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Lulu And Lipstick’s Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts

What a beauty! Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, with these super-luxe, unique and hard-to-find brands from around the world via top, new beauty e-tailer, Lulu and Lipstick. With these varied and beautiful gift ideas, there’s bound to be something perfect here for even the fussiest mum. She’ll love you for it…

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  1. Lulu and Lipstick She is Adored Gift Set, $70: This gorgeous gift set is a must-have for mums who love a little luxury. And who doesn’t, right? It contains a 72 per cent organic Olivine Atelier Body Lotion; a Love + Roses Beauty Mist – a divine blend of natural anti-aging beautifiers, essential oils, sacred flower essences and waters used to soften the skin and hair; and a Lulu and Lipstick Limited Edition Lilac Powder Brush to give you a flawless finish. Love!Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  2. Sara Happ Confetti Cake Gift Set, $55: Treat your beloved mum to some lip-smacking dessert that’s almost-good-enough to eat with this divine lip care gift set. It features the brand’s much-loved, The Lip Scrub, blended with sugar crystals to exfoliate dry flaky skin and The Lip Slip, which contains rich ingredients to keep her lips hydrated. Warning: you may still need to take your mum out for actual dessert she can eat afterwards.Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  3. Alpha-H Beauty By Day By Night Gift Set, $59.95: Help your mum to achieve that coveted holiday glow with this three-piece skincare collection. This popular luxury beauty brand is said to combine the latest in peptide technology, glycolic acid and active ingredients to restore a youthful glow. The set contains a Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear for a fresh, dewy and flawless complexion; The Liquid Gold Intensive Night RepairSerum to  restore suppleness and elasticity; and the velvety Liquid Gold Rejuvenating Cream, which is said to rejuvenate dull skin.Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  4. Simplicite ‘Simply Essential’ Gift Set, $110: Simplicite’s medicinal-quality, plant-based skin saviours will help your mum to look and feel her best. This gift set includes the Plant Gel Cleanser, Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion, Results Lift Gel and the Damask Rose Dry Crème – all handmade in Australia with 100 per cent natural ingredients.Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  5. Lulu and Lipstick Kisses with Love Gift Set, $60: Does your mum adore her pink lippies? Chances are then that she’ll love this pretty gift set which includes two fabulous, new Pink Holiday lipsticks: Lunch at 21, a beautiful baby-pink shade and Honeymoon in Rome, a deep blush shade, plus a Lulu and Lipstick Limited Edition Lilac Powder Brush for a flawless finish. Pink Holiday’s creamy formula offers highly pigmented, full-coverage colour for a luxe, long-wearing look.Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  6. Lit Cosmetics Mini Me Kit in Champagne Wishes, $29.95: Give your mum’s eye make-up an added touch of magic with this kit. With a pot of loose gold glitter and a liquid base which can adhere glitter to any surface, this kit gives her the ability to add a hint of sparkle, at will. And what woman doesn’t want that?Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  7. Olivine Atelier Love + Salt Beach Hair and Body Mist, $25: Want divine beach waves, straight out of Vogue? Gift your mum this vegan, volume-enhancing mist she can also spray all over her body for beautifully hydrated skin thanks to its “good” hydrating salts like Himalayan Pink Salt! Love + Salt is 100 per cent natural, vegan, cruelty free and eco-friendly.Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express Starter Brow Kit, $70: All good beauty begins with brows, so gift your mum this awesome kit from the world-famous authority on the topic, Anastasia Soare. If it’s good enough for Oprah, it may just be good enough for your mum. The kit contains essential tools to help her create and maintain perfectly-shaped, beautiful brows on her own, or in-between salon appointments.Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  9. Louvelle Dahlia Turban Shower Cap in marrakesh mauve, $40: There’s nothing worse than ruining a perfect hair day when you take a bath or shower, and/or are applying make-up. Louvelle’s Dahlia Turban Shower Cap is the answer: created with stretch, quick-drying fabric, it will keep your mum’s blow dry looking fab at all times. You’re eseentially giving her the gift of looking chic, even when she’s in the shower.Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts
  10. Sara Happ The Nude Slip: One Luxe Gloss, $33: This delectable, neutral lip gloss is sure to prove a hit with your mum; it will help keep her pout hydrated and sparkling all-day long. Heralded as the only lip gloss you’ll ever need, this top-selling beauty can be worn for a tint during the day, or keep it on all night for a moisture treatment.Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gift Guide, beauty gifts

 

 

Bare Blossom’s Blooming Business

When Brisbane lawyer Adriana Woolf, 35, discovered she had an autoimmune condition and needed to limit the amount of toxins and chemicals she used on her skin, due to the increased risk to her organs, her entrepreneurial instincts kicked in.

A huge make-up lover, Adriana (pictured) set to work researching make-up ranges on the market and, unable to find a complete range that was low-toxin and chemical-free, she decided to make her own. She launched her natural mineral makeup and cosmetics company, Bare Blossom, in March 2013 after recognising a gap in the market for pregnancy-safe and vegan cosmetics like hers.

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“Apart from having an endless array of make-up on hand, the best thing about running Bare Blossom is knowing that I am giving people a healthier alternative to what is on the market,” Adriana says.

“My mission has become educating the world about toxins in make-up and cosmetics and providing an alternative. I get extreme joy when Bare Blossom receives an email thanking us for providing a quality, toxin-free make-up line suitable for everyone from pregnant women to those with sensitive skin and autoimmune diseases. They are so happy that they can use make-up again.”

Now, with Bare Blossom ambassador, Miss World Queensland and model/presenter and producer Hailey Wilson (pictured) at the helm, Bare Blossom is a triumph of hard work and passion.

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With degrees in both psychology and law, Adriana works as a lawyer alongside her husband Shawn at their Brisbane law firm. Somehow, the busy businesswoman also finds time to run Bare Blossom, a small, family-run business, which is seeing healthy sales in its first year of trade.

With repeat customers from as far away as New Zealand and the UK, Adriana is dreaming big, with expansion plans in place for national and international stockists. After being diagnosed with secondary Raynaud’s which is why she must wear gloves and a connective tissue disorder, Adriana’s new business venture made her more aware of her health. “It has made me more aware the importance of looking after yourself and your body. I think it’s important that this translates into all aspects of our life, including cosmetics and make-up,” she says.

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“With an autoimmune illness, you have to deal with episodes (called flares) of being well and not being well – basically your body attacks you from the inside out.

“The hardest thing about this is constantly having to pay attention to your body and notice the early warning signs. If you don’t you end up having a flare that lasts for months at a time, which is exhausting.

“I find that extended periods of stress, not exercising and eating the “wrong” foods (specifically gluten and casein) will set my autoimmune system into overdrive. The main symptoms which I personally experience are joint pain, pins and needles and numbness in my hands and feet, as well as swelling of my fingers and feet. I also get psoriasis on my elbows, which I cover up with Bare Blossom!

“I think having a background in psychology has given me the understanding of the mental and emotional effects of not making time for your health and wellness.”

And in case you’re wondering what Adriana’s favourite Bare Blossom products are, she says she can’t live without the Mineral Foundation Powder, which has SPF15 and is gluten-free and vegan; Mineral Mascara, which has a rich colour and is long-lasting; and Mineral Lipstick, which gives lips a luscious feeling and glides on smoothly.

Bare Blossom beauty products do not contain any animal products or derivatives and common cosmetic nasties such as: bismuth oxychloride, ferric ferrocyanide, harsh chemicals, parabens, talc and more.

Visit www.bareblossom.com.au for more information and to order online.

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October 15, 2014