It's a challenging time at present with beauty, nail, and hair salons appointments inaccessible. I have listed a few of my trusted favorites for gift ideas for Mother's Day, May 10th, all are available online for your easy shopping.
These are the brands I use myself and have remained faithful to for years, others are new finds I've discovered and started to use.
It's the perfect time to spoil your Mother and remind her of the importance of self-care. When the mind is under stress, the body needs extra pampering — easier said than done when gyms are closed and venturing outside is actively discouraged. Self-care and nurturing ourselves at home is a wonderful option. Luscious skin creams, nurture, and repair hair mask moments are something we don't usually take the time for in which we should spend more time.
Let me begin.
Mother's Day gift 1: Face Serum
I just adore Vintners Daughter as my go-to daily face serum every morning and night. It fits like Cinderella's slipper to my skin.
This face oil is infused with 22 of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals which start with whole plants sourced from conscious growers around the globe. The whole process takes three weeks to complete.
La Fervance is a new discovery for me and I love it!. It is a family-owned, niche brand that launched this January, just in time for Covid-19 closures.
They are offering any reader from this journal post a 25% discount by adding the code Wendy on check out.
You won't be disappointed, this luscious formula gives an iridescent glow to the skin thanks to its cocktail of 23kt gold dust infused with over 67% of active ingredients.
I use it on my face, neck, and back of my hands as a weekly mask. The perfume is very pleasant in an organic sense. The thick luscious formula makes it a perfect night cream, a visible dewy glow is left behind so its wonderful to wake up to.
Made in Youthland is a superb niche, clean, family-owned skincare brand with the most gorgeous packaging concept I ever laid eyes on. The founder Diana Carrico has just opened her first showroom concept store in Portugal. I wake every morning to this skin toner formulated without alcohol and features a synergetic combination of grape extract, Lavender Essential oil & Kakadu plum with its potent antioxidants.
The natural perfume of this toner just transports me to "wake up" mode in seconds.
Mother's Day gift 2: Makeup Base
For an under makeup base, I adore the texture of the Lisa Franklin Pro-effect Luminescent Base. It mattifies the skin leaving a soft smooth surface, which is perfect to start any makeup off with.
Mother's Day gift 3: Ultimate Hair Care
I cannot speak about Mother’s Day without my very own Iles Formula Spa Pack! I created this pack thinking purely nurture moments but embellished it in a truly high-quality pack. I chose a gorgeous vegan leather and zip that will never break! The pack contains my award-winning Shampoo + Conditioner + Comb + Nurture mask.
I could write paragraphs about these formulas but instead, I ask you to simply read the wonderful reviews. It's a limited edition, so let mom enjoy it while it's available. The luscious nurtured hair it delivers is unbeatable!
Mother's Day gift 4: Hair Styling
If your mom loves some volume and easy curl movement, the Dyson Air Wrap is worth the investment. This hair styler does the curling all by itself through the magical Dyson air sucking innovation.
No good for a lazy beach wave look but perfect for a well-rounded curler effect wave. My favourite accessories for this hair styler are definitely the round brush and curler tong accessories, beautifully boxed in leather.
Mother's Day gift 5: Multi-Purpose Turban Towel
If you prefer an affordable but a very practical and useful gift, you can consider our Iles Formula Turban Towel. I use mine to clean my skin every day and always for my hair wash days.
They are suitable for all hair lengths as it comes with a button + loop system that holds your hair on the head no matter what movement you make. Its microfiber extracts the water rapidly and cuts down drying time by almost half.
Excellent for someone with natural curl and wave as it does not destroy the curl formation; ideal for those who love to dry their hair naturally.
Mother's Day gift 6: Lash Thickener
This Barboleta Serum is just magic. As women get older, our lashes usually become more sparse. This magic potion is like a fertilizer for lashes and brows.
Within a short few weeks, lashes and brows appear thicker and stronger. I'm not one to wear a lot of makeup so having healthy lashes is the key to my eyes looking fresh.
I hope these mother's day gift ideas will help you find a pick that will suit your mother this Mother's Day.
In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.