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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

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Collagen Peptides from Naked Nutrition

Collagen Peptides

I am a proud 42 year old mother of 3. That “40 something” number does not bother me in the least. The feeling that comes with that number however, that’s where me and the number have an issue! Aging is inevitable, and along with aging our body changes. One of the things I’ve noticed the most since going over the Proverbial hill, is my skin. As we age our body produces less collagen – a word I didn’t even know until the last few years – but what a difference a little collagen can make!

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins found in the human body. It is responsible for providing strength, structure, and elasticity to skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue.  Collagen is vital for skin hydration and elasticity. Loss of collagen often contributes to dry and wrinkled skin as we age. Supplementing with collagen peptides can help your skin stay smooth, hydrated, and firm. 

Naked Collagen has only one ingredient: Bovine hide collagen peptides sourced from pasture-raised cows in Europe. It is odorless, tasteless, and easy to mix in with your favorite drinks. Each serving includes 9 grams of protein and only 35 calories.  Naked collagen is free of additives and artificial sweeteners. Naked Nutrition is committed to shortening the steps between their farms and you. 

I love these pre-measured packets of collagen! I can keep one in my purse for those mornings I don’t have time to make my coffee before running out the door. I can slip it in my drink later in the day and still get my collagen in for the day! 

 

Plant Based Hair Care from VEGAMOUR

Plant Based Hair Care

As a woman, I find a certain amount of security in my hair. I didn’t realize how much until after I had my third child and my horomones went CRAZY – my hair was falling out by the HANDFULS. I was terrified, to say the least, that ALL of my hair was going to wash down the drain. It was a humbling and eye-opening experience. Thankfully, through diet and some life changes, I was able to reverse the damage and get back on track. 

Truly far from ordinary, GRO Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner from VEGAMOUR utilize microencapsulated vegan b-SILK™ protein which physically bonds to hair follicles and remains attached to strands even after rinsing, making these nourishing formulas the world’s first chemical-free keratin hair treatment products. Wild harvested marula oil, organic murumuru butter and ximenia oil help to condition, hydrate and fight damaging free radicals without imparting pore-blocking residue.

VEGAMOUR takes a holistic approach to hair wellness that incorporates powerful phyto-actives that work in tandem to address both the symptoms and underlying causes of visible hair thinning & fallout. Our inside out approach takes into consideration the health of the entire follicular ecosystem and works to promote a healthy environment for hair to thrive, naturally.

If your mom has thinning hair, give her the gift of confidence this year, give her VEGAMOUR!

 

 

Promise By Jennifer Lopez

promise

Show your mom how very much she means to you by picking out Promise Perfume by Jennifer Lopez.  The bottle is stunning with its rose gold metallic finish and multifaceted glass.  The fragrance is a woody floral with notes of Italian tangerine, nashi pear, and pink berries.  Add to that floral hints of orris, honeysuckle, and jasmine sambac.  Then finish it off with crystalized amber and a base of woody notes.  All together it makes the perfect scent for anyone, and will really tell your mom just how much she means to you. 

If you get Mom this perfume you will also receive a gorgeous pink and gold handbag with any purchase of $65 or more exclusively at Ulta from April 15th through May 9th.

 

 

For the Love of Curls

For the Love of Curls

If your mom has curly hair, you need to get her the new collection from Lee Stafford: The Love of Curls Collection.  This collection has ten products that are 100% curl friendly and vegan as well.  With this collection she will have flawless waves, curls, or coils that are hydrated and in their natural flow.  Her hair will stay great with hold and definition.  All the products are designed to work together, so she can mix and blend for her perfect curly look.  Your mom will think of you every time she is out and about with perfect curls!

 

 

Walton Wood Farm

me time

Gift the gift of self-care and sustainability to your environmentally-conscious mom this Mothers Day. Walton Wood Farm has an absolutely huge line of self-care products that mom will love, and they’re all environmentally-friendly, which the planet loves. In addition, they’re free of harsh ingredients, so you and mom will both know that she’s only giving her body the best possible ingredients to keep her looking and feeling great. She’ll also love the tongue-in-cheek humor found on the packaging of every product. So you’re essentially giving her the gifts of self-care, safe products, and a healthy dose of humor with every item. It doesn’t get better than that. 

 

 

Roam

Gift set

Give the gift of self-care this Mothers Day! Our moms always take care of everyone else, but they often forget to take care of themselves, so help them do that with a gift box from ROAM. Mom will love a personalized gift box filled with great self-care products like soy candles, body oil, lip balm, bath salt, facials, candies, a journal, and more. These boxes from ROAM are more than gifts, they’re a way to let that special mom in your life know that you’ve always seen how much she’s taken care of you and that you want to take care of her, too. 

 

 

Creative Essence Hand Sanitizer

creative essence

I think hand sanitizer is in demand right now like never before.  Creative Essence Hand Sanitizer Collection is perfect for any mom and the whole family.  It is extra strength with 80% alcohol.  Plus it is infused with Aloe, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C to leave your hands silky smooth.  Best part is it comes in this pretty modern box set with the great scents of Fresh Nectar, Mystic Peach, Tropical Citrus, Sweet Melon, Midnight Lavender, and Aqua Spring.  

 

 

Rhyme & Reason

rhyme and reason

Give Mom the gift of beautiful shiny and nourished hair with Rhyme & Reason Nourish and Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner.  Not only will she love how her hair looks, but the bottle are made of 100% recycled plastic.  Rhyme & Reason is dermatologist approved, and uses 90% naturally derived ingredients to take care of your hair and scalp.  You will have shiny, brilliant hair no matter your hair type, since they have products for dry hair, curls, and so much more.    

 

 

Makeup Meltaway by KimTrue

KimTrue makeup meltaway

KimTrue will help Mom’s skin to radiate, and look beautiful.  KimTrue uses cutting edge active ingredients to bring their customers the best products that are non traditional and results- focused.  Their Makeup Meltaway Cleaning Balm  removes makeup by absorbing, dissolving, and then washing it away.  It will get down into the pores to really clean your skin.  It is full of plant based ingredients that moisturize and repair skin while removing make up.  Your skin will look and feel so much better. With KimTrue your face, body and hair can be radiant from top to bottom.

 

 

Healing Rose CBD Bath Soaks

Healing Rose

Treat your mom right this year, and get her a bundle of CBD Bath Soaks from The Healing Rose.  These soaks are perfect for relaxing, and provide relief with their full spectrum CBD extract.  When you combine luxurious bath salts, organic jojoba oil, and CBD, you get a perfect combination to nourish and hydrate skin.  Spoil your mom and help her unwind in a warm bath where she can focus on self-care and herself for a change.  The Healing Rose also has many other great CBD products she may love, like lip balm, salve, broad spectrum CBD oils, and massage oils just to name a few.

 

Homasy Bath Bombs Set

Give the gift of pure relaxation this Mother’s Day with a Homasy Bath Bombs Set. After a long day of wrangling kids, wrangling clients or other work responsibilities – or, more than likely – a combination of both, what mom wouldn’t love a nice relaxing bath? Bath-loving moms will delight in this bath bomb set that uses skin-loving ingredients like shea butter, sea salt, and essential oils. Give the gift of fizzy, fragrant, and relaxing baths this Mother’s Day with Homasy. 

 

Styling Hair Dryer Brush from Calista

If you are a mom and you have lots of free time, please call me! Seriously, I need to know your trick, like ASAP! Time is the most valuable thing we have, so when I find a product that saves me time and helps me “kill two birds with one stone”, you had better believe I am all over that idea! This SyleDryer Pro from Calista is a miracle worker! 

I am by no means the “takes me two hours to get ready” type. I like quick and easy, however, quick and easy leaves me looking … well… not my best. I have fairly long hair so the drying process can be tedious – but now anymore! This combo hair styler from Calista is helping me look my best without requiring lots of extra time. I can now style my hair as I dry it.  It is super simple to use after you get the hang of it!

The oval brush is perfect for flipping your ends inward or outward, the Oval Brush attachment features a larger surface area that can accommodate more hair. Longer nylon bristles grip and detangle hair while short and soft bristles add smoothness and shine. The styling brush is made to lift and smooth, the Styling Brush attachment features curved edges that deliver major volume. Detangle as you dry and easily direct each strand to achieve the exact style you want.

Give mom the gift that money can’t buy – TIME – with this fabulous Style Dryer Pro from Calista

 

 

Self Help Books from The Quarto Group

Beauty goes beyond the skin; True beauty comes from deep within!  That is why it is so very important for us, as moms, to take time for ourselves each day. Whether it be a walk around the block, an extra five minutes in a bath soaking, or just locking ourselves in the bathroom (totally guilty of this one 🙂  ), we must take time to take care of ourselves. Especially in this crazy Covid world we are in! The Quarto Group has a collection of books that will help us get centered and ready to face each challenge that motherhood throws our way!

 

Choose Happy:

The past can hold us back and fear of the future can keep us stuck in place. By letting go of fear and incorporating mindfulness into your day-to-day life, you can accept the present and, in essence, Choose Happy.

Happiness can seem elusive despite its seeming ubiquity out in the world, especially on social media. In Choose Happy, certified Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner and member of the British Psychological Society Sarah Gregg uses the practices of positive psychology to gently guide you through your past, present, and future to improve your well-being for a life full of joy, contentedness, and hope. By addressing the common roadblocks to happiness, you too can develop sustainable happiness.

Just follow the three sections (and each subsection) to find your way to happy.

 

Me Time:

In a frenzied world, self-care offers you the stabilising routine you need to nurture both mind and body.

Me Time helps you to make self-care a restorative, everyday practice – even when you might only have one minute free. 

Follow its four simple steps to transform yourself from surviving to thriving:

Your wise, inspiring and sensible friend, this healing book effortlessly guides you through everything you need to know to carve out time for self-care and make these moments count. 

Remind yourself that you are worthy of your own care with Me Time

 

Sunrise Gratitude:

Start every day with Sunrise Gratitude, a collection of 365 guided meditations accompanied by lush illustrations and photographs of nature that will guide your mind to a place of calm awareness and purpose—the perfect companion to Moonlight Gratitude.

As the sun rises, it can be hard to motivate yourself to wake up and start your busy schedule, but with this gorgeous book you’ll learn to heighten your awareness, so you start the day feeling refreshed and ready to be your best self.

Sunrise Gratitude will naturally calm your thinking as you learn to understand your mind in the morning for a tranquil daily routine. You’ll wake up with a peaceful, purposeful mindset—ideal for when you need a little pick me up to make you feel ready to take on the day.

 

Hello Gorgeous:

Hello Gorgeous is a powerful collection of straight-talking advice and striking images to keep you motivated every day.

Flip with ease through this empowering and gorgeously designed book—featuring the stunning artwork of The Oliver Gal Artist Co.—to find inspirational quotes and stories from outstanding women whenever you need a cheerleader by your side.

You just got promoted and you’re doubting your skills will be an asset to your new job or you just graduated and aren’t sure what’s waiting for you in the workplace. On days like this, when it can be hard to find inspiration, wouldn’t it be great to be able to carry a good friend in your bag for support? With Hello Gorgeous, you’ll have just that, a friend cheering you on with uplifting words whenever you need them.

 

 

 

Mermaid Elixer from Elina Organics

Organic Face Cream

 

It’s amazing when I look in the mirror – there is an old woman staring back at me these days!  😉  Our skin is our largest organ and yet it is the one that I have neglected for so many years… not any more! I’m taking control of my skin and my health. I’m using the Mermaid Elixir to help! 

Hydrate, Brighten & Firm Your Skin

Mermaid Elixir is formulated to be the most hydrating light moisturizer with powerful anti aging properties. It contains Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, Natural Peptides, and Marine Collagen to make your skin feel and look silky smooth and firm. Hyaluronic Acid is a polysaccharide that you can find in your tears, joints, and skin. It helps it to attract and retain moisture and support play an essential role in collage formation. We produce less hyaluronic acid as we age, that is why it is essentially important ingredient for skin restoring products. Mermaid Elixir is also enriched with Azaelic Acid and Sea Water Pearls which will help to brighten, nourish and protect your skin.

 

 

Biosilk Hair Rescue from CHI

I love the way my hair feels after I visit the hair salon. The way they wash, dry, and style it leaves it feeling like silk. Now, we moms, can get salon hair without leaving home! This CHI 3/4” Tourmaline Ceramic 3-in-1 Hairstyling Iron leaves my hair feeling like I just stepped out of the salon! 

Antibacterial Moisturizing hair & body care with Aloe Vera, Lavender & Silk, specially formulated to remove and guard against bacteria and germs, keeping your hair healthy while providing long-lasting protection. Antibacterial Shampoo is gentle enough to use daily. Rescue Moisturizing Conditioner helps to nourish and repair dry and damaged hair while Antibacterial Hair and Body Mist offer moisture and long-lasting protection from exposure to germs!

Give mom the gift of salon hair for a fraction of the price with Biosilk!

 

 

 

Flat Iron from CHI

Ceramic Flat Iron

Is mom an aspiring hairstylist or does she enjoy dolling herself up on a regular basis? If so this flat iron from CHI is the perfect gift to wrap up this Mothers Day! I have a little princess who will soon reach the dreaded teen years and is beginning to experiment with different hairstyles. She absolutely loves sneaking my CHI flat iron into her room to fix her hair!

CHI 3/4” Tourmaline Ceramic 3-in-1 Hairstyling Iron is a multifunctional tool designed to create numerous styles with ease. Versatile heat settings enable the iron to be used as a curling or straightening iron to smooth, curl or wave the hair into customized styles. The 3-in-1 Smooth, Curl and Wave Styling iron uses the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing a high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared which reduce static electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an exceptional shine. Just use your imagination and create your own personal flair!

 

 

Amie Naturally Kind Skincare

Amie is a scientifically developed, dermatologist-approved, natural skincare brand with highly effective ingredients tailored to the ever-changing needs of the skin. With all skin types in mind, Amie has products that combat oily, dry, normal and even dull skin. Even in my 40’s I still battle with oily skin! I chose the Clear + Calm line, specifically formulated for oily and sensitive skin. Mom approved, a great gift idea for this Mother’s Day!

 

Revitalash Cosmetics Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner

Give Mom the gift of fuller, luscious hair with the best hair products from the Revitalash Hair Collection. I’d suggest giving her the Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner to add to her daily beauty routine. This unique thickening and scalp therapy shampoo and conditioner duo feature specialized ingredients, like Flax Protein and Ginseng, to optimize scalp health, while cleansing and nurturing the head and hair. Hair instantly transforms to feeling fuller and thicker while being protected from the environmental stressors we interact with daily.

 

Anti-Aging Eye Duo from Bel Essence

Anti Aging Eye Cream

We, moms, feel good when we feel good about our appearance! Can I get an amen?! Growing older and wiser is a beautiful thing… but who says you have to look your age? Bel Essence hears our mama hearts and provides a way for us to feel good about ourselves – NATURALLY! 

The Bel Essence Anti Aging, Anti Wrinkle Cream is an easily absorbed moisturizer to help your skin maintain its health, and over time, encourage collagen production to smooth lines and deep wrinkles and even skin tone. Nine natural oils containing important vitamins, fatty acids and anti-oxidants help your skin fight environmental damage and reduce wrinkles for an effective anti aging day cream (and night cream!).  The gentle, natural formula is perfect anti aging skincare for sensitive skin. Their skin firming eye cream combines oils known for their anti aging and anti wrinkle properties for a powerful formula to firm delicate skin around your eyes, and reduce wrinkles and dark circles.  One dot on your lids at night, and the anti-aging eye cream maintains proper hydration and helps smooth wrinkles and brightens skin.   

Head on over HERE and order this awesome duo today! Mom will thank you – I promise!

 

 

Recovery and Repair Hand Cream

All Natural Hand Cream

I have officially passed that dreaded number that starts with a 4 and ends with a 0… I’m not complaining – getting older brings a certain freedom. I don’t have to worry or care about what anyone thinks – I feel free to live my live and express myself without stressing over what others think – NOT always a good thing. 🙂  However, one thing I’m not loving about this new stage of life is the fact that my body is showing some wear and tear. My hands and eyes show my age more every day. Bel Essence has some fantastic Recovery and Repair Hand Cream that is restoring my hands to their former self – and that is a good thing!

All natural high-powered hand cream for hard working skin! Your hands, feet, elbows and other areas are exposed to damaging environmental elements and hard work, and need special care to stay healthy and soft.  Eight natural oils containing important vitamins, fatty acids, anti-oxidants and nutrients moisturize the deep layers of your skin, and help rebuild damaged, cracked skin. A powerful anti aging cream that helps to restore a youthful look.

You can order your hand cream HERE!

 

 

Luxurious Silk Pillowcase from Celestial Silk

 

A goodnights sleep is the cornerstone to our health. It is impossible to function happily and healthy without getting the proper amount of sleep. If you are a mom, you know getting our sleep hours in can prove difficult for weeks on end.  

You spend almost 1/3 of your life in bed. Why not make the most of it and make those sleeping hours work for you?  Mulberry silk pillowcases from Celestial Silk help retain the moisture in your skin and hair, resulting in a smoother complexion and softer (less frizzy) hair. Beautify while you sleep.

Available in 20 colors and in standard, queen and king sizes – our silk pillowcases are made with 100% pure mulberry silk. We have two styles: zippered and envelope. Both are made with side enclosures and are designed to keep the silk pillowcase snugly on the pillow. The zipper is almost undetectable and secures the silk pillowcase on the pillow. The envelope style (also called the “housewife” style) is your traditional style of pillowcase with a hidden flap inside to secure the silk pillowcase while you sleep.