Friday Fashion-Back To Work Mummy Makeover

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We have had a lot of firsts in the house recently (School, nursery, Birthday) and now it time for me to have a 1st. It’s my 1st day back at work next week and having looked long and hard in the mirror I was in need of a makeover. By day I have an uber posh job which means my present uniform of jeans, t-shirt and 3 day old messy hair isn’t going to cut it. So I have given myself a mummy makeover in preparation for the impending day. First stop was to buy some new (well sort of) dresses. I find dresses easier to wear to work as you just need to throw on a pair of shoes with them and you’re done. I only had a couple of hours to shop before the kids needed picking up so I hit up my favourite charity shops to see what they had. Below is a brand new Next dress that cost be £1!!!! Seriously. I brought another 3 all for under £8 each.

Clothes 

Becci Wearing her new navy blue work dress that cost her £1 from the Charity Shop

Next Dress Bargain –  £1             (Sorry for the grumpy face )

 

Necklace with the letters C and H on it for Becci's children

H&C Initial Necklace – Xmas gift

 

I was given this H&C necklace as a Xmas gift from a friend and I love it so much. It makes me feel like I’m carrying a little bit of the kids around with me (In a non Hannibal Lecter kind of way)

Hair

Next stop was the hairdressers for a much needed cut & restyle. The lovely Lana at Hair Studio Poulton basically worked miracles on my dry, damaged nest of a head. I have been coming to the Salon for 2 years and they never disappoint. I left the salon and bounced down the road feeling like I was in a Vidal Sassoon advert. Poulton is my Paris. Highly, highly recommend Lana! (And no they aren’t paying me to say this)

A before and after of my new haircut

Glam New Hair Do – Cut &Restyle £35

Make Up

I hardly ever wear makeup during the week but at work I attend a lot of meeting so need to look 1/2 alive. I will have less than 10 minutes to style my hair and put on make-up so I have chosen multi-functional products. Below I will give you a quick overview of my routine

 

Selection of make up products Becci uses everyday

Holy Grail Mummy Make-Up

Becci wearing make up

Fresh Faced Quick Make-Up Routine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Apply 2-3 drops of  Body Shop’s Drops Of Youth Concentrate to cleansed skin ( allow to dry for 1 min)
  2. Apply a pea sized amount of Body Shop’s Skin defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF50 to face & neck. I work in cities a lot so this helps protect against pollution & sun exposure.
  3. Apply & blend Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Concealer under your eyes and over any spots.
  4. Mix a pea sized amount of both the Body Shop’s Peachy Glow CC Cream & Honey Bronze Face Gel  and apply to you face with your fingers or a damp beauty sponge.(This gives a lovely fresh glow to your face and evens out your skin tone)
  5. Dust Cheeks with Beauty UK blusher in Capital Pink using Real Techniques Sculpting Brush.(im a big blusher fan)
  6. Brush through eyebrows & set with benefits gimme brow (I work in Liverpool so need a ‘Powerbrow’)
  7. Apply 2 coats of Lancôme Hypnose in Brun
  8. 1 Minute spare to stick straighteners over your hair and slick on some lip balm

Handbag 

And finally and most importantly I will no longer be lugging around a full to the brim nappy bag. I will instead be rocking a cute little Michael Kors handbag on Tuesday carrying only my phone, purse, lippy & keys. Oh the freedom!!!     (Well until I get handed my new laptop & work phone)

small Michael Kors handbag with only keys , phone and lipstick

Freedom is carrying a small handbag

Wish me luck and if you have any tips for getting out the house on time or tell me how you survived the 1st week back then let me know in the comment box below.

I hope you have a great weekend. I’m going to enjoy my last few days of MAT leave with the kids watching a fireworks display tonight, throwing another party for some mummy friends tomorrow (I Love a party!) and catching up on a Trashy TV on Sunday   . XxXx

 

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26 Comments

  1. Alainna
    September 16, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Girl I dry my hair while I watch TV. It helps me wake up. Do my makeup without a mirror w Dior Airflash. That makes me look like I’ve woken up. Keep a stash in your desk at work. You’ll do great back at work. It was tough for me to log on at home w a baby. He was into the laptop all the time. I found it easier to stay put in the office when I had deadlines. Good luck and keep us posted!!

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 18, 2016 / 1:05 pm

      Thanks for the tips Honey XxX

  2. Sarah
    September 16, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Plan everything night before, I have all 3 bags (mine and kiddies) packed and at the door, lay out all clothes night before and I even get out all breakfast stuff. Ten mins night before means less stress in the morning just in case one kicks off about getting dressed or brushing teeth!

    Get them heels on and away you go! New chapter now darling!

    Loving the blog 😍

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 18, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      You are far too organised ! You put me to shame 🙂 XxXx Thank You to my Loyal Follower XxXx

  3. September 18, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Yes just do as much as possible the night before , I would sleep in my clothes if this were acceptable . Hope it all goes ok #kcacols

  4. September 20, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    I love the hair. I’m badly overdue for a trim myself. This makes me waht to get on that haircut asap. #KCACOLS

  5. September 22, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Good luck going back to work, that dress and your hair are amazing! I’m a little jealous about the bag.
    #KCACOLS

  6. September 22, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Your hair looks amazing and I love the outfit! The bag is stunning too and the collection of makeup. I have no tips for you, I am always a mess or resembling some kind of zombie however doing stuff the night before sure does save time in the morning! #kcacols

  7. September 22, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I really loved this post Becci. You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress from NEXT -what a bargain! I might need you to take me shopping when I head back to the office too 🙂 Lovely hair too! thanks for joining us on #fortheloveofBLOG x

  8. September 24, 2016 / 10:27 am

    Oh good luck! Aah a handbag and actual handbag! Oh how I miss it. The dress is amazing and a ridiculous bargain. Your hair and make up is fab too, would love to have my hair live that, but I’m still rocking the not yet washed screwed in a ponytail look – yay me! Hope the transition back to work goes well. Thanks again for linking at #familyfun xx

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 24, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Yeh , look at my latest blog post for what happen by day 3 of being back to work X

  9. September 25, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Ah, I hope the return went well! I love that Next dress, perfect workwear and £1!! Love that handbag too, yellow is my favourite colour for accessories, always makes me smile. I totally get the freedom of not carrying round 4 nappies and a pack of wipes in your handbag – just purse, phone, and about 15 lipsticks for me! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 3, 2016 / 6:10 am

      Thank you. I haven’t been able to get my hair done in 12 months so it felt amazing X

  10. September 25, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    You look fab, hope the return to work goes well. Love the yellow bag. Hope that cheers you up on any tired mornings heading into work! #TheList

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 3, 2016 / 6:09 am

      Thank you !! Im not going to lie it’s been hard but getting a bit better each day. Just missing my baby girl X

  11. September 26, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    I’m completely habitual when it comes to fashion and I like nothing more than being in jeans and tshirts. You can’t beat a charity shop buy that’s amazing. Good luck with work. It was nice to meet you at BlogOn and Thanks for linking up to #familyfun!!

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 3, 2016 / 6:01 am

      It was lovely to meet you too.I think i spent most of the day in a daze looking at peoples faces and matching them to their blogs. X

  12. September 26, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Wow you’re dress looks amazing and what a bargain!

    Good luck with going back to work. It’s nice to have some time to be yourself again. That’s what I found anyway.

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 3, 2016 / 5:56 am

      It’s nice not to be cooking and cleaning all the time and they money is great but miss my babies X

  13. September 27, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    You look fab! I hope it went well. I adore that handbag and I am off to check it out. I really need a bag that I can just have my bits in. what a total bargain that dress waS!!!! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 3, 2016 / 5:55 am

      It went really well and got treated to a huge buffet lunch in the office. Did miss my babies though but it will get better 🙂

  14. September 29, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Wow you look AMAZING! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 3, 2016 / 5:50 am

      Thank you. It’s taken a lot of hard work to loose the baby weight and a pair of very big sucky in knickers to wear that dress. Your looking fab too Aby X

  15. February 27, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Love that handbag! And a dress for £1! You look fab.

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