I’m extremely excited to share with you guys some goodies that my awesome and lovely mum picked up for me on a recent trip to Canada. As she also visited several “French” pharmacies (in Quebec), I’ve dubbed this my Canada – French Pharmacy Haul.
Here’s what I got:
Bioderma Micellaire Cleansing Water – Can you believe I’ve never tried this? It was a must…even if it turns out to be a lot of hype, I had to try it for myself. And I doubt it is just hype because people I trust have recommended it. But of course, we all have different skin. Anyway, it’s not accessible in The Bahamas (as far as I know) and also difficult to get in the U.S. Although, they are sellers on the Amazon U.S. Site, as well as the Amazon Canada Site (which ships to The Bahamas and many other countries).
Quo Cotton Pads – These were recommended to me by Crystal, but I’m pretty sure the ones I got aren’t the ones she was talking about. She features them on her site as a dupe for the oh so heavenly Shisiedo Cotton but comparing her pictures to my package, I think my mum got the wrong ones. No matter. I’m still super excited to try them!
Yves Rocher Body Wash in Grapefruit – I remember using this brand all of the time when I was studying in France. I’ve already used the one featured here and can report back that the grapefruit smell is really refreshing and authentic. Great for those challenging mornings. 🙂
La Roche Posay Effaclar H – It was the Effaclar Duo that I was after because my skin has recently gone mad and I use to use the Duo regularly to help restore my skin back to “normal” when it was breaking out. You can get the Effaclar Duo in the U.S. but the ingredients are different from the European version (which I believe is the version sold in Canada). Basically, the U.S. version has benzoyl peroxide and the European one does not (there are also other differences in the ingredients). Anyway, the item I ended up with, the Effaclar H, is basically a moisturizer geared toward acne prone skin that is suffering from irritation due to the use of harsh acne fighting products. I’m almost even more excited that my mum picked this up instead of the a Duo because I’ve never tried it! 🙂 Again, I’ve never seen La Roche Posay in The Bahamas, but there are sellers on Amazon (U.S., Canada, and U.K.)
Lise Watier Eyeshadow Quad Les Bleus – Of course, a Canadian beauty haul wouldn’t be complete without some goodies from Lise Watier. I’m not going to say too much about this quad because I have a review and swatches along with eye looks coming up next week!
Lise Watier Bio Lift Eye Patches – This was not on my list but a lovely, lovely surprise. Super excited to review these and let you guys know what I think!
Crabtree and Eveyln Lip Butter Pomegranate & Grapeseed Oil and Lavender Hand Cream – This is not a Canadian or French brand but I included these items as part of the haul because she purchased them along with everything else while in Canada. Another surprise! I can already tell you that I love that Lavender hand cream! Haven’t tried the lip butter yet.
Yves Rocher Corrector/Concealer – Yet another unexpected item. Mum, if you’re reading this, you’re the best! (And yes, I’m a grown woman, lol) 🙂 I’ve never tried Yves Rocher makeup and who doesn’t love concealer?
Annabelle Lip Liners – I’ve heard good things about these inexpensive lip liners and although I’m not usually a lip liner girl, had to give them a try. Also, I’ve got to give it to my mum (who is not into makeup beyond some powder and lip balm) for picking out two great options, what appears to be a lovely rosy-pink neutral and a darker colour for Fall/Autumn! I hadn’t specified colours, just the brand. Will let you know my thoughts.
O.K. guys so that’s my Canada – French Pharmacy Haul. I hope you guys enjoyed and if any of your will be visiting Canada in the near future and looking to pick up some beauty goodies, maybe it will be useful. I’ll be reviewing several of the items hauled on this blog in the coming weeks. If you have any other Canadian/French beauty recommendations let me know!
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