Friday, 5 March 2021

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2021

 Today's post is a showcase of some of the most beautiful gifts available at the moment. Whether you celebrate Mother's Day or you don't. My Mum passed away when I was 17, and I know a lot of people don't have their Mum around, so whether you do, or don't and want to show someone you love how much you appreciate them or simply want to treat yourself, here are some of my favourite products.

First, is the beautiful Sanctuary Spa Time To Glow Bath & Body Gift Set* (£25.00), and the thing I like most about gifting someone something like this is that for those of us who aren't overly creative with wrapping, they already come wonderfully presented. This book-style gift box contains five iconic Sanctuary products - the Sanctuary Body Scrub (50ml), the Sanctuary Liquid Gold Bath Elixir, the Sanctuary Wet Skin Moisture Miracle, the Sanctuary 1 Minute Daily Glow Mask and the Sanctuary Daily Glow Radiance Tonic. I think more than ever, we are now trying to take more time out for self-care, and this is the perfect collection to do so and will be such a lovely, pampering treat for both, body, skin and wellbeing.

The Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Spring Eau de Toilette (£69.00 for 75ml) is a limited edition of the cult fragrance collection. Their packaging never fails to make me smile and Eau So Fresh Spring is a floral fragrance, containing top notes of Pink Pepper, heart notes of Green Tea Blossom and base notes of Match Tea Accord. It is a light, fresh, uplifting scent that is perfect for Spring as it is so nearly on its way (Hurrah!). As soon as I spritz some on, it makes me think of lazy, sun-filled afternoons with the aroma of blossoming blooms all around.

How absolutely cute is this packaging? The Paul & Joe Body & Hair Mist* (£10.00 for 60ml) is adorned with sweet blue teddy bears. This Body & Hair Mist is infused with a blend of Orange Flower, Rose and Musk, and smells light and heavenly. The handy 60ml size is great for popping in a handbag too. So often you see Body Mists but not Hair Mists anymore, and so I for one am loving this product for a quick refresh wherever I am. A sweet, thoughtful gift for your loved one.

For a beautiful luxe skincare product, I would highly recommend the Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil (£41.00 for 15ml). This revolutionary formula combines the power of a serum, the richness of an oil and the freshness of a lotion to leave skin looking and feeling smoother, plumper and revitalised. This wonder product contains micro-drops of oil that helps to promote a radiant complexion and keeps your skin feeling super silky and soft. This does have a very light, pleasant fragrance to it, so if you don't mind that, which I absolutely don't - for me it adds to the experience - then this is definitely worth a try.

For a truly relaxing gift, I would suggest the Evolve Organic Beauty Candlelight Glow Duo Gift* (£17.00 - 50% Off!). This duo comes packaged in a lovely star-adorned gift box and you receive the Evolve Serenity Candle and the Evolve Radiant Glow Mask. The Serenity Candle contains notes of floral, citrus and vanilla and smells very spa-like and rejuvenating and the Radiant Glow Mask is perfect for a chocolate lover as it contains raw cacao and looks just like a delicious jar of chocolate spread, however, this one makes your skin look wonderful and glowy!

Revolution recently released their own home fragrance line and so I just had to include the Revolution Call Me Angel Reed Diffuser* (£12.00). There are other fragrances available, and Call Me Angel is a fruity and floral scent, containing notes of rhubarb and peony, making it the perfect fragrance for around the home. Packaged in a weighted, coloured glass container with gold detailing, this looks much more expensive than it actually is, and gives other, more expensive brands a run for their money. Each diffuser contains 100ml of fragrance oil which will provide around 45 days of home fragrance.

If your Mum or loved one is into their skincare, then the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask (£25.00 for 30ml) is another excellent option. This next-level sleeping mask provides you with plump, smooth skin after just one night! It contains two different products within the container - a cooling, gel essence powered by Rosewater, Damask Rose Extract and Hyaluronic Acid and a silky, water-cream mask that uses time-release technology which continues to work deep into the skin even whilst you are sleeping.

If your budget isn't high, or you simply want to provide someone with a token gift, then the Bayley's Of Bond Street Antibacterial Hand Wash* (£2.00 for 500ml) is a lovely, thoughtful gift. There are three fragrance options to choose from and I chose Wild Bluebell & Water Lily as my Aunty once planted some bluebells in the woods near to her house for my Mum and so it always reminds me of her when I smell it. This luxurious hand wash is such a steal at £2.00 for 500ml and the fragrance is just delightful, with the formula not drying out the skin either.

How amazing is it to receive a Chanel makeup item as a gift? The packaging is always on point and you know you are getting high-quality products. I just had to include this stunning Chanel Fleurs De Printemps Blush & Highlighter Duo (£52.00) in my gift guide. This compact duo contains a satin rosy peach highlighting powder on one side and a luminous coral blush on the other, with both embossed with swirling flower petals. The formula is seamless and so they blend into the skin effortlessly, without leaving behind a powdery residue.

With all the hand washing and hand sanitising we are doing nowadays, the Paul & Joe Silky Hand Cream* (£11.00 for 40ml) is a pretty and thoughtful gift. This Hand Cream has a gel-like creamy texture to it, making it lightweight, refreshing on the skin and super hydrating. I love the floral design on the packaging and tube itself and it has a very delicious, warming fragrance to it, without being too heavy, for those that don't like overly-fragranced hand creams.

For a super indulgent skincare gift, I would recommend the Evolve Organic Beauty Masking Trio Bundle* (£59.00 - 20% off!). This masking trio comes beautifully presented in a reusable floral cotton bag and inside there are three full-sized face masks. You receive the Radiant Glow Mask, the AHA-Rich Miracle Mask and the Bio-Retinol Gold Mask, so whatever your loved one's skin is like, they can mix and match or even multi-mask with these fabulous face masks. The Radiant Glow Mask revitalises and purifies the skin and contains coconut particles to gently buff the skin leaving it smooth and silky. The Miracle Mask is blended with 100% natural fruit acids to instantly plump and smooth the skin out and reduce the appearance of ageing. The Bio-Retinol Gold Mask is in fact gold - so glam! - and uses Bio-Retinol to rejuvenate the skin without irritation and Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil to provide nourishment and moisturisation to the skin.

If you are wanting a makeup gift at a great price, then the Revolution Pro Ultimate Crystal Palette* (£20.00) in Adorned is perfection! This jewel encrusted palette comes with a large mirror on the inside of the lid and features 16 good-sized pans of eyeshadows, featuring rose golds, coppers, reds and oranges as well as some neutral shades too. There is a variety of textures also, featuring glitters, mattes, shimmers and metallics. The formula is comparable to high end and some of the shimmer shades have a similar texture to the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows, and are buttery, soft and smooth, adhering to the eyelid in just one swipe!

I also have a gift idea for the candle lover in your life - the Revolution Indulgence Collection Mini Scented Candle Trio* (£15.00). This gift set contains three 40g candles which come packaged in weighted frosted glass jars, all of which provide up to 16 hours of burning time. The three scents includes are Undress Me - an aromatic citrus fragrance with notes of lime, mandarin and grapefruit, Call Me Angel - a fruity and floral scent, with notes of rhubarb and peony and Lost My Head - a dark and dreamy combination of lavender and tonka bean. Even though these are smaller candles, I still think they are a very good size, and the fragrance quality is comparable to higher end brands.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*These items were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

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