Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton needs no introduction- but I’ll share just a few of her many accolades here (in case aliens land and happen to read this)!

A Spice Girl,  TV and Radio Presenter, mum of two and now a judge known as an ‘architect’ on ABC’s new talent show Boy Band, Emma is a complete hero of mine so it’s a complete honour to interview her exclusively on the blog.

…Emma has also recently launched Kit & Kin which she co-founded after two years in development with a debut range of premium performance, bio-degradable nappies out now, and a must-have skincare line too.

Her talents are literally limitless!

 

Describe a typical day for you?

I’m always up very, very early, even before my children are awake, which isn’t always easy! I head straight to Heart FM, and do my breakfast show which I love. I laugh a lot with co-presenter Jamie Theakston, we have such a great time and banter so much with each other. It’s been a bit of a dream job actually, because usually I can get all my meetings done during the day and I’m back home in time to pick the boys up from school.

We’re usually pretty busy with after-school activities but we always make sure to eat dinner together as a family, and once the boys are in bed it’s time to get myself sorted! I love a bath just before I go to bed, I love to have that bit of me-time to really relax and turn off from the day.

 

What’s in your handbag/satchel?

Always a hairbrush! I’m always touching up my appearance on the go so that’s an essential, as well as some make-up: a mascara which is usually by Eyeko, blusher and a bit of gloss. I like to keep the Kit & Kin Magic Salve in my bag for whenever I get dry hands or lips. It’s a little godsend really – for me and the boys.

 

What do you wish you’d known at the start of your career you now know?

I wish that I had known how fast it was all going to go. My Spice Girls days just whizzed by, we were on tour and travelling around all different countries and my memories of where we were went and all the incredible things we achieved feel like a bit of blur. Sometimes I wish I could take some of that time back and write everything down!

Even now as a mum, I’m still always thinking, ‘They’re growing up so fast!’ but I’m learning to appreciate every moment and really take it all in.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

I don’t even know where I see myself next week! (laughs). That’s one of the hardest questions for me, because I just don’t know! I love the fact that my other half Jade and I have always just seen where life takes us – we just love to enjoy life, and whatever it throws at us.

 

What advice would you give a budding singer/presenter and entrepreneur?

Work hard! It’s so important to put your all in to everything you do. During my Spice Girls days, it was so important for us to be able to write our own music, and really put our own stamp on everything we produced. I love that my presenting work on Heart is completely unscripted too, it allows me to be so open and honest.

And in launching Kit & Kin with my amazing business partner Christopher Money, we have been able to produce something we really believe in. That’s the greatest piece of advice I can give really – just always stay true to yourself in everything you do.

 

Finally, happiness is…

Happiness is my kids. When I’m with them, whatever we’re doing – be it playing in the sunshine or putting them to bed – they just bring me so much joy.

 

More about Kit & Kin

Two years in development, Kit & Kin has been co-founded by Emma, who, through her own experiences as a parent, was inspired to create a responsible brand that offers families safe, eco-friendly and affordable products that are not only beneficial for you but beneficial for the environment too.

The range also features a nourishing and natural core skincare line: both for baby, with hair and body wash, magic salve, body oil, bubble bath and for mother, with stretch mark oil and breast balm.

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17 Responses

  1. Mirka Moore @Kahanka

    A fantastic interview lovely! My favourite Spice Girl, need to check her new baby Kit & Kin, have followed them on Twitter too 😉 @Kahanka
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  2. Michelle

    I love Emma, she really comes across so down to earth and honest. Can’t wait to see her new range #brillblogposts
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  3. Who Let the Mum Out?

    Great interview! I’ve always loved Emma Bunton. Happiness is definitely kids even though they drive us crazy sometimes.

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  4. Tooting Mama

    It’s amazing what she fits into her day. She sounds so fab, down to earth. Got to love Baby Spice, Emma Bunton. #brillblogposts
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  5. All about a Mummy

    I love Emma Bunton, she always seems so down to earth #brillbolgposts
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  6. Victoria - Lylia Rose

    Such a lovely interview and so down to Earth. It’s so true that things go so quickly and makes me glad I now have my blog to look back on in years to come and remember everything 🙂 Emma’s nappy brand sounds brilliant, it’s the first time I’ve heard of it #brillblogposts
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  7. Suzy Turner

    Emma was always the Spice Girl I would most like to have met, apart from the fact that my hubby fancied her more than the others LOL!! What a lovely interview… she’s certainly achieved a lot. I’m serious to see what she does next!
    Suzy xx
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  8. Susie/So Happy In Town

    I’ve always loved Emma Bunton – she’s a breath of fresh air and I love listening to her and Jamie Theakston on Heart – you can tell they’re two mates having a good time, bantering. I think we can all relate to time flying by so quickly and it’s interesting to hear that her days in the Spice Girls passed her by in a blur. What a whirlwind that must’ve been. Great to hear she’s launched Kit & Kin too – so important to protect the environment and if my kids were still in the nappy stage, I’d definitely be sourcing these. Great interview Vicki! #brillblogposts
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    • Honest Mum

      She’s amazing isn’t she and what an amazing whirlwind being in the Spice Girls must have been. Feel completely honoured to have interviewed her on the blog xx

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  9. Jo @ Jo's Kitchen Larder

    What a wonderful lady who has completely reinvented herself after her career with Spice Girls. I love her work ethic and “stay true to yourself” attitude, Girl Power at its best! 🙂 xx
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