A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

So Mother’s Day is on the 31st March which means we all have exactly two weeks to search for and decide what to get for our mums as a gift to show exactly how much we appreciate them, easier said than done!

I personally never know what to get for my mum, I mean I’d love to give her the world, but where do I buy that?

I’ve teamed up with Fragrance Direct to bring you my top picks for Mother’s Day gifts on their website, I’ve broken them down into three categories.

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A Guide for her – beauty and more!

It’s fast approaching the big day when Santa will be sliding down our chimneys and delivering us all some amazing gifts.

Thankfully I started early this year and I’m now all finished, even wrapped so tomorrow won’t be stressful for me 🥳 bring on the food and Prosecco!

BUT if you still need to get a few bits for someone female in your life, Mum, sister, girlfriend, here are a few ideas!

I thought I would put together a mixture of gift ideas including jewellery, skincare and of course a few cosmetics!

These are all from some of my favourite brands, I have also left links so you know where to go to pick these up!

Bioderma skincare:

I am a huge fan of their skincare products, I love the fact that they have several lines which cater to different skin types, my favourite is the sensitive range!

Here are a few of my favs including this amazing gift set and can all be bought in boots! The gift sets are also available on Look Fantastic so why not treat yourself to one?

Johnny Loves Rosie:

There are some absolutely beautiful pieces available, jewellery, bags, purses etc.

One of my top picks is this beautiful rose gold bow necklace, it’s such an elegant piece.

All their items are available to buy in House of Fraser and directly on their website.

Urban Decay Cosmetics:

This has to be one of my favourite brands, I absolutely love their eyeshadow palettes and my new favourite is the Naked Cherry palette, it is the perfect palette for Autumn/ Winter!

It is available in all UD stores and Debenhams stores across the U.K.

If you know someone who loves make up and struggling what to buy them, this is definitely a great option!

Morphe Brushes:

I am a HUGE fan of Morphe, I am so glad that they now have a store near me in Westfield. I have recently picked up a few new bits and would highly recommend them!

Both of these items are great as stocking fillers or a gift to add to a main present.

They can both be picked up in the Morphe stores but also online, so if you’d like to treat yourself to these after Christmas then why not?

So that rounds up my last min gifting ideas for 2018!

I wanted to also thank you all for your support, reading and commenting on my blog posts. There will definitely be lots more to come in 2019!

Have a great Christmas and see you all back here in 2019!

Hugs, Kirsty Marie x

The 5 perfect Perfumes – a Gift Guide 2018!

The festive season is fast approaching and I’m definitely getting in the Christmas spirit!

Strangely enough this year I’m actually very nearly finished shopping, so unlike me!

But I thought I would share with you all my favourite perfumes at the moment, they would most definitely make a great present for your mum, sister, aunt, girlfriend…. I’m sure you get where I’m going with this! I know I absolutely love receiving a new perfume at Christmas, it soon becomes my go to winter scent.

I thought I’d share with you all a range of prices / scents so you have plenty to chose from!

So above is an over view, but I thought I’d detail one by one why I would recommend them, retail price, places to buy etc.

Gucci Bloom – £65.00 (50ml)

A perfect floral fragrance, it’s light but lasts all day. It has the most beautiful tuberose and jasmine notes.

Armani Si – £69.00 (50ml)

This is one of my favourites for a night out where I need to smell gorgeous into the wee hours!

It has beautiful vanilla, patchouli and woody base notes which definitely are prominent.

It’s definitely a timeless fragrance, I’d say this can be worn be anyone from your 16 year old sister to your 85 year old nan!

Misguided Boss Babe – £28 (80ml)

This is a fragrance I love wearing on a day to day basis, it smells amazing and lasts the whole working day. Also I mean it’s called boss babe, so it leaves me feeling like a boss!

I’m finding there’s a little theme with my top 5 perfumes, this one is also quite floral and contains vanilla but also has musk and sandalwood so that definitely balances out the floral notes.

I’d definitely say this is a fragrance targeting a younger audience, I’m 27 and I LOVE it, so 16-35 range?

Jo Malone Cologne- £47 (30ml)

There are so many Jo Malone fragrances I love, I have picked two of my favourites, there are many reasons why but I find that they both have a very unique scent I can’t compare to any other fragrances.

They last beautifully throughout the day and mellow down as they can be a little strong when first applied, does depend if your like me and spray 10000 sprays though!

  • Honeysuckle and Davana
  • Mimosa and Cardamom

Ysl Mon Paris – £71.50 (50ml)

So I saved the most expensive for last BUT this is worth every penny! If I have an event or a special occasion this is what I wear.

It’s citrus floral perfection with gorgeous hints of grapefruit and rose, it’s definitely a grown up scent and would make the perfect gift for any female in your family who you want to have an extra special gift this Christmas.

So that wraps up my perfume gift guide for 2018 (pun totally intended)!

I hope this helps if your struggling to chose a fragrance for a loved one, I can whole heartedly recommend these, they have all been tried and tested MANY times!

All are available from www.thefragranceshop.co.uk apart from the Jo Malone fragrances which are available directly from www.jomalone.co.uk

Happy gift shopping 🛍

Hugs, Kirsty Marie – x