Posts Tagged ‘mom’




Every November I start sifting through all of the holiday gift sets. Obviously, it’s one of my most favorite pastimes! Then I narrow it down to the best of the best and start my holiday shopping. Naturally as I’m curating, I always find a couple of gems that find a home in my vanity no matter how hard I try to gift them!! Anyway, let me be your Santa’s helper and share my favorites:

FOR YOUR SISTER: Not sure if Charlotte knew these were my three favorite shades, but I squealed when I got my hands on (1) this mini set of lipsticks in Penelope Pink, Bitch Perfect and So Marilyn, and so will your sister! She’ll also love (2) this gorgeous set of ten mini polishes and its adorable presentation if she’s especially girlie.

FOR YOUR BESTIE: She will love (1) this Tarteist contour palette because it literally is a paint-by-numbers slenderizing genius and has shades for all skin tones. She will also die for (2) this scrumptious, high pigment, high gloss set in the prettiest shades ever.

FOR YOUR MOTHER: If your mom is anything like my mom, she is a fanatic about hand cream. So I know she will love (1) this limited set of 5 greatest hits that she can keep all over the house, in the car and in her handbag! Also, your mom probably doesn’t know about (2) this magic in a bottle and will forever thank you for introducing her to it. You can get the smaller one and she can buy the bigger one for herself when she becomes a convert. It keeps her skin ultra-hydrated and she’ll get complimented all day long that she’s glowing. Just be prepared to want to borrow it constantly!

FOR YOURSELF: It’s hard to believe that Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb came on the scene ten years ago and the best way to celebrate is with (1) this truly-special piece-of-art limited edition bottle. It makes your bathroom so feminine and smells divine. And (2) this Parisian-inspired limited edition palette is just too hard to not keep for yourself! It has 18 of my favorite eye shadows, Better Than Sex mascara, my favorite eye shadow primer, a pretty pink longwear liquified lipstick, two bronzers, a blush and a highlighter for a ridiculously-low price.

So now that you know mine, what are yours? Please share any gift sets or limited edition palettes or cult favorites in the comments below!



A little stumped on what beauty pressies to shower your mom with this year?
No worries, TBD has your back. When we think of how hard moms work all year
long, the gift solution is simple…PAMPER PAMPER PAMPER.  Nine times out of
ten, these are the kinds of things a mom would rarely buy for herself, so
get it for her!  Show that special role model in your life just what she
means to you with some of these luxurious treats!

Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oils: This little
gift set is pure genius.  Aromatherapy Associates has put together an
entire collection of their cult bath oils, in miniature sizes, to cover
everything from relaxation to revitalizing. Bath time: sorted.

Kate Spade Live Colorfully
: Look at this little addition to mom’s vanity top…and it smells amazing to
boot. With top notes of pink water lily, mandarin, and star anise, this
scent will color her world.  Plus, nothing says special quite like Kate

Nest Candle in Moroccan Amber:  Candles are a
classic gift and Nest offers some of the best. This Moroccan Amber scent is
delish and luxurious. A perfect way to set the scene for some pamper time!
A fun little add-on is this Apothecary Bottle Matchstick

(with striker on the bottom)…so chic!

Pai Rosehip Collection: We love this facial nourishing duo from Pai. It comes with their amazing
Rosehip BioRegenerate Facial Oil (you know how much we are digging facial
and a Rosehip Face Mask + muslin cloth. Perfect for nourishing mature skin!

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder: Mom can
swirl this powder all over to brighten and hydrate! (This powder is packed
with sodium hyaluronate…a moisture magnet!) Double duty.

Rita Hazan Root Concealer: This is the best
little spritz for covering some of those pesky gray roots that peek through
between hair appointments. Mom will love you for teaching her about this one!

Fig + Yarrow Bath and Body
: Pretty much everything she’ll need for the ultimate pamper sesh all in one
kit. It includes:  Floral Milk Bath, Pink Love Bath, Salts, Mustard Bath
Soak, Meadow Bath + Body Oil, Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub, and an Alpine
Pumice Foot Treatment. We love the quality of these treats. LUXE.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Shadow Stick: This is
the one-color-lid-wash wonder. One sweep of this creamy eye shadow all over
the lid and done. Fuss free mom’s will dig it!

Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment: Post lip scrub,
mom can slather this on for an over-night treatment. She’ll wake up to
super soft smackers!

Sara Happ Red Velvet Lip Scrub: Soft lippies are
in your mom’s very near future! This had us at red velvet…not to mention
essential to prepping lips for rocking a bold lipstick!

Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil: A mani essential to
keep dry cuticles at bay! A few drops + a pretty polish and mom’s tips are

YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation: Another
double duty wonder from YSL. Skincare + an amazing dewy finish foundation
for mom’s flawless face.

Restoresea Renormalizing Serum: This stuff is good skin in bottle and perfect for mom! It lightens,
brightens and hydrates for a flawless face. Highly concentrated skin-loving
ingredients make this for a great addition to a night time skin care
routine. Hey momma!

Crabtree & Evelyn Mini Trio: Tucked inside this
gorgeous little bag are some mini treats for mom. Tarocco Orange,
Eucalyptus and Sage favorites for hand and body. Perfect for a travelin’

Dior Powder Brush: Every woman wants to channel
Marylin Monroe while dusting on some powder. She can do just that a la this
luxe Dior face brush!

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Body Butter: Laced with
loads of argan oil for uber soft skin…and the vanilla apricot scent doesn’t
hurt (quite the opposite actually, its amazing).

Makeup Forever Camouflage Cream Palette: This bad
boy can combat any facial woe from dark circles, redness and hyper
pigmentation. All mom’s quick fixes in one convenient place.

Conair Double-Sided Makeup Mirror: Mirror mirror!
An essential tool for mom’s primping routine (especially handy for plucking
those tiny brow hairs). This vanity table top must-have is practical and
looks super retro!

Got any favorites you think we missed? Would love if you shared them with us below. Happy gifting!!