My beauty secrets, with Mathilde Thomas of Caudalie, plus a YOU’RE AMAZING! Autumn giveaway to WIN a Gift Box of the new Vinexpert products!

This giveaway has now closed and the winner is Pat Taylor. CONGRATS to Pat, and big thank you to everyone who took part – more giveaways still open, and LOTS more to come at nonstopmama!! 

I first interviewed Mathilde Thomas, French nonstopmaman and co-founder of the gorgeous French skincare range Caudalie, soon after this gorgeous French skincare range arrived in the UK. Warm and lovely, Mathilde was totally passionate about the pioneering formulas she created with her husband, Bertrand, in their native Bordeaux.

Several years and many lovely new products and professional spa treatments later, nothing has changed. Mathilde remains totally hands-on in the development of the award-winning range, which is loved by beauty editors and industry insiders. The formulas are based on the natural, skin-nourishing, protecting and rejuvenating properties of grapes and the active benefits of ‘Polyphenols’ in skincare.

Here, Mathilde shares her own beauty tricks and tips with nonstopmama AND we have 2 BEAUTIFUL gift box sets of the exciting NEW Caudalie Vinexpert products(read on for more about this, and to enter!).

My beauty secrets, with Mathilde Thomas

What are your everyday make-up must-haves?

For me, the key is to keep it simple. I have very little time during the day, between running around after my three kids, my skincare line, taking care of my husband and finding time to take care of myself – sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day!

I create a natural complexion with my Caudalie Mineral Tinted Moisturiser and the new Mineral Bronzing Powder (below). It gives a natural finish to my skin. I put on some lip gloss too, or if it’s for after work, I will apply some mascara.

How do you look after your hair, and style it in a hurry?

My hair is more of a challenge because I swim, windsurf, snorkel and water-ski, so it can become quite dry -particularly in the summer months. One of my secret weapons is applying Ojon Oil (below) before shampooing.  I use Caudalie Gentle Conditioning Shampoo and Ojon Nourishing Mask, followed by a little of my Caudalie Divine Oil (£25.00) on the ends of my wet hair. I usually let my hair dry naturally curly.

Any bodycare favourites?

My Caudalie Divine Oil! This dry oil moisturises, nourishes and enhances the skin thanks to its unique formula made with exceptional blend of oils – grape, hibiscus, sesame and argan – combined with our patented antioxidant Polyphenols. It envelops the skin with a subtle, floral fragrance with woody notes.

At times when I really have to hydrate and nourish my skin, I use the oil for the body, face and hair!

When on a plane, it’s important to hydrate your skin. I replace my day cream with a hydrating mask, which I apply as a light film on my skin. This is the perfect solution for dehydrated skin.

Thanks for sharing your beauty tips with nonstopmama, Mathilde!

Caudalie NEW Vinexpert giveaway!

I’m THRILLED that Caudalie are generously giving a Gift Box Set filled with miniature sizes of the NEW Vinexpert collection to two nonstopmamas who would ♥ an autumn radiance boost!

A key ingredient in the new Vinexpert formulations is Reservatrol Oleyl, with oleic acid, which is believed to have powerful antioxidant benefits, as well as helping to stimulate collagen production to encourage a firmer, smoother and more rejuevnated-looking complexion.

Each great set includes a mini-sized version of the Vinexpert Day Fluid, Firming Serum, Eye & Lip Serum and Night Infusion Cream!

To enter this giveaway, simply:

1. ‘Like’ the NEW nonstopmama Facebook page!

2.  Leave a comment below this post to let me know you’ve done the above!

That’s it!!

The winners will be chosen at random by computer (we’ll email to ask for the best address for their Caudalie Vinexpert Gift Box to be sent!). Please take a moment to read the giveaway rules here.

This giveaway will close at midnight on Wednesday, 7 November, 2012.

More info on Caudalie products nd to shop online here!

You can also ‘Like’ Caudalie on Facebook and follow on Twitter!

This giveaway has been promoted on the following websites:

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