Parisian Beauty And Skincare Haul

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Oh look what I surprise, I headed to Paris and went into Sephora, like anyone is surprised. The only thing that surprised me was what I spent, partly due to the fact that I didn’t bother attempting the huge one on the Champs Elysse as it’s always just too busy so I settled for a smaller one by our hotel. For me one of the novelties of going away is seeing what goodies I can find and while I mostly stick to the Sephora own brand as most other things I can buy it’s always good to explore. Last time I went to Sephora in Paris I was never reserved, not like when I went crazy in New York.

This time when I headed to the French capital I also went to the City Pharmacy which I had heard so much about which is the huge double level store with cut priced French branded products, now I knew I didn’t need much having only just had a clear out but I couldn’t resist checking out their treats.

In Sephora, the first three items I bought were all own brand including a Sephora Pomegranate Sheet Mask because I absolutely love their sheet masks and find them really refreshing and two brand new items. The first was the Sephora Charcoal Micellar Cleansing Water, now I keep seeing beauty items with Charcoal in them and I’m very intrigued so I thought I’d buy some micellar water as I use so much of it. The second newbie item was the Sephora Yuzu Face And Eye Cleansing Cream, I love this scent as I’ve used the makeup wipes and I bought a cleansing cream would be a good addition to my collection, no other rhyme or reason.

Next up were three makeup products, now I know you can buy Kat Von D in the UK but I have found the Liquid Lipstick in Lovecraft to be sold out quite often so when I saw an abundance of them I thought I’d whack one in my basket. Plus it didn’t really work out much different in price. I love this formula of liquid lipstick and the shade is such a pretty pink/ mauve. The next item was a mini of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which I know works out so much more expensive than buying a full size but these are absolutely great for traveling with and I have not found the mini’s in the UK. This is my absolute favourite mascara so I knew I had to replace my old travel one.

The final thing which fell in my basket was a Sephora Eyeshadow in shade Tahitian Pearl. I bought my first own brand eyeshadow a few month’s ago and I’ve found them really good, they’re well pigmented, have very little fall out of colour and they last really well considering their price. Last time I opted for quite a neutral bronze so this time I went for quite a lot of shimmer and I’m very happy with the shade.

Next up was my trip to the City Pharmacy. I had heard quite a lot of things about this place being pretty busy and considering it was about 11am on a Wednesday morning there was a lot of people with a few empty spots where presumably items had been swiped early. I didn’t need anything at all but I thought I’d take a look at some of the French brands I knew to see what they had.

The first thing which dropped into my basket was Bioderma Anti- Transparent deodorant because A/ I’ve heard great things about Bioderma, 2/ Everyone needs deodorant, and C/ it was about 4 euro’s so it felt like an easy decision. Next up I had to buy a Bioderma H20 Micellar Water because so many people seem to rave about it and while I’d never spend £12+ on a bottle, 8 euro’s didn’t seem too bad. I have used this once before and I don’t remember being blown away but I want to give it a proper chance this time.

Of course, I had to buy something from Caudalie so I picked up this gorgeous smelling shower gel because it’s another staple product that you’ll always need and I knew it wouldn’t just sit in my drawers like some skincare products end up doing.

Sering as apparently I had a micellar water obsession during Paris I picked up a mini of the La Roche- Posay Ultra Micellar Water to try out. I know this is a brand who do sell quite easily in the UK as I’ve seen them in Boots so if I like this I know I can pick it up at home. I don’t know much about this item but the previous La Roche- Posay item I’ve used I’ve loved so why not.

My final item was another from Caudalie and it was their Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil which is designed to just rub make-up off when you massage it over your eyes or face. I wear quite a lot of make-up so I’m always impressed with anything that claims to remove tough and heavy make-up and being a small bottle I know it will be handy for travelling.

June 29, 2017
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  • I didn’t think of going to Sephora when I went to Paris, which is probably a good thing as I would have spent too much. I love all the bits you got I’ve heard so many good things about the water. x

  • FussFreeJen

    When in Paris, one must do these things. How wonderful. I think it is the kind of thing I’d be up to given the chance of a visit to The French Capital. Lovely sounding products.

  • Melanie

    I would love to try the lush pomegrante face mask sheets 🙂 x

  • I really need to try the face mask sheets, you are better than me when I went to Paris I haeded for the bakeries 🙂 x

  • Alison Rost

    Sephora in Paris?! Be still my heart .. it’s my favorite store. I noticed the Pomegranate face mask the last time I was in, maybe now I’ll have to give it a try. I’ve become such a face mask junkie this summer! x

  • lisa prince

    oh lovely haul i love the look of the mask i need to give that a try

  • City Pharma is such a great place to visit, though kind of overwhelming in that it’s always so busy. You got some great stuff on your Parisian trip!

  • I can’t tell you how jealous I am that you went into a sephora, I saw one on holiday but it was closed for a refit and not opening till after I came home. I probably saved myself a fortune! I really fancy trying the masks, I keep seeing US YT’ers using them. You picked up some lovely items x

  • I am so jealous of your haul! I need to try the Sephora masks, luckily my daughter is going to Paris next week and I have given her a little list of things to get me x

  • Madeeha

    It always annoyed my that how all this skincare is very budget friendly in France but once they hit UK shores, all prices go rocket high. Bioderma, La roch posey and Caudalie are my fav brands. I am sure you will not be disappointed with your purchases.

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex and Kat Von D are great brands, especially as they are cruelty free. Curious about that lippie shade, what is the pigmentation and colour like? x

  • i absolutely love stocking up on french brands whenever i’m in paris. i love the look of the kat von d lipstick colour

  • For me every time I visit the French capital I always pick up some perfume as they have the best but not really much on other products.
    You’ve certainly introduced me to some really lovely ones here

  • I can’t resist Sephora when I’m abroad too – looks like you picked up some amazing bits x

  • These are some awesome products. Sephora buys are a total must whenever you can 😉

  • Louise Smith

    French skincare products are amazing, aren’t they? I always recommend bioderma and caudalie to my friends and family 🙂

    Louise x

  • I’ve never been to France, but I swear when I go I will probably need a separate suitcase for everything I am coveting. I love seeing posts like this. x

  • Cassandra Mayers

    Great to do a bit of shopping in france, I love the name of the mascara 🙂 What a great range of items here. I don’t really wear much of them, i’m super fussy and stick to the same brands usually.

  • I’ve never heard of Sephora although it’s a good few years since I last visited Paris. Sounds like you have a great haul of products to keep you going.

  • Nelu

    I might add these to my makeup collection. I don’t use much makeup but I’m planning to stop looking like a gremlin 24/7 lol

  • lisa prince

    oh i love the look of the face mask , ive tried this brand a few times now and i especially like caudalies face care items x

  • Andrew

    Some of these products look quite interesting

  • I’ve heard great things about the Better Than Sex mascara, and I’ve been looking for a new one to try. I’ll have to give it a go! Thank you

  • I have to admit when I went to Paris I totally ignored the whole beauty side, I wish I had popped to Sephora and taken advantage of the drug stores, next time I will!!

  • Rani Bruyns

    I definitely need to test some of these out, to be honest if you go to Paris you have the go to sephora. It’s a must- like the eiffel tour!

  • Ickle Pickle

    I haven’t heard of Sephora but I love all your choices. I would love to try that mascara. Kaz

  • Nayna Kanabar

    What a great haul of beauty products, these will last you awhile.I have heard of Sephora but not tried their products before.

  • Jenni Grainger

    Wow you bought so much haha. I have heard good things about Sephora x

  • Kay Elizabeth Burgess

    Fab haul! Uber jealous, I didn’t get time to make a trip to Sephora on my last visit to Paris x

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