December 10, 2010

Caudalie Review, Giveaway, & Sale/Free Shipping Code [CLOSED]

As much as I love the look and feel of high end make-up, the majority of my collection is from the drugstore.  When it comes to skin care, I am much more likely to splurge.  All the face paint in the world will do no good if your canvas isn't up to par, right?

When I was contacted by Caudalie to do a review, I was was thrilled.  Caudalie is a luxury skin care line that is sold in stores such as Sephora, Nordstrom, and Barneys.  Their products are also available online.

Read on for my thoughts on this outstanding brand.

This incredibly lush cream is wonderful for those seeking to reduce wrinkles and dark spots.  Smooth a thin layer over your face and neck and turn back time!  The stubborn, semi-deep lines across the bridge of my nose have diminished significantly since I started using this product.  It's easy to see why this item is a best seller at Sephora!

PROS:  Has a moderate, heavenly scent that smells like an eau de parfum a sophisticated woman would spritz on; a miniature dollop goes a loooong way; your skin instantly appears firmer and healthier after one application.

CONS:  At $150.00, this posh cream comes with a posh price tag.  However, if your skin is oily, you only need to use it once a day.  And, as I stated before, the tiniest bit of product goes a long way!

 This scrub is extremely gentle and excellent for sensitive skin.  It can be used on the face, neck, and décolleté once or twice a week.

PROS:  Normally, I rely on gritty scrubs for exfoliation.  That said, this product works just as well as some of its more abrasive competitors.  Thanks to the chilly December weather, my skin was quite the dry mess prior to my using this product.  It did wonders after just one use, leaving my face feeling not only smooth, but cleansed.  My forehead and cheeks looked especially radiant and hydrated.

CONS:  At $35.00, this scrub costs more than my usual exfoliant.  However, the product worked so well, I think it's worth the price!

Experiencing sagging eye lids?  Wrinkles around your eyes and lips?  Suffering from chronic puffiness and dark circles?

PROS:  I worried that this product might cause milia around my eyes, but it didn't.  Once it was smoothed on, it filled in the fine lines beneath my eyes.  I also have one fine, vertical line above my lips; this helped reduce its appearance. 

CONS:  Prevention is key.  Using anti-ageing products in your twenties certainly doesn't hurt.  However, I think this product is best saved for those in their late twenties and beyond.  (My "geriatric" behind falls into this category.  Ha!)

My hands are chronically dry from hand sanitizers and constant washing.  (O.C.D., anyone?  LOL!)  I couldn't wait to test this product out!  Caudalie's Travel Size Hand and Nail Cream is the perfect size for your handbag or clutch. 

PROS:  Rich; creamy; lightly fragranced in a pleasant scent; incredibly moisturizing; non-greasy; super affordable at $5.00.  My hands have done a complete 360 thanks to this fun-sized product!

CONS:  None.

This incredibly moisturizing product can be used as a mask, cream, or both!  Smooth a thin layer over your face and neck, and allow it to set for fifteen minutes.  Rinse it off with warm water and prepare to be amazed!  Or, leave it on in lieu of your traditional moisturizer.

PROS:  It is a dual purpose product.  After one use, my dull winter skin looked revived and vibrant!  I achieved especially amazing results when I used this mask following the Gentle Buffing Cream.

CONS:  None.


Giveaway


The wonderful folks at Caudalie are generously allowing me to give away two of my favorite products: the Vinosource Mask and Hand and Nail Cream!

Mandatory Rules

1.  You must be a public follower of my blog.

2.  You must "like" Caudalie on Facebook.

3.  You must leave a comment below letting me know how you entered.

Bonus Entries

Worth FIVE points each!!!!

1.  Follow my jewelry blog: EightSeventeen Jewelry.

2.  Tweet about my giveaway.

3.  Write a blog post or add my giveaway to your sidebar using the photo above.

This giveaway ends December 23, 2010 at 11:59 P.M. (PT).  Open to U.S. residents only.


Discount & Free Shipping Code

Interested in picking up some of Caudalie's products now?  Please refer to yesterday's post for discount and free shipping details!



Overall, these products exceeded my expectations.  I will definitely be purchasing from Caudalie on a regular basis going forward!

Happy Holidays!

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Disclaimer: All images belong to Caudalie, and were used with permission from the company.  The products were sent to me by Caudalie to review, free of charge.  I am not affiliated with the organization, nor am I being paid to endorse their products.  My views are not influenced by anything other than my personal experience.  Please use these products at your own discretion.

16 comments:

April said...

Your reviews are always the BEST! :) So informative! You got me hooked on Korres now I gotta try Caudalie . :)

Imo said...

Hey Kate! Ive been wanting to try Caudalie for ages! Ive liked Caudalie on facbook =D

Dee said...

I follow your blog as DG :)

I like Caudalie on fb as Dee G.

Thanks for the chance! Love their products! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

+5 - follow your other blog as DG



deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

+5 tweeted @deegee13

thanks :)

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/14051674788200448

ginnn7 said...

thanks for the great giveaway

follow gfc ginnn7

+1 like caudalie on fb gina delaune

+ 5 follow EightSeventeen Jewelry gfc ginnn7

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STYLEEZTA said...

Great review :)
I am a follower
I am following caudalie on facebook (melissa valmonte)

samara said...

i follow this blog and your jewelry blog.
i like you on fb
i shared this article on twitter (samarac1187)

angelpumpkin said...

I follow your blog, I'm a FB fan of Caudalie, & I have my fingers crossed to win.

angelpumpkin said...

I also follow your jewelry blog: EightSeventeeen Jewelry

angelpumpkin said...

I tweeted about this giveaway my twitter ID (angelpumpkin1)

Styles 'n Cream said...

I love Claudalee. I am now liking them on FB and I am your new follower.

P.S. Stop by my blog - I am hosting an EmersonMade giveaway.

http://stylesncream.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-first-giveaway-with-amazing.html

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone. I "like" Caudalie on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker). Thanks so much for the giveaway!
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/17176558078791680
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I follow your jewelry blog: EightSeventeen Jewelry via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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