Last Minute Beauty Gifts for Mom.

With just a few days left to shop for that special woman in your life, I wanted to send out a reminder with more fab gift ideas for Mom. I shared a long list of Mother's Day Gift Ideas last week (in case you missed it) and the stores are ready with more ideas and displays with really cute ideas too. Here are a few more favorites that have caught my eye this year.

Happy Mother's Day

IT Cosmetics Ulta Fall In Love With Brushes Limited-Edition 3-Piece Set - $39.50
IT Cosmetics' brushes are some of my very favorite and this set contains 3 of the brands very luxe and best-selling brushes in an exclusive set. Densely packed and custom cut for precise application, these brushes are the utmost in professional quality. This set includes: The Love Your Skin Foundation Brush, The Love Your Skin Powder/Blush Brush, and The Love Your Skin Eye Shadow Brush. Buy it exclusively from ULTA stores or

IT Cosmetics Ulta Fall In Love With Brushes Limited-Edition 3-Piece Set

Eyelashes Coffee Mug - $18
I love everything on the Sweet Water Decor website and have bought many things from Designer Melissa. I love this mug with hand-drawn eyelashes on it and think it would be great to hold makeup pencils or makeup brushes in. Buy it exclusively from Sweet Water Decor.

Eyelashes Coffee Mug

WEN by Chaz Dean Spring Orange Blossom Cleansing Conditioner - $40
This cleansing conditioner is a limited edition blend that women obsess over for its almost healing properties to hair and scalp. It takes away the process of a standard shampoo/conditioner process by eliminating a sulfate or sudsy cleansing process. The result is frizz-free, manageable, just-stepped out of a salon hair. Buy it from or QVC.

WEN by Chaz Dean Spring Orange Blossom Cleansing Conditioner

PÜR Cosmetics Strobe/Highlight Palette - $34
The strobing/highlighting trend is not going anywhere and this luxurious palette makes it easy. With three coordinated shades in an advanced cream-to-powder formula that blends easily over the skin, these define more naturally than traditional powders. Any fashion forward Mom will know about this trend and will appreciate this thoughtful gift. It's one of those that she most likely wouldn't pick up herself. Buy it from Ulta.

PUR Cosmetics Strobe Palette

Making Healthier Beauty Choices with EWG VERIFIED™.

Thank you to EWG VERIFIED™ for sponsoring today's post. All opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

When it comes to making healthier beauty choices for you and your family, the Environmental Working Group is here to help with its newly launched EWG VERIFIED™ program. With so many beauty products out there, if you want to make a conscious decision about your products, you have a choice. Products with the EWG VERIFIED™ mark will meet EWG’s strictest standards for your health.

What exactly is the EWG VERIFIED™ program?

The EWG VERIFIED™ program is a fully transparent program in which all of the products that bear the EWG VERIFIED™ mark meet EWG’s strictest standards for your health. These products will list each and every ingredient on their label (even the fragrance) and avoid all of EWG’s ingredients of concern. EWG VERIFIED™ products follow good manufacturing practices, which we can all agree is very important.

Just some of the products that include the EWG VERIFIED™ mark include:

  • Beautycounter Nourishing Cleansing Balm
  • Biossance The Revitalizer
  • Celtic Complexion Celtic Complexion Crème
  • Cocoon Apothecary Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream
  • Cocoon Apothecary Eyewaken Eye Cream
  • Just the Goods Vegan Body Butter
  • Just the Goods Vegan Perfume Oil
  • Makes 3 Organic Lavender Cheek to Cheek Body Balm
  • Makes 3 Organic Orange Blossom Soap Bar
  • MyChelle Dermaceuticals Refining Sugar Cleanser
  • Purely Great Unscented/Citrus Cream Deodorants
  • Rejuva Minerals Pur' Lips Moisturizing Lipstick
  • Sally B’s B Quenched Facial Oil
  • Sally B’s Glossy Lip Gloss
  • Silk Therapeutics Eye Revive
  • W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick

I got to test a lot of these products and can recommend quite a few of them. I have my favorites, of course.

I was really impressed with MyChelle Dermaceuticals Refining Sugar Cleanser. As we transition from the colder weather into warmer weather (finally), a multi-tasking cleanser that gently exfoliates the skin is perfect this time of year. I like that this one uses natural sugar to do the exfoliating and transformed into a creamy, foaming lather. The Refining Sugar Cleanser is gentle enough to be used everyday.

I've also fallen for Beautycounter Nourishing Cleansing Balm in a big way. Enriched with good-for-you ingredients like Raspberry Seed Oil and Cranberry Seed Oil which hydrates along with Vitamin C to brighten, this balm melts into my skin. It comes with a cleansing cloth to help remove every trace of makeup. It is very luxurious.

For my eyes, I have been obsessed with Silk Therapeutics Eye Revive. This eye treatment uses real silk to greatly diminish under eye puffiness. Overtime, it will also help to reduce things like fine lines and dark circles. I like how it works on my puffiness. I can see it go to work after I let it set under my eyes for a few minutes. All I need is a very fine layer of product.


I've partnered with EWG VERIFIED™ to offer up a great giveaway where you can enter to win one of five beauty baskets full of EWG VERIFIED™ products! (Each basket has an estimated value of $540). Enter for a chance to win in the widget below.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of EWG VERIFIED™. The opinions and text are all mine.