3 things in 15 minutes to feel more “you”, less “mum”

3 things in 15 minutes to feel more “you”, less “mum”

As wonderful as motherhood is, a lot does change and that takes some adjusting to! I often find myself putting on the same combinations of jeans and t-shirts or jumpers each day. Once I’ve finished work, I slap on some concealer and foundation, quickly put a brush through my hair and rush off to collect Autumn from her childminder. With all the additional things to do in my daily life, I’ve definitely not taken care of myself as much. I’ve been meaning to paint my nails for weeks now, but they’re still bare. Does this sound like you?

It’s so important as mums to give ourselves a bit of self care, in whatever form that comes. This post is about 3 things I  do to feel a bit more like “myself” in 15 minutes and hopefully it will inspire you too! After all, surely 15 minutes is achievable every once in a while? View Post

Review: Esqido Gin & Tonic Lashes

Review: Esqido Gin & Tonic Lashes

I’ve been a big fan of false eyelashes for years now. Occasionally I wear them in the day, but I mostly wear them for a special occasion or if I’m going out somewhere. With some lashes, I feel a little too aware that I’m wearing them and sometimes they look too much or too little. When Esqido approached me to try out some of their lashes, I was intrigued. With celebrity fans including Rihanna and Victoria’s Secret angels including Gigi Hadid, I had to see what all the fuss was about. View Post

A bouncy blow dry at Rush Hair, Maidstone

A bouncy blow dry at Rush Hair, Maidstone

As a busy mum, my hair often doesn’t look its best. It gets dried as quickly as possible and if I’m lucky, I’ll find 5 minutes or so to style it. I was recently invited to Rush Hair at their new Maidstone salon in Week Street for a blow dry. Not only was I looking forward to leaving the salon with beautiful hair, I was also looking forward to having some ‘me time’! So, how did it all go? View Post

My Sephora haul from New York City

My Sephora haul from New York City

Over Christmas and New Year, my sister-in-law went on holiday to New York. She asked us if there was anything we wanted. As a make up lover, my first thought was “OMG, SEPHORA!” and I transferred her some money. We used to have a Sephora at Bluewater in Kent, but that closed years ago. It was an amazing smelling shop with red carpets and I live in hope that one day Sephora will come back to the UK. In the meantime, the products my lovely sister-in-law picked me up will have to tide me over! To my amazement, she picked up everything I asked for (except for one thing that was out of stock) AND surprised me with another palette I’d wanted for my birthday! Anyway, that’s enough teasing. Let’s take a peek! View Post

Review: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

Review: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

At the end of last year, I was talking to a couple of my best friends about make up. I happened to mention that despite always loving the look of Urban Decay products, I’d never owned any. A couple of weeks later, I received a gorgeous Cath Kidston make up bag, an Urban Decay glitter eyeliner and this Vice Lipstick Palette from her for my birthday. To say I was delighted would be an understatement! I’ve now been using this palette almost daily since January, so I thought I’d write up a little review of it. View Post