I want to be a woman not just a mum!

Last year my hubby bought me a subscription to the Cosmopolitan magazine. I was given a choice as to what I wanted but I chose this one because I wanted something separate from the topic of parenting. I’ve never been into fashion, makeup or girly things. I’ve always worn whatever the heck was in my wardrobe which has either been in there since I was a teen or bought for me by someone else or even hand-me-downs from my best friend.

Since receiving my first ever copy of Cosmo I’ve had green-eyed monster moments of inspiration. As much as I’d never be able to afford that £200 dress (people actually buy those?) I do find myself wishing I had the confidence and body to look that stylish. But one thing mainly on my mind is just how “mummy” my life is rather than defining myself as a woman that has children.

Having a hubby that is not only honest but also 6ft tall (I’m a mere 4ft 7.5in) I do make the effort to wear 4/5in high heels wherever we go, and that usually includes the nature trail and soft play. I find myself getting dirty looks from other women, mothers to be precise, but I quite enjoy that. However, this is the only truly girl thing about me.

I definitely need some new makeup that doesn’t make my face look powdery and old. I desperately need a handbag, the only thing I have is a changing bag which is just not suitable for child free days. I would love some new girly clothes that are comfy enough for lounging days. And heck, throw some shoes in too.

Which one are you; the mum through and through or the woman with child?

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  1. I don’t have any children yet but I aspire to be a woman with children! xxx

  2. Elizabeth Rebecca

    If you can afford it, head to Boots and get them to match you up with some Number 7 stuff. It’s pricey but high quality and works a treat.

    Lizzie Dripping

    • lifewithpinkprincesses

      I’m using bare minerals at the moment. That’s super pricey but I’ve just ordered a new foundation after going to Tesco to try colours from eBay 🙂

  3. I am like you. I make very little effort to be girly and pamper myself. I wear makeup out of necessity rather than vanity, not because I don’t want to but because I don’t have time to sit and apply a full face and I’d have no idea where to start anyway. I never dress up either and I am currently using a Sainsbury’s bag for life as a handbag because it’s all I have and Elsa’s rucksack is too small! I would like to make more time to focus on my appearance but sometimes I feel like a bit of a fraud when I try too hard!

    • lifewithpinkprincesses

      Lovely name, we have an Elsa too 🙂 Oh god I have no idea about makeup. I saw a video of a lady applying like 5 different things on her face…… I have 1?!

      • Ahh another Elsa 😀 I haven’t come across many yet, which is surprising given that Frozen is so popular! I have no idea either about the makeup thing. I put foundation on and a bit of concealer and mascara and off I go! I wouldn’t have a clue about contouring or any of that stuff!

  4. I would love to go shopping, I’m after getting a subscription to Red Magazine, I was reading it last week and some of the items are gorgeous, but like you do people really spend that much on things, I saw a keyring for over £100!!! As mums though its hard to justify buying things for yourself, I would rather buy the children things, but we need to have a few treats here or there, I’m trying to get a few new staple pieces to improve my wardrobe.

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