Mothers Day Gift Ideas 2015

I am running a little behind with my Mother’s day gift guide this year, but you can buy all the items featured in physical stores/counters (seeing as it is too late for ordering online). So without further ado I give you my Mothers day gift ideas 2015!

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Breakfast in bed
It is the Mother’s Day cliche, but many mums do enjoy getting waited on by their children for breakfast (even if it’s with help from Dad). It can be hard to rest your plate on your lap however, so this Kmart (Australia) breakfast in bed tray with folding legs is perfect and it’s only $10! Add a book, her favourite tea  (or coffee) for the perfect breakfast in bed package. Pictured above: ‘What Would Audrey Do?’ Currently on sale for $17 from Myer, Madame Flavour Green, Jasmine & Pear tea bags, 18 pyramid tea bags for $5.97 from Coles and Salt & Pepper ‘Dream’ tea cup- no longer available.

IMG_0029For the mum who likes to bake
With so many recipes available online it’s so easy to use your iPad/tablet as an electronic cook book, but of course like all cookbooks, it needs a stand, so you have both hands free for baking. The iPrep tablet stand is great for that, you can adjust the angle you have your ipad/tablet and it has a stylus, so you won’t get the touch screen dirty. For the aspiring pastry chef or an Adriano Zumbo fan a great way for your mum to challenge herself in the kitchen is with the new Adriano Zumbo book, The Zumbo Files. I admit that while I would love to attempt some of the amazing cakes in this book, I think Zumbarons (Macarons) would probably be the only recipe I could make successfully! Pictured above:  Prepara iPrep tablet stand and Stylus, $27 from Harvey Norman, ‘The Zumbo Files’, RRP $49.99 (currently on sale for $37.46) from Dymocks

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Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day
If your mum is anything like mine, she doesn’t often spend money on things for herself (especially not expensive things). Of course a gift that’s from the heart doesn’t have to be expensive, but who says it can’t be either? If you can afford it, go for it! Don’t feel guilty for spoiling the one you love with an extravagant gift…she is your mum after all! Sometimes when I have bought an expensive gift for my mum, I’ve shared the cost with my siblings. Like the Butterfly silver memories pendant above. Pictured Above: Butterfly Memories Stainless steal pendant, Sterling silver chain and charms, all pieces sold separately (prices vary) from Butterfly Silver, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, $55 from Myer, *L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc EDT 75ml, $84 from L’Occitane, Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara, $52 from Myer

 Do you have anything planned with your mum, for this Sunday?

Happy Mother’s day in advance to all the mum’s (including my mum) & grandmothers. I hope you all have a lovely day. Also thoughts to all whose mums are no longer with them.

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Throwback Thursday: So…? Fragrances + 90s Makeup Look

One fragrance brand that introduced me to perfumes as a teen was So…? fragrances. When I was given the opportunity to receive a sample to feature on my blog, I thought it was a great excuse for some tween/teen nostalgia and to put together a 90s makeup look.

90s Makeup look

So…? 30ml and a Tattoo choker from Kmart

The sample that I received was the original *So…? fragrance. While I have tried it, it has been over 10 years quite a while since I’ve purchased/worn it

I was surprised to hear that the So…? fragrances were still available after all this time, you can check out the range here.

*So…?
Top notes: Tangerine and Orange Flower
Middle notes: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Rose
Base notes: Amber, Sandalwood and Vanilla

The scent takes me back to when I was a tween/teen starting high school…other things that remind me of high school are tattoo chokers (pictured above), brown toned lipsticks, troll dolls and singlet dresses worn over a white t-shirt. Some 90s trends are making a comeback and I love that the current generation of teens can appreciate some of the ’90s kids’ trends…Kinda sad you can’t buy the original troll dolls any more!

90s Make Up Look

IMG_0022IMG_0006What I’m Wearing:
Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in ‘light’
Bourjois Blush in ’16 Rose Coup de Foudre’
The Balm Nude ‘tude palette- ‘Stand-offish’ (all over lids), ‘Seductive’ (outside corners)
Rimmel Wonder’full mascara in ‘black’
Maybelline Color sensational lip liner in ‘raisin’
Ulta3 Matte lipstick in ‘Brown Sugar’

XO XO
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Ps. Have you tried any of the So…? fragrances? If so, which one was your favourite? If you like sweet/floral perfumes (like me) I recommend trying So..? or So…? Kiss Me

Disclaimer: Product/s that are marked with an asterisk have been provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own honest opinion. For more info, click my ‘disclaimers’ tab above.