Monday, 25 January 2016

Non Baby Mummy Essentials

Under eye concealer

My favorite makeup product is a toss up between an eyebrow pencil and concealer (I don’t look human without these two). However, in the months that have gone by I really couldn’t have survived without my under eye concealer.

I recently purchased the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser and I’ve fallen for it! It comes with a handy applicator and has an active formula to reduce puffiness. This stays in place all day which is essential when you’re running around after an 8 month old. And, to top it all of it’s only around a tenner so you can’t go wrong.


I adore coffee. I grew up in a house with a coffee machine which was utilised every morning and I probably miss it more than my parents since I moved out. Nowadays, I hardly have the space or time to make creamy hazelnut and caramel lattes. I just have to settle for instant. And you know what? I love it. If you invest in a good instant coffee it’ll still be a treat and wake you up in the morning.

My two front runners at the moment are, Kenco Millicano and the Nescafe Azera range.

Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is my saviour. It’s been a crucial part of Mummy life and I guarantee it will be here for a long time to come. I simply don’t have time everyday to wash and style my hair. This results in my go to hairstyle being a top knot, fa too often!

My tip is to apply the dry shampoo the night before as It works the product into the scalp and you won’t be left with ugly white patches.

Luxury bubble bath

Treat yourself Mama! Take an hour and give baby to Dad. Relax. It’s as simple as that! If you ignore your ‘me time’ you aren’t going to be the best Mother you can be. So take the time to pamper yourself and don’t feel guilty about it.

Everyday clothes that are comfortable and you enjoy wearing

Once I lost my baby weight I decided to invest in some clothes that fit properly, look nice and were comfortable. It’s your uniform and basically what you work in so spend some extra pennies on it! I usually wear yoga pants/ sportswear or when I need to be slightly more presentable then I’ll put on a nice shirt or top. These are ideal as they’re breastfeeding friendly and you can still run around in them.

High waisted jeans

This leads me to the next one. I could not live without my high waisted jeans. They work miracles. I lost all my baby weight and more but still felt uncomfortable in my own skin. I had a pouch around my belly. I could not shift it, losing weight just didn’t work. I guess it’s just one of those post baby body changes we have to put up with. The great thing about about high waisted jeans is that you can hide this pouch and the jeans won’t budge all day. They make you feel slim and are still easy to wear. Seriously, I need them!

Comfortable night wear

I’m not going to lie. I really look forward to 7.30 when baby goes to bed. This is my time to relax and unwind. I usually get straight into my PJs and make a cuppa! I wear them a lot and they’re certainly utilised. Fancy nightwear makes me feel a bit more grown up. For this reason alone I spend extra on nice nightwear.


Where would I be without my Netflix/ box sets. They keep me sane and give me something to look forward to in the evening time. It’s totally worth the 9 euro a month (as if...I just use my Mums account!).


Give yourself the evening time to eat what you like. It encourages me to eat healthier during the day time and gives me something to look forward to. I probably shouldn’t be doing this every evening but, I’m working on it!

Date night

We all go through it...your partner is talking and you’re so stressed out that his words just seem like sounds? Yeah, that’s me on a daily basis. I get bogged down being preoccupied and I focus too much on the task in hand! You can’t blame me. I do however make the effort at least once every fortnight to have a date night. Whether it’s going out for a fancy dinner or catching a movie it always results in a more balanced, calmer Mummy (and Dad).

Thanks for reading!


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