Now that I’m a 36 year old spinster I have two sets of friends. Those who are in the same boat as me and those who have kids. While my prospects, which include dying alone in a bachelor flat after choking on a piece of meat from a cut price Checker’s ready meal, aren’t exactly thrilling, I kind of look at the ‘those who have spawned’ tribe with a sense of terror-tinged awe because being a mom is no joke.
This was brought home in technicolour when I made the mistake of asking friends if they’d been tested by motherhood lately as research for this post.
Anyway, watching my friends parent has given me a new appreciation of what my own mom must’ve gone through so I’ll be making a point of spoiling her properly this Mother’s Day and hope you’re doing the same for yours. You could also kick the spoilage up a notch if you win the L’Oreal Age Perfect Golden age hamper I’m giving away.
The line is a deeply hydrating one aimed at women with mature skin who want to get their glow back. It includes a day cream, another with an SPF, a night cream, a glow re-activating essence (essentially a toner) and cleansing wipes infused with sweet almond oil to hydrate.
The day cream without the SPF has a slight rose gold tint to it for instant radiance and contains neo-calcium that, L’Oreal reckons, helps improve skin density.
I’ve been using the wipes before bed and really like them. They’re thick and luxurious-feeling, do a good job of removing make-up and leave your face feeling clean but not stripped.
Anyway, let’s get to the entering bit, shall we? Simply hit me on twitter with a ‘Hey @lipglossgirl, I’d love to win a @LOrealParisSA Age Perfect hamper to spoil my mom this Mother’s Day’ and include the link to this post. (Lots of people forget the link and then their entry doesn’t count.)
You can also enter via the comments section below where you can tell me why your mom’s a legend.
This competition is open to South African residents only and a winner will be drawn from both twitter and the comments at 5pm on 8 May.
Good luck girls!
This competition is now closed. Congrats to Anne Botes on her win.