7 awkward beauty problems

Instead of suffering bacne or fungus in silence, here are some solutions to embarrassing issues.

Nifty makeup storage hacks

Are your bathroom cabinets overflowing with beauty products that you've amassed?

My life without makeup

When the daily grooming ritual became too much of a burden for Tracey Spicer, she decided to go cold turkey.

Win a $500 beauty pack

Thanks to Mighty Ape we've got a $500 health and beauty pack to give away to one lucky reader.

A stylish makeover

Life is full on for this busy mother of three boys. She wanted a new look to make her feel more feminine and comfortable.


We're talking about...

what's in this section?

Royal baby bump under wraps

Kate Middleton shows off her baby bump, but is she dropping a hint with the colour of the coat?

Kate a pregnant fashion rebel

The Duchess of Cambridge has been showing some edgy, fashion-forward looks in her second pregnancy.

busy mum

Why is looking 'mumsy' a bad thing?

Why is it that the word 'mumsy' has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from 'yummy'?


A brand new look

Stay-at-home mum Shannon undergoes a glamourous makeover, that makes her completely rethink her style.

face mask

Beauty tips for tired mums

Beauty sleep might be a thing of the past in your post-kids world, but these simple tricks could help brighten your look.


Bath + mask = bliss

Is there anything more restorative than a steaming hot bath? Try throwing in a spa-worthy face mask too.


Makeover follow-up

We catch up with the winner of our makeover competition, to see if the changes have stuck a few months down the track.


A mummy makeover

A busy mum of three, Penny felt like she'd been in a haze for eight years. Then she had this amazing makeover.


Eye creams to love

We have gathered together three creams that help the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes.


Beauty secrets from an expert

Cult product curator Marianne Welch gives us the low-down on the best products for those with sensitive skin.

scarf tying

16 ways to tie a scarf

Scarfs are the perfect winter accessory, but to really embrace them, it helps to know how to tie one.


In my beauty bag: Azra Kujovic

She's surrounded by luxury beauty products and knows how to use them. Here are her top tricks and tips.

spanx jeans

Spanx launch jeans

Spanx - the makers of the sucky-inny underwear - have released a line of jeans.

dita von teese

Dita Von Teese lingerie

Dita Von Teese has designed a range of lingerie for new mums with Destination Maternity.

Bobbi Brown

Face scrubs are back

From fine powders to electrical gadgets... here's all you need to know about facial scrubs.

Join our Mums' Hub community!
Get exclusive access to:
  • Discussions on our forums
  • Comments on our stories
  • Newsletter guides to pregnancy, babies and toddlers
  • A personal profile and the chance to connect with other mums
  • Newsletter updates from the Essential Mums team
  • Competitions and the chance to win great prizes.
join now!