Thursday, 30 January 2014

NTA Fashion

Hay everyone,

you know I like to have a good nosy at what people are wearing award season so today its the national television awards

Hits



Michelle Keegan amazing


The always dapper Dermot O'Leary

 
Rochelle from the saturdays looks amazing





Holly Looks amazing

 


How crazy good does Danielle look
You would never guess Ferne has a baby at home look at her body stunning!

 
Look how good Gemma Collins looks amazing


Best looking couple goes to the Clancys


Fails







Now I love Chole from Towie but nooo



I love you Keith Lemon But oh dear

Oh Dear Rachel Wilde what happened here. Such a pretty girl but this for me it a noooo


Now patsy Palmer you are a gorgeous girl but this screams bin bag to me.


Spencer mathews OH DEAR


This is far to much for me Jennifer Metcalf normally looks so good to But I guess if youve got it flaunt it

what do you think?

MissLJBeauty xoxo

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

New House = Beauty Room

Hay Everyone,

How are we all today?

So me and the gorgeous fiance are moving next month and what do I start Planning! My Beauty Room. Yes we will have a 3 bedroom place and My fiance says I can have a beauty room (like he had a choice).
I am about to start studying to be a massage therapist so will need  my own space right.

So off i went to  ikea  site to make a action plan.

since it will have people staying over some times I will need a sofa bed. This is a steal at £75


MICKE Desk IKEA A long table top makes it easy to create a workspace for two.
This is a Steal at £65

TORKEL Swivel chair IKEA You sit comfortably since the chair is adjustable in height.

This chair is only £35








Think I will need 2 of these at £35 Bargin


MALM Chest of 3 drawers IKEA Extra roomy drawers; more space for storage. Smooth running drawers with pull-out stop.





EKBY VIKTOR/EKBY STÖDIS Wall shelf IKEA
 a couple of shelfs and this is my starting point.

what do you think?

MissLJBeauty xoxo

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

GlossyBox January 2014

Hay everyone,

How are you Today?

Its that time, its Glossy time.

 It started well OOO Pretty Box
 Nice Glossy Mag, its got loads of info in it this month.
 Pretty pretty pretty
MMM Ive had better Boxes

 Product 1, two x 3g samples of Yu-Be Moisturizing cream
I have had this product before. I'm not to Kean on it.

Product 2, Balance Me Super Toning Body wash 50ml sample
Nice but I seem to get alot of balance me products, TBH I don't really like the smell of this one.
Product 3, Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer 2 samples.
 Product 4, Vaseline Essential Moisture Lotion 50ml
This Is quite a cheap product to give a sample of but it smells nice.
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Floral Slanted Tweezers full size.

MMM this Month battle of the Beauty Boxes gos to Birchbox, I am pretty disappointed in this box. Does anyone else feel that the samples are getting pretty repetitive ?

What did you get if you subscribe to these boxes?

MissLJBeauty xoxo

Monday, 27 January 2014

Elizabeth Arden Ceraminde Mascara

Hay Everyone,

How are you?

So today I'm reviewing a Mascara I won On a blog comp run By the Lovely Gracie over at  http://www.littleowlbeautyblog.co.uk Can be bought here for £21
House of fraser

I love sexy eyes and this does not fail.


 the wand is a good size not to big and the bristles are nicely spaced
 My lovely no mascara eyes. As you can kinda see I have very light lashes so I dye them.

 Look at the difference with Just one eye done. I have just used two swipes of the wand here.
 I am loving the results this mascara gives me
This defo rivals my Benefit they're real.

I'm really happy I won this its a great Going out mascara.
Only down side is it not waterproof but the results are worth it.

What do you think?

MissLJBeauty xOxo

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Insprational Sunday - Claireabella

Hay Everyone

Its that time again its my Insprational people sunday. 

This week it is Claireabella.

now this really speaks to me on personal reason so I love this story. another inspiration for change.

Now I love what a claireabella girl is 

At ClaireaBella we embrace life. Rather than trying to build a customer base, everything we do is aimed at building a family which is a direct reflection of the brands humble beginnings.
An extension of your personality, a fashion phenomenon, every single product is developed with love in the UK with one simple philosophy – Carry Yourself with Style!



Here is the inspiring story of Claire and How she started her business





The Claireabella Girl
ClaireaBella was born from massively humble beginnings. She was born as a character based on myself – albeit how I wish I could look everyday but real life, 5 children and 5 dogs doesn’t allow me to.
The story starts with a trip to Paris with my then boyfriend, now husband Mr ClaireaBella (Jon). We had a drawing done by an artist in Place du Tertre. I loved the way the artist captured my eyes. I grew up as a child with my mum singing “bright eyes” to me from water ship down (an old film favourite), the way he caught my eyes on paper was a true representation and I loved them.

We returned home from the trip and I immediately wall mounted the drawing. I looked at it every day and it made me smile and still does. After a while I said to Jon that I would love to carry that drawing of my eyes with me everywhere, which gave me the idea to draw them onto a bag and build a simple character around those eyes So I painted my first jute bag and I loved it!
 ClaireaBella Medium Jute Bag
At the time I was an officer with Humberside Police and turned to one of my colleagues (and also one of my best friends) and asked her opinion. God love her – she’s a brutally honest girl that always gives an honest opinion, good or bad. She is always the one person whom I go to if I want a real truthful opinion on anything. With baited breath I waited… She loved it and dragged me straight down to the staff canteen with it saying I could make some extra money making them. It was there; in the police canteen that I received my first two bag orders!

Albeit elated, and somewhat proud, I was stressing! I didn’t have the money in my bank account to buy blank bags, or replace the paint I’d used to make my own bag. So, I called my mum who offered to lend me the money to buy the materials I needed to make these bags.

Once I had provided my first customers with their bags they were so pleased that they immediately showed off their new bags to other members of staff, friends and family. To my continued amazement, orders came flooding in. I bought a money box which you have to smash to get any cash out, and the money from every bag I sold went into it in the hope of being able to afford a deposit one day for a holiday for my family.
 
In March 2011 I took to Social Media website Twitter to start tweeting about my bags, as I thought it could be a useful tool to share my designs to the world. No one had seen anything like it before. I was the Original and at that time, the only one on Twitter designing personalised character bags.ClaireaBella Large Jute Bag

Chloe Simms spotted them from hit TV Show – The Only Way is Essex and tweeted me! I nearly had heart failure! I was so shocked and happy all in the space of a minute. Not long after I had sent Chloe Simms her bag, Chloe kindly texted me, telling me to go buy The Daily Star newspaper as she had been “papped” with her ClaireaBella bag.


 As I opened the paper I couldn’t believe my eyes, there she was with the bag I created in a national newspaper with Amy Childs discussing it in her column. I was bowled over! A few days later Chloe was spotted in series 2 of TOWIE with her bag, my twitter timeline went crazy!
 
Jon had not long since built a website and orders were now coming in thick and fast until we had to stop taking them as there were in excess of 100 bag orders to make on my desk (my desk was actually my dining room table).
The stress and pressure I was under was immense! I was working a 26 hour week with the Police, plus looking after my amazing children, house, dogs etc and now bag orders! I sat on our stairs and sobbed! Never in my wildest dreams did I envisage it would evolve into what it had.
It moved so quick, by May 2011 all the TOWIE cast had their own ClaireaBella bags and they were all over the national press.

 
Then the stars of Coronation Street, Made in Chelsea, Eastenders, Geordie Shore and celebs from all walks of life, all cottoned onto the bags, loved them, wanted them, and I was just flabbergasted.
In June 2011 we got in contact with an online gift brand called ToxicFox.co.uk with a view to expanding the ClaireaBella range. We collaborated with them making Hoodies and T-Shirts at the time. They flew off the shelves too, just like the bags! We have a beautiful partnership that grows new products and designs all the time.
In November 2011 the team at ToxicFox.co.uk came up with an idea. It frightened me at first as the aBella character is my baby! I painted her alone! Drew her alone! I had no help! She was the work of my hands only. ToxicFox.co.uk came up with the idea of ClaireaBella Classic bags! Bags painted by qualified artists, that would be trained to my style and whom I would oversee. The key though would be that every aBella (character) design would still be created by me. The ClaireaBella Classic range would mean that I could make my designs available to more of my customers who were unable to access a ClaireaBella Bag although they followed me closely on Twitter and regularly checked my website. I really wanted to give them something back but there are only 24 hours in the day and was genuinely struggling.

I slept on it… Slept a bit more on it… Then said let’s give it a go! The artists trained and worked so hard, until they got it spot on. They did an amazing job, I was so so proud. The Classics launched in Nov/Dec 2011 and are stronger than ever.
In December 2011 we had to have a small extension built onto our family home to accommodate my work with the bags, and also Jon with admin etc. ToxicFox.co.uk also have had to move to other premises that can hold the demand for my bags there also. Crazy!

In April this year (2012) we launched the ClaireaBella brand in the USA in partnership with ToxicFox.com and went out to New York. I met with 18 different editors from different glossy mags! Walking into “GLAMOUR” magazines HQ and seeing the big pink Glamour sign buckled my knees slightly, is this real? Is this happening?
A simple idea to make a little bit of extra money for my family had grown into a fashion phenomenon. I always say “never in my wildest dreams”.

People ask what’s been the highlight? Honestly, for me, being able to buy my children’s school uniform and take them out for tea every so often. That is my highlight. Being able to give my children the best you can give every day is all I have ever dreamed.
My journey has been an amazing rollercoaster of emotions. I never dared dream that in such a short space of time I could have achieved so much. Throughout the highs and the lows – I have been fortunate to have met with, spoken to and ‘tweeted’ some of the most amazing people who are more than fans of my designs. They are honestly like family. Every ClaireaBella product is made to reflect all of my beautiful and amazing customers and I hope that every customer, follower and fan of ClaireaBella knows that I will be forever grateful for the love and support they have shown. You have all helped make my dreams come true. Thank You.

what a rise to success. Now I will defo be putting in a order soon for my 1st Claireabella bag

What do you think? 

MissLJBeauty xoxo