By BR Kellie
Sorry. Couldn't help myself with that title. I'm a mother to a Disney-loving princess. I've heard the Tangled songs more times that I've heard my favourite Madonna tune. We even have the Tangled album for trips in the car. I live the dream. Yep.
Which is why come Mother's Day I do expect a nice wee gift for living that dream. And you know what? I expect the majority of mums out there feel the same, because the moment I said to my fellow BR mumsy's 'what beauty gift would you like to receive on Mother's Day' I didn't have time to take a breath before suggestions were thrust at me to write down. Yes, it seems we mums are keen for a gift of the beauty kind...
So from affordable to ostentatious. Happy to sensual. Sensible to splashy. Here are our picks for Mother's Day present hits!
Clarins Huile Tonic. As BR Merilyn so often says, 'it's a spa experience in your shower'. Wash your bod, massage it on, enjoy the aroma as it envelops you, then rinse and go. The perfect gift for a mum who wants to treat herself but struggles to find the time.
For the mum who dreams of having a bath alone... run her a bath, treat her to LUSH's Incredible Mum bath bomb, then give her half an hour or so to let the ylang-ylang and bergamot oil nourish her skin while brightening her spirit.
This might just be the favourite product to cross the crews' desks so far this year. L'Oréal Sugar Scrubs have become a firm favourite, and very much part of our beauty routines. We BR mummies love the way they smell, we love the way they feel, we love that they work to give us smoother, glowier, clearer looking skin. Also, they can be snuck into the grocery shop if you suspect they who should remember to buy you a mother's day present might forget!
Cuticles? Sorted. Dry elbows? Sorted. Parched lips? Sorted. Kid has come out in random case of itchy hives? Trilogy Everything Balm helps! (Well, it helped my little human recently when she came down with hives and needed something soothing - patch test yourself and others before using.) Multi-purpose and can be used on multiple people. A must-have for a mum's handbag!
You are my sunshine! My only sunshine!
According to BR Jeanie, Benefit Sun Beam 'makes you look all glowy and fresh when you apply to cheekbones....nice and subtle, not all silver...... so you don't look like a silver shiny contoured/highlighted robot'.
Perfect for a mum who likes to get her glow on!
Gimme. Gimme. Gimme. This is straight up my pick. The NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette. I can't go past Mecca without popping in and swatching this puppy. It makes my heart go into overdrive. It gives me a massive case of the happies. But at $94 it also means I have to walk on by because the little human's gymnastics fees take priority. I shall be leaving this article open on my laptop for The Husband to see so he can at the very least get me a voucher to put towards buying it. (BUY THE WHOLE THING HUSBAND, I'M WORTH IT! Hahaha... no, seriously, I am.)
For the new mum with a sense of humour. Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm will keep her lips and nips in tip top condition!
Clinique Happy - the name alone says it all. This vibrant fragrance is sure to put a spring in any mum's step!
Now Christian Dior Dolce Vita isn't exactly what you'd call affordable... but we are firm believers that mums are worth it (of course we are, there are mums galore at Beauty Review. The bias is real!). Floral, fruity, spicy, this is one scent that is worth every cent!
For the mum that has eyes in the back of her head... or who happens to enjoy a floral fragrance, Kenzo World is a must! Sensual, hypnotic, enticing and inxtoxicating. It's a bit blimmin' special.