Remember this spring, when I headed to Paris for a long weekend with one of my best friends from Florida? If not, go on and read more about our trip here!
Inevitably, we popped into a few French pharmacies to purse their goods so here's a two-for-one post covering a little flashback to our long weekend in Paris and a Friday Link List with a French twist.
It's always entertaining to sort through shops in other countries. My personal favorites are grocery stores, markets and pharmacies. You can always find something interesting, whether it's an odd product or a foreign twist on things you like back home. Despite not exactly comprehending the text, we still had fun smelling all the fancy soaps. Oh, so many good smells!
I'm not a huge beauty product girl, gimme some moisturizer and bronzer and I'm good to go, but, I am a sucker for nice design anything with apricot or lavender. So when I stumbled upon apricot + basil goodies my heart swelled and subsequently, so did my backpack.
I walked away from the pharmacy with a hefty bag of goodies and had to lug it all way home. But our bathroom and newly-renovated kitchen both smell fresh like basil and green tea and lavender and that's a good thing, in my book. Here are a few of my favorites...
Bioderma Crealine H2o There's a reason this stuff is all the rage. My skin is so happy now and a a few people have even complimented that it looked "radiant" (Now, I'm blushing) Go and get this, seriously.
Caudalie is a brand of paraben free cosmetics and their bronzer is my new favorite!
Green tea bar soap from Roger & Gallet is also sold in Amsterdam but more just more fun to buy in Paris, of course.
Apricot + Basil soap from Le Petit Marseillais. You guys, this stuff smells so amazing that my supply has already run out! I'm pretty pleased with their henna shampoo too which was a complete impulse but it actually works.
Do you have any favorite foreign beauty products? Share them in the comments below!