I’ve learned firsthand that as a mom, my hands go through major manual labor- from washing bottles to folding laundry, to the point of cracking and rough skin. So when I was brainstorming gifts for my mom, I decided it was high time to treat her hard-working hands to some extra TLC with replenishment and fresh nail color to reward them for making it through the toughest and often thankless tasks.
My Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood Replenishing Hand Cream and I have been inseparable for weeks since my hands won’t let the tube get out of sight. The fresh scent has a touch of the tropics mixed in to remind me of summer travels to come. Amino acids and minerals effectively moisturize, and I find the thicker texture is more satisfying than so many runny lotions. The size is great since it’s compact and light enough to throw into any size bag and go! The light fragrance reminds me of an exotic white sand beach, a daydream any mom can indulge in.
Also, I’ve been loving Lauren B. Nail Couture for their fun summer shades, quick-drying properties and lasting ability. Sunset Blvd is what I’ve got on now, a chic and bright shade of pink that would be at home in LA or NYC! The brush is a pleasure to use, it’s almost like a makeup brush with its packed bristles and soft application. The line is eco- and vegan-friendly, so the polishes contain no formaldehyde, DBP, toluene or camphor, and I think it makes a difference in the health of my nails. I’m planning to give this to mom to spoil her a little, but I’m keeping a few shades in my makeup drawer as well!