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Mother’s Day | Last Minute Shopping


This Sunday is Mother’s Day on this side of the Atlantic. If you’re not as organised as you had hoped and find yourself running to the shops on Sunday morning (ahem, like me) here are some ideas.


If you’re looking for really nice skincare sets to treat your Mammy, Origins is a great option. Their Touch of Youth Plantscription Anti-ageing range helps target the four major signs of ageing by reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, lifting and smoothing skin’s texture and helping to revive bounce. Sales spiel aside, I have tried the eye cream and the cleanser, they are on my repurchase life. My skin was lifted, firmer, softer and no breakouts. £49/€65

  • Plantscription™ Anti-aging serum (30ml)
  • Plantscription™ Anti-aging cleanser (50ml)
  • Plantscription™ Youth Renewing Night Cream (30ml)


The Love Me Ginger set is a little cheaper at €40/£30. There are citrus infused aromas of Lemon, Lime, Bergamot and tangy Ginger.

  • Ginger Float™ Cream Bubble Bath (150ml)
  • Ginger Souffle™ Whipped Body Cream (100ml)
  • Incredible Spreadable Scrub™ Ginger body smoother (100ml)


What Mother doesn’t enjoy a nice candle, the good quality kind they are unlikely to buy for themselves. Forgoe the usual Yankee and look at something a little more luxurious. The Max Benjamin Candle range is really gorgeous and they come in at only €18.95 each from Kilkenny Design. So if you’re on a budget and are looking for a smaller gift this is a great one. Kilkenny customers will receive a free box of Butlers Chocolate Truffles (RRP €15) with every purchase in-store and online over €75 from March 10th to 30th.


The Body Shop English Dawn collection is another great option. The scent is pretty and elegant, it’s perfectly named since it smells like a country garden. It’s fresh and is not a grandma scent :)

  • English Dawn White Gardenia Eau De Toilette €25.95
  • Fragrance Mist €11.95 (this one is a great choice!)
  • Body Lotion €15.95
  • Shower Gel €13.95


Giorgio Armani Si is my fragrance of the moment. It’s modern, elegant and soft. I would happily wear this one day or night. €54 for 30ml from Boots and departments stores. and soft.


I couldn’t leave you without including these two beauties. If your Ma would like a new face for Mother’s Day then these are for her – either or both! They cost €36.50 each. I will be re-buying both until I’m eighty! Stocklist here.

Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque – This mask is full of antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E. It promotes hydration and reduces the signs of ageing. I love this one for dry skin days when my skin is dull and grey.

Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque – My favourite skincare product of all time, I yap about this one way too much but incase you missed my declarations of undying love – this mask contains a blend of Glycolic and Salicylic Acids which slough off dead skin like nothing else I have come across. It improves dark ageing spots, irregular pores, dry skin, lessens the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The clarity of your skin after one treatment is visible. This stuff is amazing for ageing skin, your Mammy will thank you!


I hope everyone has a lovely Mother’s Day, whether it’s with your own Mam or your children.

Amy x




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