Mothers' Day: what's on offer?
Wondering what to get Mum for Mothers' Day? PSi has done the beauty rounds for you and come up with some suggestions your customers - and your Mum - will love...
Clinique has three gorgeous sets ready for Mothers’ Day: an Aromatics Duet ($78), which includes an Aromatics Elixir Perfume Spray 25mL, and an Aromatics Body Smoother 75mL; and a Totally Happy fragrance set ($79), featuring a Clinique Happy Perfume Spray 50mL, a Happy Body Cream 75mL and a Happy Rollerball 6mL.
There’s also a Bold Eyes to Go set ($59), which includes a Bottom Lash Mascara, High Impact Mascara, Cream Shaper for Eyes, and a Colour Surge eyeshadow duo, in champagne and the dark shade from the Like Mink duo – and with each purchase of $100 or more, a Clinique Mothers’ Day Tote Bag. More information on 1800 556 948.
Ere Perez has created Naturally Beautiful makeup kits ($99) for mums: perfect for mums and mums-to-be who are concerned about putting chemicals onto their skin. The new makeup kit offers a one-stop solution to finding natural makeup that’s quick and easy to apply without chemicals.
The kit contains a Natural Almond Oil Black Mascara, with a great new brush that helps reach every lash; a Tinted Rice Powder Bronzer with SPF 15, which allows all skin types to breathe and can be used as a blusher, bronzer or highlighter; a Blush and Bronzer Brush; a Ere Perez Chamomile Eye Colour in ‘Without Clothes,’ a matte latte and light rose gold shade; and a Natural Lipbar, in Nude, subtly tinted with natural colour and SPF 15. More information at www.ereperez.com
Designer Brands has a few Mothers’ Day gift sets ready for Mum – including the DB Eternal Youth Gift Set ($39.99), a luxe line-up of skincare all in a sleek black gift bag. The pack contains a Day Crème, Night Crème, Eye Crème and intense Serum, all formulated with the latest buzz in anti-ageing: Q10, Antioxidants and Peptides.
Designer Brands has also collected a Love Your Lashes Kit ($17.99), with DB Lashfood Growth Serum to nourish lashes till they appear 25% longer, stronger and thicker in 4-6 weeks, plus a DB Absolute Last Mascara; there’s also a DB Pamper Gift Set for eco-friendly mums ($24.99), featuring DB Organic Aloe Leaf Body Wash, Moisturising Lotion, Hand and Nail Cream, a loofah and hessian tote. More information at www.dbcosmetics.com.au or on 1300 765 332.
Palmer’s also has a range of gift sets: pictured is the gorgeous Body Butter Trio Pack ($9.99), containing an Olive Body Butter to instantly moisturise and energise tired skin; a Cocoa Body Butter for a flawless skin finish with the signature Palmer’s fragrance; and the decadently scented Shea Body Butter, a lush crème loaded with shea butter extract.
Palmer’s has also created a Purse Essentials Pack ($9.99), containing its Cocoa Butter Formula, Daily Facial Lotion, Lip Butter and Cocoa Hand Cream. More information at www.palmersaustralia.com
Natio has six Mothers’ day collections, ranging from its Spa Heaven pack ($19.95) including hand cream, Coconut and Shea Body Butter, gift box and card, to its Live Well, Love Well pack ($29.95), with Wellness Shower and Bath Gel, Body Butter, Hand Cream, Shower cap, gift box and card.
Pictured is its Essential 3 Step set ($24.95) with Aromatherapy Gentle Cleansing Wipes, Aromatherapy Rosewater and Chamomile Gentle Skin Toner, Daily Protection Face Moisturiser SPF 15, toiletry bag and gift card.
Natio’s training manager, Linda Riddell, has also passed on a couple of effective beauty secrets, passed from mother to daughter, which have stood the test of time. ‘Firstly, remove your makeup before bed; while many of us may wash our faces, we tend to rush,’ she says. ‘Thoroughly remove makeup, oil, dirt and dead skin cells by cleansing with your fingertips for between 30 seconds to 1 minute in small circular motions.
‘Secondly, be sure to include your neck and décolletage when moisturising: take a few extra moments to smooth moisturiser on to this exposed area with light, upward motions to help hydrate, protect and reduce the signs of ageing.
‘Finally, don’t forget your beauty sleep; sleep is restorative and gives our body and skin time to go through a renewal process. A good night’s sleep promotes cell turnover, gives the skin a chance to repair from environmental stressors and helps increase the efficiency of your skincare.’
This Mother’s Day White Satin Hand Therapy kits and Soap Chests ($12.95 to $14.95) look after hands. White Satin launched in 1984 and is best known for its floral, green and musk notes. The hand therapy kits come with a hand and nail cream and a nail file, while the soap chest has three perfumed soaps housed in a trinket chest. The sets are also available in Panache, Tweed White Satin and Lace. More information on (02) 8709 8800.