Ok, let’s talk Mother’s Day. Undoubtedly one of the most important days of the year. (Yes, I’m a mum and very biased but we can all just ignore that bit yah?)
I also feel like it should be declared a public holiday and there should be at least a few more random Mother’s Days sporadically spread throughout the year, but that’s a topic (and protest) for another day.
Anyway, I have been dropping hints about mother’s day in my house for at least the last couple of months. And by dropping hints of course I mean actually telling my husband (there is no other way LOL) that all I want this year is for my husband to wake up and feed Javier – while I lay in bed.
Seriously that’s all I want. Also; some breakfast for me would be amaze…but I don’t want to get too outrageous. (My husband cooking is like trying to get a cat to swim in a pool so I can only push for so much).
Actually, if I’m being really honest, I can’t really rely on him to bring the A game for mother’s day, he is like me – we suck at gifting each other anything. Which is why I am always prepared and buy gifts for myself (literally, so smart!)
SO if you are like me and can’t really rely on your other half to stroll on in to Mecca and buy you that Byredo scent you’ve had your eye on OR jump onto Sephora and buy you another nude lipstick in a VERY dissimilar shade to the million and one you already own, I thought I’d pop together a few of my current fave. beauty thangs to spoil yourself with too!
BONUS: if you do get a gift from your other half or your babes you then get like THREE gifts when you count the one from yourself too. Hahaha. Genius. Happy Mother’s Day! XO
New Shu Uemura Hydrate and Protect Range
Spoil a mama with dry/damaged hair with a gift of… ridiculously hydrated hair! This new Shu range is to die and is designed to detoxify, protect and hydrate all the strands. If I had to choose my faves I’d say go for the treatment which makes your hair feel super strong and thick as well as the Hydro Nourishing Double Serum which is an oil texture and contains UV filters to protect against the sun’s rays and uses precious Moringa and Red Algae Extracts to remove impurities, boost moisture levels and enhance cell regeneration all year-round. The ultimate gift for a mama who loves her hair.
Medik8 Anti-Ageing Starter Kit – $69.90
I’m in love with this kit! Also good if you’ve ever wanted to try anything from the Medik8 range without forking out the big bucks. This kit comes with a cleanser, a day cream, their retinol serum, a mini vitamin c serum and their Hydr8 B5 serum which is amazing for winter. Such good value for money and perfect for travelling!
The Body Shop White Musk Fragrance – $60.00
The Body Shop have re-invented their ever popular white musk fragrance and it’s so much better than the original! I’m not really a fan of musky scents but this one is fruity, zesty and super clean. Sweetened with notes of pear and blended with lily of the valley, jasmine and rose fragrance will suit all ages! And really, I don’t think it smells anything like their old fragrance. It’s way better!
The Body Shop PERSONALISED Body Butter
While we’re on the subject of The Body Shop this year you can pop into a store, buy a body butter and work with the consultant on a personalised label for your mama to apply to the top. So fun! Unfortunately only a few stores are offering it, however if you live anywhere near one of the following run there now! VIC – BOURKE STREET, VIC – CHADSTONE, NSW – TGV, QLD – CHERMSIDE, WA – BOORAGOON.
Obagi Hydrate Luxe Face Cream – $79.95
I have been obsessed with this face cream since it landed in my life. Every mama needs a kick a$$ face cream and this medical grade one is super hydrating, luxe and will make your mama feel like a million bucks every time she uses it. It definitely provides improvements in fine lines, wrinkles and skin’s firmness too. Specifically engineered for overnight use, it’s thick but not greasy and seeps into the skin in three seconds flat. (PS. I have used this in the day time too and have found it works well under makeup!)
Kosmea Revitalising Facial Serum – $69.95
If you (or your mama) is into natural beauty this serum is a must! Designed to improve the visible signs of ageing it contains Kosmea’s famous rosehip oil along with antioxidants and vitamins as well as pea extract, a natural antioxidant to reduce fine lines, rose geranium oil to stimulate cell renewal, and green tea extract to help prevent ageing. Bonus: buy her their Rosehip Oil – $53.95 to layer on top for a double whammy YAY in the beauty gifting department. Both perfection for dull/dry skin.
LUSH Scrubee Body Butter – $14.95
LUSH are killing it with all their special day gifts and I have a few faves for mother’s day. Ok so first up, their Scrubee Body Butter. It’s an exfoliating/soap rolled into one and in the shape of a cute bee which I love! Super gentle too. The ground coconut shells and almonds exfoliate, while the honey and coconut keep you feeling super lush and hydrated. I am also loving their Honey Lip Scrub – $9.95 they’ve released for mother’s day.
LUSH Mum Bath bomb – $6.95
In reality any of LUSH’s bath bombs are killer, although they’ve also released cute ‘mum’ ones this year with lemony, orangey feels that’ll be super relaxing for a mama to unwind with. Also; pretty cheap! And fun, because your mama will think of you next time she locks herself in the bathroom for a little ‘me time’ (while she avoids her family for an hour or so. HA).
Tell me babez, what are you getting your mum for mother’s day?