Besides great literature (on her Kindle), gourmet food, freerice.com, and Woody Allen movies, my mother loves beauty products. She's a discerning critic though, and there are only a few that are up to her high standards. The product has to work effectively, smell nice, and have an elegant texture in order to pass her test. Here's a list of some of her faves:
1.) Tocca Cleopatra Crema da Corpo (Body Cream): My mother raves about this wonderful grapefruit and cucumber scent. The lotion is luxurious, and the fragrance really lasts. Sometimes she even uses it instead of perfume. Get it at http://www.sephora.com.
2.) Caudalie Foaming Cleanser: With a light and airy texture, this cleanser removes makeup and smells like fresh green grapes. My mother seems to gravitate towards foaming cleansers, and this one is by far her favorite. Get it at http://www.sephora.com.
3.) Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30: My mother is fanatical about protecting her skin from the sun, which is probably the reason why she looks so youthful. With this Korres sunscreen that smells like watermelon, putting on sun protection is actually enjoyable for her. I bet that she'll be excited to learn that the same great formula now comes in a portable stick! Get it at http://www.sephora.com.
4.) Kerastase Oleo-Relax Controlling Elixir Serum: Though she claims to have very curly hair, my mother's shoulder-length brown hair is always very straight. She gets it looking sleek and shiny with a few drops of this serum massaged onto wet hair before blow-drying. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!
photo credit sunscreen: http://www.sephora.com
photo credit Oleo-Relax: http://www.amazon.com
photo credit foaming face wash: http://www.sephora.com