Yes this is a very last minute Mother’s Day themed post but that’s the fantastic thing about Baylis & Harding as it is readily available in most supermarkets. So if you’re still looking for a lovely gift or something else to add to your Mother’s Day surprise then you can still pop in and grab one of the gorgeous Baylis & Harding Gift Sets. They have quite a few to choose from this year, the two I am featuring are from the La Maison Linen Rose & Cotton Collection.
Baylis & Harding are a British family run business that specialise in stylish, designer-quality, luxury bath and body products that are affordable for everyone. Their products always make lovely, thoughtful gifts and I like that they’re available at a number of retailers. They make finding a gift for someone just that much easier.
Baylis & Harding La Maison Linen Rose & Cotton Heart Gift Box
The first thing you notice about this set is that it comes packaged in the prettiest pale pink & silver heart shaped box, it looks super luxurious and feminine. This gift set comes with two pampering treats including a body cleanser & massage body balm lotion. This gift would be lovely for any Mum or loved one that likes to take a moment to themselves to relax and pamper. They have a pretty floral scent but the fresh cotton gives it a relaxing, fresh twist.
Baylis & Harding Linen Rose & Cotton Luxury Candles
This is a pretty set of three candles are infused with a subtle linen, rose and cotton scent. It is the perfect fresh but floral scent for Spring and this trio of candles come housed in silver, pale pink and cream jars inside in a beautiful gift box. What a lovely way to treat your Mum this Sunday
Baylis & Harding have a huge selection of gifts available this Mother’s Day & they’re available in Tesco, Asda, Argos, House of Fraser, Superdrug and Amazon!
All three scents have been expertly crafted with the very best seasonal ingredients sourced from the English countryside, celebrating the brands proud British heritage.
I’ve been trying out the trio of hand creams from the Gourman Collections that are available in a beautiful Spring Indulgences Hand Cream Gift Set* £25. All three hand creams smells incredible and are perfect for Spring / Summer. This non greasy formula feels very hydrating and leave your hands feeling soft, smooth and comfortable. These 40ml sized tubes are an ideal size and will mean you will be able to leave one on your desk, by your bed and of course in your handbag.
So let Molton Brown take you on a journey through the English countryside this Spring.
Comice Pear & Wild Honey / London via Gloucestershire
‘An Orchard of pear trees, ripe with plump fruit. Rambling wildflowers scattered in the grass. The charming hum of honey bees. Melt into the warmth of sun-drenched English meadows.’
This has such a sweet, crisp scent and it very much reminds me of warm Summer evenings.
The fragrance opens with green leaves refreshed by hints of bergamot and layered with petals of gardenia. The heart reveals a juicy pear embellished by jasmine and lily of the valley, evolving into a base of mouth-watering honey, caramel and biscuit.
Delicious Rhubarb and Rose / London via Yorkshire
‘A crimson summer tart. Freshly picked roses. Bowls of sugar, spice and all things nice. Treat your hands to a recipe of tart rhubarb with a citrus twist.’
This has a rich floral scent with a lovely zesty layer.
‘Rhubarb spikes a bitter top note assty fruits fizz with a citrus twist. These contrast with the sweetness of sugary tart in the base while gentle rose extract and vanilla bring to life the buttery pastry of dessert.’
Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Hand Cream / London via Cornwall
‘A luxurious moisturising hand cream blended with white truffle extract and scented with floral notes of lily of the valley and magnolia.’
I live in Cornwall so I feel like this is the scent for me, it’s a pretty mix of Spring floral notes that are quite light but have a classic timelessness about them. This is going straight into my handbag.
This indulgent fragrance is blended with lily of the valley and star anise, enhanced by floral notes of magnolia and ylang-ylang for instant hydration.
Why not Indulge your Mum with something from this limited edition Gourmand Collection, featuring a hand wash £18, hand lotion £23, hand cream £10 and a fantastic selection of gift sets available now at Molton Brown
Molton Brown is also stocked at John Lewis and larger Boots stores
The Body Shop are very well known for being a great quality, affordable Cruelty Free brand and I am excited to say, they’ve recently added a fantastic range of 9 Vegan Makeup Bushes to their range. I’ve been trying them out for a couple of months now and have a few favourites I would like to tell you about.
All the brushes I’ve tried from this range are so soft and the synthetic bristles wash up beautifully. Their dark handles are made from sustainably sourced FSC wood, which is great to hear. The look and feel luxurious and like they’ve been made well. I didn’t experience any major shedding, just the odd bristle here and there but that is too be expected. My only gripe with the aesthetics of the brushes is that the name of the brush isn’t printed on them anywhere. So I’m not 100% sure if I’m getting their names correct in this post but I will do my best to identify them.
This is quite a long bristled angled blusher brush, it is quite dense but there is still enough flexibility and movement to allow you to apply your blusher with a light hand with accuracy. It doesn’t pick up too much product and I like that it isn’t too big so its soft angled bristles sweep the colour across your cheek giving you colour where you need it. I didn’t think using angled brush to apply my blusher, bronzer and highlight would make such a difference but the shape it perfect for the job!
I do like a makeup sponge to apply my foundation when I am going for a fuller coverage but for everyday my goto is a buffing brush. I like that this is a small dense brush and I also like the way you can get an even, flawless but natural coverage and it is small enough to apply product around your nose and under your eye too. I have used this brush almost daily and I love it.
This is a really great brush to have in your collection. It has very short dense bristles and I use it to smudge shadow / liner on both my upper and lower lash line and also pack colour on to my lid. It is a useful brush and one I get a lot of use from.
You can never own too many eyeshadow brushes, that is my motto. This is a lovely soft, flexible brush that allows you to apply and bland out your crease colour. It fits nicely in the crease of your eye and its soft bristles do a fantastic job softening out your eyeshadow and giving you that nicely blended look. 100% a brush you need to have in your collection.
When it comes to applying highlighter for me the fear is that I go OTT and end up with a DISCO Ball effect on my cheek bone. What I found with this tapered brush is that it allows you to place the product accurately and also blend it out with ease. It is also fluffy and soft so you don’t pick up too much product and it is easy to sweep across the cheek. I have heard people say that it is also good for contouring, especially nose contouring.
I must admit I’m not overly into contouring not because I don’t like it but more for the fact I’m terrible at doing it. That said, I do appreciate that this trend can really slim down the face and give definition and the illusion of cheekbones. I have been upping my contour game since this contouring brush came into my life. It has short dense bristles that are angled in a way that allows you to apply your contour fuss free and quite precisely. It is also good at blending so you don’t get that dreaded stipe effect and it works very well with both powder and liquid products.
Out of the selection of brushes I have this is the brush I have used the least, that is only because I don’t have a gel liner in my collection at the moment. This brush is very fine and feels like it would give you great precision, applying the product close to the lash line. I do like my eyeliner to be winged and neat and over the years I have come to realise that using a brush can be the best way to achieve this. I am looking forward to using it when I can.
I hope The Body Shop add more brushes to this Vegan collection as there are a few brushes that it is missing. Overall I am very impressed with the quality of these brushes and I know I will get a lot of use from them.
What are your most used makeup brushes in your collection & will you be treating yourself to any brushes in this new Vegan range?
As Mother’s Day gifts go this beautiful Rose Otto Gift Set from balanceMe is the perfect trio of indulgent, pampering skincare treats. Mum’s can be hard to buy for so I always think products that encourage them to take some ‘me time’ are a winner.
These 3 products have been handpicked by balanceMe founders Rebecca & Claire and are packed with their signature blend of Rose Otto, Rose Geranium and Palma Rose essential oils.The delicate scent of rose is well-known for its stress relieving qualities. So not only do they smell incredible they also soothe, calm and hydrate the skin.
Ideal for even sensitive skin this sulphate free body wash is both moisturising and soothing. The beautiful rose aroma and essential oils make for an indulgent treat for both your skin and your mind. The trio of Pure Rose Oils help to strengthen fragile skin and deeply hydrate to smooth away fine lines. It is a lovely way to relax and pamper after a long day. The packaging is really nice too and it comes in a lovely apothecary style bottle with simple pretty twist and the game changer for me is the fact it has a pump. I love bodycare that comes with a pump it makes applying it so fuss free.
Rose Otto Body Cream 280ml
I adore this body cream, it feels so luxurious on the skin and very hydrating. The scent isn’t overwhelming, it’s quite delicate so if you’re not always a fan of classic rose products don’t overlook this range. It leaves a light scent on your skin and I like that because it is a calming scent. It has Aloe Vera and Rosehip Oils which soothe and Antioxidant Arctic Cloudberry which plumps and helps skin look smooth and healthy. This body cream has the same handy pump packaging as the body wash.
Rose Otto Hand Cream 100ml
I have used quite a few balanceMe hand creams over the years and they’re so good at hydrating, smoothing and also protecting your hands. I like that the formula isn’t greasy and it has the same delicate rose scent as the bodywash & bodycream. It contains some great skin loving ingredients like, Camelia and Kukui Nut Oils help to smooth away dry patches and also Rose Otto and Palma Rosa Essential Oils which help to soothe and strengthen skin in distress. In this gift set you get a generous 100ml size which will last a good couple of months
Your set will come beautifully packaged ready to gift, which is very handy.
balanceMe have a lovely selection of Mother’s Day gifts available at www.balanceme.co.uk & balanceMe is also stocked at M&S, John Lewis, Waitrose and Feel Unique