In partnership with Beauty Pie
Mother’s Day in our house is often a casual affair: maybe an egg sandwich in bed and, if I’m lucky, a wonderful treat suggested by myself. You see, I am not one for gifts that won’t be used, as unromantic as that sounds. And I like to think that I give gifts that are useful, too. That’s why I have compiled a Mother’s Day guide of really useful items that will be truly appreciated. And I believe that’s a great way of showing my appreciation to the recipient, too (thanks for everything, mum!).
I pretty much do all my gift shopping at Beauty Pie nowadays as they have everything (skincare, haircare, make-up, vitamins) and you can access luxury products without the major retailer mark-ups (read my last post explaining the joys of Beauty Pie here) . Plus it’s all cruelty-free. Not a member? You can get £10 off Beauty Pie Plus membership with code THEFRUGALITYSENTME.
My mum loves to receive a box of beauty products but she is also not really a serum and huge skincare user. As much as I’d love to introduce her to AHAs and retinol I would rather her enjoy easy products that she will use everyday without a thought. I have opted for:
Super Healthy Hair strengthening shampoo (£8.77, typical price £25) and Daily weightless conditioner (£8.68). I have gifted this SO many times to friends, my sister and my mother-in-law too! It’s a great gift because who doesn’t love to receive good shampoo (that also looks amazing in a bathroom)?! I use this at home myself and also love the elastic repair treatment conditioner a couple of times a week to leave my hair stronger post maternity.
Happy Face extreme relief cica moisture cream – my superficial self is in love with the packaging but I know my mum will love this cream. Made in Japan and for dry skin, this is a skin staple and easy to travel with (£12.50, typical price £60).
Plantastic hand cream – the super retinol hand cream has served us well so this time we are trying the Plantastic nourishing shea butter hand cream with aloe vera and chamomile extract (I promise I did not make my decision based on its ultra chic packaging alone).
Uber volume boost velvet formula mascara in super black – because again, who doesn’t love a mascara? I have read great reviews on this one (maybe it will convert me from my favourite ‘Massive Fan 360’ mascara?).
And then for the final flair I will package them in the iconic Transparent makeup case in pink (£13.45, typical retail price £25). I have one of these and it is brilliant as I can easily see all my products, it’s wipe clean and the shape is easy to find in my bag. Plus this makes it easier to wrap!
And for me? Well it’d be rude not to….
The ‘Orange Absolute’ eau de toilette (£21.55, typical price £100) smells incredible and a lovely fresh spring fragrance. If in doubt? A candle will never disappoint (Bergamot and wild basil, if you’re asking) – they make perfect gifts for loved ones, pals and hostesses too.
This post was in collaboration with Beauty pie.