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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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YES! That’s right. I have officially created and published an EBook!!

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

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

Posted in The Mum Style

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 Top 5 Affordable – Hair Care Products

Hair care products, there are so many too choose from and each one does a different thing. We have Shampoo and Conditioner, designed to clean the hair and soften it after a wash. With just Shampoo and Conditioner there are hundreds of formulas and products out there; some for a generic wash, some for greasy hair, dry hair, coloured hair, damaged hair, some to help stimulate growth, some to prevent hair fall out, some for dandruff, the list goes on. The question is however, how do we know which ones are worth investing in, and which ones are not.

We can spend years and years searching for the right product for us, and some may never find their perfect product. I have delved into the world of hair care, looking at all the “drug store” brands and products which are worth purchasing and which ones are not. I have tried and tested hundreds of different types of products, from Shampoo and Conditioner to Hairspray, heat protector and so much more.

There are lots of varying factors that we look for when searching for beauty products, and I have only recently started to do proper research on the products that I use. One of the biggest things I look for is whether the products are made out of sustainable materials, and how many “bad” ingredients there are in them. For example I want to make sure that I am getting as many natural ingredients in my skin and hair care as I possibly can.

Below is a list of my Top 5 Hair Care Products, (you can see my video above also).

  1. Umberto Gianini Grow Root Stimulating Shampoo/ Conditioner https://amzn.to/3q5NJKJ
    • This is a recent find of mine, and I absolutely love it. Since using this my hair has felt amazing, looked great and my dandruff has cleared up completely as well! If you haven’t ever tried the Umberto Gianinni range I highly recommend that you do, as it really is great, it smells great and really cleans the hair. What’s more Umberto Gianinni pride themselves on the fact their products are 100% vegan and cruelty free.
  2. Batiste Dry Shampoo https://amzn.to/39nu16u
    • The dry shampoo that everyone has in their cupboard. This is the only dry shampoo I have ever needed. I have tried some others but they left a funny texture to my hair and wasn’t that great when it came to covering up the greasy patches in my hair.
  3. Aussie Shampoo/Conditionerhttps://amzn.to/38yo1ZI
    • Another cruelty free product. Their products smell amazing, and are reasonably priced. I love their products and have been using them for years and years before finding my new shampoo and conditioner (the Umberto) and my hair has always felt and looked great after every use.
  4. Lee Stafford Hair Growth Activation Treatment https://amzn.to/39kqHcn
    • This is a product I have been using every so often to help with the health and growth of my hair. It smells great and when used with the shampoo and conditioner your hair is left with a wonderful lasting scent, and I mean lasting as three days after a wash it will still smell amazing!
  5. Lee Stafford Original Heat Protection https://amzn.to/2MSiLHS
    • Anyone who doesn’t have a heat protector of some sort for their hair is absolute bonkers. We should be using this to protect our hair and making sure that it doesn’t get damaged too much from the day to day wear and tear that we put our hair under. I have tried many but this one smells the best and doesn’t leave my hair with a sort of “film” covering it, instead it gets absorbed into the hair and really helps to protect from heat.

These are my top 5 hair care products, which I swear by for the care and upkeep of my hair. Is there any product that you love as much as I love these? What are they let me know! I would love to hear what you use and the products which you prefer.

Much Love

Emma xx


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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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Posted in Diary

My Skincare Routine

See my Video on how I do it. x

Hello everyone, and a hearty how do you do. Today I thought I would break barriers and do something that I am not entirely comfortable with. And share my daily skincare routine with you all on the tube!

Lighting is terrible, and it was recorded on my phone as I couldn’t find my camera, but I hope it is ok. P.S. couldn’t really edit it either, as my computer is 10 years old and beginning to give up the ghost. Roll on Christmas!

Products used in this video are:

I use these products in the order I have placed them, and occasionally will also use a face mask, usually once a week. The face masks that I use are just the Soap and Glory clay mask, or the Neutrogena Black mask which is a peel off mask to remove your blackheads.

Finding the time to be able to look after my body and skin, is very important, and difficult. I usually cleans my face whilst my little one is playing in her bedroom (supposed to be getting ready for school), and then will put my makeup on when I get back from the school run, as she is usually in every piece of makeup if I do it when she is around.

The trick to making time to look after yourself, is to do it in short bursts which are easy to control. For example take 5 mins to wash your face, then go back to sorting out your little one. No one said the whole routine should be done in one go. My whole face care routine takes around 10 mins so I do it in 2 spurts, and this works well as there is usually something that mummy needs to sort out when she has a face full of product.

I hope that you enjoy my video, there will be plenty more to come. Please subscribe to my channel for instant updates on my new releases, and let me know what you think (or any tips on how to make my video better xx)

Much love to you all

Emma xx


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Some of the links above are affiliate links. Using an affiliate link means that I receive a % of the revenue made from purchasing products through this link. This doesn’t affect you as the consumer or the price of the product.


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About Me

Hello there!

My name is Emma and I am the owner of The Mum Diet Style.

I set out on a journey with my blog to share my easy recipes for families who are constantly on the go. But since then have decided to share my passion for fashion and beauty with the world to show mums that we can still be fashionable with little ones. Even if it is a big challenge.

I am a single mum who is passionate about everything she puts her mind to. My little girl constantly keeps me on my toes and these blogs are the perfect way for me to unwind in the evening.

I look forward to sharing with you my experiences with both food and fashion and hope you will become a frequent visitor.

Much love xx

Emma