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  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!

 

Lighten Up Yellow Finger Nails. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Lighten Up Yellow Finger Nails.
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Finger nails can yellow for several reasons including things like, fungus, smoking, dying hair, painting and most commonly wearing nail polish constantly, due to lack of oxygen on the nail.

A tip to lighten that yellowing is getting gauze pads and soaking them in peroxide. Then take the gauze and wrap 1 pad around each finger and leaving them on for about 15-20 minutes. This is good for the nail because of its antibacterial properties and bleaching abilities.

This will give a bleaching effect to the nail that will continue well after removing the gauze, which is more noticeable the next day. The nails can be painted over after the treatment, the treatment just provides health benefits to the nail and nail bed.

If you have major yellowing of the nails, talk to your doctor about nail fungi, and medical support for it.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  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!

 

Is Auto Correct is Dumbing Us Down?

By Tia Cristy

Is Auto Correct is Dumbing Us Down?

"Young Fashionable Woman reading sms" by adamr FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Young Fashionable Woman reading sms” by adamr
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Problem: I have been having problems with my assignments in class. It’s like I forget my elementary  basics when it comes to writing. You might laugh but, I blame it on my texting making me dumb.

 

Tip from Tia: The things we didn’t have to worry about, only a short decade ago.  Is Auto Correct is Dumbing Us Down? (see what I did there, ha!)

The truth is, auto correct is dumbing us down. Writing is a skill we learned. And just like any skill, if you don’t use it; you lose it. Sadly, it has become easier and acceptable to have auto correct on our reliable devices. It saves us time and people have gotten good at deciphering what we mean to say.

It’s been an age old question. Who is the better writer women or men?

Whether it be a man or woman writing, write with skill and intent. Both men and women have strong points in writing.

Some interesting findings from the infographic at Grammarly showed

  •        Women are almost twice as likely than men to spend time on character development.
  •        Men are more likely to write short and straightforward sentences.

Just like any skill, you must remember to practice. And, when it comes to class assignments and the workforce, proper grammar and spelling is thought to reflect your intelligence. I found It’s acceptable and helpful to use resources like spell check and sites like Grammarly.

The brain is a muscle. Remember to exercise it!

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Painful Cuticle. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Painful Cuticle

On the side of your nails, sometimes the cuticle can pull away and become painful and infected. This can happen if your nails are in a need of care. The result is painful, but treating it before an infection sets in, is very important.

When you see the cuticle frayed away from the nail, take a sterilized pair of nail clippers and cut down as close to the skin as possible, without clipping the skin. (Side Note: there maybe no need to trim the nail down, to treat the area)

Rinse with hydrogen peroxide. (it may or may not sting)

Then, apply antibiotic cream to the nail and allow it to soften and heal the cuticle. Reapply ointment if needed. Use a bandage if necessary.

Once the area is healed, it might be a good idea to visit your local manicure table. Nail techs can help get those nails back into shape. Remember above all, nail health starts on the inside. So talk with your doctor if you’re having issues with your nails. A quick change in your diet or B vitamins might just do the trick to having better nails.

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Speed Dry Nail Polish. Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: Speed Dry Nail Polish.

Taking time to pamper yourself is a great thing, all women deserve. But, what happens when you don’t have time for a full mani/pedi; you just have enough time to put a quick coat of polish on the nails. Dry time can put you behind schedule.

Here’s a quick tip to help seal the polish from nicking or smudging. Let the polish air dry for a few minutes. Then, run the nails under lightly running, https://www.patrickhenry.org/services/clomid-success-stories-with-endometriosis/12/ see url go to link http://www.nationalnewstoday.com/medical/cheap-viagra-canada-free-shipping/2/ how to delete mail from iphone 6s plus https://ds-drupal.haverford.edu/dcc/analytics/?mg=ventolin-vs-proventil globalization essay meaning and purpose of research viagra doesnt work for performance anxiety custom ghostwriter service ca types of writing jobs how to write thesis documentation review essays examples https://www.thewelders.org/shows/critical-thinker/41/ pay for essays free natural viagra free trial of viagra http://admissions.iuhs.edu/?page_id=legal-hairloss-treatments-japan http://mcorchestra.org/1601-custom-writing-uk/ writing analysis essay click here go to site https://thedsd.com/women-empowerment-essay/ parents writing college essays sample research article critique apa format tabela kit cialis vaporable for cig get link a persuasive essay buy cheap viagra popular article review writers service online https://ds-drupal.haverford.edu/dcc/analytics/?mg=viagra-efectos resume online help cold water. Water and oil never mix, so the water will raise the oils in the polish a rinse them away. This will help reduce dry time, and nails won’t be tacky.

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By Tia Cristy