Gold medal beauty tips and advice for mums

Jessica Ennis poses with her gold medal on her return to Sheffield. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
Jessica Ennis poses with her gold medal on her return to Sheffield. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

GOLD RUSH: Jessica Ennis (pictured below) and co have sparked a trend for gold nail varnish. QVC saw sales of the metallic shade increase 500 per cent above average in the wake of London 2012, as customers replicate their favourite sporting stars’ looks. The retailer’s Nails Inc 3-piece Liquid Metal Collection (£21.27) has seen the highest spike with sales increasing fivefold since Ennis was seen matching her gold manicure to her medal.

BABY BOOM: Containing only ingredients beneficial to baby’s skin including organic vegetable oils and calming plant extracts, the GAIA Natural Baby Starter Kit includes baby massage oil, baby moisturiser, baby shampoo, skin soothing lotion and bath and body wash. Suitable from birth, £11, available from

CAREER CHANGE: Women with a passion for pregnancy can take advantage of a new career to fit around the children. Women can train to be a FEDANT approved pregnancy and birth educator. The popular and expanding Lazy Daisy classes have become available in Doncaster and a teacher is needed for this successful and growing business so that much needed weekly classes are still offered in the area. For more information visit and contact

BEAUTIFUL FASHION: Fashion meets beauty with Wrangler’s new jeans concept that moisturises legs. The Denim Spa range for women features ingredients which are micro-encapsulated into the fabric and nourish the skin as they’re worn. A ‘Smooth Legs’ style even boasts circulation-boosting and cellulite-reducing elements. Each spa variety comes in three designs and three different washes. The range is due in stores next spring.

TEEN MUMS: teenage mums to be can take advantage of a range of services available in Doncaster. 
A young mums to be pregnancy club takes place every Monday from 11am to 12.30pm at The Point, South Parade. 
The sessions are run by a specialist midwife to offer ante-natal advice and information. 
Young mums can also take advantage of a training programme allowing young parents to be, and young parents aged 16 - 18 years old to gain qualifications and specialist support. For more on the training programme contact Rosie Hughes on 01302 813388 or e-mail