Best foot creams for dry feet

Best foot creams for dry feet that really work

How are your feet looking, nonstopmamas?

If you’re anything like us, they could do with a little season-shifting TLC – so what are the best foot creams for dry feet and, especially, heels?

Let one of these super-creams do their work under under tights/socks and boots while you get on with the school run! Read more.

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Personalised jewellery mothers love: Merci Maman winner!

Personalised jewellery for mothers: Merci Maman Family Tree Personalised Necklace

It’s with great excitement that we announce the winner of our giveaway with Merci Maman- creators of personalised jewellery mothers love - to win a beautiful Family Tree necklace!

We had a fantastic response, and the winner of this beautiful treat, picked randomly and by computer, is Mandy Doherty – BIG congrats to you, Mandy (we would say so in French, but we’re a bit rusty!).

Above all, ENORMOUS thanks to all the nonstopmamas who entered and all the wonderful, truly special comments and stories shared about why you love what Merci Maman do and telling us about the sort of jewellery you love to wear.

There was a real split between the 18K gold plated and silver options with this necklace – you loved both options and we have to agree, it’s a tough choice!

I wore the gold in the original post, and this photo at the Merci Maman website, shows just how lovely it can look in silver, too.

Merci Maman personalised mothers jewellery

We love the simplicity of the necklace with this dress and the length of the chain with the ‘V’ neckline – real nonstopmama style!

We definitely hope to be doing more with Béatrice of Merci Maman (who we also wrote about here recently) and the lovely team in the near future, so watch this space …

Our thanks to Merci Maman for teaming up with nonstopmama for this gorgeous giveaway!

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6 Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 products we love …

With Breast Cancer Awareness month truly underway, here is nonstopmama’s, busy mama-perfect pick of the best Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 products that support the cause!

Best Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 products

Here are six of our favourites from the fundraising fashion and beauty fabulousness!

1. River Island Tee (£18, 30 % to Breakthrough Breast Cancer).

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 Fashion and Beauty limited editions

We’d team this with skinny jeans or leather-look leggings for school run-ready slogan fun!

2. Stella & Dot Hope Necklace (£32, net proceeds to Breakthrough Breast Cancer).

Best fashion buys for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014

We LOVE Stella & Dot, and the mix of metals in this delicate but fun piece makes it super-versatile. It would look great layered, too.

3.  FitFlop SHUV shoe (£60, 50 % to Breast Cancer Care).

Breast Cancer Awareness 2014 products

A nonstopmama style staple, great colour and perfect for clogging around!

4. AVON Watermelon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss (£3.50, £1 to Breakthrough Breast Cancer)

Best fashion and beauty buys for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014

A pink, pocket-friendly lip gloss that helps to raise funds for the cause? What’s not for a nonstopmama to love?

5. Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection (£28, £10 of suggested retail price to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation).

 Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection

How gorgeous is this trio of a Long Lasting Lipstick in Dream Pink (a limited edition) and a hot and pale pink Pure Color Nail Lacquers – all pink bases covered! – in a cute pink clutch?

These colours are perfect nonstopmama staples: a slick of pink lippie is an instant pick-me-up, and the paler pink makes a great year-round choice for polished-looking, low-maintenance nails.

6.  Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm (£17, £2.50 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation).

Breast Cancer Awareness 2014 products

 

Another lovely lip shine in a great, wearable pink and in a non-messy, easy squeeze-and-glide-on tube.

We LOVE!

Psst! While we’re on this incredibly important subject, for anyone who knows someone undergoing chemotherapy, London-trained milliner Nicky Zip’s Suburban Turban label of handmade, beautifully designed turbans, hats and scarves are super-stylish and invaluable for helping women to feel like themselves at this difficult time.

Nicky even does stunning bridal headwear for those experiencing hair loss. Do check them out, too, on Facebook and Twitter and help to spread the word!

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How to help thinning hair look fuller: Nioxin Twitter Chat

How to help thinning hair look fuller with Nioxin

I’ve updated this post since I wrote it last week, as since posting it I met a 26 year old hairdresser who experienced hair thinning after going through a very stressful time last year. I ended up speaking with her about what she went through – having been invited to be involved in this campaign – and it definitely brought home to me how conditions like this can affect all ages. Read more.

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Best autumn boots 2014

Best autumn boots 2014

Since it’s definitely that time of year again, what are best autumn boots 2014 and the big boot trends for the new season?

What boots work best for nonstopmamas as a great, everyday option - one they can dash in (if they’re literally running late, like me most times!) jumping puddles and getting the odd kerbside carwash from passing cars along the way? Read more.

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Weekend Links

ZARA skirt

Another crazy week’s whizzed by – I hope yours has been good!

A fast and fabulous shout-out for this Friday’s Weekend Links goes to:

*  Sworkit. I came across this fantastic (free!) App via the wonderfully inspiring Kat Lee of the aptly named Inspired To Action (!) and How They Blog podcasts. Kat recommended it as a great way of squeezing in some much-needed fitness time into a busy mama’s morning (more on this in a later post!). Read more.

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