Time for Change?

Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut and want to try something new? We all feel like that sometimes right?

Fed up of work, fed up of doing the same thing day in, day out? I used to feel like there was something missing from my life, but didn’t know what. Then I realised, what is it that I actually do for me? Something that I will enjoy and get my teeth into. Something that I could actually learn without paying thousands of pounds on uni fees. 

Then the Younique opportunity came about. I thought it would be fun to do. I never wore makeup much, and thought it could be something I could enjoy learning. Wow! I was right, but it turned out to be so much more. 

I went from option 1 – thought I could learn a bit about makeup, to option 2 – selling to family and friends for a bit of pocket money, to the big one! Option 3!!

Once I decided on option 3, my life changed. I was learning not only about makeup, but about myself. 

I learnt the person I was capable of being was so much more than what I was allowing myself to be. I used to be shy and unto myself. I wouldn’t speak much to people I didn’t know – I even found it difficult to even look at strangers for fear they would judge me. 

Fast forward 2 years, I am now a much stronger person. I still have a long way to go, but I am in a much better place now. I will talk to people about the business, about life in general and Im finding it so much easier to do so. Why? Through the sisterhood you get with being a Younique presenter. Not only do you get the makeup – as fab as that is right – but you instantly get a network of women; positive women infact.  Women who will show you not only how to work your business and help you through it, but these women immediately think of you as a sister. It’s really that kind of relationship – especially with my girls! 

To me that’s what it’s all about. It’s just amazing and to a point, indescribable. You just can’t put it into words how amazing it is. Honestly, it was the best Β£69 ive ever spent. Best of all, I’ve earn that back and more πŸ™‚ 

If you feel like this is you and you feel a bit stuck, I would love to have a chat with you. Send me a msg on here and I will see what we can do.

Just look at all the amazing stuff you get right?! (Nearly Β£230 worth for Β£69!) That’s a winner in itself!!! 💜👌

Want to instantly join? http://www.sparklejambeauty.co.uk it’s that easy! 


Slimming World Journey So Far

If you have been an avid reader of my blog, you will know I have been doing slimming world for a while and I have been struggling getting back into the swing of things since Christmas. Everyone struggles right?

Well today, I saw someone post a before and after picture up and thought it might help me. Boy did it!!

In the first picture (taken April 2016) I was a new mum and was loving life. I was so proud of the fact that I was a mum….but I was so unhappy with my weight. During my pregnancy, sweet food was high up on my cravings and boy did I eat them. Infact that hasn’t gone away 😦

Fast forward 10 months later and 1 stone 10lb lighter to the photo on the right. Taken approximately 6 weeks ago, I am in a happier place. I am still loving being a mum and watching my beautiful baby grow into a happy toddler. 

On a personal level though, my mindset has completely changed. I feel that has helped me so much in changing how I look at my life as at whole. I am more positive when it comes to my business and my home life. 

I have realised that I still have a long way to go in my journey but I am on the right track 💖

Seeing those two pictures side by side has made me realise just how far I have come. I look like a completely different person and I’m excited to see where I will be this te next year! 

Slimming World Take 2

Hey everyone! So its the new year and I havn’t lost any weight throughout January. I’ve had a hard talk to myself and I’m on it this week! 

Today for breakfast I had my HE B in porridge with cut up apple and strawberries, plus cinnamon on the top. I have to say, it was rather yummy! 

Lunchtime I wasn’t even hungry so decided take some soup. I got a soup maker for my birthday last month and it’s super easy to use. I made some vegetable soup, just look at this:

For evening meal I opted for the lovely chicken pizza. It was yummy! On them this time I had tomato puree, mushrooms, peppers and cheese. I put them in the oven with some potatoes instead of chips. 

I also added some extra veg on the side for some added speed food.

Afterwards I had a muller light and an apple 💪

So determined to loose weight this week!! Bring on tomorrow!!

#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


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



Slimming World Chicken Pizza

Tonight I wanted to try something different with chicken. I looked online and came across Chicken Pizza.

Simply using a chicken breast,  flatten it out and use it as the pizza base.

On ours I kept it simple and just used tomato puree and cheese (healthy extra) but you could add peppers and mushrooms to the top of your pizza and it would still be free.

I would definitely make this again but I think I will have a look for some low syn oven chips. If anyone knows of any please let me know πŸ™‚ 

That with salad would be even better. A must for a simple meal 😍

Brand New Mascara

Younique released a brand new mascara formula and wow did they deliver! 😍

Brand new gel wand, new fibers and a new neck wiper in the gel bottle. The only thing they have left the same is the actual bottles. 

This was our exclusive launch kit we received for being a presenter! Pretty cool hey 😍

If you have tried the old formula, you would have noticed that the old fibers, rayon, where drying out the gel. With this new formula and design, the fibers, now nylon, don’t get into the gel because of the bottle neck wiper and those that do, don’t dry out the new gel 💖 

I have done a few Facebook lives with this mascara. If you would like to see them, send me a message and I will add you to my group. Includes tips on how to apply the gel and get super long lashes 💖

The new mascara is available to buy straight from my website