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This Mother’s Day or any day when Mom deserves a little pampering, let her indulge in a journey of the senses with South of France all-natural soaps. These delightfully aromatic soaps are kettle-cooked in small batches using a traditional Marseille triple-milled recipe. They producs a creamy lather that leaves skin soft and moisturized.
You can choose from one of 14 transporting scents including almond gourmande, blooming jasmine, climbing wild rose, lavender fields, lemon verbena, lush gardenia or mediterranean fig. All South of France liquid and bar soaps are free of synthetic foaming agents like sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, as well as glutens, EDTA, parabens, and phthalates.
I received samples of South of France products to review, and the first thing I noticed was the beautiful packaging. These products look extremely elegant in my bathroom. Next, I noticed the fragrances. I am completely smitten by the delicious cherry blossom as well as the glazed apricot scents. I also love the aromatic violet bouquet. These soaps make a lovely addition to my bathroom decor, plus they smell heavenly and lather up beautifully! I love how moisturizing the hand wash is!
The bar soaps are luxurious as well, and are perfect for shaving my legs in the shower.
South of France products are available at retailers nationwide as well as Amazon.
IT’S ALMOST MOTHER’S DAY
Give the gift of fragrance this Mother’s Day with one of these beautiful scents from Goutal Paris
Goutal Paris Chat Perche EDT
Chat Perché Eau de Toilette evokes the emotional relationship between a mother and her child and is something they can share and enjoy together. Safe to use on children 3 years and older, the delicate yet playful herbaceous fragrance is bottled up inside a timeless, tender and pure design.
Notes include: Lemon Tree Flower, Capucine (Nasturtium), Sweet Peas and Iris
Goutal Paris Etoile D’Une Nuit EDP
The latest fragrance in Goutal Paris Night Bird Collection, Etoile D’Une Nuit, will give your mother a beautiful contrasting experience of comfort and confidence. It is an enveloping, reassuring and powdery scent. The fragrance captures the delicate smell of powder in all its depth, richness, comfort and velvetiness, yet it is still sensual and attractive, perfect for all mother’s this holiday!
Notes include: Iris, rose and raspberry
Goutal Paris Rose Pompon Alcohol-Free Water
A versatile spring staple because of its long-lasting and alcohol-free formula, this fragrance won’t be affected by the sun’s powerful rays and will keep mom feeling fresh and beautiful all day long. Created to represent a mischievous glance, charming smile, burst of laughter – the Rose Pompon woman exudes joie de vivre. An addictive freshness, femininity manifesto, this fragrance reflects Annick Goutal olfactory creations, with a bold and modern twist.
Notes include: Bulgarian Rose Essence, Peony, Blackcurrant, Raspberry, Pink Pepper, Woody Cedar, Patchouli and White Musks
These fragrances are available at: Usgoutalparis.com
Mother’s Day is coming up, and whether you’re searching for something for a new mom, mother-in-law, grandma or dog mom, Amazon is here to help. Today, Amazon launched its new curated Mother’s Day storefront to help customers find the perfect gifts to celebrate mom this year (and all year round). The storefront offers an incredible selection of quality, top-rated items for moms – with top picks across beauty, fashion, home, electronics, sports and more. Check out some of our favorite gift ideas below, and amazon.com/mothersday for even more!
Seeking additional inspiration to celebrate mom this year?
- Inspired gifts for everyone in your life. Amazon’s Gift Finder is the easiest way to find mom a gift she’ll love. Encourage mom to put together her own Amazon Wish List to ensure she gets exactly what she wants this year.
- Shop fashion designer and television personality Whitney Port’s favorite handcrafted gifts for mom, on Amazon Handmade.
- Give mom the gift of a sparkling-clean house with help from Amazon Home Services
- Plan the perfect breakfast-in-bed for mom, build your shopping list, order with your voice through Alexa Shopping and get all the goods delivered to your doorstep with Whole Foods Market on Prime Now.
- Give mom the gift of entertainment on-the-go with an Audible membership.
- Prime makes every mom’s life easier, so what better gift is there this Mother’s Day? Visit amazon.com/giftprime to get your loved one three months ($39) or one year ($119) of Prime. In addition to unlimited fast, free shipping, Prime members enjoy: unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists with Prime Music, unlimited access to Prime Reading, one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads, and more!
- Support a local small business and shop for mom on Amazon Storefronts.
- For even more great Mother’s Day options, check out Amazon Home’s gift guide, which offers inspiring gift ideas for every mom including the mom who loves to cook, the entertainer, the gardener, and more. Also shop favorite picks from Martha Stewart, Giada DeLaurentiis and Cortney Novogratz at www.amazon.com/mothersdaygiftguide.
- Want to show your mom how much you care with music? Amazon Music customers can simply ask, “Alexa, play the ‘Dear Mama’ playlist” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, or on all Alexa-enabled devices. Or, if you’re looking for a soundtrack to stream while making a nice breakfast for mom, try “Alexa, play music for Mother’s Day Brunch,” to hear hits by Dua Lipa, Khalid & Normani, Shawn Mendes, and many more.
A Few of Our Favorite Gift Suggestions for the ….
- Woof Ceramic Dog Treat Jar
- Kurgo Baxter Dog Backpack
- Sojos Good Dog Crunchy Natural Dog Treats
- PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder
- Petronics Mousr Interactive Robotic Cat Toy
- Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor
- Bissell BARKBATH QT – QuietTone Portable Dog Bath and Grooming System
- iFetch Interactive Ball Launchers for Dogs
- Stream these favorites included with Prime Video: 20th Century Women, Wonder, Lady Bird and Book Club.
Book Loving Mom
- The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
- A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport by Kate Stewart
- Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition), written and performed by Rachel Hollis
- Slay Like a Mother, written and performed by Katherine Wintsch
- Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
- A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
- Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
- Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
If you weren't able to get Mom the perfect Mother's Day gift, don't fret! Clarins has gifts that can give Mom a glow that can make her look as if she just returned from a tropical place! Unless you can afford to buy your mom a trip to an island paradise, the NEW Clarins Sunkissed Color Collection is the next best thing!
This sun-kissed collection of glow-enhancing cosmetics makes me look and feel like a bronzed-goddess. Bring on the sunshine, I am ready to show some skin!
Clarins’ iconic Bronzing & Blush Compact is back with a limited edition design, featuring pink flamingos and palm trees. Three gradients of warm matte shades and the ultra-fine texture create a flawless and glowing complexion. Skin is hydrated and protected all day long, thanks to a vegetal Micropatch and Anti-Pollution complex.
I love the way this bronzer looks on my skin. It gives me that beautiful, radiant touch that just adds that 'extra' glow to warm up my complexion.
This product has four retractable shades: black, purple and turquoise to perfectly line and define the eyes, and a fuchsia lip liner adds a pop of color to your skin. All four shades are enriched with Black Acacia and Sunflower Wax Complex to comfort eyelids and lips.
I am thrilled with this perfect invention of four products in one! It is so much fun to switch things up and add an unexpected pop of color when I am in the mood.
These new limited edition shades are oil-free and offer a creamy texture that instantly blends into the skin to contour, define and illuminate the complexion. Infused with plant extracts, its multitasking formula delivers hydration and protection against pollution and free radicals.
I love the way this primer makes me skin look and feel! It gives me a hint of color, and it looks completely natural.
Clarins’ best-selling Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil comes in a new shade – Blackberry. Leaves lips with a glossy plum finish. A soothing blend of Hazelnut and Organic Jojoba oils help protect against dehydration to visibly restore beautiful, nourished lips.
My lips feel luscious and sexy with this heavenly formula, and the shade is gorgeous!
Clarins Sunkissed Summer Color Collection will be available on www.clarins.com and at all Clarins counters nationwide starting May 2018.
Mother's Day is almost here! One of the most perfect gift ideas for Mom this year is the PLUGGY Essential Oil USB Diffuser, created by one of my favorite essential oils companies, GuruNanda.
GuruNanda, the maker of a line of premium, 100% pure essential oils, is now introducing a novel diffuser — the Pluggy — is the USB powered plug-in essential oil diffuser on the market - and, it has nebulizing technology! It simply plugs right into the wall, disseminating refreshing, natural and therapeutic mist into the air directly from the bottle, with no need for water.
Pluggy USB Wall Plug-In Diffuser retails for only $16.99. It’s a great trade-up from commercial air fresheners that typically contain loads of chemicals and just mask odors without providing any health or wellness perks. You can use it with any 15 ml. bottle of GuruNanda Essential Oil (think peppermint, lavender, tea tree…) depending on the aromatherapy benefits desired.
I definitely believe that this amazing diffuser is the best I have ever owned! It has kept my home smelling beautiful for over a month now. I love how it emits uplifting and delightful bursts of scent every ten or twenty minutes depending on what setting I have chosen. I have been using my lavender oil, but I cannot wait to give other fragrances a try. My next choice will definitely be mandarin or tangerine!
For more information or to place an order go to: https://www.gurunanda.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
This Mother's Day, give your mom a gift that she will love. This year, I have chosen to give my own sweet mother Christie Brinkley's Authentic Skin Care for her Mother's Day gift. My mom deserves the very best, and Christie Brinkley's skin care is definitely the best! My mother is a beautiful woman. (Inside and out.) She has always taken very good care of her skin. She has tried many skin care regimens over the years and has spent a lot of money looking for 'that miracle product' that we have since learned, does not exist! But Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care comes pretty close!
Me and my beautiful mother
Below is a sneak peek of my mom's gifts that she is getting for Mother's day. I have listed each one along with a description and my thoughts of each product.
RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream~ This richly hydrating cream is the perfect daily moisturizer for use under your makeup or alone. My mom loves it because it keeps her skin supple and it has a very nice fragrance. My mother loves skin care products that have an uplifting scent.
COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash~ This gentle facial wash removes all traces of makeup, as well as eye makeup without irritating the eyes. It makes the skin clean and ready for the next facial product. I love how it keeps my skin from becoming oily and shiny.
RECAPTURE 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment~ What a richly penetrating night cream! This night cream absorbs perfectly and is not at all greasy or heavy. My skin is transformed upon wakening.
Refocus Eye + IR Defense~ Dark Circles Under Eyes Treatment with Bio-Copper Complex~ This formula is perfect for getting rid of dark circles and bags under my eyes.
Uplift Firming Neck and Decollete Treatment~ A luxurious, fast working cream that targets the décolleté and neck area with ingredients that help firm, smooth, brighten and rejuvenate the look of the delicate skin of the neck and chest. Uplift supports a firmer, smoother neckline. This is my mom's favorite product in this line.
Not only does Christie Brinkley have amazing skin care products, she has also recently created cosmetics that are beyond perfect! I was given the chance to review a gorgeous eye shadow palette, flawless foundation and richly hydrating lipstick.
FOREVER FLAWLESS Professional Finish Foundation - Its DNA damage-reducing formula contains Broad Spectrum SPF 40 protection. It’s powered by peptides and biomimetic ingredients that attract and bind moisture to the skin and infused with IR Defense.
This perfectly formulated foundation has skin care ingredients along with the most flawless, skin luminizing shades to enhance and beautify your face and neck.
Prime Time Day to Night Nudes Eye Shadow Palette contains a curated collection of perfectly-balanced color, professionally-developed to deliver easy, elegant, day-to-dazzling evening looks.
PURE RADIANCE Illumination Facial Oil~ A fast absorbing, luxurious blend of restorative bio-mimetic omega oils that visibly support skin's natural lipid barrier helping to protect skin from aging and damage. Targets skin discoloration and signs of photo-aging.
Lip Beautifully Moisturizing Lipstick is a non-feathering, no-fade formula developed to pamper lips with hydration and single-stroke, incredibly-rich color. It lasts a long time, too!
For more information, please visit: https://christiebrinkleyauthenticskincare.com
Mother's Day is around the corner. Treat your mom to something to help make her look and feel beautiful! Beauty products are always something that Mom will appreciate, especially if the products are unique, just like she is. Rahua Beauty has the perfect gifts for her.
Rahua (pronounced “Ra-wa”) is Rainforest Grown Beauty, founded with a passion to preserve the Amazon Rainforest. Using the power of Mother Nature, Rahua has grown to become the luxury standard for clean, sustainable beauty. What more could Mom want when it comes to beauty products?
Rahua® products are vegan, organic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free and support indigenous economies. Amazon Beauty® is dedicated to the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people that live there. In the process of bringing the Amazon’s greatest products to you, Amazon Beauty® Inc. has committed itself to building sustainable communities and creating learning centers within the Amazon rainforest.
Here's a video clip that explains a bit about Rahua Rainforest Grown Beauty:
Rahua Classic Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gel are the perfect gift for mom from Mother Earth! I received samples of these products to review.
Rahua Classic Shampoo~ This luxurious shampoo leaves locks luminous and soft by imparting omega-9 packed rahua oil and other all-natural, plant-derived nutrients. I love the rich lather, and the uplifting fragrance. After washing and rinsing, my hair is left perfectly clean and has incredible volume.
Rahua Classic Conditioner~ This rich and ultra-hydrating conditioner delivers lustrous, healthy locks and detangles with powerful omega-9 rich rahua oil and exotic extracts that maintain strong hair and manageability. My color-treated hair tends to be extremely dry. After just one use of this amazing conditioner, it felt as if my hair had been transformed. It was shiny, smooth, silky and perfectly hydrated.
Rahua Body Shower Gel~ This energizing plant-powered shower gel gently cleanses and nourishes skin. It awakens the senses with the invigorating scent of palo santo “holy wood”, lavender, eucalyptus and vanilla. I love this richly lathering formula. It is perfect for shaving my legs in the shower, and makes my skin so very soft!
To learn more about Rahua Rainforest Grown Beauty, or to place an order, go to: https://rahua.com/us/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Give The Gift Of Good Health With
This Mother’s Day, skip the flowers and get your mom something she really needs – the gift of good health! There’s no shortage of great health and fitness ideas for mom, but with the DYLN Alkaline Living Water Bottle, you can revitalize your water in just 15-20 minutes! The brilliant bottle gives you the ability to transform your ordinary water into alkaline antioxidant water thanks to it’s VitaBead Diffuser. This unique feature sits in the bottom of your bottle and turns your lifeless water into a liquid rich in antioxidants!
Take the stress out of last minute shopping for the lady in your life – fill up a DYLN Living Alkaline Water Bottle for mom! Whether she’s headed to yoga in the morning, or just out for a walk on the beach, this bottle keeps you hydrated and will restore balance to the body. Perfect for the eco-friendly momma, this water bottle helps to minimize plastic waste. Instead of going to the store and buying expensive, premium alkaline water in individual plastic bottles, you can use the DYLN Bottle and turn your everyday water into a healthy alkaline wherever, whenever.
Help Mom achieve better health with the DYLN Living Alkaline Water Bottle:
- Increases the pH up to 9+ to restore balance in the body
- Reduces the ORP (oxidation reduction potential) to less than -150 to create antioxidant water to neutralize free radicals
- Microclusters the water molecules for enhanced hydration
- Removable silicone sleeve grip available in DYLN Blue, Charcoal, Lime Green, Tango Orange and Neon Pink
- Water never touches plastic because the cap is even made of stainless steel.
- 100% paint free
- Bamboo cap with convenient carrying handle
- Made with 316 surgical-grade stainless steel, unlike competitors who only use 304 food-grade steel
- Patented 750 mL bottle design
- The ability to track your usage so DYLN can automatically update you when it’s time to replace your Diffuser
- BPA and toxic free
Show Mom how much you care with a gift that will keep her healthy, happy, fit and feeling good – the DYLN Living Alkaline Water Bottle!
The Matte DYLN Bottle costs $46.00 and the Chrome DYLN Bottle costs $52.00 with options to buy additional diffusers.
For more information please visit: https://www.dyln.co/
ABOUT DYLN INSPIRED
Offering innovative products that enliven the body, DYLN Inspired makes it easy to experience the energy of nature. For the yoga and wellness enthusiast, the athlete, and the health-conscious, DYLN Inspired creates products designed to cultivate your healthiest potential. The DYLN Inspired mission is to bridge the gap between convenience and wellness while inspiring others to raise the bar when it comes to the quality of their life.
The new "Wonder Woman" movie is coming out in early June, so get ready for some adventure and major "woman power"! To celebrate, SeabuckWonders wants you to share your love with a SeabuckWonders Wonder Pack!
This amazing health & beauty kit contains 4 products any woman can use to protect against the dangerous elements around her:
Fight the enemies of health and beauty with these
4 Weapons of Protection:
- Ultimate Hair Skin & Nails - The ONLY Hair, Skin & Nails product to contain Omega-7 AND Biotin. By combining biotin with the cell membrane nurturing properties of sea buckthorn oil, this powerful blend provides the best support for strength and beauty. Supercharged with Omegas 7,3,6,9 and more than 190 phytonutrients, this formula is the perfect choice for lasting, healthy beauty.
- Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser - Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser cleans skin gently, yet effectively, without stripping the skin of its natural oils.It exfoliates to remove dirt and impurities, while hydrating skin for a smooth, clear complexion. Unlike many other facial cleansers, SeabuckWonders Facial Cleanser is ideal for all skin types that will benefit from its remarkable nutritional properties, leaving skin feeling clean, balanced, and beautiful.
- Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream - Utilizing the superb age-defying properties of sea buckthorn oil, SeabuckWonders Facial Cream minimizes fine lines, while protecting the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and environmental pollutants.
- Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion - Intensely moisturizing, Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion rejuvenates and replenishes the skin’s natural balance, softening and nourishing for silky, touchable skin. Its high concentration of sea buckthorn oil allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from signs of aging and the effects of exposure to the sun.
Enter to win: One winner will receive a SeabuckWonders Wonder Pack, which includes Ultimate Hair Skin & Nails supplements, SeaBuckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream and Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion. (ARV: $70)
How? It's easy! Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
SeabuckWonders was the first company to introduce sea buckthorn to United States consumers. Providing only Himalayan, USDA Certified Organic Sea Buckthorn berries for over 20 years. Consumers can depend on the highest quality sea buckthorn oils when choosing SeabuckWonders.
The SeabuckWonders Difference - What separates their products from other brands? SeabuckWonders products contain the highest amount of sea buckthorn oil compared to competitors.
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Mother's Day is almost here! There is still time to get Mom that perfect gift! I wanted to share a deal from PCA Skin Care that you will not want to pass up. (I use this line and it is absolutely amazing!)
PCA SKIN is helping brighten Mom’s day (and her skin) this Mother’s Day with the PCA SKIN Mother’s Glow Event. Anyone who makes a purchase on pcaskin.com between May 7th and May 10th, 2017 will have the opportunity to send an exclusive Mother’s Glow Gift Set to Mom for FREE. No minimum order necessary. After making a purchase, each customer will have the opportunity to select 1 of 3 specially curated gift sets to be sent to Mom directly with a special message. Details.
What: PCA SKIN Mother's Glow event
Why: Women love to share, it makes them feel good! And what better holiday than Mother's Day to give PCA SKIN customers the opportunity to share their skincare favorites with Mom with a Mother's Glow gift set.
How it works:
- Between Sunday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 10th all customers who purchase anything on pcaskin.com(no minimum cart size) will have the opportunity to send a specially curated gift set, at no cost (except for $5 shipping) to someone special.
- Upon purchase, customer will receive an exclusive email containing a one-time use promo code and directing them to a private, exclusive landing page where they will choose from 1 of 3 gift sets.
- Page also contains additional products to add to gift as optional
- Upon checkout, customer has the opportunity to write a special gift message with order.
The Perfecting Neck & Décolleté is amazing. It keeps my neck looking tight and smooth. I love it! The Peptide Lip Therapy plumps out the small lines around my lips and makes that entire area look young and luscious.
For more information go to: https://www.pcaskin.com
*Products received. All opinions are my own.