Mother’s Day is coming up really soon. With this in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to put together a short gift guide aimed at helping you choose a present for your Mum. Seeing as this is a beauty blog I’m going to concentrate on skincare and beauty products and I’ve done my best to cater for every budget.
First up, a classic Mother’s Day present idea, perfume!! And I’m going to highlight one of the nicest fragrance releases of late, Herbae par L’Occitane. I’ve been using this perfume since February and it is exquisite. It’s such a feminine fragrance. A gorgeous mixture of citrus notes crossed with bergamot and pink peppercorn. It is so fresh and absolutely stunning for Springtime.
The bottle itself is also so beautiful. It conjures up images of fields full of wild flowers and long grass. The range starts at €21 for the 10ml Purse Spray and goes right up to €89 for the 90ml Eau de Parfum. Even if this fragrance isn’t the right fit for your Mum, I suggest checking out other L’Occitane fragrances as they truly are magnificent. Here is another one that I spoke about last year.
Next up I’m going to talk a little bit about skincare. Now there are so many products I could talk about here but I’m trying to keep this post as concise as possible!! I’m going to bring your attention to two new releases from Clarins. First up is Extra Firming Phyto Serum. This serum has both an instant and a long lasting “lifting” effect on the skin. Trust me, having tried it you can genuinely feel it tightening and lifting your face. It’s ideal for a more mature skin that wants to target sagging skin and uneven skin tone.
You use it in the morning after you wash your face. Using the flat of your hand, apply the product on the face and neck in a pressing motion working from the centre of the face out to the sides. This encourages drainage and stops you from stretching and pulling the skin unnecessarily. Then apply your day cream over it as normal. Priced at €82 for 50ml, it is now available at all Clarins counters nationwide.
I’m also going to talk about the new eye cream from the same range, the Extra Firming Eye Serum. Using Kangaroo Flower extract, White Lupine extract, Quinoa and Blue Agave, this eye cream targets all of the main aging concerns around the eye area. Again it is most suitable for a mature skin. It helps to target sagging and uneven skin tone around the eye, helping to give it a more even appearance. It can be used both under the eye and on top of the eyelid using a pressing motion. And again, you can feel the firming effects of this eye cream after you apply it. Extra Firming Eye Serum is now available on all Clarins counters nationwide, priced at €48 for 15ml.
Next up is a brand new release from Seoulista Beauty. This is a company that I am obsessed with. I talk all of the time over on my Instagram Stories about how in love I am with their sheet masks and I’ve previously written about their amazing Seoulista Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure here.
I was so excited to receive a press release from them this morning to say that they are now doing multipacks of some of their sheet masks. My favourite of which is the Super Hydration Instant Facial mask. I’ve actually written about it before here.. I cannot believe how good these masks are given that they’re only €9!! Anyway even more exciting is that you can now get a three pack of them for only €24. They are also doing 3 packs in the Brightening Instant Facial range and the Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure range. What a gorgeous treat for Mother’s Day.
So I hope you have found some gift inspiration from this post. No matter what you get your Mum I’m sure she’ll be thrilled and if she’s a Mum of young kids, please give her a lie in as the clocks are going forward on Sunday too!! Typical Mammy luck!! Thank you for reading.