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JL Blogs is a UK based Beauty & Lifestyle Blog founded in 2017.

 

 The Face Behind the Blog….

Hi, I go by JL, I’m 33 years old and a proud mommy to 4 children and a mischievous little kitten, where we reside in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. On my blog you can expect to see completely honest articles and thorough in-depth beauty reviews. I created my blog as a platform for me to simply document my thoughts and share what I am currently loving along with the occasional sprinkling of my personal life. I share posts when I have the time or have a desire to share what I am currently loving. Blogging is my hobby, not my job. Therefore I won’t put pressure on myself, as I want it to remain an enjoyable experience. Most of my posts go live on weekends, as this is when I tend to have more free time. If what I talk about on here intrigues you, I would love to have you Join the JL Blogs family by Subscribing via Bloglovin or signing up to my mail list (which you can find to your left).

 

You may see through reading my blog that I am incredibly passionate about skincare and makeup. Though I am certified in Beauty Therapy (City & Guilds – 2008) I wouldn’t say I am a beauty professional. Just a lover of all things beauty. Most of what I know is through experience, extensive research and the desire to always learn. I enjoy helping others and I hope to inspire others to research properly and weigh up the pros and cons before spending money. I feel that with so many people sharing their love of makeup and skin care, we should have an open mind that everyone is different without passing judgement on others. I live with ASD and a physical disability that affects my mobility while raising 2 children also on the spectrum. I specialised in Children’s fashion for most of my adult life and am currently working towards a BA (Honours) in Criminology and Psychology, as well as being an advocate for spreading awareness about Domestic Violence, and supporting other charities like Autism Speaks and Pelvic Partnership Support.

 

Taking care of my skin is more than just a pampering, it’s self-care for both my body physically and my mind. I have combination skin that is very easily congested and I also have mild Seborrheic Dermatitis around my nose. When it comes to skincare products I like to really research the ingredients, to find products that won’t contain harsh Alcohols or Fragrance, which can really irritate my skin. Everyone’s skin is different, so please remember what works for me may not work for you.  When it comes to makeup my style is pretty much effortless, simplistic and natural, inspired by French makeup styles and dewy Korean skin. I have a light-to-medium complexion, with warm undertones.
I try to be exclusively Cruelty-Free and have been on my CF journey since Winter 2016. Occasionally I am gifted products that are not cruelty-free products, if I choose to share any of these, their cruelty-free status will be noted.
Ingredient Websites I use: CosDNAPaula’s ChoiceEWG
CF Websites I recommend: Logical HarmonyCruelty-Free KittyPhyrra
My Blog & Photos Style
The only things I aspire my blog to be is relatable and relaxing. In a world of pressure on consumers, I want to help take away the pressure that you have to buy unwanted products you do not need. I love flowers and find them very relaxing and aesthetically pleasing, which is why I use them in a lot of my photos. I enjoy using different textures, layers and pretty feminine props to add a little character to my photos. All of my pictures are taken in natural daylight, on either my Iphone7 or my Sony A5100. However, my disability can make taking photos incredibly difficult. I don’t aspire to share the perfect highlight reel on my social media, just to have them be a reflection of who I am (which is pretty random lol) and be aesthetically pleasing on the eye.
A few aesthetically pleasing blogs who inspire are:
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I hope you enjoy coming to explore the beauty world with me….

Jamey xo

 

“Worry about Loving Yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you”.

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path” – Buddha

 

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