Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to embrace all things floral. And there’s some blooming marvellous things out there, says Fiona Adams
If you need to earn serious brownie points with your mum then hotfoot it to Jo Malone in Selfridges, Regent Street or Sloane Street to secure yourself this simply gorgeous gift. Created by florist Phillipa Craddock, it features Jo Malone’s Peony and Blush Suede Cologne, surrounded by freshly cut blooms. Available till Mar 26.
- Jo Malone London Mother’s Day Floral Box, £130; jomalone.co.uk
Shoving your beauty essentials in a resealable plastic bag has taken a great deal of the charm out of packing sumptuous holiday products, but if you have space in your hold luggage I would invest in this pastel pretty, yet robust vanity case from Ted Baker. You will feel like a movie star every time you open it.
- Ted Baker Oriental Blossom Vanity Case, £130; johnlewis.com
Looking for dressing-table candy? Then you can always rely on Marc Jacobs’ flamboyant bottles and heady fragrances. Sophisticated, yet fun.
- Daisy Kiss by Marc Jacobs, £53 for 50ml eau de toilette; johnlewis.com
For those days when you can’t be bothered to wash your hair but need a touch of glamour none the less.
- The Vintage Cosmetic Company Shower Cap, £7.50; thevintagecosmeticcompany.com
The cat’s whiskers
To celebrate its 15th anniversary Paul & Joe Beauté has produced a special make-up collection featuring a gold-embellished vanity box along with a cat-shaped pouch and some limited edition lipstick, face and eye colours. Guaranteed to make sure you’re feline fine.
- £55, available from April; paul-joe-beaute.com
Why do hairbrushes have to be boring and functional? Tempting tresses deserve tantalizing tools; the Vintage Cosmetic Company sells this adorable retro brush that will take you straight back in time with a floral flourish.
- Round Blow Dry Hair Brush, £6.95; thevintagecosmeticcompany.com
Relight your fire
You will be able to loll in the bath for hours in the twilight of these soy candles from Melitarose, which have an average burning time of 45 hours.
- Available in enticing aromas, such as Champagne and Pomegranate, Amaretto, and Fresh Linen. £12; melitarose.com and fenwick.co.uk
Paul & Joe isn’t just mad about cats; take your pick of its lovely flower-adorned make-up pallettes, including this powder blush in a gingham and blossom-printed case. Guaranteed to brighten up your cosmetics collection.
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