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Mother's Day is a few days away, and if you still need an idea for the perfect gift for Mom, think SHOES! A woman can never have too many pairs of shoes.
As a woman, we all want to wear beautiful shoes, but sometimes after the day is through, we can’t wait to kick them off. When it comes to dress shoes, I will usually pass and wear something a bit more comfortable and plain instead. But now I don’t have to! Thanks to Rockport shoes comfortable styles, I can wear that eye-catching pair of heels without the painful consequences!
That’s why I am more than relieved to be wearing these beautiful Total Motion Kalila Pumps.These pumps are available in a large spectrum of hues and colors. The color I am wearing is Blue Snake Patent and I absolutely love how they look and feel. Aside from Rockport shoes head-turning styles, they are so comfortable.
I never imagined that style could feel that way. Inside, they have a thick foam lining that cradles your foot like a glove. This retention foam footbed lets you take each step of the day with guaranteed comfort. These are perfect to wear to really any dressy event, and even better to enjoy a date night out.
Now, style doesn’t have to be such a pain! Rockport has such a wonderful variety of shoes from casual, active, dress and more!
Rockport shoes ensure comfort all day through. In the reviews and comments found on their page, you can easily make a decision with all the highly rated reviews which makes picking that pair even easier. You are sure to find the perfect pair of shoes (or two, or three for yourself and/or for Mom for Mother's Day!
For more information about Rockport or to check out their huge selection of shoes and other gift ideas, go to: http://www.rockport.com/rockport/all-womens-shoes
Product received. All opinions are my own.
Mother's Day is on Sunday! For as long as I can remember, I have always purchased my mom's Mother's Day gifts at Macy's. She loves their clothing, and so she is pretty easy to shop for. I have been a fan of Macy's department store for as long as I can remember. There is no place I would rather shop!
As if I needed one more reason to LOVE Macy's any more than I already do, I was excited to find out that Macy's offers a FREE personal shopping service that can help you find the perfect outfit, home decor, and gift ideas for that special somebody!
I understand that sometimes Moms can be difficult to shop for. Thankfully, my own mom isn't too hard to please, but sometimes I have no idea what to buy for my mother-in-law, my aunts or even my sisters, and I could really use some help.
That's where Macy's My Stylist personal shopping service comes in handy! When I first heard that Macy's offers this amazing service, I wanted to learn more about it first hand. So, this past weekend, my daughter, Kendallyn and I headed out to Macy's to see how My Stylist works.
This is my beautiful daughter, and shopping partner, Kendallyn
How can you book an appointment with Macy's My Stylist?
We booked our appointment online at macys.com/mystylist, but you can also give them a call at 800-343-0121, or in person by walking into the store office. Or just plug in your location in My Stylist's handy new tool and click on the Personal Stylist button to book a one-hour Personal Styling session for Men or Women, or a one-hour Wardrobe Upgrade session. Every stylist is well-versed in all the product categories that Macy’s carries, everything from couches to clothing!
My daughter and I requested to be shown Mother's Day gift ideas, and when we showed up for our appointment with our fabulous stylist, Lori, we were beyond impressed with her warmth and her fun personality. We hit it off really well with her.
Lori truly knows what she is doing! She had several stunning arrangements of clothing items and household items in complimentary color schemes beautifully laid out and displayed for us. She took the guess- work out of selecting gifts and presented us with ideas that I would have never come up with on my own. Lori took her time to carefully explain to us how the Macy's My Stylist personal shopping program works. She made sure my daughter and I felt welcome, and answered all of our questions with ease. Her goal was to make us feel important and well taken care of.
Look at this silky robe and nightie set, complete with these adorable slippers. The handbag matches, too! And the swim suit, cover-up AND accessories! I'm in love! Look at all of these fabulous gift ideas!
I was completely in awe! Lori also had put together the cutest beauty gift ideas, too.
(Don't mind the sparkling water, those were for my daughter and me......shopping makes you thirsty! Lori thought of EVERYTHING!)
Every mom loves bath & body products, and Macy's carries the Origin brand, which I happen to love! The hand and body lotions make your skin feel like silk. They also have long-burning deliciously scented candles and richly lathering shower gels that make bath time luxurious!
And have you checked out Macy's jewelry? Whether you are looking for fine jewelry or fashion statement pieces of every color, Macy's is your place to shop! I am crazy about Lucky Brand necklaces (and all of their clothing!)
And have you seen these adorable mother/daughter bracelets? (Below.) Just seeing these pretty bangles got me all teary-eyed thinking of my precious baby girls who are now all grown up and married. These would be the best gifts ever to give to your mama for Mother's Day!
Not only did Lori give us some wonderful fashion, beauty and accessories Mother's Day gift ideas, there were also the best household gift ideas to fit every budget! Look at those fabulous cheese cutters and awesome tumblers! I was told you could serve hot as well as cold beverages in them. Who knew?
I love this tropical sofa pillow, and the happy sea-foam colored throw! The kitchen accessories are très chic, too! Can you believe that the flamingo item is actually a cutting board? I had to look closely at it. How cute!!!
Macy's certainly knows how to make their customers feel special, don't they? Fruit kabobs and macaroons? Yes, please! (There was actually a Mother's Day event going on at Macy's, but I'd like to think that it was all 'just for me.' Right?
All in all, I am extremely impressed with my Macy's My Stylist personal shopping experience. I truly loved meeting Lori and working with her. I am amazed by her talent of coming up with personable and highly fashionable gift ideas. I felt like she was a person I could trust to help me find exactly what I was looking for, and that she went above and beyond to make sure that my shopping experience exceeded my expectations.
I had a lot of fun exploring different gift options, and learning about some of the things that Macy's carries that I did not even know that they sold! I wish I had known about Macy's My Stylist shopping service before, as I would have definitely put it to use for several occasions in my life when I could have used somebody with the sort of expertise that Lori has.
I am definitely planning to book an appointment for Father's Day, so that I can have help in selecting the perfect Father's Day gifts for my Dad and my husband. I know I can't go wrong with Macy's My Stylist!
Check out this adorable purse that I may or may not have bought for my mom! Do you think she will love it?
Mother’s Day right around the corner, we are all are searching for the perfect gift for Mom. What better way to make her feel appreciated and loved than by giving her a product that makes her look good on the outside, and feel good on the inside! YANTRA Beauty gives people the ability to “Feel good about looking good” by donating 10% of every purchase to one of their charity partners,which you choose at check out.
If Mom is looking for the perfect, lightweight serum, look no further than YANTRA’s “ Reign Supreme”Serum. This serum hydrates hair and tames frizz without weighing it down or making your hair greasy. For the moms with shorter hair, “The Bomb” balm is the perfect pomade to help texturize with light hold and hydrate your mom’s locks. Both of these products utilize oil from the Alexandrian Laurel, which has been used in the Polynesian Islands for generations as a restorative element for the skin. YANTRA beauty is the first company to formulate the oils for hair as well.
"Reign Supreme" Serum, $60
"The Bomb" Balm, $40
Makeup trends come and go, but a bold lip and illuminated face never goes out of style. Switch up the usual flowers and card routine this Mother’s Day with a bright and eye-catching alternative: Models Own’s LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick and Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder. With lipstick shades ranging from a classic red to a summer coral, and highlighters that give you the perfect glow, it will be impossible for your mom to resist these timeless shades.
LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick $7.99
- Matte finish with a fresh mint scent
- Comes in six shades: Coral Fresh, Raspberry Mojito, Berry Cool, Strawberry Mojito, Eucalyptus Pink, and Candy Cane
Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder $11.99
- Soft finishing powder smooths onto skin
- Comes in two shades: Golden Sand and Peach Pearl
And two of my very favorites to help Mom glow: Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Palette, and Luxestick Velvet Lipstick in BabyKiss.
Mix three beautiful shimmering shades for a radiant glow with the Sculpt & Glow Palette. This gorgeous shade of Luxestick Velvet Lipstick's BabyKiss, gives off a perfect pop of color in a formula that lasts quite a long time. I love them both!
Models Own, a fashion and trend color brand from the U.K., will be available exclusively at Ulta And Ulta.com
Bonne Maman, the leading premium preserve brand in the US and Le Creuset, the premier cookware brand, have paired up for a one of a kind Mother’s Day Sweepstakes!
What: Bonne Maman, maker of premium preserves, jellies and spreads, and beloved cookware brand Le Creuset are teaming up this Mother’s Day to dish out over 1,000 prizes perfect for the moms in your life. Beginning this week, enter your information on bonnemaman.us for a chance to win delicious Bonne Maman products, tools from Le Creuset and the grand prize of a 12-piece Le Creuset cookware set. Make sweet memories with Bonne Maman and Le Creuset to make this Mother’s Day one she never forgets!
When: Enter before August 31, 2017!
Good luck and Happy Mother's Day!
With Mother’s Day approaching, what’s better than giving Mom the spa day she’s always wanted, at home? Surprise her with the perfect must-have item that will leave her with silky, smooth feet she’ll want to show off all summer long!
Amopé , the leading premium women’s footcare brand has an amazing bestseller – the Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals – designed to buff away thick and stubborn skin effortlessly, leaving feet touchably soft and visibly smooth and beautiful.
The Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File contains finely ground diamond crystals in each of the three different intensity roller heads, which make for perfect exfoliators and extends the life of pedicures in a matter of minutes.
I absolutely love my Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File. Did you know that the skin on our feet is 20 times thicker than it is anywhere else on your body? That means we have quite a few layers of roughness to get through before the soft, underlying skin is exposed.
I use my Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File right after my shower, when my skin on my feet is still a bit soft and easier to remove. My feet are transformed after ten minutes! All of my scaly, rough skin on my heels and the callouses on the bottoms of my feet are completely and painlessly removed! My feet are baby soft and pretty.
The Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File is available at drugstores and retailers nationwide including: Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Amazon.comfor $36.87 - $49.99.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Mother's Day is fast approaching! It is not too late to get Mom something she will love! If your mom is anything like mine, then she will adore being pampered with luxurious beauty products. Lavido skin care has the perfect gift set for Mom.
Lavido, based in the Galilee Valley, sources only the highest quality natural and organic herb, fruit, vegetable and nut oils, as well as, utilize top-notch traditional and cutting-edge production technologies. Lavido is also vegan-friendly, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and includes no mineral oil, SLS, parabens, synthetic fragrance, dyes or alcohol.
The Head-to-Toe Gift Set includes:
- Gentle Exfoliating Cream
- Facial Toner
- Invigorating Facial Serum
- Alert Eye Cream
- Thera-Intensive Body Cream
- Lavender Aromatic Body Lotion
- Mandarin Nurturing Hand Cream
I was given the chance to review a couple of Lavido's best selling products. I was sent their Purifying Facial Cleanser, and their Hydrating Cream. (Shown below.)
Pomegranate Peel, Orange Blossom, and Carrot Purifying Face Cleanser: Cleanse…Refresh…Restore your skin. Opens and thoroughly cleanses the pores, while antioxidant-rich Vitamin A, derived from organic Carrot Oil, protects and nourishes the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
I love this perfect facial cleanser! I use it to wash my face in the morning, and to remove my makeup at night. It leaves my skin perfectly cleansed and nourished. I love how it even removes my eye makeup without burning my eyes.
Evening Primrose, Sea Buckthorn, & Pumpkin Seed Age Away Hydrating Cream: Revitalize…Hydrate…Repair your skin. Formulated with Attar of Rose and organic, cold-pressed Evening Primrose Seed Oil, this deeply nourishing facial cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while balancing the skin's moisture levels. May be used on younger skin as night cream.
I use this deeply hydrating cream every night after cleansing. It has made my skin look and feel youthful and supple. It absorbs perfectly into my skin without being greasy.My lines and wrinkles have seemed to vanish. I love it!
For more information or to place an order go to: https://www.lavido.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Moms have a busy lifestyle, but she can take the Cuvée Travel Kit wherever she goes. A three-piece travel set to help prolong any style, the Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Balm are the basics for the girl on the move. Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse, add shine and hydration. Styling balm will help protect, tame frizz, without weighing hair down. Now that’s glamour on the go! ($30; CuveeBeauty.com)
Gift your mom a new scent that is sure to be a hit with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance Collection. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. ($58; Lavanila.com)
Every mom is in need of some pampering! Gift her with the KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. More than a mask, more than a night cream, this overnight facial-in-a-jar delivers great skin by morning, as the weightless soufflé melts into skin and works overnight for brighter, petal-soft skin. Infused with wild rose oil that evens out skin tone, repairs fine lines, moisturizes, heals, and softens skin, this face cream with vitamin C also helps minimize the appearance of skin discolorations and black spots ($48; Sephora.com).
Shower Your Mom with Love
Mother’s Day is around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking of the perfect gift (set) for her!
Kneipp’s bath and shower products combine the finest plant ingredients to create rich, moisturizing formulas that she deserves. This year, give mom the ultimate gift– the gift of “me-time.”
Gift her the delight of a relaxing bath experience with this 10-piece set of luxurious oils. Let her take a moment for herself to forget about time and recuperate from her busy day with a warm bath.
Body Wash Set ($15)
Let her enjoy a truly unique shower experience with Kneipp’s Body Wash Set. The natural, nourishing, plant-based formulas protect the skin from drying out – leaving it feeling soft and supple. The powerful fragrance of each body wash transforms the shower into an aroma filled sanctuary.
The set allows moms to experience a pampering experience right at home with a selection of different scented mineral bath salts. Each packet has a high content of pure and natural thermal spring salt, bringing you the finest, high quality products. Let her hop in the tub and enjoy a moment to herself.
“Soft Skin” is the ideal gift for moms with sensitive skin! The natural nourishing effects of moisturizing almond and jojoba oils are enhanced with the combination of vitamins A and E, shea butter and skin-soothing panthenol. The formula cleanses the body gently, leaving the skin smooth as ever.
All gift sets are available to purchase at www.kneipp.com
And now through May 8th, Kneipp.com is offering a GWP with purchases over $70.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it's time we start thinking about the perfect gift for her. Thank god ColorMetrics, Smashbox, Sophia Gushee and Wink Brow Bar has us covered with options for any type of Mom out there.
For the busy mom: Get real hair color in one swipe with TouchBack Marker
Unlike mascara, crayons, gels, and powders, TouchBack won’t flake or rub off with brushing. TouchBack bonds to the hair and stays true until shampooed out.
For the healthy mom: Learn how to detox your home (and your life) with A to Z of D-Toxing, written by Sophia Gushee
“I share the lay of the land that I wish I had sooner--a road map of a family's potentially toxic exposures, especially those that are avoidable--so that you can formulate a game plan that suits your family's unique environment, lifestyle, and budget."
For the bold mom:Give her brows that wow at Wink Brow Bar
“Defined brows make you look in control and portray your mental outlook on life. From an aesthetic perspective, they structure your face, so that the eye rests on a person’s upper area, make your jawline lift and cheekbones higher.” – Umbreen Sheikh, Founder of Wink Brow Bar
For the glam mom: Help her get the glow with Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Radiance Primer
This satin-smooth formula illuminates, perfects and enhances radiance while hydrating for better makeup application.