Monday, 4 June 2012

Paris Haul

So, I couldn't go to Paris without doing a little shopping right? I didn't go crazy but I enjoyed looking round the shops. There were two massive department stores on the same street as my hotel - Galleries Lafayette and Printemps. They were both amazing, they had several buildings each! 

Galleries Layfette

Looking down at the beauty hall in Galleries Lafayette
The shops along Champs Elysees looked so good too. I didn't really look in many there since I went past there on my "sightseeing" day so didn't want to spend too much time in the shops. I made time for the world's biggest Sephora and Laduree though ;)

My first purchase in Paris had to be a bottle of Bioderma Crealine H20 Micelle Solution. I did get slightly confused yet excited with all of the bottles and realised when I got back to the hotel I've bought the version for very dry skin but it should be fine!

I've never tried Nuxe products before and I'd previously seen their Reve de Miel lipbalm on other blogs so I picked up one of those along with a Lotion Tonique aux 3 Roses as I'm running out of my usual Elemis toner. It sounds pretty good as it contains roses, witch hazel and chamomile so I'm looking forward to using it. I've tried the lipbalm and I really like it. It's very hydrating and smells nice too.

Nuxe Lotion Tonique aux 3 Roses, Nuxe Reve de Miel and Bioderma Crealine H20 Micelle Solution

I was quite underwhelmed in Sephora to be honest so I didn't pick anything up from the Champs Elysees store. I think it's because I'd built it up to be amazing but really we have most of the products they sold in the UK for the same price or cheaper! I still ended up visiting a smaller store on the street of my hotel and ended up with a few strawberry scented goodies - a small perfume spray and a body wash. They both smell delicious and I've been enjoying using the body wash as it's nice and creamy. The prices weren't bad either. Something like 5 euros for the spray and 2.90 euros for the body wash.

Sephora Strawberry Perfume and Body Wash

Me outside of the Sephora store on Boulevard Haussman

This next purchase is something I've had my eye on for a while. I saw them on the internet around 6 months to a year ago and I really wanted one but they were around £50. When I spotted this in Galleries Layfayette for 26 Euros I HAD to have it! It's so cute. I haven't actually put it on my keys yet as I don't want to ruin it!

Laduree keyring box

Laduree Keyring

My last purchase was from Duty Free at Charles de Gaulle Airport. It's the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in shade 2 - the peachy one. This was only around 12.90 Euros so I thought it was a good deal for something I'd been wanting to try for ages. 

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Shade 2

I picked up a few magazines in the airport and they seem so much cheaper than the UK versions, especially with the travel size of Cosmopolitan being 1 Euro on special offer or 1.90 Euros normally! I got a free Clarins face wash with Glamour magazine but after looking at the back of the magazine, I noticed I could have had a Clarins Beauty Flash Balm or something else which I would have preferred! 

French magazines

Well that's it for my purchases. I'm sure there's lots more I could have bought but I didn't want to make my whole trip about shopping!

I would love to see any of your recent hauls so please put your links below :)



  1. WOW looks like you had an amazing time and great haul x

  2. Great haul, I would love to go to paris. Those magazines are so cheap and such great freebies. x

    1. Thanks :) Yeah they are, love it when you get good freebies with magazines! x

  3. ahh so jealous!! looks like you had an amazing time, lucky duck! ;-)
    Rachel xx

  4. SO SO SO envious of your Laduree keyring! I love macaroons, I want one so much! x

    1. Hehe it's cute isn't it? I still haven't used it! I'm scared that I'll ruin it! xx


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