Five Last-minute ideas for Mother’s Day

Hello lovely people,

 

It’s mother’s day today; A day to celebrate the unconditional love and sacrifices by our mothers! Well most people would have already planned their gifts and booked restaurants a long time back but for some of us who tend to either forget to get a gift or was too caught up in their busy schedule, here are some really easy ways to make your mom feel special on this day.

Cook her favourite dish

Let your mom take the day off and cook her favourite dish. This would especially be amazing to all those moms who usually take care of the entire kitchen all by herself. Give her a glass of wine and show her that you can manage the kitchen while she relaxes. Remember, if you aren’t so confident about your cooking skills, you might want to make something easy or even get her favourite dish from a good restaurant. The plan here is to make her feel special and give her the time to relax.

Plan a spa session

Remember, your mom wouldn’t have had that haircut or that manicure in ages. Since most salons would not be free without prior bookings, why not do an at-home salon session!! Set the mood by lighting some candles and put on that relaxing music and let her relax. This might also be a good time for you to get her some refreshments while she relaxes.

Take her out for shopping

Shopping can be so therapeutic especially when your mom has had her busy few days. This could be a great way to spend some quality time with your moms and help her pick her favourites.

Photo Courtesy: Karen Murrell Website

If your mom loves makeup, Karen Murrell has some really pretty gift sets which you can get her from any pharmacy near you. They are natural and have lovely shade range which anybody would love. They are currently running specials ($15 off) on their cosmetic bag which comes with two pretty lipsticks and the bag has dual compartments to store the makeup brushes and lipsticks- a perfect gift for those mommies who love makeup 🙂

Photo Courtesy: Wallace Cotton Website

My mom loves shopping for her bedroom and beddings and linens are kind of her weakness. If your mom is like mine, you can take her out to Wallace Cotton. They’ve got a great range of duvets and quilts which can be really handy for the upcoming cold days. You can checkout their website to find a store near you. Wallace Cotton also has a variety of kitchen ware, cute PJs and aromatherapy; its a shopping paradise for moms who love to amp up their house now and then 🙂

You can also do some online shopping with your mom. Help her choose some of her favourites and this way you would not only be spending time with her but also get her something that she wanted. Ethique is having a specials on their website where your moms can shop their favourite natural soap bars at a much discounted price. The best part is they’re shipping out all orders for FREE today!!!

Photo Courtesy: Ethique Beauty Website

Gifting your mommy friends

If you have a friend who’s a new mommy or have toddlers, why not make her feel special! There are a lot of brands who does twinning outfits for mom and their bubbas and I think it’s a really cute way to cheer up their day and maybe help them take a few cute pictures in those outfits.

Photo Courtesy: Undertow Media
Mother’s Day outfits at Postie+

You can find some really cute twinning outfits at Cotton On and Cotton On Kids. This would be a great way to not only spend some time with your otherwise busy mommy friend but also let her have fun with you and her kid 🙂

Another cool place to find mother’s day outfits is Postie+. You can find some really quirky and fun outfits for both mommy and baby here. Last year I’d picked up some cute outfits for my partner’s new-born niece and it was big hit among everyone!!

Take her out for a movie

Who doesn’t love a good movie! Take your mom out for a movie she would like to watch. Most cinemas would be running mother’s day special screenings and this would be the perfect time for you to watch a chick flick with some yummy buttery popcorn and soda.

Events Cinema is running a special screening of ‘Mamma Mia Sing-Along’ for $10 a ticket! What a steal!!!! Sing along those ABBA songs with your mommy while enjoying your popcorn!!

Photo Courtesy- Events Cinemas Website

You see, it’s never too late to pamper your mom. She would of course know you forgot to plan her a special gift, but she would be so much more happier to see you taking the effort to maker her feel special. Even if you are reading this post after days or months after Mother’s Day, it’s okay because your mom deserves to be pampered everyday for her selfless and unconditional love for you and your siblings all her life 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day to all the super moms out there. You deserve all things awesome 🙂

 

 

I found my Holy Grail Face Mask ft. Fernz Bee Venom Mask

Hello everyone,

It’s been a long long time since I wrote a post. Lots of reasons behind it which also involves a bit of me being a lazy prick! Anyway, keeping all those reasons aside, I want to talk about a product that’s been my absolute favourite from the past 6 or more months.

Last year, I was sent the newly launched FERNZ SKINCARE ‘Bee Venom Mask’ to try out. This was my first ever NZ made skincare product and I was looking forward to trying it out mainly because of the ingredients. The product contains the OG Manuka honey, Bee Venom ( Oh Yes! It’s the best for your skin), Shea butter and some of the best vitamins (Vit C, B3, B5, B6 ) that your skin craves for.

Fernz Bee Venom Mask

What the product claims:

The Fernz bee venom mask provides the dual action treatment of plumping up the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and helps in hydrating the skin to boost radiance. It’s got the best of New Zealand Manuka Honey and Bee venom that does the magic!!

Not suitable for those with bee allergy!!

Fernz Bee Venom Mask

Price:

The product is available for NZD 55.90 and is available on their website.

My experience:

I have a combination skin with most parts of my face being dry. After moving to New Zealand, I realised my face started getting flaky especially around my nose and mouth area. I believe it was due to the dry and cold air and the mask I was using was only making the skin more and more drier as it catered more to the Indian weather.

Ever since this baby came into my life, I noticed a big difference in my skin and I’m not saying this because it was sent to me by the brand. I mean it girls! The mask is nothing like what I’ve used in the past.

The mask has a creamy texture to it and when you have the first look, it would look more like a jar of moisturiser. A thin layer of the product has to be applied all over for about 20 minutes. After a few minutes of applying the mask, you’ll realise that the product is completely absorbed into your skin and that’s when you know that your skin is happy 🙂

Fernz Bee Venom Mask- Creamy texture

After leaving it on for 20 minutes, I gently massage my face and then rinse it off . There’s this natural healthy flush to your skin and the skin looks fresh. The first time I thought it might be a placebo effect. So I went ahead and used it for 1 whole week (yes, you can use it every single day) to see if I’m just imagining things or if this thing really works. In fact my entire family tried this product when I was in India and they only had good things to say about the mask. It works equally well on men’s skin and this was proved when my dad (matured skin) and brother (teenage boy) tried out the mask for 3 weekends and they felt their skin looked less tired.

Before- Face with the mask on
After- Face After the wash

By now I was convinced that I’ve found my holy grail face mask and I would definitely be going back to a new jar once I run out of my current one!! I love that the ingredients are all natural and made in New Zealand (say yay to supporting local businesses) and that it suits all skin types of any gender. You get one jar for your entire family and they’re all sorted 🙂

Final thoughts:

This mask is definitely worth giving a try. The packaging says to be used everyday but I think using it once a week would do good too. The best time to use this mask is in the night as it has enough time to do its magic on your skin.

Definitely not very friendly on your pocket but if you love some good natural ingredients on your skin, this is definitely something that you need to have. The jar is good enough to last you for a long time and also looks pretty luxe in terms of packaging.

Ratings:

4.5/5 (Deducting 0.5 only for the price)

If you’ve tried this product or any other bee venom products, make sure to share your stories in the comments section below.

Till then stay awesome 🙂