It’s almost Mother’s Day, again! And I have to say I cannot wait for a nice relaxing day of doing absolutely nothing on Sunday. Freddy has already told me he’s going to bring me breakfast in bed, so I can’t wait for that! If you’re still not sure what to pick up for your Mum this year, I’ve put together a handy gift guide to give you a few ideas – enjoy!
Let’s kick things off with the lovely FeelUnique Fit For A Queen Box . FeelUnique have brought out quite a few of these curated boxes, and their latest offering just for Mother’s Day includes a lovely selection of beauty treats, perfect for the Mum that has everything. Here’s what’s in the box –
- Hello Jo Stay Strong Volumising Caffeinated Shampoo 200ml
- Hello Jo Stay Strong Volumising Caffeinated Conditioner 200ml
- Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery 30ml
- Carita Progressif Micro-Peel Radiance Mask 15ml
- Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml
- Darphin Rose Aromatic Care 4ml
- Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream 10g
- Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrate 5ml
- Lanolips 101 Ointment Fruities- Strawberry 10g
- Fit For A Queen Coupons
And how could I have a gift guide without including a couple of fragrances? I really wanted to include the gorgeous Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum. Though this is not a new scent, it is gorgeous and would make a wonderful gift – the bottle is stunning!
Donna EDP is a sensuous and smooth chypre-floral perfume that crosses contemporary classicism with a modern, unique spark. The scent opens with a bright and almost sharp note of bergamot which leads beautifully to a floral heart of Bulgarian rose and iris. At the base, notes of leather blend with patchouli and vanilla to leave you with an warm and sensuous dry down.
- Top Notes: Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Iris
- Base Notes: Patchouli, Leather, Vanilla
And another must-try fragrance, is the new Rochas Paris Mademoiselle Rochas Couture Eau de Parfum. This floral woody scent is vibrant and inviting, representing Paris at night – this EDP is essentially a more intense version of the previous Mademoiselle EDT fragrance.
Mademoiselle Rochas Couture opens with a blend of pink pepper, pear and bergamot, leading to a beautifully soft heart of orange blossom, lily-of-the-valley and heliotrope. And the base of intoxicating white flowers, musk, tonka bean and sandalwood leaves you with an intense, sensual dry down.
- Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Pear and Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Lily-of-the-Valley and Heliotrope
- Base Notes: White Flowers, Musk, Tonka Bean and Sandalwood
For something luxe yet affordable, the Le Couvent des Minimes Aqua Fabula Soap Gift Set contains a selection of luxurious botanical soaps to cleanse and delicately perfume the body. The Set Contains 3x 150g individually wrapped soaps –
- Aqua Minimes Botanical Soap – an invigorating Citrus and Litsea fragrance.
- Aqua Solis Botanical Soap – a spicy citrus fragrance with Tangerine and Cardamom.
- Aqua Paradisi Botanical Soap – with notes of Rose and Geranium.
I always think MAC Lippies make a great gift. They’re on the luxury side without being crazy expensive (I say that just as their standard lipsticks have gone up to £17.50 each – eek!) Personally, I think everyone needs the perfect, true red and a few nude shades in their collection. I’ve included a couple of their lovely Plenty of Pout Plumping Lipsticks here, as well as a Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Topped with Brandy.
For something a little different, how about a Corkcicle Canteen or Tumbler? I know it’s not going to be the first thing you think of when you’re pondering over Mother’s Day gifts, but these things are really handy, and Corkcicle offers some rather lovely designs too.
On to skincare now, the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base is one of Bobbi’s bestsellers. This oil-free primer / moisturiser hybrid combines the moisturizing power of Shea Butter with Vitamins B, C and E, to give you the perfect base for makeup application.
GlamGlow Starpotion Oil is also one of the latest launches from GlamGlow. This liquid charcoal oil clarifies and nourishes the complexion whilst protecting skin from pollution.
Or how about the Caudalie Reservatrol Lift Cream? Described as a powerful firming and anti-ageing cream with a lightweight “whipped” texture, this super soft cream melts into the skin upon contact, where it promises to smooth wrinkles and deeply replenish and redensify the skin, leaving it looking lifted and more youthful.
If you’re feeling a bit lavish, how about a luxury Ormonde Jayne candle? These candles are hand poured in London with love, they use a high percentage of fragrance oils, and they also arrive beautifully presented with a gold lid, and packaged in a handmade box. The Ormonde Candle has a lovely woody scent, with notes of Black hemlock, cardamom and cedar wood.
The MOR Marshmallow Body Oil is a gorgeous, delicately scented oil designed to moisturise the skin, while leaving behind a lovely light fragrance. The formula is infused with Grape Seed, Avocado and Sunflower Oil, which work together to soften the skin, leaving it feeling super soft and nourished.
And lastly, I have the lovely L’Occitane Almond Shower Shake – featuring an oil-in-milk texture that works into a rich lather, this Shower Shake is enriched with almond milk and oil from Provence, helping to leave skin beautifully soft and delicately fragranced.
Whatever you’re up to this Sunday, I hope you have a lovely day x
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