Let’s think Mother’s Day gifts both high and low

With Mother’s Day creeping up this week here are some suggestions of gifts that I’d love to receive or that my female family would love to be the recipient of:

Revive Light Therapy Mirror

Revive Light Therapy Mirror

reVive’s Full-Face Beauty Panel Light Therapy is a new device that’s so advanced it can treat your full face, neck, chest, hands and back in only minutes a day. The anti-aging effects include wrinkle/line reduction and prevention, skin tone and color enhancement, hyperpigmentation treatment, and many other skin ailments—resulting in healthy, glowing, youthful skin. In addition to anti-aging effects, powerful infrared (IR) LED lights support skin healing and recovery activity, as well as minimizing damage caused by sunburn, bruising, cuts and scrapes, scarring, etc. This device retails for $399 however with the discount code MOM20 – you could get 20% off.

Sonulase Intelligence Brush

Sonulase Intelligence Brush

SONULASE is the first device that combines medical grade age fighting Red Light with daily cleansing. It’s made to stimulate collagen production while strengthening sagging skin and wrinkles. It does it all while you cleanse. Sadly collagen production pretty much stops by the age of 25. Since collagen plumps facial skin it keeps it looking fuller and more youthful. Sonaluse wants to stimulate natural collagen growth with the effects of RED LIGHT therapy. Special offer of $199 for BIZ readers.

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System This system tones skin through Kinetic technology using a skin toning device along with specific topicals, including a treatment serum plus a morning moisturizer and a night moisturizer. The device is sort of like a hand vacuum for skin – it lifts skin, stimulating blood flow. It helps treatment products absorb better, increasing the efficacy of the active ingredients. ($249)

Beauty Junkees Pro Makeup Blending Sponge Set

Beauty Junkees Pro Makeup Blending Sponge Set

Beauty Junkees Pro Makeup Blending Sponge set is a set of four blending sponges for only $14.97. I’m totally amazed by this set and recommend it for all beauty lovers. To learn more about it read my review and you’ll want this set for yourself.

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil is only my latest love from this wonderful brand. Reviewed here but now that I see that it comes in other fragrances like Clementine, I want to expand my Farmhouse Fresh experience.

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub was my introduction to Farmhouse Fresh and I’m totally in love with it. As soon as I saw it was being used up I ordered another from Amazon ($28.75) – if you want to do a fabulous bath and body gift I recommend this scrub too. review

Travelo Classic HD

Travelo Classic HD

Travelo Classic HD is not only a beautiful accessory for the traveling mom but it’s 50% off from now to May 31, 2016 with the code MOM. It’s available in 10 great colors so there’s one for everyone, especially at the 50% off price of $10. The Classic HD improves on the Classic Excel with an incredible high definition spray head that produces a fine, luxurious fragrance mist. Made from aircraft grade aluminum and totally free of glass, it is light, strong and aircraft approved for carry on baggage. The Classic HD is Travalo UChange compatible. Change your fragrance in moments. No cleaning, no need to run it empty!

flowers from The Bouq.com day 4

flowers from The Bouq.com day 4

The Bouqs.com bouquet is still fresh in my mind so if flowers are on your list, check out their beautiful choices. These bring a unique touch and can be delivered in time for your loved ones pleasure especially if you aren’t close enough to bring your mom a gift in person.adobe heart

Last but not least is plenty of LOVE!

No matter what your price range there are fabulous options. — Marcia

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Fragrance Fanatic

Ah, the sweet smell of the holidays!  From the sweet and savory scents wafting through the kitchen to the clean and crisp scents of pine and berry, it’s a great time for fragrance.  It’s also the perfect time to buy perfume and cologne, and today I have my top 5 picks for the ‘Fragrance Fanatic’ in your life – maybe it’s someone on your list, or maybe it’s just YOU!

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

1.  Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio (SAVE!  $49)  I think this is the ultimate fragrance set for the traveler.  These tall, thin spray fragrances are perfect for carrying in your purse or backpack, and the scents are wonderfully calming…and who doesn’t need a little calm over the holidays??  The packaging is exquisite, and the fragrances can be worn alone or layered.  The Serenity Trio includes French Clary Sage, which is a clean and refreshing watery linen.  My most favorite Lisa Hoffman scent is Tuscan Fig, which is a combination of Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood and Gardenia. It’s a sophisticated coconut scent that is great year round.  And the final scent is Japanese Agarwood, which is unique and spicy woody zest.  The trio comes gift-giving ready inside a wrapped white gift box complete with a pretty ribbon.

Valentino Uomo

2.  Valentino Oumo (SPLURGE! $77.99) This gets my vote for best men’s cologne this season.  The top notes are woodsy, with bergamot and myrtle, mid note is creamy roasted coffee, and base notes are cedar and leather.  This is a scent for the guy who can take care of everything from building a bonfire to cleaning the gutters to fixing an elegant dinner.  Come on, wood, coffee, and leather?  I don’t think there could possibly be a better combo for a man.  Or for me to get to smell…or wear myself.  Yes, this is one of those gifts you can buy for him but then use for yourself!

Carolyn Herrera 212 VIP Rose

3.  Carolyn Herrara 212 VIP Rose (SPLURGE! $72.99)  Love the packaging on this one – the bottle is very unique!  The scent is fresh, fruity and floral.  This is playfully feminine and a wonderfully sexy scent.  The top note is pink champagne, which is always fun.  The giddiness is grounded with some sophistication from the mid note of peach tree blossom and base notes of musk and amber.  Overall, this is a fun, laid back scent that is perfect for the party-going 20 or 30-something gal.

Rrrr!  Carmen Electra for Women

4.  Rrrr! Carmen Electra for Women Eau de Parfum Spray (SAVE! $39.99) Oh come on…could there be a cuter bottle???  This is – as my 11-year-old says – adorabolical!!!  I was telling Marcia about it the other day.  I said you would not believe the packaging, and she said, “But it’s exactly Carmen Electra – the woman who would actually marry Dennis Rodman!”  Just launched this year, the top notes are mandarin orange, peach and blackberry; middle notes are gardenia, jasmine and orchid; and base notes are amber, musk, caramel and sandalwood.  Cute but sexy, sweet and warm.

Viva La Juicy Grande

5.  Viva La Juicy Grande (SPLURGE! $135)  You want over the top?  The Viva La Juicy Grande is over the top in every single way.  The bottle is HUGE, the packaging is bling times 100, and the scent is really pretty. Top notes are wild berries and juicy mandarin. Mid notes are honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, and base notes are amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.  The end result?  A beautiful mix of orange, honeysuckle, and caramel vanilla.  This is a fragrance that is suprisingly sophisticated for such a young-looking bottle.  Seriously, anyone from a 12-year-old to an 80-year-old will love this (and just think of the awesome reaction when your 80 year old grandma opens this box!!).

Travalo Milano

Travalo Milano

Travalo Milano

6.  Travelo Milano (SAVE!  $49.99) No true fragrance fanatic is without a way to take those beautiful scents traveling.  The perfect solution for any TSA issues is a great decanter – one that allays fears of spillage or a TSA  pat down.  Filling it is easy and it holds 65 sprays. It has a ‘pump to fill’ system that doesn’t expose your fragrance to the air, which can change the scent. The spray is super fine and the decant is air tight. I love the beautiful leatherette bottle which feels substantial – it has all metal parts, no glass so it is totally TSA perfect. Plus there are nine different colors available.  All fragrance fanatics will be thrilled to be gifted this awesome find.  – Lisa

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Fragrance Fanatic

Two TSA-friendly products you want in your carry on!

The most difficult part of getting ready for a trip? Packing personal products that will make it through airport security without being confiscated or causing a pat down reminiscent of walking through a raging college fraternity party. I have two discoveries, one for you and one for your guy, that are TSA-friendly and total must-haves for any trip.

Gentlemen's Tonic Moisturizing Hand Balm

Gentlemen’s Tonic Moisturizing Hand Balm

The first product is one that Gentlemen’s Tonic, a London-based luxury grooming and style line, sent me in anticipation of their product launch into the US. Gentlemen’s Tonic is ‘simple sophistication and self-confidence for men’ with everything a man needs, from classic shaving products to unique Eau de Toilettes. All of their products are made with naturally based plant-derived materials from sustained and renewable resources.

Gentlemen's Tonic Moisturizing Hand Balm

Gentlemen’s Tonic Moisturizing Hand Balm

I am head over heels for their Moisturizing Hand Balm ($18), which is a hand cream that your guy will love. It is intensely moisturizing without greasiness. I am not kidding, this balm will soothe even the roughest, most callused hands.  Check out these ingredients:

  • Almond Oil: light and quickly absorbed providing an excellent moisture barrier.
  • Manuka Honey: increases skin repair and is a natural anti-bacterial.
  • Sunflower Oil: rich in Vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant.
  • Babassu Oil: melts at body temperature drawing heat from the skin producing a cooling effect. Also forms a protective, soothing coat providing a luxurious, velvety feeling.
  • Bergamot Oil: an essential oil renowned for its uplifting and tension-relieving properties.

The Babassu and Bergamot scent is fabulous. It smells fresh and clean and manly and it’s the perfect size for travel.

Travalo Milano

Travalo Milano

For yourself, definitely check out the Travalo Milano ($49.99). It’s a beautiful way to decant your favorite fragrance so you can travel with your favorite scent without fear of spillage or a TSA nightmare.

Travalo Milano -- it's so easy to fill!

Travalo Milano — it’s so easy to fill!

Travalo Milano

Travalo Milano

Filling it is easy and it holds 65 sprays. It has a ‘pump to fill’ system that doesn’t expose your fragrance to the air, which can change the scent. The spray is super fine and the decant is air tight. I love the beautiful leatherette bottle which feels substantial – it has all metal parts, no glass so it is totally TSA perfect. Plus there are nine different colors available.  If you do any air travel, you will truly appreciate this awesome find.

You can find Gentlemen’s Tonic at gentlemenstonic.com and the Travalo Milano at us.travalo.com.  Happy travels!  – Lisa

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