So I may not be a Mother yet (I have no immediate plans as such so if my extended family could let the thought of a little Sunday Girl or Boy go for now that would be great) but one thing I do know is a great beauty gift…and of course my way around the cosmetic halls of Debenhams. With less than a week until Mother’s Day you may be searching high and low for the perfect token of appreciation for a loved one? Perhaps you want to gift them something both pretty and practical, or maybe even a luxury item that you know they would never dream of treating themselves to? Well I’ve got you covered and then some, in fact you may want to hide your bank card as some of my suggestions may tempt you to indulge yourself too.
If you do happen to have a very picky mother/grandmother/sister/aunt/delete as appropriate and don’t fully feel confident in purchasing a bottle of fragrance, what about a candle? You really can’t go wrong with a candle or two and I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like Yankee candles. The Yankee kit offers no less than 5 beautiful votive candles in a wide range of fragrances including fruity, floral and relaxing options.
Admit it, you have in the very least considered purchasing a fragrance or two as gifts for Mother’s Day but perhaps decided against it as there are so many new and exciting scents to try out, so much so it has become overwhelming? I’ve been there and my advice is to either stick to a fragrance your loved one already wears, or purchase an updated version of an already iconic scent. Take for instance the newly launched Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar Eau de Parfum
(which is exclusive to Debenhams), it has all the familiarity of the original Flowerbomb scent combined with a new tinge of sweetness and is all but impossible not to love. Yes it is true that Mugler fragrances are very much a love or loathe experience but for those that can’t get enough of their intense notes and visually entrancing bottles, Mugler Aura Eau de Parfum
may just be the perfect gift – especially if it comes complete with a gift box and a dinky take-me-everywhere matching bottle of scent too? The Mugler Aura Gift set is a complete (and beautifully presented snip) at just £52 – link.
Let’s talk fail-safe beauty products for a moment; those glorious items that suit just about every age, skin type and concern. Sure they may not be the most glamorous of products but they have reached iconic status throughout the industry because they work and sometimes that is all that matters. On the surface, you would be forgiven for assuming that the ever raved about Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (50ml/£28) is nothing more than a large and expensive tube of lip balm but the reality is that this thick, glorious and distinctively scented (there is also a scent free edition should that worry you) salve is so much more than that. Be it dry skin anywhere on the face and body, chapped lips or even an instant moisture boost (you can even use it as a highlighter), Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream will be at your beck and call – it works quickly and is a staple product in just about every beauty editors handbag for that reason alone. Grab a tube here – link.
So maybe your loved one is one step ahead of the game and has already experienced the marvel that is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream but have they tried the ultimate skincare hero that no person should really be without? Yes I am of course talking about Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum (30ml/£55). I can not begin to tell you how many little brown bottles I have drained over the years and how many I have gifted to others, I am obsessed. Unlike other skincare products this can be used by most, if not all, is easy to apply and in one quick step plumps, hydrates and regenerates the skin whilst you sleep. If you can’t give the gift of rest or time off, this is the next best thing and you can find it here – link.
Admittedly not everyone will be looking for a huge cosmetic gift this coming Mothering Sunday, perhaps you are in the market for something on the smaller side to help bulk up something else you have already bought or thought of? Or maybe your loved one is new to the world of make-up and your require something that is both practical and yet offers a wide variety of different products for them to experience? Whatever your reason may be, I can not recommend the NYX Los Angeles 2.0 Lip, Eye and Face Collection
enough – this dinky little kit contains four well sized eyeshadows, a bronzer, a highlighter and a matte lip cream. It is the perfect palette for make-up lovers and beginners not to mention it travels beautifully too and at just £15, it won’t break the bank.
Now all you have to do is decide what wonderful gift and of course settling on what lucky lady/ladies you will treat this coming Sunday!
This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Debenhams.