Show your mum some love with a thoughtful fragrance or pretty pampering set.
With all that they do for us, our mums definitely deserve more than just a card on Mothering Sunday, so show Mummy Dearest how much you care with a present from her favourite beauty brand.
From scents to sets, these are gifts that will make mum’s day…
FANCY FACE MASKS
Not only are face masks super-trendy (it’s the most Googled beauty term this year so far), they let you and mum indulge in some pampering time together.
Bee Good NectaPerfecta Beautifying Mask, £39.95 (www.beegood.co.uk)
Eisenberg Paris Firming Remodelling Mask, £73 (www.eisenberg.com)
There are a host of new spring fragrances that smell as good as they look, like Narciso Rodriguez’s punchy pink Fleur Musc and Jo Malone’s brushstroke-embellished Bloomsbury Set collection (we love the fresh and floral Blue Hyacinth Cologne).
Jo Malone Blue Hyacinth Cologne, £46 for 30ml (www.jomalone.co.uk)
They may seem a bit like the lazy option, but when gift sets are this good, you’d be a fool not to…
Lush Best Friends, £24.95 (www.lush.com)
Bringing stunning scents that linger long after the flame has gone out, scented candles are the perfect accompaniment to a long, hot soak in the tub, and the beauty brands have really outdone themselves this season.
Jo Loves Spring A Layered Candle, £80 (www.joloves.com)
Which ingredient makes for the best sheet mask: oil, clay or charcoal? Our testers find out…
“This easy to use citrus offering from Origins (just open, unfold and pop it on) is soaked in an uplifting zesty oil. After leaving it on for 10 minutes, I massaged in the moisturising residue in and found that my skin looked instantly dewier and brighter. There’s plenty of oil left on the sheet to apply to your neck and decolletage afterwards too.”
“Made with activated charcoal, this mask starts to bubble as soon as you place it over your face, which feels like tiny fish nibbling at your face – in a good way! The black mask was quickly covered in a soft layer of soapy suds, and when I removed it and rinsed my face 15 minutes later, my skin felt squeaky clean. It’s a little harsh for me, but for oily complexions this would be ideal.”
“This mask comes in two separate halves, which means it fits nicely to the contours of your face. Once on, it stays in place and feels pleasant – there’s barely any discomfort or tightness as it dries. Peeling it off 20 minutes later, there was no pesky clay residue, my complexion is noticeably more even and feels super soft.”