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The Ultimate Anti Aging Guide!

No one wants to get older but unfortunately, until they discover an elixir of youth, it’s fairly unavoidable.


But just because you have to get older, no one said you had to do it quickly. And no one said you couldn’t age well and keep your youthful good looks, energy and health!

Many of us make the assumption that getting old automatically has to mean getting covered in wrinkles, losing our ability to walk around and eventually developing incontinence and dementia.

As it happens though, none of these things are inevitable and most of them are only partially related to age!


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It has been a very tough journey for me, (hence the lack of posts) however, this has been so fun and I am already working on the next big project. Watch this space!

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Posted in The Mum Style

How to Combat Baggy Eyes

Skin under your eyes is 10x thinner than the rest of your skin, making it more prone to swelling and discolouration.

What Causes Baggy Eyes?

All kinds of things such as:

  • Allergies – Allergies and Hayfever can cause bags under the eye as they are left under a lot of stress with the side effects and symptoms of the allergy.
  • Stress – Stress effects us in many different ways, it can cause us to lose sleep and focus on things which we think are important forgetting about other, more important, things.
  • Tiredness – Not getting enough sleep can lead to dark circles and bags under the eye.
  • Genetics – Yes. Unfortunately some of us have genetics which tells our eyes to be baggy. However there are plenty of preventative methods you can use to keep the bags at bay.
  • Age – The older we get the more susceptible we are to getting bags under our eyes.

How to Fix the Issue

Get your sleep!

Sleep is incredibly important for our health. Yet it can leave us with bags under the eyes when we immediately wake up. This is due to the congestion build up which occurs over night. To remedy this try raising your head up with an extra pillow to encourage drainage and reduce those dark baggy eyes.

Use the Right Ingredients

  • Peptides – this is a great ingredient to increase and encourage collagen (something we need to keep our skin looking younger)
  • Collagen
  • Hyalauronic Acid

Get Ready Later

This one sounds a little daunting to some people out there (I know, this was me once). However all I am suggesting is that you

Cover Up

If your eyes are still rather baggy and dark after 30 mins before getting ready, then by all means you can cover them up. Using a good colour corrector in a red or orange is a good start, but sometimes just a simple concealer will do the job. Remember though, your skin under the eye is incredibly thin and delicate, so you don’t want to add too much product to this area.

My Top 5 Products for Baggy Eyes

  1. Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide24 Eye Cream Without Fragrance
  2. L’Oreal Paris Golden Age Rosy Glow Eye Cream for Dark Circles 15 ml
  3. Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Dark Circle Corrector In JUST 2 WEEKS
  4. Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser Eye Concealer, Dark Circles and Blemish Concealer,
  5. Sleek MakeUp Lifeproof Colour Corrector

There you have it. My top tips for combating Under Eye Bags, so we can stop looking tired and worn, and instead live our lives looking FABULOUS!

See you all next time x

Much love xx

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Products linked above are affiliate links. This means that I earn a small commission for each item sold from my links at no extra cost to yourself.

Posted in The Mum Style

Beauty Tips

Since being a mum I have had to adapt my beauty regime massively due to the lack of time that I get. I now find that I have much more time to look after myself during the evenings when my daughter is asleep, rather than being able to focus on my original morning routine.

Over the first 6 months of my daughters life, I had to find alternative ways to still be able to look great, feel great and look after my body. I found that with just these 5 tips I was able to look after myself much easier than with the original long-processed skincare routine that I was following daily.

  1. Get your complexion spot on
    • Try out several shades and colours
    • Use a concealer with a yellow undertone to mask red tones and even the skin out
  2. Add volume to your hair
    • Turn your hairdryer to the cool setting and turn your head upside down to add in a natural volume
  3. Use gloss as a highlighter
    • Pearly white lip gloss will add that extra bit of shine on your lips, but can also be used as a highlighter on your cheekbones and brows
  4. Perfect legs
    • Put baby oil over your legs before you shave, this results in no irritation and your legs will feel like satin once it is over
    • This will make your shave last longer making you feel better about your legs and making them look perfect
  5. Manicure Fresh
    • Use clear nail polish and give your nails a single coat, this will give them a shine and strength, this is only a quick repair method rather than anything else

These simple steps will help to ensure that we have great looking skin, with very minimal effort, and best of all, minimal time taken. As a mum anything that takes little time, effort and cost to help out with my daily routines is an absolute bonus, and so I do these things every week/ day to make sure that I always look “made up” especially when we end up in a rush.

Please let me know anything you would add to my list.

Much Love

Emma xx

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Skin care products recommended by makeup artists

Things that we should all have in our makeup bag, and questioning whether I have everything which beauticians and makeup artists recommend, have often been questions I have asked myself. During my online beauty and makeup course I learnt so many things, but I finally got my answer that I was asking and I felt I needed to share this with you.

There are really around 15 items which beauticians and makeup artists recommend that you should have for your daily beauty regime. However I have gone through the list, and made it more focused on the makeup side rather than the beauty, as being a mum I don’t always have time to stick to a good beauty regime, meaning that some of the products recommended were not really applicable to me.

The 7 Things I believe are important

  1. Pore hiding primer – large pores can make it look like you have bad quality skin, a good primer will smooth other the pores and hide them. Large pores does mean that it is harder to keep bacteria away, and the primer will help to hide them while you are treating your skin.
  2. Translucent smoothing powder- there is no need to add a huge quantity of foundation to your skin, a good translucent smoothing powder will help give you an even skin tone instead. The mix of a foundation and powder covers up the small irregularities resulting in a perfect even skin tone. Your skin will also have a radiant glow to die for.
  3. Concealer– nothing worse than dark circles around your eyes, making you look tired and old. Virtually every single person gets them at some time, and you will want to cover them up as soon as possible. Products that contain mica particles lift the darkness and hydrates the skin.
  4. Foundation – The base of anyone’s makeup. This is a great product to have in any form to help you look made up even if it is the only product that you are wearing at the time.
  5. Mascara – This will help to widen and open up your eyes, a mascara will enable your face to seem like it is lit up and give you a fresh look for the day.
  6. Makeup remover – We shouldn’t be wearing makeup unless we have the correct products to remove our makeup. Try out a Miscellar water or a cleansing cream for best result.
  7. Face Moisturiser – Again skincare is the most important part of our daily routine, and a face moisturiser should not be overlooked. This will help to keep your skin looking young and supple.

These are the products that I believe we should all have in our makeup bags, mainly for beginners. Is there anything you think I have missed? Would you swap anything I have put in there for something else?

Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out my video where I talk more about the products and why we need them.

Much love!

Emma

Posted in The Mum Style

My Daily Makeup Routine

We all have a daily routine which we follow. Whether it is for our skincare, makeup, the school run etc. You name it, we all have a routine which we follow, without even realising it.

My daily makeup routine has not changed over the last few months. The only thing that does differ occasionally is the products that I use, and the colours. These change with the seasons and the mood that I am in at the time of doing my makeup, and much like many others I am always experimenting with new things.

Every time I apply my makeup, I am improving and learning and whilst I have a daily routine which I follow my routine will no doubt adapt further along down the road as I find new techniques that work for me.


Products I Use


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