Sunday, 13 October 2013

French Pharmacy and holiday Haul

Hello there!
So I have been lucky enough to go on holiday the past two weeks on a little cruise from Harwich in the UK to France, Spain and Portugal. The itinerary was an interesting one as we have 3 over night stays which was a bit of a waste but the reason was it was a "immersive wine cruise" so they were taking you to ports and selling them as the locations that are 2.5 hours away i.e. "Paris" (Le Harve) funniest thing I have seen in a while. I stayed local to the ship and got the shuttles into the main towns most days and just got lost within in them, Oh and ate local yumminess!!
Anyway I digress (again) my main excitement on this cruise was to go visit a French Pharmacy or two so that I could pick up some great skincare at low prices. So I wanted to share the items I picked up in brief just in case you are interested.
So as you can see I picked up just a few items...... hahahah this is a list of what I got a prices In Euro and Pounds just for comparisons. 
Bioderma Hydrabio Brume - Soothing refreshing water for sensitive skin €5.74/£4.88
Bioderma Hydrabio Lait Moisturising Cleansing Milk for sensitive, dehydrated skin €11.55/£9.82
 Bioderma Hydrabio Gommage Gental Exfoliating Cream for sensitive, dehydrated skin €10.70/£9.09
Bioderma Sebium Mat Moisturising Mattifying Fluid for combination/oily skin €9.90/8.42
Bioderma Sebium H20 Purifying Cleansing Micelle Solution for combination/oily skin Duo €17.99/£15.29 each 7.64
Nuxe Skin, Body and hair oil €18.90/£16.06
Nuxe Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm with honey and Precious Oils €8.99/£7.65
La Roche-Posay Eau Thermale Peaux sensibles Duo €10.95/£9.30 each £4.65
La Roche-Posay Serozinc, Zinc Sulfate Solution Cleansing, Soothing €6.89/£5.85
Phyto 7 Hydrating Day cream with 7 plants for Dry Hair Duo €18.30/£15.55 each £7.77
Biafine Act €5/£4.25
Homeoplasmine €4.85/£4.13
These were the sample goodies that I was given for purchasing so much stuff!! I was very impressed with this as we don't tend to get this treatment in the UK!
I then went on to splurge a little bit in a shop called Bimba and Lola. There stuff was lovely they did leather goods, shoes, Jewellery and clothes but the one thing that caught my eye was a card wallet which I have been after for a while now as I have a lot of cash cards, credit cards and store/loyalty cards. I have wanted to keep them separate since I downsized my purse to a very small coin purse which only holds my cash and drivers licence and a few other cards. So this is what I found and picked it up. At €45 it was pricey but its real leather and feels luxurious plus I love the logo for this brand!
I also couldn't resist this little navy blue make up bag which is in a nylon fabric which was reduced from €22 to €17 I just couldn't say no! 

This it was a little trip into Sephora which made me pick up only one item which was this GIANT bronzer I swatched it several times and kept going back to it so I decided to give in and get it! 
These were the samples I got from Sephora! 
Anyway I hope you enjoyed this little post. I did do lots of research into what products to get from France and hopefully I grabbed some good ones now I get to play with them and find out!!


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