The Royalty Skincare Line

royalty_group_xlIn September 2016, Younique introduced their very own natural skincare line, The Royalty Skincare range offers 11 gorgeous products for all skin types, including old favourites like the refreshing Rosewater Toning Spritz and the newly named uplift beauty Serum, both with the same much loved formulas. So whats new other than the stylish and beautiful packaging? There are all new moisturisers, cleansers and serums with and without SPFs. There’s the new Bamboo and Charcoal Detoxifying face mask, that you can literally feel bubbling and fizzing on your face, as it removes those nasty environmental impurities from deep in blocked pores, all the while helping to oxygenate the skin, the new range is designed to Nurture, Protect and Restore your skin from the weather and pollution and effects of ageing. Then we have the Royal Instant Lifting Serum, designed to provide firmer looking skin within just Two hours after use, i could feel the skin around my eyes tightening within the first half and hour and it lasted for most of the day.

Until i started my business, Skincare was not a part of my daily beauty regime, but now i could not be without it, i suffered from blackheads, a really oily nose and dry skin and redness, now i use the Rosewater daily and have been for over a year, i spray 6-8 squirts on to a cotton pad and then i deep cleanse my whole face, really concentrating on my problem areas (forehead, nose and chin) and now my face is blackhead free, soft, smooth and even, i have never felt more confident in my skin and what i use on it. Each product has it’s own range of benefits, but used together you get so much more!

Bamboo and Charcoal Detoxifying face mask – £38/$49

Royalty Pore Purifying Cleanser – £30/$39

Royalty Moisturising Boosting Gentle Cleanser – £30/$39

Royalty Time Correcting Night Cream – £38/$49

Royalty Hydrating Day Cream – £33/$42

Royalty renewing Day cream – £33/$42

Royalty Divine Daily Moisturiser – £30/$39

Royalty Rose Water Toning Spritz – £23/$29

Royalty Instant Lifting Serum – £50/$65

Royalty Uplift beauty Serum – £50/$65

I love how these amazing new products have changed my skin for the better, they are long lasting and have so many incredible benefits and i am so glad i found them, thank you for reading xoxo

 

 

 

 

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The Importance of Gratitude

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It’s sad to say, but we now live in a world where so many people seem to have forgotten how to appreciate the simple things in life, myself included until recently. We have so much to be grateful for, we are surrounded by beauty everywhere we turn, we get to wake up everyday and start afresh, we have people in our lives who love and support us, yet still people want more and feel hard done by if they don’t get it.

Life is a gift, it’s not a practice run, we don’t get do overs once time runs out and we should spend it doing the things we love, surrounded by the people we care about and never taking for granted just how precious and fragile life really is! There’s that old saying “the universe works in mysterious ways” but it’s simple really, you get back what you put out there, if you’re a negative person, you’re more than likely going to have more than your fair share of negativity in your life. When you start thinking more positively and feeling grateful for the gift of life that you have and the people that you share it with, you will start to see positive changes, it will become easier for you to see the world for what it really is, beautiful and something we should cherish, because one day we will be gone. I know that sounds morbid, but it’s the truth; our time on Earth is limited and we need to experience all the good it has to offer whilst we can.

Final Thought – Be grateful for everything you have in your life and everyone, the more gratitude you put out into the universe, the bigger the positive experiences you get back will be, find blessings in all you do, surround yourself with positive and happy people and  bring value to their lives and your life will flourish. Thanks for reading xoxo

 

 

Be Selfless, not selfish!

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After going through a break up, i hid myself away, literally only leaving the house to do the school run, i was broken and damaged and just felt alone! I was miles away from my family and friends had their own lives, or thats the excuse i created in my mind to make it ok to shut everyone out! If it hadn’t been for a small circle of close friends, selflessly checking on me, encouraging me to get back out into the real world, i’d more than likely still be that reclusive, miserable woman i’d become.

We all go through tough times, but when you have people around you, people that genuinely care about how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, it can make the world of difference. Since starting my business, i have been networking with hundreds of new people over the year, i have witnessed some being treated like rubbish by friends and family, for choosing to be a part of network marketing, i have seen others treating people so disrespectfully, by cold messaging them without a hello, or How are you? This is not good business and it is not the way genuine, caring people behave.

When you start a business, YES you want to make sales and make your business a success, but what should be more important, is being of value to people, bringing something to peoples lives that makes them smile, or feel good about themselves. Talking to people, or adding them on social media for personal gain is just wrong! Just today i posted a positive status on facebook and people thanked me for posting it, that it was something they really needed to hear and that made me so happy! To some, that may seem like a minor thing, what’s the big deal? It’s just 2 people! Yes it’s just 2 people, but that’s 2 people that needed to hear something positive and in reading my post, felt better, even just a little.

It’s a great feeling, knowing you’ve made even the slightest difference to a persons day, that is what networking and being a good person is all about, whether it’s just wanting to meet new friends for business or pleasure, it should always be about bringing value and happiness to peoples lives, not about what you can get from them! Show some integrity and let your actions and words be compassionate and genuine, not false and insincere, people know, not always right away, but eventually they see through all the fake bs and will close the door on any hope of friendship or a business relationship.

There are 3 ways to bring value to peoples lives…

  1. Accept them for who they are, never pass judgement! We all have a past, a story, but they shouldn’t define the people we are now.

2. Value them, details are important, care about how they think and feel.

3. Attention is key, pay attention to what people have to say, give the right attention                 to people, when people get necessary attention, it makes them..us, feel special

Final thought- Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those that are rude to you, just because they have no integrity, doesn’t mean you have to lose yours, life can be a cold and lonely place sometimes and you never really know what’s going on in peoples lives behind closed doors, be genuine, be humble and be kind! Thank you for reading xoxo

 

 

 

 

I’m just an ordinary girl, with extraordinary dreams!

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A year ago i took a leap of faith and decided to start a business and try to earn some extra money, i’m a single mother, to two beautiful girls and all i’ve ever wanted was the best for them, at that point in my life i was struggling; both emotionally and financially. I was at a very low ebb in my life and i only existed for my children. Even when  i decided to start my cosmetics business, i didn’t believe i could make it work, that i had what it took to be a success, a past of being told as much and being dictated to can do that.

Making that first sale, it gave me a glimmer of hope, in that moment i actually believed that maybe, just maybe, i did have what it took to be something, to create the life i always wanted for my girls. As the weeks went by and i reached my first promotion within 2 months, my confidence was blooming and i had really started to believe i had finally found something i was good at, besides being a good mother. After 3 months i took on my first recruit and life was really changing, i had never felt so happy and confident! A part of the  business called for me to do daily personal development and it has changed me in ways i could have never imagined, it has helped how i deal with personal and business issues and i truly feel like it has made me a better person and parent. I am now envisioning a life for myself and my children, one that i never would have dreamed of happening, i have gone from an ordinary girl with no hopes and dreams, to a driven, passionate and ambitious business woman and mother, with extraordinary dreams that i WILL make comes true no matter how long it takes!

Final thought…. No mountain is impossible to climb, if you want something badly enough shoot for the stars, no matter how many times you may miss, NEVER give up!! The law of attraction shows, that what you put out there comes back, so always be positive and be grateful for all you have right now, the universe is listening, thanks for reading – Lisa xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why i started a business from home with Younique!

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When i was offered the chance to work for Younique, Little did i know just how much my life would change, just by deciding to take a friend up on her offer for her to sponsor me as a Younique presenter. Up until September 2015, i was broken,  just a shell of myself; living day to day for my 2 children. a bad relationship had destroyed my self esteem and i had no self-belief at all, so when the opportunity was first offered to me, i didn’t believe i had what it takes to start a business, to reach out to people to network, or to make a success out of myself.

After a month of self doubt and days of research, i was still somewhat unsure, until i read about the companies mission and the work they did for Sexually abused women and children!! A percentage of every sale a presenter makes, goes towards raising money and awareness for suvivors of Sexual abuse. This struck a chord with me, because of abuse i had suffered myself, not sexually, but the damage was devastating none the less, knowing i could make a difference to other lives, just by selling a mascara, it changed something in me and i just went for it, what did i have to lose? The £69 to start up got me an amazing presenter kit, full of amazing make up, samples and all the tools i needed to make a go of the business, including a company maintained website at no extra cost, even if i didn’t make it work, i got to keep the make up and as long as i sold $125 every 3 months, the website stayed active.

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All the above for just £69 (worth £175) plus company charm, white status charm, presenter guide and website full of the High end products, relevant training and uptodate royalties/presenter status, all very self explanatory.

Other benefits i soon learned about, were the trip and bonus incentives, the company rewards each presenter with points with every sale, a point per $, you can save them up and get an all expenses paid cruise for yourself and a friend depending on points collected, or other amazing bonuses. There are car incentives for leaders at the top of the company, the comp plan is so easy to understand and although recruitment is not a must to join, it is valuable in climbing this amazing company.

This company is mroe than a mascara, for me it was a life line, a miracle that came at the time i needed it most and has changed my life in so many ways and as important as the finacial reasons are, its the emotional reasons that mean the most, the sisterhood with my Ysisters, is something i could have never imagined, ladies from around the globe, coming together to Uplift, Empower and Validate one another and anyone that needs it. Even presenters from other teams come together to support and cheer on fellow presenters striving for goals and promotions, it’s an incredible feeling and i for one will never look back.

My life is forever changed by Younique, Finacially, but more importantly emotional, it gave me my spark back, i have this fire in my belly everyday, i have a smile on my face and i am eternally grateful for this opportunity, to grow, succeed and help change the  lives of as many beautiful women out there as i can.

Final thought: It may not be the norm, but its an opportunity of a lifetime, to build something from scratch, to watch it grow and reach places you neevr imagined, to make a difference in the lives of others, it really is more than just makeup, its a purple army of women, trying to make their lives and the lives of others sparkle, one mascara at a time!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, appreciated as always, Lisa xoxo

 

 

 

 

The life of a single parent!

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No one becomes a single parent by choice, when i was carrying my first beautiful child, all i wanted, was to be the best mother i could possibly be, Have i made mistakes? YES!! I’m only human, everyone makes mistakes, but we learn from them, i am not superwoman, no matter how hard i try to be, everyone has a breaking point, I am no different!

I love my two girls with every fibre of my being, no matter how hard things can get, they are my reason for everything i do, my reason for BEING! But it isn’t all fun and games, mushy hearts and flowers stuff, sometimes its so damn hard, you feel like you are failing, that everything happening with your child is YOUR fault!

My youngest child loves to talk, i don’t want to label her a chatterbox, but you know what, that’s just what she is, she will talk and talk, even in her sleep, she talks so much at school, she is frequently being told off and it doesn’t matter what i’ve tried, taking her things, no treats, any improvement in her incessant talking, is short lived. I finally hit my breaking point, after numerous pick ups from school, walking towards her class room and once again, seeing her teachers frustrated and disappointed face. My stomach already in knots, well…it just sank, after such an amazing improvement last week, we were right back to square one and i just wanted to cry..right there and then.

My daughter knew she had disappointed me and let herself down, it’s so hard seeing her sad little face, her tears, wanting to pull her in my arms, yet at the same time, be so damn sad and disappointed. Then the anger at myself kicked in, for not being able to find something that will keep my daughter from behaving this way all the time and i got home and i just shut myself in the bathroom and cried my eyes out, feeling like the worst mum ever, like i was failing at my most important job!

I am pretty sure many single mums/parents have felt like this at one time or another and today, after a good nights sleep and time alone to think, i know that i am doing everything i can, to change this behaviour, to help and encourage my daughter/s to do the right thing. I discipline when they do wrong, i praise and reward when they do well, i work 2 jobs and everything i do is for them, sometimes it’s a case of trial and error, if one thing doesnt work, try something else, one day it will just click. At the end of the day, i want my daughter to be sociable, i do not want her to think that talking is a bad thing, but i want her to have self control too, she is 6, she knows right from wrong, the wrong and right time to talk, which makes this so much more frustrating, but finding that balance is the hard part, getting her to reign in the talking, without damaging her social skills.

Final thought- I am not super mum, i AM doing the best that i can by my children and will continue to do so, until the day i draw my last breath…it’s ok to have a down day, to feel frustrated and overwhelmed, that’s not failure, that’s being human, time to stop being so hard on ourselves.

Thanks for reading, Lisa xoxo

 

 

When someone you love has panic attacks and anxiety!

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For people that do not suffer from Panic Attacks, or any form of anxiety disorder, it is hard to understand, just how debilitating and terrifying they can truly be!! As a former sufferer and having a parent whose attacks have become so bad, they can barely leave the home anymore, its a horrible condition to live through. I am one of the lucky ones, I have managed to deal with my anxieties, I now live a happy, healthy and panic attack free life, but for my parent, watching them become a shadow of their former self, its just heart breaking.

People will play down these attacks, like they are nothing, but when you are in the grip of one, the only way I can describe it, is it’s like being out on stormy seas without an anchor, nothing to stop you from being swallowed up in that sea of panic and despair. I have not suffered an attack in many years, yet still…..I remember the feeling helplessness, truly believing I was going to die as I struggled to breathe, feeling my heart crashing against my chest, so watching someone I love with all my heart suffering, even worse than I did, on a daily basis, causing them to become so lost and depressed, makes me feel so torn. I know that if I allow myself to feel guilty for not being able to help them the way I helped myself, that its a downward spiral from there and I have come too far to do that. Yet…if I don’t try to help them somehow, I will lose them altogether, no two panic attack sufferers will have the same recovery, so what do you do, well I will do whatever it takes to help my parent through this, I will be there every step of the way.

 

This is my way of embracing my fears and not letting them fester inside my mind, I know there are so many people out there suffering from anxiety, or watching someone they care about do so, never judge them, be there for them anyway you can, never be afraid to reach out for help, it’s not weakness, it takes a strong person to admit they need a hand to get them through. We are never truly alone, there is always someone out there who will care, who will listen and be there, we, you, just have to let them.

Thanks for reading – Lisa XOXO

“Death comes to us all in the end”

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Thursday the 14th of January 2016, the day we lost another spectacular legend, so soon after the death of the charasmatic David Bowie, within days of Bowie’s death at 69 to cancer, Alan Rickman too, succumbed to this vile and unforgiving disease, also at 69!!

Alan Rickman, a true legend of film and stage, gave his all in every performance, whether a villain or a good guy, Rickman left his mark and showed just how talented and versatile an actor he truly was!! My all time favourite character portrayed by Rickman, will have to be Severus Snape, obvious?? Maybe so, but he had everyone believing he was this evil bad guy, when the truth of it was, he was a hero!!

Hollywood, the world, has lost a true icon, but Alan Rickman’s legacy will live on forever in his movies, in our hearts and in our minds!!

Rest in peace Alan Rickman and thank you for the memories!!

Final Thought – Cherish those closest to you, never leave things unsaid, you just never know when the last time you see them will be, Thank you for reading – Lisa xoxo

3D Fiber Lash Mascara Review

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After 20 years of using a range of mascaras and NEVER finding one that was actually  waterproof and natural, discovering The amazing 3D Fiber lash+ Mascara, which i recieved in my presenter kit, was a true blessing!! It comes well packaged, in a stylish box, with full instructions for use.

Inside, is a beautiful silk pouch containing the transplanting gel and the uplift eye serum infused fibers, i have lashes, but they are nothing to write home about, UNTIL i used my 3D, i was totally blown away the first time i used them and continue to be so, every time i use them, which is daily i may add, i will never go back to any other mascara.

Just using one layer of the transplanting gel, there was a massive difference in the length and volume of my lashes, when i added the layer of fibers, i was just amazed, wondering why in the hell i’d waited so long!!!! You then seal the fibers with another coat of transplanting gel and you are set for the day, you can add more if you like, depending how bold you want to go.

My lashes have never been in such beautiful condition, i absolutely love this product!!

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Dedinitely worth every penny x

Thanks for reading Lisa  xoxo

Rock on in heaven Star man!! 

  
I, like many people around the world, am deeply saddened and shocked, at the passing of a true legend!!!! My first memory of David Bowie, was as a 6 year old child, watching the Labyrinth for the first time. It is still my favourite movie and when I hear “Dance, magic dance” it brings back such wonderful childhood memories and I will forever think of Bowie as The Goblin King!! 

Before the Labyrinth and over the last 4o+ years, Bowie has given us amazing songs, like Ashes to Ashes, Space Oddity and many more. The legacy he leaves behind is immense, he will live on forever in his music!!


Final Thought – Thabk you for the music  David Bowie, join the othe rock gods in heaven Star man!!!! X