Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day With Teleflora + Giveaway

It’s been a while since we’ve offered a fun giveaway over here! And when the folks over at Teleflora shared the ways in which they are honoring moms this Mother’s Day with a campaign highlighting incredible, strong, resilient mothers – overcoming odds and living out loud every single day – we knew we wanted to join in helping to send a beautiful bouquet of flowers to a mom figure in one of your lives – from the lovely Teleflora Mother’s Day 2018 collection.

It was no surprise to learn that according to the National Retail Federation, flowers were among the top three Mother’s Day gifts last year.  I happen to love sending flowers, and it’s always a joy to receive them too!  One of the things I adore about Teleflora is the really special keepsake containers that can be reused over and over again – keeping the memory tied to the significant occasion and the sender.  Their Mother’s Day collection is super vibrant and pretty – offering unique selections for everyone.  Have a look at all the Teleflora collections available here!


Win It:  We’ve partnered with the kind team at Teleflora to offer one reader a $75 Gift Card (+ free shipping) to send a beautiful bouquet of flowers to show the Mom figure in your life just how much you care.  Enter via the widget below and please note that the gift card is valid for one-time use, expires on May 11, 2018, is not valid on sale items and the cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotion codes.

Thanks for visiting and best of luck! Wishing a beautiful Mother’s Day to you all.

UPDATE: Giveaway Closed.


I Tried this Luxury Face Cream and Here’s What You Need to Know


The skincare regime of my thirties is different than the beauty routine of my twenties.  And while I still like to keep things streamlined and no fuss, I need my products to be efficient and show visible results.  When I was approached by Tresor Rare, to test out their skincare line just in time for Mother’s Day, I knew that I wanted to give it a whirl.  I’ve never used a luxury skincare cream with a whopping retail value of $399.00, and I wanted to see if their Ultimate Pearl Protecting and Defending Cream lived up to the hype.


If you’re a child of the 80s’ you may remember a certain (unrelated) commercial talking about the benefits of the pearl in ancient Chinese beauty. It turns out that pure pearl powder has been utilized for over 3,000 years as a Chinese beauty secret to brighten and beautify the skin.  With promises of defending, protecting, depolluting and nourishing my face, I was exciting and perhaps a bit skeptical of giving it a go.


The verdict?  After a few weeks of nightly (and sometimes morning like you’re supposed to do) applications, the cream is unlike any skincare that I’ve ever tried before. And I mean that it a good way.  It makes my (typically normal) skin feel remarkably softer and smoother and made a visible difference in the lines surrounding my eyes.  It even lightened two pesky old pimple spots that were beginning to take permanent residence on my face.  I avoided it on mornings that I headed to spinning class (it’s a bit too rich for that) but layered an ample amount on every single night since the fancy box arrived on my doorstep. I’ll for sure be sad when I someday scoop out the last dabs of this product.  If it’s in your price-point, Tresor Rare gets a double thumbs up. And if you’re looking for a gift to pamper and wow the hardworking mom this upcoming Mother’s Day, this cream is fit for your Queen.


Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 8 Gifts That She’s Sure to Love

With Mother’s Day just a few weeks away, we’re suggesting that you do not listen to her when she tells you that she doesn’t want a gift this year. Do pair that child-made masterpiece with one of these eight thoughtful gifts from our Mother’s Day gift guide.   gift-guide-Mother's-Day-20171. This roomy, lightweight bag by JOY from HSN combines style and comfort while providing peace of mind (because OMG we have to worry about this stuff!) via a RFID blocking technology clutch.  The attached clutch safeguards credit cards and passports from identity theft – making it the perfect travel accessory.

2. Grab these 3matic sunglasses by Adidas for the active mom who needs solid sun protection that won’t budge whether she’s running outside or playing with the kids in the ocean. The oversized fit and lightweight frame equal function plus fashion perfection.

3. This pressed mineral foundation from L’eclisse is perfect for the mom who craves a streamlined and effective makeup routine. Made from refined natural and organic cosmetic mineral and botanical ingredients of the highest quality, she’ll love the beautiful coverage that lasts all day (and the step away from those old messy liquids!).

4. Every mom would love a socially conscious gift from Every Mother Counts Orange Rose Collection supporting safe pregnancies and childbirths for every mother, everywhere. This dainty 14k mama ring is among our favorites.

5. Purchase mom swimwear designed by her specific bra size and she’ll never go back to standard size shopping. This five-way bikini top by Coco Reef with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ gives her a bunch of stylish options all in one. Pair it with her favorite style bottom (high waisted, bikini, swim skirt, and more) and she’ll have a summer go-to in this swimwear that lasts 10x longer, providing great shape.

6.  Every mom needs a great warm-weather flat that she can wear all day long and Nina Shoes created sandal perfection in their current collection.  Dressed up our down, this Standard sandal is an excellent option.

7.  Give her the gift of a technical skincare line designed to provide maximum results in minimal time with the m-61 collection from Bluemercury. The collection combines the best of skin science and power-packed natural ingredients while stripping out harsh chemicals and preservatives.

8.  Let her toss the boring yoga mat for a vibrant print from Dat Mat! Their fun yoga mat artist collabs are sure to bring a smile to mom’s face and elevate those studio sessions.