Sunday, 6 December 2015

12 Days of Giftmas - Caudalie ¦ Giveaway

On the sixth day of Giftmas my true love gave to me, French skincare that's chic...

Caudalie is a natural French skincare brand that has highly concentrated and effective formulas, is cruelty free, includes no parabens, uses recyclable and recycled materials in their packaging, tries to minimise its effects on the environment and donates portions of their sales to charitable organisations. As well as having a soul, it's a brand that offers results. They emphasise attention to detail and put some products through up to 200 trials to ensure that they have the most desirable textures. The results are creams, lotions, oils and elixirs that feel soothing and delicious on the skin, that are a joy to use. Their eye cream, in particular, is a personal favourite - the best one I've ever tried.

Which is why they needed to be included in the 12 Days of Giftmas.


"But what, pray tell, might this 12 Days of Giftmas be?" you're probably asking.

If you didn't read yesterday's post about Billion Dollar Brows, let me explain it again!

The 12 Days of Giftmas is a project that occurred to me last week. An idea that I ambitiously decided to go through with very last minute - I must be a lunatic. It's a sort of advent calendar for me and my readers, a way of saying thank you for reading and rewarding you in a small way. For the first 12 days of December, I will be writing a post every day on a shop, brand or item that would make good gifts. This is instead of the long gift ideas posts I've done in the past and offers a more in-depth look at some amazing companies and things. To complement each post, I've also teamed up with these fantastic brands and will be giving something away each day! So, the 12 Days of Giftmas will give you some gift ideas and the potential to win something for a loved one (or yourself!).

Caudalie, like many beauty brands, do great gift sets for Christmas that suit lots of budgets and offer great stocking filler options. However, if you happen to know someone is looking to try a new cleanser or moisturiser, there's a wide range to choose from depending on their particular skincare concerns. I can't recommend the Polyphenol Anti-Wrinkle Eye & Lip Cream (RRP €25.60) enough for anyone with mature skin or who just likes seriously creamy eye creams. If you're buying a gift for a skincare lover who likes to try out new things, consider their Make-Up Remover Cleansing Micellar (€17.90 for 400ml) water. Admittedly, it's not the sexiest gift in the world, but it's got an awesome pump design which is handy and hygienic, it'll switch things up for Bioderma devotees and it's extremely good value for quite a highend cleanser. Similarly, their Divine Oil (€16.80) is what it says on the tin (or bottle, I guess); divine. Intensely moisturising and pretty to look at, skincare nerds will love it. And, for fans of cult beauty icons, their famous Beauty Elixir (€10.90 for 30ml) is a must. Just spritz it on intermittently throughout the day for a moisture boost and to look refreshed.

When it comes to gift sets, there are a few I'd recommend. The best thing about all of them is that they're really good value. You can get substantial gifts for under €30.00 and rather luxurious ones for more. The likes of Space NK stock really great baubles with bestsellers inside which make fantastic stocking fillers. You can get a 15ml Divine Oil for €9.00 and a 30ml Beauty Elixir for €12.00.

In addition, there are sets like the Hand Cream Trio that has three different beautifully scented hand creams in a pretty presentation box for €13.00 and the Must-Have set with four minis of their key products (including the Beauty Elixir, a cleansing oil, hand cream and moisturiser) for €19.50.

There are many, many more options so if you don't have a massive budget and want to give someone the gift of skincare indulgence, hit them up.

So, if you want to give this amazing brand a go, why not enter my giveaway of two Caudalie bestsellers - the Micellar Water and Divine Oil.

1. Sadly, I can only keep my giveaways open to Ireland this time around. I apologise to those who might disappointed but I have to keep the generous brands that I'm working with in mind!
2. The prize is Caudalie's Micellar Water and Divine Oil.
3. All you need to do is comment below here or on Facebook with who you'd give it to - or if you want it for yourself! However, you must be following me on at least one platform (FacebookInstagramTwitter, Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin'Tumblr), let me know which one in the comment if it's not obvious!
4. Competition closes a week from now on the 13th of December 2015 at midnight Irish time.
5. Winners will be chosen at random.
6. I will then comment below the winner's comment and ask you to email my official blog email address.












And that's that! Good luck and see you again tomorrow for the next brand and giveaway!

(Thanks to Sally and Caudalie for working with me!)


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  1. I would love it for myself :) I love these products, their body scrub in the jar is fabulou.

  2. It would be a fab treat for my birthday Christmas day, would love it

    1. Hey Noelle, you're our winner! If you could get in touch, I can sort out getting the prize to you. Just email me at Best, C

    2. Omg just seen this now. Thanks so much. Email on the way. Chuffed xx

  3. I would love to give this to my mum. Give her a real treat. It would be something extremely special to give her because she is the major amazing mum.
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    Caroline Bergin-Cross

  4. I would keep this as a lil cadeau for me��