nsm Homes and Food: sundae girl! Waitrose Ice Cream cones!

LOVE a bit of pastel, retro kitchen kit, don’t you?

What about these, on offer right now at Waitrose (buy 3 at £2.50 each, get a fourth free!) …

… and pretty in pink!  Read more.

nsm Homes: a clean sweep! Gorgeous new method powergreen goodies giveaway!

This giveaway has now closed. The winner has been notified by email!

OK, so this is the one where I get seriously overexcited about cleaning products.

My all-time favourite range, method (lovely smells, naturally derived ingredients and oh-so-gorgeous colours), just got even more fabulous …

Method UK Spray Range… and even more effective. Trust me – once I got going with the brand new Kitchen Spray (clementine scented, sigh), I couldn’t stop myself. I was a blur of grime-busting.

Honestly, I am SO impressed with the new products, which boast ‘power green technology’ (to keep the science bit short, they work by absorbing rather than chemically degrading it), and I’m thrilled that method are doing a special Facebook Giveaway with nonstopmama!

We have one full set of the new method powergreen range – including the Multi-Surface; Kitchen Cleaner; Daily Shower; Bathroom Cleaner (LOVE the mint and eucalyptus scent) and Glass Cleaner (look, no smears!) up for grabs.

To enter, simply hop over to the clean and shiny Method Facebook Page, ‘Like’ the page and then leave a comment under the post about our giveaway (look out for the nonstopmama logo, and leave a comment under the post).

It’s that easy! It’s also a super-fun Facebook page.

Now, excuse me, but the clementine spray is calling …

This gorgeous giveaway closes at midnight on 31 May.

MORE great giveaways will be posted on nonstopmama’s new Facebook page over the coming weeks, simply ‘Like’ the page now and be updated instantly when they go live! 

nsm Beauty: splashing out with the new label.m Basil & Mandarin Hand Wash

We seem to go through gallons of liquid soap in our house! So, it doesn’t make sense to spend too much on it. That said, I don’t know about you, but I find many formulas really dry out my hands.

This week, we’ve been showing off a decidedly “posh wash” (!) bathroom sink-side: label.m‘s new Basil & Mandarin Hand Wash (£7.95).

The fragrance, as you’d imagine, is yummy – fresh and zesty – and the wash left my sandpaper-prone palms noticeably softer (the paraben-free formula also contains renewably sourced coconut and sunflower oils).

And yes, the bottle is very slick-looking. If I had one criticism, it would be that it’s a little on the tall and sleek side – squatter, chunkier bottles are easier to get to grips with – but it does look super-elegant.

Right now, label.m is running a promotion at selected salons nationwide: snap up a free Basil & Mandarin Hand Wash when you buy any two label.m haircare products.

If you’re a label.m fan and are a due a stock up, don’t miss the chance to grab yourself a treat!

nsm Food: Crock ‘n’ roll!! The new slow cooker with Brit style: the Union Jack Crock-Pot!

Thinking about buying a slow cooker? Then hold out until June, when this little beauty launches …

I’ve written about the practical, time-saving benefits of slow cooking here at nonstopmama before, and this limited edition Union Jack Crock-Pot – created to celebrate all things Brit style this summer –  would make a great gift, too, for any time-crunched mama (the stoneware cooking ‘pot’ and glass lid can both go in the dishwasher, so it really doesn’t get more fuss-free).

If you have a large family or do a lot of cooking for parties and get togethers ‘to go’, check out, too, the Cook & Carry Crock-Pot (£49.99) – featuring a lockable lid and carry case – which I’m reviewing right now, so watch this space!

The Union Jack Crock-Pot (£29.99) will be available from Amazon from June. Meanwhile, check out the full range at the Crock-Pot website.

nsm Homes: having a flashback with the new Cath Kidston Petal Sun Lounger!

Oh my gosh – does this new sun lounger from Cath Kidston spark Seventies flashbacks with anyone else? ….

It so reminds me of the sort we had in the back garden when I was little.  And turned upside down to make into dens. And inevitably managed to break …

Lovely, isn’t it? Although it’s pitched at this summer’s happy campers and festival goers, I’m tempted to get one for the garden for old times’ sake!

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    I'm a beauty and lifestyle writer and juggle-from-home mama (the Italian genes explain the mad hair and love of bronzer). I've written for a wide range of British glossies, newspapers and weekend supplements, along with many beauty and lifestyle websites.

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