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If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you may know that I am dealing with a fibroid situation. Instead of having surgery, which I don’t feel is the only option, I started seeking natural ways to heal my body on my own. Through my research Hempseed was mentioned as an overall health booster. Hempseed can be pretty expensive depending on where you purchase from so it took me some time to actually acquire some. In TJMaxx one day I stumbled across a package from the brand OMG Organic and it was on clearance for $7.00, the cheapest I had seen it. For the past 2 to 3 weeks I have been adding the hempseed to my bottle of purified water, and I drink that 5 days a week.

At the time I started, I had breakouts on my face, and I noticed it clearing up throughout the time frame of drinking the hempseed and water so I decided to do a bit of research on the benefits of hempseed, let’s discuss….

Hempseed are seeds from the hemp plant or Cannibas Sativa. No these seeds will not get you high, the seeds contain a small trace of THC (TetraHydroCannabinoids), approximately 0.3% to 1.5%.

GLA, a necessary building block for certain prostaglandins, is found in Hempseed. GLA rich foods have been noticed to help people with:

ADHD, heart disease, obesity, PMS, and skin allergies

Hempseed oil is known to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Hempseed is high in fiber, it can relieve constipation and feeds the probiotics in your gut.

Hempseed oil can help to improve dry skin and inflammation caused by eczema.

Hempseed is another source high in omega 3-fats (healthy fats)

Lastly, hempseeds are known to improve high blood pressure and cardiovascular health.

With all of these great benefits, why not incorporate hempseed into your diet and lifestyle?


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Hempseed…why you need them!

beauty, nails

Hey dolls! Gents, welcome 😙…so here it is 2017 and I have had the hardest time maintaining length to my nails for 3 years or so now. My most prized nail moment was 2014 when my nails looked like this…

I have tried everything I could think of, doing all the same things, and nothing. Fast forward to a month ago when I took the tips and acrylic off that I had on for over a month…

You can’t see it but my nail beds look horrible, still do! The only thing I had going for me was that my nails were so hard despite having the acrylic on and that’s because once my nails started growing, I applied nail strengthener under my nail. I vowed from that moment on I would get back focused on the health and growth of my nails because I want my 2014 nails back.

I know some may think they are just nails, it’s not that serious but I beg to differ. Your nails say a lot about your overall health. Issues with your heart, liver, or lungs can reflect through your nails. Anemia, psoriasis, hepatitis, diabetes, you name it, your nails can be the first sign to these diseases. Also, presentation is everything. As an entrepreneur in the beauty field, before I put my best foot forward, I want to put my best hands forward.

So, how do I care for my nails? Every two weeks I do a detailed manicure, every week I do an almond oil nail soak, I keep nail hardner on and under my nails, I give me nails and day to breath, I eat very healthy, and drink water all day long.  Here are the products I’m using…


The Up & Up Target brand is the one I’ve been using for years…I usually have the one pictured which is the strengthening one and I have the green one, but I tried out the soak off one, I do not like it…its horrible for natural nails, very drying.  The green one from the Up & Up brand I use first to remove my polish because it has more acetone than the one pictured, and I use the one pictured last because it is the strenthening one.


I always have 2 nail boards (one for work, one for home), one is less abrasive, the other you can really get a great shape with. If your nails are weak, stay away from the black boards they are more so for gel nails. I have a nail file for cleaning under the nail, cuticle sticks to push back my cuticles and to clean up polish, and a cuticle clipper,  because I believe in doing so. I’ve been doing it for so long, I’m self taught with a lot of my personal care.  Pushing back cuticles only does so much but please have a professional clip your cuticles if you are new the nail care game.


I’ve been using this brand of cuticle cream for 3 years, and usually I have the Orly cuticle oil which does wonders not only for the cuticles but your nails as well. The Gelish brand is ok to me, I saw more of a difference with the Orly brand.  When pushing back your cuticles you want to do so with some form or cream so that they are softened, and you need cuticle oil to keep the moisture sealed in.


Yep even though it’s just me, I clean my cleansing tools every time with…


The first three never change, I know these products work because they got me to my 2014 nails. The topcoats change, I was a huge fan of the NYC In A New York Minute Topcoat because it dries so quick and my polish lasted so long.  I always add garlic pieces to my nail hardner as a strengthener, the Maximum Growth does exactly what it says it will, and the blue bottle of hardener is more like a gel polish.

The only thing I’ve had to change is my Hair/Skin/Nails vitamins. I was using Nature’s Bounty until I found out Soy can be very bad for the body and since I am dealing with a fibroid issue I’ve had to eliminate a lot from my body. Most Hair/Skin/Nail vitamins have soy so please be mindful. The brand I use now is…

They seem to be working well, and I feel good in knowing there is no soy.

Here is how my nails have been growing the past 4 weeks…

And now…

You can follow me on my nail journey on Instagram,

I hope you found this post informative, thank you so much for reading!


Lifestyle & Social Media Blogger: Tia Danielle

Mission 2014 Nails In Full Effect

beauty, health & wellness, lifestyle, skincare

Aloe: Benefits, Uses, & more!

Hello all!  Today I want to share with you why aloe is the plant to have and the juice to drink.

Here is a tiny bit of back story about Aloe.  Aloe comes from tropical climates and used for medicinal/agricultural purposes.  Between America, Europe, Asia, and Africa there are 240 varieties of aloe.

I was introduced to the aloe plant at a very young age because my grandfather had a garden and loves his plants and herbs. Anytime you get a cut, burn, or scrape, aloe is your fixer upper.  A couple of weeks ago my nephew broke out in a rash on our way to New York.  I had pieces of the leaf on me and rubbed the gel on every spot, by the time we reached New York his skin was clear!

Over the past few years it seems like this plant that’s been around for many years, is now getting the recognition it deserves. You no longer have to go to plant shops or home improvement stores to purchase them, they now sell huge aloe leafs in grocery stores in some states.

When it comes to using aloe internally like with aloe juice, I would suggest purchasing the ones that are at health food stores or in the pharmacy section of your grocery store.  Dr. Axe of says that in approved commercial products, there is a certification program that validates the quality & quantity of aloe vera.

I started using it all over my skin in 2012.  I have always been into skincare so I would buy the plant from Home Depot, pick the leaf, open it up and put the gel all over then apply lotion.  It was very time consuming so that didn’t last long.  Now I am back doing it again but I only apply to my face and sometimes the back of my hands and cuticles.

On the face it acts as a mask which you can leave on for about 20 minutes and wash off.  I leave it on my face, the gel tightens up and pulls the skin which I feel will help with wrinkles and fine lines.  Once it tightens I then add oil to moisture.

I also drink aloe vera juice…………

I drink about a half a cup, and what it does for you is help alkaline the body and PH levels, it hydrates, and based on the vitamins and minerals aloe contains; A, C, E, calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium, you are sure to get a nutritional boost.

Other benefits:

-can clear up acne & scars from breakouts (gel)

-detox the liver

-great hair and scalp moisturizer

-heals cold sores

-reduces inflammation (drink)

If you have any preconditioned issues like diabetes or crohns disease, consult with your doctor or simply do your research first!


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Natural Deodorants

I started using natural deodorants once everything started making sense to me. Literally everything we put in or on our bodies affects our chemical makeup.  You may think you are just rubbing on a product to absorb your sweat or stop you from sweating, but it’s deeper than that.

Just like any other product that isn’t good for, deodorants and antiperspirants contain a list of ingredients you aren’t able to pronounce or contain parabens, aluminum and other toxic ingredients that should not be entering our bodies.

Let’s briefly discuss a few common ingredients:

BHT-Butylated Hydroxytoluene…there is some evidence that this organic compound can irritate the respiratory system, and there have been animal studies showing the formation of tumors & high doses of developmental issues.

Parabens-quoted from…”parabens can mimic hormones in the body and disrupt functions of the endocrine system”

Aluminum…has been linked to breast cancer, can block your sweat glands and stop you from perspiring, and studies say that once aluminum gets into your pores and combines with your chemical makeup (DNA) it can cause changes in your cells.

These are just a few reasons why I stick to more natural products, and the two I have been using within the past 3 months are…

The most recent…

I love both of them, the latter I wanted to try because it was a spray on deodorant and I wanted to see how effective it was and I must say I works just as well as the other types.  This deodorant soothes your skin as it combats odor, allows your skin to breathe, and 99.9% of the ingredients I can pronounce and understand what they are. Products like this I am happy to put on my skin!


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