May 2, 2016
Mother's Day Gift Guide: The Girly Girl
Hello, lovies! It's the week before Mother's Day and for all you who are still struggling to find ideas for your mom (or ideas to give your husbands and kids...*wink wink*) fear not! I come bearing some kick-arse ideas for you! I linked everything up below, but for the places not offering free rush shipping, I made sure they can be found at your local mall and/or department store in case you need to run in in-person to scoop them up. We're starting with "The Girly Girl" Mom today and each day this week I will have a different theme to hopefully cover a myriad of different personalities since we all know our moms are not "one size fits all" in the character department! Tomorrow will be "The Techie Mom" which I'm personally pretty stoked about since my mom wields an iPhone like a straight up gangster and is surrounded by about 47 computer monitors at work. I think she thinks she works for NASA. Feel free to quite literally steal any and all of these ideas and take credit for them, or just use these guides loosely to steer you in the right direction. *Clears throat* Here we go......
1 | Benefit Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer Liquid bronzer is my new jam. Not only can it be swirled onto the face with a duo fibre brush like you would a powder bronzer, but you can also add a couple drops to your foundation for a pretty glow, or you can just use your fingers to apply it in a hurry!
2 | Milani Rose Powder Blush These blushes are so pretty and under $10! Milani is a great drugstore line. I find it at Fred Meyer, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart. It's all over the place. Great cream lipsticks in this line, too.
3 | Dolce&Gabbana 'Dolce Rosa' Excelsa Parfum I use this perfume in the original scent (the mint green colored one of the same bottle) and I'm obsessed. I recently spritzed this on at Ulta the other day and it is AMAZING. It has a really pretty rose scent to it, but not "old lady rose".
4 | YSL La Laque Couture
Ugh. Of course I would use the sold out limited edition color ('Love Pink') in this collage (I'm the worst). However, there is a color of this nail lacquer called 'Rose Romantique' that is the perfect soft, baby pink and it is available at Nordy's. It's feminine without being cheesy.
5 | Burberry Blush Highlighter This is almost too pretty to use! I love blushes and palettes that are a surprise when you open the compact! The heart is a blush, and the surrounding lighter shade is a highlighter. So chic!
6 | ILLUME Scented Hand Creme If you aren't familiar with Illume, they are famous for their candles. Imagine my surprise when I discovered their hand creme! I love the 'Grapefruit Oleander' scent, but they also have a 'Cactus Verde' and 'Watermint' and those both smell divine, too. Great hand creme!
7 | LUSH 'Tisty Tosty' Bath Bomb I had a few bath bombs that looked JUST like this when I was in grade school (back before bath bombs were a thing) and I adored them. I was so happy to see that LUSH has one! This one is called 'Tisty Tosty' and it smells so good and is incredibly moisturizing for dry skin. And who doesn't want little tiny roses floating around in their bath after the bath bomb dissolves?!
8 | Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Palette Here's another show stopper palette when you open it. Great multipurpose palette with a highlighter, blush and a bronzer. I like these larger ones for the good size mirror which is a must have for your handbag.
9 | Threshold Vanity Organizer I feel like I include this little organizer in lots of gift guides. But it's just so pretty! Imagine how cute of a presentation this would make if you got this for your Mama and filled each compartment with a fun little trinket (lipgloss, hand lotion, pair of earrings, etc.)
10 | Pretty Makeup Brushes (similar at Macy's) (similar at Sephora) I'm really into brushes that could be left on your vanity for display. These are so pretty and are begging to be showed off!