Even before babies, I was pretty rubbish at the whole ‘beauty up keep’ but even more so now I’m a busy mum of two. And I’d like to think I am pretty low maintenance, I really don’t have time to sit in a hairdressers or a beauty salon every week pampering myself or even if I do I tend to feel guilty for it.
But I have to say I do like to have nice eyebrows and every so often I treat myself to eyelash extensions.
One of my best friends runs Love and Lashes, from a very professional beauty room in her home. She does lots of treatments and has recently become well known in the industry for her semi-permanent make-up.
But for me Steph knows exactly how I like my brows. Every 8 weeks (I usually eek this out) she waxes and tints my eye brows to perfection. Every so often when I’m feeling slightly higher maintenance she does my eye lash extensions; again to perfection. Because I really don’t maintain my eyelash extension, Steph has recently done a lash lift, its a low maintenance alternative to lash extensions that gives your natural lashes lift, length and definition for up to 8 weeks. Perfect for me, saves me faffing with mascara in the mornings.
I love having eye lash extensions but when you have house to build and two babies to feed I often can’t justify paying for the up keep. But for a special occasion I do love long lashes.
If you need any beauty treatment, go and find Love and Lashes on Facebook and get booked in quick as she is super popular!
Now my hair…. I have never coloured my hair. Actually tell a lie when I was at school I put temporary red bits in my hair. Almost got excluded so that didn’t go down well and wasn’t done again!
I have recently changed hair dressers. Charlotte from Lotties Locks did my wedding hair almost three years ago so when I saw she had set up her own salon I was keen to pay her a visit.
I knew I wanted a slight change but really didn’t know where to begin. She was professional, helpful and knowledgeable about colours etc. Firstly we went for subtle highlights to enhance my current blonde hair. Just before Christmas Charlotte was looking for some models to try a new hair colour on. So I thought why not…. and volunteered. It was dramatic that’s for sure, with beautiful silvers, corals and lavenders put through, I was like a mermaid of colour. it was far from my normal hair but it looked awesome for quite a while. And luckily over the Christmas period which was a bonus.
She is amazing at her job, and I can safely say I finally feel comfortable going to the hairdressers. I am due to see her again soon, to revert to a more natural colour, something I can up keep easier. Again I am that person that drags out the weeks between each appointment.
I have to say since being a mum, I do get little time to myself, so going to the hairdressers and to see Steph is a great way to get a few hours to chat about normal things, relax a little and come out looking and feeling good as well. So I have decided to try not to eek each appointment out but book them in more regularly. What’s a few hours every 6 weeks anyway!!
In terms of make up I generally wing it, chuck some lipstick on and it can make anything better. I was recently asked to try out a product called Shadow Switch by Beauty Essentials. Its basically a dry brush cleaner. Its simple, compact and easy to use. It means I can use one brush for 2 or 3 eye shadow colours. you simply wipe the brush across the shadow switch until all the colour has been removed. I have to say I do not use a great deal of eye shadow, so probably wont get a huge amount of use form it, but I can see the benefits if you wear different shades, and colours more regularly. I was sent this in return for this review, but I believe it can be purchased on Amazon at a reasonable price.
I am pretty rubbish at make up and that is one thing I would like to be able to do better, I may invest in a make up class one day, or if anyone wants to buy me one, please feel free 🙂
I have to say all this talk on hair and make up, most days I tend to chuck my hair up, chuck on some BB cream and a lippy and bobs your uncle, but that’s what comes with motherhood I guess. All those glam mums out there need to teach me a thing or two!