Time is precious to us mums: time to think, time to care for ourselves, time to eat an in interrupted meal, time to ‘go potty’ ALONE, time to be. On Mother’s Day, I like to indulge in glorious ‘me time’. As a stay at home mum, I’m on call 24/7. So, while the gift of time is divine, I also relish wellbeing gifts. I’ve put together a Mother’s Day gift guide featuring some of my ole and new favourite beauty and wellbeing products.
Rubber Dub Dub mum’s in the bathtub
If all else fails bath/shower time is a brief moment of bliss for busy mums. Its helps us start the day right or power-down for the evening. I recommend Kneipp Balancing Lavender bath salts (RRP£8.95). It contains pure natural thermal spring salt, lavender and camphor delivers a soul-soothing experience. It would make an excellent complement in a gift hamper. Weleda is known for their rich heavenly moisturizing shower creams. They’ve put together a mindfulness gift set which includes five 50ml shower creams and a mindfulness colouring book (RRP £17.95). Colour and cleanse or vice versa, just relax.
Skincare & Beauty Treats
Once out of the shower, continue the sensory delight by soothing the skin and locking in moisture with Mary Kay’s ‘Be Delighted’ Body Mousse(RRP £12.00) it’s rich ‘sweetly scented confection’, good for the skin easy on the hips. There’s a matching body wash together they’d make a lovely gift set. A little birdie told me the range sold out in the USA. Get mum’s before its gone. For the mixtress mum there’s Shea Butter Cottage. I’d recommend their Sankofa Gift set (RRP £10.50) which includes: 1 x 30g unrefined shea butter, 1 x 30g virgin organic coconut oil and 1 x 90g handmade natural. Add mum’s favourite essential oil to the order, then she can mix her own beauty treats for top to toe.
Makeup loving mum, I’ve got you. Sleek Cosmetics has new shades in their of long lasting lip creams. They’ve got some pretty spring shades in ‘French Fancy’, ‘Peach Bloom’ and ‘Crushed Lavender’ £4.99 each. ‘Brink Pink’, ‘Bittersweet’ and Fandango Purple would look stunning on darker complexions. Seeking something more personalised? Then you can’t go wrong with My Sign by Makeup Makeup Revolution. They have created complete eye makeup wheels and lip glosses which celebrate each zodiac sign. The wheels comprises of primer, highlighter, eye-shadows and eyebrow powder. For the free-spirited but stubborn Aquarius there are greenie hues; wilful confident Aries comes in peachy browns, while the truth-seeking wandering Sagittarius has hues of turquoise and browns. The other nine work are just as striking. Eye wheels are priced at RRP £5 and glosses RRP £3.
For the mums of mums how about a DIY spa treat at home. Book some to girlie time together doing each other’s nails and face, while you catch up. Renunail has a longer nails set (RRP £27). It’s a three step nail renewal system to be used over a seven days period, so you may as well book followup meet up. Akoma organic skincare has excellent organic treats. How about their Refresh and Renew Face mask (RRP £4.39). Its dual action that cleanses and exfoliates. Don’t you just love multitasking products?
Those are my Mother’s Day’s beauty and wellbeing picks. What are your favourite treats for Mother’s Day? What do you plan to treat yourself or your mum to? Drop us a line to let us know your picks. Whatever you do, however you spend your day, be good to yourself!
Happy Mother’s Day, in advance.