By Laura Medina
For all the selfishless acts moms have done for us, Mother's Day is payback for her.
We know in our hearts, in reality, in her heart, she knows deep inside this Sunday is the one and only day she has every right to be pampered and spoiled.
With Century City's Bloomingdale's help, you don't have to wait until adulthood to spoil her rotten. In a kind gesture, Bloomingdale's has teamed up, again, with Downtown Women's Center to promote their MADE by DWC Merchandise.
The Downtown Women's Center helps shatter that painful, humiliating cycle of abuse, poverty, and homelessness by providing safety, shelter, arts and crafting with retail management training, store merchandising expertise, and product development skills, so that these women can establish and provide themselves with a productive, self-reliant future.
Honoring Mother's Day, Century City's Bloomingdale's has set up a DWC pop-up shop where even actual kids still in elementary, junior high, and shot even, high school, can afford to buy $5 all-natural soy candles and $7.50 beautifully fragrant soaps for their mommies.
For the more mature children, they can buy their wise moms handcrafted diaries, journals, and memo pads for $16 where she can jot down wise motherly advice and experiences to pass onto the next generation.
Each and every penny from the DWC pop-up shop goes back into supporting this women's shelter and for better lives.
If you want something more exquisite and extravagant...but still with heart and soul...or you need a "Make-up Mother's Day" gift that will last through-out Summer, Bloomingdale's in Century City is gradually releasing a few Space NK items, celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Julibee and the London Olympics.
Starting on the left, Space NK developed In Peace Eau de Parfum, infused with the top notes of Pimento and Freesia, wafting down to a middle notes of French Iris, soft Mimosa and creamy suede then releasing to the bottom notes of White Musk, Sandalwood and Tonka Bean.
10% of net profits from the sale of each bottle will go directly to Women for Women International, supporting women war survivors in assisting them rebuilding their lives, learn vocational skills, and promoting peaceful communities. For every 44 bottles sold at Space NK, the company will be sponsoring one woman through the full year-long program.
In the middle, is Space NK's Beautannia “Brighton.” Play on "Beauty" and "Britanna," Space NK explores the beauty of Britain while using fragrance as travelogue. Their current stop is Brighton, the seaside resort where Brits traditionally go for a "holiday." The Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Body Cream, Bath Oil, Candle, Soap and cosmetic & toiletry bags collection evoke an esoteric mix of sea moss and orris dance playfully with grapefruit, neroli and a tease of cooling mint on sun-kissed skin. A misty, floral whirlpool offsets a final earthy green backdrop of musk, amber and vetiver.
On the right, Space NK brings back the Lipstick Queen, Poppy King, celebrating the American woman in her Liptropolis. Volume 1 in her new Lipstick Library series, This storybook collectible trio of three lipsticks is inspired by the women of Manhattan. Soho (the fashionable red), Central Park (the refined peach) and Upper East (the elegant nude) makes up your mom's Summer lipstick wardrobe.
Space NK exclusive, Rococo Rock & Royal Red, White, & Blue Trio nail polishes created by Rococo founders and sisters Ange & Vernice Walker, is a wise Summer investment. They celebrate both the Queen’s Jubilee and London Olympics and a great and quick patriotic the Fourth of July treat. This is something your mom can swipe through-out the whole Summer season.
The cosmetic line's namesake, Susan Posnick.
If your mother is more down-to-earth and honest, let's face it, she wants makeup she can use.
This is where veteran makeup artist, Susan Posnick, comes in. She is the one of the forerunners in mineral cosmetics, cosmetics with sunblock, and powdered sunblock...and ones infused with antioxidants and vitamins. After almost losing her face to skin cancer ten years ago, Susan knew she had to do something. She was one of the pioneers in developing a powder foundation that doubles as a light and refreshing sunblock in a travel-ready and ecologically refillable tube with a brush.
Her first invention, the COLORFLO mineral foundation, started it all and formed the basis of her entire safe, healthy, and protective mineral cosmetic line.
Susan Posnick Cosmetics developed a cult following among the jet-setting celebrity young moms globe-trotting the world with their own tykes or just car-pooling from school to karate class. A hot, young mom calls this, "mommy makeup." Another one coined it, "dashboard makeup," where she stash it on the dashboard then swipe it on her and the kids.
Her multi-use ColorMe blush and eyeshadow comes with a nifty lid with a buffer on one side and a mirror on the other. Pat, pat, dab, dab.
Susan Posnick's ColorEssential Lipstick contains Paracress, a sustainable South African plant with antioxidant properties that continually rehydrates the lips and reduces the appearance of fine lines. In other words, the more you smack your lips together, the more her lipsticks keep your lips moist. What a money and time saver.
With this cornucopia of gifts and makeup from $6 to $64, there is always something for someone's mom.
There are no longer any excuses to not treating her to something.