Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and though I love getting a bouquet of fresh flowers from my boys I also love to be surprised with a gift made with love or one that lets me pamper myself. This year, on your way to the florist you might want to consider also stopping by your mom’s favorite hair or nail salon and get her a gift certificate for a special treatment and place it in a handmade card, or you can download and overnight these goodies for mom. These instant downloadable and printable poster and coupons thank her for being a special mom and give her a few chances to spoil herself. Mom can also spoil herself with a sugar-based body exfoliant that hydrates skin, a silky body oil whose name says J’adore or a bag full of luxurious beauty products. Pack it all into a slouchy printed pouch with a fun tassel, and you will brighten Mother’s Day! Enjoy & Happy Mother’s Day to all Mumkins and Expecting Mumkins!
Valentines’s Day is a few weeks away and I already have dinner reservations made, found a baby sitter, have a LBD, chandelier earrings, and strappy sandals to wear. I am, however, a top knot, tinted moisturizer and lip gloss girl; so date night for me also includes a little primping and pampering. I have pulled together some of my favorite products for an easy ‘sexy mama’ look.
A radiant and natural complexion starts with foundation, and Dior has the most amazing spray foundation that goes on as light as a mist with a unique micro-diffusion technology. Next, my favorite makeup trends include flaming lips, liquid eyeliner, and a pop of color (my color choice is Marsala – pantone’s color of the year). And last but not least, throw it all in a statement clutch, something witty like this K.I.S.S. (keep it simple silly) that says “Be My Valentine”!
When the seasons change I like to refresh my beauty routine. In autumn I enjoy playing up the natural glow that the chill in the fall air naturally gives to the skin and with a few extra beauty essentials, I become one hot mama with a radiant Fall Glow.
First things first, I always keep bobby pins handy to pull those loose strands away from my face when an unexpected breeze hits – this fall I love metallic finished bobby pins. I try to hold on to my memories of summer as long as I can, so I use sea/salt texturing mist to mimic the texture and body of my hair after a day at the beach. For those days I am running a little behind schedule and chasing my toddler out the door, I use a dry shampoo to add volume to my hair in a pinch. For a sheer hint of color and a natural healthy, dewy glow, I turn to Laura Mercier for the best tinted moisturizer ever – it is the perfect blend of skincare and makeup and is so amazing I have stopped using foundation all together. To continue the natural easy breezy look of fall, I am loving a sandy gray color nail lacquer. And last but not least, I put on some lip gloss with a little shine to rehydrate my lips and put on my favorite solid perfume that not only smells good, like jasmine and clary sage, but also comes in a beautiful natural shell…And, Voila, I am out the door, chasing after my toddler while looking like I just spent the day at the spa… I wish I felt like it too!