Skin Care

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

For a long time, Mother’s Day was just another Hallmark holiday to me. Time to buy the obligatory bouquet and card, right? That is until I had my son, Westley. Only then did I understand what a difficult (and rewarding) job motherhood truly is. Now that I’m a proud (and exhausted) mom of two, Mother’s Day holds even more meaning for me.

So do me a favor…this Mother’s Day, I want you to spoil the mothers in your life. It’s okay if your wallet is a little light. We moms appreciate a home-cooked meal, a thoughtful email/text message and – yes – the obligatory bouquet or card. But in case you’re feeling generous this year, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Mother’s Day gift suggestions.

 

As many of you know, I’m a working mom of two little ones…and I miss them terribly when we’re apart. So for Mother’s Day, I would love to receive a “mom necklace” with their names – so that they can always be close to my heart.

I’ve been browsing GracePersonalized, an Etsy shop with beautiful custom jewelry. Every piece they make is so lovely, it’s hard to choose just one!

This Mother’s Day, give your mama the gift of flawless skin. Tatcha, one of my absolute favorite skin care brands, has curated kits that – no exaggeration – deliver a more youthful and radiant complexion. This is one gift mom will definitely thank you for (over and over again). Plus these products will look so pretty sitting on your mother’s vanity.  (more…)

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

In late January, IT Cosmetics invited me to attend their first QVC show with a studio audience. Sitting in the VIP section, I got a behind-the-scenes look at the crazy technical choreography it takes to produce a 2-hour live show.

Me with IT Cosmetics founder Jamie Kern-Lima

At the end, the brand gifted all of the audience members with a goody bag filled with their new Confidence in a Cream moisturizer – and their Superhero Mascara (review coming soon).

Confidence in a Cream is a life changer and a skin saver. I’ve been using it every day since the QVC show and it has improved my skin tenfold. Before I swapped it into my routine, my face was a desiccated mess. It was so flaky that, in certain spots, it looked like my facial skin had dandruff. I would have to slather on a heavy moisturizer (I had been using Cetaphil Cream) just to look like my skin wasn’t peeling off.  (more…)

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Give the Gift of Gorgeous Skin With First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty Peace Joy & Fab KitThis holiday season, give the gift of clear, smooth, radiant skin.

I was not acquainted with First Aid Beauty until I was sent their limited-edition Peace, Joy & Fab Kit (pictured above) to review. But after testing these skincare products for the past two weeks, I’m not quite sure how I lived without them. And I can’t be the only one who has recently become enlightened because this particular gift set is completely sold out at Sephora.com (check your local store to see if it’s still in stock…you may get lucky).   (more…)

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Stock Up on Fall Skincare Essentials at Target!

You can find everything you need to be confidently you this fall at your local Target for great prices. Look for special displays in the beauty section featuring more than 20 products from Neutrogena, Aveeno and RoC! If you haven’t already tried them, this is the perfect time to test out timeless and new beauty favorites.

Now through October 31, Target is offering 5% off on the following Aveeno products:

  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 30
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF 15
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream fair to light
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream medium
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Scrub
  • Aveeno 25ct Facial Cleansing Wipes

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As someone who suffers from hyperpigmentation, I’m really excited to try the Positively Radiant products—so I’m going to make Target run later this week. I’ve been using Aveeno products for decades and I find them to be incredibly gentle yet effective…not to mention budget friendly. I’m going to take this opportunity to test some new things and stock up on some oldies-but-goodies to help me transition into my cold-weather beauty routine.

When you make your Target run—which I encourage you to do—look out for special displays in the beauty section and you won’t be able to miss it!

If you have trouble finding the products in the store, just ask the Target Beauty Concierge team for help!  They provide expert opinions and one-on-one advice.  You can find a team near you by entering your zip code here.

Don’t miss out. Visit your local target before the deals end on October 31!


This post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®. I only recommend products I use personally and believe my readers will also enjoy!

 

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