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Last minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day

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Moms are the real superheroes of this world, always putting their family’s needs before their own. Mother’s Day offers us the chance to spoil her, give her some time off and to show our appreciation. Still looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Why not treat her to some pamper products she can enjoy at home – after all, who doesn’t love an at-home spa session?!

An all-natural skin regime

Mom deserves the best, so why not spoil her with a great quality skincare regime? Clean beauty is all the rage and plant-based skincare products have taken the industry by storm. ZERO is the latest brand to do so – offering fantastic natural ingredients in vegan formulations that hydrate, nourish and protect the skin without the presence of artificial preservatives or chemicals. ZERO Face Wash (R299.00) is a gentle gel cleanser that can be used twice a day to remove makeup, dirt and impurities. ZERO Day Cream (R399.00) and Night Cream (R399.00) deeply nourish and moisturise the skin. Filled with shea butter, coconut oil and green tea extract, these moisturisers leave skin looking and feeling refreshed. If you want to treat her to the full range, why not include the ZERO Eye Cream (R299.00) and Scrub (R299.00) in her gift? The eye cream has a rich formulation that intensely nourishes the delicate eye area, while the scrub gently yet effectively helps to eliminate dry and dead skin cells without harming the skin. 

At-home mani

Whether Mom loves a bright or colourful mani, or prefers to keep her nails nude, she’s bound to love home manicure products. If she’s a no-fuss kind of person, then Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails (from R162.00) are just for her. These ready-to-wear nails offer an instant gel manicure and can either be applied with glue or adhesive tabs (both are included). They last for up to seven days, and are available in a variety of colours and designs. If Mom loves shaping, filing, painting or buffing her own nails, you might want to treat her to some home care items. 

Kiss Freesia Cuticle Oil (R132.99) and Kiss No More Cuticles Cuticle Remover(R122.49) will ensure soft and neat cuticles, while Kiss Diamond Strengthener (R132.99) and Glass Shine Top Coat (R132.99) will ensure strong, healthy nails and long-lasting nail colour. 

Pretty By Flormar Nail Enamels (R32.95) offer long-lasting colour and quick drying formulations in a variety of shades. They’re really affordable too, making it possible to spoil Mom with more than one shade. If Mom (like everyone else right now!) is battling with dry hands, the ZERO Hand & Nail Cream (R299.00) makes a great gift option and rounds off your manicure set.

Pampering hair care

Pampering hair care products are always a good idea! And top of the list would be a luxurious hair mask. If Mom’s hair has recently taken a bit of a beating, we recommend Marc Anthony’s 12 Second Miracle Treatment (R194.99). It contains apple stem cells, biotin and grape seed oil to revive dull, damaged, slow-growing hair and even helps protect against heat and breakage. 

OGX Coconut Miracle Penetrating Oil (R219.95) revives not just your hair, but also your senses. This rich oil helps to calm frizz and tame flyaways, leaving hair silky soft and shiny, all while offering a gorgeous coconut scent. 

To restore lost moisture, we recommend Hask Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment (R74.95). It goes to work on dry and damaged hair to restore lost moisture and prevent breakage. This intense conditioner also nourishes hair and keeps it looking healthy and shiny. To restore damaged hair, try Cantu Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque (R54.95). Designed for curly, coily and wavy hair, this intense treatment is formulated without harsh ingredients to repair, restore and strengthen. If Mom has curly hair, she’ll love the Mango & Marula range of products by The Perfect Hair. The Mango & Marula Deep Conditioner (R89.99) is enriched with mango butter, castor oil, and marula oil to give your hair an intense moisture boost, leaving it wonderfully soft. 

A good quality detangling hairbrush makes a great gift – especially for Moms with longer hair. The classic Wet Brush Detangler in Black (R170.00) is made with patented IntelliFlex bristles that work through hair easily and effortlessly without breakage or pain.

Beautiful makeup

As life slowly starts getting back to normal, and we find ourselves out and about again, we have the perfect excuse to spoil Mom with some new makeup. To help her achieve all her eye makeup goals, we recommend wet n wild’s Colour Icon 10 Pan Eye Shadow Palettes (R139.95). Each palette contains sultry, glimmering as well as subtle shades, allowing Mom to get creative. wet n wild is renowned for their Megalast lip products – if Mom likes her lipsticks, she’ll adore the wet n wild Megalast Matte and High Shine Lipsticks (R99.95). They offer fantastic colour payoff and longevity.  

If you’re looking for makeup that’s as pretty in its packaging as it is on your skin, we recommend spoiling her with Pretty By Flormar’s Baked Bronzer (R139.95), Baked Blush (R164.95) or Baked Highlighter(R149.95). Produced via special baking technology, these products add a beautiful luminous glow to the skin and are richly pigmented. A great quality blush brush like the Real Techniques Blush Brush (R246.99) is the perfect companion to a pretty blusher.

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