Sunday, 25 August 2013

France & Rome Haul!

How could I go to France and Rome and not get skincare and makeup products? I had to! The french pharmacies are filled with amazing products with even better prices, and with Sephora on the cards, I was in heaven.

Bioderma Crealine H2O
Firstly, I had to get my hands on some Bioderma Craline H2O! It was around €13 for this bottle, which is great considering you can get the same one in the UK on amazon for £22! After hearing so many good things about it I had high hopes.  I'm already in love. It takes off my makeup so much better than my Simple makeup remover. I'm now left with the question of, why didn't I get more? Has anyone seen this available in the UK for cheaper than on amazon?

Embryolisse Labarotoires-Crème Concentre 
Next up was another french pharmacy purchase, Embryolisse Laboratoires Lait-Crème Concentre. This is a moisturiser that I had heard a lot about. I've used it a few times now and I think it sits really well under foundation.

OPI nailpolish in You're Such a Budapest

Make-up Forever HD powder

Sephora, Sephora, Sephora...I could honestly buy the whole shop. Why does Scotland not have one?! I went in with my french cousin, she waited patiently as I excited over everything! She had to retain me and I only bought one thing! That's an achievement. I thought I'd try something that is not available in the UK so I got the Makeup Forever HD powder. Sephora were doing 10% off that day too, so I think I got it for something along the lines of €24. I've used it a few times now and I'm impressed! It doesn't cake up, the powder is so fine yet it stops me from being all oily. Although I did only buy one thing myself in Sephora, my auntie went in with me one day and she got me a little treat as a part of my birthday present, an OPI nailpolish in You're Such a Budapest. I love this colour so much!

I had recently heard of an italian brand called KIKO, so when I went to Rome I searched for their shop. When I finally found it I was surprised. The prices are so good, yet the quality feels great! The shop itself was pretty tiny and there was a sale on so it was mobbed. I could hardly move and it was so warm and stuffy, so I quickly grabbed their Long Lasting Shadow Stick in shade 06 and ran for the till. I'm soooo glad I picked this up. It's so creamy and stays on the lids all day! It was so cheap as well, only €7 I think. KIKO now have a store in London I believe and you can buy their things online too. I'm definitely going to get more, I'm intrigued by this brand! 

If you want to see a post about my trip to Rome, click here! I loved it! Have you tried any of these products? If so, what do you think about them?



  1. Great haul! I love Bioderma... can't believe how pricey it is in the UK!

    xo, alison*elle

    1. Thank you! I know, it's crazy! X

  2. You can buy Bioderma off, it's £14.50 for 500ml. :)