Mother’s Day is just days away and by now you may or may not already have the perfect gift in hand for your mother, mother-in-law, or that someone special who is like a mother to you. As a mother, it’s pretty much our job to look after and take care of everyone and that’s okay. I LOVE my family and couldn’t think of anything else I’d rather do. However, as I’ve gotten older I’ve also realized the importance of self-care and that it’s okay to ‘spoil’ ourselves every once in a while. That’s why this year’s Mother’s Day gift-giving guide is a little different. It’s all about ways we can treat ourselves. Below are some things I’m loving plus a few extras that have caught my eye. Wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to all our Pretties!
There’s been a huge shift in trying to use beauty products that are clean, natural, and eco-friendly and my household is no different. Three products that have found a pretty permanent place in my bathroom are the Lavender Vanilla Body Wash, Lotion, and Deodorant by Hey Humans. These products can be found at Target which I love because easy access to the things I use is crucial. They also have other scents such as Banana Aloe, Cedarwood Sage, Coconut Mint, & Apple Matcha.
Being a Lazy Genius isn’t about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you and I can’t wait to check out what that actually means for my life! This gift idea comes recommended by our very own Lauren who loves this easy read and its realistic and practical approach to deciding what’s important in life. It’s completely changed the way she approaches things.
My morning doesn’t start until I’ve had my coffee but that can take a toll on the whiteness of my teeth. This at-home treatment is really easy to use and the price is really budget-friendly especially compared to getting my teeth whitened at the dentist. Did I mention it’s really easy to use? Just put the gel into the mouth tray and wear it for only 10 minutes a day. One helpful tip is if you’re finding it hard to get the gel evenly on your teeth using the trays, you can apply it with a q-tip then use the tray and light. This will help keep it off your gums as well. Now say ‘cheese’!
At $29 for a single-use kit, this is definitely an indulgence. It boasts the promise of smaller pores, reduced fine lines, firmer and healthier skin. It’s gotten great reviews but make sure to read the directions carefully regarding the mixing of the products. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and as the product dries, it will begin to feel tight on the skin. It can also leave skin a little red after you wash it off but that typically goes away after a few hours leaving skin feeling smooth and fresh.
This suggestion comes from another member of the GYPO team, Jessica, and her need for some summer footwear to cushion her feet. Her favorite cozy slippers, while perfect for the cold Pennsylvania winters are just a little too warm during the summer months. Oofos Active Recovery Flip-Flops and Slides are the perfect combination of coolness and support making them a great ‘house shoe’ that can also be worn to run errands. They come in many different colors and styles and they give her feet the relief they need even on her tile floors.
For those who want to get into journaling but aren’t sure where to start, this Q&A A Day for Moms is perfect. It only takes a few moments to answer each day’s fun little prompts. Plus with five years worth of space, it’s fun to look back at what little story each day holds from years past. Kids grow up so fast and this is a great way to be able to look back and remember those special moments.
I don’t know what else to say about this except that this is my new favorite year-round fragrance! It’s earthy but fresh and the scent lasts all day. It’s cozy enough for winter but light enough for summer.
The Ember mug is seriously one of the best inventions ever. If you don’t know what the Ember mug is, it’s a self-heating mug that keeps your coffee (or tea) warm to the last drop. Originally my husband got one from our son and he immediately said I needed one because I’m constantly reheating my coffee. The mug comes in a 10oz or 14oz as well as a travel version. They also just came out with a new metallic finish collection and I love the Rose Gold! If you know me, you know how much I love my coffee and this makes it even better!
I’ve had really bad experiences with most mascaras because they all tend to irritate my sensitive eyes. Anything that flakes will make them instantly hurt which is why I find myself wearing false lashes pretty much every day. I’ve seen a lot of chatter about Thrive Mascara both online and from the Pretties so I decided to buy it, not for myself but for my daughters. They too fell in love with the product and after further review, I learned that this is a ‘tube’ mascara meaning it wraps around my lashes and won’t flake off. It’s been really good to my eyes and really does help lengthen my lashes. It comes in both a rich black and rich brown color and is also an Allure Award Winner for 2020.
The Prose Hair Care creates customized hair solutions by utilizing a quiz that takes into account your hair type, hair habits, health, and even environmental factors. By creating a system that is customized only to that person, no two systems are alike. They offer a variety of natural scent options and even a fragrance-free option. You can do a one-time order or set it up on a subscription basis at a discounted rate. If you’re not happy with your products they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee that you can either return the products or change your formula within 30 days of your delivery date. I always feel better trying new products that have an easy return policy.
Lastly, something that is near and dear to my heart, my book, The Ultimate Book of Outfit Formulas®, A Stylish Solution to What Should I Wear? This is the perfect gift for any woman who struggles with what to wear. This book is the epitome of the Get Your Pretty On mission, to change the way women feel about themselves- forever. We believe every woman, no matter their size, age, ethnicity, or budget, deserves to feel pretty. Women who feel good in their own skin are always the prettiest – and that touches every area of their lives.