Mother’s Day (Tried, Tested & Loved) Beauty Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day is less than a month away for those of us living in, or have ‘Mammies’ living in Ireland and the UK! If you didn’t realise this then stop reading this blog after this sentence and mark Sunday March 15th, 2015 into your calendar, then come back of course, sure we’d miss you terribly.
To mark the occasion flowers will fill kitchen’s and living-rooms up and down the country and cards with ‘Best Mum’ and ‘Greatest Mother’ will be in abundance. Some mothers will be treated everything from a ‘slap-up meal down the local’ to fine-dining, Michelin Star style … while others won’t even have to make their own bed on that Sunday morning as they’ll have been whisked away the night previous to a hotel or spa somewhere, if they are lucky!
However as much as we would all like to whisk wives and mothers away for the weekend or even night, as much as we’d like to treat them to a beauty spa experience to rival all others … life does get in the way of our intentions. Timing and money are probably the biggest factors to influence this … but all is not lost as you can always ‘Bring the Beauty Spa to Her’ and here are my Top Tried, Tested and Loved beauty products you can get your darling Mother for Mother’s Day …
Mio Fit For Skin Range
‘Mio’s Fit Skin For Life includes firmers, toners, mega-moisturisers, muscle motivators and soothers – everything you need to regain your former glory in your quest for strong, smooth, gorgeously fit skin from top to toe. Every Mio product is a bespoke personal fitness trainer for your skin’
The Mio’s Fit Skin for Life Range includes: Cellulite & Firming |Moisturising Must Haves |WorkOut Essentials |Bath & Shower
From the range I’ve tried the Mio Liquid Yoga which is a ‘restorative bath soak’, the Mio The Activist Oil which is ‘firming active body oil for dry skin’ from the ‘Moisturising Must Haves’ and the Workout Wonder which is ‘invigorating muscle gel’ from ‘WorkOut Essentials’ – all products are free from artificial colours, parabens, smells, lauryl sulphate and glycols and are available in Cleary’s and pharmacies nationwide. Prices range between €25.00 and €42.00.
‘Since its launch in 2000, REN has become a cult favourite amongst celebrities, beauty editors and consumers. REN’s philosophy of Clean Skincare can be summed up in three words: Performance, Purity and Pleasure.’
REN’s Skincare range is quite extensive and includes cleansers, moisturisers and anti-aging creams that are free from synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, petrolatum, sulfate detergents, synthetic colours, animal ingredients, parabens and a whole host of other nasties I can’t even pronounce!
From their range of products I’ve tried, adored and will highly recommend the FLASH RINSE 1 MINUTE FACIAL the V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream and the V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream with all products RRP at €38.00 and available from Debenhams, Marks & Spencer (Liffey Valley, Dundrum & Grafton St) and select pharmacies nationwide.
Emjoi MICRO Pedi
‘MICRO Pedi works to gently yet effectively buff away callused and coarse skin with a unique roller action, restoring pedi perfect feet every time. Its unique roller action spins 360 degrees, 30 times per second, removing even the roughest of skin on heels and feet. Ergonomically designed, the hand-held pedicure device is easy to grip and will keep your mum stepping out in style.’
I’m a fan of the MICRO Pedi and you can read about it in my Best Beauty Buy in a While – The Emjoi MICRO Pedi post. It’s priced at €39.95 and is available from Boots, leading pharmacies nationwide and online from www.micropedi.ie – Replacement rollers are €14.95.
Emjoi MICRO Nail
‘Rotating at 360 degrees up to 1,800 times per minute, MICRO Nail has two patented rollers. The first, ‘MICRO Smooth’ roller is designed to buff away ridges, reduce staining and help improve the appearance of dryness. The second, ‘MICRO Shine’ roller works in seconds to leave nails with a beautiful, healthy high-shine.’
This product is the perfect tool to keep your nails beautifully buffed and shiny when in between salon trips or if you prefer to do your nails yourself … it will actually look like you’ve been to a salon! The MICRO Nail is priced at €49.95 and the replacement roller packs are sold in sets of four and cost €14.95. You’ll find it in Boots, leading pharmacies nationwide and like the MICRO Pedi is available online from www.micronail.ie
‘STEAMCREAM is an Anglo-Japanese cream freshly handmade in the UK everyday using the steam method for a lightly whipped, glossy texture. STEAMCREAM uses only the finest quality natural ingredients including orange flower water, organic jojoba oil, lavender essential oil, cocoa butter, almond oil, oatmeal infusion and rose absolute.’
This cream is divine – a one-size-fits-all moisturiser that can be used on the face, body and hands and is suitable for all skin types. You choose your STEAMCREAM from an ‘array of beautiful, eco-friendly tins that can be reused for other things. Once sold out they’re gone forever making STEAMCREAM tins exquisite pieces of history to collect … My one pictured was aptly named for me ‘Elizabeth’ (it being my second name). Priced at €16.50 and available in Debenhams and a host of pharmacies nationwide, this cream is special.
‘The Satinique range includes moisture-rich products for healthy hair, colour-treated hair and is designed to boost volume and improve radiance.’
Satinique is a premium haircare brand and includes the following in its collection; Satinique Revitalising Mask, Satinique Scalp Tonic, Satinique Colour Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, Satinique Dual Defend Spray, Satinique Smooth Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, Satinique Straightening Balm and Satinique Texturing Matte Wax. I’ve tried and tested the NEW Satinique Shine Spray, RRP €18.55, which is a clear, light finishing mist that improves the sheen of hair. It’s perfect for all hair types and contains a blend of Argan Oil and Vitamin E. I plan on trying out the Smooth Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner and I like the sound of the Straightening Balm for when I do straighten my hair. The Satinique collection is available exclusively at the Amway Ireland which you can find at www.amway.ie and prices range from €12.35 to €51.95.
*Products featured were received as samples for review purposes – as with all products on The Life of Stuff, only products deemed worthy of your time and money are reviewed and featured. My words are always honest.
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