Is it just me or is shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day gift a bit of a struggle? Like really, how are you supposed to find a gift that basically says “thanks for giving me life and being the best person ever?”. It’s just impossible to find a gift that meaningful. Lucky for us, Mom’s always seem to love absolutely anything you give them. They always think it’s too much, which makes spoiling Mom even better. Flowers are great, but they only last a few days. I love the idea of gifting Mom with a beautiful fragrance that will last for year’s instead of just days.
Check out a few of my favourite options below!
The new Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Blush Edition is housed in one of the cutest bottles I’ve ever seen. The Marc Jacobs Daisy scents are all so light and airy that it makes them really wearable and a good gift for just about anyone.
Notes: Violet Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Vetiver, Waterlily, Rose, Clean Musks, Bergamot, Freesia.
The newest scent from the Chloe collection is called Love Story. Chloe is my go-to fragrance. I find all of the perfumes so warm and sweet all at the same time. Plus, the bottles are so pretty they make for beautiful display items on a vanity. Chloe scents have lasting power, which I love. You can still smell it on your wrist at the end of the day, but they are never over-bearing.
Notes: Orange Blossom, Prunus Flower, Dewey Floral Accord.
Dolce & Gabbana Rosa Excelsa is housed in a beautiful frosted bottle and joins the floral family of the other Dolce fragrances. If you could bottle spring, this is what it would smell like.
Notes: Papaya Flower, Neroli leaves, White Amaryllis, White Daffodil, White water Lily, African Dog Rose, Turkish Rose Absolute, Cashmeran, Musk, Sandalwood.
Let me start by saying that I actually made the below macarons! Yes, that’s me bragging haha. Because, if you know anything about macarons, you know that they are one of the hardest recipes to master. I’ve definitely not yet mastered the recipe, but I did make these with some help from a Macaron Workshop at Le Dolci. This is my second time taking the class. The first time was part of a Pink the Town event and the second was for a friends birthday party. It’s a fun way to spend a girl’s day, bachelorette party or shower. This time, I even created a mini macaron doughnut (pictured below!). I also decided to put together the below Macaron Smoothie recipe. Mmmmm!
I loved using the gold flakes and a paint brush to create the gold effects on the pink macarons.
Did you know that almost all macarons are the same flavour? It’s actually the icing in the middle that gives the cookie it’s flavour. The macaron cookie is also rock hard when it comes out of the oven. It’s only after the cookie absorbs the moisture from the icing in the middle that it develops it’s soft, chewy consistency.
Macaron Smoothie Recipe:
1 Handful of Frozen Pineapple & Peaches
2 Cups of Almond Milk
1 Cup of Coconut Milk (skip this ingredient if you like your smoothie extra thick)
1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until fully mixed.
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for pretty packaging when it comes to my beauty products. Combine pretty packaging with natural ingredients and I’m definitely sold. When the newest Caudalie VINOSOURCE moisturizers landed on my doorstep, I knew I had to do something special with them. Housed in beautiful pink packaging, the 4 new moisturizers create an ombre effect when lined up on my vanity. There’s a moisturizer in this lineup for all of your needs. An Intense Moisture Rescue Moisturizer to use in the winter months when your skin is at it’s driest, a cool moisturizing sorbet for the summer months when you’re looking for something a little lighter, a mattifier for when your t-zone is oily, and a recovery cream for those times when your skin is looking a little red. It really is like a little moisturizer army that will have me covered all year long.
I fell in love with the famous Caudalie Beauty Elixir a long time ago. This facial mist has a cult following for a reason. It smells delicious and I love the way it makes my skin feel. The smell reminds me of a visit to the spa. I was so excited to learn that they have now introduced a limited-edition Organic Grape Water spray that gives the elixir a run for it’s money. I love facial sprays. I apply them in the morning straight out of the shower for the moisturizing benefits, again to set my makeup, again when I get home from a long day at work to refresh my face and then again at night before bed. They’re also great to take on the go in your purse to refresh skin during the day or to keep at your desk for when you start feeling sleepy or sluggish at work.
Grape Water is a favourite amongst makeup artists and celebrities because it hydrates and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It soothes rosacea, reduces redness and calms rashes. It can also strengthen the skins barrier. Check out the cute limited edition container below, perfect for throwing in your purse.
I’m so excited that one lucky reader is going to win the entire Caudalie lineup below!
To enter, simply follow @pinkthetown & @caudalie on social media (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook), find & click on the picture below and follow the instructions!
Contest closes April 15th.
Thanks to Caudalie for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.