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

*some items provided for considerations, some affiliate links used

Let The Bouqs.com spoil your loved one on Mother’s Day

flowers from The Bouq.com

flowers from The Bouq.com

There are many reasons why flowers on Mother’s Day are a wonderful gift but the main one for me is the joy those flowers bring to someone, especially a mother that is living alone for a variety of reasons. A bouquet from The Bouqs will bring her a constant reminder of the love of her family.

*sent for consideration

I lost my mother in 2015 and am facing Mother’s Day without her. When I think of the things that brought her joy in the last 10 years of her life (after we lost my dad) I think of the love of her grandchildren. There wasn’t an occasion that her many grandchildren didn’t shower her with flowers for her birthday or Mother’s Day. The pleasure that was hers on those days (that spread into a week or longer) made her glow. We’d ask what she needed for those occasions and there wasn’t really anything. How many purses or sweaters or fragrances can you buy a woman in her 90’s? Her grandchildren (my kids and my nieces and nephews) live in several states but they could send Grandma a bouquet of beautiful flowers like these from The Bouqs.com.

I’d get a phone call when flowers arrived, since she always needed help opening the package, so I saw her pleasure that had started the minute the flowers were delivered, to my opening them and getting down a vase, to the loving way she arranged them in a vase. My mom had a way with plants and nurtured them; she always would get such long use out of the flowers in her bouquet by rearranging and keeping them properly fed and watered.

If I had a wish this Mother’s Day it would be to send her a bouquet from The Bouqs.com since I know how much they’d mean to her. Don’t think of flowers like these as a last minute gift. Think of them as a loving and thoughtful gesture since she’d be receiving flowers that were chosen for her, delivered fresh, and will bring a smile to her face and a lilt to her heart for days after.

One of the reasons The Bouqs.com is unusual is that you won’t find the same arrangements every time you look. They have a farm in California where they grow their flowers so the variety and types change as the weather changes and as the flowers grow. These aren’t grown in greenhouses, they are grown in nature. The Bouqs.com brings you the best of the best from Mother Nature. Some areas have Next Day Delivery but not all. Delivery is free and will arrive on the day of your choice between Tuesday and Friday. When you order they’ll ship the next day from their California coast farms to your recipients door. Almost any time you look at their website you’ll see new varieties of flowers to enjoy.

Here are some current choices:

The Bouqs.com BBQ'N

The Bouqs.com BBQ’N

BBQ’N is very special and one I know my mother would have loved. This particular bouquet was put together to help the people in Equador after the devastating earthquake. Buy this 24 rose with accents bouquet ($50) and 10% of the proceeds from these sustainable, eco-friendly roses will go towards the Ecuadorian Red Cross (http://www.cruzroja.org.ec), helping with Disaster Relief and families displaced by the earthquake.

The bouqs.com Wild About U

The bouqs.com Wild About U

Wild About U is one I’d love because it’s so unique. Surely not one their competitors would send. This contains a mixed bouquet featuring a succulent and alstroemeria, solidago, aster and more. As with all their bouquets this comes in a variety of sizes but my favorite is this $40 version. I’d have it around for weeks since the succulents will last as will the alstroemeria since they’d arrive in bud form.

Here’s my journey with The Bouqs.com:

The Bouqs.com - a box arrives

The Bouqs.com – a box arrives

The Bouqs.com - happiness

The Bouqs.com – happiness guarantee

The Bouqs.com - opening

The Bouqs.com – opening

The Bouqs.com - a sneak peak

The Bouqs.com – a sneak peak

The Bouqs.com on day 1

The Bouqs.com on day 1

The Bouqs.com on day 2

The Bouqs.com on day 2

The Bouqs.com on day 4

The Bouqs.com on day 4

flowers from The Bouq.com day 4

flowers from The Bouq.com day 4

Day 7

Day 7

As you can see I enjoyed my flowers for a week. Even after some of them were ready to be tossed there was a way to rearrange their beauty to make my kitchen look springy and fresh.

I was so pleased with The Bouqs.com and the flowers and I recently bought a voucher for one through Living Social to treat myself or my daughter-in-law. This is who I’ll turn to when flowers make the perfect gift, which they often do.

There is so much to say about their sustainability, philosophy, and freshness but I’ve kept you long enough. Their website not only is easy to order from but is rich with the information you want to know. No matter the occasion, The Bouqs.com will be ready to deliver delightful, unique, fresh flowers. —  Marcia

*sent for review, reviewed and loved with pleasure

When it’s time to give a gift, it’s time to look at Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu key ring

Mont Bleu key ring

Mont Bleu is one amazing company. Every time Beauty Info Zone receives a package from the company we are more and more in awe of the beauty of the products they create. We’ve been fortunate enough to review glass files, pens, tweezers, mirrors and earrings. The list of products that Mont Bleu manufactures goes on and on. It’s easy to get lost in their website and it’s easier to want to buy everything they make. They are known for hand setting products with SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS crystals. They are the producers of their own products, they aren’t resellers. They take pride in absolutely everything they create and when you actually see and hold them you’ll be fascinated with the precision work and the gorgeous colors of the crystals.

Beauty Info Zone believes these make the best gifts ever. We’re coming up on Mother’s Day, graduation and bridal showers and we can’t think of better gifts to give. We have some products to share with you to show even more of the beauty of the line.

MARCIA’S GOODIES:

Ask anyone in my family what I love most (besides my grandson that is) and they’ll say hearts. I’m known for collecting heart items. Mont Bleu has a whole section called Gifts with Heart which I’m sure they created just for me. Beautiful glass nail files, cell phone charms and key chains are in this part making me drool. Well my drooling is over. Take a look at this fabulous key chain.

Mont Bleu Key Ring

Mont Bleu Key Ring

When I saw it on the Mont Bleu website I thought it was perfect. When I had it in my hand I knew it was perfection for a heart lover. I’m afraid to leave my car with valet since I can’t imagine anyone not drooling over this. It looks like you’ve spent a fortune on this but it’s under $16US.

Mont Bleu - two in one!

Mont Bleu – two in one!

Having the two parts is great for me since I have 3 keys just for my mom’s senior living so I have hers on one and mine on the other. If I need to I can take one with me to lessen my load. This is sturdy and looks heavy but it really isn’t. I’m in love with my hearts!

Mont Bleu has also created some of the most beautiful bag hangers I’ve ever seen. Who wants their purse on the dirty floor of a restaurant? You can instead use their bag hangers to keep your handbag clean and safe. You can position this where you want on the table so that someone can’t just come by and snatch up your purse. It folds up small and you store it in the purse, ready to take out when you need it. Genius.

Mont Bleu bag hanger

Mont Bleu bag hanger

Mont Bleu bag holder closed

Mont Bleu bag holder closed

how you attach the bag holder

how you attach the bag holder

There are 24 to choose from too, priced from $14.29 to $21 US. They are packaged in a box ready to wrap and give. But do yourself a favor and buy one for yourself too.

Mont Bleu bag hanger open

Mont Bleu bag hanger open

LISA’S GOODY:

What does everyone need these days? A business card holder. Actually, in my world everyone needs a business card holder with some BLING. Mont Bleu comes to the rescue with business card holders emblazoned with Swarovski Elements.

Business Card Holder

Business Card Holder

Mont Bleu says, “We brought a fresh look at the highly underestimated personal accessory, a business card holder. Sleek and functional design combined with high-quality hand-decorating work will add an unforgettable attitude to your image.  Get your own chic accessory right now, whether it’s a gift or you want to treat yourself.”

inside

inside, beautiful black velvet

The outside is so pretty with the black, pink, and white crystals in a floral pattern.  The inside is impressive too – it’s not just plain metal, it’s a comfy looking black velvet that looks luxurious and impressive when you open the card holder.

even better with cards!

even better with cards!

And check out how fantastic it looks with my cards inside! It holds probably 20 cards easily. I love how I was able to coordinate the outside of the card holder with the colors of my cards. Mont Bleu has eleven different choices from completely plain to total BLING (around $25US) so take a look – I know there is a perfect choice for you.

*samples were sent for review