27 Festival beauty essentials I *think* are needed for Camp Bestival…

(Corrine Day for VOGUE 2005) When you think of festival beauty you think dry shampoo, plaits, face paint and wet wipes. Oh, yes lots of wet wipes. But, when it actually came down to it – I realised I would actually need a whole lot more than that!  As just looking half-decent after a restless night with a toddler or endless late nights working means a whole host of anti-fatigue, flash balms and blusher tricks in the morning. That I figured…

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New mama in a beauty hurry – fast fix bathroom must-haves

A classic book that all mamas will relate to (By Jill Murphy) In the early days of new motherhood just getting dressed in the morning seemed to take forever – and as for showering/hair washing well that can feel like a lifetime. So, it’s no wonder your regular beauty regime takes a bit of a back seat. Of course, as a new mum and you know as a normal person – you still need to do these things – but there’s…

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12 Beauty products to borrow from baby…that REALLY work

Grabbed one of baby’s wet wipes to clean your face before flopping into bed? Used a little baby oil remove last nights mascara or even applied to your tummy in a vain hope to smooth out those stretch marks? Massaged baby lotion in as a body moisturiser because it was the only thing to hand? Yeah – we’ve all been there. We’re mums, we’re tired and sometimes in a sleep derived haze searching for your own beauty products in a bathroom…

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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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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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