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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?



I’ve had my eye on a few things this month. Whether I’ll actually get them or not is another story entirely… but I’d love to share with you lusted-after beauty products this month. Maybe we’ll share a favorite?

Too Faced Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Eyeshadow

I’m a sucker for eyeshadow palettes, especially when they revolve around spring and summer. This palette contains plenty of neutrals AND fun brights that are totally tropical-inspired. LOVE IT. I would definitely have fun playing around with the bright pink and orange shades.

($36, Sephora)

Philosophy Mangos & Cream Lipshine

For regular readers, you already know I love Philosophy’s lipshines. That’s why I am absolutely lusting after their new Mangos & Cream Lip Shine! It sounds like an absolute delicious treat, doesn’t it? Yum.

($10, Ulta)

Boscia Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm

I doubt I would ever spend $26 on an eye balm, but I am a sucker for cooling products – especially when it involves the eyes. Plus, this little guy just looks so darn cute! (I know, I’m weird.) This would be great when I’ve pulled an all nighter or need some cooling relief after a long, hot summer day.

($26, Sephora)

Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Baked Eyeshadow Duos

I love the packaging and “edgy” look of Hard Candy products and these eyeshadow duos really caught my eye when I saw them at Walmart. They have neutrals AND fun brights, so I could really play around with my look.

($6, Walmart)

What about you, ladies? What products are you currently lusting after this month?

While browsing the “Just Arrived” products section on Sephora, I came across the latest Philosophy offerings: the Caribbean Getaway Duo and the Hawaiian Getaway Duo. I want!!!

The Caribbean Getaway duo smells like “tropical colada,” and includes a 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath and a lotion (both 8 oz sizes.) Meanwhile, the Hawaiian Getaway duo includes 8 oz sizes of lotion and 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath and smells like pineapple coconut. YUM! Plus, the packaging on these is super cute; they’re in little boxes that look like mini suitcases.

I think these duos are the perfect way to get in a summer state of mind, and I hope they’ll be gracing my shower caddy in the near future.

Price: $25/each

Availability: Sephora.com

One of the hottest trends for spring seems to be navy eyeliner. Less harsh than black, navy eyeliner can make a smokey eye really stand out. A few to try:

1. Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Navy, $4.99, Target
2. Tarte EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eyeliner in Navy, $18, Sephora
3. L’Oreal HIP Studio Secrets Professional Eye Liner Pencil in Navy, $8.49, Drugstore.com

Fortunately, navy works well with pretty much every skin tone – so any woman call pull this look off. Even though navy can look softer than black, take care to keep the rest of your makeup neutral to avoid clashing (especially if you are doing a smokey eye.) You can have a lot of fun playing around with navy eyeliner, either wearing it alone or combining it with other colors for an eye-popping look. Normally, I stick with black liner – but this season, I think I’ll be trying navy to switch things up a bit. What about you?

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.

If you want to overhaul your makeup bag for spring, you don’t have to spend a lot of cash to do so. All of these spring beauty must-have’s are a mere $15 or less, meaning you can totally revamp your look without breaking the bank.

NYX Advanced Salon Nail Polish in Surf

NYX has a lot of nail colors that are perfect for spring, but I  love Surf. It’s a gorgeous pastel blue/green, and reminds me of relaxing poolside or by the ocean with a drink in my hand (preferably one with an umbrella in it.) Plus, it’s super cheap!

($3.60, CherryCulture.com)

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Cute Pink

Flirty, flattering and oh-so-pretty, Sephora’s cream lip stain in “Cute Pink” is going to quickly become my go-to lip color for spring. It’s a vibrant, shimmery hot pink that has the staying power of a stain with the moisturizing properties of a lipbalm.

($12, Sephora)

Maybelline Perfect Pastels Eye Shadow Trio in Green Gardens

Three complimentary pastel shadows are housed in this compact from Maybelline and will look great worn alone or together for a coordinating eye look. Plus, the compact tells you exactly where to put each shade, so even a makeup novice can use this palette.

($5.99, CVS)

Tokidoki Bellina Blush

This blush from Tokidoki contains two sheer, buildable shades you can combine to create your perfect blush. I love the “Skate Girl” shade, but “Siberia” is pretty too – especially if you want a hint of a bronze glow to liven up your complexion.

($15, Sephora)

Do you have any budget-friendly beauty buys you think are  must-have’s this spring? Please share them with me in the comments 🙂

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