Back to school mums’ essentials

We find it is not only the kids getting used to going back to school after a long summer break. Us mums also have to get back into the swing of things and so we thought we’d share some items which make our lives a bit easier as we enter into the Autumn term.

back to school essentials for mums

1. DD cream by Green People £34.95 – this tinted DD cream gives skin a soft, airbrushed finish. Its dewy but not greasy and is great for applying quickly in the morning so as not to scare the other kids at the school gate with a complete absence of makeup! The only downside is the lack of different shades.

2. Animal print bag by Tiba + Marl Available September – the is a perfect size for a gym bag in case you get a moment to yourself after dropping the kids off at school.

3. Midnight Recovery Concentrate by Keihl’s £36.00 – smells gorgeous and feels lovely on the skin. In the morning skin looks just better somehow.

4. Lip and eyes kit in “Breakfast at Tiffanys” by Charlotte Tilbury £42.00 – a one stop kit for cheeks, lips and eyes. This palette features a coral/peach shade for lips and cheeks and a flattering bronze bendable eye cream. See our review of these palettes here.

5. The 13″ Batchel with magnetic closure by The Cambridge Satchel Company £135.00 – satchels are just for the kids. How gorgeous is this colour? If it’s not for you, there are a multitude of colours to choose from. If Dad is doing the school run maybe a simple black Batchel is the perfect accessory for him, available at The British Library shop.

6. Travel mug by Omm Design £12.50 – a coffee to go in this stylish design by Ingela P Arrhenius.

7. Hair thickening spray by Bouffe £5.99 – Georgie loves this to not only give volume but it hides any sneaky grey hairs which may come through! It comes in a variety of shades to suit most hair types.

8. Hairbands by Invisibobble £3.75 – perfect for a quick ponytail as the blow-dry goes out of the window as mum duties call.

9. White Lomo’Instant Camera by Lomography at The mini edit £90.00 – capture the first day at school with this cute, slightly retro camera.


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