BEAUTY AND FRAGRANCE GIFTING IDEAS SHE'S SURE TO ADORE
Every mum or mother figure needs an extra dose of tlc this Mothers Day. So what better than to give her some pampering gifts to ease the stress of lockdown and being away from family and friends.
Whether its fragrance, skin or body care products or cosmetics to brighten up their day we’ve put together a selection of most wanted gifts for mum’s special day.
Three exciting new fragrances take centre stage for Mother’s Day gifting
La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal is Lancome’s latest iteration of the iconic La Vie Est Belle. Top notes of bergamot and mandarin give it a freshness whilst a trio of sweet white flowers are paired with a coconut accord. The signature notes from the original of iris and patchouli are paired with Bourbon vanilla giving it a unique irresistible sunny dimension.
I Want Choo is a new launch from Jimmy Choo. It’s a powerful oriental floral fragrance that has a seductive twist. Top notes of Mandarin Juice and Velvet Peach mingle with a heart of Red Spider Lily, Jasmine Sambac and finally explode with a base of Vanilla and Benzoin. She’ll love the bottle on her dressing table.
Shiseido’s Ginza Tokyo is a floral bouquet sharpened by woods. It’s a perfect alchemy where the natural elegance of flowers meets the power of sacred woods. It opens with a burst of pomegranate and spicy pink peppercorns with a heart of three varieties of warm sensuous flowers until finally taking on a smouldering depth and intensity. As feminine as it is vibrant it is very unique.
INSPIRATIONAL BOXES AND BUNDLES
Whether you are gifting the perfect aromatherapy moment or some well deserved me-time Neals Yard have a range of skincare, bath & body for the perfect treat. Their sets range from an Uplifting Handcare Duo through to a Complete Luxury Collection with a decadent selection of skincare and aromatherapy. We love the Moment of Calm Collection ideal for aromatherapy enthusiasts or those wanting to pick up a new skill.
As usual those lovely people at Lush have created their own special collection for mum.
There’s pocket money bath bombs, we love the Mother of Pearl and Rose Gold and a Violet Cream Bubble Bar. Gift boxes include a Rhubarb & Custard Soap and Soap Dish and some great selections in wacky boxes mum will love.
Although we cannot take mum into the English countryside on her special day – we can bring the smell of a rose garden to her courtesy of The Bodyshop. Among their many gift packs is British Rose Big Gift Box containing all she needs for pampering from bathroom to boudoir.
Every one deserves a bit of me time so close your eyes and wrap your body in Sanctuary’s sensual oriental and floral signature fragrance. Mini Me contains a body wash, body scrub, body butter and body puff on in neat little sizes. Available from Boots & Amazon
If you’d like to give mum the opportunity to chose their own products this Mother’s Day, why not book them in for one of the L’Occitane complimentary one-to-one consultation with their skincare experts. (See our main picture)They will be able to decide on their perfect product, and purchase a gift using a L’Occitane gift card from the comfort of their home. Simply head over to uk.loccitane.com to book them in for their consultation or purchase a gift card now!
Alternatively you can chose mum’s favourites or ask her what she’d like in one of their tailormade gift boxes which consist of a 250ml Body Lotion and Shower Gel and a Handcream across all ranges.
S.O.S. SAVE OUR SKINS – PAMPERING SKINCARE PRODUCTS
The stress of lockdown, wearing masks and not getting as much sunlight and fresh air to the skin is having a dramatic effect on our skin. So treat mum to something skincare that she probably wouldn’t splash the cash for herself. She’ll love you for it.
From L’Oreal comes the gold standard of skincare in their Age Perfect Collection 7 Day Cure Collagen Expert Retightening Ampoules, aimed at firming up the skin as well as stimulating collagen production. These magic ampoules come in individually sealed vials that deliver a single dose of 10 times more concentrated actives in a lightweight golden oil serum which instantly melts into the skin.
Even if you have never used a facial oil now is the time to start. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil is both a brightening and firming hydrator enhanced with Vitamin C. If you’ve tried facial oils before and found them oily and heavy then you must try this one. Is lightweight and suits all skin types even oily and does not clog pores and what’s more it absorbs in a flash. It’s been my skin saviour during lockdown. Available from Biossance.com
Pure is a new range from Marks and Spencers especially for complexions experiencing inflammation, redness and sensitive skin. The products are vegan and contain 95% natural ingredients to balance and calm and including a Rebalancing Serum and a colour correcting moisture.
From the lovely people at Clarins comes an Instant Radiance Set for Tired Skin. It contains Double Serum (50ml), Flash Balm (15ml) and an Instant Light Lip Perfector (5ml)
COLOUR HER BEAUTIFUL ….
The Claudette Collection from Nars has a refined elegance and an edge of authenticity. Inspired by Claudette, mother and muse to Francois Nars it is drawn from the irreverent spirit of the 1970’s Paris Rive Gauche. The collection includes eyeshadow palette, cheek duo and six lipstick shades from nude to scarlet red.
Finally like mother like daughter – treat both of you to Mothers Day Powder Kiss Lip Kits by MAC. The kits come in two shades, with a Powder Kiss Lipstick and Powder Kiss Liquid Lipstick. Like Daughter in shades Mull It Over and Like Mother in shades Burning Love. From Maccosmetics.co.uk