Remember when you were small enough you would crawl into your mother’s lap and cry until the sadness and the boo-boo’s went away? Then there were the times when we went through our teenage angst and fought until our faces were blue about curfews or the poor judgement some of us made about our friend choices. Sometimes we’d say hurtful things because we were naïve to think we were always right and she was always wrong. All to the point where we almost forgot how incredible and blessed we were to have our mother in our lives.
Putting the dramatics aside, we remember those great moments, like the first time you picked up a lipstick or tried on her highest heels and looked through her closet to play dress up. Mama bear was the OG of style and beauty and wished every day you could grow up to be just like her. Or what about her ways to make Kraft Dinner seem like small potatoes with the amazing lunches and dinners she always made. I can never get my pasta sauce to taste the way she makes it! Which begs the question, how does she do it?!
Looking back, I’m truly thankful, I’m sure many of us are extremely grateful for all the love and support our mother’s have given us, teaching us the ways and pushing us to be our very best – even if that means to give you a bit of a push you always needed. Our mother’s really are our hero!
Now to go with her bad ass superhero exterior get your mom the fun gadgets and equipment she needs to really shine and combat any bad hair day! These are our top picks for Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.
Night of Pampering
Ok so maybe it’s not hair, but the feeling of battling another dirty diaper or spending sleepless hours working on a major project may cause some signs of stress and exhaustion to appear. Plus what mom doesn’t want to feel pampered after a long day of work. These fab masks by Naturally are fabulous as they help combat different concerns! For example, the Cucumber sheet masks Soothing – reduces puffiness and redness.
If sheet masks aren’t her thing, pick up the trio pack($19.95) or single mask pots ($15.95) by Body Drench. Creating the perfect facial is never easier than with this 3pc kit, containing 1 each of Black Charcoal Pore Refining Mask, Australian Red Clay Brightening Mask, Moroccan Ghassoul Rejuvenating Mask to detox, purify and brighten skin.
Black Charcoal Pore Refining Mask: is a powerful, deep cleansing mask that effectively purifies the skin. Black Charcoal magnetically draws out dirt, oil and impurities, leaving skin smoother and clearer.
Masks alone are great, but why not put an at home spa package together for your mom and fill up that tub with hot water and some bubbles and hook her up with an at home spa kit. Brompton & Langley Napa Valley 5pc Bath Gift Set($24.95) has a fresh and effervescent fragrance of grape and citrus to excite the senses. Let your senses take you on an exquisite journey from the fragrant hills of Tuscany, France and Napa Valley to the exotic beaches of Fiji and Santorini.
Happy Hour is From 4 to 6
Sometimes moms just need a glass of wine to unwind, but why not take it a step further and bring your moms favourite cocktail to her luscious locks? Color WOW had three new and unique “Cocktails” ($29.95) that fit every single hair battle and is meant for anyone who colours their hair.
Because chemicals in hair colour are notorious “evil-doers” that infiltrate healthy hair and corrupt the vital internal and external bonds that keep hair thick, supple and strong. It is critical to “intervene” with a Cocktail (ideally, every time after you shampoo and condition) to give hair a supplemental, bond-building boost. Count on the “secret agents” in Color Wow Cocktails to help strengthen, thicken or renew elasticity and suppleness… and keep your colour feeling wow.
Color Wow Kale Cocktail:Break up with breakage! Strand-strengthening kale cocktail is clinically proven to make hair 2x stronger with just one use!
Color Wow Carb Cocktail:Ground-breaking “bionic tonic” bonds a high carb complex to hair’s surface. Instantly adds mass and volume to fine, thin compromised hair.
Does your mom love to wear her hair straight or wavy/curly? Look no further, our GS Professional tools will kick any bad hair day to the curb! GS Tools is the maker of GS Professional, a line of hair appliances exclusively available at Trade Secrets and select Glamour Secrets beauty shops in Canada.
GS Professional CurlFlex Iron is a tapered 0.75-1.25″ clipless, curling wand. The tourmaline infused ceramic-coated barrel delivers ionic benefits. The ceramic heater uses far infrared technology to reduce heat damage while styling. The CurlFlex offers many styling options from medium to loose, and wave to curl. This curling wand is suitable for all hair types. Now 30% off for a limited time.
GS Professional Infrared Flat Iron 1″ Highly efficient, fast acting, non-toxic and non-allergic. Keeps hair healthy by sealing in moisture and adding silky shine. Kills bacteria and odour, protecting hair from more damage. Now save $70 for a limited time.
Or how about giving your mom that iconic Wonder Woman blow out with a brand new hair dryer? It’s all in the way you style (without the damage) .
Avanti Ultra Dryer 6000 tourmaline, a natural source of negative ions and far-infrared heat, dries hair from the inside out, preserving moisture, adding a healthy shine and a smooth finish. Now save $80 for a limited time.
The Wet Brush ($18.95) is a detangling pro and will seriously change the way your mom brushes her hair. The bristles’ flexibility enables protective and pain-free detangling while the SofTips™ on the very top of the bristles massage the scalp to stimulate circulation at the follicle. They are firm enough to comb through knots, yet flexible enough to be gentle on the scalp. Now in a limited edition Water Colour exterior, comes in pink, purple and yellow.
Passion for Life
Currently we’re running a giveaway over on our Instagram and Facebook (don’t miss out, we are announcing our winner on May 15 at 8pm).
Pai-Shau means Passion for Life and we will always be thankful for the passion of life our moms have given us. So thank her with a Hydrating Ritual from Pai-Shau to make her hair shine as strong as her love.
These products infuse the hair with their Signature Tea Complex in combination with a proprietary emollient blend of rice amino acids, hydrolyzed oat proteins and a rare blend of high-performance cationic polymers that work together to hydrate, strengthen, protect and add incredible shine.
Be honest, does your mom shower in the morning and have no time to dry her hair because she’s driving the kids to school to catch the first bell, or running late for a meeting and leaves her hair soaking wet? Fear not, Powder Dry Me by DesignMe($19.95) is a “Blow dry in a flash mist!”Power Dry.ME is a lightweight micro-emulsion mist that forms a thin layer around hair fibers creating better cuticle alignment, better air flow, and less water entrapment. Excess water beads and is repelled, allowing for up to a 50% faster dry time.
Or if the Dry Me isn’t her cup of tea and just needs help with volume, Puff Me($19.95) is it’s greater equal. Sometimes the best things come in small packages. You certainly did! This small bottle, packs a lot of power. Just aim, shoot, and puff the volume of your hair with lasting hold for late nights and early mornings. Puff.ME gives you versatile control so you can create a messy, textured look or add another pump for insane volume.
Going back to when we picked up our mother’s favourite lipstick and either smushed it to smithereens drawing pretty pictures (most likely scribbles) on the bathroom mirror or all over our face pretending to be exactly like mommy, why not pick up her favourite shade or one that brings back those memories. Deca Mineral Lipsticks($17.95) are packed with nutrients to revitalize your lips. Deca Mineral Lipsticks are rich in pigments for looks that last, and hydrates your lips to give you the perfect pucker.
Or think about how she never leaves the house without looking like a fine glass of wine with her makeup perfectly in place. Help her get that flawless finish with some UltraSoft PhotoFinish($69.95) makeup brushes by Relaxus Beauty. They come in a pack of 5 flat oval makeup brushes from a great price. For real, these brushes are soft like a puppy and who doesn’t love puppies? Just one touch and your mom will forever be in love. Oh yeah, they make your makeup look extremely flawless with an airbrushed finish!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Don’t forget to enter our Mother’s Day contest. Double you chances of winning by entering both on our Facebook and our Instagram. Follow us and Pai-Shau and tag your mama bear and let her know how thankful you are to have her a mother like her!