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The bare minimum

The bare minimum

I literally don’t have time to apply my makeup the way I’d like these days. I can’t remember the last time I wore eyeliner. Isn’t that crazy? Me of the permanently-attached-to-my-liner brigade.

Why? Oh you know, I have a two-year old. He’s not too fond of sleeping at the moment and so there are regular wakings which results in an exhausted mom and dad. I barely have the energy to dress myself and blow dry my hair at the moment so my makeup routine has taken a dive. But you know what? I’m sort of enjoying the minimalism.

It goes like this; cleanse, serum, brush hair, SPF/moisturiser, blow dry hair, eye cream, pin back hair, cream eyeshadow, bb cream, mascara, eyebrow pencil, concealer, cream blush, done. In total this takes about seven minutes. These few products perk me up no end, which is a good job really as I don’t have time to apply any others!

In other news, I uploaded a weekly vlog last night and I wore one of my new ASOS dresses out for shisha and drinks with the Laura’s. The dress has been officially declared a success; just to the knee, fitted around boob and back, lovely shape and very comfortable. It has a prom dress vibe to it but it’s very subtle. I haven’t had time to do an OOTD so you’ll just have to take my word for it for now 🙂

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  • Reply Maitha

    I love this look – and you definitely don’t look like you’ve been up all night with the little tot!
    Looking forward to seeing the dress, looks pretty but I’m never sure about the feel of material from ASOS if that makes sense!

    Maitha x

    August 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Laura Harrison

    The minimal look suits you! I can sympathise, I’ve had more make-up free days since having a baby than I’ve ever had!

    August 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply fiona bradley

    7 minutes!? Holy shizz Simone you are looking smokin girl! Please divulge the products you are using. That cream eye shadow must be mine!! 🙂


    August 11, 2014 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    You look *so* fresh and gorgeous, and those brows! 7 minutes is clearly all you need!


    August 12, 2014 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Kate

    You look gorgeous. No need to add more… why gild the lily? x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    August 12, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Sheryl

    oh geez this is my face routine too.. always the bare minimum and surprisingly it’s because of a little 16month old whom i adore so much but he won’t give me a minute to myself. sometimes bare minimum is better xx

    love the dress!
    sucks we’re still a bit cooler, i cna’t wait to sport my new ASOS dresses too hahahaha


    August 13, 2014 at 6:01 am
  • Reply Zein

    I like minimal. That’s all I’ve been doing this summer actually. For hair, it’s either bun ponytail or nothing. Makeup: concealer, bronzer, cream highlighter and blush, and mascara occasionally. Fini!
    I like the way minimal looks on you. Very fresh and natural! xx

    August 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Thank you Zein! Always lovely to get a comment from you :))

      August 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm

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