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Pretty Presents: Best Beauty Buys For Mom
Still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Show your appreciation by spoiling all the moms in your life with one of these 11 treats
For the Green Thumb Mom: Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Hand Care Set
Weary hands need special attention and get it with this trio of hand treatments made with custard-like smelling rhubarb extracts and sugared roses, which smell as good as the brand’s famed shower gels.
WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom
For the Seriously Stressed Mom: Antica Farmacista Prosecco Set
If she’s corporate, her cubicle or office can always use a refreshing diffuser to keep calm in the midst of deadlines. Emanating through the white birch reeds is the effervescent scent of citrus sweetened lightly by Lily of the Valley and nectarine. A candle with the nickel-plated tray is included, and so elegant on its own.
WHERE TO BUY: anticafarmacista.com
For the Well-Coiffed Mom: Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer
If she’s dropping a wad on weekly blow-outs, Drybar’s at-home dryer gives you the same ultra professional motor used in the salon and gets your hair Instagram-ready in half the time those old school drugstore versions do.
WHERE TO BUY: Sephora
For the No-Fuss Mom: Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette
She’ll get three looks in under three minutes with nine easily blendable shimmer and matte shadows that come in varying shades of brown and a summer-ready gold. For more mix and match possibilities, you can even use the darker shades as eyeliners if you wet them.
WHERE TO BUY: toofaced.com
For the Luxury-Loving Mom: Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana
You can never go wrong with gifting a floral. Blended with watery white daffodils, lilies, and a green twist of Neroli is the rare White Amaryllis, a South African flower used for the first time ever in a fragrance. And the pretty bottle surely won’t disappoint.
WHERE TO BUY: Macys
For the Lipstick Addicted Mother-in-Law: Lipstick Queen Hall of Fame Set
Mother-in-laws and their crazy lipstick haul, amirite? This trio gives her a perfect flesh-colored nude, sheer red, and a flattering rosy pink that she can wear on its own or blend up for her serious smooches on the kiddies.
WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom
For the Artsy Mom: Library of Flowers Paper, Cotton and String Sampler
The cutesy copper tin holds a pencil and notebook along with three portable floral scents with organic notes like linden, wildflower apricot, and narcissus. Each differs wildly and can be worn on its own or layered for a creative effect.
WHERE TO BUY: Neiman Marcus
For the Exhausted Mom: Thymes Kimono Rose Bubble Bath
Really, no one ever makes or takes time for baths, but she will when she gets beautifully bottled, sweet-smelling bubble bath, which gives you at least an hour of sudsy fun from a teensy little dollop.
WHERE TO BUY: thymes.com
For the Mom-to-Be: Noodle & Boo Forever Keepsake Box
Doesn’t it seem like everyone is preggers these days? Our office, included! The gift newbie Moms really want is this starter set that includes cleansing basics she’ll need for her first month with baby, including a keepsake journal to remember every first moment.
WHERE TO BUY: noodleandboo.com
For the On-Her-Feet-All-Day Mom: Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation
Her tootsies are the one thing that need serious attention outside her pedi schedule. The set will get her ready for sandal season with the industrial-strength device that thoroughly scruffs off the dry skin without feeling like you just got a sandpaper treatment.
WHERE TO BUY: Ulta
For the Mom Who Has Everything: Sonya Dakar Total Lift Treatment Series
From the daughter who has a lot of money to burn! When a gift won’t be enough, buy her some spa time at the famed Sonya Dakar skin clinic. If she’s into non-invasive pick-me-ups, the pain-free treatment uses radio frequency and pulsed magnetic fields to smooth away bulges and wrinkles on the face, neck and body by stimulating the collagen fibers with minimal down time and redness.
WHERE TO BUY: Sonya Dakar
A native Angeleno, Navdeep Mundi is a Leo, hates cilantro, and has studied beauty products for more than 18 years. She spends her days directing media and strategy and her nights sniffing out slightly quirky yet impeccably pretty things along with her German Shepherd, Le Tigre.