Mom. She’s the best. She cut the crust off your sammies and tucked you in at night. Give her a little taste of the good life with this season’s top beauty trends from Lancome, John Frieda and more. Or, say thanks with a spa day at Tempo Miami or Cowshed. Then, give mom a real workout with ViPR at Equinox. She may not love you for that last one right away, but her thighs will thank you later.
BEAUTY: If mom is still rocking pancake makeup and blue shadow, it’s time to give her a beauty surprise this Mother’s Day. Try these top five trends. For starters, it’s all about bold lips. Get the look with Josie Maran Aragan Lipstick in Bambolina ($20). Or, if she prefers gloss, shine up with Piret & Tamara Lip Slip in Strawberry ($25). Next, have her give purple a whirl. It’s the shade of the season. Lancome Le Vernis polish in Violet Groove ($19) in the perfect intro to the hue. And try Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Amethyst Glam ($48) to give the rest of her a purple aura. Bronze up skin for a sun-kissed hue with Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream ($32). And anchor the look with healthy hair, which is always in fashion, with John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo and Condition ($6.49 each). Finally, keep things sleek by grounding flyaways with John Frieda Full Repair Touch-up Flyaway Tamer ($9.99). Don’t be surprised if dad thanks you for mom’s new makeover. Just tell him it’s an early Father’s Day present, too. GET IT: Josie Maran products available at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/. Lancome products available at http://www.Nordstrom.com. Piret & Tamara available at http://www.piretandtamara.com. John Frieda products available at drugstores nationwide.
SPA: Mom loves your homemade cards and heated up Ego waffles served to her in bed, but this year, give her what she really wants, a little R&R in a white robe, followed by a day at the spa. The Tempo Miami RockResorts Spa is serving up “Mom Rocks!” spa packages with hot and cold stone massage and facial treatments. Choose between package number 1, with a 50-minute Hot Stone Massage and a 50-minute Cold Stone Facial ($200, not including gratuity) or package number 2, with an 80-minute Hot Stone Massage and 80-minute Cold Stone Facial ($270, not including gratuity) to say thanks for all mom has done and continues to do. Additional services booked on the same day will be discounted 20 percent. Plus, mom gets a rose and a spa gift for her Mother’s Day service.
Or, if your mom is more of the “escape to the English countryside” type and you’re a member of Soho House, book her a treatment at Cowshed. Now through May 15, treat mom to the spa’s “Udderly Loved” Spa Day ($245). Start mom off with a glass of prosecco upon arrival, then she’ll be whisked off to a signature Cowshed Facial, followed by a massage for total relaxation. Finally, redemption for that time you used her crystal bowl as a makeshift turtle lagoon. GET IT: Tempo Miami, 1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786.369.1050. Cowshed, 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.507.7904.
Once Mother’s Day comes to a close, give yourself a taste of the good life with Rik Rak and Gilt City Miami’s Spring Into Beauty event at JW Marriott Marquis Miami. On Thursday, May 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., indulge in mini services like eyelash applications, manis and neck and hand massages. There will also be treats on tap to indulge your sweet tooth. RSVP is a must, so reserve your spot today. GET IT:305.534.0081 x 14 or e-mail JWrikrak@thepattongroupinc.com.
RikRak Salon & Spa, JW Marriot Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Floor 20, Miami.
GYM: If mom’s workout routine is chatting up her pals while she does the elliptical, it’s time to get her butt in gear—literally. ViPR group classes at Equinox is a sure to get mom in shape, and fast. Using a special hollow rubber tube in a variety of weights, ViPR helps you burn up to 500 calories in just 40 minutes. Does it hurt? Let’s just say sitting the next day will be a bit of a mission, but feeling the burn means you’ll be seeing the results. The whole body integration workout with tone you from top to bottom—and oh what a bottom it will be! GET IT: Now available at Aventura and Coral Gables Equinox locations.