4 Must-See School Run(way) Items

School’s finally out for the summer! Hurray! Or is it? On the one hand, there is finally that exhilarating feeling of freedom. (Well, as free as you can be with three children in the house… ) Six whole weeks of school-run-free bliss! No more early morning panic, being late no matter how early we get…

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3 Steps To Effective Weight Loss

There is an air of excitement chez Mostly Mum this evening. So much so that, instead of getting an early(ish) night as originally intended, I am up burning the midnight oil (again!) to tell you all about the latest developments in my ‘blast the baby belly’ journey… Regular readers of this blog will know that…

10 Perfect Products to Fight the Frazzle this Summer

This post contains affiliate links. It’s officially summer! But unlike most summers in the British Isles, it really, truly feels like summer as we’re basking (or baking, can’t decide which!) in day after day of glorious sunshine! In fact, according to the Daily Mail online (my guilty pleasure! 😳), it’s been one of the hottest…

5 Top Tips to make the most of your Beauty Sleep

As all parents of babies and young children will attest, sleep is a precious commodity and usually on the scarce side of the scale. Not good when you consider the fact that ‘beauty sleep’ isn’t just an empty phrase. In order to maintain (and even improve) our looks, not to mention our physical and mental…

Sort out your Stress with a … Manicure

Disclosure: This post contains an amazon affiliate link, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Sometimes, it’s all just too much! The sun might be splitting the trees but that is of no consequence if you feel as if the weight of…

The Most Beautiful Bourjois Products Ever… Discontinued!

  Ahh! Beautiful beauty products by Bourjois! Regular readers will already be only too aware of Mostly Mum’s obsession with this French brand. And like most things Mostly Mum (since we’re no longer as young as we like to think we are!), this obsession spans a couple of decades. Yikes! (How could it possibly go…

This week Mostly Mum was mostly shopping in… Sephora

Sephora… Sigh! Mostly Mum has been in love with Sephora since first setting foot on French soil as part of a school exchange way back in 1993. (Yes, Mostly Mum is practically a dinosaur! 😩) And ever since, that monochrome Sephora (fun fact alert! Sephora comes from the Greek spelling of Zipporah, the most beautiful…

The Mascara of the Moment… Unwrapped!

There has been a bit of a buzz in the beauty world over the last couple of weeks about a new ‘It’ mascara. ‘In short, I’m impressed – and with the amount of products that land on my desk each day, that’s no mean feat.’ Lisa Niven, www.vogue.co.uk ‘Consider us converted.’ Laura Capon, www.cosmopolitan.com As…

Mostly Mum’s Best Budget Beauty Buys for the Summer

As we whizz through exam season, the skies are predictably blue and the sun is shining, almost as if to taunt us about those lazy hazy days of summer freedom which are still a couple of months away. 😞 But here at Mostly Mum HQ, preparedness is key! So… although we might all be shackled…