Mother's Day Gift Guide: Part 1

Every year moments pop up on us and a most of times we are not ready. But, I try to prepare for those moments especially when it comes to gifting. When gifting I love to give items that are tried and tested especially the ones that are loved by me. I find that this way you can not only gift the item but speak about it when handing over the goods. 
This year I am rounding up some of my favorite products, think makeup, facial products, creams etc.- all items that make the perfect gift for Mother's Day (every product is shoppable making this a one stop shopping guide to simplify your gifting).

First up are items from Fresh one of my favorite beauty stores in NYC. A few years ago my mom and I were wandering around Union Square and popped into the shop to look around (if you visit try to find out photo in the book) &  I could not get her out of the shop! I went back a few days later and created a customized gift box with some of the items she was eyeing. Obviously items from this shop land on my gift guides every season and this year I am loving all of the products with Rose. If you have time pop into the shop for some inspo but if not just grab a few items here and hand them over with love! 

I am a huge fan of aromatherapy- there is something about the scents that is so relaxing I love to come home and plug in my diffuser and choose my scent for the day. 
I also mix up going to the gym and doing Yoga at home, this is a great way to filter your room with a scent while providing those relaxing vibes. 

Perfect for the mom who loves Yoga or needs to chill out after a long day! 

Next up are more products from my brands that I use on a regular basis, Kopari & EOS. If you never heard of Kopari you need to check it out immediately- all of their items are coconut based and completely refreshing. I love their coconut toner- I spray it on my face when I get home from work for a little refresher and the smell is beyond amazing! 
If you have not heard of EOS you might be living under a rock- popularized by Miley Cyrus (yes she featured that ball of lip balm in one of her videos and it went viral) their line of Lip Balms are one of the most moisturizing brands on the market not to mention they are also packed with antioxidant-rich vitamins, shea butter & jojoba oil. 
Lately I have been obsessed with their new line called Aqua the perfect line to quench thirsty skin. These gifts won't break the bank so stock up on a few for yourself and a few for mom- she will be thrilled!

Let's Talk Makeup! 
No mother has ever said no to receiving makeup as a gift- at least I know mine would never turn it down! There are so many great lines on the market and I rounded up a few of my favorites from my own collection that I have been using on the daily! 

Arbonne This starlight palette is great for bronzing & highlighting. Although this palette was Holiday, Arbonne has great options for gifting your mom (not to mention the creams) and the price points are great as well. 

Let's chat Pixi by Petra- available at TARGET and who does not love target. But what is even more exciting is that there is a palette for EVERYTHING! From lip kits to eye palettes, face contouring kits and more you will definitely be able to find what you are looking for!

Urban Decay makes my FAVORITE eye palettes and this one is the perfect size for the mom on the go. I pop this in my purse in the morning and am able to spruce up my look after work when I am headed to dinner or drinks. The shades are gorgeous and this palette is under $30!

A few weeks back I went to a dinner hosted by the owner of POP beauty and had the honor to preview the latest collection. If your mom is bold and loves colors this line is for her.
Prismatic POP Illuminating Powder (available in 7 shades) 
Popper Topper (available in 6 shades)

With a shade for everyone these Urban Decay Hi-Fi shine gloss is on my list and honestly I have been raving about them. These glosses add perfect amount of shine for your pout and the colors are subtle yet allow you to stand out in a crowd. 

It's no secret that Highlighting is in. Add a dab of this to the cheeks and head out for the night. Your mom will love the shine it brings to her face it's the perfect makeup pick-me-up!

I am obsessed with Winky Lux and their coffee line is perfect for the mom who loves both coffee and makeup. When I first opened my eyeshadow palette I was amazed at how great it smelled but even more amazed at the pigments. And for the mom who loves lipstick- these come in the cutest packaging, she will absolutely love it! 

**Disclaimer- all products were gifted however all opinions and the choice to share these items are my own**

Check back later this week for my Gift Guide Part 2!