Last Minute Mother‚Äôs Day Beauty Gifts

Still looking for the perfect gift for Mom or other special ladies in your life?¬† I get it.¬† Although I have shipped off my mom’s gift, we are still debating what to get my mother-in-law (maybe the candle below!).

There is still time to go shopping in stores or to purchase a wonderful beauty gift card!  Here are some of my favorite gifts for that amazing woman!

 Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System
Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

¬†Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System¬†($249 USD) — a non-invasive, at-home cosmetic device that is designed to gently lift the skin effectively and painlessly, the same results are possible, without the needles or breaking the bank!¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Kinetic Skin Toning action of the Conture is designed to specifically address deficiencies in skin firmness and elasticity as well as overall sagging of the neck area.

  • Conture uses a unique combination of Low Sonic Frequency vibrations combined with Isometric Compression. The two of these stimulate and tone the skin ‚Äď essentially it‚Äôs like a workout for your skin. Isometric Compression lifts and releases the skin in a very targeted but gentle way, by creating a small vacuum effect within the treatment head.
  • The vacuum effect also has a great immediate effect in that it improves things like circulation which will give you a¬†rosy glow, it also tightens and¬†liftsthe skin so you get an immediate reduction in sagging and signs of aging.

Clinicals:

Based on 8 weeks of clinical studies, results showed:

  • 70% lift in neck area
  • 91% improvement in skin texture/smoothness
  • 64% improvement in skin firmness
  • 73% improvement in elasticity (tactile)

What I think:¬† I have only been using this for a couple of weeks, but I would recommend it for moms, because I can already see a bit of tightening in my neck and especially around my jawline (my problem area).¬† It’s easy to use, although the suction is a little surprising at first!¬† I will continue use and see how I like it!

Available at http://www.conture.com

C.O. Bigelow Eucalyptus Candle
C.O. Bigelow Eucalyptus Candle

C.O. Bigelow Eucalyptus Candle ($42 USD) — The intoxicating scent of eucalyptus meets enticing fruit in this candle based on the long-time apothecary-favorite perfume oil. Top notes of juicy lemon, apple, and zesty citrus blend with herbaceous eucalyptus, sage leaves, and garden rose. Dry notes of patchouli, oak moss, and vanilla bean lend a touch of subtle warmth.

What I think:  This is a very fragrant, clean smelling candle.  I think this would be great in a larger room (very fragrant!).   Perfect for the mom that loves the house to smell amazing.

Learn more and purchase at cobigelow.com and at fine department stores.

Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream in Bouquet
Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream in Bouquet

Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream in Bouquet ($18 USD) — This¬† signature hand cream base will keep your skin supple and soft, while Bouquet fragrance will surround you with love and roses! The notes are Turkish Rose Otto, Rose Geranium & Orris Concrete.

What I think:  This is so moisturizing and smells amazing!  Perfect for the lady who loves feminine florals.  The packaging is gorgeous and perfect for giving.

Purchase at http://www.soapandpaperfactory.com

Have you tried any of these products?  If so, leave me a message and let me know how you like them!

Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts

There are so many wonderful Mother’s Day gifts to consider this time of year.¬† I am a beauty blogger, so I usually give my mom and mother-in-law beauty gifts so that they can pamper themselves!

Below are some of my favorite skincare, bath and body and fragrances to give to her for Mother’s Day.¬† She will love to receive any of them!

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare 2-Pc. Ageless Beauty Gift Set
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare 2-Pc. Ageless Beauty Gift Set

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare 2-Pc. Ageless Beauty Gift Set ($69 USD)  includes the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Uplift + IR Defense Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream, a luxurious, fast-working cream that helps firm, smooth, brighten and rejuvenate the look of the delicate skin of the neck and chest, and Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Under Eye Treatment, a potent anti-aging serum infused with the brand’s proprietary Bio-Copper Complex that visibly reduces under-eye puffiness and dark circles.

20% of proceeds from each set sold go to Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity and a charity close to Christie‚Äôs heart. Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Smile Train provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their own communities.

What I think: I love this brand!  The products are so hydrating and efficacious.  They both sink into the skin, leaving it smooth and supple.  It is so important to treat eyes and neck, as both areas can really show age. This is a wonderful gift for mom, she will thank you!

Available at http://www.kohls.com

EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 Pour Elle
EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 Pour Elle

EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 ($59 for 1.6 fl. oz. each) Pour Elle, a new female collection, will celebrate a new chapter for her with the three fragrances‚ÄĒNatural, Sparkling, and Elegant. Each of the three fragrances are united with a white floral heart of jasmine expertly blended with different ingredients to accentuate the different moods within the collection. The ultimate aim is to offer women a fragrance closet that allows them to match their scent to their lifestyle – whether it‚Äôs Sparkling for a night out, Elegant for a day at the tennis or Natural for a family gathering. EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 Pour Elle is true to both the LACOSTE brand heritage and its core values of innovation.

Sparkling fragrance notes: Red Apple, mandarin, blackberries, cotton candy accord, lily of the valley, vetyver, cashmere wood, and blackberries.

Natural fragrance notes: Pineapple, raspberries, wild rose, orris, jasmine, sandalwood, ambrox, and cream coconut.

Elegant fragrance notes: Citrus complex, pink pepper, cassis bud, violet, muguet, mimosa, vetyver, vanilla, and heliotrope.

These are so fun and smell amazing!  I have tried all three.  Elegant is my favorite.  I can really smell the citrus, violet (one of my favorite scents) and vanilla.  It is so bright and pretty.  Sparkling is sexy, you can pick out the blackberries and cashmere which makes it sultry.  Natural is fresh and sweet.  They are all amazing, Choose one for all of the special ladies in your life!

Purchase at http://www.kohls.com

 

Soaptopia She's a Scentsation Gift Box
Soaptopia She’s a Scentsation Gift Box

Soaptopia She’s a Scentsation Gift Box ($37.50¬†USD) — for the woman in your life that deserves to be pampered every day. All of Soaptopia‚Äôs products are 100% JUNK-FREE, Synthetic Free and Petroleum Free and you can customize each set from their many yummy flavor families, perfectly curated just for her.

Includes:

  • 3 – Large 6-7 oz. artisan bar of handmade soap of your choice
  • 1 – 8 oz. Oil Slather of your choice

What I think:  I love this brand!  Their products smell so yummy!  This gift is perfect for any mom or lady in your life, because you can choose the Oil Slather (LOVE) and all three soaps.  I receive these to review for my honest opinion.  I was sent the slather in Rozilla vs. Dry Skinea, which is a combo of rose geranium and vanilla.  It smells incredible and is so hydrating, I love how soft and glowy it leaves my skin! It contains many wonderful oils such as grape seed, olive, coconut and sunflower.

The soaps are amazing, too.¬†¬†They are beautiful as well as fragrant.¬† I received L’OATus which includes French Lavender &¬†Oats, Beauty and the Beach¬†Sweet Orange, Jasmine, Vanilla &¬†Pumice Sand and Melrose-y Sunset ¬†Rose Geranium, Rosewood, Litsea, Orange Wild, Jasmine &¬†Argan Oil.¬† They are all natural and handmade in small batches with lots of love and only the finest ingredients.¬† This set is perfect for the lady who loves natural beauty.

Purchase at http://www.soaptopia.com

HUGO Woman
HUGO Woman

HUGO Woman ($72 for 2.5 fl. oz.) — The HUGO Woman fragrance is for women who are independent and live their life on their own terms. A feminine, floral, fruity fragrance with an unexpected boyish twist. Notes of heady white lilies, crisp apples, subtly sweet peaches and berries are combined with black tea, creating a feeling of fresh sensuality. A hint of ocean air revitalizes the senses and strikes a perfect balance for the modern sophisticate.

What I think: I haven’t tried this one yet, but it sounds amazing.¬† The black tea notes sound really different and I love fruity scents. This would be perfect for a modern mom and anyone who loves unique fragrances.

Purchase at http://www.hugoboss.com

Are you purchasing a beauty gift for a special lady¬†for Mother’s Day?¬† Leave a comment and let me know!

I’m linking up to the Midweek BeYOUty Bonanza¬†Midweek BeYOUty Bonanza! Check it out!

Give Mom The Spa Treatment With Mother’s Day Bath and Body Gifts

There are so many amazing beauty gifts that would be perfect for Mother’s Day!¬† Many mom’s (including myself) would love pampering spa products to treat themselves.

Below are perfect gifts for a at home spa day, including nail treatments, and bath and body products.

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‚ÄėME‚Äô Natural Nail Treatment Kit
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‚ÄėME‚Äô Natural Nail Treatment Kit

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Rescue ‚ÄėME‚Äô Natural Nail Treatment Kit ($49 USD) — A must for nails that are: hard-to-grow, chipping, peeling, brittle or acrylic damaged. Unlock the true potential to successfully grow your own natural nails longer, stronger, and healthier with the¬†Dermelect Rescue ‘ME’ Natural Nail Treatment Kit. If the elements, acrylics or aging have taken their toll on your nails you can now restore and recover your nails to their natural strength by utilizing this simple step by step program.

1. Cleanse: Brush Immaculate Nail Cleanse Prep onto nail before applying base coat- the formulation will evaporate immediately, leaving nails completely dry.                  2. Base Coat: Apply 1-2 coats of Launchpad Nail Strengthener (for weak, thin nails). Allow to dry.                                                                                                         3. Top Coat Finish: Apply 1-2 coats of High Maintenance Instant Nail Thickener.         4. Moisture / Restore: Dab and massage Rejuvenail Fortifying Nail & Cuticle Treatment over bare or polished nails and cuticles. Continuously reapply up to 3-4 times daily.

Available at http://www.dermelect.com

Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set
Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set

Rituals Laughing Buddha True Happiness Set ($25 USD) — A wonderful gift for spoiling yourself or someone else. Contains shower foam, shower oil, body scrub and body cream. Experience the Laughing Buddha ritual at home.

Available at RITUALS store locations, Barneys, www.barneys.com and www.rituals.com

L'Occitane Almond Smooth Collection
L’Occitane Almond Smooth Collection

L’Occitane Almond Smooth Collection ($72 USD) — The exceptional beautifying power of almond makes this Collection both deliciously tempting and wonderfully effective.
Includes 2 smoothing and softening best sellers: Almond Milk Concentrate and Shower Oil.
Perfect to give or keep!

This collection includes:
– Almond Delicious Hands 1 .oz
– Almond Milk Concentrate 3.5 .oz
– Almond Delicious Paste 1.7 .oz
– Almond Shower Oil 16.9 fl.oz
– Exclusive Gift Box

Purchase this and many more great gifts at http://www.usa.loccitane.com

This Mother’s Day, say goodbye to the boring fragrances and introduce mom to her new signature scent!¬†Formulated with fresh hints of gardenia, pineapple leaf, sensuous musk, and palm bark, the Escape bath & body collection from Lifetherapy will transport Mom to a beautiful, peaceful place.

Escape Hand & Body Wash¬†($24 USD) — Softly fragranced wash specially formulated with an LT Complex, shea butter, coconut oil and vitamins E & D.¬† This luxurious wash will moisturize while cleansing leaving skin soft and healthy looking. Also makes a lush moisture-rich soothing bubble bath.

Escape Body Lotion ($24 USD) — Our hydrating lotion is rich in skin conditioners, natural oils and vitamins that work in harmony to leave skin silky soft and moisturized.¬†Shea butter, Almond Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil. Care has been taken to source only the highest quality raw material.

Escape Eau de Parfum¬†($48 USD) —¬†Made with Zemea petroleum free and environmentally sustainable. Formulated with the finest essential oils for subtle yet long lasting fragrance.

Learn more about this collection here: http://www.lifetherapy.com/collections/escape 

 

Don’t Forget To Enter My SeabuckWonders Mother’s Day Giveaway!

SeabuckWonders Skin Care
SeabuckWonders Skin Care

You can win the above set of 4 SeabuckWonder’s Skin Care products by leaving a comment on my blog.¬† U.S. residents only please.¬† Let me know why you would like to try these fab products!¬† I will choose the winner on Sunday May 11th…Mother’s Day! Good Luck!

There’s also a Facebook promotion with a chance for you to win even MORE great prizes! Click on https://www.facebook.com/SeabuckWonders/app_143103275748075 to enter.

What DOES Mom really want for Mother’s Day? Something pure ‚Äď something personal ‚Äď something pampering. She wants SeabuckWonders. Give her serenity, health and beauty in a bottle with SeabuckWonders‚Äô personal care product line. These natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic products are packed with a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil for maximum results. That means healthier, softer and more beautiful skin for Mom and for all those who add these products to their daily routine.

Kick it up a notch by adding in some of SeabuckWonders‚Äô supplements like Sea Buckthorn Berry and Seed Oils or Omega-7 Complete. Among others, the respected Dr. Mehemet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show” has been praising sea buckthorn oils and liquid supplements for their profound balancing, soothing and rejuvenating properties. This cherished ‚Äúsuper fruit‚ÄĚ is rich in antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamin E, rare Omega 7 and 190 other bioactive nutrients. You can find all of SeabuckWonders‚Äô amazing products at http://www.seabuckswonders.com. Make Mom happy this Mother‚Äôs Day. She deserves it!

 

Fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is in a week!¬† Time to grab something fun and different for mom.¬† Below are some great beauty, home and treat ideas just for mom.¬† Hopefully you’ll find the perfect gift for her!

Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume
Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume

Soap and Paper Factory Solid Perfume ($18 USD): Soap & Paper Factory’s beautiful, solid perfumes are a perfect way to keep your favorite scent smelling fresh all day.  Apply to your pulse points, as often as desired, or dig deep and use as a pomade.  Created with pure jojoba, beeswax, Soap & Paper Factory’s Solid Perfumes are available in 12 of their signature fragrances.  This Mother’s Day, I recommend keeping it fresh with choosing a Solid Perfume in Lavender or Jasmine.

Available at www.soapandpaperfactory.com.

Dana's Bakery Adult Juice Box
Dana’s Bakery Adult Juice Box

Searching for the perfect gift to give your mom this Mother‚Äôs Day? With May 11th quickly approaching, it‚Äôs time to get moving! Luckily, Dana‚Äôs Bakery has made it easy with her unique and delicious cocktail inspired Mother‚Äôs Day ‚ÄúAdult Juice‚ÄĚ box, consisting of Margarita, Cosmopolitan and Peach Bellini (yum!). They are now available for pre-order at http://www.danasbakery.com to ensure they arrive on time for Mother‚Äôs Day.

Hen House Linens
Hen House Linens

Hen House Linens — Give Mom the gift of a beautiful table with these spring patterns for table linens.¬† Add a little fancy to your daily routine. Hen House cloth napkins and placemats always feel elegant even when take-out Thai and a box of wine do not. Keep six napkins of ALL your favorite coordinating colors on hand for daily use. There is nothing easier than adding a beautiful cloth napkin to your table to make your family or guests feel at once fussed over and comfortable. Paperless living never felt so good!

Visit http://www.henhouselinens.com to learn more.

Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier
Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier

Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier ($20 USD) —¬†Give mom the chance to plump her pout with Mally‚Äôs high-shine, ultra-smooth lip color.¬† Mally Beauty‚Äôs Lip Magnifier combines luminous color with a refreshing, multitasking formula which combines the creamy color of a lipstick, with an ultra-fierce shine of a gloss. Available in 15 gorgois¬†shades, but for this Mother‚Äôs Day I recommend gifting mom Mally‚Äôs Lip Magnifier in Nude Rose!

Available at www.mallybeauty.com

Baby Sebamed
Baby Sebamed

Save busy moms a trip to the store and give them the gift of a relaxing bath with new, gentle bubble baths and creams that are designed for babies’ delicate skin, but use stress reliving natural ingredients like lavender and chamomile, perfect for moms to relax with after a long day. Baby Sebamed is a top dermatologist-developed skin care brand formulated at pH 5.5, the ideal pH for babies’ skin. Made especially for sensitive, delicate and even problematic skin, Sebamed formulas are hypoallergenic and tear, soap, gluten and alkali free. They are tested and approved by moms and dermatologists, and can be used on newborns through to toddlers. For a complete package, pair these gifts with a soft towel or bathtub toys.

Available at http://www.sebamedusa.com

Whatever you decide to get for that lucky lady in your life — I’m sure she will love it!¬† Enjoy!

 

 

Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away, time to get Mom a great gift!¬†I usually send my mom a package of beauty products for Mother’s Day and I know she loves trying something new.

Below are a few great beauty products¬†to give¬†that special lady on Mother’s Day.

L'Occitane Néroli and Orchidée Collector's Set
L’Occitane N√©roli and Orchid√©e Collector’s Set

L’Occitane N√©roli and Orchid√©e Collector’s Set (85 USD, a $113 value) — A tantalizing and lovely fragrance, N√©roli & Orchid√©e blends the scents of two precious white flowers in a beautiful harmony. A heart of radiant neroli essence from the Mediterranean is blended with caressing white orchid absolute from Madagascar.

This set includes:
-Néroli & Orchidée Eau de Toilette 2.5 fl.oz
-Néroli & Orchidée Shower Gel 6 fl.oz
-Néroli & Orchidée Body Milk 6 fl.oz

Available at usa.loccitane.com.

Laura Mercier Verbena Infusion Gel Body Moisture
Laura Mercier Verbena Infusion Gel Body Moisture

Inspired by her hometown of Provence, Laura Mercier’s new Eau Fraiche: Verbena Infusion Collection captures the crisp freshness of Verbena. Take your mom on a journey to the French countryside with one of these three refreshing formulas: Gel Body Moisture ($45 USD), Crème Body Cleanse ($30 USD), Eau de Toilette ($55 USD). 

Available at http://www.lauramercier.com

Aveda‚Äôs stress-fix‚ĄĘ Home Spa Experience
Aveda‚Äôs stress-fix‚ĄĘ Home Spa Experience

Aveda‚Äôs stress-fix‚ĄĘ Home Spa Experience ($73.50 USD) — With Mother‚Äôs Day less than two weeks away, give mom the gift she wants and needs ‚Äď less stress! For under $75 pamper mom with Aveda‚Äôs stress-fix‚ĄĘ Home Spa Experience. The proven stress-relieving stress-fix‚ĄĘ aroma blends calming organic French lavender with uplifting, blues-chasing organic clary sage (a Mediterranean herb) and relaxing, mood-enhancing organic lavindin (a hybrid of true and spike lavender) for an extra-aromatic experience.

Each set includes:

  • stress-fix‚ĄĘ body lotion 200 ml ‚Äď a richly moisturizing lotion with organic aloe, organic shea butter and organic sunflower oil designed to relax the mind and lavish skin
  • travel size stress-fix‚ĄĘ soaking salts 6 oz ‚Äď mineral rich salts to soften skin while easing anxiety formulated with organic sugar and organic sunflower oil
  • stress-fix‚ĄĘ concentrate 7 ml ‚Äď a potent essential oil blend that includes antioxidant vitamin E and skin conditioning organic sunflower and olive oils

The stress-fix‚ĄĘ Home Spa Experience gift set come pre-wrapped and ready for giving‚Ķ which hopefully helps reduce your stress too!

Availability: Aveda.com

Thymes Aqua Coralline Body Scrub
Thymes Aqua Coralline Body Scrub

Thymes Aqua Coralline Body Scrub ($$22 USD): An energizing body scrub full of rich humectants and jojoba beads to hydrate and exfoliate. Mineral-rich kelp extract and sea buckthorn transform and protect, providing care and moisture for thirsty skin.

Available at www.thymes.com.

Krigler Extraordinaire Camelia 209
Krigler Extraordinaire Camelia 209

KriglerExtraordinaire Camelia 209 ($255 1.7oz, $345 3.4 oz): Created in 2009 to celebrate Krigler’s 105th anniversary, Extraordinaire Camelia 209 gathers two sorts of Camellias flowers, corsican lemon, pink peppercorn from Florida, Indian cardamom, Bourbon Vanilla, Musk de Baur, Cedar and Chinese Tea.  Camellia symbolizes excellence, pride, abnegation and modesty.

Availible at www.Krigler.com. 

 

Beauty.com and Lela Rose Gift With Purchase

Beauty.com & Lela Rose Collaboration
Beauty.com & Lela Rose Collaboration

It’s time for another awesome Beauty.com gift with purchase!¬† This collaboration with Lela Rose would make a great Mother’s Day gift or even as a treat for yourself!

Beauty.com¬ģ, a division of drugstore.com, inc., is excited to introduce the exclusive Peony Floral Bag from lauded designer Lela Rose as a complimentary gift this spring.¬† Beginning today, customers will receive the product-filled floral clutch when they spend more than $150 at the prestige beauty retailer.¬† The Peony Floral Bag can be found at http://www.Beauty.com/LelaRose and is available while supplies last.

With spring in full swing, the brightly colored Peony Floral Bag is perfect for toting beauty essentials and easily transitions into an evening clutch.¬† The bag stands upright on four brass pegs while a brass zipper across the top adds an additional touch of elegance.¬† ‚ÄúI designed this bag with my favorite pink peony print from spring 2014 in mind,‚ÄĚ says designer Lela Rose. ‚ÄúThe simple shape allows the print to be the stand out detail, which is how I used it down the runway.¬† It‚Äôs perfect to store your bright and fun makeup for the season.”

The pretty pink bag arrives fully stocked with 18 prestige beauty samples.  The bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of $190.  The selection includes offerings from some of the beauty world’s top beauty and skin care brands:

1.       Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening & Strengthening Mousse

2.       Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Body Wash

3.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† PHYTO Phytolisse Serum ‚Äď Ultra Smoothing Anti-Frizz

4.       Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum

5.       bareMinerals Ready Blush, Natural High

6.       H2O+ Aquafirm + Micro Collagen Moisturizer

7.       Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner

8.       Bliss The Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Moisture Cream

9.       Arcona Mandarin Brightening Peel

10.   Borghese Fango Mud

11.   GlamGlow Brightmud Eye Treatment

12.   Laura Geller Beauty Mini BB Cream all-in-one Skin Perfecting, Medium

13.¬†¬† Butter LONDON Scrubbers ‚Äď Two-in-One Prep & Remover Wipes (x2)

14.   Beautyblender Blender Cleaner (Tool Cleaner)

15.¬†¬† Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Moisturizer ‚Äď Sheer Tint Release

16.   Paula’s Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer

17.¬†¬† Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ‚Äď Anti-Aging

18.   Lacoste Essential Fragrance for Men

19.   A gift to you from Beauty.com

While looking to reach the $150 hurdle and receive the Peony Floral Bag, customers can shop an assortment of new-to-store skin care brands including Koh Gen Do, The Organic Pharmacy and Baby Foot.  For new make-up items, shoppers can find new offerings from Gorgeous Cosmetics and star seasonal launches from Too Faced and Lorac.  With the sun starting to peek out, now is a great time to stock up on favorite SPF products like Sunday Riley’s Cashmere SPF 30, Somme Institute’s Double Defense Face and Body SPF and Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Sunblock from Peter Thomas Roth.

For exclusive summer-ready beauty content, beauty fans will find spring make-up and hair tutorials on the Beauty.com Advice & Trends page.  Other Beauty.com spring features include abstract nail art tutorials, Skin Care Advice and the New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 Runway Recap loaded with product suggestions, gorgeous photos and behind the scenes videos.  Beauty Director at Large, Romy Soleimani, will also be sharing Mother’s Day product picks from industry influencers including Lela Rose and Sarah Sophie Flicker on the Beauty.com blog Beauty Close Up.

Beauty fans can continue to look to the Beauty.com social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to find featured products spanning makeup, skin-care, hair care and fragrance.   Beauty fans can also get the latest tips, trends, and promotions sent directly to their email by signing up for the free weekly Beauty Bulletin on the Beauty.com site.

Beauty.com, Inc., a division of drugstore.com, inc. is a leading online destination for prestige beauty products. The web store provides a highly personalized shopping experience and offers more than 350 brands from widely recognized to niche, hard-to-find products.

For 15 years, drugstore.com has been a leading online provider of health, beauty, and vision products. Shop a great assortment of more than 80,000 items ranging from everyday basics to hard-to-find favorites. With competitive prices, unique categories and free shipping for orders over $35 all in one convenient location, the drugstore.com web store is truly the uncommon drugstore¬ģ.¬†

Lela Rose’s aesthetic of adding whimsy to elegance through brilliant color and hand crafted details has brought a fresh view to modern American fashion. Lela was raised in Texas and went to school in Colorado where nature, its surrounding landscapes, and the sublime colors it offers have long been an inspiration. Today, Lela continues to draw from these early influences as she designs clothes for the modern sophisticated woman who embodies a spirit of effortless elegance.

The Lela Rose collection is built on a design philosophy of creating hand finished clothes that exude a casual luxury and refinement. The beautiful embellished fabrics are the foundation of this innovative collection and speak to the elegance of its personality with a nod to the era of glamour.

 

What Mom REALLY Wants — SeabuckWonders Mother’s Day Giveaway!

SeabuckWonders Skin Care
SeabuckWonders Skin Care

What DOES Mom really want for Mother’s Day? Something pure ‚Äď something personal ‚Äď something pampering. She wants SeabuckWonders. Give her serenity, health and beauty in a bottle with SeabuckWonders‚Äô personal care product line. These natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic products are packed with a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil for maximum results. That means healthier, softer and more beautiful skin for Mom and for all those who add these products to their daily routine.

Kick it up a notch by adding in some of SeabuckWonders‚Äô supplements like Sea Buckthorn Berry and Seed Oils or Omega-7 Complete. Among others, the respected Dr. Mehemet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show” has been praising sea buckthorn oils and liquid supplements for their profound balancing, soothing and rejuvenating properties. This cherished ‚Äúsuper fruit‚ÄĚ is rich in antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamin E, rare Omega 7 and 190 other bioactive nutrients. You can find all of SeabuckWonders‚Äô amazing products at http://www.seabuckswonders.com. Make Mom happy this Mother‚Äôs Day. She deserves it!

You can win the set of 4 SeabuckWonder’s Skin Care products by leaving a comment on my blog.¬† U.S. residents only please.¬† Let me know why you would like to try these fab products!¬† I will choose the winner on Sunday May 11th…Mother’s Day! Good Luck!

There’s also a Facebook promotion with a chance for you to win even MORE great prizes! Click on https://www.facebook.com/SeabuckWonders/app_143103275748075 to enter.

SeabuckWonders, a division of Balanceuticals Group, Inc., is a company with 20 years of experience producing the highest quality Sea Buckthorn Oils known in the world. Since introducing its products to the United States back in 1994, the company, under the direction of Xingwu Liu, the renowned Cultural Anthropology professor, has maintained its excellence by using only pure Himalayan, wild-grown, handpicked Sea Buckthorn. Please visit seabuckwonders.com for more information and a list of locations where the products can be purchased.

Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide — Part 1, Bath And Body

I have been putting a Mother’s Day basket for my mom who lives in Oregon.¬† I love gathering beauty items that I think she will enjoy!

Since all mothers are different, I have a bunch of wonderfully scented bath and body products — I’m sure one will be perfect for your mother, grandmother, wife, girlfriend¬†or girl friend.

Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Collection
Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Collection

Indulge in a fragrance that embodies ethereal beauty with the Temple Tree Jasmine collection from Thymes. The latest offering from their fragrance studio, Floral wisps layer the air with heady Temple Tree Blossoms and jamsine sambac, entwined with honeysuckle, ylang ylang and damask rose and steeped in silky coconut milk.

The following products are available, ranging in price from $5 ‚Äď $33: Bar Soap, Bath Salt Envelope, Body Lotion, Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Candle, Cologne, Hand Cream, Hand Lotion, Hand Wash, Home Fragrance Mist and Sink Set.

Available at www.thymes.com

Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Beautiful Day
Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Beautiful Day
The¬†exclusive Beautiful Day fragrance makes you feel like you’re having the perfect spring day, full of carefree, delicious moments. The scent starts with a sparkle of sun-kissed apple and finishes with a dash of wild daisies & fresh pink peonies, for a truly bright fragrance that lasts all day!
  • Top Notes: Sun-kissed Apple, Dewy Pear, Sparkling Cassis
  • Mid Notes: Wild Daisies, Lily of the Valley, Fresh Pink Peony
  • Dry Notes: White Peach, Blonde Woods, Creamy

Signature Collection Beautiful Day just launched this April. The collection includes: Eau de Toilette ($29.50), Fine Fragrance Mist ($14), Body Lotion ($11), Shower Gel ($11), Triple Moisture Body Cream ($12.50), Shimmer Mist ($14), Swirl Gel Lotion ($14), 2-in-1 Superfruit Body Scrub +Wash ($14), Travel-Size Body Lotion ($5) and Travel- Size Fine Fragrance Mist ($6)

These are available at Bath & Body Workds Stores across the nation and at www.bathandbodyworks.com.

Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon The Healthy Deodorant
Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon The Healthy Deodorant

Looking for a new spring scent? Search no further thanLavanila‚Äôs NEW Fresh Vanilla Lemon. Make an airy impression with this modern citrus blend of crisp lemon, fresh bamboo, lush watery fruits and pure Madagascar vanilla ‚Äď sure to be the brand‚Äôs cleanest take on vanilla yet!

The Fresh Vanilla Lemon Collection Includes:

  • The Healthy Fragrance ($58): Unlike traditional fragrances, The Healthy Fragrance in Fresh Vanilla Lemon is beautifully made using pampering, natural ingredients.
  • The Healthy Deodorant ($18):A breakthrough in natural deodorants that delivers mighty protection against odor. For invigorating confidence, The Healthy Deodorant leaves behind a delicate trail of light citrus and powdery vanilla.
  • The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19):Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able fragrance lets you dab on lemon goodness whenever you need a quick refresher. The perfect perfume pick-me-up!

Available at www.lavanila.com and at Sephora stores.

Tocca Hand Cream in Cleopatra
Tocca Hand Cream in Cleopatra

TOCCA has opened up the golden gates to deliver their heavenly hand scent. Introducing the new Crema da Mano Luxe, a naturally rich, perfectly scented hand cream housed in a timeless metal tube.

Capture the world in the palm of your hands with one of TOCCA’s signature fragrances and uncover your piece of heaven on earth with each of their coveted scents.

§ Be inspired by the Mediterranean withCleopatra’s grapefruit and cucumber

¬ß Enjoy ‚Äúla dolce vita‚ÄĚ with Stella‚Äôs Italian blood orange

§ Escape on a Corsican honeymoon withGiulietta’s pink tulip and green apple

§ Travel back in time to old-world Paris withFlorence’s bergamot and gardenia

§ Enjoy tea time in Italy with Bianca’s green tea and lemon

TOCCA Crema da Mano Luxe (4 fl oz.) retail for $20 at Bluemercury and Sephora stores nationwide and online atwww.tocca.com and www.birchbox.com.

Kneipp’s Zen10 Gift Sets
Kneipp’s Zen10 Gift Sets

Kneipp “Zen10” Bath Collection ($44 USD). Each travel size bottle is sufficient for 2 bathing experiences. This set contains the complete Herbal Assortment!

Lavender, Eucalyptus, Pure Bliss, Rosemary, Melissa, Warm Embrace, Valerian & Hops, Arnica Joint & Muscle Rescue, Juniper,Sensual Seduction.
Usage:
Fill  Tub, add Herbal Bath and mix gently. For 1-2 Baths. Water Temperature: 97-100 F/ 36-38 C. Bathing time: 15-20 minutes

Purchase at http://kneippus.com/zen-with-10.html

Laura Mercier  La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio
Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio

Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie¬†Travel Candle Trio ($65.00 USD) —¬†A limited edition candle sampler that features three best-selling gourmande¬†scents (Fresh Fig, Almond Coconut Milk and Cr√®me de Pistache) in 2.5 glass votives, plus a convenient Portable Candle Carrier that‚Äôs great for travel. Indulge in the delicious luxury of your favorite scented candles while at home or on-the-go!

You can find these at www.lauramercier.com¬†or in fine department stores such as Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Tocca Candelina Collection in Florence
Tocca Candelina Collection in Florence

As much as we love the sweet-smelling scent of freshly cut flowers, the blossoms aromatic effect doesn’t last long enough. Keep mom’s home feeling fragrant with a TOCCA Candelina.

The beautifully housed, travel sized candles are the perfect small indulgence that go a long way! TOCCA Candelina retail for $20 each at Barneys, Blue Mercury, Candle Delirium and online at www.tocca.com.

AHAVA Color Me Hydrated
AHAVA Color Me Hydrated

AHAVA Color Me Hydrated set ($27 USD) — Soothe cracked, dry hands, renew soles, and provide skin with all day comfort and hydration with this limited edition body care set.¬† It includes Mineral Body Lotion, Mineral Hand Cream and Mineral Foot Cream.

Available Available at AHAVAUS.com

Enjoy!

Top Five ‚ÄėMammoth Mom Myths‚Äô Revealed — Plus a Fab Skin Care Giveaway!

Sea Buckthorn Skincare

Below is a fun article on what NOT to get your mom for Mother’s Day!¬† Keep reading because at the end, I will be announcing a¬†fab Sea Buckthorn giveaway!!!

Reduce your risk of missing the mark this Mother‚Äôs Day by avoiding these popular beliefs or ‚ÄúMammoth Mom Myths‚ÄĚ:

5.  Moms LOVE to spend their free time cleaning! A new mop, dish scrubber or toilet brush will  make her feel more loved and needed and oh-so-special.

4.¬† What all mothers REALLY want is to cater to their families 24/7, so give her that honor by wrapping up a brand new serving tray set complete with pre-made hors d’oeuvres to feed everyone in the family (make sure it‚Äôs got lots of Dad‚Äôs favorite snacks‚ÄĒMom LOVES to please her man)!

3.¬† Two words: Mom Jeans! That‚Äôs right‚ÄĒthe kind that really emphasize the backside with HUGE pockets! Moms LOVE to look like their own mothers and can‚Äôt wait to ‚Äėfill their mothers‚Äô jeans.‚Äô Make sure you sneak in her closet and find her pants size, and then go up a size or two to give her plenty of growing room‚ÄĒyou know, the way she would always buy your shoes a little bigger.¬† She‚Äôll appreciate how thoughtful you were to actually investigate her current size and to anticipate her growing assets to boot!

2.  Nothing shows how much you care like a brand new shiny cemetery plot! Wrap up her final resting place with a bright pink bow! Then surprise her with a Sunday drive and tell her you’re taking her to her brand new home! When she sees that plot of land that you painstakingly picked out just for her, she’ll cry real tears of joy. It’ll also fill her heart with pride that you’ve become such an excellent planner and that you’ve taken care of all the details so she can move onto the next life without a hitch!

And the number one mammoth mom myth to avoid…

  1. ‚ÄúSurprise, Mom! We‚Äôre moving back in!‚ÄĚ What would make a mother happier than to have ALL of her grown children move back home? And of course, you‚Äôve got a spouse and kids of your own now‚ÄĒwith ALL of her kids and grandkids back under her roof, a minute won‚Äôt go by without her getting to be a mother! She can re-mother you, mother-in-law your spouse, grand-mother your kids, and EVEN dog-mother your pets! WOW! This Mother‚Äôs Day will be epic!

YIKES! Make it STOP! Reboot! Put on the brakes! So what DOES Mom really want? Something pure ‚Äď something personal ‚Äď something pampering. She wants SeabuckWonders! Give her serenity, health and beauty in a bottle with SeabuckWonders‚Äô personal care product line. These natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic products are packed with a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil for maximum results. That means healthier, softer and more beautiful skin for Mom¬†and for all those who add these products to their daily routine. Kick it up a notch by adding in some of SeabuckWonders‚Äô supplements like the Sea Buckthorn Berry and Seed Oils and Omega-7 Complete. Among others, the respected Dr. Mehemet Oz of ‚ÄúThe Dr. Oz Show‚ÄĚ has been praising sea buckthorn oils and liquid supplements for their profound balancing, soothing and rejuvenating properties. This cherished ‚Äúsuper fruit‚ÄĚ is rich in antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamin E, the rare Omega 7, and 190 other bioactive nutrients. (Plus, Moms think Dr. Oz is HOT!) You can find all of SeabuckWonders‚Äô amazing products at www.seabuckwonders.com. Purchase online or find a store in your area, and make Mom happy this Mother‚Äôs Day. She deserves it!

LOL!!!¬† I think I’d ground my kids if they got me mom jeans!

Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program
Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program

GIVEAWAY!!

I am giving away the Seabuck¬†Wonders Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program (above, $73.84 USD) — Everything you need for great skin naturally. A complete skin care program that takes you from morning to night, leaving you with clear, smooth, beautiful skin.

Contains 1 bottle each:

  • Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion
  • Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream
  • Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser
  • Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum

To win, leave a comment letting me know that you need a new natural skin care regimen and would love to try Seabuck Wonders.  If you let me know that you posted this contest info on Twitter and included @fortyflirtyfab in your tweet, you get a second entry.  Yay!  I will choose a winner in two weeks, on Friday April 26th.

For another way to win, enter Seabuck¬†Wonder’s “Tasteless Mother’s Day Gift” Contest on their facebook page with the following link: https://www.facebook.com/SeabuckWonders.