Sunday, 6 March 2016

Mother's Day Takeover (My Mum's Picks)

In a similar vein to when my Dad took over the blog for Father's Day last year, as it's Mother's Day today I asked my Mum if she would like to share some of her beauty must-haves and products that she would always repurchase and she was more than happy to oblige. So today it's Ellis Tuesday but with quite a bit of input from my Mum, who I must say has given me some great notes on why these are her best beauty picks.

Me and my Mum definitely share some favourite products and brands, which might become pretty apparent in today's post, starting with one of our all-time favourites; Soap & Glory. The Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath is silky smooth on the skin as is the Hand Food Hand Cream, plus both smell absolutely incredible too, which is always a bonus. Glow Job is great for adding some colour, rather than applying foundation, especially in the warmer months and a little definitely goes a long way.

Skincare is something that you don't need to spend a lot on according to my Mum. Instead of using expensive creams, lotions and potions Astral Cream has worked wonders for my Mum over the years. That many years that it's now probably nearing 40 years since she first started using it and she barely has a wrinkle. The L'Oreal Revitalift Eye Cream is great for dabbing on before bed and leaves her under-eyes feeling fresh and revived in the morning.

When it comes to make-up these are the three products that always appear in my Mum's daily make-up bag. According to my Mum, the Body Shop Colour Crush Shine Lipsticks are by far the best on the market. This one, in the shade 03 Pink Charming is the one she reaches for most. It gives plenty of moisture, a glint of glitter and a stunning sheen. The reason that I'm probably as big a Maybelline fan as I am has a lot to do with my Mum. The Great Lash Mascara was the first one that I ever tried when I was a teenager, on my Mum's recommendation. We both love The Eraser Eye Concealer  and as you might be able to tell from the photographs, it's certainly a well-loved product.

Something that me and my Mum both share is our frizzy hair. Now that almost sounded like a poem, didn't it? Hehe. Her current favourite is the L'Oreal Elvive Smooth-Intense Anti-Frizz Shampoo. It actually works on the frizz and leaves the hair silky smooth, doing exactly what it says on the bottle.

The one fragrance that my Mum always returns to, regardless of what's new to the market, is Estee Lauder's White Linen. As soon as I smell it it instantly reminds me of her yet it's still subtle and light.

And of course, who doesn't love Lush? My Mum's definitely a bubble bar kind of person and this one, Karma and The Comforter are her absolute favourites.

Last but certainly not least, it's the Styfile. This is something that sits beside her either at home or at her desk at work. She's seriously never without it and seems to file her nails on an almost constant basis.

All I've got left to say is Happy Mother's Day Mum! And a big Happy Mothers Day to all of the Mum's out there!

Do you share any of my Mum's favourites? Did your Mum pass down any brilliant beauty products when you were growing up? And does your Mum have any beauty favourites to share?


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