GREAT LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR HER BIG DAY
Mother’s Day is a day for pampering a very special person. So if you have left it until the last minute and are clueless for gift ideas then why not indulge mum, grandma or any other significant female role model in your life with a fragrance or beauty product. They make a fabulous gift and if your mum is like mine then she’ll love them they are something she would never think of buying for herself.
New from Jo Malone is a limited edition collection, offering a fresh perspective on an iconic ingredient: English lavender. The new collection features a trio of takes on this timeless note, each offering a different presentation of natural lavender. One is aromatic, one fresh with a cool woodiness, and the third has lots of fresh florals. Available in 30 ml cologne sizes plus a pillow mist and musk diffuser from The Jo Malone Boutique in the Victoria Quarter or from www.jomalone,co.uk.
From the lovely people at Neal’s Yard mum is bound to love Wild Rose Beauty Balm. This magic cream nurtures all skin types for a glowing and radiant complexion packed with vitamins and antioxidant rich wild rosehip seed oil, this is a true multi-purpose beauty product and can be used as a rich exfoliating cleanser, balancing mask or deep nourishing and protecting balm. Pop into the Neals Yard Remedies Boutique in the Victoria Quarter and be tempted by their plethora of inspiring goodies.
Whilst in the Victoria Quarter meander into L’Occitane and see their four Mother’s Day gifting sets designed for every occasion and every taste. The Overnight Reset Collection gives a skin that wakes up glowing whilst for an evening at home try the Relaxing Home Collection. If it’s the sweet smell of success you want with your gift then the Fresh Spring Scent Collection is perfection. Our favourite is the Indulgent Almond Collection with its Shower Oil, Body Butter, Almond Soap and Delicious Handcream it will certainly make her a real softie.
Help her live the dream with Coach Dreams the new scent inspired by the freedom and adventure of a sunny road trip across America. Created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu, this radiant woody scene opens with notes of bitter orange and juicy pear and reveals a heart of gardenia and cactus flower before drying down to a sensual musk. Even the bottle is exciting reminiscent of an apothecary bottle and finished with a silver spray cap.
From Clarins comes a new launch just in time for mums special day Nutri-Lumiere Jour. She’s probably seen the media campaign on T.V. and put it on her wish list so make her dreams come true and indulge her in one of the four products including a Day Cream, Day Emulsion, Night Cream and Treatment Essence. The range is a pro-ageing innovative skin nutrition devoted to nourishing and illuminating women’s skin in their 60’s and is like no other
From Mugler there’s an escape to pleasure and fantasy with their new fruity, sunkissed fragrance Angel eau Croisiere. It’s fresh and fruity facets of fig milk are combined with the floral lightness of intoxicating magnolia and unique notes of patchouli and praline. A fruity oriental eau de toilette it lifts the spirits and gets you noticed.
Sisley’s new Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid makes a perfect gift and one she would perhaps not think of buying for herself. The new formula has been developed exclusively for eye contour care. The cold ceramic applicator stimulates as it applies the fluid. Designed to target dark circles and puffiness it visibly smooths the eye contour area, acts as an instant eye brightener and moisturiser and is fresh and light weight.
Glow for it! The NARS Afterglow Collection Eye Shadow Palette is a must have gift for the mum who likes to create a multitude of looks from everyday natural wear to bold and daring. The 12 shades come in matte, satin, shimmer and metallic finishes. The colours will take her through the year and if she’s a little apprehensive then she only need visit the NARS counter for some expert advice on achieving the look she wants. The palette comes in the usual designer look box that NARS is famous for.
Hourglass Confession Refillable Lipstick in Everytime not only gives a creamy saturated colour but it’s a great sleek accessory for the handbag. The lipstick gives a creamy, saturated colour, is long wearing with a satin-finish formula. It doesn’t feather or smudge and is kind to lips.
We love Marc Jacobs Beauty products and his new Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene is great for dressing your eyes. It’s a mix of sensual nudes and shimmering pops that cover lids in rich pigment that lasts. Colours include Flesh, Covets, Fantasy, She Said, Meet Ya, For More, On the Dance Floor. She’ll just love those names and the sleek must-have designer palette.
If you want a bespoke mum’s day gift then Benefit’s Mother’s Day Box exclusive to Boots is for you. Just choose from selected Mother’s Day must have’s including best-selling mascaras, powders and mini primers to make your mother feel fabulous and get 20% off the total price. From Boots stores or on line www.boots.com until 21st March.
Stop weeding through give options. Say Merci Bouquet the Lush Way with a range of beautiful gifting products presenting their wonderful products in a lovely way.
Whilst for the little ones there’s a range of bath bombs from Floating Flower, Madam President and Rose Butterfly to name but a few that won’t break the pocket money bank. Visit Lush in Commercial Street Leeds for a great gift ideas to suit every pocket
And finally she’ll love the Sanctuary Spa’s Limited Edition Perfect Pamper Box. It’s the perfect gift for mum, grandma or other significant female role model to take some valuable me-time and show your appreciation for everything she does for you. Available at Sainsbury’s, Amazon, Look Fantastic and Very.