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Mother’s Day Gift Guide


On the Go Mom. This would be my mom! Every time I talk to her she’s off doing something! She’s got energy that’s off the charts and no time to spare.

  1. Living Proof Dry Shampoo: I’ve already sung it’s praises many times (see post here) this stuff is magic! Mom is surely to love you for letting her in on the Dry Shampoo diamond in the rough!
  2. Ozone Primer Pencil: Reapplying lipstick all day is a PAIN. This lip primer makes it last and keeps it from bleeding. Bonus! Add a gorgeous lip color to go with it!
  3. Insta Dry Polish in Pink Blink: I have no patience at ALL when it comes to waiting for polish to dry. This stuff really does cure lightening fast! And it’s such a pretty color!

Trendy Mom. She got you into that lipstick, showed you that new song and knew about the royal twins before Kate did. Her gifts have to be a little more cutting edge.

1&2. Daisy Dream Parfume: This Marc Jacobs fragrance is SOOO yummy!  Ulta is running s special right now where they give you a free matching tote when you spend $40+ on fragrance! (and its not some half disposable looking thing either, its legit!)
3. Notebook. This speaks for itself I think. Guaranteed to bring a laugh and you can never have enough cute notebooks IMHO.
4. Soap & Glory Extreme Plump: OH MY GOODNESS! This plumper is megawatt! It doesn’t sting like some others I’ve tried it tingles instead. Plus it smells like that old mocha lip lites I used faithfully in middle school, total crowd pleaser.

Natural Mom. She’s into no-makeup-makeup & no fuss products.

  1. Naturally Pretty Essentials Palette: Gorgeous basics and the shadow quality is awesome. Plus the packaging is GORGEOUS.
  2. Rosebud Salve: This is the perfect amount of color and moisture for a lip that looks bare but better. Plus it smells lovely.
  3. Tarteist Blush Palette: Suuuuch pretty colors and some really soft ones for a totally natural looking flush. They last forever and have great pigment.
  4. Gold Filled Jewelry: I have found gold-filled Etsy shops I love and trust like Bellatrina to be PERFECT for giving jewelry. It’s high quality – meaning the gold won’t rub off and it will last forever. It’s created in small quantities in many designs – so she won’t see it on someone else and it will feel more personalized. It was made by hand and packages carefully by the owner & It’s affordable. Win Win Win. (also I actually meant this for classic mom but I put it in the wrong place while shooting! The photo was too pretty to alter though so natural mom gets it:)

Classic mom. She likes traditions, old movies and orders the same thing every time she goes to her favorite restaurant. You want to her have something thats a staple she’s gonna love for a loooong time.

  1. Pretty Honest: Love the book. Love the cover. Love the message.
  2. Capri Blue Volcano Candle: I know what you’re thinking. Oh thanks Cara for the tip! I could have neeever thought of a candle on my own. But hear me out! This is the yummiest smelling candle I’ve ever met and it’s smell is potent, long lasting and completely original. It doesn’t just smell like flowers or cookies like 90% of them it’s a fresh, spicy summery scent…wish I had a scratch and sniff I could insert here. Come on technology, hurry up on that one!
  3. Custom Cards: If you know a mom who has a favorite card game this is a FANTASTIC gift. The cards are custom so you can drag and drop your favorite family photos, create them in her favorite colors, or use her photos of all her favorite things (tulips, puppies or Ryan Gosling for instance) then they do the rest.

I teamed up with Ulta to give you these ideas! They also created an awesome gift guide of their own you can check out HERE.


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    Kiss & Make-up
    April 29, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Perfume is always a good choice for my mom, I bet she’d love Daisy Dream.

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    A. Cobb
    April 29, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Cara, if you or anyone you know likes high quality Etsy jewelry, check out this shop. The items are beautiful and versatile!

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    April 29, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Great Post Cara. I loved everything!

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    April 29, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I love instadry nail polish! It is the only stuff that I can actually get to dry without smudging it ha! And I have heard so many good things about Living Proof. 🙂

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    May 1, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    amazing ideas!

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    May 4, 2016 at 8:08 am

    This was so perfect! Thanks for helping me pick a sweet gift for my Momma! And happy Mother’s Day to you!

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    June 24, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Hi Cara, i found your blog pretty much amazing and thanks for sharing such a wonderful mother’s day gifting options.

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