Quick fixes to make you look and feel your best

Little Treasures - - CONTENTS -

Gone is the makeup bag ex­plod­ing with eye­shadow pal­ettes and ‘just in case’ makeup. In­stead, your hand­bag is re­placed with a nappy bag, burst­ing with wipes, spare nap­pies, tup­per­ware and a squashed ba­nana. So when bag room is tight and you only get five min­utes in front of a mir­ror, find­ing that prod­uct that makes you feel like your pre-baby self can make a dif­fer­ence. It’s time to in­vest in prod­ucts that don’t just do one job – but two or three. Dual ac­tion, two-in-one prod­ucts that take up a small space and work won­ders, and most im­por­tantly, make you feel ready to take on the play­ground.

Colour POP

Prep your base with Bub­blegum Lip Scrub by LUSH. The ex­fo­liant and added jo­joba oil work to mois­turise your lips. With colour, opt for a shade that suits your skin tone. Don’t be afraid to choose a strik­ing colour, of­ten all you need is a bold lip and you’re good to go.

Ban­ish the bed­head

In­tro­duc­ing your new BFF: dry sham­poo. No longer just for mu­sic fes­ti­vals, over re­cent years it has found it’s way into every beauty cabi­net. Why? Be­cause ev­ery­one, es­pe­cially mums, some­times needs a shower in a can. Dry sham­poo doesn’t just re­move ex­cess oils, it takes away odor and gives back body and tex­ture. We rec­om­mend Kevin Mur­phy’s Fresh Hair. Spritz the prod­uct into your hair then towel dry to re­move ex­cess oil along with some dry sham­poo so you don’t get a gritty feel­ing. Be­cause the prod­uct is top­i­cal, it can’t be ab­sorbed and is safe to use dur­ing preg­nancy.

Frame your face

Though eye­brow artistry can be in­tim­i­dat­ing (we’re not say­ing you need Kar­dashian sculpted brows), a full or feath­ered brow is bet­ter than none. The Body Shop’s 3in1 Brow De­finer is a pen­cil, brush and high­lighter in one. It’s a smart tool that takes up barely any bag space.

Nail it

Dur­ing preg­nancy it’s com­mon for nails and hair to split. Pay­ing them some TLC can give you the emo­tional boost you might need. With var­nish, opt for a ver­sa­tile colour that’s long last­ing, tod­dler proof and can han­dle the week ahead. L’oreal Paris of­fers a col­lec­tion of shades, in­fused with pre­cious oils to give in­tense colour and shine. A great brush makes all the dif­fer­ence. Their fan shaped brush makes pol­ish easy to ap­ply, and is also drip re­sis­tant.

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