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Organic / Natural, Skin Care

Phyt’s Rituals Set – An Organic Mammy’s Day Pressie? (& Review)

I am a huge fan of Phyt’s skincare. It’s natural but has potent ingredients that work on my skin without causing any irritation. I was pretty excited to see their Rituals Set as I had yet to try their body care products.

The set contains:

1. Hand Cream (40ml). 3 in 1 hand treatment, with lemon as an anti-pigmentation component for the skin, natural vitamin E for strengthening the nails and hazelnut oil, patchouli & rosemary to nourish and protect the hands against aggressions due to climate, cleaning products etc

2. A travel Relaxing Body Oil for nourishing the skin. Can be used with pregnancy. Contains: wheatgerm oil to nourish and keep the elasticity of the skin, lavender, tarragon and natural vit E.

3. A travel Body Gommage scrub shower gel with apricot seed powder for the exfoliation, orange & palmarosa for relaxing scents & skin soothing properties.

The set costs €35 which is pretty good for products that are 100% natural. It would also make a lovely Mother’s Day pressie although I tend to buy sets like this for myself too – it’s a good way to try a variety of products without shelling out for the full size.

What did I think?

The oils is my favourite product in the set. Although it’s travel size it will last a decent amount of time as a little goes a long way. It smells fresh and natural and left my skin soft. Best of all I didn’t end up with those blasted bumps at the backs of my arms. The hand cream is lovely too. Again, a little goes a long way and smells lovely. The shower gel with exfoliating particles is gentle and refreshing. More for regular use rather than the monthly skin sloughing event. I would re-purchase all of these products.

Phyt’s products are sold in salons all around Ireland – stockist here link!

Any more ideas for Mother’s Day? Some Mammy’s are harder to buy for – mine is definitely in this category!

Bath & Body, General

Mother’s Day on a Budget – Mums Bath Ballistic from Lush

I know that many of my readers are young uns’ and are probably trying to make their few bob stretch for Mother’s Day (3rd of April). Well I got my hands on this adorable bath ballistic from Lush that costs less that €5. So if you’re on a tight budget and thinking of picking up a thoughtful token for your dear aul’ mammy (correction – young, glamorous mammy) something like this might be a good option.


This bath ballistic is presented on a stick, which I think makes it a little more special. The tags are also seeded so your mam can plant them afterwards and grow her own real flowers – two little pressies in one :)

‘Mums’ is apparently short for chrysantheMums – hee hee.

I’ll keep the Mother’s Day ideas coming. In the meantime please share your ideas with the rest of us.

General, Giorgio Armani, Perfume / Fragrance

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – The Fancy Kind

I know that Mother’s Day is a month away, April 3rd in Europe and May 8th in the US, but I am starting to think of ideas for my lovely mammy. Of all the people in my life she is the most difficult to buy for at Christmas and birthdays and of course Mother’s Day. I will be posting any ideas I have over the next few weeks and would love your suggestions.

Today’s ideas are on the higher end of the spectrum in beauty terms. I will also be posting more affordable options as I come across them.

Armani fragrance and hand bag

My mam is a huge fan of Armani Code, she’s on her fifth bottle. Giorgio Armani is dedicating a limited edition ladies handbag inspired by their latest collection to women for Mother’s Day. The bag is free with any bottle of the perfume above 50ml and is presented in a black gift box (yay, no wrapping). The set is available in Ireland on the 7th of March.

Prices- Armani Code Femme Eau de Parfum 50ml €36.75 / Eau de Parfum 75ml €46.90 / Eau de Toilette 50ml €31.27 / Eau de Toilette 75ml €40.04


Lancôme Gift Box

The set costs €70 and it contains:

  • Genifique Concentrate 30ml
  • Bi-Fical 30ml
  • Hypnose Precious Cells 2ml
  • L’Absolu Rouge (No. 6) 1.65ml
  • Miracle EDP 5ml



Yves Saint Laurent gift

Yves Saint Laurent are offering a  coplimentary  gift set with the purchase of Belle d’Opium or Opium fragrance (50ml or above) The set includes:

  • Gift pouch inspired by Yves Saint Laurent fashion accessory
  • Contains deluxe trial size NEW Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Shade 09
  • Mini Luxurious Mascara
  • Mini Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
  • Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator 5ml


Available from 12th March 2011.
Prices: Belle D’Opium EDP 50ml – €73.00  / EDP 90ml – €102.00
Opium EDP 50ml – €48.37 /  EDT 50ml – €40.89 / EDT 90ml – €60.93


What do you think of these?

Salon Treatments

Pamper your Mammy for €20 this Mother’s Day

If you’re like me you might be looking for ideas for Mother’s Day. I came across this great bargain and thought I would share.

The Body Shop have Pampering Vouchers for just €20. For this price your mum gets

  • One eyebrow threading
  • One facial treatment
  • One makeover

*Vouchers are available for the following stores: Grafton St, Blanchardstown, Liffey Valley, Swords, Henry St & Dundrum.


They also have some gift sets available which would be perfect for Mother’s Day.

White Musk Gift Set – €28.95



Bath & Body

Mother’s Day Gift Boxes, with Freebies

I am a busy bee preparing Mother’s Day gift boxes. The box includes seven 100% natural soap bars. I use therapeutic quality essential oils to soothe skin. I have added  in some free items, since Mammy’s are worth it. The box includes:

  • Lemongrass & Calendula Body Wash Bar (Fresh & Zingy)
  • Lavender & Oat Body Scrub Bar (great exfoliator for sensitive skin) Continue Reading