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Woah. Being ill isn’t good. Being ill with 2 children to look after? Even worse.

For the last 2 weeks I’ve had some random virus. It felt like flu but I don’t think it is as I’ve managed to infect people who’ve had the flu jab (sorry, Mum). To say I felt like I’d been hit my a truck would be a massive understatement. I couln’t get out of bed for 5 days. Again, not ideal when you have kids and your husband is out for 16 hours a day.

Then Max got sick too, that’s when I really got pissed off with these germs ‘take me but don’t take my baby’. So there were 2 of us, curled up in bed whilst poor little Finn has been watching ‘I Can Cook’ on repeat. Hey, don’t judge, he’s been having a BALL.

Today is my birthday, I still feel like crud and I’m totally OVER this now. But I have lost half a stone. Every cloud and all that…

An exhausted lady’s make-up bag

In Days Gone By I would think nothing of casually leaving the house without a scrap of make up on. These days have sadly passed for a number of reasons

a) ‘Casually’ leaving the house? Oh, come on.

b) I am 33 in 2 weeks time. This didn’t bother me until I got a new camera. Like seeing yourself in HD all your crinkly glory in EVERY PHOTOGRAPH YOU OWN

c) In the last 5 years I’ve been through 2 pregnancies, childbirth (twice, obvs) and now am keeper to 2 small people who don’t rate sleep as highly as I do. Turns out this takes its toll on your face. Who knew??

So these days there is at the very least a slick of mascara and liberal slather of foundation before I start my day.

I’ve experimented with many a product promising concealing, brightening, tightening and lifting over the last few years and these, my friends are my failsafe exhaustion-busters…

1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

2. No. 7 Instant Radiance Beauty Lotion

3. Rimmel Lash Accelerator

4. Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder

5. Benefit Boi-ing concealer

And this is the result. Alot less scary than the original version