Staff Picks: For My Mother

This Mother's Day, we've swapped flowers for some well-deserved pampering!  Here's a peek at what each member of our staff is gifting their personal superhero: 

“My mom loves the Oscar scent — the bath oil, body powder, anything Oscar de la Renta in fact. She has loved it for years and was disappointed that in the home she has moved to she can no longer have a bath tub! She has given up on the Oscar bath products but she still loves the powder. Anything for our moms.” — Jim Hicks, director of beauty events and awards,
for Doris Hicks

Oscar de la Renta Oscar Dusting Powder, $70, at Hudson’s Bay 

“My mum is getting serious about prepping for my sister’s wedding and I think the Nanette de Gaspé mask would be the perfect way to start her at-home facials — and, knowing her, make for make for a thoroughly entertaining FaceTime conversation.” — Alex Laws, editor-in-chief, for Liz Laws

Nannette de Gaspé Restorative Techstile Masque for the face, $145, at Holt Renfrew

“My mother is a classic beauty. She has always worn just the right hint of makeup and always wears light scents of perfume. She works hard and needs to take a little more time to pamper herself. This Fresh Rose Face Mask is delicate yet decadent and just the thing she needs!” — Cassandra Pilon, art director, for Kathleen Tower

Fresh Rose Face Mask, $75, at Sephora 

“From when I was young, my mum would tell me how much she adored the colour blue. I know now that she did this so that each and every time I walk past the Guerlain counter I am immediately reminded of her. This Night Revitalizing Essence is the perfect way to apologize for the late night wake-ups, early mornings and everything in-between. It is my hope that she opens it, lets out a shrill and says, “IT’S BLUE!” — Stephanie Hicks, creative and production manager, for Sandi Hicks

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale The Night Revitalizing Essence, $260, at Hudson’s Bay

“Even on a work night, there’s no group too big for my mom to prepare a last-minute (five-course) meal for — and this is more often than not done with my two-and-a-half-year-old niece on her hip. She's ever making the time for everyone and everything; I always wonder when she sleeps. Hopefully the soothing blend of lavender and camomile in the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray will encourage her to linger a little longer in bed.” — Heather Marrin, web editor, for Theresa Marrin

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $34, at Sephora

Heather Marrin