Roll on…

va va volume with velcro rollers

Adding some va va volume doesn’t need a visit to the salon, simply two minutes and a handful of velcro rollers whilst the kids are eating breakfast!

The added bonus is that it is always better with at least one-day old hair as freshly washed hair is too smooth and slippy 😉

Grab the biggest velcro rollers you can and simply separate your hair into sections, slightly backcomb each section and roll the hair around the rollers. It literally is a two minute job. I then leave them in until I am about to load the kids into the car. It is a’just stepped out of a salon’ moment! Sprtiz a bit of hairspray, work with your fingers and away you go.

These are my favourites which I use:




Gap hat and snood, Monsoon cape, Osprey handbag, CK jeans, Russell & Bromley boots

Wet and windy, greasy, beach-bum – hats can be the epitome of style and cover sinful ‘slap head’ hair!

On casual days, if I can get away with it, a hat is a must. It immediately gives the impression you’ve made an effort.

Today was a greasy day 😉

Boys joined in with gorgeous Monsoon headgear.

The Monsoon mohair wrap is several years old and I don’t know what I will do without it as the quality of the mohair would make anyone feel like a sumptuous Snow Queen!

Hint – decent quality handbag with cute detail lifts a casusal outfit ten-fold. This Osprey has great chunky leather stitching.


5,4,3,2,1…morning count down

I get ready when the kids are having breakfast – nothing new in that.

I get breakfast ready the night before = saves at least ten minutes in the morning rush.

I never shower in the morning, always the night before, so then I just need to quickly blow-dry over the sleep frizz = 5 mins max.

The boys are 5 & 3 – their uniforms out and book bags/spellings on the table for them to do whilst eating. They get ready themselves with the bribe, 5 mins Power Rangers TV once dressed and ready = saves at least another ten minutes not having to dress the 3 year old.

My routine is perfected with my 2 year old who pleasantly waits in her cot bed (don’t ask me how I’ve managed this one – not sure!) until I’m fresh as a daisy and ready to hoof it to the THREE different schools they’re currently at!

All in all an extra 20 minutes for me to get ready in the morning – now that is luxury in a mum’s morning 🙂