All set for Mother’s Day on the 30th? If you’re still a little stuck with what to get, never fear. We’ve drafted in a panel of real mums to help you pick something that delivers serious pampering and nets you some brownie points at the same time!
You can’t use this product when you’re pregnant but once you’ve had a baby, and all your ‘blooming’ hormones have disappeared, Alpha H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum (£49) is the perfect overnight treatment to give you a beautiful, glowing complexion. I used up the remains of my last bottle the night after my son Tom was born!
With two children the requirement for a sense of tranquility at home is even greater, but annoyingly every time I light my Neom candle, two-year-old Martha wants to sing happy birthday and blow it out! A nice alternative will be one of their diffusers and the Complete Bliss fragrance (£35) sounds like exactly what I need.
Not every mother will feel the need to add a touch of glamour to a day spent wiping noses and bottoms, but putting on some lipstick seems to make me feel just that little bit more myself. I’ve got this bright DuWop’s bright Private Coral Lipstick (£19) number on my current wishlist for spring. I love how moisturising their products are.
I like the look of the Jurlique Skin Brightening Trio (£50) – I haven’t tried Jurlique before but the natural element really appeals to me and this set looks lovely.
I’d also love to try the Essence of Rose Roll-on Fragrance Oil (£14.85). I love the fact you could pop this in your handbag for easy top ups during the day. Rose is my favourite scent and organic Australian roses? I bet it smells incredible.
Last year my daughter bought me Orla Kiely Bluebell & Rosemary Diffuser (£25) for Mother’s Day, which I really liked and it made my house smell amazing. Another reed diffuser would be very welcome and I’ve heard Rituals’ Sweet Sunrise (£24.50) is gorgeous.
Getting a bit of a glow is never a bad thing. This Ole Henriksen Glow Radiance Booster Kit (£23.60) looks like a wonderful mothers day treat and I really want one *hint hint*!
I’ve heard so many good things about Dr. Hauschka and the reviews of the Rhythmic Night Conditioner (£40) make me want to try it.
I love natural products and Green & Spring’s Revitalising Candle Set (£18) is made with 100% natural wax. They also look really pretty arranged.
I’ve used the Korres range before as it ticks all the boxes for me. It absorbs into the skin quickly, smells gorgeous, does what it claims to do and the packaging is just beautiful and classy – for me you can’t go wrong! The Black Pine Skincare Duo (£27.30) fulfills all of my wishes, plus you get a ‘freebie’ with the eye cream into the bargain! I’m also love, love, loving the look of their Coconut Milk Body Milk (£10). As with other Korres products, I’d expect it to absorb quickly into my skin – great for me ‘on the run’ – plus it contains two of my fave scents, coconut and vanilla, so it’s a win-win for me. I’m always open to trying new products and Ren’s Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk (£16) appeals to me as it’s ‘fuss free’. It doesn’t mention having to use a toner afterwards and you can rinse it off with water – always great as I can ‘slap it on’ before I jump in the shower or bath and rinse off there! Again, the packaging suggests it’s a good quality product. Definitely one for my wish list – good price too !
Lying in a bath laced with Ren’s Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil (£27), with a book and a drink, surrounded by the heavenly scent of a rose garden, your body being soothed and moisturised at the same time – all with no effort – my idea of perfect bliss. I love all Alpha H’s products, but the Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+ just beats the rest. A brilliant moisturiser, and unlike most factor 50 sun products it is absorbed instantly into the skin with no sticky residues. Despite having fair skin I have never burnt when using it and it’s always on my must-have list. Lastly, I’m rather addicted to the Caudalie Divine Oil range, the Divine Scrub is divine by name and divine by nature. Works wonderfully leaving your skin feeling, well, divine of course!
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