Mothers Day Gift Guide #1

With Mothers Day just a week away, I’m here to share with you some ideas about how to spoil your mum! This will be the first of two gift guide posts. This post is more of a shopping guide while my next one will be more of a crafty / home made.

FLOWERS!

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Now I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to receive flowers. I love the idea of sending flowers and if you’re in Adelaide, you should look into Itty Bitty Bunch a flower delivery service. It does however only operate Mon-Fri so keep that in mind. BUT rocking up to see your mum with a beautiful bunch of flowers is always a winner in my book.

SKIN CARE!

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The Body Shop is one of the first places I go to for a bit of at home pampering. After all, mums work a lot and deserve a little bit of a relaxation. Pick up some goodies in your mums favourite scent and let her have a night off. If you hurry, they have free express shipping on their website for orders over $50!

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Kismet Jardin is a brand that I found out about through the Bloggers United AU Adelaide Event (back in Feb) and I’ve been using it ever since. There is a large range of natural skincare they have on offer so you’ll be able to pick up something for your mum for sure! If you’re not sure on what to get her, try a universal product like the Hydra Gem! Its a serum/primer that used Hyaluronic Acid (great for hydration) It helps with elastin and collagen – perfect for mature skin. We were gifted this at the event and I’ve been using it on and off ever since! Its suitable for all skin types and goes great underneath your foundation! It smells earthy and sweet and is a little bit of South Australian luxury. The packaging is just gorgeous! I’ll have a full review on my blog of how I like to use it! Read till the end to get a discount code for 30% off! International shipping is available! ❤

BLING!

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Now jewellery can be a bit pricey, but if your mum is lucky enough to have a Pandora bracelet then it works out! Its kind of like the gift that keeps on giving. My brother, sister and I got our mum a bracelet a few years ago and always include a charm in our present to her. (we’re real big on the group gifts). Pandora have a Mothers Day collection out, but don’t feel like you have to indulge in it. Getting a charm that means something to you and your mum is always a great way to go!

SCENT

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Perfume is always a lovely gift to receive. Everyone has their own special scent that represents them. It could be a refill of a perfume they already have, or one that you think they’ll love. Its an intimate affair that will not go un noticed.

Look out for my next mothers day gift guide for some delicious and adorable home made options!

Discount Code: Like I said, I have a discount code for the Kismet Jardin Hydra Gem! Use code CAITHG30 when going through the checkout process for $$ off, pick up one for your mum and yourself, nothing cuter than matching skincare.. right? haha! I really hope you enjoy the product as much as I do. I’ll be doing an in-depth post soon!

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Disclaimer: Hydra Gem was gifted to me however, it does not influence any opinions I have about the product. If you do purchase the product using the code provided I will receive small remuneration, again – this does not sway my opinions in anyway.

 

Beauty Storage #1 – Bathroom

It seems like storage and storage Ideas are the new thing to become obsessed with, and well, I can see why. I like to have things organised or at the very least have a place for everything. I’ll be starting a little ‘series’ of blog posts dedicated to how I keep my stuff stored and organised and kind of looking presentable.

I’ve only recently started getting into ‘bathroom storage’ and to be honest storage is a loose term. I used to keep everything on the bathroom vanity just to sit there, however, when my collection grew a bit I decided I needed something to keep it all in.

The only thing I keep in the bathroom is skincare items, I don’t keep makeup in there anymore. Because bathrooms are usually a damp place it is ideal for growing bacteria and I didn’t want to be putting a dirty brush on my face. Also, my bathroom is quite small so I can’t store my entire collection there anyway!

So up until quite recently, I’d have everything from shower gel, body butter and tanning products to cleanser, exfoliators and face masks placed in the corner of my bathroom counter top. Its not a very large space nor is it anything that I class as appealing. (Unfortunately the bathroom is the last room that will be renovated) There is no reason or rhyme to it except taller things at the back and shorter things at the front. I’d come up with the idea that I wanted some kind of shelving system with at least two tiers to hold all the products that call the space home. It wasn’t until I was looking at the Ikea website that I stumbled upon this pretty little thing and thought that it would be perfect for storing my muddled bunch of bathroom bits (or if that didn’t work perhaps storing my perfume on it instead) or you know, now I’ve got a lovely cupcake server.

I got home and instantly assembled the iconic flat pack doohickey, and set it up in my bathroom. I think it is a good starting point for what I want to do and as I said, if it doesn’t work for this, I’ve got a few ideas for other uses so it won’t come to waste.

 

This is the ‘Before’ picture. As you can see, its all just placed there willy nilly. Theres a mix between body butters and face masks and makeup remover and self tanner. Mainly its just clutter and until I renovate the bathroom there isn’t really much I can do as far as permanent shelving etc goes.


This is the ‘After’ shot. It’s a lot neater and looks to be more organised. On the bottom tear I’ve got body butters, and masks and anything else in ‘tub’ packaging. Up top I’ve got squeeze packaged items. More masks, shower gel and moisturisers. To the side of got some skincare and the other side is makeup remover and cotton rounds.

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As you can see, I have a heap of body shop stuff and a heap of masks. I’m planning a really in-depth mask review system to start up on my blog very soon, and as for The Body Shop? I love their products, the blueberry range and peach range are some of my favourite scents but also the ones hardest to get ahold of. So sad. I’ve also got a fair bit of ‘Oh Deer Sugar’ products (you guys should know I love them by now) that I’m loving.

Its still not perfect or how I’d like to keep it, but its definitely an improvement. I can’t wait until I renovate the bathroom, I want floor to ceiling tiles and lots of built in shelving! But thats a dream for another time!

What do you keep stored in your bathroom and how is it stored, do you have it presented or put away in cupboards? I’d love to know!

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