Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be approached by Katarina Stetz, the founder of the company Ninni Skincare. Back in June, I was attending the BritMums Live Conference in London and Katarina offered to sponsor me and to represent her unique skin care brand.
Ninni are a company with a very modern take on skin care, in that they know the science and give you the tools to customise your own product. You can choose from a variety of gorgeous scents all based in natural oils, working to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.
Katarina started her company from scratch during maternity leave and hasn’t looked back since. She is a working mother juggling her family life and running her own business.
I get up quite early, around 5.30. I’m not a morning person at all, but I need an hour of silent alone time before the kids wake up. After a couple of lattes I drag the kids out of bed and get them ready for school. My husband usually takes them to school and I go to the gym. I start working with NINNI around 9.30. I try to focus on one topic each day – social media one day, product development the next and so on.
Most days I work from home, it’s the most time efficient – I don’t have to waste time on commuting and I have the flexibility to do some household tasks as well. The trick is to be disciplined, and not do too much at home during the day. Sometimes I limit myself and say I can only tidy up for 20 min, and then I have to go back to work. It’s easy to loose the day otherwise.
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