To take some time for yourself is the ultimate luxury and this is what I think beauty gifts should inspire, a moment of luxury and relaxation a moment to yourself.
Many skincare and makeup lovers say they find makeup is their therapy and genuinely feel their heart rate drops after spending ten or twenty minutes alone going through their daily ritual.
I've listed below some of my old favourites and some new exciting beauty launches that would make a gorgeous gift to yourself or a mum of any description; new mums, dog mums and mammy figures all deserve a treat this weekend.
1. Ella & JO Relax & Renew Night Cream
This fabulous Irish brand has just launched their very own night cream, Relax & Renew Night Cream which sounds absolutely and a great option for those who have slightly more sensitive skin. This cream is one of the first products in Ireland to use Bakuchiol, a natural vitamin a that works as efficiently as retinol but without the skin irritation.
If you are gifting this I’d suggest pairing it with Ella & Jo’s absolutely beautiful cleanser 'Melt The Day Away’, I can hand on heart say it is my all time favourite cleanser. It takes the pain away from removing your makeup and literally melts it off your face in seconds leaving your skin feeling gorgeously hydrated. Honestly treat yourself or someone you love to this right now! Shop the range here.
2. South William St Clinic
The team at South William St Clinic are one of the more professional I’ve ever met. I had the pleasure of a brief tour there recently and can honestly say I learned more in that 20 minutes that I have in a lifetime of beauty treatments! From skin analysis and skin consultations to the ever popular Hydrafacial this little spot of heaven in the centre of Dublin is a gorgeous gift and treat for anyone. Browse the range of treatments here.
3. Charlotte Tilbury
I popped a poll up on my Instagram asking for Mother’s Day gift suggestions and the dreamy new Pillow Talk collection seems to have caught lots of people’s attention too and I can confirm, it is gorgeous!
My top picks from the new collection would be the gorgeous Pillow Talks Dream Luxury Palette, Beauty Light Wand in shade Pillowtalk Original and my favourite would be the absolutely beautiful Cheek and Lip creams in ‘Colour of Dreams’ and ‘Colour of Passion’. All of these picks would work with a variety of skin tones and make a gorgeous addition to any make up bag! Shop the collection here.
4. The Rosie for Inglot Collection
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Another very exciting collection that has just launched by long standing Irish makeup brand Inglot with Irish businesswoman and influencer Rosie Connolly! The collection consists of 28 products and if you’re looking for something that will work for everyone, I don’t think you could go wrong with the Secret Nudes Lip Collection.
I will picking up Rosie’s preferred combo - ‘Magical Nude’ lipstick paired with the ‘Deep Disclosure’ lipliner, cannot wait to try! As an added bonus the lip products are infused with Tsubaki Oil Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Oil, Vitamin E and Natural Peptides, these bespoke ingredients protect against water loss and apparently when applied regularly the nourishing formula works to improve the overall condition of your lips. Shop the collection here.
One of my all time favourite skincare brands that’s just great value for the level of quality is NUXE. Treat your loved one this Mother's Day to the iconic NUXE oil with seven 100% botanical precious oils.
The brand is now revealing a new version with a floral and delicate scent. Its anti-oxidant action, "anti-pollution shield" effect and its effect on reducing the appearance of stretch marks make it your everyday ally. Its inimitable dry oil texture is accompanied by a novel olfactory signature at Nuxe, featuring fresh and floral notes for a new moment of pleasure. Shop the gorgeous NUXE range here.