Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Didn’t do anything for Mom yet? Never fear! You procrastinators still have time to scoop something up. Or you could skip the present and treat Mom to a day of beauty with her daughter! Either way, here are a few fun beauty ideas at all different price points for Mom…

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Elizabeth Arden Beauty Icons Set


This signature set ($250) contains several full sized Arden products that have reached cult status including the Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum and Visible Difference Hydration Boost Night Mask. To me, this is a quintessential batch of tried-and-true products for mom… probably because one of my first beauty product memories is seeing the Ceramide Capsules on my own mom’s nightstand when I was little.

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Bath and Body Works Rome Honeysuckle Amore Collection

Not all of us can afford to send our Moms to Italy, but we can make her smell like it! Create the atmosphere of a stroll through one of Italy’s most glamorous cities with this “Rome scented” set of products. I’m addicted to this light fruity floral fragrance. Hints of Italian Peach, Blackberry and Green Mandarin mingle beautifully with the Pink Honeysuckle. Affordable, lusciously scented options in the collection include shower gel ($11), body lotion ($11), and a fine fragrance mist ($14).

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LUSH Mother’s Day in Paradise

It’s no secret that I love me some LUSH… and they are always whipping up something fresh for special occasions. The Mother’s Day in Paradise set ($56.95) features some of the line’s most popular picks: The Comforter, a best-selling bubble bar, and Dream Cream body lotion. Mother’s Day in Paradise also includes three freshly made exclusives, the Secret Garden Bath Bomb, Mumkin bubble bar, and Madame Butterfly reusable bubble bar.

diormani2 Dior Manicure Essentials Set

This convenient kit ($62) offers the essentials required for perfectly manicured nails. The limited edition set includes Dior bestsellers like Crème Apricot nail cream, Pelline cuticle emollient, a base coat and top coat, and an orange wood stick and nail file. All goodies are packaged in a chic patent travel pouch, too!

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Beauty Box Subscription

Ok, if you subscribe for her now, chances are she won’t get her box of goodies before Sunday… but the beauty of this option is that she’ll get an ongoing series of gifts! Birchbox and Glossybox are two of the most popular, both feature a variety of brand new deluxe product samples delivered straight to your door each month.

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Mother/Daughter Beauty Day

Many salons like Drybar (remember how much I love Drybar?) are offering Mother’s Day deals. The blowout experts are offering specially priced packs of blowouts. The more you buy, the more you save! A 3 pack of blowouts will run for $90 (a $15 savings) and a 12 pack costs $325 (a $95 savings!). Drybar also offers a Mother’s Day Special package with a blowout, dry shampoo, and shower cap for $55. Not in your budget? Treat mom to a service at home! Blow out her hair yourself or create a makeshift pedi-spa and paint her nails. If you completely screw it up it won’t matter, she’s your mom and she will love it! (But… if you have one of those moms, you should probably just take her to Drybar).

When all else fails… make Mom a martini. Nothing says “thanks for raising me” like a freshly shaken cocktail. 😉 Happy Mother’s Day to all!

[P.S. Don’t forget to check back on Monday to see if I’m still in the running for Allure Magazine’s Beauty Blogger of the Year! Two bloggers will be eliminated at 9 a.m. Monday, but if I make it through I’ll need your help to make it through the final round of the contest! Either way, I’m so thankful for all of the voting, liking, and tweeting you all have done already!]

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