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10 Benefits of A Spray Tan & Why I Love Them

So early on the first Monday of the year, although it was a bit grey and cold, I woke up early got all the kids school and breakfast bits ready, then drank my cuppa as I set up my spray tanning tent and equipment. And whilst I’m not clever enough to spray tan myself (can you even imagine trying?!?).  I am blessed because I taught my other half how to spray tan!

I’ve shared a few clips on my insta stories and over on the page.

I have created this post as I really wanted to share the benefits of a good spray tan. My favourite benefit is the all round feel good factor it gives you with added body confidence and I Love delivering that to women through the spray tanning services I provide.

10 Benefits of Spray Tanning

Quick Application

With full consultation, clothes off, full tan, dry, clothes on your in and out glowing and golden in 25 minutes.

Instant Results

Due to the spray tan guide colour you can see your tan as it’s applied. This colour develops and once washed off you are left with a slightly lighter even tan that lasts up to 10 days.

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Choose Your Spray Tan Tone

Light, medium, dark, very dark, a mist, a spray, a definition tan. There is a tan to suit everyone.

Easy Preperation

Exfoliating the body before a tan removes dead skin cells. Leaving the skin refreshed, looking and feeling smoother providing an even base for your tan and taking care of your skin.

Aftercare with Added Benefits

Taking time to moisturise and love our bodies whilst nourishing and hydrating our skin, so taking care of your tan.

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Streak Free Amazing Coverage

When applied by a pro using professional products and with a fully prepped base your tan is sure to be streak free, even toned and fabulous.

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Golden Glow without the Damage

Ultimately spray tans are safe and provide you with a tan without the damage because sun bathing in harmful uva and uvb rays is not good for anybodies skin.

  • *added benefit no tan lines, t-shirt marks, flip flop feet or worse sunburn like a squashie

Body Appears Slimmer & More Toned

With a spray tan you can define and tone all the right places, accentuating features and making you appear slimmer. A spray tan can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks, varicose veins and skin pigmentation.

Feel Good & Boost Your Confidence

A tan just makes you feel good. It makes you smile more, it makes your teeth look whiter and your eyes look brighter. It makes you reach for the brighter clothes in your wardrobe, it makes you pay attention to and love your body a little bit more.

In a survey carried out by tan brand Sienna X 90% of women who had been spray tanned said they immediately felt more confident.

Stay Tanned All Year Round

Living in the uk sunshine is limited. You never know when you may get some sunshine or a break away to guarantee you natural tan, a spray tan can guarantee you a feel good glow all year round.

If you have your spray tan done with me other benefits include…

I put you at ease. I get it -You‘re about to strip off and you are nervous and that’s ok I’ll put you at ease make you feel comfortable and encourage you not to be so shy about your beautiful self. I’ll even share my hang ups if it makes you feel less alone ❤️

I’m funny – I tell dan this all the time, I’m hilarious. Even if I’m not I can normally generate a bit of laughter with my own stories to keep you happy and distracted why you are freezing and nearly naked.

I’m experienced. I’ve been trained in tans over ten years and I’ve done multiple courses with a few of the big brands. Including two levels of tanning with Fake Bake my chosen premium brand,  defintion tanning with LDN Skins and product training with Sienna X. I’ve tanned all ages, shapes, sizes . I feel confident helping you decide what tan is best for you, delivering it professionally and giving you the results you want.

I’m a perfectionist. I put a lot into the prep, precision and professional skills applied. I love my job and what I get to do and when I send you out, I want you out wearing the best tan, being the best you and feeling beautiful because of my work.

To find out more or to book contact here or over on the page, online booking coming soon. 

Have you had a spray tan? What did you love or what puts you off? I’d love to know. I personally love them and think they are such a confidence boosting treat, I wish more women would get past their hang ups or tan fears to try one. 

Event Countdown | 3 Weeks To Go FAQ

The weeks are flying by super quick. This wreaks havoc with both my anxiety and my never ending to do lists, but silver lining it also means it’s only 3 weeks to go until the Be You Beautiful Christmas Pamper & Shop and I’m so excited!

Today I thought I’d answer some common questions I get about the events just to let people know more if they are thinking of coming along, encourage more people to share and invite others who may have asked questions.

Why do I host the Events?

Truth be told I don’t actually make a lot of money. I pay for venues with atmosphere, bars, parking and facilities clients and traders need, plus we do it on a prime night …Friday. So hall, marketing, decoration, printing, goody bags and stuff all mounts up. The hours I spend talking to traders and people about the event, the hours I spend thinking of ways to support, promote and get the word out, I could make better money doing more beauty, but it comes back to that cheesy saying “I’m doing what I love”. It’s not about the money, I trust I’ll work that bit out along the way.

Instead these events give me a chance to do lots of things that light me up  helping women indulge and take time for themselves, encouraging beauty, self care and connection, bringing friends and community together,  making a difference in multiple ways.

Not to mention the fact I  get to work alongside and support traders just like me working hard for themselves doing what they love and all trying to meet the same people. The lovely clients we get through the door, which leads me to the next question …

Who can come?

This is probably best answered by explaining why I started. As a beauty therapist I was attending school pamper evenings enjoying talking to mums as I offered nail services, but noticing that many were alone or just with their ‘mum friends’ and as a mum I understood, I would of likely only gone to my sons school for such an event. I felt more women deserved an evening of treatments, offers, shopping and spending time with friends.

So in answer to the question it’s for women. It’s for any woman, alone or with friends, with 30 minutes or 3 and a half hours to take for themselves, who deserve to indulge in a bit of me time (every woman deserves this and should make time for it!)

What does the evening involve?

We make sure to use venues with everything on offer; free parking, a bar, a spacious venue so we can also offer social tables to sit between shopping, treatments, chatting to traders and others attending on the night. We also have a charity raffle and a special charity drive running alongside this event.

What stalls will be there?

There will be loads. With over 25 stalls all together including; mediums/readers, Therapists offering over 15 beauty and holistic services at amazing rates, traders with unique one off items and on the night offers, goody bags first 50 guests, prize draws, give aways, demos and much more. I’ll be highlighting each of our traders in their own blog as we run up to the event, as well as sharing more about the night with you.

How much is such a fab night going to cost?

£2 entry, then the money for your beverages and spending money. Cash is recommended to bring along on the evening, as not a lot of our traders take card.

How can I get tickets?

You can pay on the door but if you like to be organised or want to treat your friends you can grab your tickets here.

How do I find out more?

If you would like up to date info check out the Facebook event here, if you have more questions get in touch here.

What’s Happening with Minx Nails In the UK.

If you don’t know what Minx nails are, welcome, I’m hoping you are new to the site, if not…where have you been?? Minx is one of my favourite treatments to offer at Be You Beautiful. Their slogan being ‘ extend fashion to your finger tips’ adored by many, seen on endless catwalks and covers, with a huge celebrity following, a treatment I trained in with session tech to the stars Liza Smith through her role as an ambassador and representative of Sweet Squared about 10 years ago and I’ve been offering it ever since. Obviously more popular in the summer with it’s often super shiny foils I can give you 10 reason Minx are loved in an instant, infact i did right here. Anyway, I’m not here to sell them to you because they are becoming endangered in the uk and I’m a little bit devastated.

What’s changing with Minx Nails in the UK?

When I went to order and couldn’t find all the designs I was looking for online, I called up the distributor Sweet Squared. These guys are my favourite supplier I have to order from, their customer service is like no other and they are one of the most friendly and helpful teams. As the only Minx distributors in the uk they have chosen to have streamline the designs stocked. They are gone from the hundreds down to just 10 that will be available, and whilst they are pretty and do mean I’ll be able to continue to offer them for the foreseeable future, they pale in comparison to the current choice of hundreds that are available.

And so I obviously, stocked up. Like seriously stocked up.

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For a few reasons; Firstly I want to be able to continue to offer my clients an extensive choice of fashion to their fingertips and whilst I know that many clients love pedicures, Gels and glittery nails, I have lots that love Minx and I want to continue to astound them with the beauty and choice available. Secondly it meant I could let clients reserve and hold designs they love with a small deposit for minx appointments in the next 24 months. Also I could see lots I hadn’t before they were gone and try and judge what ones would continue to get picked, and oh my gosh already some of the designs that have been held are beautiful so my second order is going in this week!

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You can see my Facebook live of my latest delivery here, please excuse my usual waffle and ramblings, I get so excited about what I get to do.

If you wanted to get some shiny stand out toes and make the most of the last of this years sunshine, get booked in through the contact page.  Don’t forget to give us a like and follow to stay updated with the latest posts and pics.

10 Reasons I Love Minx Nails

Minx Nails are a polymer foil like a sticker applied to the nail after being heated, mess free with amazing results. With chrome, custom and patterned minx there is a design for everyone to fall in love with. They last 6-8 weeks on toes and around 4-10 days on fingers, making the later more of a special occasion treatment.

I’ve been qualified in Minx for over 10 years now, originally training with celebrity tech Liza Smith through the company serving the pros Sweet Squared. As a way to celebrate my little anniversary I’m sharing ten things I love about Minx Nails

1. Unique, beautiful, eye catching designs that really do extend fashion to your fingertips with a huge range by artists and designers the variety blows me away.

2. How excited people get looking through and selecting their designs.

3. Lots of them are super shiny and show stopping, when wearing them I often catch people staring at my toes. 

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4. Some of the designs make the perfect gel overlays, another fun way to minx it up and get creative.

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5. There are a range of minx perfect for the bridal season and it’s a great additional service at pamper parties for hens and brides.

6. I love any excuse to celebrate, decorate and have fun and so do Minx, there are lots of fun and cute seasonal designs. They have got loads covered including valentines, Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

7. Last 4-8 weeks on toes and around a week on hands and are a perfect self indulgent and stylish treat.

8. Seen on covers and catwalks around the world they are really loved in the fashion industry. 

9. It’s not just he fashion industry celebrities love them too, regularly seen on the likes of Beyonce, Katy Perry, P!nk, featured on Lady Gagas album cover and so many more.

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10. I’m trained as a Minx Pro, it’s something I am really proud of and I still really love treating clients too, i love how surprised and excited clients get with the end result, and the longetivity of Minx toes makes it a really popular choice for clients.

So there you have it 10 reason I love Minx Nails. I thought I’d share this extra bit. I love that my partner always makes me laugh and is super supportive of me doing what I do so when I just told him I was doing a blog on 10 reasons I love Minx, he counted his 10 finger nails and said just do each one different. He gets it, he gets I’m super passionate but also that these are really are so cool and transformational. 

Have you ever had Minx? Maybe you can think of another reason other than my ten on why you think they rock.

10 Benefits to Choosing Natural Gel Nails

Before we get to the benefits of gel nails, here is some background information.

Gel nails have been in the nail industry for many years now in different forms, there are many brands and they can come in different forms from pots to polishes and like any other products the packaging, the quality and the prices vary massively.

I trained with OPI in Gel Polishes over 3 years ago, simply because OPI is a brand I have used since my mum let me steal hers when I was a kid, they have always delivered results, been industry leaders and they are recognised as a prestigious brand. Since doing my gel nail training I haven’t looked back, whilst I occasionally do a natural manicure this is by far my most popular treatment.

So today I thought I would take ten minutes with a cuppa to run through the benefits of gel nails…

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10 Benefits of Gel Nails.

1. Gel Nails are applied to natural nail.

No drills, no tip, whilst cured under a lamp there is no ‘false’ part of the nail. It also feels more natural and is less rigid on the nail.

2. Gel Nails don’t damage your natural nail.

When removed properly by soaking or in professional wraps there is no risk of damage to the natural nail.

3. They are Super Shiny!

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4. Gel Nails last 2-3 weeks.

Depending how you care for them and the daily work you carry out, gel nails can last up to 21 days!

5. They only take 25-45 minutes.

Like done, dry and out the door, you can even book it into a lunch break (if you have a fab mobile therapist like me!)

6. It protects your natural nails.

Perfect to protect from day to day damage, splitting and breakage.

7. It helps your natural nails grow.

Because it’s prevent day to day damage its stops them breaking and getting shorter meaning over time with repeat treatment and maintenance they grow.

8. No stress of trying to paint your own nails.

You know like the stress of smudging or the painting of the ‘other’ hand – yeah none of that!

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9. You feel confident.

A gel manicure makes your hands look nice, you feel confident, others compliment and you smile lots.

10. It’s affordable.

When maintained and look after they last, you save on time, on nail polishes and all the extras and again if you have a nice therapist like me you can even block book to save you more money!

There you have it 10 Benefits to Gel Nails. Would you add anymore? 

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#SaveYourSelfie Fake Bake Friday

Fake Bake Friday

Tonight I have a beautiful bunch of ladies booked in for a Fake Bake Party at Home. I love these parties firstly they are always fun because it’s a bunch of friends having a night in together, secondly I get to do what I love and finally I know the confidence a tan can bring to any woman wearing one! Natural or fake!

I really enjoy my job and I love that I can work with brand who’s ethos, support and messages of safety and empowerment continue to shine through. Fake Bake was the first brand I chose when I trained in spray tanning back in 2007 and whilst I have trained with other brands since, in my experience my clients are happier with the menu and services I am able to offer using the Fake Bake Brand.

#SaveYourSelfie

Their current empowering charity campaign for the summer is to get women truly embracing some self love and confidence and I couldn’t be happier. They are asking everyone to get involved #SaveYourSelfie and share it online and get others involved too! There are even Fake Bake Prizes up for Grabs!

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Through the campaign and their ongoing work Fake Bake will be supporting the charities RAFT and Coppafeel, you can read lots more about the charities, support and fake bakes ongoing campaign of confidence in their latest summer magazine by clicking the image below.

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Now My Turn

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Fake Bake put it to us therapists to dig a little deeper and share our stories.

Most see those within the beauty industry beautified, beaming and full of confidence, ready and able to take on the world. The reality my tan, nails and make up are often the boosts I need to be able to step out into the world.

I Lost All My Confidence At School

I went to an all girls school where my best friends created lists of size/beauty/hair/popularity/possessions and ranked us…I don’t think I ever came in top 3. They also gave me nicknames I’d laugh at despite not understanding and then they would wait a few months to humiliate me by explaining exactly how they were taking the piss. I was a Tom boy only child who at the point didn’t know/care how to make myself beautiful or to care for myself properly. I did myself no favours and as a result spent 5 years with these friends, constantly longing to be accepted and included.

The summer I broke up from year 11 I got diagnosed with depression and their constant out casting and jibes and taken a massive toll on my self confidence. I spent a summer with a different group of friends (much to my mums horror she knew none of them) and I learnt to ROYALLY NOT GIVE A FUCK! I found out that actually once school finished any link with these losers was null and void and that their petty attitudes wouldn’t actually take them far in the real world. I also learnt to look after myself, I presented myself better, I became more like a girl than a tomboy, emo, or whatever other stage I went through.

I did get my own back a little I remember bumping in to one of the most popular girls at a club a couple of years later (funny thing is I had loads of real mates having a total laugh and she looked a misery by the toilets) as I went to the loos she stopped me and said “why did you stop talking to us?” to which I replied (rather smugly) “oh I am surprised your head is out your arse to notice, but to be honest we all know you all hated me so why fake it any longer” and walked off! I will say it’s important to find a point where you let go of anger from others opinions, I let them define me for so long, I tried to be so many different things just to be accepted and none of it worked because I’d lost me!

I Started Working In The Hair & Beauty Industry

HAHA the irony that this little grot bag tomboy got a job as a Saturday junior in a hair salon, a job that taught me so much about how I present myself, the real world, working relationships and my love for people! I then went on to get a part time job in House of Fraser and within 18 months was managing and merchandising two small matts French Connection and Miss Sixty, I was also the first to get recognition and training direct from the brands and a uniform supplied by them for me and the team I worked with. I learnt in this role I could be powerful, if I was confident in my applying my learning and knowledge and applying my people skills!

I then took this confidence and applied for a job in the beauty industry, an industry where experience was always required but rarely given and an industry of very made up and beautiful people. I don’t know how I done it but I got a job with Estée Lauder, I worked my arse off to prove I could learn and do exactly as they wanted, I showed them ways I’d apply what I’d learnt so far in retail and branding to their principals and beliefs. I got the job!

It was hard, scary, I was petrified of making people over to begin with, I got lost in the routines, right words and link sales. But I persisted, I learnt so much and I excelled. I worked with a team of great girls with years of experience between them and I’m so lucky they were the first team I got to work with they nurtured me, built up my confidence and taught me tonnes on self love and BEAUTY!!

I then went on to work for Christian Dior, my manager was an awesome women, who has the best name, who is still my friend today. Steph (to save confusion I call her big weff) made me learn so much, supported me in becoming confident with make up, made me value myself more and was just a hugely supportive bundle of fun , she made me laugh all the time and made up a lot of what I had lost. I don’t think she even realises this now (shit I’m crying… She will laugh at that!).

My Point

This is a long time ago and lots of things have happened since, many of which I could of included to show how believing in myself, having support and mustering up confidence can make dramatic differences to your life. But this is where it all started for me that realisation different chapters in our life hold different stories, people, challenges and adventures and I get the pleasure of chosing how I write mine.

You see after a chapter of my life in which my self confidence was battered, bruised and I was questioning everything about myself. I went on to a chapter of finding myself, confidence and the chance to surround myself with women who could teach me just that! I feel very lucky for that opportunity and I feel passionate about continuing that through my work now. Whether talking one to one with a client, making everyone feel comfortable at a pamper party, telling a woman about my surf board body and non existence boobs to make them feel ok stripping off for a tan, I do groups in schools working with teen girls, I am about to launch a series of workshops for mums and women in business, and I blog about life and works through my blogs, whilst having an awesome adventure along the way.

Self Confidence

Self confidence really is continuously learnt we live in a world where many outlets are trying to take that confidence away, when I first shared my selfie over on Instagram this is what I wrote about my go to for self confidence now.
“For me my confidence boost is colour! Whether that’s a bright top, a tan, nails, lipstick or bronzer, I need colour just to give me the boost make me look alive (3 kids ya know!!) and give my confidence its daily Boost.”

Get involved

I would love for you to get involved, share what makes you confident and a gorgeous selfie. As well as doing the #SaveYourSelfie please also include #BeYouBeautiful if you took part because of me. Not because I am vain or getting any reward, but because I want to smile knowing you read this and are empowering others because of it too!

Have a fab day beautiful!

 

 

Getting Help

I said briefly about being diagnosed with depression this has been reoccurring and something I can discuss and asses quite openly. However it’s not that easy for everyone and I wouldn’t have come as far as I have without the fantastic support and help of Mind, if you need hep and support I really do recommend reaching out to them.

 

 

Sparkling Up Your Monday. Lecente Monday Manicure

Bit late in the day I know, whilst my Monday has been blessed with a manicure it wasn’t so blessed with motivation! it took time but my Lecente Monday Manicure is here!

Putting It Into Practise!

Im wasted! Haha sound like a right big headed numpty, but I don’t mean it like that. I have been working in beauty over a decade, I have trained with some of Estée Lauder & Christian Diors top world make up artists, I am trained in beauty with a qualification recognised over the world, and have trained with brands like Fake Bake & OPI to constantly better myself.

When it comes to nails. I have trained with one of the best in the industry one of the innovators, and one of the creators behind the brand Lecente. I first trained with Maria 11 years ago in acrylic nails, nail art, manicures…l even bummed a lift off her too and from classes! I have constantly been inspired by Maria and her family behind the brand Lecente, their passion and creative qualities shine through, they have the best sense of humour are always so welcoming, make an amazing cup of tea and create the best nail glitters in the world!

I was really happly to get to train with Maria again this year at Lecente HQ and get to know all there is to know about these glitters and how to work with them!

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All About Lecente Glitters

These glitters are not your standard glitters, in the words of my other half “They are mesmerising with depth” (he seriously said that about my nails! But more than that they are..

•Precision Cut. Making them easy workable for the therapist and smoother nails, edges and results for the client.

•95% hypoallergenic and purge product meaning no nasties stuck in.  This is something really important to some of my clients, an extra reassurance.

•They are available in a beautiful sparkly rainbow of colours like 80-100 of them, they even have the most amazing neon collection.

•They even do shapes, squares, diamonds and strands.

That’s not all, they also do foils and superb brushes I love using!

Search #LoveLecente on any social media channels and you will see a screen full of amazingness and sparkle!

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Lecente Monday Manicure

So I have dabbled up until now, but this week I spent just over two hours creating these beauty on my own  nails for this weeks Monday Manicure.

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They are by no means perfect, a bit messy round the cuticles, lines could have been neater and glitter pressed better and layered more in certain areas. But it’s made my passion sparkle as much as my nails and I’m itching to play again! I had fun being creative. I have booked in friends for this week just to practise and already sparkled my toes! I Also have now wrote a wish list of glitters and foils I can’t wait to order! I’ll keep you all posted on my latest Lecente creations!

Have you had your nails sparkled by a Lecente therapist? I’d love to see them, tag below. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Minute #MondayManicure Pretty & Pink!

Just sharing this #MondayManicure Pretty & Pink! super quick tonight; my other half has just left to take his mum to the airport and I’m enjoying a pampering moment to myself to paint my nails all pretty and pink!!!

I gave birth to a beautiful, gorgeous, perfect  little girl on Friday and I have been inspired to paint my nails to match her quickly growing wardrobe; of pink outfits and bows that the beautiful people in our life have been spoiling her with.

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So the polishes used were:

Light Pink: NCLA Los Angeles “Like Totally Valley Girl” which I received through my Birchbox Subscription.

Bright Pink: OPI “Girls Love Ponies” part of a limited edition collection created for MUstangs 50th Anniversary

Glitter: OPI “Servin’ Up Sparkle” from the Serena Williams Collection

Top Coat: OPI

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This Months Prize Draw Win with Be You Beautiful

With our September winner announced it was about time I found some goodies to giveaway over the next month in the Be You Beautiful Prize Draw.

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All you have to do is sign up to our monthly newsletter to be in with a chance to win. As I think I may be a little preoccupied with baby number 3 (due to arrive anytime now!) this draw will run until the end of November.

The Be You Beautiful Newsletter is a chance to stay up to date with our latest news, reviews, offers and events through our monthly email direct to your inbox. It just keeps you updated in between checking out the website and our latest posts without bombarding you.

This month I’m feeling extra generous as I’m running the draw for a little longer there will be THREE prizes for the winner;

Ciatè Paint Pot Nail Polish in Talent Scout; A lovely deep purple for the autumn.
Garnier BB Miracle Skin Perfector I have been wearing this daily through pregnancy it is light, provides even coverage and tone and is super quick and easy to apply.
IDC Institue Scented Garden Country Rose Luxury Body Lotion. I have not tried this one so if you win I want to hear all about it, I always find Rose scents uplifting and lovely when it’s drab and cold outside.

Anyone who signs up between now and 12pm on 30th November 2015 gets entered into the draw where a winner will be selected at random  to have the prizes sent straight to their door.

Winner Septembers Sign Up Draw & Octobers Launched

As it’s October I thought it’s about time I announced the Winner Septembers Sign Up Draw.  Anyone who signed up to the Be You Beautiful Newsletter during September got entered into the draw and a winner was selected at random to win the Nails Inc London Uptown Nail Polish.
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And the winner is drumroll pleassseeee……

Tanya Gray.

I’ll be in touch with Tanya to let her know via email and hopefully she might send us a selfie I can share with you all in an update once she receives her polish and tries it out.

For now though you could be in with the chance to win again this month find out more here.

My Friday Night Pamper Hands & Nails. Neutral Sparkles

Time for a Friday night pamper hands & nails style. With the baby due in less than a week I thought it time I cut the talons down. Whilst I plan on giving birth in hospital I don’t want my other half having to go to A&E with a savaged hand where I tear him to pieces with these bad boys …

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Even just clenching my own fists I leave sharp indentations, I dare to think what I could do with them in labour.  I digress with nonsense stories.

I have taken my nails right down to all be  uniformed length and have a clear Gellux Gel just to protect them and keep them stronger. I also used Nails inc. cuticle oil pen and OPI Avojuice hand cream before popping them in my hospital bag, (all the anti bacterial gels in hospitals make my hands so dry). So now all pampered and shiny my nails look like this.

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Part of me is tempted to be lazy and leave them like this but im going to a wedding tomorrow so need something pretty.

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After contemplating a few reds and brights I have opted for a neutral BORN by LOLA BARCELONA just because I don’t want my hands to look to garish should baby make an appearance anytime soon and I don’t know what I’m wearing to the wedding tomorrow, (about to burst my choices are limited by the big low belly).

This polish is a little gloopy so you have to make sure you drain the brush of excess but with balance; as it streaks if not enough polish on brush and can be unforgiving trying to go over. With a little extra patience the first coat looks pretty a nude pink tone with a subtle shimmer not a colour I would normally choose but I’m going for neutral and nice. After leaving the base coat to dry and applying the second coat the colour is deeper mauve/pink with a very soft shimmer within it.  The application felt messy the brush didn’t evenly distribute meaning it had to be worked on the nail, but not too much for risk of dragging the polish (even though I drank a cuppa before applying second coat)

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And having received one of my all time favourite top coats Seche Vite in last months bearth subscriptions I know my nails will be glossy, super shiny and DRY long before I head of to bed this evening.  I normally hate nail polish of a night time because one nails always gets a smudge or imprint, but I know it won’t be a problem with this top coat to hand and I’m hoping it will even conquer the gloopy bits.   I couldn’t leave them plain and had to add a bit of glitter and sparkle, plus its the only item I have ever had with my name spelt on it correctly (even if not pronounced the same) from the Gwen Stefani collection for OPI In True Stefani fashion, my all time favourite glitter polish! 

 

 

#MondayMotivation Inspiration to get Started.

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Always good to get the week started with some Monday Motivation. This is one thing I’ve been working on over the weekend, I had so many plans & ideas drawn, doodled and on spider graphs around me, that much like the scene in Bruce Almighty with the post its I could soon have been buried  below papers and not got very far with anything.

After a a chat with my lovely and sensible friend Jo on Friday I knew I either had to put myself into action, postpone my plans or give up.  Even with baby 3 due in a week and a half I know there are still small action steps I can take towards making some dreams happen.

With the Annual Christmas  Pamper Event I’ve been in contact with local venues, put together trader packs and got all the plans streamlined.  For the workshops Ive looked at 2016 dates, venues and started putting together the workbooks which makes me hugely excited to all the empowerment I can unleash for others. With the website I’ve planned and wrote blogs, updated SEO, contacted brands regarding the upcoming shop and I just have the blog export to do from Totally Sweet Cheeks and import images for the Gallery pages.  Then just some marketing to order this week and scheduling to do.

I feel good getting organised, although nervous how long I can keep it up when I’ll soon be juggling 3 babies, being a mumpreneur and the day to day stuff, but I’ll figure it out I’m sure. Especially with motivational quotes like today’s.

Nails Inc Uptown Nail Polish Review

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As a professional I expect my polishes to deliver results and have me bowled over, and since I started out in the industry Nails Inc have been a brand I have watched and admired go from strength to strength and their product range grow and develop significantly.

I received this polish this month as part of a subscription. Whilst the results when it comes to the consistency and ease of application, fast drying leaving an even coverage of colour with beautiful shine are all 5/5 you have to love the nail colour you are applying, it has to be appealing and a colour that suits. This shade Uptown for me wasn’t; it clashed with my skin tone and as a result it became dull and unnoticed however having googled it the results on others are beautiful with a lot more tone and depth.

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Whilst it’s the perfect Autumnal Rosey Neutral its simply the wrong shade choice and because of that I can’t review its longevity as I took it off after 24hours however having tried their gel effects range before with great results I would recommend adding them to your collection. Nails Inc is a high end brand and so comes with the higher end price tag when it comes to nail polishes, if you are like me and have a never ending collection of all sorts, price becomes almost irrelevant it’s the shade, the collection, the result or the newest launch that suckers me in but at £15 it may be an indulgent purchase or treat so be sure to check out their full range of Gel Effects Nail Polish colours here before picking your purchase.

If you like this shade of Uptown to be heading to your town 😂 you could win it this September just by signing up to the Be You Beautiful Newsletter, one subscriber will be picked at random and have this polish sent out to them just click on the image below.

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The Be You Beautiful Blog Coming Soon

BLOG COMING SOON … Like everything else with Be You Beautiful, my blog seems to be a work in progress. Which I find hugely frustrating. I’m in the midsts of creating this website and what I have visioned in my head is totally awesome! It’s beautiful, inspiring and jam packed.

Creating it is a lot tougher than I imagined whilst I’ve been doing courses, studying and working away (as well as being a month away from baby 3) I’m also discovering the stepping stones of where I want to finally head.

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Anyway I just wanted to post this to fill the empty blog page and ask you lovelies to hang in there I’m working on transferring the best posts from the old blog Totally Sweet Cheeks whilst uploading lots of new reviews, content and exciting stuff for you all.

~x~

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