Monday, September 2, 2013
Back in the good ol' days--pre homework, spots, and life worthy decisions--pretending could be as easy as one, two, three, slapping on the nearest tiara, dress-up gown, or firefighter's helmet. Now that our ages have, somehow, creeped into the double digits, the action of 'dress up' is far harder to pull off, but it's still doable. Cue French Cares--a website, curated in France, that delivers the best of beauty Français to us living less chicly than the inhabitants.
The owner, brains behind the site, and purely chic person--Chloe--contacted me in concerns to her site, little did I know that frenchcares.com had my name written all over it.
Offering worldwide shipping, and the best in French beauty, I can't help but blow the klaxon about the online resource.
Chloe, being the babe that she is, offered to send me a few samples to complete my pretend French routine and add to the overall dress-up lifestyle.
Stereotypical, French brand, La Roche Posay, is one of the denizens on the website. Most often known for their acne skin savior, the Effaclar Duo, I got my hands on the more hydrating option--the La Roche Posay Hydraphase Serum*. With a clear, gel texture and quick absorbing properties, it's one for dehydrated or dry skins to add some oomph to the regular skin concerned routine.
Now, a serum and the rest of the skincare shebang is never complete without über clean skin. I'm a self professed fan of the double cleansing philosophy--one for makeup removal, and one to add a little something to the skin--and my first step has been hosted by a combination of two. First, the Bioderma Créaline H20* is my second bottle of the stuff (is that enough to convince that I love it?) and the travel sized, 100 milliliter bottle couldn't be more handy.
Waterproof makeup lovers, listen up. We won't pretend any longer that Bioderma works as much magic as it does on the face, but don't fret. Combine the same heart-eyed-emoji properties of the gentle Bioderma into an eye makeup remover than really gets the most of the waterproof muck off. The Klorane Floral Lotion Eye Makeup Remover*, not only has a gorgeous blue color, but gets the day's slap off for bedtime with a little holding and wiggling motions (no pulling and tugging here) and, also, has a pH level equivalent to that of human tears. Gentle, non?
Every country has their landmarks--both architecturally, gastronomically, and, simply, in stereotypical things that evoke a bit of international flair in our everyday lives. In America, some may be named as the McDonalds Big Mac, Sunday Night Football, and (quelle surprise) Sephora--the one bit of proof that our country isn't completely male dominated. In France, most envision la tour Eiffel, beaucoup de chocolate, et, aussi, vino--otherwise known as wine. Now, there's no wine without grapes, and, even for the virgin orderer, grapes are delicious. The Caudalie Grape Hand and Nail Creme*, of course, is gorgeous, both in it's subtle, yet sweet, chic scent and it's quickly vanishing, yet long-term moisturizing powers.
I do love a bit of Sephora loot, but my heart will always belong to the French pharmacy. Until my bank balance is replenished, I'll have to settle for the virtual version--frenchcares.com--lacking in tactile satisfaction, but, by no means, in charm *clicks 'check out' button*.
All of these products were sent to me for review purposes, thus they are all marked with an '*'. Yet, all views are my own. If you would like further information on the matter, feel free to read my 'Disclaimer'.