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Last minute Mother’s Day gift under $50 and even Free

12 May

It’s Mother’s Day and you don’t have a clue what to do!! Here are some ideas all for under $50…

If you have time to run to a department store:

Coach Sutton scarf-print small wristlet, $48, Gap raffia sun hat, $35, Dean & Deluca “Canary Diamond” candy ring, $28, Michael Kors photo key fob, $34, Bottega Veneta perfumed shower gel, $40, Anthropologie “Imperial” post earrings, $28, Old Navy crocheted chevron sweater, $25

Is she already on her way and you only have time to run to the nearest Rite aid:
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Night Cream with Cotton Extract, 2.8 Ounce – $14.99, Burt’s Bees Lip balm, tinted rose – $6.99 , Physicians Formula Bronzer & Blush 2-in-1 Glow & Mood Boosting, Bronze/Rose – $13.95

Or CVS

Essential Elements Candle, Lavender & Cedarwood – $7.99, 100% Pure Eucalyptus Seaweed Therapeutic Bath Salts – $19, Cargo PlantLove Botanical Lipstick Ageless – $20

Grab some flowers and a card while your out there!

NO TIME FOR THE STORE….

Make something for your mom. Get creative. You can make a wonderful card out of the materials you have lying around. Remember when you where a kid? You would make all types of cards and necklaces out of macaroni for your mom.

Cut out flower shapes and stick them on to your scratch paper. Color it in with bright colors. Draw cute doodles and write a sweet message to your mom in big font.

Go on to your computer and print out a picture you have of your mom and you. Stick it on to a colorful piece of paper. Make folds along the edges as if you are framing the picture. Write a nice message of Love and Happiness on the folds.

It’s ok you’re not Picasso, it’s ok it looks like a 3-year-old made it. You’ll always be your mom’s little prince and princess. Home-made gifts are always great to receive and may bring back fond memories!

Do a HOME-MADE FACIAL with you mom! If you have Coffee beans and unsweetened chocolate in your home you could whip up a Mother’s day COFFEE AND COCOA FACIAL  perfect for Mother’s day!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. finely ground espresso or coffee beans (I use my own grinder, but already ground coffee and even instant coffee work, too)
  • 4 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (your basic Hersheys is perfect here)
  • 8 Tbsp. dairy product. Choose whole milk, heavy cream, yogurt (must be unflavored!), almond milk or coconut milk. Use less dairy if you like a thicker paste. Substitutions are allowed: Try an egg instead of dairy if you are an egg mask lover, or substitute oils, such as olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil or almond oil if you have dehydrated skin. If using oils, halve the amount or it will be too runny.
  • 2 Tbsp. honey (if you have dry skin) or lemon juice (if you have oily skin)

Preparation:

If you have whole beans, finely grind beans in a grinder. Remember, beans should be finely ground so they don’t scratch your face. If you just made coffee, you can use the freshly brewed coffee grounds, although they won’t contain as much caffeine.Mix coffee and cocoa powder in a bowl.Add the dairy product and stir until a smooth paste forms. You can use less dairy if you like a thicker paste.Stir in the honey. (I like to warm up the honey in a warm water bath or in the microwave so it mixes better).Apply the paste to your clean face and neck.Let the mask dry.Wet a washcloth and press it to your face to loosen the mask, then rinse with warm water. If you have sensitive skin, you should avoid rubbing your face because the coffee grounds could potentially scratch your skin. It’s really up to you, you’ll get a feel for what your skin can take and how finely ground the coffee is.

You can store the leftover paste in the refrigerator for several days.

Have a GREAT DAY with your MOM!

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