Little Old Me

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Today I am going to talk a little about me. I usually hate talking about myself but lets do this guys!

As you know, my name is Julie, I am a very happily married mum of 3 grown up children/adults. How did that happen? I must have blinked. I cannot believe how fast they grew. I am also “Mum” to three amazing cats Hazel, Amber and Milo who have their own Instagram account hazelambermilo.

I have worked in retail since the age of 15, and after a bad fall at work I have been off due to my injury, During this time I am spending time on my personal development and mindset. I am and have been suffering from depression and anxiety for a long time and for the first time I feel I am getting a handle on it.

I have so many hopes and dreams for myself and my family for 2019 and created a vision board for that. I know now after reading books, cards, watching videos and podcasts etc that I am worthy and I can do anything I put my mind too.

What is different? Why now? Why do I want to release myself from my negative thoughts and negative self talk? Well, it no longer serves me. It has made me grow as a person and learn from the experiences and now it is high time it went. It is hard to focus on yourself and I am finding time for me at last too and without feeling the dreaded mum guilt that I am sure every mum/dad/parent feels.

I have also re-joined Slimming World so as well as getting my mental and emotional health under control I am dealing with physical too. And do you know what? It feels flipping amazing!!

As well as all this I am finding my spiritual side again after having it knocked badly by the sad loss of a very dear friend and the abuse I received from others who didn’t understand or want to know me due to my religious beliefs and practices. Now I am finding me again and I love it!

I also have a deep ever lasting love for ROCK music/Heavy Metal. Especially the amazing Guns N’ Roses. This love has never ceased and is a part of me lol.

I am married to one of the most amazing, awesome, loving, caring and compassionate husbands I could I ever wish for too. He has been so supportive and I wish everyone had a love like ours. He can be Mr Grumpy personified at times but hes my Mr Grumpy.

My family are my WHY, they are my reason for wanting to change my life for the better, why I get up and show up morning after morning, why I want to give them the best life ever. They are my world. Having a WHY is so important and I had lost sight of my why when I was bogged down with the day to day humdrum of life.

Changing my mindset has helped me so much and I have followed Mel Robbins program Mindset Reset and it has made such a huge difference to me. I no longer sleep with my mobile phone in my bedroom, I do deliberate thinking and think “this” instead of “that”. I get up when the alarm goes off, don’t hit that snooze button and catch myself if I start thinking negative self talk. Our limiting beliefs can have such a debilitating effect on us and our behaviours. I also do a 5 second journal every morning, a gratitude journal, a mood journal and Ferne Cottons Calm journal. I do love a good journal.

I also read everything I can to make my life better. I do love a good book! I am just reading Jen Sincero’s You are a badass at making money and doing these exercises in the book too are eye-opening.

So, that’s basically me in a nutshell. And for the first time ever I can say I like myself!

Lots of love

Julie xx

Himalayan Charcoal- Purifying Clay Wash- Review

I tried the new Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay wash for 7 days both at morning and night and was not expecting my skin to have much improvement.

How wrong was I?

After trialling it on the first try I was shocked at how smooth my skin felt and looking in the mirror I noticed a huge improvement. It looked clearer too. Apart from my huge zit on my chin lol.

It smelt nicer than I expected too, charcoal I automatically think BBQ’s lol and even with the added tea tree I found it didn’t make my skin feel dried out or uncomfortable.

I thought trialling it for 7 days was a good time period to allow for a full review and I am continuing using it and also sent out samples of it to all my Sample Club members. Reviews back so far are all positives.

The tube is a decent size and it comes out easily. The colour is a grey colour but please don’t let that put you off. It goes onto your damp skin well and washes off great.

I am so shocked at how soft and fresh it looks and feels. I am a fan!

All reviews and opinions are honest and my own and I was not paid to promote this fabulous product.

If you do want to try a sample for yourself please pop along to my VIP group on Facebook Beauty by Julie E and sign up for my no obligation sample club!

Lots of love my beauties

Julie xx

Drops of Youth range- review

I am in love with the Drops of Youth range and use it daily in my new skincare routine.. 45 years of neglecting my skin and now.. BAM!

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This is before I started my morning skincare routine.


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First product used

I used the Drops of Youth- Youth liquid peel first to remove all dead skin cells and debris from my skin. This is something you can use once or twice a week and please do use it on dry skin!

The peel exfoliates your skin and leaves it leaving soft and clean. I love the smell of it. The drops of youth range is 100% vegan and it is enriched with three plant stem cells, edelweiss, sea holly and criste marine. This helps to combat the first signs of ageing and really does work! My fine lines have been dramatically reduced and one of my colleagues calls the youth concentrate Botex in a bottle.

I found that the peel removed so much- despite cleansing, toning and moisturising daily and using the Drops of Youth- bouncy sleep mask too.

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After using the peel

My skin feels fresher and lighter and I was so shocked to see how much did come off. Might have to do this before I go to Slimming World lol.

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2nd product used

After the peel I refreshed my skin with the Youth Concentrate Youth Essence Lotion.

This is a fabulous product and it was the first time that I had tried this one. It is like a gel but once out of the bottle it was more liquid. It felt amazing on my skin and I could seriously feel my skin sigh with relief! It felt that good!!

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After using the 2nd product

I do feel my skin felt and looked so much better. It felt so smooth!!

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3rd product used

I tried one of our new Youth concentrate sheet masks. As this is a new product I didn’t know what to expect but boy was I surprised. This is enriched with the youth concentrate and believe me there was ALOT of product on the mask. It felt divine.

I had never tried a sheet mask before so this was a surprise for me.

I loved it!!

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With the mask on

Shocking look I know but I wanted to show you all how easy it is to apply and I really cannot stress how lovely it felt. Not tight or anything! Just perfect!

I thought I had an after photo but I did a video instead!

Pop along to Beauty by Julie E on Facebook to see this.

I would seriously recommend these products to you all!!!

So happy with my skin (at last!)

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Wow wow wow!

I admit at the age of 45, I have not being taking good care of my skin if at all. All these adverts showing skincare products never excited me… that was until I took the plunge and became a Body Shop At Home Consultant.

I have been using the aloe vera calming cleanser, toner and moisture cream daily and using the Drops of Youth Youth bouncy sleeping mask at a evening and also using the Drops of Youth premium range during the day.

The Drops of Youth range contains 3 plant stem cells from Edelweiss, Criste Marine and Sea Holly. These plants are rejuvenating and believe me they do work!! And an added plus is they smell amazing!!

I would highly recommend this range to everyone. It is just fab!!!

2019!

Wow. That festive period went really quick and now the new year is upon us.

I hope that you all had a fabulous time. I certainly did despite struggling with my depression alot.

So here we are with fresh pages to write. And this year I have so many goals to reach. I am determined to do it too.

I am spending a lot of time working on my personal development and mindset. I am trying positive thinking and I do believe it is working. I am journalling and keeping a gratitude journal too.

In regards Beauty by Julie E- we have some fabulous new products launching and with it being the 25th anniversary of the Body Shop at home too it is such an exciting time to be a part of the business.

I have been trying a new product for me anyway, it is the Drops Of Youth-Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask Oh My! It feels amazing and smells divine and my skin has never felt or looked as good. I would highly recommend it.

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Pop along to Beauty by Julie E on Facebook to take a look at the new catalogue.

You would not be disappointed,

Lots of love

Julie xxx

Good morning Sunday!

Well, I have been quite lacking in my blogging for the past few days.

It was my husbands’s works Christmas party on Wednesday night so it was nice to dress up a little bit. I really enjoyed myself too. 

Thursday we spent the day being lazy! Christmas 24 is my guilty pleasure at the moment.

Friday Mark was back at work so it was me on my lonesome but with three mad cats. Our son brought his cat Milo a catnip banana and it was hilarious to watch him with it.. then Amber the little black cat had a go too. Our downstairs looked like it had been burgled lol.They must have had loads of fun.

Amber has started to liking sitting in my Body Shop cupboard. I have a cupboard in the living room where I keep all my paperwork and packaging materials for sending off my Sample Club ladies samples. Bless her.

Saturday we went food shopping, the shop was packed as they had given out snow for our area… hmmm.. no snow here! Thankfully!!

Today is a day of rest especially for the hubby. I am just listening to a bit of Slash before he gets up! 

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday! 

Lots of love

Julie xx

Join my team!

Image may contain: textI am looking for fabulous new team members to join me as Body Shop At Home Consultants.. Could it be you?

Becoming a Body Shop At Home Consultant was something I was looking into for ages before I finally took the plunge and I do wish I had done it when I first thought about it.

I have always loved The Body Shop products, we all remember the iconic bath pearls from the 80s I am sure-  and getting my hands on these gorgeous products as a consultant is fantastic.

There are so many opportunities that becoming a Body Shop At Home consultant can give you. Whether it be extra income along with your full time or part time job, to build your self confidence and self esteem or to create a new career path for yourself.

This new venture has really helped me as I am suffering badly with depression and anxiety at the moment Having this to focus on has helped me no end.

I have been able to buy presents, treat myself and my family and even paid for me to have my ears pierced again. Tattoo next time. LOL.

If you are interested please just pop me a message or PM me on my VIP group. I would love to have you onboard and share this amazing journey with you.

Lots of love

Julie xxx

 

Tuesday Morning- Products used

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Every morning I have a shower and today I have took a photograph to show you the Body Shop products I use daily.

I use the Berry Bon Bon scrub first followed by the Berry Bon Bon shower gel. It smells delicious and I have stockpiled it as it is one of our fantastic festive scents. I love the dark red colour too and it is so moreish! I love it! You do not need much on your bath lily and it lasts for ages. I can smell Berry Bon Bon most of the day! Its that good!

I was my hair and use the Fuji Green Tea shampoo and conditioner. Wow!! My hair is coloured and usually I use shampoos for coloured hair. I gave this a try and it makes my hair feel amazing and it looks great too, So healthy! And the smell is divine. My hair is not “luggy” and it is so easy to brush through. I do not usually use a hair dryer,, in fact I don’t know if I own one lol.

After my shower I use the Japanese Cherry Blossom roll on deodorant. I used the Aloe roll on before and it lasted ages. I love the smell of Japanese Cherry Blossom so when I received this I was over the moon. It is so long lasting too.

When I have a shower I usually listen to music to start my day but today I listened to some motivating talks and I feel all pumped up ready to start my day!

Have a fabulous day and please do pop along to my VIP group on Facebook to look at the amazing offers I have for you.

Lots of love

Julie xxx