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Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so we have rounded up the ultimate gift guide to make your shopping experience that much easier.  Any mom will smile on her special day with these amazing and locally crafted gifts! So here’s Mother’s Day 2018 brought to you by your girls at The Sweat House! Happy shopping!

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Photo via @ameliasflowertruck

1. ABLE Jewelry

This local company not only sells pretty things, but they have a mission that is worth praising.  ABLE is focused on ending generational poverty by working with women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances.  We love ABLE’s mission and the products they sell.  Jewelry from ABLE makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the simple and traditional mom! Shop ABLE here: https://www.livefashionable.com/pages/about

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Photo via livefashionable.com

2. A Sweat Session (Or 10!) 

We couldn’t talk about Mother’s Day gifts without mentioning The Sweat House! Sweats are a very versatile gift for any type of mom and at any age.  It’s basically like a detoxing spa sesh! BONUS: Book a tandem sweat for you and your mom, and make a day together out of it! Shop sweats here: http://www.thesweathouse.com/

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3. Candle Experience from Paddywax Candle Bar

The Candle Bar in East Nashville is sure to bring you and your mom together! Sit, relax, and pour your very own customizable candles while sipping on some drinks! It is the perfect way to bond, and you each get to bring home a wonderful-smelling handmade gift! Book your candle experience here: https://thecandlebar.co/

Photo via Nashville Interiors

Photo via Nashville Interiors

4. Ceri Hoover Handbag

For the mom who loves fashion, a Ceri Hoover bag is the perfect gift! This local company uses the finest leathers and employs American artisans to handcraft each bag.  This is definitely a gift for the mom who deserves to be spoiled this Mother’s Day! Shop Ceri Hoover here: https://cerihoover.com/

Photo via Ceri Hoover

Photo via Ceri Hoover

5. Poppy and Monroe Manicure

Right in the heart of Germantown, this quaint little shop is the perfect getaway this Mother’s Day.  All of the polishes are 8-free and organic, and they perform waterless manicures and pedicures.  Treat your mom to the most amazing manicure for the ultimate relaxing experience.  She definitely deserves it! Book your appointment here: http://www.poppyandmonroe.com/

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Photo via google

6. Vital Proteins + Coffee Mug

Collagen is all the rage, and for good reason.  Collagen is great for hair, skin, nail and joint health and can slow the aging process.  Most people start their day by mixing collagen into their smoothie or coffee, so a package of Vital Proteins and a cute coffee mug is the perfect gift when given together! You can shop Vital Proteins right here in our studio!

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Photo via Healthyfitandbarefoot.com

7. Lemon Laine Makeup

The founder of Lemon Laine, Laura Lemon, has had 10 years of experience in the beauty industry so we know that we can trust her judgement of products! She hand selects each product in the shop and emphasizes that the products are natural and good for you.  So if your mom is a beauty junkie, makeup from Lemon Laine is sure to please! Shop Lemon Laine here: https://lemonlaine.com/

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Photo via Homepolish.com

8. Blowout from The Dry House

Give your mom the gift of glam this year by treating her to a blowout at The Dry House! The Dry House is the premiere spot in the city for locals, a-listers, and tourists.  You can even book one for yourself and get glam together! Book your appointment here: https://www.thedryhousenashville.com/

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Photo via thedryhouse.com

9. Shopping Spree at Hemline

Hemline in the Hill Center is one of our favorite clothing stores in the city.  We love their clothes, accessories, and more! BONUS! We particularly love the Not Vodka water bottle sold in the shop!  Shop Hemline here: https://shophemline.com/

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Photo via notvodkawater.com

10. Mary’s Nutritionals CBD Cream

This CBD Cream is amazing for aches and pains.  Treat your mom to the gift of relief this year with the best pain cream on the market.  We love to use this cream as a natural alternative to other pain killers.  Shop Mary’s Nutritionals here: https://marysnutritionals.com/

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Photo via marysnutritionals.com

11. Classes at Pure Barre

Active mama? We got you! Pure Barre provides a total body workout, while lengthening and strengthening.  These workouts concentrate on the areas women struggle with most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms.  The workouts are low-impact, so they are great for all ages! Book your session here: http://purebarre.com/tn-nashville/

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Photo via nsucurrent.nova.edu

12. Barefoot Dreams Island Wrap from Magpies

Nothing says comfort like a product from Barefoot Dreams!  We especially love the Island Wrap because it is extra snuggly and versatile.  We shop our Barefoot Dreams products at Magpies in Nashville.  They also sell the cutest items for children and babies! We love this shop! Shop Magpies here: http://magpiesnashville.com/

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Photo via nordstrom.com

13. Love Heals Thistle Farms Products

Thistle Farms has an amazing mission that we fully support.  For 20 years, their mission has been to heal, empower, and employ women survivors.  Not only is their mission amazing, but their products are too! Anything from Thistle Farms makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Shop Thistle Farms here: https://thistlefarms.org/collections/all

Photo via The Tennessean

Photo via The Tennessean

We hope you have a fabulous time shopping for your Mother's Day gifts! Keep a lookout for a BIG surprise coming later today on our Instagram page: @thesweathouse 

The Best Natural Face Masks

Skin is, has always been, and will always be, in.  So it only makes sense that skincare is in, too! When it comes to caring for our skin, we believe in a natural approach.  Why would we put something synthetic on our body’s largest organ when we wouldn’t ingest the same ingredients? There are so many brands and products on the market… it is hard to keep up! To make it simple, here are our favorite natural face masks to get that post-sweat skin detox and glow:

1. Lush Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask

Unlike it’s title, Rosy Cheeks will not give you red cheeks.  In fact, this mask does the opposite.  With its calming ingredients, like rose petals and calamine powder, this mask calms and soothes the skin.  We especially like to use this mask during a breakout.  It helps to eliminate redness and inflammation in our acne-prone areas.  And bonus! It smells SO GOOD.  Rosy Cheeks is fresh for up to three weeks and needs to be stored in the refrigerator between uses.  

Photo via Lush.com

Photo via Lush.com

2. Immunocologie Vital Clay Mask

This mask is a miracle in a jar… literally.  Use it once, and you will see what we mean.  Immunocologie’s Vital Clay completely transforms the skin in thirty minutes.  This mask works with your body’s immune system to fuel whatever your skin needs to thrive.  Whether it be anti-aging, or eliminating acne, this mask can do it all.  After use, the skin mimics a burn-type appearance and pores are enlarged.  But don’t worry! This only lasts for a few hours.  After the redness goes away, you will be left with beautiful and clearer skin.  This mask comes with a hefty price tag, but in our opinion, it’s worth it.  (Tip: It is best to use this mask before bed so your skin will have time to recover properly.)

 

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Photo via Immunocologie.com

3. Leahlani Skincare Mermaid Mask

So, you’re saying I put this on my face and become a mermaid!? Well, not exactly.  But the name definitely suits the ingredients.  With sea clay and chlorella, this mask has us feeling sea vibes.  We love it because it gives a youthful glow to our skin.  The Mermaid Mask is great for when you want to brighten and smooth the skin.  It is not one that will detox or resurface, but rather a great everyday skincare step that will allow you to put your best face forward.  Plus… It has “Mermaid” in the name! 

Photo via Leahlaniskincare.com

Photo via Leahlaniskincare.com