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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Mama Style: Super Easy Glamour

At the weekend, someone asked me what I do to make myself feel glamourous. I sniggered a bit. The words 'mother' and 'glamourous' are rarely heard together in a sentence after all. But just because I don't have the time to style my hair meticulously, or to spend hours in front of the mirror doing my make up, it doesn't mean to say I don't have days where I do feel a teeny tiny bit glamourous. Compared to the usual haggard, sleep deprived days anyway.

There are two things that make me feel a bit better about myself, and those two things are ridiculously easy to find the time to do.

Photo courtesy of Nails Inc


First up is nail varnish. I don't wear it all the time but whenever I do, I immediately feel as if I've made an effort. In my head I think that nail varnish is a pain in the arse to apply and requires at least an hour to put on and dry. In actual fact it takes about two minutes to apply and, if you buy one of the 60 second varieties, its (obviously) only an extra minute to dry too. These nail varnishes do, however, only last 24hours MAX which means you need to be armed with the same colour to touch up your nails the next (and subsequent) days or acetone/nail varnish remover to get rid of it altogether. (Chipped nail varnish is most certainly NOT glamourous). You can pick up bottles for as little as £1.99 these days - although at this price we are talking the quick chippers. My top tip? Invest in a decent top coat, like Nails Inc Albert Bridge Top Coat (£12), and that way you can extend the life of your nail colour, no matter how cheap the varnish was. 


My second instant glamour fix is a pair of sunglasses. Sounds lame, right? But sunglasses really are a mama's best friend. I'm very loyal and will only wear RayBans, which I know aren't the most affordable of brands but whether you spend £200 on a pair of sunnies or £5 on some, the end result is still the same. THEY HIDE BAGS AND UN-MADE UP FACES! Seriously. I am NEVER without my sunglasses. EVER.


What are your easy, 30 second glamour tips? xoxox
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  1. It's all about nail varnish! Nail varnish and getting out of pjs ;) xx

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    1. Yep yep - although I am partial to the odd PJ day ;) x

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  2. Yes i totally agree with you on those two, I always have red toe polish on, makes me feel a tinsy bit glamorous on those sleep deprived Mum days we all know about!

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    1. I love toe nail varnish in the Summer! A complete must x

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  3. Oh god with u on the shades. Flipping love mine.
    That pic of u is hot btw :-P

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  4. Check out the jubblies in that picture!
    Mine is eyelash curlers (heated, preferably)and wedges. I can't wear heels any more, but wedges are fine - they just make me feel like I've made the effort.

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    1. Pffft! Yes, that pic was actually taken when I was preggers with D, so before any baby sagging occurred ;) I should add 'underwired bra' to my list of instant glamour fixes! x

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    2. and for me, spanx (two layers!)

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