10 Fashion and Beauty Must Haves for Mums


Life is busy for mums and sometimes it just gets too overwhelming. It’s hard to juggle everything; work, relationship, kids, social life and often we are running on empty. To make life that little bit easier I’ve complied a list of essentials that will help you throughout the day.

1. Flipsters foldable flats


Flipsters Coco Flats $44.95

I am a big fan of Flipsters! They are an absolute must have as part of your busy life. I don’t know anyone that would say they love wearing heels all day if at all. So imagine flat footwear that actually collapses into a triangle fold, reducing them into the size of an iPhone, so you can carry them in your bag at all times.  Absolute heaven! You can change shoes in between meetings, walking to and from work, driving or even just to get some relief throughout the day.

2. Concealer 


Mac Pro Longwear Concealer $32

Every mum needs a good concealer!  My son kept me up at night for nearly two years and concealer was my saviour.  It covers everything, dark eyes, blemishes, redness. You don’t even need to use foundation if you have a good concealer so it’s great to use when you’re in a hurry. It coves a multitude of sins in seconds. Just add mascara, a dab of gloss and you’re good to go!

3. Evian Spritzer


Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray 150 ml $29.95

I can’t live without this stuff! As soon as I tried it, I was hooked, it’s so refreshing!  Just a quick spritz and your skin will be re-hydrated. You can use it as a toner or a moisturizer and it’s great to cool you down on a hot day. It also revives your make up and gets rid of perspiration from all that rushing around. It’s a perfect little pick me up.

4. Eye Gel


Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel $72.98

Haven’t got enough sleep? Bub keeping you up all night? You may feel tired but you don’t want your eyes to give it away! Breathe new life into less-than-perky peepers with this cooling, hydrating eye gel. The Bliss radiance-revving Triple Oxygen Treatment is the first eye formula to contain stimulating caffeine to deflate puffiness.  That’s right caffeine for your eyes! It also has  soft focus powders to fade lines delivering an instant lifting effect. You’ll look bright, rested and revitalised so no-one needs to know how knackered you really are!

5. A Large Tote

Vintage Princess Bleeker Bag

Vintage Princess Bleecker Tote $389

A large tote is great for everyday essentials for you and your little ones!  You can pop in your organiser, sunglasses, umbrella, snacks, make up, mobile phone, keys, nappies, toys. Basically everything!  Who wants to carry 2 or 3 bags when you can just carry one? The bigger, the better I say!

6. Dry Shampoo


Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oatmilk $12.99

Let’s face it, nothing beats a good wash and blowdry but what if you just don’t have time? It’s hard to get a minute to yourself with kids especially in the bathroom. A dry shampoo is convenient to use in between washes. It absorbs oil, dirt and odours too and can also extend the life of your blow-dry or add volume if your hair is flat. No brainer.

7. Liquid Pedicure


Pod Puraceuticals Liquid Pedicure $26.95

There is nothing better for your sore tootsies after a busy day than a relaxing foot bath! Don’t have time to go for a pedicure then why not do one at home?. Pod Liquid Pedicure is an all-in-one liquid pumice treatment that deeply purifies and exfoliates tough heels and also moisturises and revitalises tired feet.  A professional pedicure effect from the comfort of your couch. The perfect Sunday indulgence before a busy week ahead.

8. Clarisonic

Clarisonic Mia $139

I can’t remember life before my Clarisonic! I always forget to fit in a facial because I never have time, I’m also prone to breakouts. This cleansing system is perfect for me because you can use it in the shower and it only takes a minute. There is also a timer that beeps to indicate  it is time to move to another part of your face. Genuis! My skin is clearer, smoother, softer and much healthier-looking. The Clarisonic also minimises the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. It is gentle enough to use twice a day on all skin types. What’s not to love? Yes it is a bit pricey but my reasoning is it costs the same as a facial and you can use it every day! A great investment.


9. BB Cream

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Protector SPF 15, $13.95

A good BB cream can take care of all your skincare needs in one step. It can hydrate your skin, fight acne, reduce the signs of aging, hide blemishes, improve your texture, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and protect your skin from hideous UV rays. Instead of using  3 or 4 different creams and serums you can just use one! This will pare down your beauty routine immensely. A miracle in a tube!


10. The Mighty Purse

The Mighty Purse $98.00

There’s nothing worse than being out and about and your battery dies. Not suprising with all the chatting and Instagramming we’re doing. How can you be on call for the kids with no phone?  Well now you don’t have to worry about this pesky problem thanks to the Mighty Purse by the Handbag Butler. Made from 100% leather this purse contains a high-capacity battery that can recharge your phone up to 2 x per charge! All you need is a USB! It’s spacious and chic and comes in an array of gorgeous colours. An absolute essential for busy mums.

So there we have it ladies! 10 fashion and beauty must haves for Mums. I hope this helps to bring a bit of light relief into your hectic schedule.

Adapted from a guest post at Leaders in Heels.


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