This giveaway has now closed and the winner is Johanna Carroll! Big congrats to Johanna, and thanks to everyone who took part!! There are more giveaways still open and lots more to come at nonstopmama!
I’m SO excited to be having a ‘busy mama beauty’ chat today with Nicola Elliot, nonstopmama and founder of the gorgeous NEOM Luxury Organics range!
I know lots of you are BIG fans already, along with high profile natural beauty buffs including Siena Miller, The Duchess of Cambridge and Lisa Snowden.
Having worked as a magazine journalist before launching NEOM, I knew Nicola would have lots of great beauty tricks up her sleeve – and here they are!
Enjoy, mamas! (And don’t miss the chance to win the beautiful new NEOM Tranquility Bath Foam – read on to enter!).
My beauty secrets, with Nicola Elliott
What are your everyday make-up must-haves?
How do you look after your hair, and style it in a hurry?
I used to be blonde – what a pain. Now I have gone back to my natural colour, that’s a time-saver in itself. Generally, I tend to whizz my hair up into a messy bun when I am heading to the office. Or, on the days when my husband takes the kids to school and I head to London for meetings, I at least get the chance to blow dry it! I love Moroccanoil hair Oil for the dry ends on these days, too.
Any bodycare favourites, products you love?
I know I am biased, but I truly believe there’s nothing better than the NEOM Body Oil (below). It’s a twice award-winner and the most hydrating body product ever. Plus it actually sinks into and treats your skin as opposed to sitting on top and giving you that false silky feeling which washes away next time you shower.
Nails: nude, bright or au naturel?!
If I have time, I love to go bold. I use the Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer range. For colourful toes, I love it in Blowing Raspberries (below).
Any beauty indulgences you try and make time for?
I try and make time to visit a salon near to me in Ilkley. It’s the most amazingly run salon called One the Crescent. When I get a free pass on a Saturday, after my little girl’s ballet class, I head down for a well-deserved pedicure.
For a real treat, I like to travel a little further and spend the day at Titanic Spa in Huddersfield. It has won numerous awards and the Heat and Ice Experience is a really fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends.
What’s the best beauty trick you’ve ever been shown?
Top tip: grapeseed oil is amazing. It’s cheap and brilliant as a make-up remover. Or perhaps combine it with your favourite moisturiser, for that added moisture boost.
Thanks so much for sharing your tips, Nicola!
NEOM new Tranquility Bath Foam giveaway!
Now that the evenings are drawing in, what could be more inviting than a long, warm soak in a bath of deliciously-scented bubbles, mamas?
NEOM are kindly giving away one of the NEW Tranquility Bath Foams to a nonstopmama who could do with a spot of autumn evening pampering!
Two years in the making, this indulgent, organic formula foams up without the use of chemicals – it contains marshmallow, aloe leaf, coconut and sweet almond – and is blissfully scented with NEOM’s bestselling Tranquility blend of pure essential oils.
To enter this giveaway, simply:
2. Leave a comment below this post to let me know you’ve done the above!
The winner will be chosen at random by computer (we’ll email to ask for the best address for their NEOM Tranquility Bath Foam to be sent!). Please take a moment to read the giveaway rules here.
This giveaway will close at midnight on Saturday, 3 November, 2012.
More info on NEOM Luxury Organics range and to shop online here!