Tuesday, 24 May 2016

EveryBODY dance with me

Hi everyone, 

It's not often I share a press release I have received but this one is such a positive message I had to! 

everyBODY Dance

Selfridges Exchange Launches Exclusive Film in Partnership with The Lowry

Selfridges Exchange has launched an exclusive new short film, commissioned by The Lowry, as part of the store’s national everyBODY campaign.

Entitled everyBODY Dance, the beautiful and evocative film – shot in black and white – shows a range of people of all ages dancing in a range of

different styles on a stage in an empty theatre.

You can view the film here:

Commissioned by The Lowry in partnership with Selfridges, the film was created by award winning British production company, Dusthouse.

Shoppers and passers-by will be able to watch the two-minute film in the store’s windows (facing on to Exchange Square) until late June.

Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, said: “The film shows the type of movement that the body is capable of – and how this can become


‘Like so many other forms of art, dance is a great way for people to express themselves and articulate what’s going on in their life - and the lives of those around them. Selfridges’ everyBODY campaign chimes perfectly with that belief and we are delighted to bring the beauty of people dancing to their Manchester store.”

The everyBODY campaign, which launched in March and continues until June, aims to celebrate the body; enhancing it, supporting it and strengthening it. Other activity has included pop up workout classes, healthy dining and beauty and wellness events in both Selfridges Exchange Square and Selfridges Trafford.

For more information on the everyBODY campaign and Selfridges visit

I love positivity when it comes to our body's. Our body is our biggest tool and we have to support it so it in turn will support us! 

Missljbeauty xo 


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Packing for a trip

Hi everyone, 

How are you all? 

Sometimes I feel like I'm the last at the party why have I never been to
This site is so good it's turned in to my obsession. It's simple to use has everything from sports good to designer handbags! Oh my gosh you know I love a bargain so a site devoted to this is just my heaven. 

So I am away to the Alps mountain biking in about a month we are driving with 4 people and 4 bikes. So not much room for packing! (Oh no) I have been looking for a 40l bag that's built to withstand a biking trip. I love berghaus but let's face it it's quality and it comes with a whopping price tag. 

I wanted the blue 40l bag which retails at £80. Quite steep for a bag I thought! 
Enter and after a quick search it was on there at £40 yeah get in my basket. 

This bag is small but mighty. I really thought it was going to be tiny but as you can see from the photos it holds a lot of kit. As you can see the glossy box is swamped in it. And my weight fits in fine to. This is just to show you how much this can hold. I like the handy pockets especially the one in the top flap very handy. It's very well mad and to be honest bomb proof it's going to be the perfect bag for the Alps. 

I can't get off this site it's so good so grab a deal! 


Thursday, 12 May 2016

How To Look After Your Mind As You Get Older!

Hi everyone.

As we get older, our memory can start to fade and we can become quite forgetful. We should ensure that we keep our mind working so that we can protect ourselves from brain diseases such as Alzheimer and Dementia. Here’re some ways to look after your mind as you get older.

Keep testing your brain

As you get older, you should still be working your brain so that it keeps being just as effective. It can be hard once we retire to stay motivated. And even when we are younger, using a calculator means we don’t have to use our brains as much when it comes to practical tasks. Test your brain by still working with numbers and keep reading to ensure it’s getting motivation. You can even get some games such as brain training which can help you to test your brain and get it working again. In paper form, you can do games such as sudoku, crosswords and jigsaws to get it ticking!

Take nutrients

Another way to look after your memory is to ensure that you are consuming enough nutrients. A lot of people are not eating enough fruit and vegetables so they are not getting enough nutrients every day which can impair your memory. You can get Choline capsules which have many benefits for neuronal health. Try and stick to a healthy diet every day to keep your mind working.
Communicate with others

The best way to keep your memory working is to ensure you are communicating with others regularly. If you don’t speak to many people, your brain will stop working as well. Try and get out and have a conversation with someone and who knows what you will learn. Having friends is good for your health in general as it keeps you feeling happy and loved.

Get enough sleep

If you are getting less than eight hours sleep at night, your memory may start to deteriorate. You need to have a good night's sleep so that your brain has time to refresh and is ready to go the next day. When we have less sleep, we often wake up feeling exhausted and struggle to remember things. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, try and go to bed earlier and read if you find it hard to sleep straightaway.

Keep working till later in life

Retiring is great as you get to relax after working very hard for so many years. But soon as you stop working, you do not have to use your brain as much. Therefore, you should ensure you keep working as long as you can. If you do want to retire, then make sure you volunteer or start doing a hobby every day so that you are still using your brain every day.

Keep active

You should make sure you keep active if you want to keep your brain working for longer. Doing exercises such as yoga and pilates can help your memory as you are having to concentrate on completing some hard poses. Here’re some other fun exercises you can do.

If you are feeling very forgetful, it might be time to talk to your doctor. They will be able to do some tests to ensure everything is okay with your brain.


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

How To Up Your Beauty And Style Game This Spring

Hi Everyone

Spring is here! The weather is slightly warmer, it’s brighter, and the rainy days are few and far between. Hooray! Spring means everybody is in an overall better mood, so what better time up your beauty and style game? If you want to look on point this spring, these tips can help you:

Invest In Some Fresh Makeup

Spring is the perfect time to invest in some fresh makeup. Why not treat yourself to an amazing foundation that’s sheer but has great coverage? Highlighters are amazing too, and great at giving you a lovely dewy glow for spring time. To look your best in spring, you want to look really healthy and fresh.

Start Incorporating Pastel Colours

Start incorporating pastel colours into your life, whether you’re doing this on your nails, eyes, or clothes. Spring is all about pastel colours. You’re not limited to them of course, but nothing says spring like baby blue and pretty pink shades.

Try Out Floral Patterns

Another sort of spring ‘cliche’, but it still works so why change it? There are all kinds of cute floral patterns you can invest in this Spring, so take a look and see what works for you. There are floral cute modest dresses for those who want to look extra girly too.


Make Your Eyes Pop

Spring is the perfect time to put down the heavy eyeliner and make your eyes pop with a gorgeous bright colour instead. Why not use an electric blue or purple to really stand out from the crowd? You can use a white shadow on your lid first to make sure the colour pops properly.

Go Bold With Brows

Going bold with your brows is a must if you’re keeping the rest of your makeup quite understated. You can make them look thicker with a good brow brush and powder, just make sure you don’t go OTT. Only use what you have naturally, rather than creating a whole new brow on top of your old one.

Go For Pink/Red On Your Lips

Pinky red lipstick is the shade to be seen in this spring. This shade looks amazing with a fresh, dewy face and bold brows as mentioned earlier. Make sure your lips are moisturised before applying your shade so they look kissable and soft!

Halter Necks And Cold Shoulders

You’ll spot a lot of different shapes and styles during spring time. However, something that looks like it’s going to be really popular, is halter neck and cold shoulder style tops and dresses. They’ll add interest to your outfits and show off skin without making you freezing cold.

Try out these tips this spring and you’ll look on point. Spring is the perfect time to drop your old winter wardrobe and makeup habits to create a totally new and exciting look for yourself. Remember, you don’t need to follow the crowd. Feel free to put your own spin on spring makeup and fashion trends to really stand out. Bye for now!


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Why I love MyProtein

Hi everyone, 

How are you all ? 

You all know I'm back to training for my holiday in the alps mountain biking so its back on my protein, I belive that out of all the diets I have done protein is by far the safest and healthiest way to lose weight whist looking and feeling great. 
We have all done diet where we want to kill everyone around us because we are so hungry we feel the world is to blame. 

 Enter into my life the world of protein! I feel the benefits when I'm training of having a high protein diet I feel I can train harder and more important to me I am not snacking as I am full and satisfied. 

 My lastest Haul comes from

What I got 

Diet whey protein in Latte £34.99 for 3kg

I love love love this shake I do my normal add it to unsweetened almond milk and either banana or avocado in my nutrininji and wiz it up and this creates a thick and tasty shake. I love the flavour nice creamy and very latte. This also has green tea extract which I know helped me lose my weight when I was 7 and a half stone years ago. This is so good at maintaining my glucose levels and this alone keeps me from snacking and over eating. I use this as my breakfast most morning and If I need a quick lunch. I can say this is so tasty I cant wait to order more. I got the 3kg pack and this is going strong and will last me so long. You add two large scoops I some times use just one. Two scoops is just 212 calories so perfect with my banana and almond milk for breakfast.

Next up
Protein brownies £11.99 for a box of 12

My husband when crazy for these and he had the majority of them. They kept been stolen!
These tasted like a very naughty treat at 287 calories they where a bit calorie heavy but they really curbed any hunger pangs and great for throwing in your kit bag. My hubby heated his in the microwave a few times. Very chocolatey without the nasty after taste some protein treats can have,

 Protein chox in cookie and cream £18.99 for 12 bars

Oh MY GOSH where has this been all my life! Heaven in a protein formed bar! These are to die for melt in the mouth chewy heaven and at 230 calories not so bad! The perfect protein boost and snack on the go. I couldn't ask for more I have a huge sweet tooth and this really helped me keep this under control while keeping to my plan.

Top on sale at £9.99 This is a large and to be honest very very big on me. I should have got a small. 
But its good quality and would be a nice fit if it was in my size. the range of clothing is awesome and really well prices to which is great to see as I struggle to find good clothes at good prices. 

Have you tried Myprotein? 

There is a huge chance I will putting in another big order and 
there is 50% off there diet and weight gain products 
just add weight50 at the checkout and its free delivery over £50

MissLJBeauty xoxo

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Losing Weight? Here Are Some Things I Recommend You Do Each Week

Hey guys, 
so, we’d all love to lose some weight right? I guess as women, that’s one of the things we pretty much all have in common. The problem is knowing the best ways to lose weight, and figuring out how to stay on the straight and narrow! Believe me; I know first-hand how difficult this last part can be. That’s why I’m going to share some advice with you that I think will really help with this.

Starting the process of losing weight brings so many emotions. You’ll be excited, nervous, overwhelmed and maybe a bit depressed! What I’ve done is come up with a list of processes I think you need to do each week. They will help you to focus on losing the weight, and will make the hard times feel less hard. I’m not saying you have to use all (or any) of these, but they worked well for me! Good luck!
Weigh Yourself
I know a lot of people say you shouldn’t do this, but I think it’s important. I like to know the progress I’m making. For the first few weeks you won’t really notice much change, and then you will! I can’t tell you how good it feels to step onto those scales and see your first noticeable bit of weight loss. Keeping track of your weight shows you how much progress you’re making. And, it means you can give yourself a telling off if you haven't been pushing yourself!
Keep a Diary
On a similar level to weighing yourself, I would suggest keeping a diary. I know this makes you flash back to being 14 again, but stay with me! A diary is an excellent tool for helping you chart your weight loss journey. You can record your progress, and detail what you did each week. It also gives you an outlet to rant about the feelings and worries you might have. Take it from someone who knows - this is a tried and tested formula. I found it highly therapeutic and cathartic during my weight loss experience.
Online Forums
I also don’t think you should overlook the importance of sharing your story. There are thousands of women all over the world who are trying to lose weight right at this exact moment. Many of them will be having similar experiences to you and me. So, get online and check out fitness forums where you can interact with other like-minded people. It’s so important to have morale support when you’re trying to lose weight. And I think there’s something about the company of strangers that really helps make the process better.
Plan Your Meals
I know it sounds horrendous, but you are going to have to be careful about what you eat. Losing weight is difficult and you need to be very disciplined. So it’s important that you do what you can to plan your meals out well in advance. At the start of each week, I suggest you decide what you’re going to have for your meals each day. You could even take my approach and prepare all your meals for the week on Sunday. Or, you might at least want to flick through some recipe books to find the best healthy eating meals you might like to experiment with.
Try Something New
One of the big problems I found with losing weight and keeping fit was the monotony. It can be very dull doing the same things over and over again. A lot of people find it relaxing and stimulating, but I'm definitely not one of them. I need to be engaged and stimulated while I lose weight because it takes my mind off it. And that’s why I found that the best approach to take is to try something new. Each week I like to mix things up a bit and do something I haven’t done in a while, or ever! Sometimes I’ll play sport, other times I might go to a new class at the gym. Sometimes even just running a different route can have a big impact. Make sure you come up with something new to amuse yourself.
Reward Yourself
I am a firm believer in rewarding myself if I feel like I’ve earned it. Now, this is something I’m going to suggest you try. Don’t go over the top with it out it will lose its impact. But, if you’ve had a particularly tough week, or you’ve done really well, reward yourself. Go on a shopping spree, get your nails done, or have a spa day. Something that will really allow you to pamper yourself as a reward for your hard work. Just try to avoid rewarding yourself with things like chocolate and cake. It might sound amazing, but it’s going to put those pesky calories back on, and we don’t want that! It’s important to rewards yourself for that confidence boost, but you have to be sensible about the rewards.

Do a Bit More Each Time
Something I tried out myself and found highly effective was trying to do a little bit more each time. So, each week try to do a little bit more than you did the previous week. This could be something as simple as exercising for an extra five minutes, or doing an extra lap on your run. You will be surprised by how much of an effect this can have. And, because it becomes a gradual thing you don’t even realise you’re doing it. It’s a great way to move your regime up a gear and make sure you’re exerting yourself enough.
So, as you can see ladies, I’m just full of great advice! But seriously, though, losing weight is a very difficult thing to do. It requires plenty of time, effort and discipline. But, it is possible to do in a decent timeframe as long as you apply yourself. If you can take note of the points I’ve made on here, and use them to your advantage, you should be fine. Good luck, happy exercising, and I hope it goes great!

MissLJBeauty xoxo
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