cruelty free Cruelty Free Mother’s Day Gift Guide April 27, 2019

Hey my loves! Mother’s Day is on May 12th and I wanted to make a gift guide featuring cruelty free products to help you out when shopping for gifts this year! I decided to break it into three categories: fragrance, skincare & body care – so you’ll be able to find something that your Mother will love! These are all different price ranges too so I’m sure something will fit into your budget. I personally love shopping at Ulta for beauty products since they always have a coupon available and typically have some pretty great deals. Right now, if you spend $40 on fragrance, you’ll get a free tote with your purchase!

Fragrance


Marc Jacobs Daisy Roller Ball Trio Box – $45

I think that roller ball sets are a really nice gift! You get the option to try out a few different fragrances without having to buy a full sized bottle or get a tiny sample. This makes it easier for someone to really try out the fragrance to see if they like it. I personally LOVE the smell of the Daisy perfume. I haven’t tried the other versions, but I’m sure they smell great too!

DefineMe Fragrance Roller Ball Sampler Set – $21

Here is another roller ball sampler set. I haven’t tried DefineMe yet but I’ve really wanted to after hearing a review from Rhian HY! I think this would be a good gift because there’s lots of different scents to choose from so there has to be one in there that she’ll like…maybe she’ll even share with you! I also love the illustrations and “personality” that they’ve given each fragrance.

Harvey Prince Hello Perfume – $57

So this fragrance isn’t available at Ulta, but I just had to include it. I got a sample of “Hello” in a box from somewhere and I absolutely fell in love with it. It is such a gorgeous scent and it’s definitely perfect for Spring. Harvey Prince is cruelty free & vegan and I like their philosophy.

Skincare

Andalou Naturals Age Defying Kit – $19.99

Skincare is important no matter what your age is. I think that this age defying kit would be perfect as a Mother’s day gift! This kit includes a cleansing milk, a toning refresher, an enzyme mask, a peptide perfecting cream and a night repair cream – everything you’d need to start a new skincare regime!

The Body Stop Drops of Youth Set – $49

This is also a good set to get into a skincare routine! I love The Body Shop and so does my mom, so I know that this would be perfect for her. It comes with a youth concentrate and and a face cream.

Michael Todd Beauty 3-in-1 Anti-Aging Eye Corrector – $89

So this is the most expensive thing in this gift guide, but I do think that it’s worth the price. I got my sister a Soniclear from Michael Todd a few years ago for Christmas and she loves it – so I know that Michael Todd is a reliable brand. So this set come with an intensive eye cream treatment meant to reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. This set also comes with a rechargeable Sonic eraser which is an “infusion” device that will make your products reach the deeper layers of your skin.

Body Care

Ulta Beauty Coconut Cream Body Wash – $9.50

You can never go wrong with giving body wash as a gift! It’s frustrating when you run out without realizing and don’t have any back ups to use (unless this only happens to me? hm…) I’ve tried this body wash before in a travel size when I went on a cruise. It smells great and works well – they have other scents too so pick what your mom would like best! These are a great alternative to Bath & Body Works who are NOT cruelty free.

Ulta Beauty Peppermint Moisturizing Foot Balm – $12.50

 This is unfortunately sold out while this post is going up, but try to see if you can find it in your local Ulta store! I think this would be a great item to throw into a pedicure basket that you could easily gift your Mom. Grab a couple nail polishes (I suggest ORLY or Wet N Wild!), a nail file or two, and a bath salt so she can soak her feet. The possibilities are endless!

Ulta Beauty Brightening Vitamin C Body Scrub – $18.50

I looooove body scrubs. I think this one would be perfect as a Mother’s Day gift. You could also add this to a basket with some lotion and a new pair of slippers for a personalized gift!

That’s it for the Mother’s Day Gift Guide! I hope you enjoyed the post. Did anything in this guide spark your interest? Let me know 🙂 Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Ulta Beauty and does not contain affiliate links.

life, lifestyle, review GhostPillow Review * March 27, 2019

Hey my loves! I am so happy that it’s finally starting to warm up a little bit in Massachusetts. It’s making it a little easier to get out of bed in the morning, but I can’t only credit the Spring weather. I’ve been trying out this new pillow from GhostBed and it’s really made a difference in my sleep.

First Impressions

When you open up the box, you’ll be surprised at how well a pillow can be packaged! It was wrapped in branded tissue paper and had a nice dust (I suppose that’s what you’d call it?) cover to it. I like that their logo is embroidered into the pillow but I was worried that it was going to interfere with my sleeping, but you won’t even notice that it’s there. I’m a sucker for packaging, so it needs to wow me.

Sleep is so important!

It’s even more important to wake up feeling well rested and refreshed! I like a pillow that’s not too soft but not too hard, something that isn’t bulky or too petite. I’ve always been a fan of memory foam pillows but noticed that some of them would make my neck hurt in the morning because they were too bulky. I tried ones that were thinner but I still woke up with a sore neck. I haven’t experienced any of that since swapping pillows so I’m super pleased.

Cooling Technology in a Pillow

I’m thankful that GhostBed sent me their pillow to try out because it’s seriously perfect! It has cooling technology in it which is so neat and not something I realized I needed. Who knew that you needed a pillow to keep you cool? The pillow is also engineered to keep your head supported without overextending your neck. No need to fluff your pillow to get a good nights rest! I will definitely be purchasing one of these for my boyfriend since he and I have been fighting over it – that’s how good it is! I would also like to point out that they have a 101-Night Sleep Trial which is an awesome perk! The pillow also comes with a 5-year warranty, even better.GhostBed also has mattresses, bedding and accessories. Definitely check them out if you’re in the market for any of those! I highly recommend them. With every purchase you get free shipping, AND a warranty on your product. It’s a win-win.

If you’re in the market for a new pillow that you won’t recommend, I definitely recommend the GhostPillow!

I hope you enjoyed the post and that you’ll check out GhostBed!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Disclaimer: Yes, these products were sent to me to review on behalf of GhostBed and this post is sponsored. Sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in any way. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all for giving 100% honest reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, the item was sent to me, or I purchase if myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.

review, skincare Kino Coconut Lilikoi Body Lotion Review * March 3, 2019

Hey lovelies! Today’s post is a review on this body lotion from Kino! Kino is a brand that sells hemp-derived CBD skincare products. Their products are cruelty free, paraben free, gluten free and all natural – and I’m in love with this hand and body lotion that I’ve been trying out.

You’ve probably heard of CBD before and might be wondering what it is and what it can be used for. It’s derived from hemp and it has some pretty great benefits – it cannot get you high, since it doesn’t contain THC. People use CBD for pain control and to relieve anxiety!

This lotion smells absolutely incredible and absorbs so quickly into the skin. I personally hate when lotions leave you sticky and take forever to absorb. Since this product has CBD in it, it promotes the body’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial response and the kukui nut oil, macadamia oil, and other oils in it helps to lock in moisture and soften the skin – which is something we all need during these cold winter months.

I love using it on my legs after shaving! It doesn’t burn my skin like some other lotions do after shaving and it leaves my legs so smooth and soft. It’s overall just a really great lotion that I highly recommend.

I hope you enjoyed the post! Have you ever used anything with CBD in it? What are your thoughts? 🙂 Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Disclaimer: Yes, these products were sent to me to review on behalf of Kino and this post is sponsored. Sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in any way. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all for giving 100% honest reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, the item was sent to me, or I purchase if myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.