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Get back to work (or even just to Sainsbury’s) looking fab Louise Heywood, hair and make-up artist Life with a baby can change a once-thorough beauty regime into a hurried scrub with a flannel. Artist Louise provides make-up lessons in her studio and is on hand to provide tips on how to look and feel great when time is of the essence. When maternity leave ends and a return to work is imminent, women need a make-up routine that is quick and easy to help give them the confidence to get back into the world of work. Use a tinted moisturiser followed by full-coverage under-eye concealer. Cream eyeshadow sticks and blush enhance skin’s natural glow and are quick to apply. Curling lashes before mascara application helps to make you look – and feel – awake. Finish off with lip balm and a little powder on the T zone.

Help baby to eat and sleep well Jayne Russell, baby massage and weaning Jayne runs a weekly baby massage class and weaning talks, as well as owning a multi-award winning, certified organic skincare range NOMNOM. Here, she shares her wisdom on baby massage. The benefits of baby massage are myriad. Sessions can provide a wonderful opportunity to meet other mums (and sometimes dads) and learn a valuable skill. It can also help to ease colic, wind and constipation, encourage better sleeping patterns and bonding. Attending a weaning talk prepares parents for this milestone in their baby’s life, covering the when, what and how of both spoon feeding and baby-led. Talks can include tips to encourage healthy eating, prevent fussiness and reduce the potential for allergies and intolerances. 30

Poppy is 30 weeks pregnant and works at Willie Smarts Hair Emporium. She regularly goes round the corner to Coopers Yard for Pregnancy Pilates, Yoga and Pregnancy Massage. Poppy was keen to use only natural and organic cosmetics, so Louise used Dr Hauschka Foundation, Cover Stick, Kajal Eyeliner in 04 and Bronzing Powder (all available locally at Planta Health Store) and Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Sweet Violet (available locally at Northwood Clinic).

The Transmitter Issue 40  

A South London Magazine

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