While we try to honor our moms all 365 days of the year, every May, we do a little something extra for the women who bought us our first lip glosses, soothed our teenage breakouts, and helped us choose the most gentle cleanser for our sensitive skin. Now it’s time for us to return the favor.
Take a peek at what these Birchbox daughters picked out this Mother’s Day, and pick up a few gift ideas along the way.
Dana Halpern and her mom
"My mom is a huge proponent of skincare and beauty! Thanks to her, I know that it’s just as important to wash and moisturize twice a day as it is to throw on some extra eyeliner and eye shadow before I go out for the night. She LOVES the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab set (she even had me purchase it for some of her friends!), so I know that it would be a perfect gift for her for Mother’s Day.”
If you haven’t heard of the online comedy series SRSLY (pronounced “seriously”) yet, let us be the proud first folks to introduce you. If you have heard of it, then you’ll know why we love the two brilliant NYU and Upright Citizen Brigade alumnae behind it. Alexandra Fiber and Danielle Gibson’s short, snappy videos are loosely based on their 20-something lives in New York. The hilarious moments adeptly touch on experiences that many of us have every day. All this week, they’re sharing their beauty inspirations in their typical witty style.
Alexandra shares a bear hug with her mom, Elaine.
We have great relationships with our moms—we love them and respect them not only as terrific moms, but as stylish fabulous ladies. Which is why we decided to go straight to the source and ask them for their best tips and tricks. Meet Danielle’s mom, Jane, and Alex’s mom, Elaine.
Hi, Moms. What tips would you give your 25-year-old self in regards to skin care?
Elaine: Get a great cleanser and toner and use them everyday. You don’t have to spend a lot of money—I use Aquaphor and witch hazel from the drugstore.
Jane: Try to stay out of the sun and away from junk food—Big Macs and stuff. But you’re going to inherit your mother’s skin, it’s all genetics anyway, so it doesn’t really matter.