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MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2016 | CRUELTY-FREE & SUSTAINABLE

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2016 | CRUELTY-FREE & SUSTAINABLE

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for those of you who are just now remembering and forgot to purchase the one who birthed you a gift, don't fret.  Instead of running to your neighborhood Walgreens to purchase animal-tested makeup or dashing to your nearest mall to raid Forever 21 of unethical cheap clothing, think again.  This post has three gift guides that are cruelty-free, ethical and sustainable. 


BEAUTY QUEEN: MOM EDITION

Sometimes all a women needs is some brightening face cream, blush and mascara to make her feel like a million bucks.  On Mother's Day — and every day for that matter  your mother should feel like nothing less than a millionaire.  These makeup products from Pacifica Beauty will enhance your mom's beauty while making sure her skin is healthy and hydrated.  

PRODUCT DETAILS

BB Cream | $17

Mascara | $16

Blush | $12

 

Pacifica Beauty is 100% vegan and does not test on animals; it's a beauty love affair.


CONFESSIONS OF A SHOP-A-MOM-A-HOLIC 

SHOP-A-MOM-A-HOLIC (NOUN):

A mother who shops for clothing, accessories and shoes until she drops

If your mom tends to walk downstairs looking ten-times more fashionable than you ever will, this is the look for her.    The ensemble combines mod. prints with chic silhouettes.  Not-to-mention, the "dress over pants" style is very in right now, in addition to the lace up flats.  So, not only will your mom be thrilled that you thought of her shopping addiction when picking out a gift for her, but she will be equally as thrilled that you chose a look that was in-trend. 

OUTFIT DETAILS

Dress | $35

Boyfriend Jeans | $110

(but you get 40% off with code "TREAT")

Shoes | $50

 

People Tree, Banana Republic and Free People are all ethical and sustainable brands.  On top of ever-so-fashionable looks, what more could you ask for?


SIMPLY MOTHER'S DAY

Not all mom's love the over-the-top gifts, and what better way to show your appreciation than with a gift that screams, "today is your day."  Chocolate is the perfect way to win over her heart, especially if it's more delectable than your drugstore Hershey's bar. A relaxing face mask will not only soothe her skin for a night in, watching whatever is recorded on the DVR, but it will also allow her to feel like a queen for the night.  And while she's relaxing, sipping on some fresh-brewed tea will make her night a ten-out-of-ten and you'll be number one in her heart.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Face Mask | $8

Chocolates | $16

Tea | $9

 

LUSH Cosmetics is a cruelty free and vegan spa and beauty company


I know what I'm getting my mom this year, but do you?  Let me know in the comments below if you chose a gift on your own, or if you used my gift ideas as inspiration!  And don't forget to wish your mom a Happy Mother's Day.

SUSTAINABILITY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

SUSTAINABILITY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

BRUNETTE WITH A (SUSTAINABLE) BUDGET | WHERE TO SHOP + 2 LOOKS

BRUNETTE WITH A (SUSTAINABLE) BUDGET | WHERE TO SHOP + 2 LOOKS