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

#LatherUp with our Mother’s Day Giveaway! Lather with Lavender Soap Set

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In a perfect world, every single day would be Mother’s Day…but life is busy and it’s easy to take for granted all the amazing things moms do for us. Whatever you do, don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th, and take some care to choose the perfect gift to show your mom how much you really appreciate her.
#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway
A great gift idea that your mom will love is the Limited Edition Lather with Lavender Soap Set, a $30 value priced at $23. Inside the beautifully feminine packaging are three hand-cut, hand-poured soaps that feature lavender essential oil and a wooden soap dish. What makes lavender oil perfect for moms? It’s known to ease tension, insomnia, stress and even headaches. That sounds like a dream come true for pretty much every mom  I have ever met!!                                                                     PR sample
#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway

In addition to the soothing and relaxing lavender essential oil, each soap has a unique botanical blend. The Oatmeal Lavender Soap is made with 100% organic olive oil. The oatmeal is fabulous for dry and sensitive skin and this is a perfect soap for those who love working in their garden. This soap has the lightest scent of the three, with the earthy oatmeal balancing out the floral lavender.
Lather Oatmeal Lavender Soap

Lather Oatmeal Lavender Soap

Lather Oatmeal Lavender Soap

The Lavender Lime Soap is an intriguing combination of scents. This gorgeously green olive oil soap is a refreshing blend of citrus and floral, great for a guest bathroom since men and women will love it.
Lather Lavender Lime Soap

Lather Lavender Lime Soap

Lather Lavender Lime Soap

Lather Lavender Lime Soap

The third soap in the lavender-ific trio is the Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap.   What a fabulously unique blend! The rose geranium and tangerine essentials oils are very beneficial for extremely dry skin and this soap is so gentle it can even be used on the face (if scent is ok with you…these soaps are very fragranced).

Lather Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap

Lather Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap

Lather Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap

Lather Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap

I am in love with the totally zen bamboo wood soap dish that is included in the set – I feel peaceful just looking at it!  The slats mean the soap dries faster so it won’t cake up. Instead, the bar stays beautiful and lasts longer.

Bamboo wood soap dish

Bamboo wood soap dish

The Lather with Lavender Soap Set is a beautiful collection of soaps that every mom will love. Some great news is that Lather is celebrating moms and all the strong women in our lives by offering 20% OFF SITEWIDE for four days only. Pick up their Limited Edition LATHER with Lavender Soap Set as a gift, and stock up on your LATHER faves for you. This sale only lasts through 4/30/16.

It's time to #LatherUp and enter our Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway!

It’s time to #LatherUp and enter our Lather with Lavender Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  One lucky Beauty Info Zone reader will win this set for her mom…although whoever wins will be tempted to keep it for herself! This giveaway ends 5/10/16 and is US only. The two requirements to move on in the Rafflecopter: Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s email and comment telling us which scent you are are most attracted to. After that, do as many of the additional entries as you want. If the comment section decides not to cooperate, just email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Lather. Comment in the email and continue on. Good luck and #LatherUp!  – Lisa

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*item reviewed and giveaway courtesy of Lather.  #LatherUp!

I’m getting ready for Mother’s Day with Helen Ficalora jewelry

Mother's Day with Helen Ficolora

Mother’s Day with Helen Ficalora

Mother’s Day may not be until May 10th this year but that’s closer than you think. As a daughter, mother, and grandmother I don’t want to be caught last minute shopping because that means I’m buying something just to buy. Thinking ahead is the key, especially if you want to order online.

Helen Ficolora packaging

Helen Ficalora packaging

Helen Ficalora is a jewelry site with products that you and your mom will love. I am fortunate because they sent the perfect necklace as an example of their products. The packaging is wonderful and set to give as a gift. The red box with the perfectly tied ribbon and the inner boxes are beautiful and sturdy. (My crooked jewelry box is a long ago Mother’s Day gift from my sons.) You know just from the packaging that there’s quality inside.

MOM necklace from Helen Ficolara

MOM necklace from Helen Ficalora

Helen Ficolora MOM

Helen Ficalora MOM

My necklace is a Sterling Silver Mom Disk Charm on a Sterling Silver 18″ Fine Chain. It fits nicely in the crook of my neck. Stamped disk charms are available in 14k yellow gold, white gold, pink gold or sterling silver. The prices range from $55 for the sterling silver MOM to $185 for white gold or pink gold. There are a lot of options too so that all budgets and taste can be accommodated. They carry chains in 4 different lengths and the same four metals so you can really personalize what you buy.

some MOM options

some MOM options

helen ficolora 2Helen Ficalora is the jeweler that started the craze for alphabet charms and she has created so many special designs. You can choose add ons like the photo above or keep it simple like my necklace.

letter charms

letter charms

Just looking at one of their stores (NYC, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, Palm Beach, and Bridgehampton) has me drooling to go in and see the choices.

Helen Ficolora store in Bridgehampton

Helen Ficalora store in Bridgehampton

Palm Beach Helen Ficolora store

Palm Beach Helen Ficalora store

No matter what you are looking for – necklaces, rings, earrings, etc. – you’ll find a great selection at Helen Ficalora. Even though I have a lot of jewelry that I wear, something with MOM on it will melt my heart and surely your mother’s too.

What kinds of jewelry do you like best? — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 

Your mum says hi. Lush Mum Gift Set for Mother’s Day

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Yes, your mom does even more than a superhero, yet there’s only one official day of the year to recognize her for it.  You might as well go big and get her a bunch of treats that will help her finally relax: the Lush Mum Gift Set (54.95).  This gift set comes in a beautiful floral reusable tin.  If your mom is like mine, she will love how practical and pretty this gift is.

Lush Mum...just right for mom!

Lush Mum…just right for mom!

Lush Mum

Lush Mum

The Mum Gift Set has seven different floral-scented products, including two bath bombs, three bubble bars, a body lotion and a face moisturizer.  It’s everything your mom needs to smell amazing after a bit of pampering.

all the goodies!

all the goodies!

The Mum is a gift a bathing beauty will use for a long time as there are five different bath options, each of which can be used for multiple baths.  There are two bath bombs, the first being the Secret Garden Bath Bomb.

Secret Garden Bath Bomb

Secret Garden Bath Bomb

a little flower power for your mum

a little flower power for your mum

What is so secret about this bath bomb? The inside is stuffed with flower petals. Drop this in the tub for a garden scented volcanic eruption as rose absolute, sweet wild orange, and rosewood oils waft about the room. The top of the water is covered with foamy goodness, while the rose petals, marigold petals, and blue mallow flowers swirl underneath to soften the skin. This one requires some tub cleaning afterward, but your mom will think it’s no problem while she is in the zen state of bliss after a Secret Garden bath.

 The second bath bomb is the wonderfully meditative Inhale Exhale Bath Bomb.
Inhale Exhale Bath Bomb

Inhale Exhale Bath Bomb

first inhale...

first inhale…

exhale!

then exhale!

The pink inhale part fizzes up quickly, the scent of neroli making for a perfectly bright and fruity inhale.  The blue exhale part takes its time, and infuses the bath with a more contemplative scent of warm amber and sandlewood.   This unique bath bomb is one of Lush’s most popular items, so you can be sure your mom will love it.

The other bathing goodies include three very different bubble bars.  The first is the Rose Bubble Bar – could this be any sweeter?

Rose Bubble Bar

Rose Bubble Bar

Definitely enough for several baths, this bubble bar has a creamy, delicate rose scent that morphs into frothy bubbles.  It is actually the scent of the classic Amandopondo Bubble Bar, but with a beautiful pink color and some sexy shimmer.

The next bubble bar is the one named specifically for moms – The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar.

The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar

The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar

more flower power!

more flower power!

I just love The Mum , a reusable bubble bar on a stick. It’s a never-ending bubble bath with the best sort of packaging ever. I don’t know why, but everything always seems better when it’s on a stick!  Draw your mom a nice warm bath, then swirl this pretty yellow and orange flower around to create tons of bubbles that smell amazing.  This year The Mum has the sweet Honey, I Washed the Kids toffee scent that will put a huge smile on her face.

Mumkin Bubble Bar

Mumkin Bubble Bar

The Mumkin is so cute it deserves another photo!

The Mumkin is so cute it deserves another photo!

The Mumkin is Lush’s hybrid of a pumpkin and your mom.  The Mumkin, just like your mom, is very special – it’s only available around Mother’s Day. Crumble up the Mumkin and hold the pieces under running water to create mounds of velvety bubbles. It smells like raspberry, bergamot, lemon, and violets – pretty amazing. The eyes are chocolate drops, and the stick is a candy stalk. It’s tempting to try to eat this one, but it makes a much better bubble bath than a candy treat!

After bathing it’s time to slather on some body lotion, and Lush has included a nice big tub of Dream Cream just perfect for the job.

Dream Cream

Dream Cream

inside the Dream Cream pot

inside the Dream Cream pot

Dream Cream is a thick but not greasy body lotion that works for even the most sensitive skin.  In fact, it’s terrific for rashy, inflamed skin and chapped hands from too much gardening.  It has a lovely lavendar scent that isn’t overpowering.

Finally, faces need moisture too…and Lush Gorgeous will make sure your mom always looks stunning.

Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer

Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer

moisturizer to get gorgeous

moisturizer to get gorgeous

Gorgeous has cold pressed and organic oils that make it a mega-moisturizer for your face.  It is especially fantastic for those with very dry skin.  Ingredients include orange blossom honey, extra virgin olive and wheat germ oils for baby soft skin.  This is a deluxe sample size so your mom can try before she buys.

Your mom wants this.

Your mom wants this.

The Mum Gift Set from Lush is the supreme gift for bath-loving moms.  Hurry and get one before they are sold out!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration