Gorgeousness in a flash…6 beauty bag saviours for time pressed mums

  As any time-pushed mum will tell you beauty takes a bit of a back seat when you have a baby (and a toddler for that matter!) But, if you’re not willing to give up your usual routine – you have to find a way to do in in half the time (ok, make that 3 seconds flat). I’ve streamlined my make-up bag, I now use more multitasking products and even tend to wear less make-up than before. This is my current…

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My current favourite 3 toddlers top-to-toe washes

Now we have moved on from unscented newborn baby washes I thought it would be fun to try out some toddler hair and body washes. So far so good! Here are some of our faves that are lightly scented, non-irritating and lather up in a jiffy. Cussons Mum & Me Little Explorers Happy Splashy Hair & Body Wash I loved the Mum & Me range when I was pregnant so thought I would give this new toddler range a try.…

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Bath time essentials for a peaceful evening

Working on a magazine you get to try a lot beauty products – and I mean a lot. And, even though that is fun you soon suss out what works and what doesn’t. When I left Now magazine to go on maternity I was sent off with a bag full of baby goodies from the Beauty Ed and I couldn’t wait to try them all out… So, here I give you my top 9 best bath time treats that have worked for…

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Hand creams for over-worked mamas

Since having a baby my hands have been especially dry – anti bacterial gels, excessive hand washing and all those wet wipes are to blame, I’m sure. When I worked at Now – the fashion and beauty team were all a little obsessed with having hand creams on our desks – so, we sure worked out the best ones pretty quickly. Here are my top tried & trusted tubes to keep close to hand (!) …. Emollient-rich with Sesame oil and Japanese Mulberry this…

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Top 3 nappy rash creams for little bums

Having tried a few different bottom balms to soothe and calm Miss M’s nappy rash these are my top 3 bottom balms – that actually work. And, really do leave their behinds as smooth as a babies bum! Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment £5.99  – My everyday cream – this smells divine and leaves babies bums lovely and soft Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment from £2.99 – This kicks nappy rashes’ ass literally in one use! (By the way, this is brilliant…

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