Thursday, 14 July 2016

My top 10 ways to relax

Hi Everyone,

How are we all today?

Summer is a very busy time for me. I have a part time job, My own massage business and My blog to keep me busy. Throw in the fact I'm studying for a facial and make up diploma this summer and you could say I feel like I never get a minute to myself. Some times you just want a pillow to scream in Ha Ha.

This has me thinking what do I do to relax. Here is my top Ten things I do in my down time.

1. I work out, No shock to you all there. I jump on my mountain bike with my mates and hit the trails or a quick HIIT session. Boom endorphins!

2. I read the news online from the BBC to the Daily Mail.  I know everyone does this but I find I have to read this at night to find out whats going on in the world after a busy day.

3. Hello My name is Laura and I'm a social media junkie. I love reading twitter and Instagram! I can spend hours looking at the pretty photos and reading comments on them.

4. A little known fact I like a wee flutter or two in Online Casino. I am very sensible and set myself limits. I love the thrill of playing and there such a community feel to it too.

5. I watch YouTubes! I love anything beauty related from FleurDeForce to Dr Pimple popper. My hubby has even said I know more about these people then my own friends Ha!

6. I bake. Not as often as I used to and I am defo no Tanya Burr but I try and my specialty is raspberry and coconut muffins.

7. Cuddling my two dogs. There really is nothing better than a cuddle from my hubby and my pups. I find stroking them is really soothing too. Now I am Scottish and I have always called this clapping a dog. My Hubby is English and finds this hilarious! Apparently this is a Scottish term!

8. A Bath and a hair and face mask watching the latest netflix. Just now for me its my crazy ex girl friend. I love it! its so cheesy that its right up my street. I find after a long day I don't want to watch a gritty drama give me a good old chick flick type series and I'm one happy girl.

9.  Going for a walk sounds simple but I get my friend and we pound the pavement. Its free therapy we get to discuss all our worries and annoyances  that we have had over the last few day and this really helps as it gives you another prospectus. There just somethings your partner will never understand and to be honest you probable don't want them to.

10. Online fantasy shopping. I go on my favorite sites and make endless basket full of items I want. Sometimes I have no intention of buying them but just the act of shopping and browsing makes me happy. Come on how many of you have basket like this? This was in My basket and my hubby got it for my Christmas.

So that's My Top tips what do you do ?


Monday, 11 July 2016

Nutty about butter?

Hi everyone,

I'm back on my fitness mission. Now you may or may not know I am a huge fan of
 And I am a activator of a high protein diet. So I was delighted to received these Nutty butter a new product in the myprotein range!

I am more of a grazer then a 3 meals a day person and I love a good healthy snack. I like to add theses to rice cakes or crackers for a mid morning post work out boost. They are all tasty but my favorite by a smidge is the almond butter. Theses are perfect to bulk out your smooties as well.
and added to check they are heaven to make a chicken satay. I used this cheeky chicken satay but adapted it to my taste no honey!

So why are these so good for me but tasty naughty? 

Let start with the obvious one it contains protein which any health and fitness freak will tell you is the key to staying healthy lean and fuller for longer. Healthy fats these help to regulate your cholesterol levels. Magnesium help fight tiredness and also giving a bit of a kick to your metabolic rate. 
And the one everyone forgets about Vitamin E I wont harp on about the benefit of this but it helps our heart and also helps with energy levels. 

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Tubs start at £12.99 and last forever. So Pop over and try some.
I'm putting in another order as we speak.

MissLJBeauty xox

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Sport Injury Recovery: A Quick Guide

Hi Everyone,
You may or may not know but I am a sport masseuse. I am always seeing people after injury. No matter what kind of sport you take part in, accidents and injuries can easily happen. Not only can they be extremely painful, but some injuries are severe enough to put you out of action for weeks or even permanently. If you’re an active person, this can make you feel defeated and cause you to lose all motivation. But in some cases, the recovery process can actually to boost your determination and improve your technique. So use this guide to making a full recover and come back better than before.

Get a diagnosis

If you’ve sustained an injury, the first thing you need to do is get a medical diagnosis. Many people don’t seek this help straight away as they believe that their pain will eventually wear off. If the pain continues or gets worse, it’s vital that you get medical assistance. The doctors will be able to carry out tests to determine what is causing your pain and discomfort. This is also an excellent opportunity to think carefully about how the injury occurred. Maybe it was caused by another medical issue you have or perhaps it was just human error. Knowing what caused your injury can help the doctor prescribe the best form of treatment. Depending on how severe your injury is, you may need surgery, time off work and help at home.

Start a rehab plan

Once your doctor has given you pain relief for your injury, the next step is to establish a suitable rehabilitation plan. This will give you assistance and support from experts who can help you start to regain movement and strength. This plan will include simple exercises that are tailored to you and your injury. As you progress, these exercises will get more challenging to encourage your body to regain strength and form. The physical therapist and trainers can also help you stop getting injured again in future by improving your balance and posture. They may even help you improve your technique too. Your rehab plan will take time, so it’s important to remain patient even though you will feel frustrated at times. Having a supportive team around you will give you the motivation you need to continue.

Don’t push yourself

No matter what injury you have sustained, it’s important that you don’t rush your recovery. This will only increase the risk of further injury and damage being caused to your body. We all heal at different rates, and it’s important to allow your body to heal fully before rejoining your sports team. Keep yourself preoccupied during your recovery to stay enthusiastic and focused. You could enlist the help of a personal trainer to help you continue to build up your strength. Or you could research what foods can boost recovery. You may even want to use this time to help coach sports teams in your local area. So even though you aren’t technically playing, you are still involved. This will stop you feeling like you are missing out.

Once you feel back to normal and have fully healed, there is no reason why you can’t rejoin your team or coach. Just remember to pace yourself.


Saturday, 18 June 2016

Incredible Ways You Can Reduce High Levels Of Stress

Hi everyone, 
A common problem that many people face every day of their lives is getting too stressed. You might find that you’re panicking about work or something in your personal life. It could be the stress of caring for your children. Or, perhaps just the stress that you’ll encounter on a daily basis driving. Ever been stuck in rush hour when you’re late for work? That can get incredibly stressful quicker than you’d imagine. You’ll be banging your fist on the steering wheel in no time.

The problem is that stress will damage your body and your mind. If you get stressed, you may also have a high blood pressure. This can significantly reduce your lifespan. That’s why it’s important that we find a way to combat high levels of stress.

Listening To Music

Believe it or not, experts have shown that listening to music does calm you down quite a lot. That’s why if you do drive, you should have CD or playlist of calm, soothing, music. This will stop you getting uptight. It’s why people who exercise often listen to music. A heavy beat keeps you motivated and makes things that are bothering you seem less important. For instance, you should try dance music while you’re exercising and you’ll rapidly work off stress.


Vaping will relieve tensions and stress. It’s nothing to do what’s inside the liquid. It’s all about the process of breathing a substance in and out of your lungs. This process encourages your lungs to work at a faster rate to process the substance. Due to this, your body intakes a higher level of oxygen as well as other chemicals. When this happens, more oxygen reaches the brain, helping your mind focus. Due to being able to focus, you can then solve and work through the issues that are causing you to feel stressed. You might be thinking; I wonder if there are any vape shops near me. Have a look online as this might be the answer to high stress that you’ve been looking for.


Similar to vaping, yoga through regular breathing exercises, allows more oxygen into the lungs. However, it combines this effect with exercise, another form of stress relief. When you exercise, you can work off the tension built up through the day, taking anger out on yourself in a healthy way. The relief that you feel after exercise is the sign that you have dealt with your stress. This is why you should be aiming to exercise on a regular basis, at least once every day.

A Ride In A Hot Air Balloon

Okay, you’re not going to be able to do this as often as the others, granted. However, that doesn’t mean riding in a hot air balloon every so often won’t have a positive effect. Experts believe every time you ride in a hot air balloon; you add one year on to your life. The reason for this is the peace and serenity that people find in the skies. It’s as close as you can get to touching heaven and well worth trying when you feel highly stressed.


Friday, 10 June 2016

Top Techniques to Decide If a Diet Is Right for You

Hi Everyone
How are you?
There are so many diets out there and so much misinformation that it can be hard to know what to believe. Proponents of every diet claim that it will work for you and do wonders for your weight. But how are you meant to know what genuinely works? If you want to be able to wade through all the information and make an informed decision, there are some skills and techniques you can use. You just need to know what to look for to decide whether something is worth trying. However, you might decide you won't know for sure unless you try it for yourself.

Investigate the Sciencey Bit

Many of us feel baffled by the science behind lots of things, including diets. We often prefer to form an opinion based on our own experiences or what people we know tell us. But if you want to know whether a diet could work for you, it's important to look at the science involved. You don't have to be particularly scientifically literate, though. Other people have usually already translated the important information into plain English. They can tell you whether there are any studies into whether a diet or supplement works and if it does, they can explain why it works.

Read Reviews

The best evidence is a proper scientific study. However, without one or perhaps in addition to one, you can turn to reviews. It's a good idea to have independent experiences and opinions to help you inform your own. You can find reviews of different diets and supplements, like these Garcinia Cambogia reviews. When you're looking for reviews, try to find a mix of sources. It's important to have some independent websites you can use. If the website is selling something related to the diet you're researching, it's probably not as independent as you might think.

Be Wary of the Dangers

Before you try any diet, you need to make sure that it's safe. You can do this by looking up the side-effects and warnings that might come with following it. Sometimes, the people promoting a particular diet will be open about the ways it could affect. However, you might have to do some digging to find out if there is anything that you might make you concerned. It's important to make sure a diet is safe for you, especially if you have a health condition. Talking to your doctor before beginning a new diet is a good idea.

Try It Yourself

If you're intrigued by a diet but you're still unsure, sometimes trying it yourself is the way to go. Once you've made sure it's safe, you might decide to see what it could do for you. The important thing to remember is that other things might be affecting your health too. If you begin a new diet and a new workout routine at the same time, you can't be sure which of them is helping you lose weight. It could be both or even neither, and perhaps something else is helping you lose weight. Try not to start several things at the same time to lose weight or you won't know if the diet is working.

Choose which diet will work for you by researching the ones that interest you. Find the evidence that they could work before you try them out.


Braces in your 30s

Hi Everyone, 

How are you today? 

I have am a huge believer in looking after your teeth. I think everyone is more aware of the benefits that taking care of our mouth has. I have this gorgeous Friend who has just had braces fitted for the first time in her life in her 30's and I didn't even notice them til she told me!. 
Now everyone I new who ever had braces have had braces had a faces full of metal looking like some kind of crazy robot. But the advances in the modern orthodontist world have come on leaps and bounds since my childhood days. 

So this lead me to doing some research. Come on who doesn't google everything now a days?
I once worked in a dental clinic and I seen some really bad sights walk in and walk out with that lovely smile they deserve. Whilst working there the dentist I worked with always drummed in to me that you should always look for the best in the field and never settle for a below par dentist. Your teeth have to do a lot of work in there life and they deserve the best! So My research took me to based on London. (are all the best things in London). They have all the accreditation I have been told to look for in a good Ortho and more!

What are braces for? If you suffer with Crowded teeth, over or under bite and lots more conditions.  
Back to my research. I am blessed with straight 
teeth but I have always wondered about braces. 
It was always something my friend who had them felt embarrassed by but I always wanted because I was told I couldn't have them. (typical child) One of my friends had huge issues with her braces as she played the chanter. Now You can get incognito Braces which are placed behind your teeth. 

Incognito Braces London*
How great is that? This would also help anyone who plays sports. I mountain bike and can say I would not like to hit my head with a full set of braces on my teeth.! This would be perfect way round this problem.

You don't always need a brace which is fitted to your teeth anymore either. Have you heard of invisalign-London? These are mouth aligners which you wear to adjust your smile without the 
permanent fixture of braces on your teeth. To me they look like gum guard you get when your having your whitening done but better quality and custom made. You wear these for 1-2 week then have a new set made. Until you reach your goal! You just take them out for brushing and eating. This is something I think I would consider If I had needed braces now. 

I wouldn't hesitate to Recommend to you all. 

Have you had braces? 

MissLJBeauty x

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

How To Get Beach Body Ready In Less Than 6 Weeks

Hi everyone
How are you?
There're so many different types of health and fitness plans out there on the internet - sometimes it can be hard to tell what works, and what doesn’t. That’s why I’ve put together my top tips to get beach body ready in less than six weeks.

Nobody said it was going to be easy. So get prepared to throw on your trainers, empty the junk cupboard and eat healthily. You’ll have the perfect beach body you always dreamed of, and you'll feel amazing!

Mix up your cardio

Whether you enjoy swimming, running or cycling - always mix up your cardio exercises. Not only will you be working different parts of your body, but you also won’t get bored doing the same workouts. This gives you a great opportunity to try new sports, too!

Create a meal plan

Getting a fabulous beach body doesn’t come from just exercising on a regular basis. Eating smart is crucial to getting a flat tum and a tight bum. Clean out the treats cupboard, don’t shop when you’re hungry and stick to healthy meals.

There are heaps of printable meal plans available online. Fill it out with some of your favorite healthy meals or find some available online. Once you've filled it out, stick it to your fridge and don’t stray from it.

Join a fitness class

Committing to a weekly fitness class is a great way to motivate yourself. Get in touch with your local fitness club and see if there are any sessions that you can join. I recommend a spin and circuit class because these are perfect for losing weight and toning up.

Create a motivational board

It’s easy to lose sight of why you’re pulling yourself out of bed in the morning to go for a run or going to an exercise class. Creating a Pinterest motivational board will help keep you focused. Pins can include healthy meals, model inspiration or training routines.

Get a personal trainer

Nothing is more motivating than getting a personal trainer. You’ll get a plan tailored to your body, and they’ll motivate you to push yourself to the fullest. If you’re looking for quick results, and you're serious about getting fit, this is a no-brainer.

Team up with a buddy

Sometimes it’s too easy to make excuses, renege on going to the gym, or to have a cheat meal. If you team up with one of your friends or your partner, then you’ll find it a lot easier to commit to your plan. You’ll have someone to share your achievements with, and someone to keep you company at the gym.

Track, achieve, reward

When you’re working towards a goal, it can be difficult to see the progress that you are making. Remember to always track how far you’ve come and set yourself milestones. Each time you hit one of these achievements, treat yourself. Whether it’s a naughty low-calorie dessert or a new bikini for the beach - you deserve it!

Good luck with beach body journey, and don’t give up!
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