I am not an ‘eyes’ person, I am a ‘lips’ person. But seeing as lips are tucked away behind face masks for the foreseeable and avoiding smudges is impossible, I’ve reverted to a classic feline flick if and when I ever venture outside.
For when I need to look ‘pulled together’ on the school run the day after Jack has been sent to the headmistress for flooding the school toilets.
Since lockdown started I’ve completely shifted all focus from my clothes to my earrings. Is this because it’s the only thing visible on the endless Facetimes and Zoom meetings? Possibly. These Hush pearl hoops are currently top of my lust list.
One of the more miserable things about being pregnant and breastfeeding for months or years on end is that you can’t drink anything. This is particularly stressful if you have another small child around driving you to the bottle. Given that I’m neither pregnant nor breastfeeding, my medicinal glass of red is very much still on the agenda, but when I have expectant mum-friends over, it’s nice to have something to offer them to drink that isn’t Robinson’s. Scavi & Ray’s non-alcoholic Prosecco is so good it passes for the real thing. And NO hangovers (or drunk un-borns) in sight. Hoorah.
If you’re missing the summer sun (I’m cold, are you cold?) and the golden glow that goes with it, a little bronzer is the quickest complexion pick-me-up. I love pretty much all of Benefit’s box blushers and bronzers, but Hoola Lite has become a favourite this year, as it’s the perfect tone for my skin.
Kit & Kin Nappies, £9.99
Feel good about the nappies you put your baby in; I love Kit & Kin’s biodegradable nappies – they’re leak-free and much kinder to the environment than many other brands.
Vichy Mineral 89 Serum, £22
This plumping serum from Vichy is nicely affordable as a skincare treat at £22, and the cooling gel-like formula is instantly absorbed, making the perfect pre-makeup complexion pick-me-up. Love this product.
Printed T-shirt, £2.99
Skeletons, dinosaurs, monochrome. Again, can we please scale up this kidswear piece for the ladies’ department?
Garnier Micellar Water, £4.99
The best quick-fix cleanser for days when you just want to roll straight into bed. So, every day then. Gets rid of all makeup, dirt (and second-hand snot).
H&M Jeans with Braces, £14.99
Fact #1: Toddlers’ jeans fall down a lot.
Fact #2: Toddlers look cute in braces.
These little jeans with attached braces were a no-brainer, really. Jack looks delicious in them.
Follow me on Instagram for daily updates.
READ MORE: Butter Bean Brownie Recipe / 29 Ways to Say ‘No’ to a Toddler / Maternity Pay – The Shocking Truth / It. Never. Stops / 15 Truths About Life With A 1-Year-Old