I will admit there once was a time when I begrudgingly coughed up my allowance to buy my mum a card and some sort of present I thought she might like. Previous gestures have included mugs, chocolates, written promises to clean the house or play her at Scrabble…
Having grown up, I now relish the chance to say thank you and choose my mother an indulgent something to spoil her and say thanks for all the backbreaking work (understatement) she put into raising me to the status of living, breathing, real-life adult.
I have scoured the markets high and low for what I think are some pretty special and newly released treats for that special woman in your life.
Liz Earle is ALWAYS an amazing choice for your mother, a beautiful natural and hardworking brand of skincare that feels like a total skin treat!
This facial oil is one of those beautiful and indulgent treats to give your Mum, her skin will be plumped and smoothed whilst the aromatic aroma will calm and soothe the senses and work to relax and unwind before bedtime.Made with 100% pure plant oils including neroli, lavender, chamomile argan and rosehip oil, plus vitamin E.
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Botanical Essence 100 Eau de Parfum by Liz Earle
As well as skincare, Liz Earle has some beautiful natural Eau de Parfum. Botanical Essence 100 smells like you are walking through a garden in full bloom, after a light rain; pure and fresh.
With blossoming notes of Damask rose, orange flower and Indian jasmine gently fused with more earthy notes of cypress, sandalwood, with a nip of Bourbon vanilla. Add a dash of mandarin and bergamot and this perfume fills a room with summer as soon as the wearer enters.
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Diptyque Insolite Candle, LTD Edition
I have never met anyone who isn’t blissfully thankful to receive a Diptyque candle as a gift. Go a step further for your mum and gift her this exquisite, limited edition Liberty of London Diptyque Insolite Candle.
Insolite has top notes of orange, lime, cannelle, heart notes of laurel leaf, juniper, clove, cardamom pure jungle essence, ginger pure jungle essence, floral accord and base notes of cistus, cypress, white thyme. The inspiration behind the scent is from the aromas found in curiosity cabinets and boutiques – Soooo Liberties! The overall scent is a rich blend of warm and cold spices, petals, zests, peels and leaves.
Each candle is a clever blend of oils, which will perfume a room magnificently. The makers at Diptyque approach the art of candle making like perfumery.
Burn time is 60 hours and comes in a beautiful box featuring Liberty’s Needingworth and Peacock fan prints intertwined with Diptyque’s Paladin and Basile motifs
Bath time = pamper time and I just HAD to include these delicious new bath and body goodies by Laura Mercier. Scented shower gels and body lotions are all fine and well until you sample the delicacies of Laura Mercier’s new Tarte Au Citron Collection.
The scent palette reads like a dessert board at a Parisian Patisserie; Tart Lemon Zest, Sugary Citron, Crème Fraiche, Neroli and Jasmine, Whipped Custard, Warm Baked Pastry Accord, Velvety Musks and Blonde Woods.After sampling the body Soufflé I was hooked! The dreamy cream is lightly whipped with nut oils, shea butter and vitamins and feels delicious on the skin. It leaves the most sweetly delicate scent all over your limbs, good enough to eat. I kept sniffing my arm over and over.You can take this sweet experience into the shower with the matching moisturising, Creme body wash.
Ultimate luxury for your Mum.
Available exclusively at John Lewis stores in March 2015. Click here to buy
Skincare is getting more complex and giving better results, luxury skin loving brand Sisley has their finger on the pulse of optimising your skincare regime. The Sisleya Essential Skincare Lotion is a new first step in your skincare regime product, promising to protect your skin and optimise it for your serums and moisturisers so you get better results.
A cocktail of active ingredients prepares skin for moisturisers but creating a water-retaining barrier to plumps the skin (Marshmallow extract, Padina pavonica, Phytosqualane and Gingko biloba).
The anti-aging ingredients gradually reduce signs of ageing, stimulates and re-densifies with anti free-radicals (White Willow, Alkekengi Calyx, Padina pavonica, Gingko biloba).
The scent is May Rose water and Orange Blossom and the formula is a milky-gel combination that is very refreshing once massaged into the face. It penetrates skin rapidly so you can move on to applying your serums and moisturisers.
Happy Mothers day to all the lovely mums out there!
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