Mummies make the world go round – they love us and look after us from the moment we’re born till long after we’ve flown the nest. They dry our tears (from playground bust-ups to boyfriend break-ups); they feed us and support us and do our laundry. They’re the still point in our crazy spinning worlds, and they never ask for thanks.
That’s why Mother’s Day is so important. It’s the one moment in the year when you can really show your mum how awesome she is. So don’t settle for a last-minute bunch of drooping daffs. Indulge yours with one of these beauty treats, and let her know how grateful you are.
Clean Cool Cotton Eau de Parfum Spray: airy, uplifting and fresh, this fragrance was designed to conjure the air of “bright, white sheets drying on a summer’s day”. Doesn’t that just sound perfect for mums? It’s utterly gorgeous, with top notes of apple and lemon, a warm heart of mimosa and mint, and a luscious dry-down of amber, peach and musk. It smells heavenly, just like mums should.
Roger & Gallet Rose Imaginaire Gift Set: if your mum is anything like mine, she’ll always look after family and friends before herself, so this is the moment to turn the tables. This gift set, comprising a beautiful fragrance, shower gel and body lotion is a rich and indulgent treat she will love. Scented with rare essence of rose, it’s a perfect mummy payback for all her care and attention.
Shiseido Shimmering Rouge: now I know lipstick isn’t your usual Mother’s Day gift, but rest assured she’ll be jumping for joy if you give her this instead of a tired old box of chocs. This beautifully lightweight lipstick creates a flattering sheer and luminous finish with just a hint if colour, perfect for that subtle, barely-there look that mums adore. A slick of this and she’ll feel even more gorgeous than ever.
Dior Kingdom Of Colours Edition Palette: all girls love fabulous make-up (yes, mummies are girls, too, whatever their age!), and this Dior palette is nothing if not fabulous. Not only does it have the glamorous feel of a high-end, designer product, it’s super-practical, too. Inside she’ll find face powder, highlighter, a range of eye colours, eye liner, a pretty pink lipstick and a subtly shimmery gloss too – it’s jam-packed. A real winner.
Nuxe Body Fondant Firming Body Cream: mums are meant to be all soft and radiantly beautiful, aren’t they? Well a pot of this will help your mum stay that way! With its anti-ageing capabilities and tightening effect, this will keep her skin looking youthful, while added almond and orange-flower petals ensure it leaves skin feeling soft and supple. Smoothed on all over, it’s an indulgent treat she’ll adore.
Vichy LiftActiv Night Cream: you might not notice your mum’s wrinkles, but you can bet she frets over them, so let her soothe away her worries with this rich, replenishing night cream. It boasts an exclusive formula that aids renewal of skin cells and fibres. So she can drift off to sleep secure in the knowledge she’ll wake looking even lovelier than before!
To all mums out there, and most especially my beautiful Mummy Felstead, Happy Mother’s Day! You’re the greatest!!
Love Binky xxx