MissLJBeauty: September 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Me myself and I

Well I haven't really done a update in my life. 

So this couple of month as seen me receive some highs and lows in my personal life. 

My gorgeous guide daughter has been born and I have to say she has they best mummy in the world. My best friend is a wonderful lassie who never stops amazing me! And now she has given me a little baby girl to buy Disney and pink thing for! Best thing ever! Ooo and make up when she is older.
 I can safely say she will never find a man that's good enough for her or that her mummy and daddy and me will think is good enough! I haven't had the chance to meet her yet as I've been ill but hopefully next week. 

I have been having a lot of problems at work which I won't bore you with but it is really stressing me out ! I fought really hard to get my job and I love the job it's amazing but some of the people I work with really love to put you down and make you feel stupid. 

My blog was featured on the up and coming list on bloglovin. Woop wooop 


I may have found my wedding dress think it will be by

I will post more about it when I decide which dress I'm getting but this is the designer for me! 

I bought my flower girl dresses 

Love love love them! The little on in the middle is for the new baby ;) ! 

I have loved doing my blog and to be honest it helps me get through the hard times I'm having. I don't think I have ever come across nicer people than the blogger community! 

I am a very lucky lady in that I went throw years of a horrid relationship to have found my gorgeous hubby to be. He is my rock and just the nicest guy you could meet ! Even if he does love to throw himself down big waterfalls to make me scared ( white water kayaker). He is the best thing in my life and I adore him. 

My gorgeous fur baby (yip I went there) is great she is my angel and gives me lots of doggy hugs when I'm upset or makes me laugh to cheer me up! She is mad but I guess that's what you get with a springador! 

I have my 1st blogger event in Glasgow soon I am so excited and will defo take loads of photos. 

Now I really want to thank my readers I never though anyone would want to listen to my 
Ramblings let alone be so nice to me! 

Love you all 

MissLJBeauty Xoxo  

Friday, 27 September 2013

Tag Skincare

Hay hay how's everyone today? 

So I have been tagged by the stunning  Zoe from http://zoegeorgina.blogspot.co.uk now I have been a reader of her blog for a while abd I love it so I'm really touched she tagged me ;) 

The skincare tag 

Describe your skincare routine in 5 words 
Hot cloth cleanser, tone, moisturise 

What's your skin type?
I have combination skin 
But if I'm honest it does change from time to time! I'm lucky that my skin is quite good really and only get one or two spots a month! 

Top blemish Zapper?
This will be no surprise! Where has this been all my life it really clears and kills the evil spots ! Small dab at night and by morning the spots almost gone ! 

Face wipes yay or nay?
Yay but in a weird way! I like to let face wipes dry out and then use my loreal skin perfection before I apply my make up 

Toner yay or nay?
Yay, I only use this now abd again though! But I love liz earle toner ! Amazing ! 

High end skin care or high end makeup?
Now if you had asked me this a few years ago I would say high end I've always been a MAC girl! But since I have discovered beauty blogs I defo try more high street products so I'm a bit of both I guess

What's the most unusual skincare product you've tried?
Does a mud bath in Turkey count? No I didn't think so so I'm afraid I haven't had a cow poo facial or anything ! 

Tell us your top skincare tip
I am bless to not look as old as I am and it I'm honest I think my skin looks good because I drink loads of water and water based drinks I really try to avoid fizzy drink! You skin need hydration to look gorgeous. Also never go to bed with a fave full of make up! Make up free is your friend ! 

I Tag
Beth http://bethanyworrall.com
Bella http://bellasbeautyblogs.blogspot.co.uk
Becky http://www.bkybubble.com
Kristie http://kristieblogsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
Kate http://themintedbeauty.com
Lauren http://www.paintingnail.blogspot.co.uk
Laura http://lauraloveandliquor.blogspot.co.uk


To be honest I would love if everyone who read this does this tag so I tag you too!! Yes you! 
 I really enjoyed reading Zoe's post! Hope you like mine and send me links if you do this tag 

MissLJBeauty xoxo

The so project blusher

Ok so this is uber late as I've been poorly 

But I can't miss blusher week 

Here are my favorite blushers

It's no surprise that my mac tartan collection blush has made it in to this blog I do find it more like a bronzer but it works for blush too. 

Sugerbomb by benefit ! I love this it's super highlighting and sutle I just love it 

Now by no means last it my Mua cream blush I have all the colours I I use them more than anything 
Else. They apply amazing with my elf stiffling brush. The other brush is elf also it's a mulit purpose brush I use for my face powered and to blend my powerder blushes. 

I think the key to most looks is nice blush it really defines your cheeks. 

I love this project remember to add the projects founder the lovely steph! 

MissLJBeauty xoxo 

Leave me comments or links to your blogs 

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Gorgeous smile with White teeth?

Now I am getting married next year! 

So photo ready teeth will be a big want for me so I thought I mite do a test with these 

I have got pearl drops in

1x ultimate whitening up to 4 shades whiter in 3 weeks the ultimate Hollywood smile! 
1x pro-white 5x whiter teeth
1x restore white for tea and coffee drinkers removes 3 x more stains
1x instant white up to 2 shades whiter in 1 week 

Now my teeth have been bleached in the past with bleaching gum guards ( I worked in a dentist) I still have the kit but I thought I should try these before I buy more bleach and I haven't done my teeth in about a year! 

I don't want the Ross in Friends look! My teeth should be as white as my dress right ?   

Mmm which one should I try? Have you tried any? 

Ill blog my progress! 

MissLJBeauty Xoxo 

Seche vite fast dry top coat

Now I am the first to admit I'm an advertisers dream and if it's beauty related ill jump on 
The band wagon for better or worse! 

I love nail polish! But I'm not aloud to wear it to work :( so every chance I get, I get my nail 
Polish on ! Nothing brightens my day like a good polish! 

Now I have tried a huge number of top coats and I've fallin in love with 

Yeah this is no shock to all you beauty bloggers out there but 

Where has seche vite dry fast top coat been all my life! I bought this on amazing for £5.30 bargain! 


I am hard on my nails ! I was once told by a girl I worked with 

"nails are a jewel not a tool" 

Oophs my nails get a hard time! But this top coat not only drys in no time.  it makes my nail 
Unchippable ! Which Sally Hansen, Barry m and others just couldn't do! 

Now if I get time I do gel nails as I invested in a at home kit but I have to have more than a couple days off to justify the time it takes to do this to my nails. 

This top coat makes my nails last days without a retouch! 

Amazing ! 

Have you tried this? What did you think? 

MissLJBeauty Xoxo

Bomb cosmetics little hottie wax melts

Now if you read my blogs you will know I love me yankee candles. 

I discovered theses in a local shop and the idea is you fill a box with a mix of fragrance little hottie 
Wax melts for £6.99

Omg there are sooo many to choose from! I was in candle heaven! 
I am lucky that I have a expert packer in my fiancé so he took over the job of packing whilst I picked my fragrances ! 

Now I have never had any kind of wax tart to burn and I have to say how did I live before I discovered 

They smell amazing and my whole house is fragranced! 

Now I pop 3 to 4 little hotties in my new yankee tart burner with a tea light underneath ! What I love is you can mix and match the smells to blend them to design your own perfect smell! 


Now the best thing I found about these they last for a very long time! In fact I couldn't believe 
How long they lasted ! 

This is 4 hotties ( melted together) which I have been burning for two weeks yeah I know! I was like when is this going to Run out! I actually had to take this out so I could try a new smell! And ill reuse this one again ! Now I though the fragrance would die out pretty fast but this one is still going strong! 

I have still got a full box of these so I will repurchase these again if I ever get to the end of my current box ! 

Let me know if you have tried them? 

MissLJBeauty Xoxo 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Birchbox September

Woo it's this months birchbox! 

Ooo I'm loving this months Birchbox ! 

How lush is this modelco party proof lipstick £15.50 for 3 

Well this nail varnish is so pretty I have it on my nails right now! 
Reverence de bastien nail polish £16 ! 

Aw more molton brown don't get me wrong I love the brand but had this is a box last month 
Ylang ylang body lotion mini size (full size £18)

Eva cosmetics mystic dimonds very small sample size (full sized £22.70)
Ive tried this in my hair and it was ok nothing to exciting though.

Oh my god! As a blogger getting to try this must hyped about product is uber exciting to me 
Bioderma sebium h2o sample size (full size £9.99) I'm so excited to try this out with waterproof mascara! 

This is the extra and it was delish! 
Green and black white chocolate mini size (full size £2.29) 

This months beauty box winner is the birchbox !!! 

What did you get in yours? 

MissLJBeauty xoxo 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

This or that tag

Hi my gorgeous followers today I'm doing a tag. I had lots planned for my blog this week but work has got in the way again ;( 

So when I read this tag by Mirisweet http://splashofpeach.blogspot.com.es/ 
I thought he'll yeah Ill do it !(P.s add her blog you will love it)

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

Ooo hard but since I have blonde eye lashes I'd say mascara! Please please don't take my mascara

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

Never cut it again! I love long hair! 

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek? 

coral cheek for me suits my skin tone better 

4.) If you had £1,000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

Ok ok I know I should say clothes but if I had £1000 I'd buy all the really high end make up and face creams I've always wanted to try! 

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

Lipstick for eyeliner I could rock that better then black lips.

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

I have never been to sephora ( I wish I had) but I love Mac, So Mac me up! 

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

Easy brown eyeshadow! I love lip colour! 

8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?  

I'm a winter clothes in summer kinda girl! Which is lucky as its so cold up here I still have my jumpers on in the summer! You can layer and remove ! You can wear summer clothes n snow! 

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?  

Bright nails. I love bright nails. 

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product? 

Ok evil question, mmm take my lip product you big meany ! 

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

Well as I have to be smart at work (bun) I'd go pony tail! 

12.) Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?

Never use lip gloss again then! Yeah I'm a nail varnishaholic stop judging ! 

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday? 

Omg that hard! I'm going to go shave I think 

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Awww this is the hardest question they are my biggest loves (sorry fiancé ) lol! Mmmm
Take my gorgeous nail polishes you bully! 

Well I love reading Tags so please do this one and send me a link! I love seeing people's answers ! 

Well it night night from me I'm off to have nightmares my make up and nail polishes are been abducted !

MissLJBeauty xoxo 

Monday, 16 September 2013

The SO project bronzer

 And this week on The SO Project 

It's all about bronzer! I love me some bronze action! 

Ok now remember bronzer should match you skin tone and please please remember that no one looks good with bronzer that's to dark for them!  Yeah I'm talking to you Jodie Marsh!!! 
Ooo I have to say when I was younger I did this and when i look at photo and want to cry! Why was this project not about then! It would have saved me !! 

The key I find to bronzer is think about it like this. When you get a tan where would the sun 
Hit your face ? A good way to test this is when you look at a mirror shine a torch on your face. Yeah crazy I know but it will give you a good idea where the sun hits your face everyone is different right? 

ok do this shine the torch up under your chin this will show you where the light hits! 
And remember to do this the opposite was from the top of your head down. This will show you the shadow on your face! You can also do this diagonally too check out all your angles ! 

Now the brush you use is important too. you need a brush that sweeps and covers evenly.
This is a elf brush! It was part of there bamboo set which I loved! This is by far the best bronzer brush I have. 

This is a great cheap bronzer its by Rimmel I got it on it was only £1.50 bargain 
It's defo for when my skin is lighter in the winter months its not as shimmery as you would think. 

Now this was my holy grail bronzer and I have to say writing this makes me want it again! £2.50 superdrug on offer at the mo! Get it get it! 

This is so nice on the skin and the colour is amazing! 

This is now my holy grail its mac bronzer! I love it and I can't live without it and I have to say this lasts me ages maybe too long ;). £20. Yeah it's expensive for a bronzer but my gosh its worth it 
This is so pigments and they colour really suits me with a tan. Now I have to say I tan really well and this is quite dark I can't pull it off when I'm not tanned! 

This is a mac tartan compact I got this a few Xmas ago and it's getting a mention as I can use this
All year round! As there is the lighter colour which is actually a blush but a more bronze colour. 
The other is darker and abit sparkley which I love gives you a healthy I've just been on holiday glow. 

I love Tuesday for this reason I can't wait to read everyone's blog 

Leave me any comments or questions you have ;)

MissLJBeauty Xoxo

Remeber to add the projects founder the lovely steph! 

Glossy box September

Well it's glossybox time!! 

I love my beauty box it's like a pressie every month! 

This month the box is so nice ! I love Union Jack stuff and this is great! 

I received 

Eyelure pre glued lashes £5.06 I can't wait to try these I love lashes! Full size 

Be a bombshell cosmetics onyx eye liner $14 this looks great too can't wait to have a play with this. Full size 

Dr Lipp original nipple balm for lips. £14.50 for 15mls  full size. I'm not sure about this one but ill give it a shot! 

Elizabeth Arden untold sample size 5mls . Full size £48 for 50ml now I'm still on the fence about perfume samples I can go to boots and get these so it's a little grr but for a change I really like this 
It's fruity raspberry with a formal scent yum it just smell expensive ! It could be a contender for my wedding.

Toni & guy hair meet wardrobe classic shine and glossy serum full size 30ml £7.19.
Now I'm not a fan of shine scrum as I think it makes my hair look greasy in instead of shiny but ill give it a go! 

This months box it good! I really like it. 

What did you get? 

Leave me and questions you have? 

MissLJBeauty xoxo  

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Vo5 Hollyoakshair

My postie arrived with a bit of a special treat today so I thought I'd share with you. 

I was very lucky to have won 2nd prize in the hollyoakshair comp run by the fab Vo5 and here is what came today! 

I received 8 cast signed cards and a signed script which I am delighted to have. I studied acting for years and I love hollyoaks so this is so appealing to me! In fact I have family staying with me just now and when they go home ;( I will be having what I call Oaks day (my catch up day) heaven. 

And now for the hair product goodies for vo5 

Revive me daily shampoo and conditioner 500ml each £3.99 in boots 
Pump it up back comb spray £3.89 
Pump it up weightless mousse £3.89
Smoothly does it serum £3,89

I will test the product and do a review post shortly! 

So exciting love 

MissLJBeauty Xoxo  

Sunday, 8 September 2013

The SO Project foundation

It's week 3 of the lovely steph at  http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/8948509/stephs-inside-voice 

And it foundation week!  Starting out project. 

Now I wish when I started out on my make up journey that I new which skin type i had! here's a handy guide and you skin type will change mines sure does! Weather and time in the month has a huge effect on me! This does effect what type of coverage you will require. Also it will help when picking what type is good for you! 

Very light coverage
These are my go to every day foundations ! Yes they are more BB creams than full on foundations but my skin is in pretty good condition most of the time! 

I love Garnier BB Cream oil free £ 7.49 (normally £9.99) boots. This is light and covers well its breathable and lasts ages! It does have a really strong alcohol smell but over looking this its a good product! 

 A really cheap alternative MUA undress your skin £5. This is great. It's light reflecting and light weight not quite as long lasting but for £5 you just have to buy this! 

Medium/light coverage 

Now I have just bought this bourjois healthy mix serum £10.99 this is very nice to put on very creamy and the coverage is more medium/light and its super long lasting and gives a healthy glow/ dewy completion 

Revon nearly naked £8.99 this is a medium coverage foundation which covers more! It's better when your needing more build able coverage. I find two layers of this cover loads of blemishes and marks and it feels amazing and is long wearing. 

Full coverage

Rimmel lasting finishing 25hrs foundation £7.99 I bought this for a wedding I was attending as a last minute decision. I need something that wouldn't need retouching and by goodness this lasted and lasted!!! Amazing very full coverage a lot heavier than I would normal go for but this covers every blemish you will want hidden! 

E.L.F flawless finish foundation £6.75 this is full coverage and a good all rounder in the coverage department. This is great layered! 

I finish all my foundations with a fixing powder my choice is Mac mineralize skin finish £22
I find this is the best I've tried and seals my make up to my face! 

Now I have tried applying my foundation with brushes but I always return to using my fingers as its just easier to tell when I am putting the product! 

The biggest key to foundation is picking your colour! 
It will always look better if your skin colour is the same as your foundation. Not to light and not to dark. Kinda like goldielocks and the porridge.

Loving this project ! And look forwards to Tuesday! 

Leave me your comments and links! 

Don't forget my giveaway! 

MissLJBeauty xoxo 

Wee haul nails and perfume

So today I nipped in to town for a wee while and shock horror I made a few purchases. 

 Well Barry M is 3 for 2 in Superdrug so it would be rude not to top up my collection! 

I got nail confetti in bubblegum £3.99.  Jewel glitter nail paint in pink Sapphire and amethyst both   £2.99 but one was free ! Free is the best! They have a black and white one which is called liquorice that reminds me of the l'oreal nail confetti top coat which I love. 

And I got myself a wee treat I'm a Huge Britney perfume fan and I was watching FleurDeForce and she spoke about a new Britney fantasy island! I was very excited! I was going to buy the 50ml in boots as its on offer at £16.99 but in my local semichemi they had it for £11.99 if you have a rear by semichemi get down there. It's that nice my mother law bought this after smelling it on me! 

As soon as I sprayed this on my skin I was in love very fresh and sweet with an almost orangey smell. But when it settles its far more Devine lush sugar cane and freesia with watermeloney smell. At least this is my guess! I love all the fantasys and I can say this is amazing and ill defo rebuy! Plus I love the 
Bottles and keep the empties on my bathroom shelf!  

Leave me some links and don't forget to enter my giveaway ! 

MissLJBeauty xoxo 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Autumn Tag

I fell In love Love with this tag after reading one little vices post on this.  

Add her blog you'll love her. 

Now as you know I'm from scotland and its soo cold all the time! Well my part of the country is for sure. 
So autumn is a good time for us up here as the dreaded midget is gone woop! 

For Autumn, what is your...

Favourite thing about it?  Its a complete cliche but the leaves falling off the trees! But my fave thing is defo the night getting darker woop! Up here in the north summer nights are very long! So give me dark nights.

Favourite drink? Skinny sugar free vanilla latte! Yum yum yum ! So sweet hot and delish! Has to be Starbucks for me !! 

Favourite scent/candle?  Oo I'm a candle addict but if its coconut or vanilla it's a complete winner for me plus I think it make your home so cosy! But I have just bought bomb cosmetics wax hotties and I'm loving them you fill a box up of these little wax shapes for £6.99 and put 4 in your tart burner and hay presto gorgeous room smello! 

Best lipstick?  Mmm hard to pick mac shy girl. Just the right amount of nude. 

Go to moisturiser?  Liz Earle light moisturiser is great for my skin. 

Go to colours for the eyes?  Brown/ gold I love a nice brown eye! 

Favourite music or band/singer to listen to? I love Taylor swift So her! 

Favourite outfit to wear (i.e. boots & a scarf combo)? I love my skater dresses from topshop but they are defo for autumn and winter as they are quite thick! So add a pair of tights and cowboy boots and I'm happy.

Autumn treat?  This will more than likely be a stronger moisturiser and a perfume I like a new smell for different seasons.

Favourite place to be? Wrapped up in a blanket with my gorgeous fiancé and my dog having big family cuddles! 

Now as you know I'm a lover of Tags 

So I'd love all the blogger who read this to do it and send me your links 

MissLJBeauty xoxo