MissLJBeauty: October 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Leanbean review – Reasons this fat burner works

Hi Everyone,

As followers of Miss L J beauty will know I’m a seasoned veteran when it comes to weight loss and burning fat. Having lost a fair amount of weight I know what’s needed to really change your figure for good.

Leanbean is a natural fat burner made by supplement specialist Ultimate Life, their main area of expertise is female fat burning products.

Leanbean isn’t a prescription fat burner, instead it capitalises on the power of natural ingredients which science has shown can be effective in some of the following areas;

  • Lowering belly fat & cellulite – Hardening up the soft parts of your body.
  • Raising stamina & Endurance– Giving you the energy to exercise for long periods with greater endurance in the gym.
  • Speeding Metabolism – Helping you burn extra calories whilst at rest.
  • Suppressing Appetite – Helping you cut cravings down to size and avoid cheating on your diet.
  • Inhibiting Aromatase – Preventing the build-up of certain hormones which are responsible for fat production.  
These are bold claims but unlike a lot of the other products out there - including many weight loss coffees and teas of this world - Leanbean offers a money back guarantee when you choose their 3-month program. So, if you’re looking to shred down you can try Leanbean with the comfort of knowing there’s a guarantee should you not see the benefits.   
What’s in it?
As I mentioned Leanbean isn’t a medication, it does however supplement your body with nutrients it’s likely already short on, nutrients that can help provide your body with the things it needs to burn fat.
To do this Leanbean includes a range of ingredients all with a slightly different purpose. For your metabolism, there’s healthy amounts of Green Tea and Green Coffee, both of which are regularly included in these kind of supplements.
Then for appetite control you have Cayenne Pepper and an ingredient I’ve only just learnt about called Glucomannan, this is a plant extract which helps you feel more satisfied after eating.
Finally, you’ve got a number of other ingredients chosen for their role in promoting good health. This includes Turmeric as well as Vitamins B6 & B12 which are known to effect fat burning in woman due to their influence on a substance called Aromatase.  
What about side effects/can you take whilst pregnant
It’s a fair question as fat burning supplements often work through their inclusion of Caffeine. Leanbean does include Caffeine, but not what I would say are silly amounts, I certainly didn’t experience anything resembling side effects whilst taking it, so for most people it should be fine.
If you’re trying to cut down before getting pregnant then Leanbean’s natural ingredients are a great way to supplement your hard work.
In terms of taking this product whilst you are pregnant it’s probably wise that you ask a doctor first, as like I said it does include some Caffeine.
How to take Leanbean
I’m not sure there’s any hard and fast rule with this although the makers recommend spacing out each Leanbean capsule so that you’re getting a regular hit of the ingredients all day long. The suggested servings are one tablet at a time, four times a day, so by my reckoning that’s one every three hours or so.
The only time it might be worth changing this up is if you’ve got a particularly hard work-out and you want an extra dose of energy, in this case some people might try two capsule right before exercise but that just comes down to personal preference.
Other info
You’d be surprised these days at how many fat burner manufacturers don’t give you the full breakdown of what’s included in their products. The most common problem with some supplements in this sector is something known as a proprietary blend – it’s where the makers simply include a big list of ingredients on the label but don’t tell you the amounts of each one. It’s something that’s quite common when buying pre-workout supplements too. As you’ve probably realised Leanbean doesn’t do this, which is great, as you can see each and every ingredient is clearly found on the label.
Final review

What I’ve come to learn with getting in shape is weight loss and fat burning are two different things. Weight can be effected by a whole host of things such as water retention and improved muscle mass.
The point of a good fat burner is that you’re more likely to see the difference in the mirror rather than on the scales.
This was definitely the case for me whilst taking Leanbean, as I’m quite an active person I used this product whilst working out in order to help create more definition and tone up. I was really happy with the results.
In terms of physical response, the reduced appetite is likely the thing you’ll be most aware of due to the Cayenne Pepper and Konjac fibre. When I’m on a diet I always find the hunger pangs the hardest thing to deal with but with Leanbean this wasn’t as noticeable.
The natural Caffeine in this product may also raise your temperature somewhat, if you take the product close to a training session it’s possible that you may perspire ever so slightly more too due to the Green Coffee and Green Tea. This isn’t anything to worry about though, If anything it just shows the product is working.
Whilst nothing will simply make your fat vanish overnight on its own, the point of Leanbean is to prime your body for fat burning by giving it the right ingredients, as long as you’re training hard and eating right then this supplement will do the rest.
You can buy Leanbean from www.leanbeanofficial.com

Friday, 27 October 2017

My fitness Journey back with results with lucy

Hi Everyone, 

How are you all? 

I have been back with Results with Lucy for Two Months. I Kinda feel off the fitness bandwagon after slipping a disc in my back.  I was given the all clear and It was time to get my Favourite fitness sensation in my life. As A blogger I get Offered lots of workout plans and programs but I always end up back with results with Lucy. I find for me there program just work. I think I will always be a #RWLFittie

There are loads of program and if you check my fitness section you will see I have done a lot of them. This time it was on Demand plus for me which is the plan with unlimited access to video workout and meal plans. There are also mini-series to follow from student days to a wedding planner. 

I love the results with Lucy ethos. Workout in your own home when you have time. Working out doesn't have to cost the earth. From as little as £14.99 a month you have all you need to achieve your goal and more. 

I love that with one demand you can choose what type of work out you do. If I was short on time I could pick a 20-minute session or if I needed an arm blast and HIIT Harder session. I could do that. 
I tried to fit in every second day. This to coincide with washing my hair. Does anyone else do that?

So I know you are thinking show me the results 

I don't work in weight only Inches. As I believe weight is so variable but Inches tell the full truth of any exercise and healthy eating You do. There no cheating the tape measure. 

My Inch loss

Arms-0.5 ins

Total Body Loss - 22 inches. OH MY GOSH! 

From this to this 

 from this to 

From this to 

 from this to 

From this to 

The end result. From a size 12 to a size 8-10 I got my waist back and I have to say I feel better than
ever. I got so many compliments on my figure at the wedding I was going to. For the first,  I felt confident in my skin and felt the hard work had paid off. I will never be the skinniest girl as I am Hourglass but I feel happy and healthy. 

Stay tuned for My next results with lucy update. 

Why not come join me with  RWL I love to motivate and make new workout friends. 
Add me on Instagram or Twitter. 


A week in outfits

Hi everyone, 

How are you all?

I love a good fashion binge. So what I thought would be fun, would be to do a week in outfits post. My style for every occasion. Right now I am head over heels in love with Lyst.com.au From affordable staples to high end must have, This site is my Shopping Addiction.
Lyst is a fashion search engine with over 11 million items. I feel like I'm giving away a secret tell you about it. I love it that much. If you are looking for inspiration for new fashion buy or to find a specific item, let Lyst do the hard work for you. From Nike to Net-A- Porter they have it all. I can spend hours on here. (when I'm meant to be working)

Casual /lounge day outfit*

Ok as a blogger I spend a lot of time in my house. Writing post editing photos etc. I think this is the less talked about part of blogging. There loads of time spent on your laptop. and in casual clothing.

The North Face | Fave Lfc Pullover Hoodie | LystNike | Tech Fleece Cotton-blend Track Trousers | LystCalvin Klein | Mesh Bralet By | Lyst
It starts with a North face hoodie. Come on everyone has a favourite hoodie. I love north face as its affordable quality, nice and basic. 
Nike joggers, who don't love fleece joggers. to lounge in. add a Calvin Klein soft bra. Come on ladies your at home what the first thing you do? Get that Bra off! On a blogging day, I love a soft cup bra. Comfort is key after all.

Lunch with my Girls outfit *

Stella McCartney | 70s Flare Jeans | LystNasty Gal | Present Tense Wrap Shirt Present Tense Wrap Shirt | LystValentino | Leather Studwrap Ankle Strap Heels | Lyst
It's true what they say. Us woman dress for each other more than our other half. 
Stella McCartney Jeans. I love a flare cut jean for hourglass ladies like me. These are the best figure-hugging jean you can own. Emphasising our waist and taking the eye away from our thighs. 
Nasty girl wrap shirt. I love this combo. It feels just the right amount of style, without looking overdone and could easily take you day to night. Valentino studwrap ankle strap court shoe. I love adding a pop of colour to a plain outfit. Plus not too high a heel, so you can walk a round the shops after lunch. 

Work, work work*

Just Cavalli | Women's Suit | LystEgrey | Flor Knit Body | LystKate Spade | Saffiano Leather 13 Inch Laptop Bag | Lyst
I love a power suit on a woman. Just cavalli woman's suit is amazing. Yes its a bit on the pricey side but you really do get what you pay for and this is divine tailoring at its best.
I'm obsessed with this Egray Flo knit body. It is just so gorgeous. Add a kate spade laptop bag to carry all my paperwork and laptop and I'm ready to go to a meeting. 

Date night outfit

Free People | Cherie Bodycon Dress | LystTOPSHOP | 'weave' Platform Wedge Sandal | LystFrench Connection | Nariko Faux Fur Coat | Lyst

This free people dress is the right amount of sexy. Not too short but also with a sexy neckline. If you can't dress up for date night when can you? I love this colour at the moment and it is all over the runways.  I have to say I do own a lot of Topshop wedges. I find them so comfortable and stylish that it's hard to not buy more. I love the way wedges make your legs look thinner than a court shoe.
Its cold here and I love nothing more than a fake fur coat. This one by Topshop is on my to buy list for sure. It looks so cosy and stylish. 

Fitness outfit

ELLE Sport | Essential Performance Legging | LystPocket Sport | Fov Squad Sports Vest | LystIvy Park | Overhead Hoody | Lyst

I spend my life either on my bike or doing HIIT. so It would be wrong to not include a workout outfit. 

My outfit always starts with my leggings. I love the Elle Sports essential performance ones. I am more of a black legging kinda girl. I like a tight top to work out. Being top heavy. a good sports bra and a tight top and I can take on any task. 
This pocket sports top is cute and functional. Ivy park does amazing hoodies. Can Beyonce do no wrong? Before and after working out I get cold. I love having a hoodie to throw on for an extra layer of warmth. Add a pair of trainers and you are away!

If like me you love an online shopping binge get over to lyst.com.au


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Favorites Fitness, skincare and diet.

Hi Everyone, 

How are you all? 

It's that time. I find Monthy favourites aren't really working for me as a lot of mines don't change. I am constantly on the hunt for new and improved products but always go back to my faithful. This is more of my updated favourites. 

Fits things first Fitness, 

Not going to linger here as I have a full post on Friday but I'm Loving results with Lucy

I have new favourite leggings for working out hunkemoller.co.uk have done a collab with the amazing blogger Caro Einhoff. She is not only an inspiration but really knows how to make an amazing pair of a legging. I not only like the aesthetic but I love how these feel on. I have tried these doing normal HIIT workout with no issues at all and I also tried them on the bike. I wish this girl would do some padded one. At the moment there is two items for £35 so why not go check them out. I know I'm gonna have to pop in another order. 
Let me know if you fancy me doing a feel outfit review and vlog? I'm a size 8-10 and the small fit perfect with room for flexibility and no VPL. 

HKMX Blogger Caro_E_ Sports Leggings

Skin Care

Whenever I travel down south, The change in water makes my skin break out like crazy. 
thank god for Clarol skin flora re-balancing serum £12.95. This stuff is magic in a bottle. This cleared my skin in a few days and it was glowing!

How does it work? 
It contains microsilver which is a natural antibacterial agent. This destroying and bad bacteria and increasing good bacteria. the best thing about this product is it continues to work for at least 8 hours. 

It goes on amazing before make and I have to say it has given me extra confidence in makeup free days. 

Wait its winter. Yes but suncream is an all year round product and I think we could all benefit from making suncream a daily item. 

My suncream of choice is Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen available from Amazon. This not only helps stop the ageing process but helps prevent skin cancer.

Altruist is formulated by a dermatologist. I have not broken out using this and my skin is highly moisturised when I have used this.  I won't harp on an on about this but if you buy any suncream get this it is amazing and did I mention that 10p from every sale goes to the charity underthesamesun.com. click the link to learn more. 


I have been loving indigo-herbs.co.uk  matcha green tea. I find this super easy to add to any smoothie I have been having I find adding this really helps curb my appetite. What I love about this brand is there do not put unwanted additives in any of there products and for my vegan reader they are certified vegan. 
Organic Spirulina Powder 200g
I also love their organic spirulina powder You know I go on and on about protein for working out and the never-ending benefits of using protein after workouts. This is natural goodness with 9 amino acids, vitamin D and zinc all in one little magical powder. This really helps detox the body of waste products. A great after workout smoothie. 

Its that time of year! COLD season

I have found an incredible product which keeps infection away. 

In my life, I have had the pleasure of swine flu and glandular fever so my immune system takes a beating a lot. My hubby says if there is an infection going I will get it. If there is a throat infection I am guaranteed to get it. I have tried so many different things to try and stop this from happening and TBH I kinda just accepted it. Until I met Immunpro Since I have been taking these I haven't caught anything. 

These tablets form a barrier in the mouth preventing infection from getting into your body. I was away in France as you know from my last post. I always get a cold from travelling this time it was a very large ferry and I have not caught a thing. People caught and spluttered at me and I got nothing. I know you are thinking.  Coincidence but really I catch everything. If Like me you are susceptible to infection get to boots and grab some of these you will thank me. 

pop one tablet in your mouth and let it dissolve and boom you are an infection blocker. 


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Goodbye stubborn fat pockets, Hello CoolSculpting

Hi everyone, 

As you know I spend my days researching the newest health and fitness technologies and today I came across an amazing Fat fighting treatment. 

I have had a never-ending battle with Fat! After losing 7 and a half stone. I was able to redefine my figure but I have been left with pockets of fat that I can not shift. No matter how many crunches or kettlebell lifts I do. 

Pulse light clinic in London has a revolutionary new treatment called CoolSculpting.  Which is a non-surgical way to targets your troublesome fat areas for good? Sounds amazing.  Check out the video above. 

What areas can it treat?

Love handles 
saggy bum
back fat 
double chin
belly fat 

So basically areas where you can workout till your blue in the face but it can't shift all the fat pockets you have developed in your life.  So let's banish fat for good

What does it do? 
It does as the name suggests it freezes away your fat cells making them unable to reform or regrow. Without the need for needles or going under the knife. There is no risk of damage to your skin whilst having this procedure and it is completely safe and FDA approved. It can be done on any skin type. The before and after photo looks outstanding and it has nothing but great reviews. 

What happens in a treatment?

The coolsculpting machine is placed on your targeted fat area for one hour. You have to sit with it in place but you can check your emails, catch up on the news or ever have a sleep. whatever you desire. whilst your fat cells are being killed off never to return. You may feel a slight tingling in the first 10 minutes as you get used to the machine but nothing you cant handle. 

For further information and to book your treatment or free consultation contact 

Pulse Light Clinic 

Bank / Liverpool Street Clinic London Tel: 0207 523 5158 or
Oxford Street / Tottenham Court Road Clinic Tel: 0207 205 4085

The next time I am in London I will be booking myself in for this treatment for sure. 

Don't forget to check out https://www.pulselightclinic.co.uk/fat-freezing-coolscuplting


10 things we could learn from the french

Hi Everyone,

How are you all?

I am just back from France and it has me thinking we could all learn a thing or two from the French. I went to Normandy this time and here are my top 10 tips I have taken from the French.

Raspberry, Berry, Fruit, Fruits, Red, SummerBananas, Fruits, Food, Grocery Store, Supermarket

1. Buy fresh fruit vegetables and meats. I love french supermarkets. The fruit is so inviting and laid out so nicely. It is more common on the continent to go to a local butcher for your meat. This being better as your meat is fresher and not mass produced.

2. Take a nap. Between 12pm -2.30pm everyday French people have a lunch break. Time to eat relax and take a nap. So you are not rushing and your food can digest.

3. Everyone bikes. I mean everyone. I have seen a very old lady in the middle of the village with her bike with the cutest basket on it getting her bread. Exercise is so important how often do we all jump in the car to nip to the shops instead of walking or taking our bike.

4. Vaping. No one smokes in Europe anymore. Everyone is vaping. Not only is this better for you but there are no more cigarettes butts all over the street. Every town we went to had vaping shops and the smells were amazing. Like walking past a Lush shop. The vaping world seems to be expanding daily with new advances in science and technology such as Vape AYR 

5. Shopping. After spending the day shopping I realise that we in the UK are a bit fad crazy. French shops and full of stylish staples that could transcend the season and decade. We need to think more time capsule than times sensitive clothing items. Come on we all have items in our wardrobe you know you are never going to wear.

Car, Vintage, Retro, Citroen, French, Classic, Auto

6. Driving. Speed limits in France are a lot slower. Thus making it a safer place for everyone. I am not going to go on but you all know the advert "hit someone at 30 and there is a good chance they will live....etc"

7. Health and safety. We are obsessed to the point of crazy with this. French people are more relaxed about it. How many times have you though "This is health and safety gone mad"?

8. Clean toilets and streets. Yes, even public toilets were spotless. How can we not have clean toilets? Our public conveniences give images of drug deals disgusting smells and dirt. I went into one toilet which had a plastic cover on the lid which automatically changed before you used it and then when you left it sprayed the place with disinfectant.  Dirty toilets are my pet hate.

The street was the cleanest I have ever seen. 

9. Skincare, Is a must. Everyone uses suncream. You see people putting on their suncream and moisturising. It is simple to do but how often do you really put on suncream and no I don't mean the SPF in your foundation? french toiletries are amazing. I bought a great body oil for less than one euro

I wish we could have this in the UK.
War, Grave, Death, Unknown Soldier, Cemetery

10. Be proud of your roots. Normandy was hugely affected by both the world wars. This is very apparent with every village having flags and memorials for those who lost their lives fighting for French liberation.  Walking around the graves in Normandy of all the soldiers and actually seeing the magnitude of what had happened on D Day. It had a very sobering effect on me. We all could have a bit more respect and understanding of what our ancestors did for us.


What colour shirts do women prefer?

What colour shirts do women prefer?

When choosing a shirt to impress, a few questions might cross a man’s mind: does it match with the trousers? Is the material of a good quality? Is it suitable for the dress code? Something that men should also be asking is – what does this colour say about me?
Research has shown that the colour of a man’s shirt can perceive them in a certain way, if you’re looking to come across as powerful; choose red. If you want to show confidence, always opt for black. We have teamed up with Charles Tyrwhitt, experts in gentlemen’s fashion and retailers of men’s formal shirts, to investigate further and find out which colours women prefer on men.

Choosing the right colour

When it comes to deciding which coloured shirt to buy, there are some that are perceived more positively by the opposite sex. Consider purchasing one of the following coloured shirts on your next shopping trip if you’re looking to dress to impress…


Associated with Valentine’s Day and all things romantic, red signifies love and passion. It is thought that the attraction to red comes from our biological roots – many animals such as baboons are attracted to the opposite sex if they display bright colours. To wear this on a first date might be slightly overpowering, however it does give off some vibes that your date might be interested in.
If you’re looking to demonstrate power and a strong social status, red is a good colour to go for. Research found that wearing red can actually boost the wearers own confidence, which will be a good thing during a first date for women who are looking for a man with some self. A red shirt can indicate that you have good health and are financially stable, two more things a woman may have on their checklist when looking for a new partner.
In a survey which explored the attractiveness of men in different coloured shirts, red was found to be more attractive than blue or green. This perception was a global consensus - so wherever in the world you go wearing a red shirt, expect to get a similar reception.
However, although the colour was linked to romance it was not associated with the wearer being kind or sociable – perhaps you’ll have to demonstrate these traits through the power of conversation instead.


Although originally kept in the wardrobe for mourning, black is now worn for various occasions by many fashion followers. Similar to red, black can be perceived as the colour of self-assurance – 56% of women said that it inspired confidence. Other comments included that the colour black made the wearer appear more intelligent and sexy – perfect for a first date!
Black is renowned for being worn at classy events. Too much black can be overpowering, so if you opt for a black shirt you should avoid pairing it with a black jacket, pants and shoes too. It is a versatile colour and don’t be afraid to mix and match, for example denim jeans and a black shirt is a good casual outfit for many events.  


White was another colour that rated high in terms of clothing. It was perceived to be the least arrogant colour and instead gave off the impression that the wearer was full of optimism!
A white shirt is a nice and classic look for when you are trying to impress at a formal event. However, during research, it was the definitive white t-shirt and jeans combo that caught women’s eyes and was perceived to be the more attractive look for a man.  

Ones to avoid

There are also some colours to avoid when it comes to choosing a shirt. In many surveys revolving around the attractiveness of colour, orange and brown consistently performed poorly. They often are perceived as quite boring, drab colours although a bright orange shirt could brighten up an outfit nicely on a summer’s day.
Pink didn’t go down very well either. Only 5% of people thought that intelligent people would wear this colour!

Other tips

When choosing a coloured shirt consider the following tips too:
  • Many men look great in a colour that matches their eyes, if you have green eyes perhaps opt for a moss green shirt- a popular colour this season
  • Avoid wearing dark colours if you have a light complexion, this can really draw your skin tone out and make you appear paler
  • If you have dark hair, opt for bright colours as these are likely to complement you more


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Side Effects Of Weight Loss

Hi everyone,

Weight loss is a positive thing; a point that few people would find reason to disagree with. For those who have lost weight, they can feel a new sense of purpose and outright enjoyment from life when they have slimmed down-- and they will be far healthier, too.

While there isn’t a catch as such, there are a few things that you might learn about yourself if you go through a weight loss transformation. You will learn that you have more willpower than you thought; that you’re in control of your own body. All very positive things that are well worth knowing, but when the weight is gone and you’re maintaining your loss, you’ll also discover a few surprising realities of life as a newly-svelte woman.

For example...

Brrr! Feeling The Cold


When you’re overweight, your fat acts like a winter coat that you never take off. When overweight, you probably struggled to cope with heat, always feeling the impact of a hot summer day far more than those of a slimmer stature.

Your body gets used to that weight; it gets used to the warmth that it provides. When you lose the weight, you will find yourself pretty much permanently feeling cold. Even on a warm day, you will be pulling a cardigan around yourself and muttering about how freezing it is.

The good news is that this does eventually fade, but it can take up to a year for your body to truly adapt. In the meantime, wrap up warm and hope for lots of sunny days to help take the edge off the chill!

Losing Your Mind Over Loose Skin

No matter how much you exercise, if you have lost a lot of weight, you’re probably going to have to deal with loose skin. How bad your loose skin is depends on a lot of different factors; your exercise level does matter, but simple basic facts such as genetics play a part as well. If you gained weight during pregnancy, then the relatively rapid gain-and-then-loss makes loose skin all the more likely.

This loose skin can spoil the feeling of being able to enjoy your new body. If it concerns you, then try a routine that’s designed to strengthen your muscles and help you tone up. As your muscles build mass, they will naturally tighten the surrounding skin-- this can make a significant difference. If you still feel like you’re not comfortable, then you can always seek the advice of a top plastic surgeon who can help you feel more confident in your new shape.

The Need To Spend Pounds (£) After Losing Pounds (Ilbs)


Finally, there’s a financial cost to losing weight. As a matter of pure necessity, you’re going to have to invest in your wardrobe, as your old clothes simply won’t fit you anymore. This can be quite the shock to the system, as you essentially have to start over, buying basics and then special outfits. It’s fun being able to try on new clothes you couldn’t have worn before, but it’s definitely an expensive time!

Of course, with all these minor downsides, there’s still no doubt that weight loss is the best thing for you-- so enjoy it!