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The Gorgeous Gift Your Mum Deserves This Mother’s Day


by Jennifer McShane
22nd Mar 2017

What do you think of when it comes to your mum??The eternal, unwavering love she’s shown you all through the years? How you know you simply wouldn’t be the woman you are without her influence? Or perhaps, you think about how on earth you can manage to truly thank her for her selfless devotion. On Mother’s Day, you have that opportunity, to say thank you with something special. Something that’s just for her, and something that will make her feel like the best version of herself.

She deserves to be pampered. Think back to all the times she cared for you (and probably still does) the same way; now you have the perfect chance to give some of that back.

Your mum’s own pampering routine likely always started with her makeup. How she smoothed her foundation on with ease, the precise way she outlined her lips; all of us have at least one of these lingering memories that were, in fact, our first introduction to the world of beauty. And all through the years, this routine was as constant as the love and care you received – something she might not have always spoken about, but was always in the background. From the lipstick left on the counter to the now smashed blusher all over her bedroom rug (sorry, mum), each product is tied to a memory (for you and her); a snapshot of a moment in time. Maybe it’s the eyeshadow she wore to your school play or that time she managed to spill mascara all over the new (white, of course) bedsheets before running out the door.

But now that you’re grown, maybe you’ve noticed that she doesn’t get to spend as much time as she used to on herself. Maybe you’ve spotted that her always-reliable foundation needs an update or remembered that she’s run out of moisturiser. So, now is your time to spoil her. Give her a gift you know she’ll be hesitant to spend on herself. ?And where better to venture than Boots for the beauty gifts you know she’ll adore?

These are the standouts that caught our eye (trust us, she’ll love them all):

No7 Airbrush Away Sheer Finish Foundation, €22

My mum adores the No7 range but has always found finding the perfect foundation tricky. She doesn’t want the product to cake, only enhance her own skin, which this foundation does beautifully. It acts as the perfect hybrid between a primer and foundation, giving the wearer a light veil of colour, with a natural and fresh finish. It’s available in three shades, but if you’re unsure, why not book her a makeover so she can find her perfect match?

No7 Airbrush Away Translucent Finishing Powder, €17.50

And with every great foundation, comes an equally brilliant powder to help the whole thing stay put. ?The invisible, weightless and silky powder helps to diffuse light, blurs fine lines and perfectly sets your foundation. It’s the perfect finishing touch.

No7 Protect and Perfect Intense ADVANCED Collection, €55 (worth €138)

This suite of hero products has achieved, and will retain, best-seller status for a long time. My mum has used all of these at different times and raved about each and every one and the marked change she’s noticed in her skin – she’ll be over the moon with the full set.?This set includes full sizes of anti-age products designed to smooth fine lines and wrinkles: the Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream, Night Cream, Body Serum and the Advanced Serum. If you don’t get it for your mum (which you should!), you should get it for yourself!

No7 Lift and Luminate TRIPLE ACTION Collection, €55 (worth €138)

This is another step up in terms of a complete anti-ageing skincare regime, designed to target the three signs of ageing: wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin appears lifted and noticeably firmer and skin tone is more even. If she’s seeing a marked difference with the Protect & Perfect Collection but wants something with an extra hit, this is the set to go for. It contains full-size products of the No7 Lift & Luminate TRIPLE ACTION Day Cream, Night Cream, Serum and?Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil.

No7 Restore and Renew Collection, €55 (worth €138)

This gift set is specifically designed to target more mature skin and its anti-ageing concerns. It aims to revitalise and firm the skin, giving a more youthful appearance in just four weeks. It’s full of products all designed to give the skin some TLC in the best sense of the word and the No7 Restore & Renew Day Cream, Night Cream,?Day & Night Serum and?Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil will leave skin more glowing and gorgeous than ever before.

So, go on. Spoil your beloved mum as only she deserves this Mother’s Day with any of the above gifts. She’ll adore them (and you, even more if that were possible).

Order at Boots.ie or in-store by 12 pm and collect tomorrow from 2 pm (Sunday-Friday).

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