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Monday, 20 February 2017

Nail trends 2017

Hi Everyone,
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As you know I am a nail tech and 2017 is a exciting year for us in the industry.

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Every year I am surprised with the latest trends. I loved last years monochrome and mermaid styles.
If you were to ask me what is my all time favorite brand of nail polish is. I would say with no doubt at all Essie!
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I love ESSIE! I buy my polish from  www.ellisons.co.uk I find they are the cheapest around and the fastest delivery for any beauty products.  Next week Ellison are releasing a Ebook on 2017 top nail trends and I will be first in line to read it.

ES1346300 - essie gel couture 13.5ml,  Twill Seeker ES1348200 - essie gel couture 13.5ml, Rock the Runway ES1348900 - essie gel couture 13.5ml, Bubble Only
So far this year I think Matte is the stand out trend again not a new one but it is highly requested.  Using Essie matte about you.  Also the reverse french and french with colour instead of classic white. 

With it being winter a lot of dark colors like Essie Trill seeker, Rock the runway and Bubble only are top of my clients list. I adore the couture collection all available at ellisons. The top coat for this collection is amazing so pop some in your basket for days of chip free shiny nails.  


ES1349000 - essie gel couture 13.5ml, Gala Vanting ES1349500 - essie gel couture 13.5ml, Caviar Bar

I have to say I have noticed a non trend! ( if that's a thing) Gone are the days for accent fingers. Most client don't want one finger different anymore. They are leaning towards different themes with some wanting completely different colours on each nail! Yes I love this. If I am to be completely honest with you all, I never really got the whole one nail thing but themes I can get on board with.


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This year nails are jewels not tools and they are more like individual works of art then anything else.

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styles don't have to be perfect they are all unquiet and I love that!
Jars, Tinsel, Capacity, Manicure, Ornament, Jewelry
 Glitter and metallic is going no where at all! I predict this will be all over the catwalks again this year!
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 I have also noticed a huge increase in short nails. Yip No More long manageable nails. Client want nails they can work with and short is the new long in the nail world.

What do you predicted the next big nail trend to be? 

MissLJBeauty 






Thursday, 16 February 2017

top tips to beat the cold

Hi Everyone, 

How are you all? 

Well winter is truly here. I mean that in I everyone has colds. I have yet to be affected and I thought I I would do my top tips to prevent and help a cold!


  1. I know I say it about everything but DRINK WATER. I believe the route to good health can be found in being hydrated. 
  2. Pack in those vitamins especially vitamin C. Oh no not more tasty fruit and veg. Get your body ready to fight any infection that it encounters.
  3. Stay active! Yip get some exercise. A healthy body and happy mind.
  4. Get prepared! Stock up on cold and flu remedies I use The Independent Pharmacy (15 % discount code NEW15) for all my medications. I always have Benylin in the cupboard. 
  5. REST, Its here, you have done your best to fright but even the best of us cant beat it all the time. It is OK to rest relax and let your body heal its self. Let the medication do the hard work. That's what boxsets are made for right? 
  6. Avoid alcohol it will make you 1000% worse. 
  7. If your symptoms last longer than a week or get worse don't be afraid to call your doctor for advice or help especially if you have a underlying health condition.  I have asthma and I have seen the doctor thinking I had a cold and I had a sever chest infection. 
  8. Use steam. I find steam really helps clear my sinus. boil some water and pop a couple drops of tea tree oil in and a towel over your heal and breath in the nice steam. ( plus free facial). 
  9. Sweet Tea fixes everything right?
  10. Up your calories. Wait what did she just say. Your body is fighting the infection hard give the diet a bit of a miss and eat. Now is not the time to do the 5:2 or detox you had planned 
Hope you enjoy my tips to beat the cold 

MissLJBeauty 

Should Women Pick Their Own Engagament Rings?

HI everyone, 


How are you?

It might sound crazy, but these days more and more women are putting in their two cents when it comes to choosing their engagement rings. What was typically deemed as a 'man's job' has now reverted to being a decision that many women would just rather make on their own. In many cases, it's little wonder - the market for engagement rings (in fact, rings of any kind) is vast and complicated. There are different jewels to choose from, different carats (find us a man who knows what a carat is, seriously!) and of course, they all cost a pretty penny. If you are in two minds about whether or not to pick your own engagement ring, read on and see if it helps you make a decision…

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Being upfront

In some cases, the topic of marriage between certain couples isn't something that is kept a secret. Some pairs are very open about it, and marriage is discussed in a factual and open manner - it is simply something both parties know is going to happen for them at some point. If you are your partner have 'agreed' to get married at some point, you can get away with being a bit more blunt about making a decision on the ring. Speak to your partner about what kinds of factors you expect your ring to have. For example, maybe you have always had a thing for sapphires, or perhaps you just want a simple, understated wedding band. Plus, if you can be open with your partner about the prospect of an engagement ring, at least you know he'll probably get it right the first time!

Dropping hints

If a wedding is not 100% on the cards just yet, but you still want to point your man in the right direction when it comes to rings, you might want to try dropping some hints. How subtle they are will be dependent on how much of a sleuth you are - or how shameless you are! If you are passing a jewelry shop, take your partner over to 'browse' some of the selection with you. Alternatively, if you want your hint to be a little more low-key, leave open a Pinterest page on engagement rings you like, or forget to close the tab that is all about Verragio rings. Even if your boyfriend is usually slow when it comes to picking up on hints, he would struggle to miss these!


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Trusting his judgment

Of course, in some cases, you may trust your partner enough to make the right decision about your engagement ring. Consider a few things carefully - is he already a man of good taste, with a sharp dress sense and an eye for the finer things in life? If so, you probably don't have much to worry about, and you can trust that when the time comes he will present you with a ring you'll fall in love with. Plus, this also means much less hard work for you!

MissLJBeauty

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

is a Tattoo forever?

Hi Everyone, 

How are you? 

Lets talk tattoos shall we? I have recently been looking into getting a tattoo. As you know I am a sports masseuse. In my job I see clients tattoo's some are just stunning and I get a bit jealous.

Some client are ashamed of there tattoos and this has me thinking about weather my decision is being influenced by the negative people I speak to. My husband and some of my friends have tattoos. My problem is I haven't found a design that I wouldn't change my mind about within a few months. I love my husband but his tattoo is terrible! I mean really bad! 

In his younger days he was a white water kayaker and during a drunken trip to Norway he got a paddle on his back. It is awful. It looks more like a pair of glasses then a paddle. With age it has faded and really looks weird. 

Here comes my research into tattoo removal. With this I have decided that only laser tattoo removal would be an option the other seem a bit barbaric. 
there is Dermabrasion, Which is scrubbing off the skin layers No thanks. Ouch!
what about getting the tattoo cut out. yuk  or TCA this is an acid treatment which again removes the layers of skin. No thanks I like the layers of skin I have grown. So that's It there only one option left.  

Laser tattoo removal
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 I worked in a dental clinic which also did laser eye surgery and I have seen the wonderful result this has achieved so I am confident in laser treatments. 

Laser works by firing laser light in to the tattoo to brake down the ink partials. Your body will naturally attack these little partials and absorb them away. Thus not harming the skin like the other removal techniques. 

I have decided I would use Pulse Light Clinic London . Who have the newest techniques called Picosure & PicoWay laser tattoo removal. These work on all colours even the hardest to remove which is green and blue. They are less painful and require less sessions to get results. I'm sold. Check out this video. 

Oh my gosh how gorgeous are these two girls. Pulse light clinic is one of only two clinic which has this revolutionary Technics.   The average removal is between 3-8 sessions. Plus I feel reassured they are well established and have practiced for over 15 years. 

I now feel complete comfortable that if and when I decided to get a tattoo if I need it removed I know where I would go. 

Have you got a Tattoo? 
MissLJBeauty x

Make 2017 Your Year of Adventures with films

Hi Everyone, 

How are you all?

Can you believe its nearly February I have blinked and missed this year for sure. I am craving adventure at the moment there is something about January that always makes me think about life in this way. 

I have been having a bit of a filmathon this month and I thought I would share what I have been watching.  All available here
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The Legend of Tarzan - This film is amazing and actually quite scary in parts. Tarzan returns to the Congo to become a trade ambassador for Parliament, after years living a a "normal" man with this wife Jane.  unbeknowing to him this is a big plot by the evil king of Belgium envoy.  This film is so beautiful the scenes are so intense and gripping you are on the edge of you seat the whole way through. I need to take a minute for Tarzan abs - HOW ARE THESE REAL. 

Pan- a peter pan story. Everyone knows the story of peter pan the boy who never grow up!
Peter is in an orphanage in London until one night he is whisked away to never land cue pirates and fairys and they world of unknown. peter go on a life changing journey to find his heritage. I think this is the closest to how I imagined peter pan as I grow up. 
 
Interstellar - This is a struggle to find man kind a new home after earth is ravaged by famine. A former nasa pilot turned farmer is head hunted to form part of a team to investigate a worm hole which has been discovered. You watch as he says goodbye to his daughter and son in law to investigate this new universe. I really dont want to spoil this one for you its so gipping. you have to watch it to find out. 

In The Heart of the Sea - You want action this has action! My dad is a deep sea fisher man one of the last up here and i'm not sure if that is why films like this grip me. I have never watched the perfect storm and I am sticking to this! This is a true story so I was a bit hesitant. I know you are thinking get a grip. We have technology now but anything with the sea and I'm a wimp!

A new England whaling ship called the Essex sets sail unknowing this will be the trip that will change there life's. they are attacked by a whale of massive proportions. This is where the story Moby dick originated. The remaining crew must do the unthinkable to stay alive. The first mate is set on killing the allusive whale. 

Mad Max - max is a loner who is just trying to stay alive. he is sweep up with a band of people fleeing the wasteland trying to stay safe form the crazy warlord. This one wasn't really for me if you like car chases then you should like this one. 

Wizard of Oz- the classic story of Dorothy who is swept up in a tornado in to a magical world of tin men lions and scare crows. Dorothy must find her way home.  How doesn't love this warm and fuzzy story and I love to pop this on when you need a little joy in your life. put it on and I better you will be singing along. 


What have you been watching this month? 

MissLJBeauty

Monday, 30 January 2017

yt industries Jeffsy

Hi Everyone.

How are you all today.

As promised a first impressions on my new baby my yt-industries.com Jefffsy mountain bike.
This bike is so light compare to my old Boardman full suspension. I just love the look of this bike. He is a looker that is for sure. I know my bike is a good buy. Especially when my best friend who is way better on a bike than me tells me she is jealous of him.
Aw Listen to that clicky wheel. Just Yes!






Slowly learning how to use Jeff. I have found Like any new Bike I have to relearn how to do things I could do before. The difference in weight in this bike is extreme. I have made loads of improvements in climbing since having Jeffsy In my life. I am on a work out program so My fitness is improving but this bike was made not only for the up hills but for the down too.  I honestly can't recommend this bike enough for someone who like me is looking to improve there skills and take the next step in biking.
Sorry about the blurry photo the hubby isn't used to my new Iphone 7 yet. 



My new Bikes Spec

FRAME
JEFFSY ALUMINIUM 29" M

REAR DERAILLEUR
SHIMANO SLX 

WHEELSET
DT SWISS M1900 SPLINE 

SHOCK
ROCKSHOX MONARCH R 

SHIFTER
SHIMANO SLX 

FRONT TIRE
ONZA IBEX 

FORK
ROCKSHOX PIKE RC 

CASSETTE
SUN RACE MX3 11-42 

REAR TIRE
ONZA IBEX 

TRAVEL FRONT/REAR
140MM / 140MM
CHAIN
SHIMANO CN-HG54 

STEM
RACE FACE ÆFFECT 

HEADSET
ACROS AZX-203 

BRAKES
SHIMANO SLX 

HANDLEBAR
RACE FACE SIXC CARBON

CRANKSET
RACE FACE ÆFFECT SL 
UBERBIKE 30t CHAINRING

DISCS FRONT/REAR
SHIMANO SLX 200MM / 180MM

SEATPOST
ROCKSHOX REVERB STEALTH 

BOTTOM BRACKET
RACE FACE 

GRIPS
RACE FACE LOVE HANDLE 

SADDLE
SDG CIRCUIT 

PEDALS
NUKEPROOF ELECTRON EVO

I have had a chain guard added and gone tubeless and have now switched out the seat which is worthy of its own post coming soon 

welcome to my new bike 

MissLJBeauty xox 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

how to stop Smoking

Hi Everyone, 

its 2017 and I have been thinking a lot about health. When I was growing up everyone smoked and I was the the odd one out who never did it. I was the kid who would throw her parent cigarettes in the fire. Yes that was me. I still have never smoked and I have to say I don't really understand smoking. 

I know a lot of people its a new years resolution to quit smoking.  So I thought I would do some research in to how to help to quite smoking. 


  1. The top result seems to be to be to switch to vaping. I worked with one girl who swears by this and changed her habit to this and she says she has seen benefits for smoking cigarettes. NHS research says that two in every three people who try to quite smoking successfully do this with the help of vaping.  Check out eshish there is so much more choice with e-cigarettes you can have different flavors from rice pudding to menthol. that sounds so much more appealing than cigarettes to me. I know that having something to hold is a big thing. So this would help. Plus vaping is more socially acceptable. 
  2. Smoking like any addiction is hard to kick. it will be a long road to being smoke free. I know when I am trying to kick habits or make new goals. I like to make list of why I want to do it and stick it to the fridge and you can have a quick read to give you a boost in times of cravings. 
  3. DO NOT GO COLD TURKEY this will not work. You will fall of the wagon. slowly cut down. this will give you a better chance of sticking to your goal. 
  4. Gum. nicotine gum normal gum what ever detracts your mind. 
  5. Contact your doctor! Yes seems silly but they are health care professionals and will help you in the process. 
  6. Tell people. You need support. You will want to tell people when you need support and get crankie. Join a support group!
  7. Start something new. Join a gym. learn the guitar. start a book club. Whatever you can do to occupation your mind
  8. Be positive! Don't give your self a hard time if you  have a slip you are human you are aloud to fail. just dust your self off and try again. Do you really care if Dave in accounts did it with no slips and quit in 5 minutes. No one is perfect. Think yes I slipped but look how great I did before that!
  9. Have a lot of healthy food in your house, I know my friend put on weight trying to stop smoking. As she needed something to take the craving away. 
  10. Drink water. I know you are thinking what? But when you are dehydrated your brain can not function properly and everything is magnified and become worse. So grab that water!
Good Luck 
MissLJBeauty 



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