Our mission at Quad City Moms Blog is pretty simple – connect with local moms and the community.
This holiday season, we want to take this a step further to really help you find the most amazing gifts – from amazing local businesses!
For 18 days, we’ll be sharing our favorite items from local businesses – restaurants, apparel, accessories, cleaning supplies, and more. And the best part – one reader each day will win a $50 gift thanks to the generosity of these businesses.
Visit QCMB every day for a new gift idea and giveaway. And remember to give local this Christmas.
Today’s Gift Idea: Pure Hair Studio
When the holidays come around, we all start our mission to find perfect presents for all the special people on our list. But, one of the most important groups on our list, and the one I always struggle to find perfect presents for are my friends. Come on, let’s face it, we couldn’t navigate this crazy world of motherhood without our friends. They are our Momfia, our support system…they must be spoiled!
When I buy for my friends I like to give gifts that either help make their lives easier, or pamper them. This year I’m doing that at Pure Hair Studio. If you haven’t discovered Pure yet, definitely check it out.
At Pure you will find unique options for your personal beauty care. It’s a salon experience unlike any in our area. They carry Davines, amazing salon products that actually transform your hair. This line offers options for no sulfates, parabens, gluten and non-ammonia hair color. Pure also carries Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics which I have recently discovered and love the results.
The staff at Pure is creative, talented and research and test all the products they offer. You leave Pure with a look you love, the right products (that you will actually know how to use), and styling tips to keep you looking your best.
Who should you shop at Pure for?
Well, although they have great gifts for everyone, I love to give Pure gifts and gift cards to all my “Mom friends”. The new Mom that is now realizing that a shower opportunity is a rarity. The Mom of a toddler whose beauty routine has been reduced to 2 minutes, and usually involves a kid wrapped around a leg. The working Mom, who has to rush out the door to a day in the office after getting everyone (except herself) ready in the morning. The Moms in your book clubs, stroller clubs, play groups. Teachers and child care givers who somehow manage to take care of 20 plus kids when I can’t even keep up with three.
My friends at Pure make Christmas shopping easy because they have gift kits. You can put together your own kit, or buy one of their gift kits. They take the guess work out of what to give and wrap it beautifully. Just go in, tell them a little bit about the people you are shopping for, and Presto! You will have the perfect present faster than you can wrestle a chocolate bar from your 3 year old.
Here are my top two favorite gift kits at Pure that I will be giving this year:
Who knew that once we became Moms washing our hair would be a luxury? We hardly have time to shower yet alone wash our hair. So, I have joined the “dirty hair” movement, which is actually better for your hair than washing everyday. Did you know your hair will actually look better if you don’t wash it everyday? I am not kidding when I tell you that it’s the reason I can get to work on time. Check out Camye’s post for more details and tips on how this idea works.
The Hair Refresher Kit has everything you need to get you started. In this kit, you get a Hair Refresher Spray which revives your style on the days you don’t shampoo. You also get a travel size Oi Milk and Oi Absolute Beautifying Potion. The Oi Milk is used on wet hair after you shower. It helps protect your hair from heat elements and prepare it for styling. (And here’s a tip: I use this on my daughter’s hair after I wash it. It’s perfect for all those annoying baby hairs that like to fly away in her hair styles). The Oi Potion can be used on wet or dry hair, and can detangle or just add shine to your style.
Who this gift is perfect for?
All the busy people in your life! Perfect for your best girlfriends, as an amazing tool to look great and make their lives easier. I also love this gift for college students who could use breaks from having to wash their hair in the dorm shower everyday.
$45.00. A savings of $18.00 over buying individually.
The Youngblood’s Favorites Kit is truly my favorite kit to give to my Mom friends. How many times since you have had children do you hear… “ You look tired…” ??? Ugh I hate that. Well, this kit is my weapon against those comments. It starts with the Youngblood Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream. This stuff is a miracle. You put a little dab under your eyes and under your brow line. There is menthol in the cream so when you put it on, you instantly get the look and feel of being wide awake. Of course I love it because over time it eliminates the dark circles and bags, but the initial “Hello I’m awake!” look and feel of the cream will have you instantly hooked.
The kit also comes with a Refreshing Minerals in the Mist Spray. I spray this on before and after I put my makeup on. It makes my skin feel “awake”. It is also a great product for freshening up after a long day. As yes I have been known to keep this in my work bag for a quick spray to revive me after a long day of working at my desk.
Who this gift is perfect for?
Everyone! Use it as a go-to gift for new Moms who are used to only getting gifts for the baby. Give this kit, and throw in a Starbucks gift card with a note that reads “To erase all evidence that you were up all night with the baby”.
$65.00. This is an incredible deal as the eye cream is $58.00 on its own and the Mineral Mist is $25.00.
Other Gift Options:
Although these are my favorite kits there are also plenty of other gift options at Pure. Gifts start at $10.00, so the possibilities are endless. Don’t forget all the gift exchanges that you have to go through this holiday season. No matter what the budget is, Pure can help find the perfect present.
Gift cards at Pure are another great gift. Currently they have a discounted $50.00 gift card for $45.00 and a $100 gift card for $90.00.
These gift kits are also a great present for yourself this holiday season. If you have been thinking of trying these products, this is your opportunity to buy them together at a great discount. .
Where to go/Where to call:
Pure Hair Studio – 5515 Utica Ridge Rd. Davenport, Iowa
And now it’s giveaway time for one lucky QCMB reader .
GIVEAWAY: $50.00 gift card in a gift bag and 3 Mini Youngblood Cosmetic Samples
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This giveaway will end in 24 hours and the winner will be notified via email.
Thanks to Pure Hair Studio for sponsoring today’s post and providing something of value to a writer and reader. We at QCMB love working with local businesses and sharing our very favorites with you.