Needing last minute inspiration for Mother’s Day? Look no further than your local Boots. I recently headed in and spent an absolute fortune, but I also gained a staggering amount of Boots points. I first headed off to Smashbox and I saw a friendly face, Steph, who I’ve served in Lush before, so I had a full tour of the ever growing Smashbox counter and was completely amazed. Last August for my Mum’s Birthday I rebought her entire makeup bag, and renewed her old and tired collection. However, as I was buying so much I didn’t really splash out on many high end products, so that’s what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day. Smashbox has an offer on that if you buy 2 products, you’ll get £7.50 worth of points, how can one refuse? Smashbox also have premade boxes where you can pick a Primer, I choose Hydrating Under Eye Primer, which blurs out pores and wrinkles, and then there’ lots of different things included, like a mini Full Explosure Mascara, and in my local Boots, a couple Bumble and Bumble products were added. A thickening Shampoo, Condition and Hairspray and a hair oil. My Mum is always complaining about her thin hair, so I thought it was perfect. I also decided to add a mini Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream for it’s high SPF of 35. I know my Mum likes to sit in the garden a lot in Summer, so this set was now perfect. It cost me around £27 for the set without the BB cream and then just under £40 with it. Steph also added in a sample of their best selling Primer, and a favourite of mine, their Photo Finish Oil Free Primer. I also picked up their Definer Eyeshadow Brush at £19.50, as it was beautiful and I couldn’t help myself, this one is to share though (otherwise known as, mine).
As well as gaining those points, Lancôme also had a offer on for a free gift when you spent so much (it looks like it’s in store only), so I received an amazing collection of Lancôme products which I’m also giving my Mum for Mother’s Day. Which included the
Gel Eclat Clarifying Cleanser Pearly Foam at £22.50
Hydra Zen NeuroCalm SPF 15 at £39.50 for 50ml (this was 15ml)
Hydra Zen Nuit NeuroCalm at £41 for 50ml (again 15ml)
New Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate at £59 for 30ml (7ml sample)
Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss Ultra Shiny at £16.50 (sample size)
Hypnôse Mascara at £22.50 (sample size)
La vie est belle Eau de Toilette Fragrance £49 for 50ml (sample size)
Hydra Zen Neurocalm EyeSoothing Gel Cream £32 for 15ml (5ml Sample)
I was incredibly pleased with the service I received at both of the counters, both ladies were beyond helpful and went the extra mile, they also spoilt me with samples which I’ve been posting on my Instagram page @GeorginaGrogan_, including Smashbox’s new nude palette, you have to see it to believe it.
So if you’re looking for a last minute WOW gift for your Mum, head to boots and treat yourself at the same time!