MissLJBeauty: January 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016

How to air brush your face.

Hi Everyone,

How are you all? 

I have made the most amazing makeup discovery.
I have been a huge Mac face powder and bronzer fan forever. I have gone through fazes of other product but I always go back to Mac Until I was sent Magic mineral conceal & cover £9.49 by Jerome Alexander and the bronzer £14.99 from the same line. 

Whats in the kit?

 Both kits come with brushes and sponges. the brushes are so soft and I have to say I have actually used these. Being a beauty blogger I get sent some product that are life changing and for me this is one. I was so sceptical about this product as to me the packaging makes it look cheap. But once you get past that the product is really good and would stand up to some huge competitors.
 You also get a free lip gloss

I love that you can use the bronzer colours all together or separately. I love using the lighter shade for contouring at this time of year I cant get away with the darker shade. unless I fake tan that is. the pink is brighter than I would normally use for a blush but the pigmentation is amazing and it blends like a dream. I have also used the bronzer for eye shadow. which is great you really can get away with having these two palettes and a lipstick mascara and your done. Perfect handbag staple.


The conceal and cover is amazing. I reach for it so often its not even funny, I use it on its own all the time. I find the colours in the powder really helps balance my skin out like I have been air brushed. I also find there is no break out with this. Its the go to if you need to run out the house and don't have time to do a full face of makeup a quick swipe and you'r out the door looking so natural, fresh and put together. 

I would recommend anyone to try this and for the price I cant believe the quality. 

Have you tried this? 

MissLJBeauty xoxo 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Whey to look and feel great with Nutribuddy

Hi Everyone, 

How are you all? 

Lets get down to business and by business I mean the dreaded word of January, You know the one on everyone's lips DIET!.

I have been doing Nutribuddy.com sculpting Whey weight loss shake. Which I have used as a meal replacement or a snack after exercise. I have the vanilla flavour. A big bag is only £34.99. This lasted me ages. Longer than any of my other protein.  

Inside the packet is a handy measuring scoop. Giving you the perfect amount of whey (30g) for your shake. 
I have mine with almond coconut milk and I add either frozen fruit or bananas. This Whey is divine and more like a naughty frozen yogurt. I would say ice cream but I hate ice cream ( Yes I am weird) and I love this.  

I love the shake bottle I find this perfect for taking my shake with me on the go. I do blend my sculpting whey in my blender with the fruit but I find this bottle with the little mixer ball is great at reactivating my shake on the go. Plus its only £4.99.

I would check out weight loss starter kit as you get one of all there product for £69.99

Now My results have been awesome. I have to say I think They would have been better but Christmas & New Years was in the middle of my review. ( So I had the week off).

what I did with My diet, I kept it normal the only thing I did was exchange either my breakfast for a shake or a snack for a shake. Yes I still had chocolate and the odd treat. 

I have to say whilst I was on this I wasn't hungry. I felt full and would have to remind myself to eat. Which is great for me as I suffer with low energy levels and this kept me going and I didn't have the mid afternoon slumps that I normally have or the 11's.

The ingredients are the key to keeping you full. Whey protein, green tea  & Guarana are all known to give your metabolic rate a kick start leading to fat burning properties. Chromium & whey are known appetite suppressants amond with their other amazing qualities. 

I really like the little book of weight loss that comes with your whey. This is so insightful and full of information about the products offered by nutribuddy I love the sound of the Hunger Fix capsules and will have to try them. It has a 5 day meal plan inside this book which is full of yummy recipes from porridge to chilli con carne there is something for everyone.  

I also have to mention that I have been ill lately so my training has had to go to the back burner. Which is a shame as I can't imagine what my results would be if I was on my normal training schedule. 
Might have to continue my Nurtibuddy journey. I was actually sad to have my last shake. 

What Nutribuddy say about there 

SCULPTING WHEY – WEIGHT LOSS SHAKE "I help with weight loss, toning and definition. I can be taken as a meal / snack replacement or before and after exercise.

  • Suitable for men and women
  • Only 115 calories per serving
  • Helps with weight loss and muscle definition
  • Tastes delicious and can be mixed with milk or water
  • Can be used to make foods such as smoothies, protein pancakes and protein porridge
  • Comes with FREE Little Book of Weight Loss"
You all know I'm a huge believer in the power of Whey protein and the weight loss benefits this brings to a diet. I love this and would recommend you trying nutribuddy. So I know what you really want to know what is my loss? 

Before (in the black and Pink outfit)
 After (in Purple and black) 
 Before                                 After
 Before                                 After
 Before                              After
Before                         After

Drum roll please I lost 5.3kg or 8.34lbs

Measurements loss
Bust  1.5 inches
waist 2.5
hips 3.2
thighs 2.5
calf 0.5 (my most stubborn area)
Arms 0.5

Now I'm no model but I do work on my body and I try to stay active. I'm just an ordinary girl who likes to try these diets and fitness product so you don't have to try the ones that don't work. 

I have to also mention I'm back in my size 8 Jeans boom!

MissLJBeauty xoxo

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

How Horse Riding Can Help Get You in Shape

Hi Everyone, 

How are you all?

If you don’t think that riding a horse can help you to get fit, you have probably never tried it before. Many horseback riders have heard all the comments regarding how riding isn’t really that much of a workout and how it’s the horse doing all the work, but sitting atop a large and powerful animal which has a mind of its own requires a level of strength and balance which amounts to a full body workout. There’s a reason why so many guys check out female horse riders, and why male riders are so popular with the ladies. Riding horses is bound to test the notions of fitness and strength that you already have, and if you give it a go, you’ll realize there are more health and fitness benefits to the sport than you initially thought.

Balance and Stability

When riding on an ‘unstable’ surface such as the back of a horse, balance is absolutely critical. If the horse is being hand-walked then it seems pretty easy, but add some speed and different maneuvers, and it can soon get pretty tricky. If the horse dives to the left, for example, you don’t do the same – you need to remain upright in order to stay upright in the saddle. What makes this even more difficult is that your legs and arms need to be free to give cues to the horse. After a few weeks of practicing horse riding, you’ll be surprised at how much your overall balance and stability improves.


For first-time riders, the realization that horseback riding is more difficult than it looks tends to come quickly. In order to get a horse to pick up speed or even walk in a circle, there is a lot which needs to be happening simultaneously and coordination is key to ensure that the horse takes the cues and doesn’t just end up wandering off. Coordinating leg pressure, rein pressure, and body position all at once might seem impossible at first, but with some practice it becomes like second nature and your coordination will improve both in and out of the saddle.

Build Muscle

When you first begin horse riding, you should prepare for soreness in your legs, arms and cores after a day of being in the saddle. Unless you’re simply sat there doing nothing, there is no room for passive sitting in this sport with no way to ride unless you’re engaging almost all of your body, especially the adductor muscles in your legs. In order to stay put in the saddle a rider must ‘squeeze’ these muscles, and the core must also engage in order to keep the rider upright and protect the spine. All of this might not seem like your average weights workout, however after riding regularly for a few weeks, you’ll start to see noticeable differences in your arms, thighs, and core. You will be more toned, stronger, and flexibility will improve.

What to give horse riding a go? One Stop Equine Shop sell all the equipment you’ll need from a helmet to horse spurs – click here to shop their store.

Have you tried Horse riding?

MissLJBeauty xoxo

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Its tea & coffee Time

Hi everyone. 

How are you all today? 

I have bought some amazing Tea and coffee product so I thought I'd share them with you. 

I have had a few Tea pig products when out in cafes and coffee shops.
So I thought I would get some more. I looked at the website and to be honest I was overwhelmed with the choice so I desiced this time I would do Pick n' Mix box which is £15 plus delivery. You get 12 packs or 2 tea bag mini packs and you can pick and combination out of the huge selection.

I ordered the following 

Everyday Brew- loved this one very smooth Defo a go to tea.
Chai tea- spicy and delish
Chocolate flake tea - Just no was not good was very strange
Green tea with mint- I'm drinking this right now fresh and relaxation in a mug
Popcorn tea- amazing tea with popcorn its fun fresh with a sweet kick a fun favorite 
(P.S My hubby even steals this one)
Sliver Tip white tea- yum yum This taste like it has milk but defo doesn't. Its sweet to.
Rooibos creme caramel- Very sweet and can cure my sugar cravings. To me it more cream then caramel.
Super Fruit- very sweet and berry explosive in a mug Love this for the afternoon.

Next lets talk coffee. I have been recommend by my doctor to up my caffeine intake so this gave me the perfect excuse to buy myself a wee coffee machine. I searched the sales and decided to go with a tassimo one as I liked that you can get costa coffee pods. There was one on currys website for £29.99 but I couldn't get it. So I decided to go for the bosch suny from argos. I got this for Half price at £49.99 so It was a good prices. I love that there is no water heat up time its so simple to use and to clean. Its a one button machine so Even I cant mess this up. 

So far I have tried. 

Costa Cappuccino- nice strong but very small in size. you get the coffee pod and milk pod
Americano the strongest of strong coffee a big size you just add your own milk. one pod
Latte Macchiato caramel - This was my dream and its a bit funky to be honest its just not quite right.again very small. two pods 
Cadburys hot chocolate - amazing I actually use this pod twice to get a full cup as it so small. one pod
Oreo hot chocolate - Heaven in little pods I put the chocolate one trough twice and the cream once. nice big cup of amazing oreo magic.

Whats you favorite tea and coffee? More review to come. 

MissLJBeauty xoxo

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tuesday Shoooesday

Hi everyone.

How are you all? 

Toda is Shoes day up in here. 

I was sent these amazing shoe by onlineavenue.com. I love how classic they are. They will go with every outfit. I actually think these would style up a pair of jean and t shirt going from casual to wow. 
The colour is Black. there is a rear zip. They are on the smaller size so if your an inbetween person get the bigger pair. 
The size of heel is perfect for wearing all night not to high and not to low 4.5inches
I love mid heel as they don't leave your feet in major pain and these are in the category. 


 At only £18.99 the Ivette cut out lace up heels are perfect for any occasion. I cant believe the price!
I have had so many many compliments on these its been crazy. I have lots of other shoes of all price point and never had so many people asking where they came from. Plus I love that no one else has a pair like these!

I can see me wearing these all the time. This might seem like a strange point but the actually fold down quite well so perfect for throwing in your bag for a night out or travel!

MissLJBeauty xo 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

What a pawsome Christmas!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry this one is a wee bite late but I've been a bit poorly. 

So Inbetween Christmas and New year The pups received there monthly surprise Pawsomebox.co.uk

Millie (Springador) & Mylo (Dalmatian)
 Here is what I had to put up with two very sad pups after the excitement of christmas was over. 
 Then mylo's favorite man (next to his dad of course) arrived at the door with a box addressed to him and his sister. Is anyone else dog obsessed with the postie. Mylo really does think he is his best friend. Our lovely postie is actually scared of dogs but took a shine to Mylo since we got him and plays with him in the garden every time he's there.  Mylo is always very sad if he is in the house and doesn't get to see him. All dog owner's understand the sad dog eyes & crys. 
 Its was like christmas again in this house. The pups were so excited. It was actually Millies birthday.
 So what's in this months box, I hear you ask. 
Traditional christmas pudding, they both loved these treats. Which if you have read the other post about my dogs is a great sign. millie is so fussy and mylo has tummy issues, but these got eaten and enjoyed.
 A Christmas plush Toy, Oh my gosh this is so cute. I have to say they had a great time killing this
does anyone else dog live to kill soft toys?
 Mylo stole this and ran away with it so cute and very squeaky. He had fun with this one bouncing it all over the house. 
This is always a winner in this house rope toys last the longest with both our dog and they have spent hours with this one, 

 Doggy shampoo great shampoo smells nice and cleans the pups with no nasty chemicals. 
 This looked and smelled like the bilton my hubby loves and oh my gosh I think if the pups could talk they would be ordering me to get them more. they both loved it and I love there's no added sugar! I'm really fussy about what the dogs eat. 
Chocolate oranges the dogs can have! Ok now the dogs loved this but I have a confession my hubby dared me to try it and I have to say it tasted good like chocolate orange biscuits. I did only taste it though. The pups adored them and again no tummy issues from mylo (winner)

 Millie was so excited I let her pick first as she always runs and hides her favorite item so she can play with it later (The robin)

I love the Info booklet there is always loads in it. This month is full of fun activities like making your own dog toys. I also Love the back page full of the dogs enjoying there boxes! My favorite this month is defo Gizmo look at that face! 

Have you ordered you dog or cat a box yet Pawsomebox.co.uk
MissLJBeauty xoxo