The twenty-something mom

Juggling life and motherhood as a twenty-something year old

Tag: Mum

Return of the Mum

With the volume of bloggers and Instagrams around the globe growing at an alarming rate it probably (no, definitely) went entirely unnoticed that I hadn’t updated my blog in quite some time.  There was no particular reason for this other than I hadn’t felt the need to upload my every living moment to the internet on a regular basis. Although I still managed to annoy a few of you with a regular (carefully thought out) Instagram post.

In the meantime I’ve managed to; re-enter a relationship, move country, return to work, re-exit said relationship, leave full time employment and remigrate to where I started. Not a lot for six months eh? I’ve done a full 360 in less than the length of an entire pregnancy. That said, I’m not complaining.  Much has happened in the last half year which could have been “the straw that broke the camel’s back” as it were, but I’m still here, still fighting, and looking forward to updating you all on mine and Harry’s lives, one (hopefully) not so irritating post at a time ❤

5 products to make it look like you didn’t get up 6 times last night

As every new (and old) mom knows; new baby = no sleep. Heck, you could be one year in and still on permanent night duty! So I have decided to compile a list of five beauty products to help mask the symptoms of a non-alcohol related sleepless night.

  1. Eye cream – Often an expensive item but in my opinion most definitely worth the investment. I couldn’t survive without it. (Well I could but then I would look like I’d done a few rounds with Conor McGregor every morning.) A quick slick takes you from zombified-panda to wide-eyed cheerleader in an instant. At the moment I’m loving this one: – http://www.clinique.co.uk/product/4323/39657/Just-Arrived/Pep-Start-Eye-Cream
  2. Concealer – If you don’t have time for any other product this should be your number one. A pink-based concealer will mask dark circles while a yellow-base will brighten around the eye area. In other words – go into MAC and ask for a NW shade to shake the panda look and an NC colour to bring you back to life. You wont regret it.     http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13844/314/Products/Makeup/Face/Concealer/Studio-Finish-SPF-35-Concealer3.
  3.  Coffee – Technically not a beauty product but definitely deserves its place on this list. The elixir of life for moms worldwide. I am the epiphany of the slogan “instant human just add coffee” and so I have visited an extensive number of coffee shops and jaunts across Dublin and London. I’ll write a post soon on my top ones to visit but in the meantime I’ve linked below a couple I would recommend to obtain your daily fix. http://eathosdublin.com/                                                                                          http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/belgravia/
  4. Beauty Balm – I was sceptical at first to see if any of these products actually worked. I had tried plenty of variations of BB and CC creams in the past and was suitably unimpressed so when products without any coverage or pigment became popular I required some encouragement. Once I tried one though I was hooked. Instantly my face was refreshed and I gained back some of my long forgotten “pregnancy glow”. Use alone to fake the fresh faced look or under make-up for added radiance. http://www.boots.ie/en/Clarins-Beauty-Flash-Balm-50ml_7316/
  5. Highlighter – Contouring and highlighting is all the rage right now but if beautifying time is limited, which it almost always is when you have a young child, you need to skip the sculpting and go straight to the good stuff. Mac’s strobe cream is my secret weapon. Start with a generous layer of this super-light moisturiser and you’re sure to have a great day. Next I highlight my cheekbones, arches of my eyebrows and corners of my eyes with Benefit’s “Girl Meets Pearl” luminzer. http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13824/364/Products/Skincare/Moisturizers/Strobe-Cream        https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/uk/en-gb/product/girl-meets-pearl

And hey presto – I am transformed to a cheery, glimmering goddess in five easy steps! (Well, not quite. But at least by now hopefully I look like I haven’t left half my face on the pillow.)

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