It's right around the corner: Mother's Day. Instead of boring slippers (wait...I'd love to get new slippers) why not branch out and surprise her with something totally different? Here are a few goodies ranging from $10 (that should be paired with flowers and obviously a card) all the way up to $180 (great for siblings that want to go in on something nice for Mom). Below the descriptions below are all the products listed in the above collage should you want to purchase anything. Be warned: make sure you pay attention to shipping dates so it arrives on time! Or else you better jot down where it's from and go into the "brick and mortar" store to get your grubby little mits on it in time for Sunday.
Let's just jump right in with #1 since I know people are wondering why I've included a Jason mask...rest assured...it's not...
1 | Illumask Anti-Aging Photo Therapy Mask If you've never heard of the wonders of photo therapy for anti-aging benefits, READ UP. It's incredible. It's safe, there is NO harmful UV light and it treats everything from fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone texture and elasticity. This mask is only $30 which would be great paired with Mom's favorite skin cream or moisturizer.
2 | Clarisonic Opal Facial Sonic Infusion System This oddly shaped little device is a little POWERHOUSE. You add a tiny amount of eye cream, serum, etc. to the little rubber tip and turn it on. It then gently "taps" the product into your skin at at rapid 200+ sonic movements per second to make sure there is maximum absorption. There's just no way your hands can do that. I tested this out when I worked at Nordstrom and I was blown away by the results.
3 | Jerdon Lighted Makeup Mirror Every single woman should own a lighted makeup mirror.
4 | SensatioNail Nail Starter Kit If your mom is into shellac manicures (really...who isn't?!) why not surprise her with her own kit? Bonus points if you offer to give her a mani and hand massage! This starter kit costs about the same amount of a shellac manicure at a nice spa or salon. Great value!
5 | Emoji MicroPedi Ermagerd....can we just for a second talk about the greatness that is the Emoji MicroPedi? My mom bought me one of these bad boys about 6 months ago and it is LEGIT. It kind of reminds me of the scene from Dumb and Dumber where Harry and Lloyd are getting spruced up for the charity benefit ball and the gal is sanding down Harry's feet....imagine that without the sparks. In fact, it feels quite nice AND your feet are baby soft when you're finished. You can get the replacement rollers here or here.
6 | Capriclear Natural Coconut Oil Spray | I use coconut oil for EVERYTHING. I'm like the dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding that sprays Windex on everything. It treats so many skin issues (amongst SO many other handy uses). I discovered this very cool coconut oil spray which is 100% fractionated coconut oil (so it won't harden up and make a solid). I'm really excited to not have to dip into my tub that I use for cooking and baking.
7 | BeautyBlender 'Best Friends' | Anyone who knows me or reads this blog regularly knows how I feel about the BeautyBlender makeup sponge. I just stumbled upon the 2-pack that comes in a detachable heart case! Are you just dying over the cuteness? Maybe if your mom is extra generous, she'll let you have the other one, but don't you DARE ask her for it. It's HER day, dammit!
8 | T3 Source Showerhead Filter | Here's another idea for a group gift. Can you imagine giving the gift of "good hair days" FOREVER?! This really is the gift that keeps on giving. This showerhead is the first shower filter that’s clinically proven to dramatically improve hair health, body, and shine. It removes chlorine and has 8 different spray settings.
9 | Corkcicle Wine Chillers | Okay...so sue me. This isn't beauty related per se, but I really don't know a wine-enjoying mom that wouldn't like one of these! You freeze them, then pop it into the wine bottle (also has a wine stopper on top) and it creates the perfect temperature for both reds and whites. Make sure you get her a nice bottle of vino to go with this!