My Go To ‘mum’ Make-up

Since becoming a new mum again, the time I get to spend on myself has been some what dramatically reduced so I’ve had to adapt my make up routine to fit into the spare 5 minutes I have in a morning to get ready. I’ve also decided to demote my faithful double wear to special occasions only as putting it on just to watch cbeebies is probably a bit of a waste of money!

I’m not someone who feels comfortable wearing no make up, even if I’m just staying the house I like to have some on just in case, god forbid a random stranger sees my naked face. I have simplified my everyday make up routine down to a few products that take next to no time to apply.

Face

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Revlon Colourstay Foundation/Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer/Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Cheek Palette

Eyes and Eyebrows

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Ciate Fierce Flicks Eyeliner/Pop Beauty Eyehadow Palette/Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara/Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Lips

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Mac Creme Cup Lipstick

I don’t wear lipstick everyday but if I’m heading out and want something subtle I always opt for this.

Hair

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No mum make up is complete without a bit (lot, in my case) of Batiste Dry Shampoo

Thanks for reading

Love Amy xx

 

 

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Christmas Party Make-up

I don’t get many opportunities to get glammed up these days so I’ve been really excited about going to Andy’s work Christmas party, yep a night out minus children, wearing nice make-up, and clothes that don’t have dirty fingerprints all over them – what a joy!

Heres a little round up of my Christmas party look

Face

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New CID I-prime  If I’m honest I don’t used primer very often so I’ve had this one for a year now, I only use it on special occasions but I’ve read it has good reviews on daily wear.

Estée Lauder double wear foundation  I don’t wear any other foundation other than this, I’ve tried others but as of yet I haven’t found any as good, it lasts from day to night and is just fab. Yes it’s pricey but a little goes a long way.

Collection lasting perfection concealer The holy grail of budget concealers, this stuff is fab at hiding any dark circles or red patches, and at £3.99 it’s a must have.

Rimmel stay matte pressed powder I purchased this the other day purely for my Christmas party make-up and I can definitely say it helped combat the one too many free wines ‘glow’ and kept my make up looking good all night.

Urban Decay naked flushed I forgot to photograph this one whoops! I use this blush palette all the time, I’m not good with contouring and things like that so this is just a really easy to use bronzer/highlight/blush all in one.

Eyes and Brows

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Day to day I don’t really wear much in the way of eyeshadow so any excuse to get my naked palettes out and I’m happy. My outfit was black with gold spots so I decided to do a gold eye and naked 2 has the most gold tone eye shadows in. I used Bootycall, half baked and snakebite.

Kat Von D tattoo liner I love this eyeliner, I’ve only got a mini at the minute but I definitely intend to re buy it, I find it really easy to use (I’m not great when it comes to eyeliner) and it lasts ages.

Maybelline lash sensational mascara This is the only mascara I use currently, It separates and really lifts my lashes and with a couple of coats it looks like I’m wearing false lashes, love it.

Benefit goof proof brow pencil I originally got this as a freebie in a magazine but it’s definitely something I will be repurchasing, in fact I don’t use any other brow product now I have this. It is so easy to use even for someone who’s a bit crap at getting perfect brows, this definitely helps.

Lips

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Barry M satin superslick lip paint – Berry liscious. Totally in love with this lipstick shade, I will definitely be trying other shades out.

Barry M lip liner  – Red. I didn’t use this one on the night as I decided to go with a slightly darker lip than planned however I used it the night before and it’s such a great combination with the above.

Nails

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Essie Toggle to the top Red and glitter, what says Christmas more than that?

Barry M molten metal nail paint – Bronze Bae. I used this as an accent colour but it’s such a fab colour I’m going to do all my nails in it for Christmas.

 

I will probably use the same look for Christmas Day too, unless santa brings me any nice new makeup 💄

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Love Amy xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I had some baby free time today… sort of, Ava fell asleep in the car so my dad stayed with her whilst I skipped gleefully towards to shops alone. I’ve got a meal out with some playgroup moms tomorrow and andy’s work Christmas party Saturday so I wanted to pick up some new make up items and a couple of pamper bits in preparation for the big night, as a stay at home mom I don’t get a works party so I’m taking andy’s one very seriously!

First up – make up

Barry M satin superslick lip paint £4.99

I bought shade berry liscious, this was a total impulse purchase! I  basically bought the shade that the model on the point of sale was wearing, it’s a plum colour which she was wearing with a red lip liner (3)  which I also bought, this colour will go perfectly with my outfit tomorrow.

Collection lasting perfection concealer £3.99

This is a regular purchase of mine, it completely blows some of its pricier opponents out the water and certainly helps cover the ‘mumbags’ that have taken permanent residence on my face.

Rimmel stay matte pressed power £3.99

I recently saw this on a list of beauty must haves, this is the first powder I’ve ever bought and I’m not totally convinced I need it, however I decided to give it a go for the Christmas party as I thought it might help combat that one too many wines ‘glow’

Barry M molten metals nail paint  £3.99

This is actually sort of what I went in for, I wanted a gold nail varnish and this one is perfect, the shade is actually bronze bae but it goes on a little more gold than bronze I’d say, I’m planning on pairing it with a dark metallic red nail varnish, proper festive nails!

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Beauty Buys

Garnier moisture bomb gel-cream on offer for £5.33

I’ve tried the moisture bomb sheet masks and really like it so when I saw this on Katie’s sanctuary blog, read her review here I decided to give it a go. I don’t take as much care of my skin as I should and it can get a bit dull and old so I’m hoping this will inject some much needed life back into it ( laying off the junk food might help too!) I will do a follow up post once I’ve trialled it out.

Boots ingredients sheet mask on offer for £2

I love a face mask! Nothing says pamper quite like a face mask does it? Sheet masks are fairly new to me and so far I’ve only tried the garnier moisture bomb, other than the fact they look like something from a horror movie and my husband laughs at me, I really like them, there’s no mess and they actually feel like they are doing something. I went for Charcoal and Willow bark cleansing and purifying mask, my skin is prone to break outs so I  thought the purifying one would be best for me. I’ve used it tonight and my skin feels really soft, I’ll definitely be repurchasing in the future.

Sanctuary spa salt scrub £1.75 a sachet

Why I don’t own the large jar of this I don’t know! (Please Santa) This stuff is amazing, my skin feels ridiculously soft after using this. You can put it on and shower off or relax in the bath and let it melt into the bath and out you come with silky smooth skin, it also smells amazing to so win win!

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Hopefully after a bit of pampering I shall be Christmas party ready! Bring on the proscecco!

 

Love Amy xx

 

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Urban Decay Ultimate Basics first look

I’m a big fan of the Urban Decay Naked palettes, I love all the colours in them and how easy they are to apply, especially for someone that’s not that great at applying eye shadow like myself, when I say I’m winging it I’m most definitely not on about my eyeliner (in fact I’ve resigned myself to the fact I will never perfect a winged eye!) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When I saw Urban Decay were bringing out a new palette I knew I had to have it, and when I saw a picture of the colours I knew I needed it straight away…obviously

I’m really loving all the Autumn eye colours at the minute so this palette is perfect and the packaging like all the other naked palettes is beautiful.As always it comes with a brush, this one is like the one in the smokey palette with a smudger. It has a large mirror too so if like me !you don’t like to take too much in the way of make up with you when you go away, this would be really handy (I’d take all my make up if I could but with 2 kids and a tendency to pack for EVERY eventuality there is absolutely not enough room)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I love this time of year and I’m really looking forward to using this palette.

Love Amy x

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