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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BeautyStat.com and NEST Fragrances. All opinions are my own and not edited by the sponsor.

When I give birthday cards (or any type of celebratory card), I always say something to the effect of “I hope this is your best {insert occasion} yet”….because it’s truly my desire that the recipient’s special occasions get better with time. This is my third Mother’s Day….and I must say – Mother’s Day has truly gotten better with time. For my very first Mother’s Day I officially announced my pregnancy to the world via social media. Wow! That was really something.


For my second Mother’s Day, Phoebe was about 9 months old and I was finally starting to hit my stride as a new mom and balancing the rest of my life.

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And now, my third Mother’s Day, I find myself focused, not just on my own personal joy as a mom, but also focused on the community of mothers and mother-ers (those who mother but aren’t actual moms) around me…and really making sure that they feel recognized and appreciated every day.

Wine, Food and Family

I’m at that point in my life where simple gestures mean the most. Once you amassed a fair amount of “stuff”, you find that it’s the memories and gestures that really matter. And so, this Mother’s Day, I find it hard to focus on “things” and the usual round up of “things” to buy for mom. Instead, I’m shifting focus to the concept of crafting thoughtful gestures of love and gratitude…which brings me to NEST Fragrances and the art of the handwritten note.

NEST Fragrances Notes for Mom

Fragrance is such an integral part of our memories. This Mother’s Day, don’t just give a gift…gift memories — But more importantly, gift a message of love, gratitude and thanks. A NEST Fragrances candle, with the added touch of a personalized note card, written in your prettiest penmanship, adds a level of charm and care that cannot be matched. It’s nice to receive “gifts” but personal messages are next level “I love you”. At this stage, Mom has seen it all…she’s been there & she’s done that. But your thoughtful words, partnered with such a luxe gesture well…she’s going to just melt.

NEST Fragranges Notes to Mom

I use fragrance in my home to express warmth, love and comfort….and for the past four years, I’ve used NEST Fragrances in my home every single day. From candles to diffusers…hand soaps and lotions, NEST Fragrances rule the roost. It all started with Peony Blanche, the cheeriest, floral candle ever. It was love at first burn. And actually, before lighting a NEST Fragrances candle, you’ll immediately notice there’s a difference. The luxe scented candles have a way of filling a room before the wick is even lit….I discovered this when I gifted Moss & Mint to my Aunt Tina, entered her home and was welcomed by the beautiful scent. I said, “Ahhh, Aunt Tina, You’ve been burning your candle!” She said: Oh, no…it’s to pretty to light. It just sits there.” *WELP* I mean, that’s how good these candles are! Made of premium, cosmetic-grade wax, these candles are well worth the spend and they never ever disappoint the recipient. I’ve been gifting NEST Fragrances for years and my mom, aunts, cousins and girlfriends can’t get enough.

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As a Beauty Girl/ Editor, I always get the inside scoop on what’s new with NEST fragrances…but I encourage you to sign up for the NEST Fragrances newsletter. This will keep you in-the-know with new product launches, promotions and special offerings.

You can find NEST Fragrances online and also at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide.

Want to learn even more about NEST Fragrances? Meet Laura Slatkin, founder of NEST Fragrances

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*I received products to review and compensation from BeautyStat.com for this post. My opinion is my own and not edited by BeautyStat, please read my Disclosure Policy.

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I spend most of my time at home either lounging, cooking or entertaining. I also leap at the chance to do all three at once. Honestly. Having said that, if you, or anyone on your gift list is anything like me, here are a few items that make the cooking, lounging, entertaining, experience fun, easy and enjoyable.

Home Fragrance

Does your home have a signature scent? If not, it should. Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory and if you keep your home smelling amazing when times are great and you are having fun, walking in after a long, stressful day and getting a whiff of home can immediately change your mood.


Nest Bamboo 3-Wick Tin Candle

“Nest Bamboo 3-Wick Tin Candle has notes of white florals, sparkling citrus, and fresh green accords. Note that this oversized tin has 30% more wax than the standard sized candle from Nest Fragrances and with three wicks it can easily fill a room with fragrance.” This candle burns for about 36 hours and has a cotton wick.

Tay Nota Bene Pure Soy Candle

“Tay’s pure soy candle is infused with narcisse blanc, calabrian bergamot, oak moss and delicate pieces of cedar.” This candle burns beautifully and can last for more than 60 hours.

Jo Malone Diffuser

“Luxuriously scented with a voluptuous blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses, Jo Malone London’s convenient reed diffusers emanate the unfolding scent of a bouquet of freshly cut flowers, perfect for any room.” This diffuser is perfect for any room. The design is sleek and sophisticated and the gentle aroma is sure to be noticed by anyone who enters your home.

Joya Candles

“Joya is so named for the unique, crystalline natural wax blend used for the brand’s premier candle collection.”  Known for collaborations with lifestyle and grooming brands such as Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Procter & Gamble and Urban Outfitters,  Joya candles are unusual, expertly crafted and exceptionally packaged. There is always something new and wonderful to discover.


Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 13 Deep Skillet

I have two versions of this Calphalon pan and I use one of them almost everytime I cook. This pan is perfect for quick one pot meals and would be a perfect gift for the “newbie chef.”

Cuisinart SmartStick Immersion Hand Mixer

During winter months I love to make soups such as split pea and creamy butternut squash. My immersion hand mixers gives my soups a great texture. The whisking attachment makes whipping up fresh cream a breeze! This is erfect gift for a seasoned cook looking to expand their range.

OXO Stainless Steel Mandoline

I don’t have this exact version but I say all the time that my mandoline is my favorite tool in the kitchen. It is a huge time saver. This OXO Mandoline “double slicing blade combines straight and serrated edges for different foods; crinkle/waffle blade cuts traditional and wide crinkles. Also features julienne and french fry cuts.” The possibilities are endless. Perfect for parents who want fun and easy ways to get kids to eat more fruit and vegetables.

Prodyne Chrome Wine Botte Pourer and Stopper Combination, Set of 2

When hanging with a few friends it is easy to go through an entire bottle of wine in one sitting. However, if you like to have a glass of wine each evening chances are you won’t get through the bottle before the taste of your wine changes for the worse. Try these “ingenious leak proof bottle pourers that include air tight bottle stoppers which fit right into them for the ultimate convenience.”

Stainless-Steel Bar Tools Set with Stand

I have had my Cocktail Shaker and Bar Tools Set since college and it still gets plenty of use today. It makes me look like I know what I’m doing, even when I’m pulling a cocktail recipe out of thin air. Pair with a cocktail shaker and coctail mixes for a perfect gift. If you are an extra awesome freind you might also consider including the booze.

Formaggio Cheese Board Set

All parties are better when there is a good cheese plate. Agree? I came across this beauty in Target and thought it was genius! I currently use a regular board and serve cheese on a plate but why not cut and serve on the same surface? I have added this item to my wish list.

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We’ve been on a “break” for years, but suddenly I am madly in love with candles again. Blame it on NEST. The premium candle maker dreams up the most lovely assortment of scented waxy goodness. I first fell hard for Peony Blanche, a limited edition seasonal scent. With the holiday season soon upon us, I have turned my attention to Sir Elton John’s Holiday, a wonderful charitable candle that benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation. I explain further as well as dish scent deets on the Bergdorf Goodman blog. Go on, have a read:

NEST Sir Elton John’s Holiday


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While candles certainly are not the obvious Father’s Day choice for dear ole dad,  TOCCA 007 is a great off the grid gift option that’s sure to shake things up. With rich leathery scent, the dry martini infused candle’s vibe is very Bond, James Bond.  Again, it’s not the obvious choice, but has dad not received his fair share of ties and “world’s best” mugs?

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