My Journey So Far….

Today, I thought I would do a trip down memory lane and boy is it a long lane!

I joined Younique 3 years ago. Since then I have changed so much and alot has happened.

This is a picture of 1000 words.

The picture on the left shows someone who had zero confidence in herself, would worry about what others thought of her and didn’t know what path her life was going to go down.

The picture on the right was taken today. It shows someone who has taken the decision to be herself. She no longer worries about what people think of her and is not afraid to stand up for herself.

I am no where near done, but I am alot further than I was. I have had ups and downs in those 3 years. I believe things are sent to test you and I am stronger than I ever imagined.

Alot of people would say, well that’s just life. But I can honestly say, without the level of self development we have, I would have struggled.

No matter how long it takes me, I am changing for the better. My confidence is getting stronger and I am now believing in myself.

The person on the left would never have gone on facebook live and showed people how to put makeup on.

The person on the right is not a qualified makeup artist but enjoys going live, showing women that you don’t have to have a knowledge of how to put makeup on to do what I do. It’s about being able to express yourself however you want, we don’t judge, we want people to accept others the way they are.

The reason why I love this opportunity so much is because anyone can do it. Whether you are a new mum, someone who really doesn’t know what they want to do with their life or someone who just wants a new hobby……its literally for anyone.

So what do the next 3 years hold? I have no idea! Who knows what the answer to that is right?! All I do know is I am not stopping, I am going to continue to climb to the top and work on myself until I achieve what I can.

The future is bright and I can’t wait to see where I am in 2020

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Feeling Grateful

Since I last blogged properly, alot has happened in my life, especially the last few months.

In the space of 2 months, I lost both my aunty and my nanna. Both of them where a massive part of my life, in particular my childhood – if i wasnt at home, I was in their homes.

It had been a fair few years since I last saw my aunty when she passed but I am so very grateful for the memories I have of her growing up. My aunty and my dad where the best of friends and we would always see my nan, grandad, aunty, uncle and my 2 cousins on a regular basis. What particularly stands out for me was the amazing roast dinners my aunty cooked and she always had homemade mince pies in the cake tin – I think thats where I get my love of making them from! We also loved putting the music on and having a dance in her living room…..she was an amazing lady and will be truely missed. Love you Mary xxxx

As for my nan, well she along with my grandad helped bring up my brother and myself, along with our parents of course. When our parents where both working, we spent our time in their house. Again my favourite memories involved food – we would always have sausages, mash, peas and gravy followed my int choc chip ice cream! (Theres a pattern here hahaha! No wonder I love food!) They would take us on holidays in the caravan and also abroad to Yugoslavia – we went there every year until is wasnt safe to go no more.

Im so very grateful for these memories, along with plenty others. They are the things you remember and stay in your mind. No one can take those memories.

Even though it will be hard to think of them not being here this Christmas – they both loved this time of year – I will rmember the happy times and smile, because I am lucky to have those memories.

What made me write this post?

My dad, as some of you know, is in remission from cancer. He got all upset yesterday watching my daughter play with her toys she got for her birthday. Why I hear you ask? He said he didn’t think he would get the opportunity to meet her, let alone witness her play with all her toys, talking, learning her numbers and alphabet etc. It made me realise just how important the little things are in life as you get older.

When we are young, we want the latest computer console, music system, bike, fashionable clothes…..but when you get older, all you simply want is to make these memories with family and friends. Memories last forever, thats what everyone remembers.

This Christmas, if theres someone in your family you have in your phonebook who you havnt spoken to in a while, give them a call, a text or even a Christmas card. Make that contact with them, you never know whats round the corner and go into 2018 with a clear conscience. Theres so much more important things in life whan materialistic objects.

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Guess Who’s Back!!

I know, I know!

It’s been a while since I have posted in my blog. Time to up my game and start blogging once again.

I have missed it so much and I have finally decided to just go for it!

In my blog, I will be posting all about my life, but also my business ventures – Younique and Darcey candles – literally every females favourite things, makeup, skincare and candles.

I would love your support, simply by joining my VIP groups. Lots of offers coming in the new year and tips and tricks….

Come join in the fun!

Sparkle Jam Beauty VIP

Darceys by Sparkle Jam Beauty

Thankyou so much for your support and let’s get 2018 off to a flying start 😘

NEW Nude matte Lipsticks

So unbelievably excited to share this with you all 😍

Everyone loves a nude lip, especially for an all day look or to let your eyes stand out in your make-up……let me introduce you to these amazing new colours on offer this month only. 

The new colours range from browns, all the way to pink. Simple colours for everyday use. The Splash lipsticks are so creamy and gorgeous. To get the most wear out of them, let them dry completely on your lips for about 30 mins without drinking for that ultimate staying power! 


My faves are susceptable and sumptuous πŸ’– 

These amazing colours are a part of our amazing customer kudos this month are are exclusive colours – this means we have no idea if the colours are going to be staying after this month is out. 

To check out the offer visit www.sparklejambeauty.co.uk

I also have a VIP group with amazing offers and I will also be going live in there to show off the new colours. I would love to see some new faces in there https://www.facebook.com/groups/211030122588260/

Let me know which ones are your faves!!

Precious Time

In the UK, Mother’s day was on the 26th March – yesterday. This was only my second mothers day and it made me think about alot.

Why I hear you ask? 

In our local news, we where told of a 4 yr old girl who lost her life in an accident. I couldn’t stop thinking about the little girls family, in particular her mother. I could never imagine loosing a child the day before Mother’s Day. No parent should ever say goodbye to their child, especially that young. 

For me, it put alot into perspective. I can’t even imagine how I would react to this situation. Every minute of everyday is precious and it made me want to spend  even more time with my beautiful daughter. 

I made me realise the smallest thing like reading her a story to taking her on day trips out, everything counts towards making memories. The memories are what no one can take away from you, they stay with you forever. 

Not only that, it’s also as important to her as it is for me. I get that she won’t understand as she is so young, but memories shape the person you become.

Mother’s Day is so precious. There are so many people who are not able to spend the day with their mother due to death, illness, or other circumstances…..but we don’t really think of the mums who can’t spend the day with their kids for the same reasons. 

I will be cuddling my baby that little bit harder for those mums who ate not able to. Life is so precious 💖

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 22.1.2017

Thanks for joining me for this Weekend Coffee Share, created by Diana at Part Time Monster.

If we where having coffee today, I would offer you whatever you like from our Tassimo hot drink range: latte, hot chocolate, americano or a nice cup of tea.

So how has your week been? I have had a lovely week (for once!) I had the whole week off work so was planning on having a big sort out as the house still isn’t completely sorted, even though we moved in a year ago!

Tuesday was my birthday!! Happy birthday to me!! I was the big 33…..eek!! I spent the day with my lovely 1 year old, having some quality mother/daughter time. As I am doing slimming world, there was no birthday cake, so unfortunately I can’t offer you a slice 😦

For those of you who don’t know, I run my own online beauty business. To help me grow, I have begun self development. I have realised its essential in growing your business successfully. Videos is something I used to struggle with, however I was super proud of myself as I managed to do 2 LIVE videos…..yes thats right, LIVE! I have no idea what happened, but I found it super easy and more like I was talking to friends. Fingers crossed this will be the start of something amazing and get me to where I need to be ❀

I thoroughly enjoyed my week off work and can’t wait for the next!

So how was your week?

Don’t forget toΒ visit my fellow bloggersΒ for a cuppa and a catch up!

Lots of love

Michelle xx

 

 

 

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 15th January 2017

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Thanks for joining me for this Weekend Coffee Share, created by Diana at Part Time Monster.

If we where having coffee today, I would invite you into our home and insist you have a nice Tassimo coffee, we have americano and latte available or a lovely Cadburys hot chocolate (with mashmallows of course). Failing that we have good old english tea.

How have you been getting on this week? I have been trying to sort out my brand new office space. You see, I have my own business and I have decided that now is the time to get serious and treat it as a business rather than just a hobby. We have had some exciting news regarding the future of 2018 and I am so excited about it. Can not wait until I can share my news with you πŸ™‚ Check out my new office space…its a work in progress but completely better than working from the couch.

I don’t know about you, but I am finally starting to feel like I am getting back into the swing of things after Christmas. All the sweets, biscuits and crisps are finally starting to disappear. For me this ears one thing, back on track for slimming world!!

I joined Slimming World last year at the end of May, so one of my goals for the year is to get back to my normal weight by my anniversary. So far I have lost 1 1/2 stone and I have that to loose. So I’m halfway. Horray!

Thankyou so much for coming for coffee today and I am looking forward to hearing about what you have all be upto. Until next time!

Don’t forget toΒ visit my fellow bloggersΒ for a cuppa and a catch up!

Lots of love

Michelle xx