A Mommy’s Birthday Gift Guide (aka mine)

I’ll be 33 (eek, I can’t quite believe it) on the 9th of September. I do gift guides for everyone else, and for just about every occasion, so I figured why not do one for my own birthday this year?!

I hope this round up might be helpful for a friend/boyfriend/husband out there wanting to spoil the special lady in their life, these are a few of my favourite things I’m crushing over right now.

  1. My absolute FAVOURITE scent of the moment is this: Gucci Bloom EDP 100ml – Dis-Chem – R1555.00 https://dischem.co.za/product-view/167025/gucci-bloom-edp-100ml
  2. The first of many LUSH wishlist items: Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner 225g – LUSH – R295.00 https://za.lush.com/products/best-sellers/ros-argan
  3. Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Lavender 118ml – Mario Badescu – R250.00 https://www.mariobadescu.co.za/product/facial-spray-with-aloe-chamomile-and-lavender/
  4. You all know how much I love Poetry, and this particular colour. I’ve seen this skirt instore and I love it SO much. Now I see what it’s actually called and I’m sold – it’s serendipitous – my husband’s name (and spelling!): Poetry Dylon Pleated Skirt – Poetry Stores – R699.00 https://www.poetrystores.co.za/poetry-dylon-printed-pleat-skirt-1
  5. I absolutely adore Urban Decay (there are two products of theirs featured on this list): Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette – Urban Decay – R860.00 https://www.urbandecay.co.za/featured/what%27s-new/naked-heat/ud854.html#q=naked+heat&start=1
  6. I want to give our bedroom a bit of a makeover – home décor is unfortunately the last place I ever spend our money – Pink Faux Mohair Throw – Woolworths – R499.00 https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Homeware/Home-Decor/Throws/Faux-Mohair-Throw-150-x-220cm/_/A-504104164
  7. Jaxson Metallic Scatter Cushion – Studio W, Woolworths – R375.00 https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Features/Homeware/Studio-W-SS18/Living-Room/Jaxson-Metallic-Scatter-Cushion-50x50cm/_/A-504123708
  8. I love vases and beautiful fresh flowers – I could never have enough vases: Glass Vase – Woolworths – R190.00 https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Homeware/Home-Decor/Vases-Planters/Vases/Glass-Vase/_/A-502727614
  9. From one of my all-time favourite skincare and beauty brands, Clarins: SOS Hydra Mask – Clarins – R520 https://www.clarins.co.za/face/exfoliators-masks/masks-262/sos-hydra-mask-80030996.html
  10. After wearing certain lipsticks there’s nothing better than a good lip scrub to exfoliate my lips, LUSH of course: Mint Julips Lip Scrub 25g – LUSH – R105.00 https://za.lush.com/products/mint-julips
  11. One of my best indulgences in the kitchen – something from Le Creuset: Pasta Bowl in Deep Teal – Le Creuset – R280.00 https://www.lecreuset.co.za/products/stoneware/dinnerware/pasta-bowl-in-deep-teal
  12. I don’t do well in stilettos – wedges and chunkier heels are much more my speed, how beautiful are these from (surprise!) Poetry: Rare Earth Autumn Sandal – Rust – Poetry – https://www.poetrystores.co.za/rare-earth-autumn-sandal-rust
  13. What’s a bath without a fabulous bath bomb? Intergalactic Bath Bomb – LUSH – R69.50 https://za.lush.com/products/best-sellers/intergalactic
  14. I need to spend more time reading, and this is top of my list: Still Me by Jojo Moyes – Reader’s Warehouse – R245.00 https://readerswarehouse.co.za/9780718183196
  15. So this wonder product from Urban Decay is apparently so good it’s sex proof, really (meaning your makeup won’t budge)! All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray – Urban Decay – R460.00 https://www.urbandecay.co.za/face/setting-spray/all-nighter/ud803.html#start=2&cgid=4_500
  16. It’s time for some cute blouses, love this one from Witchery: Spot Georgette Shirt – Witchery, Woolworths – R899.00 https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Women/Clothing/Shirts-Blouses/Spot-Georgette-Shirt/_/A-504177940
  17. I need to add this makeup brush to my collection – the highly acclaimed, and reasonably-priced: Expert Face Brush by Real Techniques – Clicks – R190.00 https://clicks.co.za/real-techniques_expert-face-brush/p/244292
  18. I’m so chuffed with myself, I’ve had two orchids rebloom on me this year, so why not add another to my growing collection: Phalaenopsis in Bag – Woolworths – R194.00 (on special) https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Food/Flowers-Plants/Orchids/Phalaenopsis-in-Bag/_/A-6001009034540
  19. Time for some classic, yet exquisite, jewellery: I’ve had my eye on the Ring Chain Necklace – Silvery – R449.00 https://www.silvery.co.za/product/ring-chain-necklace-2/
  20. Finally, been dying to try this range: Elizabeth Arden Plush Up Lip Gelato in Flirty Fuschia – Woolworths – R299.00 (buy any 2 and save up to 25%) https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Beauty/Makeup/Lips/Lipsticks/ELIZABETH-ARDEN-Plush-Up-Lip-Gelato/_/A-503999118

Happy Birthday to me, and maybe, to you too. This is a good one to nonchalantly forward on to your significant other as a ‘subtle’ hint…

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