February, 2014

Feb 14

The La Durbin 15 Minute Tips for Yummy Mummies Everywhere!

How to be a Yummy Mummy in 15 minutes!!


Zara Philips, Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, Laura Hamilton are all new mums and super glamorous, but any new mum will tell you that time is a luxury and finding time for yourself is hard whether you have a new born or a toddler.  So this week in our blog, in honour of all the lovely Yummy Mummies,  we wanted to share some tips and tricks for looking gorgeous in 15 minutes… perfect if you are heading out to a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day.

La Durb


We created two looks for Torty, both simply need hair spray a hair band and a couple of kirby grips to put in place… they also work best on hair that isn’t just washed so perfect if bath time for little ones takes over…


What you need!


What you need



Look One


To start take a small section of the hair about two inches wide at the front of the head and backcomb gently leaving the top layer smooth  – to do this all you need is a comb!


Smooth over into a quiff and hold in place with a kirby grip. Now take the rest of the hair and gently sweep to the side into a loose pony tail and again backcomb to create volume.




Next using more kirby grips, lightly pin the ends of the hair under and around the hair bobble, using north south, east and west directions to create the perfect messy bun.



Finish off with hairspray and voilà! You’re ready to go for drinks in less than 15 minutes.


Look Two


If you prefer your hair down then this is a great style for a romantic dinner for two.


Start by parting the hair on the side and backcomb the side with the most hair about two inches away from the parting to create volume and lift (a great way to hide hair that has gone a little flat). Smooth over with a soft brush.




On the other side of the hair take a section of hair from around the top of the ear and, holding the hair, low plait and pull round to follow the shape of the head. Tuck the end of the plait under hair to hide it and pin with a kirby grip to keep in place.




On the other side of the hair, use straighteners to gently wave the hair around the face to create soft movement and curl.


Curls on the side


Finish with hairspray.


This creates a simple but elegant look for the evening.


Make up – The icing on the cake!


To complete the look we used light make up all done in the 15 minute time frame with the essentials being foundation, mascara, eyeliner, a smoky eye palate and a sweep of blusher.


We hope you enjoy these quick and easy looks and that you have a romance filled Valentine’s Day!


Until next time… La Durbin xx

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