• Five quick beauty pick-me-ups

    February 18, 2016

    What are your favourite quick beauty pick-me-ups? It’s fair to say the pre-baby beauty routine takes a back seat when you have children. Both spare time and spare hands become very limited (mine did, much to my dismay). Some things I am still evangelical about doing, like using hot cloth cleansers even when I’m exhausted and having…

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  • Win: £50 of mum and baby skincare products from Bepanthen

    October 26, 2014

    Are you pregnant, have a small baby, or know someone who does? I’m giving away a selection of mum and baby skincare products – and a cuddly toy – from Bepanthen, worth £50. The prize includes the brilliant Bepanthen stretchmark cream I reviewed in my pregnancy skincare round-up, worth £25. The cream contains: Tropical plant extract,…

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  • Five mum and baby beauty finds

    May 17, 2014

    I’m a bit of reformed beauty junkie. OK, so only ‘reformed’ because I don’t work in central London any more, where I had easy access to big chemists and the delights of Space NK and so on. And loads of time to kill waiting for friends in the evening, and delayed trains, and a full-time…

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  • Birchbox review: a new beauty box

    December 3, 2013

    Here’s our Birchbox review…have you heard of it? It’s a subscription beauty service where you’re sent a monthly box of luxury beauty samples from well-known brands. It’s supported by a blog and Twitter feed, and if you like the samples you can buy the full-sized products from the website. I was sent the November box,…

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  • The best place to have a manicure in South London

    December 19, 2012

    Mums, how often do you take time out to do things for yourself? Pre-baby, you’re used to wallowing in that luxurious concept of free time, so it’s a shock when you don’t have five minutes to even consider doing something like straightening your hair, for days, when you have a tiny crying newborn. It’s a tired…

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