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If you want to treat your mom to something special this Mother’s Day, take a look at these beauty gifts that are sure to please.

1. TOCCA Beauty “Love Yourself” Fragrance Collection

If your mother loves fragrance and trying new scents, this fragrance collection from TOCCA Beauty will put a smile on her face. This set also serves as a great introduction to the Tocca fragrance line, and includes seven pocket-friendly sprays for her to play with. Set includes:

  • 0.05 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Cleopatra
  • 0.05 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Stella
  • 0.05 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Florence
  • 0.05 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Brigitte
  • 0.05 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Giulietta
  • 0.05 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Bianca
  • 0.05 oz Eau de Parfum Spray in Colette

($18, Sephora)

2. Deborah Lippmann “Get Nailed” Gift Set

Does your mother forgo salon manicures to do her own at home? If so, then she’ll love this gift set from Deborah Lippmann (she’ll really love it if she has a cheeky sense of humor!) The set includes:

  • The Stripper
  • Addicted To Speed ultra quick-dry top coat
  • Ridge Filler base coat
  • It’s Raining Men nail lacquer – timeless Parisian red
  • Before He Cheats nail lacquer – in the pink (creme)

($49, Beauty.com)

3. L’Occitane “Immortelle” Anti-Aging Skincare Collection

For mothers who swear by anti-aging potions, this gift set from L’Occitane will be a welcome addition to her skin care routine. Each product was designed to combat the visible signs of aging, so your mom can enjoy a firmer, brighter and more radiant complexion. The collection includes:

  • Immortelle Brightening Cleansing Foam (1.7 oz.)
  • Immortelle Precious Cream (0.5 oz.)
  • Immortelle Precious Eye Balm (0.17 oz.)

($29, Nordstrom)

4. Allure “Best in Beauty” Gift Set

If you aren’t sure what beauty products your mom will love, give her an assortment of highly rated products with Allure’s Best in Beauty gift set. She’ll love trying all of these products out for herself, including:

  • CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara
  • Venus Embrace Razor
  • Secret Clinical Light and Fresh Deodorant
  • Pantene Flat to Volume Shampoo
  • ¬†Pantene Flat to Volume Conditioner

Plus, the gift set also includes a valuable coupon booklet and a complimentary one-year subscription to Allure magazine, so your mom can stay beautiful year round!

($10, Walmart)

How will you choose to pamper your mom this Mother’s Day?



Whether you need to shop for the special man or woman in your life or you just want to treat yourself, these goodies from L’Occitane are the perfect way to say I love you.

Their new, limited edition Cherry Princess collection offers a fruity and floral fragrance that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond. Prices range from $8 to $38 and includes a variety of products like shower gels, lotions, hand cream, solid perfume and more.

For men, you can present them with a lovely Cade Shaving Duo ($50) that includes a shaving cream and an after shave balm for soft, silky skin. Alternatively, the Manly Shower Duo ($35) include two masculine shower gels that leave behind a yummy scent and cleans skin and hair beautifully.

Whatever your pleasure this Valentine’s Day, L’Occitane offers plenty of gift options for that special someone in your life. Shop now and treat your loved one!

If you’re a fan of HSN, check out a selection of their Valentine’s Day beauty gifts that are perfect for that special lady in your life.

Boyfriend by Kate Walsh Solid Perfume

Boyfriend was designed to “capture the scent of a man’s skin on the woman he loves,” and blends dark plum, myrrh, night blooming jasmine, benzoin tears, skin musk, golden amber and vanilla woods. The musky scent is attractive and alluring, and the solid compact comes packaged in a zippered case for easy storage.


Benefit Bathina Glimmering Body Balm with Puff

A great gift idea for a gal pal, this glimmering body balm imparts a golden-pink gleam to legs and body, and smooths onto skin like velvet with the included puff. Plus, it leaves behind a subtly seductive scent.


Korres Cherry Lip Kisses Trio

Give this gift to your sister or treat yourself to a pretty pout with this trio of lip gloss from Korres. These brush-on lip colors are designed to give lips the perfect application of color without being sticky or drying, and includes three shades in Fuchsia, Nude and Natural Purple.


Elizabeth Arden 100th Anniversary Kit

This gift set was designed to celebrate a legacy in the beauty industry, and features the Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Red Door Red, as well as a 1 oz. Eight Hour Cream Protectant for luscious lips and skin. Additionally, the gift set comes with a 100th anniversary porcelain candleholder with lid.




Treat your significant other, mom, sister, best friend or yourself with these fantastic Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Sephora.

Tokidoki Adios & Ciao Ciao Rollerball Duo

This super cute rollerball duo from tokidoki features two rollerball fragrances adorned with the iconic visages of Adios and Ciao Ciao. Adios blends lemon leaves, pink grapefruit, lotus blossom, white musk and other floral scents while Ciao Ciao is fresh and clean with notes of water hyacinth, sun-drenched woods and musk.


Too Faced Romantic Eye Classic Beauty Shadow Collection

9 eyeshadows are packaged in a beautifully decorated case, making this the perfect palette for any Valentine’s Day look. The collection includes three oversize pastel shades and six classic mattes and shimmers for a stunning palette sure to please.


Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme Gift Set

Don’t forget about the special men in your life this Valentine’s Day with this great gift set from Giorgio Armani. A delicious blend of marine notes, fruits, herbs and woods, this gift set will get your man smelling great for the holiday and beyond.


Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Love Lipstick

A great gift for yourself or your best gal pals, this gorgeous lipstick from Kat Von D has an appropriate name for Valentine’s Day – and the color payoff is superb. With shades ranging from a vivid hot pink to the most gorgeous true red, you’ll find a shade to flatter any complexion.


This new, limited edition set from Stila is a great Valentine’s Day gift idea for that someone special. The set includes:

  • 0.22 oz ‘Love at First Blush’ Palette
  • 2 x 0.05 oz Lip Glaze in Bubble Gum and Pink Twinkle

Plus, the blush palette is embossed with hearts – super cute! You can mix and match the three blushers for a subtle glow, and use the deluxe sizes of the Lip Glazes to help complete your look. I know I definitely would be happy with this lovely gift! Available for $20 at Sephora.com.

Pamper yourself or a loved one with this gorgeous Sweetheart Collection from e.l.f. cosmetics. When you add $20 or more of merchandise to your cart, you can get this jam-packed kit for only $2 – a whopping $30 value!

The Sweetheart Collection includes:

Just use the code “SWEET” at checkout to get this gorgeous collection for $2, now until January 30, 2012.

It’s never too early to start planning your Valentine’s Day celebrations. Whether you need to find the perfect gift for that special lady in your life or you just want to treat yourself, these Valentine’s Day gift ideas are the perfect way to say “I love you.”

VS Fantasies Love Spell Gift Set

One of the most popular Victoria’s Secret fragrances, this Love Spell gift set includes a 4.2 oz. fragrance mist, a 4.2 oz. body wash and a 4.2 oz. body lotion in a box that’s perfect for gift giving.

($15, Victoria’s Secret)

Viktor & Rolf Valentine’s Petite Flowerbomb

This miniature version of the renowned fragrance comes specially packaged in Valentine’s Day packaging to remind you of how¬† powerful love can be. Drench yourself in the sweet and sensual floral scents of this gorgeous perfume and you’ll definitely catch the attention of that special someone in your life.

($50, Sephora)

The New Black ‘Floyd – Ombre’ Nail Shades

This five-piece nail polish collection from The New Black contains the perfect shades for Valentine’s Day and beyond. Although these polishes were designed to be worn one on each nail for an intense, trendy look, you can also wear them alone or mix and match to create the perfect nail look.

($22, Nordstrom)

Keep an eye on this blog for even more Valentine’s Day gift ideas, including gift ideas for men, throughout the next few weeks. Also, please don’t hesitate to share with me your favorite Valentine’s Day beauty gifts in the comments!

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