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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Exercise suggestions and supplements for everyone

Hi everyone, 

How are your all? 

I have been asked loads of times by my friends who don't really exercise how to get started and is exercise for everyone? 

So I thought I'd do My top tips for getting started. 

1. You have to find the right exercise. If you don't like running you wont stick to it! Try biking. if you don't like being on your own then what about joining a gym? or a group. But to be honest why not start with walking we all do it so why not add in a extra mile or two to your normal route? 

2. DRINK WATER Yes I know you do this already but you are upping your metabolic rate and our biggest tool our body and it run on water. 

3. Stretching to be honest yes before and after would be amazing but if you only have time for one. please stretch after your workout this is a easy way to beat D.o.m.s ( post workout pain to you and me) and prevent injury. 

4. Recovery drink, I always mix a teaspoon of Hellenia’s Naticol® ProSport Hydrolised Marine Collagen Powder 300g – Natural to my water bottle after a workout. This product is amazing. I have talked about protein many times and my love for it but this is the next step. This provides all the necessary amino acids which will help in any repairing and recovery of muscles affected in your workout. It also help with rebuilding muscle tissue and joint protection. It has also been proven to help with weight management as it will help you feel fuller for longer.   


5. Always try something new! I never ever would have thought mountain biking was for me but I love it! Yes I am a girlie girl and i love make up but there is nothing like a good muddy day up the mountains learning to drop. 
6. Mix up your route if your stick to the same DVD the same route the same activity you will get board and stop doing it!
7. Sport massage. Its not just for professional in the Olympics. I could write for ever on the benefits of this for any one from walkers to competitive athletes. Isn't it funny we would buy our self a expensive face or body cream but not go and have that niggling shoulder knot taken car of? 
8. Last but not least HAVE FUN. if your not enjoying it you wont stick to it and remember fitness is not a race its about you helping your body last long and get more from your life. You don't have to work out everyday to get fit. I love a quick work out after a long day it helps my stress levels and really helps me sleep. Fitness should be fun! some times hard fun but always worth it. 
MissLJBeauty

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Biking bruises and Burst Quad

Hi everyone,

I haven't done a Fitness update in ages. If I'm honest I have been so busy lately that my blog has been taking a back seat. I am back in to it (I hope now).

Today I sit typing as I was meant to start a new fitness plan with result with Lucy But alas this was not to be.

In June me and my hubby and two besties when to Les Gets in the french alps for what was meant to be our summer holiday. Well it rain a lot. we had one full day of sun and the rest was very sticky mud here are some highlight from our trip.







I fell off a lot 








The gang
Trying to dry kit (in June)

 Don't Worry Fi Survived this and a few days before we left these two got engaged!!!

Me and Fi Met the legend Tahnee Seagrave. We were meant to go riding with her but the weather was terrible so we all went for a nice dinner and a few drinks. What a lovely girl and a real inspiration. 



 We ended up on a night out with some very famous mountain bikers including Kyle Strait. Who though I was hilarious as I had no Idea who he was.


 we were luck to watch Crankworx when we were there.



Our days off we had two I had three after a bad fall. 

It was amazing to spend two week out there and I feel I have improved my skills since being out there. We stayed in Fi's family Friends chalet and It was gorgeous. 

So Back to scotland and back to now. Since the Alps I have been working lots but getting out on the bike as much as I can. I did one uplift on the Fort William Red Giant. I managed more than my hubby did on his first run which is surprising. 

Fast forward to this Saturday which was My first full day of uplift. £32 for the day Encase you ever fancy it! You will want a full face helmet and body Armour. 

I went up with Fi and My hubby and they took me thought the route and said I did really well. I have a fear of small height and the broad walk section is on a sheer cliff (nice) The first time I did it I thought I would faint. this Saturday was very windy up here and it was gusting up to 50 mph on the ground so I have not idea what it was up there. But It was for sure the scariest I have ever been on my bike. We did the Red giant twice and Then we did the orange down hill also know as the world cup line. This route is renowned for being hard and I have to say I missed the 5 really hard bit but was pleased I tried some of it. Then we hit the cafe had lunch and one of us utter the fatal saying ONE LAST RUN. It was raining quite a bit by now but I thought I've done it now lets try it again. 

Well I got out the start hut and was loving the speed I got up to and Bam I skidded and fell with my right leg tangled up in my bike and loads of tourist on the baloney of the restaurant up there taking photos and I was face down in the ground I scrambled to the side and my hubby came down and found me in a heap. followed by two on the onlooker who seen me crash. 

I felt a snap and a crunch in my knee and that was my day done. I hobbled down the track and I am never one to go home I just took the pain and powered on. I watched as fi had two really bad fall. Fi is a brilliant rider and even she had a couple falls. I honestly though she had broken her arm at one point. 

Bringing me to today and about 48hrs since |I crashed and I went to the doctors. I am a sports massage therapist and I had my suspicions but the doctor confirms I have torn my quadricep with possible ligament damage but we wont be able to tell this until the swelling go's down. So I am sat here with my leg tube gripped from the top of the leg all the way down and a ice pack on it. 
So it looks like I'm out of the game for the next couple weeks and I need to contact physio. 

I was upset i could not go biking on Sunday with the gang I sat in the car as the cripple I am whilst they did Laggan wolf trax. 

I will be back on my bike soon. 

Do you bike? 

MissLJBeauty




Monday, 8 August 2016

Top tips for the Bedroom

Hi Everyone, 

How are you all? 


Today I was watching friends reruns and I heard a comment that shocked me. 
I have watched friends over and over for years and never really heard the comment before but Today it has struck a cord with me. 

So what am I talking about? 

OK Friends buffs its the one where  Ross and Rachel are fighting,  When Rachel says, "It's not that common, it doesn't happens to every guy and it is a big deal." and chandler then say "I knew it" 

Now everyone know Rachel is talking about ED (erectile dysfunction). Yes it was a joke but it affects 1 in 3 men every year. This has me thinking would it be OK to make the same joke about a woman? Yes Or bodies are different but I have to think that if this was a comment about a woman this would have caused out rage. Sexual anxiety is a real condition and just like normal anxiety it can happen to anyone. So why is it accepted that we can joke about it in such a manner? Does this not cause men who are suffering to feel worse about the condition? There are ways to get help. but the stigma needs to be lifted. 
check out Europa Pharmacy which has lots of options that can help.

Here are my Top 8 tips to creating a positive bedroom environment. 

1. I like to have a clean and tidy space to retreat in, So I try to keep the bed room clutter free.

2. I need a good bed. I like memory foam topped matresses these are great for people like us who work out and can get injured easily. 

3. Bedding is so so important to me. I need soft and comfy as much as I like the look of satin sheets they are the worst thing in the world to sleep in. 

4. Technology ban at least once a week! We are all guilty of our bed time twitter and Instagram catch ups aren't we? 

5. following on from the above Speak to your partner communication is the most important part of a relationship. I am lucky that my hubby really listens to me and respects my needs as well as his. 

6. I love candle. My hubby will be the first to tell you I have a powerful nose and I hate bad smells. I love nothing more than a nice candle. The smell combined with the lighting heaven. 

7. Have a early night I do every night but some people are night owls and function better at night remember there is a reason the sun go's down and our bodies need rest. 

8. Blackout blind. I need this in my life I am one of those people who just cant sleep in the light. I have been like this since I was little but when I worked shifts I only survived because of my pitch black room. 

Whats your top tips 

MissLJBeauty xoxo





Top tips for the Bedroom

Hi Everyone, 

How are you all? 


Today I was watching friends reruns and I heard a comment that shocked me. 
I have watched friends over and over for years and never really heard the comment before but Today it has struck a cord with me. 

So what am I talking about? 

OK Friends buffs its the one where  Ross and Rachel are fighting,  When Rachel says, "It's not that common, it doesn't happens to every guy and it is a big deal." and chandler then say "I knew it" 

Now everyone know Rachel is talking about ED (erectile dysfunction). Yes it was a joke but it affects 1 in 3 men every year. This has me thinking would it be OK to make the same joke about a woman? Yes Or bodies are different but I have to think that if this was a comment about a woman this would have caused out rage. Sexual anxiety is a real condition and just like normal anxiety it can happen to anyone. So why is it accepted that we can joke about it in such a manner? Does this not cause men who are suffering to feel worse about the condition? There are ways to get help. but the stigma needs to be lifted. 
check out Europa Pharmacy which has lots of options that can help.

Here are my Top 8 tips to creating a positive bedroom environment. 

1. I like to have a clean and tidy space to retreat in, So I try to keep the bed room clutter free.

2. I need a good bed. I like memory foam topped matresses these are great for people like us who work out and can get injured easily. 

3. Bedding is so so important to me. I need soft and comfy as much as I like the look of satin sheets they are the worst thing in the world to sleep in. 

4. Technology ban at least once a week! We are all guilty of our bed time twitter and Instagram catch ups aren't we? 

5. following on from the above Speak to your partner communication is the most important part of a relationship. I am lucky that my hubby really listens to me and respects my needs as well as his. 

6. I love candle. My hubby will be the first to tell you I have a powerful nose and I hate bad smells. I love nothing more than a nice candle. The smell combined with the lighting heaven. 

7. Have a early night I do every night but some people are night owls and function better at night remember there is a reason the sun go's down and our bodies need rest. 

8. Blackout blind. I need this in my life I am one of those people who just cant sleep in the light. I have been like this since I was little but when I worked shifts I only survived because of my pitch black room. 

Whats your top tips 

MissLJBeauty xoxo





Tuesday, 26 July 2016

High end makeup haul Chanel and Mac

Hi everyone
I'm back with a really quick haul. I took the plunge and Got some new Chanel make up. (or should I say my hubby spoiled me by getting me some.) As you know I am a bit of a shopaholic and I Love a bargain so I always check on Everydayisblackfriday.co.uk when I am shopping online. I always scan this site to check for the cheapest deal its so good for checking the sale items and so much quicker than me trawling through the sights for hours.

You know I love high end make up but I have never quite bit the bullet and bought any Chanel. To be honest normally because I'm intimidated with the sales ladies on the Chanel counter. 

I have to say I got mine in Boots in Aberdeen and the lady who helped me was wonderful.
I wanted a new foundation and I had it in my head I would love Vitalumiere aqua But this looked terrible on me. Yes it was dewy but more like I had just done a heavy workout. Defo not the look I wanted. 

I was recommended Perfection Lumiere OH MY GOSH where have you been all my life the finish is heaven. My skin but better. The coverage is build able perfect for me as I don't really need a full coverage. This give a matt but fresh look.To finish the look I got Poudre universelle compacte natural finishing powder. This is the perfect mattiflying compact! this keep my make up in place with a couple of touch up. Amazing. 
I also picked up the eclat Lumiere highlighter pen and this was in a rose colours which I was shocked with at first as I have yellow undertone in my skin but this really helps my dark circles under my eyes and I have used it on a couple spots and it really makes a difference, 
 The freebies with my purchases 
 I may have had to pop in to the Mac counter and I grabbed a new Lippy in Yash and matching liner. 
 Beautiful matt nude I actually went in for velvet teddy but when the lady recommend this is was love at first sight! youtube tutorial to come.

MissLJBeauty

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 ?

Missljbeauty

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 myprotein.com.
 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
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