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Mom’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

9 May

Showing up to Mother’s Day brunch without a gift is generally frowned upon. This Sunday, show Mom you’ve got her best interests in mind. From beauty to genes, here are a few gifts that won’t sit and gather dust on her shelf.

Makeup:

s1931385-main-LheroIf Mom hasn’t been introduced to BITE lip products yet, now’s the time. Each lipstick and pencil  is handcrafted from only natural and organic ingredients—like fruit butters and Manuka honey.

I love the BITE Multisticks for lips, cheeks, even dabbed onto eyelids. The limited-edition LOVE set makes a perfect gift – with 2 Multisticks (1 rosy taupe, 1 cool plum taupe), 1 sparkly Prismatic gloss, and 1 purse-sized mirror. Available now at Sephora.

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Another multitasker is Kopari’s Coconut Melt. Hair, tummy, face, heels – use it head to toe for ultimate soothing, 100% organic and unrefined coconut oil hydration. I also can’t get enough of their Coconut Body Milk. If Mom likes coconut oil, Kopari products are a must-have. Pull one of the gift sets or create one yourself at koparibeauty.com.

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I’ve never tried anything from Amore Pacific skincare that doesn’t feel absolutely nourishing and luxurious. If you aren’t familiar with these high performance products “powered by Asian botanicals” and Mom loves wonderful skincare, take a chance on this brand.

Go to a local Aritaum shop or Sephora and work with the consultant to pull products perfect for Mom’s skin type.

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Give Mom a break from styling her hair on an upcoming occasion. There are so many Dry Bar locations now, one is bound to be near her. Admittedly, I use to question the necessity of these salons. But after one experience in the chair (and a smell of the Dry Bar products!!), I’ve changed my tune. There’s just something about not having to style your own hair.

Anyone else ever experienced a perspiring head from a hot hair dryer, causing your makeup to melt and the blow dry to take twice as long? #FirstWorldProblems, yes. But you are after all reading a beauty blog.

Go to your local Dry Bar or order a gift certificate online at thedrybar.com.

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Looking for less Beauty, and more Bauble? Helen Ficalora has the sweetest pieces. The charms can be purchased separately, and Mom necklaces can be individualized to your preference. Check out the pieces online, or the shop in Beverly Hills (461 N. Canon Drive) and show her just how much she shines.

Mom Testing:

kit-mothers-day.255fdc2c125fMom genes? Yes! We’ve all seen the commercials, but have you ever thought about what a perfect gift it might be for a relative? Consider giving Mom the gift of DNA genetic testing & analysis. Literally show her what she’s made of! You can even opt to add in information about her ancestry.

Order today and get $20 off at 23andme.com.

Happy Sunday to all. May none of us f*ck it up!

xo

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Best. Day. EVER. | No. 11

8 May

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Love Love LOVE this Bibi hoodie by Good hYOUman. Who could have anything but an awesome day while wearing this? Not even your mom!

If you aren’t familiar with Good hYOUman, check out the entire site. It’s a feel good, do good, inspiring LA-based company.

Act quickly if you want to order this particular hoodie though. There are only 75 shirts in total available. Yes, mom might receive it a little late… but it’ll be like her best day ever, so who could complain? Again, not even your mom.

Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

xo

Gifts with Grace | No. 10

7 May

IG Signature Bracelet

It’s come down to the wire, but there’s still time to get Mom something special. Just jump online, scroll through the styles and pick something that looks like her from Isabelle Grace Jewelry. You’ll find everything from simple drop earrings to intricate crystal bracelets.

And bonus, their prices are so good that opting for overnight delivery is totally doable.

IG Bridget Drop

The Bridget Crystal Drop Earrings feature fancy cushion cut Swarovski stones that sparkle with jeans during the day or for cocktails at night.

Or get personal with a fun customized piece like the gold-filled Signature Initial bracelet.

And while you’re scrolling through the pages, check out the key chains. Love these for Father’s Day gifting! Nothing like [cough, cough] planning ahead.

xo

New RITUALS for Mom | No. 9

6 May

RITUALS Ayurveda

With so many tantalizing fragrances, ingredients and salves at our fingertips, the selection of body products on the market is endless. And I for one can never get enough. No matter how many I’ve tried or how few I actually keep as staples, I always get excited to try a new formula.

One brand I’ve only just learned about and am really enjoying is RITUALS Home and Body Cosmetics Collection. It actually launched back in 2000 but only came to the States (NYC specifically) last year.

There are so many skus in the line, I haven’t even begun to scratch the product surface. Here’s what I’ve tried and can whole-heartedly suggest for Mom’s Day gifting

The RITUALS Ayurveda Collection! It uses the power of nature’s gifts to find the balance between body, mind and soul. Mom’s senses will be serenely overcome by Indian Rose, Sweet Almond Oil and Himalayan Honey. Pickup the Ayurveda Honey Touch body cream for sure.

If Mom is into lighter scents, go for any of the Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom fragrances. The Foaming Shower Gels feel wonderful, too. Definitely add one to your package—like the Zensation or Hammam Delight.

Check out the Rituals website. The options are endless. Like really endless!

Or stop by Barneys in BH and have them wrap something gorgeous up.  NOTE: While you’re there, check out the RITUALS Urban Samurai collection for Father’s Day–coming up next month!

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xo

Ritzy Pampering for Mom| No. 8

4 May

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 4.53.53 PMIf Mom can make it downtown, you can handle the rest! Here’s how. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles has launched a few special options to pamper Mom in May – my favorite being a sweet day package called The Sugar Mama. 

This is heaven for the woman who’s running around all day, from carpool to career. Indulge her from head to toe with over two hours of sweet spa sanctity. The decadent package includes The Ritz-Carlton signature Hot Chocolate Stone massage and Cream & Sugar Manicure/Pedicure. They even throw in a Cream & Sugar Scrub to-go so she can keep her skin glowing at home. You can not however take home the gorgeous hand blown glass chandeliers in the nail salon. I know, I asked.

Have her get there an hour early to experience the steam room and quiet sanctuary. Prosecco anyone?

The steam room is an experience in itself – complete with gorgeous tile lounge chairs, benches, and (my favorite!) a cold rinse shower that feels like a scene out of Flashdance when you pull the chord.

Whether you join Mom or send her solo for the day, there’s no chance of her not finding bliss at this full-service haven in downtown LA.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles

900 West Olympic Blvd. | Los Angeles, 90015 | (213) 743-8800
xo