Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Here is my roundup of gifts for Mom, role model or that special person in your life. I hope my Mother’s Day Gift guide 2022 complication helps with gift suggestions or to spark ideas of your own!

*Below you will find links to products pictured in the guide. A handful of links are affiliate links, which means I earn a percentage of sales made via those links. For more information, see my disclosure here.*

  1. Pucker Up Paper Lips

If your Mom is like mine, where anytime I gift her a bouquet of fresh flowers. She will never fail to mention that I shouldn’t have or that they’d last longer if I just gifted her a potted plant. Her love for plants and arts & crafts makes Pucker Up Paper Lips the perfect gift. MOM spelled with a pair of floral lips. The intricate designs are admirable by all and a forever keepsake. Perfect to display on the shelf or brunch table this upcoming Mother’s Day. For pricing and to check out the wide selection of Pucker Up Paper Lips, check out puckeruppaperlips.com/

2. Vivier Anti-Aging Program

Mom and I have similar skin types, so we can both appreciate the high quality, sensitive skin friendly products offered by Vivier Skin. Their Anti-Aging program bundles together some of their best-selling products at a great price.

Our Anti-Aging Program is the all-in-one anti-aging solution that really does it all. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, aging and expression lines while at the same time improving your skin’s moisture, texture and tone. Six full sized pharmaceutical grade products in an elegant cosmetic bag: HEXAMRefreshing TonerRadiant Eye Contour CreamKinē-CDaily Age-Defying Moisturizer and Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30. Available online at vivierskin.com for $380 CAD.

3. Shoppers Beauty Luxury Fragrance Discovery Collection for Her/Fragrance Discovery Collection for Her

Scents are such a personal purchase that a fragrance that wears beautifully on you, may not have the same effect on someone else. The Discovery collection is a wonderful way to gift a full size fragrance while giving the recipient a selection of samples to choose from. It allows them to redeem it for a full sized fragrance, while discovering new and old fragrances along the way. Available online and in store at Shoppers Drug Mart for $95 and $115 CAD.

4. SilkN Toothwave

SilkN’s Toothwave integrates radiofrequency to reduce existing tartar (calculus), teeth stains, gum Inflammation and bleeding. While being safe enough to use on implants. Available online and in store at SilkN, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and more. Retailing for $349 CAD.

5. Dior Lip Oil in Rosewood

A true staple in my Mom and I’s purses. Sold out for so long but finally back in stock. Available online and in store at Sephora. $44 CAD.

6. Leaves of Leisure

Motherhood, the most demanding yet underpaid jobs of them all. My Mom is jokingly known as the energizer bunny and that’s because she out runs, out-does everyone, all while having energy to spare. I am always looking for the next best thing to help her relax. Tea being one of her go to drinks, Leaves of Leisure offers an array of flavours “to bring you that same sense of calm, relaxation and creativity you find on the weekend or on vacation by tapping 2 of our bodies most vivid senses, taste and smell.” Available online at leavesofleisure.com

7. Quo Beauty Bronzed Beauty Makeup Brush Set

Some of my Mom and I’s favourite collection launches happen to be from Quo Beauty. The wide array of gift selections and festive packaging is hard not to adore! The Bronzed Beauty Makeup Brush Set being one of them. Available online at Shoppers Drug Mart. $50 CAD

8. Avon Pure Essential Oil Lavender Sleep Stones, Pillow Spray and Essential Oil

Busy Moms need a full nights rest. Even with the best of sleep practices in place, sometimes a little aid is needed, Pillow sprays are one of my go to’s. Available online at avon.ca for $55 CAD for a limited time.

9. Knix Modal Sleep Top and Bottom Pajamas

While on the topic of sleep, a soft, breathable, good pair of pajamas are always a great gift idea. Modal is an eco-friendly fabric made from regenerative plants, produced using less water and fewer chemicals. Available online at knix.ca.

10. Eyebobs

With the weather warming up, a good pair of sunglasses needs to be a part of your suncare routine. Eyebobs offers stylish, budget friendly yet high quality eyeglasses. With the flexibility to virtually try on your glasses and submit your eye prescription as well. I must add the turn around time is incredibly quick! Visit eyebobs.com.

11. Undiscovered Box

I recently got to experience the Undiscovered box, Costa Rica edition. Arrived were 5 handcrafted artisanal products luxuriously packaged. Items varying from jewelry, to home goods, kitchen ware, stationary and more! Available online at https://undiscovered-artisan-box.com/.

12. Fruits Passions Cucina Pompelmo Deluxe Gift Set

My friends and family have me to thank for their Fruits and Passion coriander and olive oil scent obsession. Now, the Cucina Pompelmo is just as deliciously scented with its zesty notes of cucumber and pink grapefruit. This year’s Cucina Pompelmo Deluxe Gift Set contains hand soap, fragrant kitchen mist, rejuvenating hand cream and a Cucina candle that you can reuse as a mini flower pot!
Available for $49 CAD on fruits-passion.com

I hope you found my Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022 helpful! Happy early Mother’s Day to the Mom’s to-be, Moms and Mother figures!

Sephora Spring Sale Recommendations

Sephora Spring Sale Recommendations

If you’ve stumbled upon my page looking for Sephora Spring Sale Recommendations, then I am here to help! If you’re like me, these past two years I spent next to nothing on makeup products. However, that money in turn was spent on skincare and devices to keep up spa services while there were lockdowns and closures. So no I can’t say I was on a “no-buy”. I am however excited to fall in love with makeup again and below are my recos!

Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation

Dior Backstage Concealer

SuperGoop Glowscreen

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer

GloWish Pressed Powder

GloWish Cheeky vegan Blush Powder

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder

Makeup by Mario Master Pigment Pro Pencil

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer Hydrating Primer

Fenty Beauty Cream Blush

Fenty Beauty Cream Lip Gloss

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Lancome Lash Idole Mascara

Kaja Whipped Dream Multi-Eye Cheek Colour

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NuFace Facial Toning Device

NuFace Facial Toning Device

Meet the newest addition to my skincare regime, the NuFace Facial Toning device. I know it has been around for quite some time now. However, I had to give it a long thought on whether my daily routine needed another step.

Usage is simple but besides the device itself you also need a NuFace gel primer for the device to glide over.

I’ve only recently started using the NuFace Facial Toning Device and will report back on the visible effects once they become apparent. My goal is to achieve the appearance of a smoother forehead and tighten the jawline.

I’ve used several manual facial tightening tools and lifting devices in the past. My experience remains the same, the results last as long as you keep up with the uses. My search remained open solely to find a device whose treatment time was shorter.

NuFace uses “gentle microcurrent technology to stimulate muscles and tighten skin, giving a lifted effect to the brows, eyes, jawline, cheeks, and neck.”

NuFace’s instructions state to: glide the device three times on each side of the treatment areas, ie. cheek, neck, forehead. Each swipe is merely a few seconds long. An automated beep will also notify you when it’s over.

So far, I am thoroughly appreciating the simple usage of this non-invasive device, the short yet effective treatment times and its compact size.

NuFace is available online and in-store at Sephora.

If you’ve used the NuFace Facial Toning Device, I would love to hear your experience with it!

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

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NARS Summer Solstice Cheek Duo

NARS Summer Solstice Cheek Duo

It feels like an eternity has gone by since I’ve actually been excited about makeup. This past year I’ve skipped practically every step of my makeup routine besides concealer, brows and mascara. However, glow products are one thing I can’t say no to! Like the NARS Summer Solstice Cheek Duo.

A limited edition highlighter and bronzer duo, that houses two shades from NARS’ core range (Ibiza and Laguna). One swipe creates a golden hue with a brown base and with a subtle touch of shimmer.

Although my beauty buying habits have definitely changed this past year. I would still personally purchase this cheek duo because I don’t already have the two core shades (Ibiza and Laguna) in my makeup collection. $60 CAD for a generously sized pan, justifies the price. Aside from my face, I enjoy a subtle sweep of shimmer across my clavicle and surrounding area and this is absolutely beautiful!

The brown base in this cheek duo allows me to “sun sculpt”, eliminating the need for me to use multiple products. This product applies seamlessly with little transfer and is exactly what I needed for mask-friendly makeup

The NARS Summer Solstice Cheek Duo is available at narscosmetics.ca and sephora.ca

Sample kindly provided. All opinions are my own.