Splurging on the scent of a woman
Nothing reminds one of their mother’s love quite like catching her fragrance as she leans in for a loving embrace. For a decadent scent that will linger, we’ve chosen Guerlain’s Shalimar as our Mother’s Day must-have scent to create those timeless memories… plus it has so much class!
This oriental fragrance’s citrusy top note of bergamot, which opens into a warm base note of vanilla is a simple yet stunning combination for a classic, mature scent.
Guerlain Shalimar EDP 90ml, R2 415.
Butter her up
Winter is almost here and while pampering skin may not be top of mind in cooler temperatures, finding a product that moisturises, protects and enriches skin for ultimate protection against harsh weather really makes this a worthwhile spoil. Mom will definitely appreciate the gift of a luxury body butter containing herbal oils and botanical extracts to keep her skin feeling luxuriously soft with an amazing glow.
Afriderm Body Butter, R82. Available at Edgars
Hands over heels
Treating mom to a manicure is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but not all manicures are created equal.
Our pick for the best Mother’s Day nail treat on the block is Gelish’s new PolyGel nail enhancement that’s not only healthier for natural nails, but also feels lighter and is faster to apply. Whether mom loves long, gorgeous nails or a shorter, clean look, PolyGel is the product for her.
Gelish PolyGel is a professional system available at salons and spas nationwide, a Gelish PolyGel treatment will cost between R350 and R450.
The gift that keeps on giving
Spa treatments and gift boxes may often lean towards the pricey side, but MatsiMela’s home spa filigree boxes are filled with products that will leave mom feeling and looking like a million bucks. The fact that these products are also made with all-natural ingredients only adds to the wow factor.
Our pick for the gift set with the most this Mother’s Day contains a baobab seed hand cream, a litchi and rose salt scrub, litchi and rose body butter, baobab hand-cast soap and baobab hand cream. And did we mention how amazing these products smell?
MatsiMela Home Spa Gift Set, R380.
Pearls are a mom’s best friend
While diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, pearls symbolise the wisdom one gains through experience. But why wear them when you can put them into your skin? Well, maybe not real pearls.
Our pick for the best Mother’s Day skincare product goes to Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-wrinkle Replenishing Serum Pearls which supply the skin with moisture so it feels smooth and cared for, and boosts the Q10 in your skin, which helps with skin regeneration.
Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-wrinkle Replenishing Serum Pearls, R230.
A Special Spoil
If you’re looking for a top-notch luxury treatment to really spoil mom on Sunday, then the Saxon Spa in Joburg has an assortment of treatments to choose from, though our pick for Mother’s Day has to go to the Classic Swedish Massage, which helps to relieve tension and relax body and mind.
Saxon Spa Classic Swedish Massage, R1 400 for a 90-minute session.