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Cooling Off With Caudalie

13 Jul
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Image from Caudalie

The heat has been unbearable this summer, especially the past week. The girls want to go to the park almost every day so we often come back hot and sweaty.  It’s hard to feel refreshed with out taking a shower.  Not long ago, I attended an event at the  Caudalie store in the West Village and I purchased the Vinosource Hydration Set ($48).  The set includes:

Image from Caudalie

Image from Caudalie

Vinosource S.O.S. Serum: This best-selling lightweight moisturizing serum restores moisture balance, leaving skin feeling soft and supple.
Vinosource Sorbet: This fast absorbing gel-cream has immediate and long-lasting calming properties. Refreshes and hydrates. Perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
Grape Water: Made from 100% certified organic grapes. Extracted from grapes during the harvest, this fine mist soothes, refreshes and moisturizes the skin at any time of the day.

Gift sets are great because you can get a little of everything to figure out what you like.  I LOVE the Caudalie Grape Water spray.  My girls and I give each other a nice spray to help us feel refreshed after being in the sun.  I also  spray myself after a long run or when I wake up in the morning.

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About the Caudalie Event:

20130712-184047.jpgFounder Mathilde Thomas was at the event to meet guests and talk about how the Caudalie beauty line began.  Caudalie was founded in 1993 by Mathilde Thomas and her husband, Bertrand, during the harvest on her family’s vineyard, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, in France. She had a vision to create a natural beauty product based on what you eat and drink.  Caudalie means the unit measuring the duration of the wine’s flavor on the palette.  All the products are derived from the polyphenols extracted from the grape-seeds, the most powerful antioxidants grown.    She often gets asked if it’s hard-working with her husband but she said it wasn’t, one creates while the other one sells the products.

In addition to learning about the product line, guests received either a facial or a tanning tint using.  I chose the facial.  It was amazing.  The products have a beautiful scent and texture.  It also made me realize that I need to take better care of my skin.  It was a lovely evening and a pleasure to meet Mathilde Thomas.

To learn more about Caudalie visit their website, facebook page or follow @Caudalie_ on twitter.

Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.  Information about Caudalie came from their website or from the Q&A.  Thank you Triple Threat Media for the opportunity to learn more about Caudalie.

Bunny Love (@BarefootDreams)

13 Jul
Image from Barefoot Dreams

Image from Barefoot Dreams

When I was pregnant with my oldest child, my friend gave me a Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Bunny Buddie as a baby shower gift. She never got attached to it so it just sat in a drawer. A few years later,when my second was a few months old, my oldest found “Bunny” and gave it to her little sister. My youngest and “Bunny” have been inseparable ever since. Of course with the exception of when “Bunny” takes a bubble bath and she has to use the back-up bunny. She doesn’t like back-up bunny nearly as much and tosses it to the side as soon as her favorite bunny is done drying.
I mentioned in my MAM post that we can’t go anywhere without the duo “paci and bunny”. If they get left we have serious problems, especially bunny because my daughter has to rub her satin ears against her face to fall asleep; some part of bunny always has to be touching her. My youngest also gives bunny love by rubbing bunny against our cheeks. Bunny is her best friend and lovie so if something were to happen she would be heartbroken. We were an hour away from leaving for The beach for a week when I hear cries “bunny,bunny, bunny… ” coming from the other room as I was finishing packing. My older daughter kept saying don’t come in here Mom so I knew something had happened but I wasn’t ready for what I walked into.

20130713-080826.jpgMy heart sank when I saw “Bunny”. My youngest couldn’t stop crying, her sister hurt bunny. She was trying to steal it away why bunny split down the belly. My oldest started crying because she felt horrible and it was sweet because she kept telling my youngest she could have her teddy to sleep with. I knew that wasn’t going to work and the other bunny wouldn’t work so I had to start surgery on bunny before we jumped in the car for a long ride to the beach. Both girls fell asleep because they had gotten so upset. An hour later surgery was complete. Bunny will have a scar but my youngest was relieved when she woke up to bunny next to her and was even more excited to have her for the long car ride.

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We love our Barefoot Dreams Bunny. One of the best gifts I received and although my oldest didn’t use it, my youngest has gotten so much love and joy from it.
Does your child have lovie or security blanket? Have you had a moment in which you lost it or it tore? What did you do?