Mini Mummy Makeover

May 25, 2016 11 Comments
Mini Mummy Makeover

Since having children, I definitely have put myself at the bottom of my priority list.  However, sometimes it gets me down and I need to schedule in some ‘me time’. Following a period of the lurgy, and a looming holiday, I felt it was time for a little mini mummy makeover.

Mini Mummy Makeover

Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and being a mum, and I love my job. But between work, looking after the kids, the house renovation and the general day to day there just isn’t much time left for me.  Prior to being a mum, I used to take a pride in my appearance, I was obsessed with make up and beauty products, and most certainly was more polished than I am now.

So after several weeks of lurgy in our household, I thought it was time to give myself a little ‘me time’. It had to be scheduled of course, so whilst the kids were at Pre-school for the morning, I made sure I kept my morning free of work and other duties and planned my mini mummy makeover.  After being ill, I felt a bit low, self confidence was at rock bottom and I needed to pick myself up, so this was the perfect antidote.

This was just a mini makeover, I had neither the time or the money to do the whole day spa thing (although that would be nice for the future- hint hint hubby!), but it was enough to make me feel and hopefully look better which is what I was aiming for.

Eyelash Extensions

Everyone knows the power of a good mascara. It was always my never leave home without it on product, but i’ve been slack recently.  In February I had my first set of eyelash extensions. A friend of a friend on Facebook was advertising a deal for £20 so I thought why not? The process takes a while, and involves individual eyelashes being glued to the root of your own eyelashes.  As a result you can’t feel them, unlike false eyelashes, and they last a lot longer. Ideally you should have infills every 4-5 weeks.  I left mine considerable longer and as you can see from the before photo that only a few remained.  The initial process can take 1-1.5 hours (but its a good excuse to lie down and do nothing for a while!), but infills take much less time about 30-45 minutes.

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The before photo!

The best thing about eyelash extensions, is not only do you have long lushious lashes, but they also naturally curl and are black so other than using a clean mascara wand to brush them no mascara or eyelash curlers are needed! You also don’t get panda eyes when you haven’t quite managed to take all your make-up off the night before (or haven’t bothered at all!).  I had so many lovely comments on my eyelashes, even clients at work were asking about them.

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After eyelash extensions

Eyebrow Threading

So after my eyelashes were done I went to get my eyebrows done.  As a teenager I used to pluck my eyebrows to within an inch of their lives! But as I got older I wanted  thicker but shaped brows.  If you have never had your eyebrows shaped you really must. They say eyebrows frame your face, and I really do think that having them shaped accentuate your features.  You don’t have to go for the dramatic dark thick arched brows that the kids seem to be going for these days (don’t really understand the look of being permanently angry if i’m honest!), but a simple tidy up can make all the difference.

I used to have my eyebrows waxed, which most salons will do, but recently have become a huge fan of threading.  I find threading is much quicker, hurts less, and gets a better much more precise shape.  It obviously depends on the person doing the threading (one I went to practically stripped me of my entire brows!), but if you find a good one stick with it.  The process involves a highly skilled technique of plucking the hairs by twisting a double piece of thread.  As it just plucks the hair and doesn’t pull the skin (unlike waxing) it doesn’t hurt as much, and a more precise shape can be achieved. Ideally this needs to be repeated every 5-6 weeks.

I also get my eyebrows tinted at the same time.  It does help with making your brows more even, and fills in the gaps. However if i’m honest the main reason I do it? as you may see from the before photo, I appear to be getting a few greys in my eyebrows (who gets grey eyebrows!!!).

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After the eyebrows

Hair Dye

Up until this year I was blonde(ish), but it toke a lot of maintenance. So I decided to go dark, and DIY at home.  It toke a while to find the shade that I liked, but I think i’m there now (at least for a while). Once again it was long overdue! The only thing about going dark is i didn’t realise how grey I was! The blonde highlights meant they blended in a lot better, but now I really notice it when they grow through. Still it’s £6 from the supermarket, and I can do it myself which is a bonus.

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Hair dye on

So after those 3 simple fairly inexpensive treatments (£36 in total), a little bit of ‘me time’ and a little slick of make up, my mini mummy makeover is complete, and I feel a bit more like me again now.


I have vowed to myself to try and keep it up every 4-5 weeks, but we will see!  If I start vlogging (which I am still too scared to start!), then maybe that will give me further incentive to keep it up.

Do you have mini mummy makeovers? What do you do to give youself a confidence boost and perk yourself up?


Thanks for reading

Kerry x

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  • Emma May 29, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    beautiful 🙂 I’d like to get my eyelashes dyed. my beauty regime is non existent at the mo tho #KCACOLS

    • Kerry May 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      So was min which is why I needed to make time for myself. Eyelash tinting is good, but for a more dramatic effect go for the extensions. Thanks for your comments x

  • Sarah@teammomlife May 30, 2016 at 3:47 am

    I love the idea of taking time to do things like this once a month or so. I have never tried eye lash extensions but know that coloring my hair or getting my eye browns done are two of the things that make me feel better about myself. I have pretty crazy eye brows and it really boosts my confidence. Love doing hair color at home too. You look great! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry May 30, 2016 at 8:05 am

      I think it’s so important to take some time out for yourself every now and then, and I really need to try and do it more as I definitely feel better about myself after a bit of me time. Thanks for your comments x

  • Jade Lloyd June 1, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for reminding me I need to do this too, stick on a face mask and breathe for 10 minutes. I am also a fan of having my eyebrows done…I can never make them look even!The eyelashes look fab and its nice to know they dont feel wierd as that has always made me feel hesitant! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry June 1, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      We always forget ourselves don’t we? It’s really important to take some me time every now and then x

  • Madeline (This Glorious Life) June 3, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Lovely! I don’t tend to pamper myself too much, but I do take time out every couple of months to dye my hair (I have a lot of greys to cover!), and I do always feel a bit better about myself when I’ve done that! x #KCACOLS

  • A Moment With Franca June 4, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Wow you look beautiful!I haven’t done the eyelashes before buy my sister did it once and she looked amazing so it is definitely something I would like to try. I also like to thread my eyebrows. I cannot do without it. I think you do it once and then you have to keep doing it as it looks so perfect when you do it in that way. I have also recently done my highlights, cut and conditioning of my hair but at the hairdresser as I’m so clueless to do those things on my own. But it is so nice to have those things done. I really felt like a princess after that lol! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again tomorrow, 🙂 xx

    • Kerry June 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Thank you, that’s really sweet of you. We all need a little pampering every now and then. Thank you for hosting #KCACOLS x

  • Marmee March June 4, 2016 at 8:32 am

    You look fabulous xx

    • Kerry June 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you x

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