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?


Sunday, 18 August 2013

When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do.

I've not written a post in so long. I've actually been gone most of summer and not really had time to write *please forgive me*. I thought I'd show you a few pictures of my holiday in Rome. I've been to Italy many times before but this was my first time in Rome. I couldn't have imagined it to be as beautiful as it was. Italy is by far my favourite country. I love the food, the people and the beautiful architecture!

This was the view from the plane as you entered Rome. Ahhh, having some holiday blues.

The is the view from the top of the spanish steps as the sun went down. The bottom of the spanish steps is famous for it's shopping. I must say I was in heaven.

The view looking down over the forum. As you can probably tell it was like 37 degrees, which is very warm for someone from Scotland.

This of course is the Colosseum. 

The walk through the Forum, which was like a marketplace for the Romans.

I thought I would insert a little picture of the best Gelato, this flavour was extra dark chocolate with italian lemon custard. Excuse the chipped nail polish.

I hope you all had a great summer. What did you all get up to?