December, 2012

Dec 12

Beauty Gift Guide 2012: Part 2

I think tact is in order when purchasing gifts for the ‘older’ woman in your life. If I handed over a bag of anti-ageing products to Mother dearest, what would I be (not so discreetly) telling her?

When it comes to the Mums and Aunts in your life, choose carefully and wisely and if you’re still not sure, buy jewellery.

Aveda Invati Range – from £19.50


An unfortunate sign of ageing is thinning hair. Fight against it with this Thickening range (shampoo, conditioner and scalp revitaliser) from Aveda. The range contains ingredients which help improve hair elasticity and reduce breakage.

Ole Henriksen Celebrate the Truth Gift Set – £60


I love a good gift set. This one includes Ole Henriksen’s hero products; Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Truth Crème Advanced Hydration, Truth is in the Eyes Concentrate and Truth to Go Wipes 10 pack all in a handy cosmetics case. Buying these products as a set saves you a whopping £73! They all have anti-ageing properties without using the words anti-ageing.

Elemis Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Night Cream – £85

Cellular restoration is at its best when you’re asleep so use this award winning night treatment cream to help smooth, enhance and stimulate the skin’s natural cell renewal cycle. My skin looked and felt amazing in the morning. Where has this been all my life?

Bella Freud Candle – £37

There’s nothing quite like putting the kids to bed, pouring a glass of wine and relaxing with a fragrant candle. This is Bella’s signature scent – Incense Wood and Oud – and it smells divine. 24 hours after I had extinguished the flame, it was still giving off a pleasant aroma.

Wild About Beauty Botanical Skin Prep – £21

I’m a big fan of primer. Worn with or without make up it really helps to even out the complexion and fill in any lines. This rejuvenating serum contains anti-ageing green caviar extract and sesame oil and can be worn alone or on top of your usual moisturiser to help make up go on smoother and last longer.

If you’re not sure, jewellery from net-a-porter always goes down well.

Lanvin crystal and cord clip earrings – £445

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