We just had la Feile Padraig but coming up on Sunday is a festival that's arguably more important: la Feile Mammy. She raised you from a chissler, so she's well worth spending a few quid on, as far as I'm concerned. That's why you should think about getting her something gorgeous she definitely won't buy herself.
Read on for a few choice beauty buys for Sunday 22nd.
RoC's mother's day gift, worth €40, comes in a quilted zippered case and is yours free with any RoC Retin-Ox or Complete Lift purchase. As it includes a full size of Retin-Ox eye, why not buy her a daily face cream to go along with it?
It's a truth often acknowledged that we women love scented candles. We love paying for them a tad less, however, especially when they're very expensive. But very expensive candles are often the very best ones, so they're fantastic to receive as a gift. Neom Luxury Organics candles, €55, are gorgeous and what's even better is BTs are doing an offer on them. Buy two and get a free 50ml body oil worth €22.
Just arrived on counter from Molton Brown is their new sleep line. Containing four products, room aroma rocks, €41, cedrus soothing body oil, €39, bathing elixir, €30, and temple soother, €25, these are an ideal treat for a stress-bunny.
About a year or so ago, the UK press went barmy for Linden Leaves, a naturals-based New Zealand brand who rose to prominence thanks to their Gold Mist spritz, containing real gold leaf. Now in Ireland and exclusively at Paradise Lane, a new lifestyle store on South William Street, a bath or body pick from the range would be a great gift for a mum who's into cult and hard to find beauty brands. No price info on these, unfortunately, check out Paradise Lane online or phone them on 01 679 9578.
Give her the gift of an entire new routine with Clarins' Double Serum Generation 6 gift set. Worth €117, you'll get full sizes of three products for €76, which is incredibly good value.
hands show your age like no other part of the body, so it's worth splashing the cash for the very best. And that would be Estée Lauder's excellent Re-Nutriv Hand Cream, €65. I know, I know. Over sixty quid for a handcream? Trust me. Your mammy will adore you. And if you were feeling particularly generous, you could add the brand-new Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Eye Crème, €125, a one-pot-treats-all remedy for lack of tone, luminosity and texture.
Jo Wood's gorgeous organic products feel beautiful, smell delish and look amazing in your bathroom. Problem. They're really, really expensive, so she came up with a cheaper line, Everyday Organics. There are two scent strands available - Tula and Langa, and these kits, €45 each, contain cleansing body mousse and body lotion. Yum! Get them at Blush, 2 Cross Street, Galway and Kalu, 33 North Mall, Naas.
The uber-gift for the classy mammy, Chanel have incorporated their classic No5 scent into a luxurious, velvet bath milk. Perfect for a bit of decadent bathing, it'll set you back €53.