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Top 10 Ways to Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your Mum. Here’s our top 10 tips to make it pampering and luxurious.

1. DIY Face Mask

Organise a mini pamper session with your Mum. Mix it up in the kitchen and take some time out, just relaxing with your face masks on. We love Little Soap Company's Greek yoghurt mask recipe! Simply add a few drops of your Mum’s favourite essential oil and then choose your ingredients based on her skin type.

2. Fill a Jar with Things You Love about your Mum

This is such a lovely idea and a perfect way to show your Mum how much she means to you! All you need is a glass jar, pen and paper and some ribbon to accessorise. Write out 20 things you love about your Mum and give her a unique and heartfelt present.

3. Give a Manicure in a Bag

Create a manicure kit in a bag. Fill one of our cosmetic pouches with a couple of different coloured nail polishes: go for a harmonious colour combination or opt for clashing tones, depending on your Mum’s style. Add some nourishing hand cream, nail scissors and a nail file and voila!

4. Watch her Favourite Film Together

Spend an afternoon or evening watching your Mum’s favourite film. Whether you love or hate the movie, your Mum will appreciate your efforts and enjoy the time with you. Treat her to a bag of sweets or popcorn and turn the lights down to create the cinema effect.

5. Create Your Own Pamper Vouchers

DIY vouchers are an easy and purse friendly gift idea. You can download templates online or create your own designs. Check out our top tips here.

6. Make your Mum an Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a luxurious day out, but for a personal touch channel your inner Mary Berry. Cook up a treat for your Mum: her favourite cake, complete with fresh fruit and icing on top and don’t forget the cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Make it an extravagant affair with vintage teacups and napkins.

7. Give Your Mum a Blow Dry

Create the salon experience at home. Use your Mum’s favourite shampoo and maybe even try your hand at a head massage. Take your time to pamper your Mum and show off your hairdressing skills to give her the best blow dry. (You may need to refer to YouTube for some handy tips!)

8. Personalise a Mug for Your Mum

Take your Mum a cup of tea in bed on Mother’s Day in her very own, personalised mug! This is easy to do with Sharpies, just draw your design on a mug and bake in the microwave to make your artwork permanent. Head to 'Bren Did' blog, for a step by step tutorial. 

9. Create a TLC Kit

Everyone needs a bit of TLC sometimes and Mums are always too busy to think of themselves! Create her a TLC kit with some great pick me ups and pamper treats. Herbal detox tea to give her a morning boost; lavender oil for bedtime and we love Tisserand's aromatherapy roller balls.You just roll on to the temples and let the blend of essential oils work their magic. The ‘De-Stress’ fragrance with uplifting orange aromas ‘brings a sense of calm’ to your Mum’s life.

10. Leave a Chocolate on Her Pillow

Create the perfect end to the perfect day and leave a chocolate and little note on your Mum’s pillow. Go a step further and layout her dressing gown, for the full hotel chic vibe.

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What are you doing for Mother's Day? Let us know your plans in the comment box below.

Love Victoria x

 

 

3 Ways to Create a Unique and Personal Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to remind your Mum she deserves a bit of a pamper, and some well-deserved me-time. Do you want to create a truly unique and personal gift? We have come up with 3 ideas to inspire you.

  1. Create a Bespoke Beauty Hamper with Our Wash Bag

If you want to pull out all the stops and really impress your Mum, then why not try putting your own beauty hamper together? Our vanity is a great place to start. The Coniston vanity case is a classic shape and has plenty of space to fill with goodies.

Pick Mum’s favourite beauty products: that moisturiser she loves and the lipstick shade she’s had her eye on. You could even add a scented candle, fruity fragranced face mask and to make it really luxurious a couple of miniature bottles of bubbly!

For a sleek and professional look add tissue paper inside the wash bag and carefully arrange the items on top. Then pop the whole thing in a pretty gift bag for that special finishing touch.

Coniston Vanity Case - £15

  1. Combine a Wash Bag with a Day Out

It makes a great gift on its own, but seeing as it's Mother’s Day why not combine a Victoria Green bag with a day out at the spa?

Get your beauty bag noticed. Armed with a towel under one arm and carrying the Starflower Carry All bag in the other, you will look good and feel good, ready for a blissful day of pampering!

Spa days don’t have to break the bank, there are lots of offers available online. Check out the latest deals to bag yourself a bargain.

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Starflower Carry All Bag - £18

Once you’ve found the perfect spa, you can print the gift receipt and maybe even a few pics of the pool or treatment list. The you can pop the receipt and photos in individual envelopes inside the wash bag.

  1. Create your Own Pamper Vouchers to Give with a Makeup Bag

Why not try creating your own pamper vouchers! A handwritten note is a lovely personal touch. If you want to design a professional looking voucher, then Canva.com is a great tool - here's one we made earlier!

We have put our heads together and come up with 5 of the best ‘This Voucher Entitles you to…’

  1. A long and relaxing bubble bath with candles and wine (optional)
  2. Breakfast in bed on a Sunday morning
  3. Manicure and pedicure at home
  4. Cook your favourite dinner
  5. One day to spend together

Finally, it goes without saying that a Victoria Green bag is a perfect gift any Mum will love and appreciate on it's own! The hanging traveller wash bag is a great versatile option. Go large with our roomy carry all design or keep it simple with the single compartment wash bag.

Have you got any ideas to share? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the comments below

Love Victoria x

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The Perfect Gift Challenge

When Christmas comes around you can guarantee my friends and family are treated to one of my beauty bags. This year I'm treating my best friend to a Carry All wash bag - she loves a weekend away and definitely doesn't believe in packing lightly! My sister has two small children and loves a Hanging Wash Bag - her tip is to hang them up high, safely out of the way of curious little fingers! My glamorous cousin on the other hand, is dropping hints like mad for one of my Foldover Make-up Bags - she likes to take ALL her makeup and brushes with her on holiday!

I always pop 1 or 2 items into the bags to make a really special, personal gift. Which got me thinking....I wonder what an industry insider would pop into our bags to create 'the perfect gift'. So I set out to ask some of the beauty world's experts for their choice with "The Perfect Gift Challenge"...

First up, I spoke to Red Magazine's very lovely and brilliant Beauty Editor-at-Large, Rosie Green. Not only an experienced beauty writer, Rosie tickles me each month with her warm and witty column 'Life's Rosie' in Red. 

I asked Rosie to select her very favourite products, together with her favourite Victoria Green beauty bag to create 'The Perfect Gift'. Click on the image to see what Rosie selected...

red magazine perfect gift challenege

I'm a big fan of Jane Cunningham's British Beauty Blogger site, where she writes about a wide range of beauty products from established brands to the newest launches. I always turn to Jane's blog for up-to-date news and inspiration and I am thrilled that Jane has so kindly championed our beauty bags from the beginning. 

With so many beauty products tested and reviewed over the past year, I was eager to find out which of these Jane would pick to create the 'The Perfect Gift'.  Click on the image to find her selection...

When your life is creating a leading skincare brand, what do you put together as 'The Perfect Gift'? This is the question I put to Rebecca Hopkins, one half of the sister team behind the Balance Me range of natural skincare which has been a favourite of mine for some time. I adore the Christmas angel stocking fillers!

Like so many of us, Rebecca juggles the demands of a busy life and has a friend who makes her daily life that bit easier - 'I would like to give this to my friend who helps take my daughter to school every morning – I would be lost without her and I know she would love a Victoria Green bag’ Click here to see Rebecca's selection

You may be familiar with what's on the shelves at Marks & Spencer but have you ever wondered who is behind selecting which beauty products hit the shop floor? It gives me enormous pleasure to introduce Sarah Meadows, the lead beauty buyer at M&S.

Sarah has years of experience in the buying departments of our well known high street stores and her current role means she is up-to-date with all the best beauty offerings. So with this background, I was interested to find out what Sarah would be giving her sister this Christmas. Take a look at her selection here...

I've loved catching up with some of best informed beauty industry experts and I hope you love their gift selections. If you want to have a look at our full range of beauty bags, you can click here.

Happy Christmas shopping!

Love, Victoria x