Monday, 17 March 2014
My Paris Pharmacy and Sephora Haul
When I found out I was going to Paris with Clarins at the start of the year my thoughts immediately turned to the elusive French skincare products that the British bloggers lust after, and the Paris pharmacies have in abundance, and of course the beauty mecca of Sephora that no Parisian trip would be complete without a visit to.
Lily and I headed out on our final day in the French capital and the first stop was City Pharma to stock up on Bioderma and see what other treasures lurked amongst the aisles. As well as picking up two bottles of the Bioderma Crealine H2O (which is available in the UK but obviously was a lot more purse-friendly in Paris) I also decided to try their dermatological facial wipes which are designed for sensitive skin and are always handy when travelling and trying to avoid those liquid restrictions. We were then faced with row upon row of La Roche-Posay products and following Lily's lead I picked up the Serozinc which has been a much coveted product by British bloggers recently and isn't available in the UK currently. This is a spray that delivers a fine mist of goodness to help purify and soothe your skin, combating any redness, acne-flare ups or angry blemishes. I plan to do a full review soon, but in short - it is really very good!
Before heading back to our hotel for a spot of lunch (and more of the most exquisite French fries I've ever sampled!) we jumped back in our car, took a scenic route via the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower and ended up outside Sephora - quelle surprise! My two purchases inside this makeup mansion weren't particularly bold or exclusive to France but included the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette which, at the time, had been a nightmare to get hold of in England and also a soft touch shadow pencil from NARS in the shade Goddess which filled all my shimmering, pink-champagne needs for my eyes. Soft, creamy and perfect for a fresh look this Spring.
What products are on your French beauty shopping list?