Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and most of us are probably still wondering what to get that special woman in our life. It can be your mum, Grandma, aunt, or even the nice lady who lives next door. Every woman that has played a role in our life deserves a good gift (or just a hug) on Mother's day. I'm sure that'll make them feel really special. =)

Anyways, back to the main topic of this post. I've been surfing around the web and strolling by beauty counters looking at what would be a nice Mother's day gift. Most of the items I'm going to mention will be beauty and skincare related (this is a beauty blog afterall right?). This doesn't mean that you have to get them beauty products. It could be anything that you know they'll like. In the end, it's the thought that counts. =) But please don't get them something that you know they would never ever use or appreciate, that will eventually be stashed away at the back of her closet and will never be used.

Perfumes:
Fragrances are usually a bit hit during Mother's day. Beauty companies will start having various promotions and special editions during this time of the year. If that special woman in your life adores fragrances, she might just like these.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom
The latest addition to DKNY's Be Delicious range. It combines the scent of Rose and Jasmine to the original Be Delicious, giving it a very fresh and feminine scent. It's not overly sweet, and definitely not overpowering at all. It's suitable for daytime where you want a fresh floral scent with a hint of apple and grapefruit.


Flora by Gucci
Another new perfume. This time it's by Gucci. The bottle itself is enough reason to make a purchase The classy looking hexagonal bottle is a collector's must. The scent is very light: Sweet and floral-ish. There's a feminine and elegant characteristic to it. To me, the Peony and Rose really gives it a feminine touch.


Makeup:
For those who like makeup, these two are my top picks.

Estee Lauder Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder
First off, the embossed pattern. Isn't that just lovely. Doesn't it make you want to open it up everyday just to look at it. LOL. This would your skin a natural glow, without emphasizing pores and fine lines. Blend all the colors together and lightly sweep it on the forehead, cheekbones and tip of your nose. Or apply the pink shade on the apples of your cheeks to use it as a blush. The other cool thing is, you can even use the colors separately as eyeshadows. =) That's one multi-purpose product right there.

O.P.I Fairytale Bride Collection
O.P.I's latest collection introduced four new soft shades: I Pink I Love You, Otherwise Engaged, Isn't It Romantic and At First Sight. All four shades are very wearable. Doesn't matter if you're 20, 40 or even 60, all of them will look super elegant and feminine. Perfect for any occasion. My favorite? Isn't It Romantic. It's a very very soft mauv-ish pink. It's so girly, yet doesn't scream hot-pink. Super pretty.

Skincare:
For those who loves to take good care of their skin.

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Lifting Concentrate
This intensive treatment will help fight the main signs of aging. It is an age defense treatment that claims to significantly reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles and lines while bringing a noticeable lift to firmness to the look of your skin. In addition to that, the smell is absolutely divine. My mum loves loves loves the smell. I don't really know how to describe the smell, it's just really nice. The scent is very soothing and calming. This would be the perfect gift if you mum, aunt or grandma is starting to complain about wrinkles or worried about developing those "wise lines". =) You know what they say: Prevention is better than cure. ;)

Others:

Now, this is a special one (and totally random). I've just recently discovered this, and I am totally in love with it. If your mum likes to cook, this is the perfect kitchen helper. =)

Kenwood Multi Snacker
This is so good and convenient, it's unbelievable. It comes with three pairs of non-stick inter-changeable plates: grill, sandwich maker and waffle maker. I managed to use all three of them in one day. Waffle for breakfast (yum!), ham and cheese sandwich for lunch and grilled marinated chicken for dinner. It's great for people who wants something that's easy to clean and, make good and healthy food (cause you don't need much oil). And it really doesn't cut food preparation time. Awesome! The plates are easy to remove and cleaning is a breeze. Just let it cool down, remove the plates, and wash it using tepid water with a mild detergent.

Hope this will be able to help some of you choose the perfect gift for Mother's Day.
Let me know what you got! =)


Photo sources: Sephora, Shiseido, Estee Lauder

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