Sunday will mark my first Mother’s Day ever. How weird it’ll be to be one of the women celebrated on this day. Weird, but pretty awesome.
If you’re new to the mom title, you can totally relate to the fact that it’s extremely difficult to squeeze in beautifying. You’re too busy fussing over everyone else. Showering is an accomplishment. Being able to blowout your hair, apply an actual makeup “look” and keep up with brow shaping, bikini line grooming and all of that stuff is pretty much a thing of the past. Am I right?
It’s led me to start fantasizing about beauty products and treatments even more than usual. So, here are the six items I’d treat myself with, if I were doing the shopping…
I’ve been using the new Tocca Crema da Mano Luxe in Bianca, $20, which smells divine – it’s a blend of green tea and lemon – and the tube is gorgeous. But, I’m also hoping get my hands on their newest fragrance, Tocca Liliana Eau de Parfum, $68. It’s inspired by The Great Gatsby (what isn’t these days) and includes notes of Italian bergamot, gardenia, white peony and sandalwood.
No. 2: Watermelon Vodka-Tini Body Duo at The Huntington Spa, $190 (Regularly $240)
This delicious duo, a special treatment the spa is featuring for spring, includes a 30-minute watermelon/basil sugar body scrub followed by an hour-long massage that involves sparkling citrus cilantro lime oil. If that doesn’t sound like heaven, know that the beautiful spa is housed in the fabulous Langham Hotel in Pasadena. I might never come home if this gift comes my way.
No. 3: Marc Jacobs Honey
While this fragrance doesn’t launch until summer, I’m already adding it to my beauty wish list. How can I not. The bottle is seriously cute.
No. 4: DryBar Box of Blowouts, $170-200 (for 6 blowouts)
When my hair looks great, I feel fantastic. That’s why I’d love to get a 12 pack (OK, I’ll settle for a six pack) of blowouts from the DryBar. Their blowouts can’t be beat, and they happen to have a location across the street my office – bonus!
No. 5: Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $70
While this doesn’t seem like the most glamorous gift to get, it’s surely an essential one. It’s my all-time favorite concealer and I’m totally out. The price tag is the only thing holding me back from ordering it this minute. But, I know it’s so worth it. This might just be my Mother’s Day gift to myself. The dark circles I battle these days can only be fully masked with a concealer of this quality.
No. 6: Kate Somerville The Ultimate Kate Facial, $296
My skin has been a mess lately, mostly due to breakouts, so I’m in need of a seriously hard-working facial. Kate Somerville’s clinic is the best. I would love to spend some quality me-time at the gorgeous Melrose Place location and get better-looking skin in the process. While there, I’d absolutely pick up her newest sunscreen (pictured).
OK, your turn. What’s on your beauty wish list?