Mom’s Day Beauty Gift Guide

by on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 with


As Seen on NBC Seattle New Day Northwest 4/23

Certainly you can give your Mom flowers, candy and a card this Mother’s Day, but why not push ourselves to think outside convention, outside the proverbial box by spoiling our favorite ladies with treats guaranteed to pamper her head to toe. I put this segment together for KING 5 NBC Seattle New Day Northwest on 4/23! Now, I’m excited to share the results of my research with all of you. These are some of the hottest brands Mom is sure to love and if it gets your creative juices flowing…perfect…that’s my job and I’m happy to help streamline your shopping so you have less stress and more time to spend with your Mom.
And to my Mom, Gail…Happy Mother’s Day…You’re my rock, best friend and the most devoted parent a kid could hope for (lucky me, I scored in the parent department!)
Anti-Aging Style Smart
ICU Eyewear Sun Collection ($21.95 to $25.95)
Twitter: @ICUEyewear
  • It’s the perfect collaboration between fashion & anti aging as a fun gift for Mom.
  • Sunglasses are one of the easiest, common sense ways to protect the fragile eye area from the sun which is notorious for advancing the on set of fine lines and crows feet sooner then we want.
  • ICU Eyewear’s approach to design is refined, and eco-friendly. ICU glasses are inspired by the world around us, and are a fashion statement that is sophisticated, fanciful, eco-friendly, affordable and just plain fun-to-wear
  • MY P.O.V. I love this brand! It hits all my criteria: UVA/UVB protection, stylish, vintage throw back vibe, eco-friendly and AFFORDABLE! They price out the sunglasses so that you can afford more than one pair. Thus you can really have fun via the brand adapting them to different looks in your closet with out breaking the bank or dipping into you kid’s college tuition account all in the name of fashion sense!
Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt ($19.99)
Twitter: @Dermasuri
Skin is resurfaced and retexturized instantly! What makes this a great affordable home body scrub treatment? Dermasuri studied ancient Eastern exfoliating secrets to develop a product that delivered the same result. Unlike loofahs or bath sponges, the mitt is made of a unique fabric that catches and removes dead skin cells without chemicals, acids or machines. While using the mitt in the shower or bath, you will visibly see your dead skin cells (which appear like small dark rolls) slough off and notice an immediate glow. It’s different than an average loofah in that you need to follow the directions on the box and wait a few minutes in the shower for your skin to get steamy.
  • My P.O.V. “Uh hi! 1992 called and it wants it’s loofah back” (Snap!) Dermasuri wow’ed me because it reminds me so closely of the fabric used to exfoliate me and ladies Los Angeles wide at popular Korean Spas! A single treatment runs approximately $90 + Tip, and these spas are crowded because the results are self evident. But Dermsuri clocks in at an affordable $19.99 and Glamour Magazine is singing it’s praises for it’s effectiveness. Enough said…I rest my case!

SeaBuckWonders Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion ($14.97) Web: Twitter: @SeabuckWonders Facebook: Has adorable Mother’s Day Sweepstakes to checkout Award: Delicious Living’s 2013 Body & Beauty Award Winner!

  • Made w/certified organic Sea Buckthorn this potent body lotion for all skin types has an infusion of Omega 3, 6, 9, and the powerful skin-healing Omega 7
  • Provides nourishment w/age-defying properties for soft, healthy skin.
  • Moisturizes, protects and supports skin cell functions! the way it accomplishes this is with a…
  • High concentration of sea buckthorn oil allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from signs of aging, UV-induced stress A.K.A. the effects of exposure to the sun
  • Vegan; Non-GMO, Paraben-free; Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free, Dairy-free, Wheat-free and Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • My P.O.V. One of my bosses…Dr. Oz has been a BIG proponent of Seabuck Thorn’s vast beauty and wellness benefits and has recently dedicated segments to the topic. And when Dr. Oz says “jump…” you know the drill kids…we say “how high” Web sites retailing the products are crashed and mass bedlam breaks out in a fervor to purchase the “it” product. This is an “it” product. Once again…enough said…I rest my case. (Oh and P.S. if you use anti-aging serums and moisturizer on your face, don’t you think you should do the same down South on the rest of your body. So everything ages or staves off aging in synergy? Just sayin’)
Luxe Skincare
L’dara Advanced Anti-Aging Serum ($120)
Twitter: @ldaraintl
Get your skin ready for Mother’s Day with L’dara. It’s an advanced anti-aging super serum derived from the Goji Berry which has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries! It’s the first product to utilize LBP-5 Complex which is their exclusive, age-defying compound giving skin a more radiant appearance, with clinically proven improvements in tone, texture and moisturization. Works on all skin types and is intensely moisturizing and fast acting. All it takes is two pumps, twice a day to start enjoying a 35% average reduction of wrinkles in just 4 weeks!
  • My P.O.V. You know from the first slather of L’Dara on your cheek “hey now…what’s this serumy goodness I’ve just discovered???” Its hydrating abilities for the face are unparalleled. The fact that it works on all skin types sends another strong message to consumers that these skin care formulators mean business. Wrinkles beware…there’s a new sheriff in town…might want to fade if I were you.
FUN Makeup Gifts
Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection ($9.95 – $12.95)
Web: & Fine drug & mass market stores nationwide
Twitter: @PFCosmetics
Give Mom a little boost in her confidence with the 1st ever line of makeup to strategically designed to accomplish this! Each product in the alluring Sexy Booster line is infused with a warm vanilla fragrance, “afterglow” illumination and a Sexy-Boosting Formula including clinically tested Androstenol, Cocoa Extract (aka “The Love Chemical”) and ancient aphrodisiac Horny Goatweed to enhance your more beguiling side!
  • My P.O.V. The darlings of the drugstore? Why? Because they never stop innovating and launching cosmetics that me sit up and say “Hey wait a minute…how did they whip up that feat of nature with eye shadow or blush or foundation?” These are the envelop pushers of beauty and you never, NEVER know what they will come up with next. I HEART you PF! ; )
Laura Geller Beauty Garden Party Kit – A Fabulously Floral 6 Piece Make-up Collection ($49)
This assortment of Laura Geller Beauty brand new products and get-gorgeous formulas will bring out one’s most beautiful self. Featuring a skin-perfecting BB Cream, new innovation in Baked blush, fan-favorite waterproof eyeliner, lip primer and full-size lipstick. Garden Party celebrates nature’s most brilliant beauty – YOU!
  • My P.O.V. Laura Geller is the Queen of the “bake shop.” Well I don’t literally mean baked goods like cupcakes rather, I mean of baked blush, bronzers, eye shadows and pressed powders. She put “baked” cosmetics on the map. Many of us in the beauty world are big fans because these products sit lightly on top of skin rather then settle into fine lines and wrinkles. So in short she kicked conventional powder formulations to the curb. All hail the Queen “Gee” (instead of “Bee” get it?)
  • Take a metal cookie sheet from the kitchen OR go out and purchase a small to medium size one
  • Head to Home Depot and purchase some round magnets
  • Create a “color story” palette and magnetize the eye shadows, blushes and powder compacts to the cookie sheet
  • Possibly mount to bathroom wall so Mom now has an easy way to access all her colors and really see what she has. It’s fun, cute Mother’s Day activity you can do together.

Pampering Gadget

Head Kenzan Japanese Massager ($44)


This is a delightful scalp massager with a unique Japanese twist. The brush structure is inspired by “kenzan,” a traditional tool used in Japanese flower arranging to hold the flowers in place. With 92 bristles that hit upon that perfect balance of not-too-hard and not-too-soft, the flexible Head Kenzan molds itself to your head. Simply use the handles on either side to run the brush back and forth, massaging and energizing your scalp.  

My P.O.V. As Britney so eloquently said in her first hit song…”Hit me baby one more time” It’s that good folks!

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