Podcast with Rebecca Hopkins of Balance Me, on natural summer beauty, travel tips and her fashion favourites!

It was SO lovely chatting to Rebecca Hopkins, co-founder of Balance Me, for this week’s podcast (how did it get to be Friday already?!).

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I am especially grateful to Rebecca for finding the time in her mad schedule on a super-hot, sticky day to escape to her boardroom with a laptop for our chat!

THANKS, Rebecca!!

On the podcast, Rebecca chats about her personal favourites in the much-loved Balance Me range and shares LOTS of fab, natural beauty tips and tricks.

We also talk about summer beauty and travelling, the fashion trends we’re loving, keeping fit when you’re a busy mama (she’s an inspiration!).

Plus! Rebecca gives us the scoop on an exciting make-up product from Balance Me, launching this autumn!!

Some goodies from the Balance Me range (which is loved by natural beauty fans, being free from ingredients including parabens, sulphates, petroleum, mineral oils, silicones, propylene glycol, artificial fragrances and colours) …


Show notes

On the Podcast, the following products are mentioned: Balance Me Radiance Face Oil; Moisture Rich Face Cream; Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm; Stellar Face Balm; Anti-Ageing Face Serum; Super Toning Body Oil; Skin Bright Hydrating Face Mist and the Rose Otto Body Wash.

We also mention NEOM scented candles; Nars bronzer; Dr Hauschka’s Toned Day CreamUltraSun suncare; Essie nail colours and this month’s special offer with Glamour magazine (August issue)!

Balance Me products are available online at balanceme.co.uk and at John Lewis and other selected stores nationwide (stockists here).

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Podcast: Top 4 Fresh Summer Fragrances!

Today on the Nonstopmama Podcast, I’ve picked 4 of my favourite, made-for-summer fragrances – classic and new – and chat a bit about what makes them, I think, perfect for this time of year!

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Show notes:

Pictured above, the oh-so-gorgeous Lemon by Mary Greenwell (from £30 for a handbag spray, or £60 for this beautiful bottle), as recommended by Millie Kendall on last week’s podcast.

Available at thisisbeautymart.com (snag a 15 % discount off your order by entering the nonstopmama voucher code “NSM15″ at checkout, which runs until midnight on 31 July 2013!).

Then, an absolute classic, Clarins Eau Dynamisante (£30) …

… and look out for the fragranced body products I recommend on the podcast, too!

Also mentioned, I Coloniali Body Fragrance (£12.50) in Playful Lychee

… at Marks & Spencer stores and online!

And last, but definitely not least, the lovely Abahna Mandarin & Sicilian Bergamot Eau de Parfum (£30) …

… how pretty?

I LOVE them all, and would love, love, LOVE to know what YOUR hands-down faves are for summer, too!

Tell me here in the comments, over at Facebook, on Twitter or Pinterest!

If you’re enjoying the shows, please do subscribe on iTunes, add a star rating or even leave a quick review – thanks so much!!

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Podcast with Millie Kendall of BeautyMART and WIN a £100 Beauty Shopping Spree!

I’m SO excited about this week’s podcast, nonstopmamas!!

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I’ve got the lovely Millie Kendall on, chatting beauty and all things BeautyMART (which she co-founded with Anna-Marie Solowij at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, not even a year ago and the rest is already history – a new store opens in Shoreditch next month!).

Millie and Anna are offering nonstopmamas a 15 % discount on EVERYTHING online at thisisbeautymart.com – as of today!! – so you can go stock up on all the goodies Millie chats about on the podcast, or whatever you fancy!, by entering the code “NSM15″ at the checkout

PLUS!! One lucky nonstopmama can WIN a £100 Shopping Spree and Personal Shopping Experience at BeautyMART, Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, OR the new Shoreditch store, with Millie and Anna!

BeautyMART at Harvey Nichols

How FANTASTIC?! So kind of the girls, and SUCH great scoops for nonstopmamas!!

I hope you love the podcast! Please do go and subscribe here on iTunes – if you could quickly leave us a review/rating that would be SUPER-AMAZING! - and at the foot of this post are the show notes, with links to all the beauty products mentioned.

To enter the nonstopmama giveaway to WIN a £100 Shopping Spree and at BeautyMART, Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, or the NEW Shoreditch BeautyMART store, with Millie and Anna, simply:

 1. ‘Like’ the nonstopmama Facebook page or Follow us on Twitter, at @jbadenh or Pinterest (JBadenHoward) – OR all three (you can’t blame a girl for asking …).

If you’re following on Twitter, please tweet the message “I’ve entered to #WIN £100 Shopping Spree @BeautyMARTUK with nonstopmama @jbadenh: http://bit.ly/11YAAkK“.

2.  ‘Like’ the BeautyMART Facebook page!

3.  Simply leave a Comment below to let us know you’ve done the above – maybe tell us what kind of stuff you’d like to spend it on (but that’s totally not essential as the draw is completely random, it would just be fun to know!!). Thanks so much!!

That’s it!!

The winner will be chosen at random by computer (we’ll email them to arrange a day for their BEAUTYMart visit!).

The prize is £100 to spend in store with Anna and Millie, but unfortunately we cannot cover any travel costs incurred or any other expenses. Please take a mo to check out the giveaway rules here, thanks so much!

This giveaway will close at midnight on Saturday, 10 August 2013.

This giveaway has been promoted at Loquax and ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions.

Show notes:

You can shop online at BeautyMART at thisisbeautymart.com, enter  your nonstopmama 15 % discount code at checkout: “NSM15″!

The discount will run until midnight on 31 July 2013.

During the podcast, Millie mentions the following beauty brands: HIPP X RGB skintone-matching nail polishes; Mary Greenwell fragrances; Revlon; Bourjois; Elnett; Batiste; Elizabeth Arden; Dr Jackson; Prtty Paushun; Astalift; Balmain; Brownberry New York self-tanning; James Read; Illamasqua; Melvita; Aveda and Daniel Sandler.

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Podcast chat with Nicola Elliott, founder of NEOM Luxury Organics, plus summer’s hottest ‘non-toxic’ nail polishes!

I’m SO thrilled to introduce this week’s nonstopmama Podcast, in which I chat all things natural beauty with the lovely Nicola Elliott, founder of NEOM Luxury Organics!

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I know how much nonstopmamas ♥ this GORGEOUS range of all-natural goodies for the bath, body and home (along with high profile fans including the Duchess of Cambridge) and Nicola’s story is inspiring.

During our chat, she tells us what inspired her to create the range, why she’s passionate about au naturel beauty and why she believes real life beauty and wellbeing is NOT about conquering your ‘To do’ list or doing a hundred ‘butt lifts’ at dawn!

Stay tuned for Nicola’s personal ‘natural’ make-up favourites, too (and maybe skip over the bit where we get onto ‘green’ loo cleaning and cat litter trays) …

At the start of the show, in beauty news, I also mention these new summer nail colours …

…. from Butter London and Little Bu!

Show notes:

Click here for info and to buy the NEW NEOM Enchantment scented candle and diffuser  (below) …

Nicola and I also mention Dr Hauschka; naturissimo.com; Balance Me; Sarah Chapman skincare; Trilogy; A’Kin; Burt’s Bees; Green People; The Organic Pharmacy; Lavera; Earth Friendly Baby; EcoverWeleda; Bare Minerals and the Lily Lolo range.

Thanks SO much to Nicola for being my podcast guest this week, and thanks to you SO much for listening and spreading the word, nonstopmamas!!

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Podcast chat with Sian Sutherland, co-founder of Mama Mio (and very patient guest)

So, when I was a little girl I used to play ‘radio shows’ (did you ever do that? Or was it just me?).

I’d tape them on my big brother John’s tape recorder (how prehistoric does that sound?) and get SO excited about the whole thing.

I even sang the jingles (let’s not go there).

Hence, my inner 8 year old got REALLY excited about launching the NEW nonstopmama Podcast!

And, remarkably, lots of lovely beauty, homes and fashion insiders have agreed to come onto my grown-up (not) ‘show’ and chat about what they’re up to.

It’s a bit more high-tech, now, too. My (super-patient) husband hooks an enormous white microphone up to my laptop and tells me not to press anything (because I am the most untechy person you could hope to meet).

Plus, I get to wear pro-style headphones, too, which makes me feel like Roz from Frasier.

But that’s when any professional similarity ends.

So, Sian – one of the co-founders of the amazingness that is the Mama Mio skincare range – is one of my first guests and, really, was very lovely about the fact that I am learning-this-as-I-go-along!

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During our chat, we talk pregnancy beauty tips and, MOST excitingly, about the upcoming Royal arrival and how nonstopmamas can enter to WIN two places on the Mama Mio ‘Royal’ Baby Shower, being held in Central London, on Wednesday 19 June (all details and to enter here – GO, GO, GO, mamas!).

So – here it is, after some serious editing (in which I attempted to keep Sian’s good stuff in, and zap my rambling).

This meant I did skip out some bits which I’d have loved to keep in – such as Sian and I chatting about how fab the TED podcast talks are – but if I’d done any more fiddling, it wouldn’t be up until Christmas.

If there are any Woody Allen fans in the house, the scene from Manhattan Murder Mystery where they’re splicing the actress’s recording?

Not. Far. Off.

We’ll get better as we go and, if you’re up for it Sian, I’d love to do another one!!

You’ll be relieved to know, I didn’t sing the jingle.

Show notes! (Which sounds pro, anyway!)

The Mama Mio skincare range is available at stores nationwide, and online at mamamio.com.

Key products mentioned in the Podcast include Tummy Rub Oil or Butter, Lucky Legs (except, actually, that bit missed the edit, but the product is a MUST for pregnancy pins!!) and Boob Tube. <
The mamas would also love to welcome you over at the Mama Mio Musings blog!/blockquote>

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