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August 6, 2018

7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel – Off Mask Is Worth A Try

7th Heaven – I just found out about a brand new face mask from 7th Heaven . The Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask is the newest edition to the mask line and is formulated with guava fruit, mangosteen fruit, apple and pear.
7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel Off Mask

7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel Off Mask

This fruity face mask deep cleanses, refines and cleans pores. It freshens skin and helps to keep skin clear and acne free. Like all 7th Heaven masks, it is natural, cruelty free and Leaping Bunny/BUAV/PETA approved. Each mask comes in a single  pouch for a one time use($1.99).  These budget friendly facial treatments are really, really good! I love the packaging, especially on the Pink Guava Mask and I love this photo of Megan giving the mask a try.
Megan with 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel Off Mask

Megan with 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel Off Mask

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August 4, 2018

6 Underrated Treatment Options For Persistent Acne

What Causes Acne Anyway?

Acne is caused by a combination of our environment, as well as our own bodily processes. Oils and dead skin cells from our skin combine with bacteria to clog pores, leading to the appearance of unsightly pimples.

If you have persistent acne you’ve probably tried a long list of expensive solutions and even medications. Whether they’re just too costly to be maintained in the long term, or they don’t work very well, listed below are 6 affordable (if not, free) treatment options for tackling your persistent acne:

 

Acne causes

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV has been getting a lot of press lately because it is beneficial for so many things in the human body and that includes fighting acne. The acids in ACV help the fight by preventing inhibiting some strands of bacteria that grow in pores and cause acne.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel water is a hydrosol that contain many of the benefits of witch hazel plant and is known as a great toner for a long list of skin conditions, including acne. It works by effectively clearing away the oil and dirt that usually leads to clogged pores, while also helping to soothe the face if redness is also a factor.

Retinol

Retinol is a skincare ingredient that has been used for reducing wrinkles and signs of aging for quite some time but it can also help with acne. Retinol is a by-product of vitamin A that increases skin cell turnover, reducing the chances clogged pores. It also helps to regulate sebum production, reduce inflammation and boost collagen production.

It’s easily attainable as a cream but it leaves your skin somewhat vulnerable so wear plenty of sunscreen in the day or only use Retinol at night.

Cleansing and Exfoliating Masks

Just like with ACV, witch hazel and retinol, the best goal is to reduce the chances of clogged pores and stop acne before it can gain a foothold. Masks are a great way to reduce the chance of acne and treat yourself to a little spa time. Different masks have different benefits, like exfoliating to get rid of dead skin cells and moisturizing to boost skin elasticity. There are also masks to remove excess oil and reduce the look of acne scars. Everyone is different so the key to a good skin regime is finding products that work for you and don’t irritate your skin.

Cleansing and exfoliating masques

Reducing Stress

Stress is a huge factor in how well the body works. In modern times, chronic stress has become a major obstacle in the health of millions of people in terms of chronic illness such as high blood pressure.

However, stress also affects the skin and how well it can defend itself from bacteria and excess waste like dead skin and oils. Reducing stress will have numerous health benefits and often clearer skin. That being said, reducing stress is not an easy task because there are so many things to be stressed about. However try finding a tactic that works for you whether it be yoga, meditation, a quiet cup of tea or your favorite video games. The key is to lessen the effects of chronic stressors.

Exercising More

Acne is sometimes caused by hormone imbalances, lifestyle choices and genetics which makes it harder to treat. Therefore, you want to get to the root of the problem and treat your skin from within.

Exercise is great for the whole body and works to promote blood circulation which usually results in less clogged pores because of the body’s ability to carry waste . It also reduces stress, helps to restore hormone imbalances and a more balanced lifestyle. This often results in clearer and higher functioning skin.

women excercising

Don’t forget to shower and cleanse your face after exercising, otherwise all your efforts will go to waste.

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August 2, 2018

How to Choose a Travel Friendly Shaver

 

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Traveling is amazing and it gives us the opportunity to relax, unwind, and know other cultures. However, when you travel, especially by plane, it is hard to carry everything with you. For men, shaving is a daily routine. They are used to their own shaver, razor, aftershave, and other equipment. Despite this fact, when we are traveling we need to pack as lightly as possible.

In this article we are going to show you how to choose a travel-friendly shaver. If you already know what you are looking for, here you can find some best travel shaver options. You will find reviews of the best shavers that are perfect for when you travel. Now, let’s check out the main features a shaver needs to have to be perfect for travelling.

1. Compact

As we mentioned, when you travel, you need to look for shaver that is as compact as possible. However, you should select a shaver that can handle between 120 and 240 volts. If you want to be extra safe, always look for one that comes with a lock or a head cover. This way, you make sure that the blade stays intact.

If you don’t want to purchase a special adapter for when you travel outside of US, it is best to choose a battery-powered device. You can find batteries anywhere so you don’t have to worry about your device running out of juice just when you want to shave.

2. Charger

Many people don’t like battery-powered devices. So, if you selected a device that needs to be charged, make sure that you have one that charges fast enough. You don’t want to charge it for 4 hours just to use it for 30 minutes. You can find shavers that come with a fast-charger which means they are ready to go in less than 1 hour.

If you want to skip the adapter and still get a shaver with a charge function, they only choice is via USB. They are really new models, which means you are going to benefit from the best on the market. Keep in mind that they tend to charge the device in more time than other types of charges do. However, you can let it charge while you take a walk or visit a museum. 

3. Versatility

Another important thing for a shaver is versatility. Since you plan on travelling for a while, you don’t have the time to clean the device every morning. This means you will need to look for one that can be washed with a splash of water and it is clear as new. It is also indicated that you purchase a charger that is both for dry and wet shaving.

4. Safety

Not all men like to use electrical shavers, some prefer simple razors. However, you can’t pack a regular razor in your carry-on luggage. This is why you should opt for safety razors. They get the job done and they are even more efficient than some regular razors. Although you should keep in mind that safety razors are best for people who have some experience with them. For those who just want a light shave in the morning, electrical razors are more indicated.

5. Blades and Performance

The last thing is the most important: the performance of the shaver. Although you can find compact shavers anywhere, it is tricky to find a shaver that comes with all of the features from above and also get the job done in a mannerly fashion. For people who want to have the perfect shaving routine, without irritations or cuts, we recommend an electrical razor with multi-fit arc blades and a multi-flex pivoting head.

This type of razor offers the perfect shave because it has complete contact with the skin. This way, you won’t have any small patches of hair that were not touched by the razor. Best electrical razors come with dual motors which offer more precision when shaving.

Conclusion

Now that you know what to look for when you purchase a travel-friendly shaver, you should also take care of the other products for your shaving routine while traveling. Don’t forget to purchase soaps and creams that come in tubes of maximum 100 ml so you can put them in your carry-on luggage. Also, make sure to grab at least 1 travel-sized bottle of after shave.

Traveling doesn’t mean you should neglect your skin and skin your shaving routine, it just means you need to adapt it a little. However, nowadays, you get a product for every need. So, make sure to have everything prepared before you next trip.

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August 2, 2018

FOX46 , Good Day Charlotte It’s a Glam Thing “Beauty’s Best”

FOX46, Good Day Charlotte – Today, I presented It’s a Glam Thing Summer’s “Beauty’s Best” Products & Award Winners

Good Day Charlotte Beauty's Best August 2, 2018

Good Day Charlotte It’s a Glam Thing Beauty’s Best Summer 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Including:

  1. Double Dare, OMG, Zone System Facial Mask Kits,

www.doubledarespa.com

 

  1. La-Tweez Limited Edition Mystic Dreams Mermaid Ombre Illuminating Tweezers www.latweez.com

 

 

  1. Saints & Sinners Sulfate Free Velvet Divine Moisture Shampoo & Saints & Sinners Velvet Divine Daily Conditioner (Sold in salons only) www.realsaintsandsinners.com

 

  1. Goldfaden MD Sun Visor Ultra-Light-Oil Free SPF 30 Mist. Doctor developed. www.goldfadenmd.com

 

I’ll be back with more product picks. Watch for my videos at It’s a Glam Thing and on social media. @enyaflack

It’s a Glam Things Beauty’s Best Summer 2018

 

 

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August 1, 2018

Real Doctor Tries the Intermittent Fasting Trend and Here’s What Happened

https://tourocom.touro.edu/academics/faculty/harlem/niket-sonpal.php

There’s crash dieting, and then there’s intermittent fasting. Crash diets aren’t sustainable and rarely factor in healthy food options. Intermittent fasting on the other hand is gaining attention because people are seeing weight come off, and therefore stay with it. It’s being touted as the go-to way to lose 15, 20 pounds within a month or two. Is it just a popular hashtag or can the weight actually stay off leading millions of people to reach their weight goals? To get clarity, we spoke to Dr. Niket Sonpal who not only is Board Certified in Internal Medicine specializing in Gastroenterology; but lost 8 pounds his first week of intermittent fasting when he decided to do it himself. Here’s what he has to say about intermittent fasting.

What inspired your decision to do intermittent fasting?

I noticed the winter weight became the spring then summer weight and I wanted to take off extra pounds that I noticed had crept on. I was with friends talking about how they lost weight during Ramadan (would prefer religious observations) and that intermittent fasting was a “thing.” I rolled my eyes. I was skeptical. Then I went online and applied my doctor mind to the concepts I was reading about it and went for it.

There are several ways to go about intermittent fasting. Which way did you do it, when did you start and what was the result?

This is true. The way I chose, and the way I would imagine most people would try, is the one that calls for 16 hours of fasting with 8 hours of eating time per day. This basically means if your last meal of the day is 8pm you will have your first meal by noonthe following day, free to eat until 8pm again. I figured since I sleep most of those hours, it wouldn’t be as tough as another option where you fast for 5 days and eat for 2 with a 500-800 calorie intake limit on those 2 days.

What were the challenges (if any) that you faced when intermittent fasting?

I live across the street from a bagel shop in New York City. I also have delicious New York pizza on every other corner. Cravings and temptation were there for me for sure. When I left my home and smelled those fresh bagels my brain said. “let’s eat.”

Coming at your intermittent fasting as a doctor, what were some things you were thinking about that others must consider too?

I thought when I would fast. When would be my 8-hour eating period. When we start caloric consumption right when we wake up we do better with weight loss. However, that would mean eating from 7 am until 4pm. This would require a later meal around3pm. Then I thought, does my lifestyle better allow a 12 noon to 8pm food window?

I also thought about the physiological aspect to what happens to our bodies when we fast intermittently. For one thing, it facilitates weight loss by enhancing hormone function. Insulin levels also lower, plus there’s a rise in noradrenaline. This combination is what helps us to breakdown body fat for energy. While this all reads well on paper there is a lifestyle aspect to it that must be factored in. I’ll add that anyone with a condition should consult with their doctor before going all in on intermittent fasting.

Why do you think it is so difficult for people to fast? What are some of the common symptoms people feel when fasting and what causes them?

When people think of fasting they think of starvation and deprivation. They anticipate they will feel terrible will have a growling stomach, dull headaches, and a bad mood. While these are common symptoms felt at first when fasting, the 16/8 intermittent fasting option allows for food every day. When people see quick results, they stick with it.

What was your diet? What did you cut out and add in?

I looked at my schedule and my overall daily lifestyle and how food was involved. For people who live very hurried lifestyles, food is typically something that is grabbed fast on the go. When we approach food this way no diet will be sustainable. I realized this would require consistent changes in my behavior. It would also require me to get very mindful about what I was eating during the 8 hours of eating time. I chose to eat what I liked in moderation. So, if two slices of pizza twice per week was the lunchtime norm, I reduced to it to once slice. I still ate pasta just not as often and not as much. I also added in a lot more vegetables, proteins, healthy fats and cut out all fast food and soda. Hey, I’m a doctor, but also a human!

For those thinking about intermittent fasting, how would you advise them to proceed?

I would explain that at around the 2 to 4-week mark, someone may plateau. When you notice this don’t think this is the most weight you are able to lose. This is normal and if you are also exercising with weight or resistance training you may be building muscle mass. Pay attention to how clothes fit, body fat loss and how weight loss shows beyond the scale. Knowing how over time the body gets used to intermittent fasting and starts to store up all that is eaten, leading to less weight loss, I suggest resetting your body by eating small, healthy meals throughout the day for a week and then resuming the 16/8 intermittent fasting option again.

People may happily think that they can fast and then enjoy a big bowl of pasta or cheeseburger. What kinds of foods should people eat during intermittent fasting?

You can get results without cutting out your favorite foods which means enjoy that burger or pasta, I did! However, you can’t binge on fast food and think you’re going to make any lasting changes. You want to up your vegetable intake. Things like grilled zucchini or eggplant make for great sides to a piece of grilled chicken or steak. Avocados are a good staple for healthy fats and are versatile. There are loads of recipes out there so plan out your food options in advance, so you stick with it.

About the doctor:

Dr. Niket Sonpal is Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical instructor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn and on the board of the NY‐ American College of Physicians (NYACP). He is also the associate program director for the Internal Medicine residency program at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. He is trained in Internal medicine, Gastroenterology and has a focus on Men’s and Women’s health.

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August 1, 2018

Shay Mitchell Hair “How to” By Celebrity Hair Stylist Andrew Fitzsimons

Shay Mitchell’s Messy-Chic Slicked Back Look

Shay Mitchell’s Messy-Chic Slicked Back Look

 

 

Shay Mitchell’s Messy-Chic Slicked Back Look

By celebrity stylist Andrew Fitzsimons

 

Start off with damp hair and Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Thick & Full Volume Mousse. Focus the product on the front of the head on the root of the hair, this will set the hair to fall away from the face. Comb it all back for a messy, slick back look.

Blow-dry the hair using a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer with a diffuser attachment to encourage the hair’s natural waves and to add volume.

Once the hair is dry, add in BeautyWorks Clip In Extensions for a long, luxurious look.

Using a Paul Mitchell 1” Curling Iron, take random pieces of hair and start curling in alternating directions for a lived-in, natural looking wave.

Warm up a few drops of NatureLab. TOKYO Smooth Oil in your hands and distribute evenly from mid lengths to ends to add definition to the waves.

To set the look and make sure it stays back in place, use Paul Mitchell Stay Strong hairspray on the sides and top of the hairline. For this messy, chic look, be sure to finger comb the hair back while spraying instead of using a brush or comb to avoid making it smooth.

 

  1. Finish the look by spraying some Bedhead Headrush Finishing Spray all over.
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July 31, 2018

Biore Skincare Limited Edition Citrus Crush Pore Strips

Biore Skincare Citrus Crush Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

Biore Skincare Citrus Crush Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

Having been around the skincare market for a while now, I have tried many products but never found one that could really clear out my pores. Even though I have seen the Biore strips before I never really gave them a chance. They came out with a limited edition design and it smells like citrus fruit. I used them right after washing my face about 2-3 times a week, just on the nose and saw a difference in just the first use.

Be sure to read the instructions from beginning to end so you can see the contraindications of when not to use this product. After your thoroughly cleanse and keep your nose nice and wet place the strip on, making sure that it stays saturated as well. The more moisture that the product has on it the easier it will be able to remove and work into the skin to pull out all the debris from your pores. I know this sounds crazy but I could actually feel it working. And the whole time it smelled great. So that is another plus.

After removal of the strip, looking at the stuff that came out was a lot of fun. I know that there are many kinds of Biore products on the market but these pore strips were the first ones I ever tried. And they were a perfect choice. Be sure to grab this limited edition before they are gone. I hear that they are available only through November 2018.

Shay Mitchell for Biore Skincare

Shay Mitchell, Biore Skincare Brand Ambassador
-Photo by: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com

 www.biore.com

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(by: Annie Hatcher)

 

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July 30, 2018

Wild Spirit New Fragrance line from the founders of Raw Spirit

Wild Spirit,  a new fragrance line launched online at wildspiritfragrances.com  in  ​June and in Walmart in mid July, is a fragrance brand with real ingredients at real prices that celebrates individuality. Wild Spirit products are vegan, contain natural essential oils and are free from parabens, sulphates and dyes. Wild Spirit is cruelty free and proudly formulated in the USA.

 

Wild Spirit Fragrances

Wild Spirit Fragrances

 

Wild Spirit, inspired by sister brand Raw Spirit, was created by New York-based co-founders, fragrance designer and CEO Joyce Laniganand and renowned fashion photographer Russell James.

The fragrance collection consists of four scents, “Spring Jasmine”, “Driftwood”, “Chill” and “First Snow,” each embodying distinct personalities designed to resonate and connect with a specific consumer.  Each seasonal name possesses a double-connotation. Some might say the Spring Jasmine girl resembles the season of Spring, perky, energetic and upbeat.

The First Snow girl is resilient and cool like the season of winter. But that’s not to say that one doesn’t prefer a little bit of chill in the hot days of summer!

Each bottle features unique female influencers of diverse ethnicities. Shot by Russell James in natural backdrops, each fragrance shines a light on the Wild Spirit of individual personalities.

The influencers featured are IMG models

Ashley Moore (@ashley_moore)

Victoria Germyn (@victoriagermyn)

Laura James (@jameslaura)

and

Eva Adams (@mevadams).

The press release tells us, “The consumer is seen as demographic ages ranging from 16-45, because age isn’t our focus, but her personality and outlook on life. The scents were designed to be combined, layer, mix and match to create your own unique scent that embodies personality, mood, occasion and aspirations.”

“As a fragrance designer and a consumer, I realized that there was a white space for affordable luxury fragrances. We want to encourage the wearer to experiment with scent and to embrace their own unique self, allow their ‘wild spirit’ to shine through,” says Joyce Lanigan.

Laura Buntain, senior buyer tells us, “Walmart is a destination for Beauty, and we know their  more than 140 million shoppers a week are going to love WILD SPIRIT. We are in constant pursuit of the best assortment of our items for our beauty customers, and today more than ever, that  includes naturally-inspired, clean products that are both on-trend and affordable.”

“We are beyond thrilled to bring our customers this line of eco-conscious, luxurious fragrances at an incredible value.”

Scent details are:

“Spring Jasmine” – Put a spring in your step. Sassy, Cheeky & Cute. Inspired by a petally, white floral creation highlighted by a dominant creamy jasmine signature and enhanced with specialty tea notes.

“Driftwood” – Fresh & Airy.  Alluring, Trend-setting & Original. Fallen trees, sundrenched and salted, on a white sand beach surrounded by lush vegetation and tropical florals.

“Chill” – Delicious and Tranquil. Spontaneous, Free-Spirit & Bohemian. Inspired by the warm, creamy woods that are contrasted with fresh, airy accents to reflect the radiance of a golden beach sunset on a crisp day.

“First Snow” – Crisp & Cool. Empowered & Fierce. Inspired by a unique contrast of crisp aromatic notes and black pepper combined with a rick smoldering woody effect, highlighted with signature Bushman Candle.

“We aim to be straightforward, authentic and relatable and a little cheeky. We don’t talk at our girl but instead we are in an ongoing conversation with her. We want to engage, interact and advise by creating a trusted bond and relationship instead of coming off preachy or pushy.”  adds Creator, Joyce Lanigan.

 

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July 29, 2018

National Lipstick Day is Today, Celebrate With These Lipstick Favorites From The Team At It’s A Glam Thing.

Hickey Lipstick

Hickey Lipstick

 

National Lipstick Day. Today beauty lovers are wearing their best hues of lipstick to complement their look.

Let’s start with a Lip liner. For those of you who prefer a glossy lip, the WUNDER2 WUNDERKISS Gloss Liner is perfect. It is available in 3 shades, Nude, Berry and Rose. This highly pigmented liner will define your lips with a long-lasting contour that stays in place all day long. ($11.95).

The Editors at Harper’s Bazaar say, “Lip liner is to lipstick what primer is to foundation or a base coat is to nail polish. It’s not crucial, but it does make your lipstick look better and last longer.”

 

WUNDERKISS Gloss Liner

WUNDERKISS Gloss Liner

 

Next we have the the latest and greatest from Rimmel London in honor of National Lipstick Day. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick, has a smooth and creamy texture and is comfortable on your lips. For only $4.99, it is available at select drugstores nationwide. It is available in 19 shades!

 

Rimmell Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmell Lasting Finish Lipstick

 

Rimmell London New Stay Satin Liquid Lip Colour is a vivid stain that lasts up to 8 hours. The shades are bold and there are 14 of them! All you need is one stroke on upper lip and one stroke on lower lip for a great look. $5.99 available at select drugstores nationwide.

 

Rimmell London Stay Satim Liquid Lip Colour

Rimmell London Stay Satin Liquid Lip Colour

 

Brazilian Fashion Model, Duda Castro is the newest addition to the RivalGlam squad. Her line includes cruelty-free and paraben free lipsticks, oils, skin treatments and scrubs!  You’ll want to try the Fearless Matte Lipstick ($18.50), formulated without parabens, cruelty, talc, synthetic dye, lead or gluten. The Unafraid Lip Oil with shea butter, jojoba and coconut oil and Refined Kiss, moisturizing lip scrub are “Must Haves” for beautiful healthy lips.

 

Fearless Lipstick Matte Lipstick

Fearless Lipstick Matte Lipstick

 

Now this is fun! Hickey, is a beauty brand with a line of fashion-forward cosmetics that lets you have fun with your makeup and look good while doing it. Every Hickey lipstick can be transformed into a necklace with a silky ribbon or beautiful metal chain, both of which are included with every purchase. Wear it as a necklace, choker, or bracelet. Each Hickey is refillable and features a smooth, lux lipstick. Shop Hickey Lipstick HERE. ($39.00 BUT right now they are on sale for $19.95. Limited time offer).

Hickey Lipstick Walk of Shame

Hickey Lipstick Walk of Shame

 

I recently discovered Burt’s Bees Liquid Lipsticks . Today, in celebration of National Lipstick Day, they are offering Free Shipping & Freebee with Lip Color.

 

Burt’s Bees Liquid Lipsticks glide on smoothly and easily. The long-wearing formula formulation provides moisture all day. It is  100% natural and contains Apricot and Babassu Oil, Shea Butter and essential fatty acids to maintain healthy pretty lips. There are 12 shades. ($10). And we never forget our essential Burt’s Bees Lip Balm.

Mally Classic Color Lipstick

Mally Classic Color Lipstick

 

I’ll finish up with a true classic lipstick. Mally Beauty Classic Color Lipstick delivers “rich color in a timeless satin finish”. It’s nice and creamy and is available in 7 shades. ($20). Right now, I am wearing the Lush Blush. My year long favorite “go to” hue is Mulberry Maven.

Many of our It’s a Glam Thing team have met Mally Roncol. She is a lovely and talented lady. Find out more about Make-up Artist and Mally Beauty Founder and Creator, Mally Roncol HERE.

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July 28, 2018

Best Birthday Presents for a 65+Year-old Mom

Mother and Daughter

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There’s nothing more heartwarming than a son or a daughter saying ‘I love you’ to their mother. And what better way to show your appreciation than with a great gift. Because most of us are at a loss when it comes to birthday presents for mom or grandma, we have prepared a special list of birthday presents suitable for a woman over 65.

In this article, we’re going to talk about more expensive birthday gifts. So, for those on a budget or, perhaps, looking for a larger selection, you can also check out these 65th birthday gift ideas for mom. There, you’ll find gifts for every pocket and every type of person.

1. Electric Massage Chair
An electric massage chair would probably be one of the best birthday gifts for your mother, especially if she has back issues or aching arches. Do keep in mind that you’ll have to put aside some cash because full-body massage chairs are nothing if not expensive.

However, nothing beats a good back or foot rub after a day of running errands. It’s also the ideal accessory for parents who spend way too much time watching television or sitting in front of the computer. So, if you believe that your mother would find such a gift useful go ahead and make the call.

A full-body massage chair like the Shiatsu Recliner Stretch Foot cost around $800. However, it’s something worth the investment since it is the ultimate relaxation program.

2. Kindle
One thing we’ve learned about our parents is that they really like their books. Of course, there’s nothing more relaxing than to curl up into bed with a nice book but, after retirement, there doesn’t seem to be anything interesting to do than reading.

If your mother’s an avid reader, she would surely appreciate a Kindle e-book reader. Its display mimics the page of the book so that it doesn’t put too much strain on the eyes. This is the ideal gift for a person who feels tired after reading for extended periods.

Kindles usually come with their own collections, but you can always hop on sites like Amazon or Kindle to search for titles that could spark your mother’s interest. If your mother has eye problems, like myopia or hypermetropia, it would be a good idea to purchase a device with a larger display.

3. Single Serve Coffee Maker
Nothing’s homier than the smell of fresh coffee in the morning. If your mom’s a coffee lover, she’ll surely fall in love with the single-serve coffee machine, an espresso maker that can prepare anything from tea to strong morning coffee. The machine works with standard K-cups or reusable ones. To operate it, you’ll need to fill the container with water, add the capsule, and hit the coffee-making button – it’s that easy.

4. White Noise Sound Machine
If your mom has trouble sleeping, a white noise sound machine might be the perfect gift. The cube-like sound player can fit on any nightstand and is capable of playing 20 soothing sounds, such as rain, wind, birds chirping, clock or ocean waves.

Of course, the device’s highly customizable, meaning that your mom will be able to add her favorite Z-time tunes.

5. Draught Excluders

draft stopper

Image source: Pinterest

Perhaps there’s nothing more frustrating than having to close doors because of the draught. Well, with this ingenious item, your mom needn’t worry about those pesky gusts of wind coming from beneath the door. This draught excluder fits any door. It has an adhesive bottom and, due to its design, it’s also soundproof.

6. Nostalgia Electrics 64-Ounce Margarita and Slush Maker
There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot afternoon than a cool, home-made margarita. That’s where the Nostalgia’s Margarita and Slush Maker comes in – your mother will be surely taken back by the device, which has been designed to mimic a 60s blender. You can use the machine to prepare margaritas, slushes or delicious juices.

7. Wood Coaster Set
Because nothing beat’s J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and nice cup of tea/coffee, we give you the Lord of the Rings-inspired coaster set. Great for those later Sunday afternoon outdoor parties or for sipping some juice in the living room while watching television.

8. FitDesk Exercise Bike
If you mom’s not comfortable with jogging or any form of physical exercise, you could try this outstanding gift that combines business with pleasure. FitDesk is a completely foldable exercise bike equipped with a little table in front. So, while exercising, you can watch your favorite movie, chat with your children and grandchildren, or simply browse the web.

9. Roomba 980 Vacuum cleaner

Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaner

Image source: Flickr

Vacuuming the house is never a thing someone looks forward to with joy, regardless of age. The solution is Roomba 980, a fully automated vacuuming drone, that allows you to go about your daily chores without having to worry about cleaning the house. After Roomba maps your home’s interior, it will start sweeping away all the dirt off the floors. The best thing about Roomba is that the drone can be programmed to sweep whenever you feel like it.

10. Challenge Her to a Video Game Duel
Do you like to spend some quality time with your mother and, perhaps, teach her a new skill? Then why not try out playing a video game? Teaching her to play on the computer or the console will help her reconnect with ‘the younger generation’ and, of course, have tons of fun. More than that, it was proved that video games improve hand and eye coordination and, apparently, ward away the early signs of dementia.

Conclusion:
Trying to find that special give for your 60+ mother could prove to be a challenging endeavor. However, with a bit of help from and a dash of imagination, you will surely be able to tell how much she means to you with the perfect birthday gift. Don’t forget to put some money aside if you plan on buying one or more of these gifts because they are pretty expensive.

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