Mothers Day is a day when we can all appreciate being a Mum, appreciate the maternal life force in our life or just hi 5 another mother for making it through another day. It’s also a day for the sprog we raise to bloody well appreciate us.
Whether it’s with a kiss, a well deserved sleep in, a sticky fingers hug, doing what they are told, with a gift…or maybe all of the above, Mother’s Day means different things for all mums. For me the focus is just on my own boys, when they were little it was all about chuppa chups, bed socks and macaroni jewellery.
As they have grown we celebrate with a lunch, the odd gift and no housework for me. That last bit is the best gift everrrrr!
As with all Hallmark holidays like Christmas and Father’s Day I do like to treat myself to something ace, how can I not? YES, even on Fathers Day I find myself buying treats just for me 🙂
There’s so much to love in the shops around Mother’s Day, all gift wrapped and looking so pretty. Do you like to pick yourself up a special gift too?
I don’t often make a Mother’s Day list but a few well dropped hints along the way always helps and ensures I am presented with something I actually like. It’s a tricky time for me as my birthday always falls the same week as Mothers Day so one event tends to be a non event, it varies from year to year but this year my birthday is the day before Mothers Day so I may just get lucky and have a 48 hour festival of ‘me’.
Because I will be receiving I also want to give, so here’s a list of all the things I’m crushing on right now, read closely because some of my items are also to giveaway, I know right, that means presents for YOU!!
Here we go…
UBERKATE EXTRA SMALL UBERCIRCLE (value $99)
UBERKATE jewellery is personalised and all about connecting friends and family through words using sterling silver and other precious metal jewellery pieces. Designed in Sydney and sold in Australia and internationally the designer Kate Sutton has done it again, this brand new Ubercircle is the perfect way to start your UBERKATE journey.
Wear it on its own or nestled inside your original Ubercircle. This sterling silver circle hangs from a 45cm silver curb chain and measures 14mm in diameter. Your ‘extra small Ubercircle’ can be engraved with up to 6 characters.
HOMEDICS DUO PRO (value $499)
If you are time poor and find salon visits a little pricey next then you will love this IPL (intense pulse light) system. The duo pro prevents regrowth of hair and also enables you to reduce fine surface facial lines. Skin feels noticeably smoother and more rejuvenated.
This system is clinically tested and requires only 10 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home to see results. If your kids are needy shits then take some ‘me time’ and lock yourself in a cupboard or even the car for ten minutes. Personally this is exactly what I need to banish my beard…for reals!
The HOMEDICS Duo Pro is available from the Shaver Shop, comes with a two year warranty and also has a 120 day money back guarantee.
To win your very own HOMEDICS Duo Pro comment with how you would find ten minutes for yourself. Be creative 🙂
PETER ALEXANDER SLEEPWEAR
Who doesn’t love sleepwear, and the perfect time to gift some is Mothers Day. I’m beyond thrilled that Peter Alexander has ventured into extended sizing and now has a plus size range. You can read my thoughts on the range HERE.
SONNI LOU FRAMED PRINT GIFT PACK X 5 (value $30 per pack)
Sonni Lou was started in 2005 as a form of therapy in the treatment of anxiety and depression. It was a way for Sonia to keep both her mind and hands occupied and to try to banish negativity from her life. She’s also one creative and talented chick!
Sonia has a BIG heart and often supports my fundraising and workshops by donating products. I have five of these fabulous and inspiring framed quotes complete with a Sonni Lou designed gift card and necklace.
To win your own Sonni Lou pack just tell me how you look after your mental health, share your best tip, we all know sharing is caring and it will help others. You can also find Sonni Lou on Facebook and Instagram
DAVROE TAKEAWAY HAIR KIT (value $50)
DAVROE is an Australian hair care company that believes in providing pure, gentle hair care by replacing the nasties with calming, gentle plant based and eco friendly ingredients. They are vegan/cruelty free, gentle and kind to the environment, they also choose not to use parabens and harsh sulphates and petrochemicals in their range. DAVROE are the products I choose to use on my hair 🙂
To receive this hair care pack and pamper yourself just tell me about your worst hair disaster story or style you would like to forget. Photographic evidence optional. You can see more of DAVROE on Facebook and Instagram.
HARLOW OBI BELTS x 2($59.95 each)
Harlow make incredibly stylish fashion in sizes 12-24 and these *OBI belts will add the finishing touches to your look. Choose from ‘diamond dogs’ quilted look or ‘charmer’ embossed snake print OBI belts. These belts are PU look and 340 cm in length, perfect for personalising your styling.
SEQUINS AND SAND PARVATI PANTS (value $89.95)
Sequins and Sand are an online store brimming with quality swimwear, travel and resort wear. All pieces are selected on ease of wear, quality and price. Sequins and Sand aim to offer a broad range of sizes and style and is a business I will always recommend for its quality, service and product.
I’ve put together a little travel capsule wardrobe that will see you through casual and dressier occasions at home or when travelling.
PARVATI PANT I have one pair of these striking animal print pants to give away. These pants are a fine crepe and feel light to wear, They feature a tapered leg – for shape, dropped crotch – with panel inset for a great fall, draw string waist and pockets finished off beautifully with black tassels, elastic waist at the back and slouchy pockets.
To score your own pair of Parvati pants just tell me if you are S/M or M/L and where you would wear these babies.
*The Isle of Mine Parvati wrap ($39.95) is a do more with less resort and travel piece that will change a look in an instant.We all love animal print (right?) and I love the versatility of this very light long vest (cape) that can be rolled and worn as a scarf and wrap.
Around the pool, throw it over your cossies for a fabulous glam cover-up, or pop it over a layered winter outfit for some drama! Personally if I was travelling I would also twist it to wear as a scarf.
*Rococo luxe for less pant ($79.95) Rediscover your (disco) diva with these ‘go with anything’ luxe black long pants. The fabric is soft, has a glossy luxe look and ‘liquid-like’ feel – just amazing. Comfort and style, for any occasion.
*Fiore spliced top in navy ($69.95) If you love navy blue, then the Fiore top is sure to lure you in. The spliced colours have a retro vibe and the gorgeous neutral colours means it will go with anything which is just what you need when making do with less on holiday. I own this top and it’s a little more snug on me than on the model but I adore it, especially with morone or plum colours.
*Yasmine long duster poncho ($89.95). When I first tried this poncho on I was sold, it is a stylish and easy way to dress up a simple outfit when the weather turns cool. This poncho is light to mid weight knit that’s oh so soft on and falls beautifully, short sleeve, sides partially buttoned to just above the waist (depending on your height) – one button on each side, loose roll neck, 3/4 length.
*Rococo long sleeve top ($69.95) The perfect long sleeve to take you from day to night. This luxe look long sleeve top has great drawstring details, slinky cowl-like fall and cut-out back for a slightly sexy, sassy feel. Wear teamed with the matching pants or with your favourite bottoms.
All entries can be made by stating your choice of prize and answering the corresponding question. Just comment below or on the original Facebook post.
Tell me, what are your plans for mothers Day? How do you normally celebrate?
Til next time,
EDIT-THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED AND ALL LUCKY DUCK WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED
Thanks to the relevant businesses for donating items for the Styling Curvy Mothers Day Giveaway, they are all rad so show them some love by visiting their social media accounts or online stores ♥
Giveaway is open to Australian residents aged 18years or over. Winners are chosen by me (Styling Curvy) and based on creativity. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. If you enter The ‘Mothers Day Giveaway’ then your email will be passed on to the relevant business in order for you to receive your gift. Giveaway commences Monday 18/04/16 and ends Monday 25/4/16 with winners notified the next business day.
*item sent to me in accordance with my disclosure policy.