Thursday, 4 July 2013

Haul | London and Paris

So i'm back from having a little break in London and Paris and of course I did a little bit of shopping. One of my main excitements about going to Paris is for me is the amazing cheap skincare. We went to City Pharma, I would definitely recommend this place because they're cheaper than everywhere else but get there early because it gets very busy!
First off i'll share my London purchases, I got the neon orange bag in the John Lewis sale for £19, it is real leather and you can fit loads in it! I also got this lovely bangle from Forever 21 which was around £3, I love how simple it is and the fact it goes with everything.
I also finally made a trip to & Other Stories and I really liked the store and the way everything was displayed. I picked up this amazing make-up bag for £12, I love how bright it is and it feels really good quality, I can also fit loads in it too. They had so many lovely body products but I settled on the Fig Fiction Body Scrub, this smells amazing and I was in need of a new scrub. 
I always love having a browse at the make-up section in the Oxford Street Topshop, I picked up two lip products because I hadn't tried any before. I got one of the lipsticks in Macaroon, this is a lovely bright pinky coral shade. I also got one of their Lip Bullet's in Joyride, this is a lovely cherry red shade which i've become obsessed with. This feels lovely on the lips and can be worn bright and sheerly. 
Some haircare bits, i've heard amazing things about the Dove Leave In Conditioner so had to pick it up. I've also been wanting to try a salt sprays so decided to try the Toni & Guy offering because this travel size was only £2, so far so good I will report back on both of these once i've tried them more.
Onto skincare, I had to pick up some more Bioderma, I also wanted to try some more of their products and I had heard good things about their Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 as a great SPF for oily skin. 
I've been really into hydrating mask result and wanted to try some more. I pick up the Embryolisse Hydra Masque and the Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturising Mask. I'm yet to give these a good test but expect reviews soon.
One thing that was at the top of my list was the La Roche Posay Serozinc, this stuff is raved about yet isn't available in the UK. So far it is a lovely gentle toner and i'm really liking it. 
Something that i've had my eye on for a while is the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Toner, this wasn't that much cheaper than the UK price but i'm definitely excited to use this and so far i'm really liking how it makes my skin feel. Finally I picked up the Avene Cleanance Masque, i hadn't heard anything about this but it says it is a clay based mask with AHA in it to exfoliate the skin. I've used this once and I liked it but again I will report back on this. 
Finally I went shopping on Saturday with my friend and pick up two bits, first the L'oreal Telescopic Mascara, i've heard great things about this so I thought I should finally give it a go. Boots have a buy one get one half price deal on at the moment so I decided to finally pick up the Soap & Glory Lid Stuff palette i've had my eye on for ages. The quality of the shadows is really good so expect a review soon.

Phew, that's everything! I definitely plan on doing very little spending in July especially since I now have lots of products to test out! What beauty bits have you purchased recently?

11 comments:

  1. I love the colourful makeup bag you picked up, it's so pretty! xxx

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  2. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Soap and Glory Lid Stuff Palette. Raspberrykiss xo

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    1. So far so good, expect a review soon :)

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  3. I love all the products you got, they are the same ones I would buy. The Soap & Glory palette you got is one of my favs :) x

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  4. Amazing haul! Love the French skin care bits :) x

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    1. Same, french skincare is my favourite :)

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  5. WOW, that's some french pharmacy haul! If any UK readers want to get hold of some serozinc, it's sold here :) fave.co/14qhKq3 x

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  6. Amazing haul, the skincare looks section is amazing, I need to get my ass to Paris haha xx

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