Purchases From Paris – Beauty Products
This post is a little overdue, but I definitely didn’t want to miss it out. As some of you may know about a week and a half ago I was in Paris with my boyfriend for four days. And even though we weren’t there for very long I still managed to fit in a little bit of shopping! I’ve decided to split this post into two parts, beauty products and non-beauty products so I can talk about everything I have bought in a bit more detail without the post getting too long.
Watching a lot of YouTube videos and reading a lot of beauty blogs means that over the years I have heard a lot of people raving about French beauty products. In fact I was nearly as excited about going to a French Pharmacy as I was about climbing the Eiffel Tower! There were a few Brands that I had heard of like Nux and La Roche Posay that I really wanted to try out. And lucky enough for me but not so lucky for Jack who was dragged in about 14 different pharmacies in search of a lip balm I did manage to pick up a few things! So here are the 5 things that I have managed to pick up as well as my first impressions of them.
La Roche Posay 50+ ultra-light sun cream/moisturiser
Sadly I don’t know enough (any!) French to tell you if this product is meant to be just a sun cream of a moisturiser with an SPF! But I don’t think it really matters as either way I think this is amazing. I have been in the market for ages know for an everyday sun cream that I can wear with no makeup or under makeup. Yes, I’m one of those OCD people that try to wear sun cream all year round as I don’t want wrinkles when I’m older! I’ve tried a few facial sun creams but the ones with high SPF all seem to be really thick and hard to apply or smell really funky! This one is so light and so easy to blend and it doesn’t have a funky smell either. I don’t have to wait to put my makeup on afterwards and it has a really high protection. I know larger Boots do sometimes sell La Roche Posay products so I really hope that they do this one too!
Reve De Miel
This was the product that meant that I had to drag Jack into those 15 pharmacies! I was so desperate to get my hands on this as I had heard so many good things about it. It is a really moisturising lip balm and it is a massive pot so I know that it is going to last me a while. The first time that I used it though (basically as soon as I had bought it) according to Jack it made my lips go a bit of a funny colour. I also wasn’t too sure about the scent at first but it is growing on me. The is quite a thick long lasting lip balm and I really like to have this by my bed and use it just before I go to sleep.
La Roche Posay Serozinc
Before I left for Paris I was watching an Amelia Liana French pharmacy haul video and she was raving about this stuff, so much so that I think she picked up five on these! I only picked up one as I just wanted to try it out and find out what she was raving about. I have been using this but I don’t think that I have been using this long enough to notice if it has made a huge difference in my skin or not so I think that I will have to wait a bit longer before I can make any real judgement.
Bioderma Micellar Water
I’m sure you’ve all heard of this! Since buying the Garnier Micellar cleansing water a few months back and not being sure about it I’ve fallen more and more in love with it, so it is now my go to product to take off my makeup. So when I Paris I was desperate to pick this up – the original! I only picked up the little bottle, firstly because I thought it was cute and secondly because I found myself spending quite a bit of money in Paris, and buying the smaller bottle of Bioderma was my idea of being controlled! I do kind of see what all of the hype is about when it comes to this product though; it’s so gentle yet removes everything. Although that said I think that just because it is so much effort to get hold of I will be sticking with my Garnier one and saving this cute little bottle for travelling.
Avene Clearance Face Mask
The number of face masks that I have at the moment is getting a bit ridiculous! But masks are the part of my face routine that I like to change up the most and try lots of new ones. So naturally in Paris this brand caught my eye and I picked up their face mask. Although since then I have actually seen this brand in Boots! Anyway, this is a really quick simple mask. I’ve only used it twice so I haven’t noticed any huge differences in my skin. But it hasn’t irritated my skin or made me break out and it left my skin feeling really fresh and clean.
So those were the 5 products that I picked up on my trip to Paris. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them or what you favourite French pharmacy buys are. xx