Fresh Invites you to Celebrate Mother’s Day on May 7th


Fresh is hosting a Mother’s Day event on May 7th at Fresh Union Square with Co-Founder Alina Roytberg, where guests can customize their gifts with a Fresh spin on classics like a bouquet of roses, wine & spirits and chocolates & sweets.

 Celebrate Mother’s Day with Fresh Co-Founder Alina Roytberg and experience the warmth of gift-giving with indulgences from Fresh. Join Alina as she shares childhood memories of her mother and grandmother’s folk remedies and traditions that inspired bestsellers such as the Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish. Meet with Alina to customize the perfect present for Mom with a Fresh spin on classic gifts including:

A Bouquet of Roses– instead of a dozen roses, gift her with petal-powered Rose Face Mask and everyone’s favorite Sugar Petal and Sugar Rose Lip Treatments
Wine and Spirits– Help her unwind with Sake Bath Soak and Candle or champagne-inspired Citron de Vigne Eau de Parfum and Oval Soaps
Candy and Sweets– Rather than chocolates, treat her to honey and sugar-filled indulgences such as the luxurious Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask, Brown Sugar Body Scrub or Sugar Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil

Create Fresh memories this Mother’s Day, be among the first 20 people to spend $250 and receive two tickets to the Broadway blockbuster Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. Guests will also get a sneak peek at the NEW Sugar Tulip Lip Treatment SPF 15 for spring and enjoy a special Mini Oval Soap Gift set from Fresh.

WHO: Co-Founder and creative visionary behind Fresh, Alina Roytberg combines her passion for design with a love for beauty and skincare, using her incredible visual sense to render the outside of Fresh products as appealing as what’s found inside. It is Alina’s sensitivity to color and textural subtleties that make the Fresh aesthetic both familiar and completely modern.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WHERE: Fresh Union Square
872 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

RSVP: 212-477-1100

Is your mom the Best Mom on the Planet? Plus, Enter Planet Fitness Mother’s Day promotion and raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Limited Edition Planet Fitness Mother's Day T-Shirt ($10.00). All proceeds from the tee will go directly to BCRF.
Limited Edition Planet Fitness Mother’s Day T-Shirt. All proceeds from the tee will go directly to BCRF.

This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, Planet Fitness is hosting its fourth annual Mother’s Day promotion to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer. Now through May 15th, individuals can join Planet Fitness for just $10 down and then lock in membership at $10 a month. For each sign-up, participating locations nationwide will donate the $10 enrollment to BCRF. Since the inception of this promotion three years ago, Planet Fitness has donated more than $1 million to BCRF to support the organization’s important mission of raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.

“In the U.S. alone, unfortunately every 2.3 minutes a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer — a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend,” said Myra J. Biblowit, BCRF President. “To implement this program during the Mother’s Day holiday is a great way to make a difference and speak to women across the nation affected by breast cancer at such an alarming rate.”

In addition to this promotion, Planet Fitness is hosting a special “Mom Nom” sweepstakes, where participants can enter for the chance to win a year membership for themselves and a mom of their choice. Once lucky person will be chosen at random. Enter by clicking the image below.


To find a Planet Fitness near you or to join online, visit

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013

Sephora Favorites Bottled Dreams: Fragrance Impressions Sampler for Her – $50


This collection features six deluxe samples of Sephora’s most popular women’s scents, plus a full-size Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in What Aura Gonna Wear?. Your mom can choose her favorite scent, then take the enclosed certificate to any Sephora store in the U.S. to redeem it for a free full-size bottle of the fragrance of her choice (the voucher cannot be redeemed online).

The set includes:
– 0.25 oz BALENCIAGA Florabotanica
– 0.22 oz Coach Love
– 0.16 oz Gucci Guilty
– 0.17 oz Juicy Couture Couture La La
– 0.14 oz Lancôme La vie est belle
– Bonus 0.5 oz Sephora By OPI Nail Colour in What Aura Gonna Wear?

Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden Facial In-a-Box – $39.99

Give mom the ultimate pampering with a relaxing, anti-aging facial she can do in the comfort of home. Designed by the UK’s #1 day spa, Sanctuary Spa, the professional-grade skin treatment takes just 30 minutes, perfect for the busy mom who doesn’t make time for herself.

Mother’s Day Mirrored Compact, $5.00

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Your mom will love one of these stylish mirrored compacts, featuring mom-themed inscriptions.

Mommy to be pendants; $32.15


Give a special gift to an expecting mom. How could this cute pendant not make you smile?

Wet n’ Wild beauty’s Extraordinary #MOMents campaign


This year, Mother’s Day is May 12th, and Wet n’ Wild beauty is celebrating by collaborating with the Noreen Fraser Foundation (NFF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness of women’s cancer research and the importance of early detection. Through the Extraordinary #MOMents campaign, individuals can post a photo of their mom on Wet n’ Wild’s Facebook page with a special memory of what makes her amazing. For each #MOMent shared, Wet n’ Wild will donate $1 to NFF to support women’s cancer research.

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of influential judges including: Entertainment Tonight’s Brooke Anderson; Variety Magazine Publisher, Michelle Sobrino; Stella & Dot CEO, Jessica Herrin; Owner of Pur-lisse, Jennifer Yen; and, Celebrity make-up artist, Amy Rittiner. The winner and their mom will each receive a year supply of Wet n’ Wild makeup and a $100 Walgreens shopping spree. Two runners-up will receive Wet n’ Wild gift packages worth $100, and $25 Walgreens gift cards.

The campaign will run from May 1st through Mother’s Day, May 12th, 2013. Enter now here»

Sears Fall 2012 Preview

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and with the holiday fast approaching I was thrilled to attend Sears’ Fall 2012 preview, and check out the some of the hot new items that are being offered this season. I never really thought of Sears as a go-to place for beauty products, but I quickly learned that they offer many different cosmetics and fragrances at low prices that make perfect gifts.

I was very surprised at how much I loved the scent of Justin Bieber Someday EDP1.7 OZ/50ML, $45.00 at It has a light, sugary-sweet fruit scent that is addicting to women of all ages. I had previously stayed away from the fragrance when it first came out, because any product Bieber comes out with inevitably ends up in the hands of girls who use body glitter, have their hair in pigtails, and use crayons to imitate putting on lipstick. But, this scent’s energetic sweetness of juicy mandarin, pear, and wild berries; combined with flowers, vanilla and soft musk is worth a try. Also, check out the cute floral cap and super cute chain that comes with the bottle.

Justin Bieber Someday Justin Bieber Someday EDP1.7 OZ/50ML
Justin Bieber Someday Justin Bieber Someday EDP1.7 OZ/50ML, $45.00

I love doing my nails at home. I only splurge on salon visits when I’m going somewhere really special, and don’t have the time to dedicate to painting my nails myself. Sears carries a brand called Academy of Colour, which has a line of do-it-yourself nail kits for just $8.00, that include everything you need to create a French manicure or elaborate designs.

Academy of Colour also has a line of eye collections ($8.00 at Sears), that includes an application guide so you can get a gorgeous eye makeup look.

Academy of Colour Academy of Colour Party Eyes, $8.00

Another perfect gift is Jasmine La Belle Gold 23pc Cosmetic Beauty Journal. This makeup collection comes with 18 shades of eyeshadow, 2 blushes, 2 foundation colors, 1 applicator, and a mirror, all for just $4.98 at Sears! The cosmetic Beauty Journal looks like a cute little clutch, and is perfect for traveling , or for on-the-go beauty.

Jasmine La Belle Gold 23pc Cosmetic Beauty Journal, $4.98

After you buy all your makeup, why not put them in chic makeup pouches? These pouches sold at Sears for $20, are available in a set of three sizes, and already come tied with a bow. Now that’s a great gift!

Cute, Inexpensive Gifts for Mom – Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day – the one time of year I dread as I spend countless hours of the days leading up to it, mulling over what to get for my mom, who has everything and wants nothing. After weeks of wondering, searching, asking and now finally finding, I am relieved that I will be able to shower her with the perfect gift I’m sure she’ll adore (but what that gift is shall remain a secret in case she becomes technically savvy and figures out how to use the internet and read this blog). Anyway, during my search, I starting thinking that there must be plenty of other people out there going through the same thing, so I have scoured the web to find the best, inexpensive gifts that any mom would treasure and love to receive.

This chocolate gift set lets you wish your mom a happy Mother’s Day with beautifully decorated petits fours. Now that’s a sweet way to let her know how you feel!

Figi's Happy Mother's Day Petit Fours
Figi's Happy Mother's Day Petit Fours - $19.99 at

If you mom love flowers or gardening, then she will love this Watering Can gift set, featuring Sweat Pea, Bath & Body’s award winning fragrance. The tin comes filled with a full-size Signature Collection Shower Gel (10 oz.), Body Lotion (8 oz.), Fragrance Mist (8 oz.), and Bubble Bath (10 oz.) An adorable flower sponge and a Scentportable is also included in the set.

Bath & Body Works® Signature Collection Over-the-top Watering Can
Bath & Body Works® Signature Collection Over-the-top Watering Can - $55.00
"Mom Forever" Crystal Necklace (Item # 81418) - $9.99 at

What woman doesn’t love jewelry? Honor your mother with a stunning “eternity” pendant (chain included), featuring diamond-cut Austrian crystals. The greatest thing about this gift is the box it comes in displays a heartfelt message which reads:

A Mother’s Love Is Forever
A Precious Gift To Treasure
Warmth On Which You Can Depend
Like This Sparkling Circle, It Has No End

Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful women out there who have given us the gift of life!