This Mother’s Day, Treat Yo Self! 

Ever heard the saying, “love yourself, girl, or nobody will?” That’s my motto and anthem right before I swipe my debit card … just about every time. This Mother’s Day will be no different! I am a huge fan of treating yourself. My husband knows this, and actually probably thanks me deep down for taking the stress away from him during any holiday. I usually just show him what I bought myself and say … THANK YOU! He then rolls his eyes. It’s healthy pattern. Haha!

In all seriousness though, mamas, we work hard! So this year, instead of putting together a gift guide for you to buy something for someone else, we’re gonna chat about all the things I’m loving right now that you should totally give to yourself. Now, don’t get me wrong, you can still gift some of the special moms in your life, but I encourage you to … “treat yo self” too! 🙂

Here’s What I’m Buying Myself This Mother’s Day

I’m a huge fan of fashion, interiors, travel and beauty, so I am going to cover all my bases today and hopefully spark a little inspiration for you. A few of these are wishlist items that I’ll buy for the house, and the rest are items that I got recently or that will be on my doorstep in the coming days. Just in time for Mother’s Day! 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Fashion

It is no secret that fashion is my thing. As the weather starts to get warmer, I start thinking more and more about my wardrobe. I don’t really need to buy anything, but I’m adding a couple of staples to get me through the season.

Fabulous Sunglasses Chain

First up, this sunglasses chain by Veronica DeOre. She gifted this to me last month and it is my latest obsession. I added it to my $10 sunnies from Target and it completely changed the look. A few of you have asked about it too, so I’m adding it to this list. 

 A Great Hat For Summer

Next up, you need a great wide brim hat for summer. I could show you every dress in the world, but if you don’t accessorize yourself appropriately, you’ll blend in with everyone else! Have some fun, mama! I’ve been eyeing hats at Lack of Color, but if I’m being honest, I’ll probably save my money and buy one of these from Urban Outfitters or Asos. 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Home/Interiors

You guys know we just bought a house (more on that in the link), so I’ve been flipping through home magazines, Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. I want to change the lighting in every room in the house. This is an expensive project, so I’m taking it one room at a time.

First up, is the office. I found a light fixture on Wayfair that I LOVE! But my husband didn’t love the price. So I found a dupe on Amazon with great reviews. I can buy round bulbs so that it looks the same, and the arms can be moved to point different directions. Overall, the body is pretty spot on! 

Buying yourself a light fixture for Mother’s Day is super sexy, right? If that’s not adulting, then I just don’t know what is! 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Beauty

Having the right beauty products is important for any woman’s skincare + makeup routine. Thankfully, through my line of work, I have the opportunity to try a plethora of products. I’ve run out of a few items for my face, and will be replenishing for Mother’s Day! 

Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil –

I’ve raved about this in several other blog posts, but it’s time to restock! I love what this product does for my skin. It gives such a clean feeling and finish, without drying me out. 

Uncle Bud’s Hemp Body Wash –

I received this in a PR package, and loved it! It smells amazing and is super nourishing for your skin. The only problem … my kids love it too and have absolutely NO concept of how much to use at one time. The bottle lasted a week in my shower. Thankfully it’s not expensive. Why my kids are using my shower and not their own is a whole separate issue! #sendhelp

Beauty Blender –

I rebuy this product every few months or so. I am so bad about cleaning them on a regular basis, and usually end up just buying a new one. I do have the cleanser and when I remember to use it, it works wonders. I’ll link both. The beauty blender is a wonderful alternative to brushes (or your hands) if you want a smooth makeup finish on your face. It’s my preferred makeup application method. 

Body Oils –

I love using oils after my shower. It’s a great way to lock in moisture. You can also mix it with your lotion for an even deep hydrating effect! I have a few that I love, including Advanced Clinicals and Ahava. I am running low on both of these, so I’ll be rebuying this year for Mother’s Day! 

Fenty Beauty –

It’s time to restock my foundation. I like using this foundation in the summer time because of how matte my face stays with it on. In this Texas heat, this is important. Of course you can use setting powders, etc., but I do enjoy using Fenty in the summertime. 

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Travel

As a frequent traveler, there are a few things on my wishlist to make my next flight more comfortable. I am a bobblehead sleeper (LOL) and I have a love/hate relationship with sleeping on a plane. I love getting my rest, but I hate when I fall into a deep sleep and then my head jerks! It’s embarrassing! So I’m going to try this pillow and see what I think. 

This Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask could technically fall under beauty, but I’m excited to use this on my next flight. I learned recently that it’s not good travel fly with makeup on, so I’m going to give it a go and see what I think! 

 

I hope you enjoyed the preview of what I’m getting for Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to treat yourself this year. All photos are from my trip to Jamaica with Draper James. Photography by Maggie Armstrong! 

Have a great weekend! 

XO – Steph