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Friday, June 7, 2013

From the French Pharmacy | The Edit













If you couldn't tell by the title of the blog, I'm obsessed with all things French. My friend's recent trip to Paris (just take a peek at the gorgeous photos here) and my ever growing obsession have resulted in a few too many consumptions of croissants,cappuccinos and, perhaps, too many French products hanging around. Now, I may not be able to read the labels (don't doubt that I don't try), but they all make my routine slap on a bit more...chic (??)

Nightly, my reach for the Bioderma Crealine H2O not only results in a clean, makeup free face, but the French enscribed bottle keeps me entertained during my teeth brushing sesh. Reading aside, the miscellar formula (in lame man's terms meaning a water that holds oil particles) removes and scoops up the daily war paint in a flash. 

The French do skincare like it's nobody's business (evidently, considering all the products in this post are skincare related), but one of the best I've found is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. A minty, herbal scented mist that tones as much as it soothes, it's definitely worth the extortionate price tag. Being about $18 even for the 30 mL bottle, it's no budget buy, but it sure is lovely. At the moment, it's serving as my morning toner - refreshing, soothing, and everything else good. It's no wonder its blogger hyped and well loved. 

Stocked on the dreamy aisle is the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm. Its an uber moisturizing, thick, treatment that cures any lips as dry as the Sahara Desert. I don't always love thick textures, but j'adore a thick lip balm. It smells a bit like oranges and honey, which I'm not too keen on, but it the aroma is quite...chic (???).

You know that anti-aging, rule of thumb - slather on the SPF. Perhaps I don't fit into this category quite yet, but any excuse to buy another beauty product and I'm in. The La Roche-Posay Anthelious 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid is barely detectable on the skin and is so thin that it makes it quite difficult to transfer from your fingers to your face. Nevertheless, if it sinks in quickly, is "ultra light", and offers up heavy duty protection, I'm in love, and, not to mention, do it happily every morning.

Let me illustrate the situation - the alarm sounded at 5:20 this AM, and as I stumbled into the bathroom, my barely visible, slits referred to as eyes were so swollen and puffy, it was hard to see. I reached for the pink and blue tube that is the LLierac Diopti Calm Anti-Fatigue Eye Balm and Mask, smothered some on, and tripped and fell down the stairs in an effort to brew the morning coffee *read caffeine rush*. I then embarked on my much easier journey back up the stairs and was surprised when I glanced in the mirror to see my monster eyes were gone. It's all down to this - the ultra depuffing, cooling eye treatment that is an early morning savior. 

Prochaine ma cherie, shall we meet at a Champs-Elysse side cafe and sip on cafe au laits while gossiping about the latest French drama? Sounds good to me, as long as we make a stop at City Pharma afterwards...

10 comments :

  1. This sounds great! I've been loving Bioderma and the Nuxe Reve de Miel balm lately - I definitely want to try more from french pharmacy brands!

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    1. I'm thinking its quite a placebo effect, where I know they're French so I'm bound to like them. Talk to you soon!

      Xx Lillian parisiantobe.com

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  2. Love the photos, I really want to try Bioderma! xx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    1. Thank you! I'm so gld you like them. The Bioderma is great!

      Xx Lillian

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  3. I've just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it, I can relate to you so much because I am also French, Paris obsessed. Ah, love this.

    Love Em x

    emtalks.co.uk

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    1. What a lovely comment! Thank you and I'm glad you like it!

      Xx Lillian

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  4. Love this post! Did you know that Caudalie now has a travel kit with 4 mini sizes of their products? Maybe something for you to try :) I know I'd love to try it!

    My post today is about the Bioderma Makeup Remover, maybe you want to take a peek?

    http://my-serendipityjournal.blogspot.be/

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    1. I've spotted that mini set and it nearly edges itself into my hands every time. I'll check out your post! Sounds intriguing!

      Xx Lillian

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  5. you mentioned a number of products that i love! im dying to try the La Roche Posay Serozinc also but its not available where i like so i will have to wait.

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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    1. Great minds think alike! I'm yearning for LRP Serozinc, as well. If you're in the US, you can buy it here: myhealthcounter.com

      Xx Lillian

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