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Friday, 15 March 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide




Mother's Day is fast approaching in the UK & Ireland (March 31st if you weren't aware!) and although some people think of it as another Hallmark day, I personally love spoiling my mother and making a fuss of her. When we were really young, my father used to buy individual cards for us all to write for my Mam and I remember the excitement of all five kids gathering in one of the bedrooms to write the cards and being so proud giving them to my Mam, so it has always been a special day. It, of course, includes some gifts so I thought I'd put together a gift guide to share with you all in case you need some inspiration! This post contains a mixture of products I have bought myself and products that were sent to me, the latter will be marked with * however this post is not sponsored. There is something for all budgets with prices starting at £12!



Skincare: It wouldn't be a Beautylymin post without some skincare, now would it?! I got my love of skincare from my mother so I know that it's one category that will always be a hit with her!

Emma Hardie Moringa Essentials Kit*: This set is really good value because it contains a full size Moringa Renewal Treatment mask, a 50ml Moringa Cleansing Balm and a Professional Cleansing Cloth for the price of the mask alone. The mask can be used for a quick fix of moisture but it also works beautifully as an overnight mask if skin is feeling parched or stressed. The cleansing balm is a dream to use as it thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping it - skin is left feeling really nourished but without any film on the skin. This set is a Marks & Spencer exclusive.

Clarins Extra Firming Phyto Serum*: Ideal for those who are noticing that their facial contours are not as firm and defined as they used to be. This serum can be used both morning and night and the light gel texture absorbs immediately. It's packed with skin firming ingredients: Mitracarpus, Kangaroo Flower, White Lupine, Blue Agave, Quinoa and, of course, Hyaluroinc Acid. The tightening effect can be felt from first use but with consistent use, skin appears firm and plump with lines and wrinkles diminished and an overall 'lifted' look.

Caudalie Premier Cru Serum*: This serum can be used both morning and night. It has a lightweight texture that absorbs immediately and layers well with other products.  It really works well in terms of anti-ageing, plumping the skin to make it look more youthful. Full review here. For Mother's Day, Caudalie are offering 4 free mini products with orders of £45 if you use the code BEAUTY45 or 6 free minis if you spend £65 or more, using the code BEAUTY65 at checkout. The minis are generous sizes and there is a variety of products available - hand creams, serums, moisturisers, cleansing oil etc.

Caudalie Mother's Day offer 2019


Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil: For anybody who wants their skin to glow, this oil is a must-have! It's rich in Omegas, vitamins A, C and E and anti-oxidants, all of which combine to nourish the skin and leave it looking bright and glowing.

Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask: Busy mothers will definitely appreciate an overnight mask because no matter how short on time you are, cleaning your face at the end of the day is essential. This mask equals a better skin day the morning after use. Skin is hydrated, clarified, radiant and plump! Review here.

Rejuvenated Mother's Day Youth Boosting Trio: Caring for your skin from the inside out is imperative but sometimes it's difficult to get all of the nutrients that you need from your diet so a skincare supplement is a great way of ensuring your skin gets what it needs. Remember, it will feed the skin on your whole body, not just your face.  I have had great success with Rejuvenated Collagen Shots (review here), in terms of reduced inflammation, softer and more elasticized skin, stronger nails and longer lashes. They contain hyaluronic acid, zinc, copper, acai berry, Vitamins B3, B5 and C and 10,000mg of hydrolysed marine collagen. This Mother's Day gift contains 30 collagen shots, an anniversary storage tin and The Youth Plan book, which comprises of recipes and general advice for self care and optimum living.




Makeup:

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick: You can't beat a classic Charlotte Tilbury lipstick. The ribbed, rose gold packaging screams luxury and whether you choose from the Matte Revolution or K.I.S.S.I.N.G. range, all are pigmented, creamy and comfortable to wear. 

By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara: This mascara can be used in two ways - the unique brush can be twisted, depending on the effect you want. One lengthens and defines the lashes and the other volumises so it can be adjusted to your needs.  It doesn't smudge or flake and lashes aren't crispy - an all round winner!

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette: This would be a brilliant gift because it has both eye and cheek products all in one palette with a large mirror. The packaging is classic Charlotte Tilbury - burgundy with rose gold accents. The texture of all the products is so easy to work with - soft and blendable. Who wouldn't love to receive this? Full review here.

Guerlain Méteorites Mini Travel Touch*: This duo of illuminating powders is a World Duty Free exclusive but even if you aren't flying yourself but know somebody who is, you can use the Reserve & Collect option to reserve your shopping before flying. The powder is loose in the clear section of the product and there is a powder puff inside the lid to make application on the go really easy. There are two shades within this set: Golden Shimmer, which, as the name suggests, is a pale gold shade, and Mythic, which has a pink tone to it. These would also both work as eyeshadow toppers!

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter: This is a dream product that I think everyone would appreciate because it just makes skin look better - glowing healthy and lit from within. It can be used under makeup, blended with foundation or over as a highlighter. It could also be worn on no makeup days to add some luminosity to the skin. What I really love about it is the blurring effect it has on skin - usually products that add some glow also highlight texture and pores but this bottle of magic doesn't, in fact it blurs them!



Fragrance:

Jo Loves: The scent combinations of Jo Loves perfumes are really beautiful - they blend well, aren't overpowering and last a good number of hours on the skin. Read my review on two of them here.

L'Occitane Rose Eau De Toilette*:  This is a very delicate, lightly sweet rose scent. It doesn't smell at all artificial and although many people automatically associate rose scents with grandmas, this is actually quite fresh and airy rather than the traditional overpowering rose scents from back in the day. It combines rose centfolia with patchouli, white musk, violet, raspberry and pink pepper. It initially smells fresh and floral but as it dries down, the musk comes through to give it more depth. A modern twist on a traditional scent housed in a stunning bottle.

Tiffany Intense EDP:  A richer version of the original sparkling scent that is more powdery and musky. This is a sophisticated, feminine fragrance that lasts longer on the skin than the original and who can resist the diamond shaped bottle? It's more accessible than a Tiffany diamond and feels very special.

Elie Saab Le Parfum And Girl Of Now Miniatures Set*: This set is another World Duty Free exclusive. It contains four Elie Saab Le Parfum fragrances, all in 7.5ml sizes, which is perfect for carrying in your handbag or travelling.  L'Eau Couture EDT is an unusual, yet beautiful scent that combines orange blossom with almond and vanilla. Rose Couture EDT is a fresh floral scent that combines rose, peony, orange blossom, bergamot and jasmine with base notes or caramel and patchouli. Le Parfum is a sophisticated floral scent that dries down to reveal a sweet scent due to the honey base note. Finally, Le Parfum Intense is a much richer, sweeter version of the original. This set contains a fragrance for all occasions! Don't forget the reserve & collect option if you aren't flying yourself or if you prefer to save time in the airport.

Chanel Gabrielle EDP:  With notes of mandarin, jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose and sandalwood, this perfume is a citrus, floral, musky combination. It's a clean, classic, feminine scent that lasts well on the skin.



Bath & Body:

Caudalie Thé des Vignes Nourishing Body Lotion*:  Combining notes of neroli, ginger and white musk, the Thé des Vignes line smells absolutely beautiful. Fresh, with a hint of warmth and spice, it really is hard not to feel energised by this scent. This body lotion absorbs quickly and the scent lingers on the skin.

Caudalie Thé des Vignes Body & Hair Nourishing Oil*:  A non-greasy oil that can be used in both the hair and on the body with the same delectable scent as the body lotion. A body oil is brilliant for anyone who suffers from dry skin because it really nourishes the skin and the bonus with this particular oil is that it's non-greasy. 

Beatitude Joy Bath Oil*: What mother wouldn't appreciate a bath oil? Baths may not be an everyday occurrence for many but taking the time to soak and relax is good for the soul. This particular bath oil contains essential oils of bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit and petitgrain, which create an uplifting scent that revives the senses.

L'Occitane Hand Cream: A hand cream is an everyday essential and L'Occitane hand creams are some of the best. They are nourishing but not greasy and there is a scent to suit everyone from almond to cherry blossom!

L'Occitane Burst Of Relaxation Rose Fragranced Water*: L'Occitane have three new fragranced waters in the rose line, which can be worn alone or combined with the Rose EDT. This particular one is so fresh that it reminds me of Davidoff Cool Water but with a rose twist. It's like a breath of fresh air - floral and aquatic. Perfect for Spring!



Candles:

Overose: Has there ever been a range of candles more aesthetically pleasing than these? Pink wax to match the pink jar and a beautiful blend of fragrance. They all contain a variation on a rose scent - one mixed with coconut and fig, another with blackcurrant and another with peony and vanilla. They fill the room with scent and burn very evenly. 

Sass & Boho: Mango & lime combine to create a fresh, zesty scent. These paraffin-free candles give a clean, toxic-free burn with an aroma that fills the room. 

Jo Loves: This candle throws off a lot of scent before it is even lit but when it is lit it fills the room with the beautiful aroma of pomelo - citrus but not too sharp. It is the perfect Spring/Summer scent. 

Beatitude Comfort Candle*: This is the ideal candle to use in the evening as the scent is calming and comforting, as the name suggests. It contains notes of bergamot, clementine, orange, geranium, eucalyptus and lavender, which create the feeling of an at home spa.

Jo Malone: A Jo Malone product is always a treat and a candle would make the perfect gift for Mother's Day. There are so many scents available, some exclusive to home fragrance - sweet almond & macaroon, for example. Or you could choose one to match her favourite perfume!

I hope this post has given you some gift ideas or if you are a mother yourself, you could send this to your other half/children to drop some hints! 

Thanks for reading! 

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