How to Look Glamorous in 5 minutes | On a Budget

5 Minute Mum Makeover for Busy Mums


Being a mum to young children often leaves me feeling less than glamorous, sometimes it’s important for us Mommas to take 5 and do something small that just makes us feel more human. Whether it be applying a face mask, having a quick shower with the door closed, or putting on a bit of make up, if the opportunity arises for me to take a few minutes for myself I’m grabbing it!

So, I decided to pay a visit to my favourite beauty site Feel Unique (and my mascara from LIDL!) and treated myself to my bi-yearly “mum make up” haul. All of the products that I bought were all under £10 each, but most of the items were under £5 each, my absolute favourite budget make up brand being Rimmel.

I can’t even pretend to want more expensive make up, for me sometimes there are a few cheaper options out there that I just have to have in my make up bag!

Here is everything that I got…




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I’ve been asked a few times recently about my Slimming World meal plans. I decided to put together a “typical” week’s plan on the Extra Easy plan of things that I would eat in a week, using my budget groceries!

You can alternate these ideas to suit you and add in your syns where you want to. I have tried to include healthy extras in each day too, but you can add yours to suit your own tastes.

So here is it…


So there you have it, just a few ideas of things you can make, eat and enjoy while still losing weight & saving money at the same time!

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, like my Facebook page or even follow me on Instagram for more updates and ideas…

Happy slimming!

Skint Momma xx

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World Book Day with ASDA | Thursday 2nd March 2017 

Pictured is Asda’s Mad Hatter and Professor Snape at Asda’s launch for World Book Day

Asda set to bring World Book Day to Life!
Characters from the most popular children’s novels will take charge of the shopping aisles in Asda to celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March).
Big and little kids are encouraged to come along next week, to hear the magical words of JK Rowling and Lewis Carroll, as told by Asda’s very own Professor Snape and Mad Hatter ahead of World Book Day.
Speaking about the activity, Asda Antrim’s Community Champion, Barbara Logan said:

“World Book Day is a fantastic opportunity to encourage reading, and this activity will really help ‘the words jump off the page!’ Reading is a great way to fire children’s imagination, and we know our customers will enjoy seeing these classic stories being brought to life.”

Interactive reading sessions will take place in selected Asda Stores (Asda Antrim / Asda Enniskillen / Asda Larne) on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February at selected times.

Children can swap their World Book Day tokens in store, or use their money-off coupons on a wide selection of book available in store. Asda has an extensive range of adult and children dress-up options available online and in store now. The Mad Hatter and Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter costume (pictured) is available in store now.

What is your little one going to be dressing up as for World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March 2017? 

Don’t forget, Asda has a great selection of costumes available for any Mums out there searching for the ideal costume for WBD, as well as having the books instore!

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Merry Kiss-Mas!!

This morning as I was lying in bed, I heard a knock at the door. Shortly afterwards, my husband appeared in front of me holding a box…

Inside was a sweet (and savoury) little surprise!!

So it turns out that Greggs has launched two limited edition flavoured lip balms just in time for Christmas and are giving them away in 9 cities across the UK.

The festive bake flavour is inspired by the taste  of chicken breast, sage & onion stuffing and sweetcure bacon in a creamy sage and cranberry sauce.

The sweet mince pie flavour is based on Greggs’ deliciously crumbly short crust pastry filled with sweet mincemeat, which is made with vine fruits, Bramley apple and candied orange and lemon peel.

They are both surprisingly lovely, although the sweet mince pie flavour is my favourite! If you don’t believe me, why don’t you head over to Greggs and try them for yourself!

Greggs is giving away a total of 5000 lip balms at selected shops across the country on Monday 19th December from 10am until supplies run out, so make sure you get there first, stores include:

  • Belfast – Donegall Square West, BT1 6JH
  • Birmingham – High Street, B4 7SL
  • Cardiff – Queen Street, CF10 2BW
  • Glasgow – Buchanan Street, G1 2LW
  • Leeds – Central Arcade, LS1 6DX
  • Liverpool – Wall Street, L1 8BU
  • London – The Strand, WC2R 1JA
  • Manchester – Deansgate, M3 2AY
  • Newcastle – Northumberland Street, NE1 7DE

As well as the Festive Bake, Greggs’ savoury Christmas menu also includes a Christmas Toastie, Turkey & Honey Roast Ham Baguette, Turkey, Bacon & Cranberry Roll and Christmas Lunch Soup.

Greggs’ sweet treats for Christmas include a Christmas Pudding Biscuit, Christmas Tree Biscuit, Christmas Muffin, Christmas Ring Bun and Sweet Mince Pies.

To view the full Greggs menu, or to find your nearest shop, visit Greggs website!

greggs christmas


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Give Him a Little Time | with JORD

Give him a little bit of time…

I have been thinking a lot about time recently. I even wrote an alternative Christmas ‘Gift Guide‘, encouraging everyone to ‘give a little time’ this Christmas.

But what if you could literally give one of the special men in your life a little piece of time? A beautifully stylish piece of time that is.


Be it your husband, father, brother or boyfriend, a JORD wooden time piece really is an exquisite gift for the one you love.

I was so lucky to be contacted by JORD and offered the chance to review this gorgeous gift. Of course I jumped at the chance! My husband is one lucky man…but of course he knows that anyway!!

The dark sandalwood and burgundy wooden watch appealed to me straight away, it suited him. It was subtle, yet eye catching, casual enough for every day wear, but classy enough for taking me out to wine and dine (wishful thinking…). I jest of course.


I couldn’t fault my husband; in all the years we have been together, he has given me all of his time and more. He works so hard for our children, it’s totally admirable. He deserves a little piece of time, all of his very own. Plus, he does tend to take his time when we have places to be, so now there are no excuses for tardiness (tehe)!


Do you have (or are) an amazing man in your life who you would like to treat to a little piece of time? SHOP HERE

Or a fabulous lady (or yourself) who deserves to stand out from the crowd this Christmas? SHOP HERE

You may have noticed all of the currency is in $$’s, this is because JORD is an American company, but they do of course ship to the UK! Don’t worry!



There is giveaway now open and will run through 31/1/17 at 11:59pm.

The giveaway is pretty simple and pretty cool! Anyone who signs up through clicking on the picture below, instantly gets a $25 JORD e gift code! Its that easy!

The $25 JORD e-gift codes will expire on 14/3/17.



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