It’s that time of year again, time for us all to indulge our Mum’s with mountains of gifts, numerous compliments and maybe the occasional foot rub (ew). Of course Mother’s Day can represent so many things to each individual, so it is what you make it.
For me, it’s a day of the year I like to remind Mama Sandy how much I appreciate her and all she’s done for me…do I hope she thinks I’m the best of her three sons and that she becomes so overjoyed at the fact she birthed me she cries?…hmm I dunno maybe.
Mum’s put up with a lot from us pesky spawns so its important we treat them well on the 26th, lets start by getting the gift just right…
Rhubarb & Rose (Click Here)
Welcome to the Patisserie Parlour, Molton Brown’s newest revelation of luxury bath/body care, inspired by gourmet treats.
“Vivacious. Fizzy. Tempting.”
Three unique gourmet recipes complete the collection. Rhubarb and Rose is inspired by a rhubarb tart and freshly cut roses, fitting in perfectly with the pink theme throughout…It also smells super yummy!
With notes of sharp rhubarb, settling down to a sweet sugary rose.
With numerous sets available they’re definitely worth the buck! Long-lasting and high-quality!
P.S – all MB items come gift wrapped free of charge, yay.
NO.34 Quality Rating – 8/10
Zadig & Voltaire
Be Rock Set – 50ml £52.00 (Click Here)
Is your mum that ‘rock chic’ kinda gal?…nope mine either!
Lets bring them a little spice of rock into their lives…this set from Z&D does just that. With a fresh, crisp & light 50ml fragrance perfect for all occasion anytime of day, anytime of year its a sure pleaser.
The set comes with a small ‘canary yellow’ funky purse/bag (a colour that’s BANG on trend atm) perfect tampon sized pouch for them Mama’s yet to reach the change, if you’know what I mean.
Side note: “This is Him!” for men is one of my all time fave colognes.
NO.34 Quality Rating – 7/10
Cherry Tree – £6.99 (Click Here)
If you’ve seen my Instagram lately you’ll probably already know I’m slightly obsessed with H&M home-wear, as well as their clothing. H&M home is SO affordable and always majorly on trend! We’re talking golds and pinks at the moment guys…but this isn’t a post about H&M home-wear so lets continue.
Candles are such a lovely touch to a gift, but so varied in prices. Do you spend £60.00 buying a beautiful scented high-end candle and that’s it?…or maybe £2.00 on a cheapy that doesn’t really have any smell at all? Well H&M have hit bang in the middle, with prices varying from £6.99 – £12.99 these candles are all super affordable, and all delightfully scented…plus packaging goals, am I right!?
It doesn’t have to be a candle though, H&M have some great home accessories and throws that make for perfect gifts.
NO.34 Quality Rating – 7/10
Clarins Gifts (Click Here)
Mum’s love Clarins, that’s like a know fact, right? Well my Mum does, so I know she’ll appreciate this limited edition packaging just that little bit more.
When it comes to make-up I don’t really have any clue at all, so it’s best to pop into your local shop or read up about the shades online just to make sure you’re getting the right colour tones for the right person.
Sticking to blushes or highlighters is a bit more of a saver bet. Clarins have created these limited edition ‘Skin Illusion’ blushes…personally I think “Blush Pop’s” would’ve been a better name! Moving on…these blush; sorry Illusions are portable blush compacts that come complete with powder puff and high quality mirror. Giving cheeks a glowing complexion and making Mum’s rose’y again!
I can’t go anywhere without my lip-balm at hand, I have a fear of dry lips. So I know personally receiving a good lip balm as a gift is AMAZING. This ‘Lovely Lip Balm’ truly is lovely! Imagine that.
Bursting with highly nourishing ingredients that plump, smooth and hydrate the lips. Blended with a sweet, zingy peach scent; I could actually smell before even opening the outer-packaging!
These limited edition items are the perfect addition to any gift, or even as a stand alone.
NO.34 Quality Rating – 8/10
Grapefruit Scrub – 250ml £32.00 (Click Here)
Iris Extract – 200ml £39.00 (Click Here)
Radiance Masque – 100ml £29.00 (Click Here)
Kiehl’s…probably my favourite brand of all time!
Giving the gift of great skin is probably the BEST gift in the WORLD! (totally just my opinion).
I decided to select items that may not be seen as ‘essential’ skin care but more of pamper items, Mamas gotta’ pamper sometimes!
The Grapefruit scrub is the perfect start to a pamper sesh, this creamy exfoliator is filled with natural apricot seed helping remove the dead skin to reveal the youthful glowing skin below.
Iris Extract Activating Treatment has long been a cult beauty favourite in the online world. Know for its amazing results. This is a treatment to be used after cleansing the skin, applied much in the same way as a toner (it could be used as an alternative if you wish). The high-potent formulation; which includes Lipo Hydroxy Acid stimulates the skins natural exfoliating process, reducing fine-line and wrinkles making skins more youthful and dewy.
A pamper session wouldn’t really be complete without some kind of mask! Turmeric & Cranberry Radiance Masque gives that instant ‘Hollywood’ facial feel. Stimulating the skin, reducing fatigue and dullness. All the Mum’s are going to be GLOWING.
NO.34 Quality Rating 10/10
Lastly: I’d like to wish my dearest Mother the HAPPIEST Mother’s Day possible! You truly are the funniest women I know, making me laugh on the daily. Thanks for raising me the way you have, you’re a good’n.
Love you Sandy,