Happy late Mother’s Day all! I hope every mother had a wonderful, relaxing day this past Sunday. My family had a cookout at my grandmother’s house and all the family was there. The party ended up indoors due to the rain but it was nice to see everyone, especially my Mama. <;3
My mother is a special woman who inspires me in many ways. She taught me to be respectful, independent, humble, kind and thoughtful, just to name a few. She's always been my role model in life and I think I turned out pretty good! 😉
For Mother's Day, I decided to get her a tube of Lancome mascara that she had been hinting about. Of course the deal-seeker in me waited until I could find a deal! So, a few weeks ago Lancome was having their free gift promotion and I struck gold! A few times a year Lancome offers up a promotion where you get a free bag full of goodies with any $36.50 purchase (I think).
Instead of simply giving my mom the mascara and new her goodies in a boring paper bag, I decided to jazz it up a bit. While this makeup bouquet idea came entirely from my own creative brain, I am sure it crept into my brain because bouquets are all over Pinterest. I am very proud of this project and am happy to show it off here! Take a look…
I used a pretty vase I already had from a previous project (I love to reuse), stuck two squares of styrofoam in the bottom (which came out of some packaging that I had), and filled it with confetti to hide the styrofoam (you can get this for around $1).
Left side view of Lancome products: everything shown here was FREE! Wahoo! I bet you’re wondering how the makeup is in there like that? I simply taped them to some wooden skewers that I already had in my kitchen!
Okay, I’ll go ahead and admit that I purchased myself a few things so I got double the free products and was able to give her a few extras. Usually, the freebie with purchase includes a free makeup bag and about 7 mini products.
Well, did I do a good job or what?