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The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out Hardcover – July 14, 2015
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Praise for The French Beauty Solution
“[An] expert rundown of French beauty rules, age-old traditions and do-it-yourself recipes.”—The Los Angeles Times
“Thomas debunks the mystère surrounding French women (and their cellulite-free figures) and explains why she abides by the ‘pleasure principle’ in all aspects of life. Calorie-counting Americans, take note.”—Allure
“Full of advice on how to maintain a lifestyle that is très français, her ode to the French woman covers everything from how to drink red wine (with gusto) to how to carry oneself (with nonchalance) and how to maintain beautiful skin, among other tidbits of advice and anecdotes.”—The New York Observer
“Just what could this particular France-born expert teach us about how to live a slimmer/chicer/less-American life? As it turns out, plenty…And while we do often daydream of parquet-floored apartments in the 17the century and endless platters of fromage, anything that assists in getting us out of our decidedly lazy American skin care routine and into something far more sophisticated – French or otherwise — is well worth the read.”— Hollywood Reporter
“Like Bringing Up Bébé and Caroline de Maigret’s How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are before it, [The French Beauty Solution] caters to our fascination with all things French, but is the first “how-to” of its kind focused specifically on beauty. Spoiler alert: It’s impossible to stop reading and will inspire you to take more walks and drink more red wine.”—Yahoo Beauty
“If you want to be more like the French (and who doesn’t), this book is sure to show you the way.”—Time.com
“I’m thrilled Mathilde is sharing her best kept French beauty secrets. I’ve been a fan of Caudalie and her Vinotherapie Spas for years.”—Jason Wu
“The French Beauty Solution takes a holistic approach to being a gorgeous woman. Sharing her wonderful philosophy on lifestyle and easy maintenance, Mathilde speaks from the heart. Besides, who doesn’t want to learn the secret behind what makes French women so effortlessly beautiful and confident.”—Rashida Jones
“What I really love and admire about Mathilde and the Caudalie brand is how they place the emphasis on feeling good vs. looking good. Confidence certainly exemplifies beauty and Mathilde captures that entirely. It sends a wonderful message.”—Katie Lowes, actress
“Mathilde’s The French Beauty Solution offers incredible advice to women on skincare and the importance of enjoying your beauty routine. This is my new summer beauty bible.”—Olivia Palermo, founder and creative director of oliviapalermo.com
“I just read Mathilde’s book and I love that she is not only teaching beauty regiments, which go against all the old wives tales, but that she also points out the beauty of women who have aged gracefully instead of just promoting youth.”—Lottie, celebrity makeup artist
“As a French woman, The French Beauty Solution really simplifies the French way of beauty for all women to enjoy.”—Garance Dore, photographer, illustrator and author
About the Author
Mathilde Thomas cofounded the all-natural skin-care line Caudalíe with her husband after taking inspiration in the power of grapes from her parents’ Bordeaux vineyard. Her company’s products are available in more than fifteen thousand stores worldwide. Mathilde now lives in New York City with her family, where she heads Caudalíe USA.
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Review: This book is written by a genius! I am serious! So, for me specifically, I suffer from a handful of autoimmune diseases, so I really put an effort into what I put in or on my body. A lot of the information in this book I spent YEARS searching on the internet and collecting to create an overall healthy way to treat myself. The fact that this is all together in one book is absolutely amazing.
One new thing I finally tried and never have before (despite hearing of it), is plant derived oils on my skin. I have multiple issues, joint pain due to arthritis, patches of ‘Goosebumps’ that never go away, dull skin that typically feels dry and clogged pores on my face. This book suggested using oils (I chose an avocado oil processed for massage and skin) and of course has a chapter on essential oils, so I added peppermint essence to mine. The difference here is when the book suggests using the oil and how. So I showered and before I stepped out, still dripping, I rubbed the oil mixture all over like I typically do with lotions, except with plant derived oils you don’t have to avoid any areas in fear of clogged pores. My face looked magical the next day, my knees were soft. My ‘Goosebumps’ patches were significantly smaller and softer while the peppermint tangled on my sore joints giving them new life.
None of my pores were clogged from the oil, in fact the oil had purged my pores of any imperfections (even blockheads!).
This book is really great for anyone. I think anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle on a budget and the most simple it could be would love this book. I give it 5 stars because it is exactly what I have been trying to find for years. I especially recommend this book to anyone who suffers from chronic health issues, you can feel beautiful with little effort and even LOOK healthy.
The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas. Avery (July 14, 2015). 272 pages. Beauty & Health. I won this copy through a Goodreads Giveaway.
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Easy informative approach to beauty as well as lifestyle.Would highly recommend this book.As aFrench woman born in Paris I must say Madame Thomas's information is all quite true!
Right at the beginning of the book, Mathilde introduces us to the "Pleasure Principle", which simply means that your beauty routine should not just make you look good - it should also make you feel good. Basic, yet important. Starting here will ensure that everything you do from that point will naturally fall into place. Far too many women think it's necessary to spend a small fortune or undergo expensive, painful procedures to look good. Mathilde shares that this just isn't necessary. Holistic and preventative measures are much more cost-effective, simple and painless.
The French Beauty Solution is thorough, organized and engaging. There is a wealth of information contained for treating the outside, as well as the inside, of our bodies. It's clear that Ms. Thomas knows her stuff. I love that it's obvious that she has not written this book merely as a way to promote her skin care company - she shares far too much valuable information. In fact, there's an entire section of recipes that use ingredients that most of us probably have in our kitchen cupboards right now. In addition to skin care, there's also a great deal of practical advice on healthy eating, hair care, the safe way to detox with a natural grape cleanse, make-up tips and much more.
I would recommend The French Beauty Solution to anyone, of any age, looking for a comprehensive guide for achieving their ultimate health and beauty goals.
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