Leanne Kelsall rounds up the best luxury beauty gifts for Mothering Sunday 2016…
With just weeks to go until Mother’s Day, we’ve lined up our favourite luxury beauty treats to surprise the leading lady in your life.
Penhaligon’s Neroli Luxury Scented Candle
Penhaligon’s have been conjuring up sublime scents for over 134 years. Perfect for brew-loving mums, their tea-inspired Luxury Candles are the most extravagant in the range, with more than 100 hours of burning time. The distinctive Neroli (Lady Grey) Candle has a sweet orange blossom aroma that’s just as warming as a good cuppa.
VOYA Dream Crème
Your dear mum doesn’t need to spend hours at the dermatologist to get the skin of her dreams. VOYA’s seaweed-based Dream Crème is full of green goodness aging skin will love. This 100% organic skincare brand is a regular in spas across the country, and the first in the world to feature hand-harvested seaweed in their entire range. It’s fuss-free and specially formulated to repair overnight. Now that’s beauty sleep.
Versace Bright Crystal
With spring on the way, Versace’s new floral fragrance makes for a great gift idea. Combining pomegranate grains and lotus flowers, it’s a little spritz of luxury that’s fit for every occasion. We’ve spotted a great deal at The Fragrance Shop, so you can get it for slightly less just before her special day.
£60 (200ml) at The Fragrance Shop (RRP £110)
Kiss Me Quick sessions at à la Carte London
Personalised gifts are a great way to show how much you care. Bespoke British beauty brand, à la Carte Cosmetics (with its strong celebrity following), has taken this one step further, giving mother and daughter the chance to create a custom gift together. Kiss Me Quick sessions – held at their glamorous flagship store in Sloane Square – will give your mum the chance to create her own lipstick. She’ll also get expert advice on flawless lipstick application. Plus, you can both enjoy a professional makeover so you leave the store looking glam.
£75-£100 (includes lipstick)
Philip Kingsley Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer
Philip Kingsley’s multi-award winning Elasticizer was originally created for Audrey Hepburn in 1974. Since then, this pre-shampooing moisture treatment has transformed the tresses of many celebrities, including Michelle Keegan, Sienna Miller and Cate Blanchett. With its fresh, floral fragrance, you can treat your mum to a spa-like experience at home. All she has to do is comb through damp hair and sit back and relax, while the miracle cream works its magic.
ARTISTRY HYDRA-V Refreshing Eye Gel Cream
An anti-wrinkle cream is every mother’s secret-weapon and some serious science has gone into creating ARTISTRY’s Hydra-V™ range. Inspired by a Nobel-Prize-winning research, involving water channels called aquaporins (that’s not another made-up marketing term by the way), these new creams and serums deliver intense hydration to skin that needs some TLC. With rare ingredients like Norwegian fjord water, we recommend the Eye Gel Cream to soothe tired eyes and banish dark circles.
Nanshy Masterful Collection Makeup Brushes
Give your mum the tools she needs to unleash her inner makeup artist. Nanshy’s premium Masterful Collection contains essential brushes to help her get on board with the latest beauty trends. The bristles are soft and silky on her delicate skin, and won’t absorb bacteria or excess make-up. They’re long-lasting, and crafted using synthetic hair that’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
GENEU Bespoke Anti-Ageing Serums
Introduce your mum to truly tailored skincare this Mother’s Day. GENEU’s PHD-qualified doctors use actual DNA (taken via a mouth swab) to asses how quickly skin is losing collagen. Then, they create a bespoke serum duo to help slow the aging process. One trip their Bond Street clinic is all it takes so why not pre-load a gift card and help her start her journey to younger skin.
Individual serums start from £80 (10ml)
label.m Diamond Dust Shampoo & Conditioner
Label.m’s Diamond Dust Collection contains real black and white diamond dust, as well other little luxuries, like champagne and pearls. The semi-precious hair care system is rich in nutrients, to leave hair silky, sumptuous and amazingly shine-reflective. It’s gentle on the scalp too, protecting hair from everyday heat and humidity.
Diamond Dust Shampoo £20.25 (250ml), Diamond Dust Conditioner £22.95 (250ml)
Moroccanoil Fleur De Rose Body Buff
Moroccanoil’s Body Buff will give your mum a glorious head-to-toe glow with its gentle, exfoliating oils. The scrub is infused with rose petals to polish away dead skin and the leave it (literally) smelling like roses. The Fleur de Rose collection is an instant stress buster thanks to its sensual scent.
ILA Face Mask for Glowing Radiance
Great for on-the-go mums, ILA’s Glowing Radiance Face Mask is packed full of antioxidants to transform tired skin. Like comfort food but for the face, this rich clay mask contains regenerative Indian Rose Damascena that’s handpicked from the Himalayas. Rose oil is known for healing almost any type of skin condition – from sensitive, to oily, to dry.