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Which one item makes you feel "polished"?

(54 Posts)
Marshpillow Thu 07-May-15 16:18:08

I have a 6 week old DD and I'm currently rocking the slobby clothes/scraped back hair/no make up look. How can I make myself look more presentable with minimal effort?
I'm 5'7" and currently a size 16 with a lovely post pregnancy pouch.

Nabootique Thu 07-May-15 16:25:00

If I'm in a real rush I sometimes just do BB cream and mascara, make up wise. Could you maybe have your eyelashes tinted?

And if I'm having a bad hair day/no time to wash it, I like to have a blast of dry shampoo and pull it back, twist it and then do it up with a clasp/claw thing. Just makes me feel a bit more "done" than a pony tail.

dontlikechocolateorcake Thu 07-May-15 16:37:24

Earrings make me feel groomed- just small studs. And blowing out/straightening my fringe (u can let the rest go to hell in a scruffy bun but a good fringe is my pinacle of groomed)

LettuceLaughton Thu 07-May-15 16:40:22

Post baby it'd have been my fringe. Made my scraped back hair look like I meant it to be like that and I could just wash the fringe and look OK.

These days it's red lippy.

mowglik Thu 07-May-15 16:40:34

A nice jacket works for me, either a smart blazer for formal occasions or a biker jacket that fits well

Bursarymum Thu 07-May-15 16:40:40

Eyebrow thread

LettuceLaughton Thu 07-May-15 16:40:51

X post.

YouMakeMyHeartSmile Thu 07-May-15 16:41:56

Having my eyebrows threaded.

JemFinch Thu 07-May-15 16:43:19

Hair has to be clean, even if just scraped back and a bit of BB cream and mascara.

Itsalldramarama Thu 07-May-15 16:45:54

Mascara and a gorgeous perfume

EuphemiaCoxton Thu 07-May-15 16:48:51

Mascara, lip gloss and a fancy but easy hair twisty thing

IloveChoo Thu 07-May-15 16:52:48

Morrocan Oil on your hair will make it frizz free and glossy. A decent lipstick, always makes you feel better. A well fitting pair of jeans so it doesn't matter what you throw on with them in a rush they look ok & a gorgeous handbag, which will just lift any outfit & make you smile.

In my opinion ;)

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Thu 07-May-15 16:55:51

Earrings and tidy, filled in eyebrows. Oh and blusher. Sorry, that's 3!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 07-May-15 16:57:07

Very simple silver jewellery and minimal make up - powder and mascara, lip gloss .

98percentchocolate Thu 07-May-15 17:02:23

My black boots - chunky mid heel. Always makes me feel like I've made a bit more of an effort.
That or my biker jacket.

Discreet silver jewellery.

Lardylassnomore Thu 07-May-15 17:06:51

Suede boots and a posh bag makes me feel polished

HelenF350 Thu 07-May-15 17:08:08

Bb cream is a godsend.

Poledra Thu 07-May-15 17:08:12

A bit of beeswax and a good buffing grin

ludovica Thu 07-May-15 17:10:50


mewkins Thu 07-May-15 17:16:19

Black eyeliner.

MoustacheofRonSwanson Thu 07-May-15 17:52:13

Decent bra. Chantelle for preference.

NeitherHereOrThere Thu 07-May-15 17:56:50

A lovely coat to cover up everything when out and about.

daimbardiva Thu 07-May-15 17:59:22

A good manicure

MaelstromOfLunacy Thu 07-May-15 18:00:17

Eyebrow threading

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