Moms are real life superheroes and we believe they should be celebrated all year round, not just on Mother’s Day! But having said that, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat Mom to some much-deserved spoils. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, her favourite home-cooked meal with some bubbles or spending time doing something she loves, we believe that all moms deserve a day of spoils. While presents certainly aren’t the only way to show your appreciation, we know that moms love a beauty treat. Here’s our compilation of the best beauty spoils for every budget.
Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Sheet Mask, R45.00. What better way to unwind after a long day than with a nourishing sheet mask in the bathtub?
Mavala Heritage Collection, R87.00. The latest collection from Mavala, these shades are gorgeous for the upcoming winter months, plus the formulation is free from toxic ingredients.
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, R75.00. A cult favourite in the US, Burt’s Bees has finally arrived in SA, and what better product to try first than the iconic beeswax lip balm.
Yardley Stayfast Lipstick range, R130.95. Yardley has introduced six new shades to this popular range of semi-matte lipsticks. Great colour payoff, enriched with vitamin E and antioxidants and waterproof. At R130.95, these are a steal.
Lenthéric I Love Body Creams, R35.95. Available in four scents, this new range is ultra-affordable without skimping on hydration capabilities. Plus, they smell delicious too.
Ecologic Rose Quartz Roller, R380.00. The Ancient Egyptians believed in the beautifying powers of rose quartz, and so do we. This is a non-invasive, holistic alternative to micro-needing, boosting circulation and reducing puffiness and redness.
Inoar Virgin Coconut Oil, R350.00. The natural way to hydrate and care for your hair, coconut oil can deeply penetrate the strands of the hair and the scalp for intense nourishment. This one smells heavenly too!
Rain Home Fragrance Namib Rees Diffuser Set, R415.00. No mom can resist a home diffuser, right? This natural one from Rain contains notes of starflower, cedarwood, desert resins and vanilla musk.
Lush Sleepy Body Lotion, R275.00. Our editor’s favourite body lotion, Sleepy has the dreamiest scent of all (think lavender, oatmeal and tonka absolute), and is known to help aid a good night’s sleep.
The Silk Lady Organic Peace Silk Beauty Cocoons, R375.00. A brand new way to exfoliate, these gentle cocoons are softly abrasive to remove impurities and reveal a radiant complexion. Simply soak in warm water before placing the cocoon on your index finger and moving it over the skin in soft circular movements.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Collection, R825.00 (100ml EDT sprays). Introducing two brand new additions to the White Tea family, White Tea Wild Rose and White Tea Vanilla Orchid. These gorgeous feminine scents capture the joy of life’s simple pleasures with striking notes of white tea and white iris, madras wood, tonka bean absolute, and more.
ghd curve creative curl wand, R2700.00. Suitable for longer and shorter hair, this versatile styler can achieve anything from soft waves to natural-looking curls. Its advanced technology allows the styler to adapt to your hair to maintain the optimum styling temperature of 185°C throughout the barrel.
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre EDP, R1615.00 (50ml). More intense than the original Chance EDT, this gorgeous new interpretation expresses radiant femininity with jasmine absolute, rose and creamy white musk. It’s so beautiful, you may be tempted to keep it for yourself instead.
ghd air hairdryer, R2200.00. Help Mom get a salon blow-dry in half the time, in her own home. High-pressure airflow and advanced ionic technology replaces frizz and flyaways with bouncy soft locks.
Lancôme La Nuit Trésor EDP, R1350.00 (50ml). Sultry and seductive, this alluring scent consists of black rose essence, incense, papyrus essence, lychee praline and vanilla orchid absolute. Inspired by the hypnotic beauty of the black diamond, we love the unique bottle – it’s the perfect dresser accessory.
Sothys Secrets De Sothys Premium Youth Cream, R2495.00. Offering a lifting effect on the skin and improved firmness, this advanced formulation showcases visible results, day after day. Skin looks younger and feels healthier, plus the delicate fragrance ensures it’s a pleasure to apply. This is the ultimate indulgent treat!
The most practical gift you’ll ever buy:
Most of us end up wearing reading glasses as we get older, and you may have noticed Mom reaches for hers when she’s reading, cooking, or doing some work. But what about when she’s applying makeup? It’s impossible to apply makeup with them on, but how do you manage if you can’t see without them? A clever South African has come up with the Younilook – a patented tool that combats the problem. It consists of an extendable arm which attaches to your mirror, to which you add a pair of lenses, allowing a magnified, corrected, unimpeded image of your face. There’s a built-in light for use if required and four different lenses, spanning the range of refraction errors from 1.0 to 3.75. No more smudged makeup! Clever, right?