HOME ORGANISATION WITH KIM MINCHIN

HOME ORGANISATION WITH KIM MINCHIN

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KIM MINCHIN DUNN ON HOME ORGANISATION

After a hectic Summer and a house of chaos, finally we are back into some sort of routine, the kids are back to school and it’s time we got the house in shipshape ready for winter.
There’s no better feeling than having an organised house. Making life just generally easier on the whole with an organised system,
so, here’s my top tips on how to make the house tidy and organised.

1. Be realistic; this needs to fit around your family and lifestyle. Don’t start buying matching colour foods or multiples of things you don’t actually eat or use just because social media made you do it or it looks aesthetically please. Fit it around things you use all the time or regularly. One thing I’ve learnt is trying to make it look like Pinterest isn’t realistic because you end up buying foods/products that look aesthetically pleasing that you don’t actually use and is a waste of money, time and space.

2. Firstly, start each room the same. I.E kitchen – check for out of date food. Kids room- toys that haven’t been touched in months, wardrobe – clothes you haven’t worn in the last year. You may have to be a little ruthless here but take them to the local charity shop or donate them as they will no doubt bring joy to someone else’s life like you once had from them. Any expensive items can be added to Facebook Marketplace or Depop and you can reinvest this cash into your new storage solutions.

3. Measure your space. Before buying any storage items measure your shelves and space so you know they fit. Buy Clear storage boxes or ‘bins’ as the lovely ladies in the US from “home edit” call them, these are the way forward. Don’t be distracted by other boxes, my rule is – think clear, buy clear. Clear boxes mean you can see everything and grab what you need quickly on the go. For the lounge, toys or things you want to hide I find baskets are perfect for this. Drape over a lovely throw to hide the contents. I love the John Lewis home edit range, Amazon, b and m bargains or Homesense for all these items.

4. Labels. Goes without saying, its just joyful for your OCD but they also help the rest of the household to find things quickly which in turn makes your life easier. I also find that it helps with your shopping list as you can quickly check what’s looking kind of Empty and fill it up. Get yourself a DYMO, you’ll be labelling everything in sight, even your husband.

5. Remember…Things won’t stay perfect forever so this is something you need to do every few weeks to keep on top of it, but now you have a system that is super quick and easy to do you’ll be able to keep on top of it much easier.

6. Most importantly…enjoy the process 🤍

One key thing to remember is it’s not going to look like the Pinterest image you’ve saved, it may for an hour or so but get it out of your head now.
You must also remember most of these Pinterest images are in America, where they are blessed with large pantries and the container store on tap. However, we can certainly try our best and bring some Home Edit joy to our lives 🤍

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How important is it to still wear an SPF?

There goes the sun! But does that mean your SPFs are discarded till the sunshine reappears next year? Or you get chance of that winter vacation in the sunshine?

If you’re not wearing an spf everyday on your face, even when cloudy or you’re indoors then it’s time to start!

Wearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin from harsh effects UVA and UVB rays.

But how does it go beyond benefitting your skin other than protecting from the sun and why it should not be reserved only for the summer months.

Here’s why…..

– [ ] Helps prevent premature aging

We all want to look younger right? Sun exposure is damaging and can cause visible wrinkles and fine lines and over exposure can even change skin texture. Try and keep your face and neck out of the direct sun.
Even those winter days those pesky rays can still come through clouds, rain, glass or snow so wearing an spf is an important preventative to be worn daily all year round.

– [ ] Reduces the appearance of sun spots

Sun damage causes hyperpigmentation which can look like large freckles. Wearing an spf is clinically proven to reduce photoaging by 24% so therefore I recommend wearing a high protection 50 spf. Apply regularly throughout the day. This will promote even skin tone.

– [ ] Prevents skin cancer

SPF’s play an important role in blocking UVB rays. Therefore It’s clear the best way to protect ourselves is wearing sunscreen, it reduces the risk of Melanoma by 50%. So slather it on. Prevention is better than cure! !

So Avoid peak sun
Seek shade, wear that hat! Cover up and wear your favourite SPF!!

I recommend my favourite go to for that all year protection:

https://www.ultrasun.co.uk/products/ultrasun-face-tinted-spf50-honey

Sally x

 

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How important is skin prep to improve makeup application?

If you want to avoid those skin moments where your foundation or concealer has faded or melted away to the point that looking in the mirror has become frustrating on an evening out or your just tired of keep touching up throughout the day then it’s worth thinking again about your skin prep and taking that additional effort with your skin routine.
Knowing your skin type is super important to your skin care routine so make sure you use the correct products to get the best results.
I find using an exfoliant once a week helps with removing dead skin and the appearance of pores and also brightening my skin thus helps your moisturisers to penetrate deeper, creating smoother hydrated skin. This one change alone in your skin care routine will help your makeup game.
There are many types of exfoliators on the market for example I love a more physical gritty scrub however this can be quite abrasive so you may want to opt for a chemical based formulas which break down dead skin cells and help them fall away. Sensitive skin types should be a little more careful when using chemical exfoliators.
Cleanse and tone and moisturise daily am and pm especially before your makeup routine. Toning will close pores and trap moisture for a smoother complexion.
Hydrating your skin will help foundation glide on effortlessly, buffs evenly and not sit on top of the skin looking flakey, giving your overall look staying power and a flawless effect.

My top picks for the best exfoliators:

Sensitive skin: https://www.paulaschoice.com/

Dry skin: https://www.murad.co.uk/product/aha-bha-exfoliating-cleanser/  

All skin types: https://zoskinhealth.com/products/exfoliating-polish?variant=31618259779699

Oily skin: https://www.katesomerville.co.uk/exfolikate-intensive-exfoliating-treatment/10095-ExfoliKate.html

Best overall on a budget: https://en.drsturm.com/facial-scrub/?setCurrencyId=1&sku=50-100-04&redirect=disabled&gclid=Cj0KCQjw94WZBhDtARIsAKxWG-8_cSppDTRJmcUHBZ4lyxRt6YdBSTRM18il7y3vxyUC3H5WlMjr634aAncAEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Best splurge-worthy: https://www.lamaisonvalmont.com/us/en/face-exfoliant.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw94WZBhDtARIsAKxWG–zYPN6gPVYCweAFQIXWcSgV_zp-esyey4ahLL45kjc1yuFuLRHza0aAvn3EALw_wcB

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Don’t forget to tag us in any pics or videos or you trying out any of the techniques.

  1. Everybody knows that a damp beauty blender gives your primers/concealers an even coverage. Why not go one step further on the days that you need that extra boost and pop your damp sponge in the freezer for 30 minutes before applying product. This is an effective way to get smoother results and also tackles puffiness arond your eyes.

 

  1. Want that flawless bold lip? Use a fine brush handle or slim pencil and push against your outer lip line so that the colour just glides on without smudging, creating the perfect pout.

 

  1. Skin feeling dull and tired? Why not give your face a superfood face mask. My favourite is Seamoss gel. Apply before bed over cleansed skin, leave for 2 minutes then add your night time cream over the top.

 

cont…. why not add to your smoothies or even take on a teaspoon orally,. Its packed with minerals and has a whole host of benifits. My go to is Angel Jane Seamoss.

 

  1. If you havent quite mastered the cat eye look and need that extra help, try the foolproof and old time trusted method and use a small strip of tape on an angle towards the brow (dont peress too hard for easier removal). Use your liner or eyeshadow as usual and then carefully remove the tape “Voila” The perfect sharp cat eye.

 

  1. Give your skin that extra dewy glow. Add a little illuminating primer to your foundation. I use NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity. There are two variations the 12% for fair to medium skin tones or the 8% which is a bronze tan shimmer for deeper skin tones. I use without foundation around the pool over a 50 spf to create my flawless glow on.

 

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Kim Minchin Dunn © TOM PITFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

“…I opened the wardrobe and I was overwhelmed with what I was going to wear!

KIM MINCHIN DUNN INTRODUCES OUR STYLE SECTION…

Hey everyone! My name is Kim and I’m owner of Kim Minchin Lifestyle, bringing you exclusively designed jewellery, unique handpicked Homeware and fashion from across the globe, mama to Romy who’s just turned one and wife to Chocolatier Oli the Choc.

I am delighted to be a part of the brood journey and to bring you a regular style column! 

I will be talking all things home styling, home organisation, easy to wear fashion, styling yourself and your life around being a parent.

For my first column I really wanted to talk about losing your fashion mojo when you become a mama. One thing I noticed when I got home after having Romy was that of course it was life changing and my previous life aka “flying by the seat of my pants” was no longer an option. When I was finally out of maternity bras and oversized pants I opened the wardrobe and I was overwhelmed with what I was going to wear, I wasn’t physically and mentally the same person I was when I went into the hospital to have Romy. Who was I?

Some of you may be thinking why does it matter what you wear, it’s what’s on the inside that matters, right? Yep, absolutely it does! But I know for me clothing is part of my identity and when I feel good in them it makes me feel confident.  I think we can pretty much all agree that feeling good in what you wear certainly puts a spring in your step and gives you that extra boost and as a new mum this is key to bringing YOU back and giving you this new identity –  “mummy” that stills goes on date night and still goes out for lunch with the girls feeling killer.

IMAGE © Kim MINCHIN DUNN FOR BROOD MAGAZINE LTD

I know I’m not alone here, it’s something I spoke about in my interview with Brood and a message I know resonated with lots of new mamas. 

So, what was the answer? Well here’s my guide to feeling your best new mama self, practical clothing but still feeling stylish, on trend and most importantly confident.

  1. Keep it simple. Try not to look too much at trends to begin with, it’s about understanding your new body, the new things you may need to do i.e. breast feeding, picking up and holding baby. Getting the pram out of the car, carrying a thousand bags, changing nappies in the most random of places – the list goes on.
  2. MOM jeans. So, I was very new to a mom jean and prior to being a mum I just didn’t get them, but I thought why not embrace it seeing as though I was a new mum. Well life changing is all I can say. My favourite fit are from Next. I’ve got them in all washes of denim. There’s so many styles out there.
  3. Shirts- everyone needs a white linen shirt in their life mama or not. Comfy loose and perfect if you are breastfeeding. Even better they look perfect with mom jeans and easy to wear for day with trainers or evening by popping on a pair of heels. I find them super comfy and easy to move around in picking up baby.
  4. Stylish trainers. Comfort and style is key here. These will become your essential. They need to go with everything you own and if they do you will wear them all the time and never have to worry what to put on your feet when rushing out of the house. 
  5. Get dressed up. Even if you are popping to the supermarket or to meet a friend for a coffee – first of all make sure it’s a time to suit you around feeds and naps. Whilst baby is having morning nap get showered and get yourself feeling good. It makes all the difference!
  6. And the MOST important one of all. Embrace your new you, your new everyday, your new life and your new body. You and your amazing body did something incredible! Respect it, love it and embrace all those perfections that made you a mama! 

Go get em mama! ✌🏼

P.S I know they’re comfy but get out of those those maternity pants as soon as you can- otherwise you may never go back to normal pants if you don’t (trust me I was close to never buying a normal jean again 🤣)

Kim x

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