Paris Beauty Haul

I mentioned in an earlier post that I couldn’t wait to go shopping in Paris, especially since I’d been away for almost 2 months. When I was sick, stuck in bed at home I had the time to write a list with products I wanted to buy, I was especially excited to go to the pharmacie, but after receiving all of these coupons from Sephora I had to take a look there as well, and no, I didn’t leave empty handed… :)

At the pharmacy I bought my beloved Bioderma Crealine H2O, which I can’t live without. I decided to get the 500 ml one as well as the baby/travel sized one as I’ll probably travel a lot this summer. I also got the new tinted sunscreen from La Roce-Posay which I can’t wait to try. I’m already a huge fan of La Roche-Posay’s sunscreens and that it now comes in a tinted version is even better. Last but not least I bought the Huile Prodigeuse with golden Shimmer from Nuxe which is also great for summer, it gives my skin such a beautiful glow.

At Sephora I didn’t buy that much actually, probably because they didn’t have most of the stuff I was looking for. A while ago I got some samples of the Hydra Beauty Cream from Chanel and after testing it – and loving it – I decided to get a full size jar. This creams smells delicious and it makes my skin so soft. I also decided to get the Diorshow Iconic mascara which I’ve tried before and was really pleased with. The last year or so I’ve mostly been using mascaras from Lancome and I really like L’Extreme, however I was really disappointed with Hypnose Doll Eyes. Another product I bought at Sephora is the Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 but unfortunately I’m returning it. I should have read the reviews at Makeupalley before buing it, after having the product on for about one hour my skin broke out terribly, it was really not good for my skin.

What do you think about my beauty haul? Are you familiar with any of the products above?

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. Constanze

    Great Haul, Hanne! ♥
    I adore the products and brands you bought. The shimmer of the Huile Prodigeuse is amazing, love the glow on the skin. ;)
    Have a nice weekend ☼

  2. Crakote

    It’s my first comment on your blog since I discovered it 6 months ago… !

    I love the bioderma crealine and the oil from Nuxe ! I use it everyday ! I think i’ll get the travel size to go on holidays this summer !

    Have a nice day !

    1. Author

      Thank you for your comment! :)
      Travel size products are great for summer, I actuallt have the normal Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse in travel size.
      Have a nice weekend! Xx

  3. Anya

    Oh, this cream from Chanel is fantastic! Ive just bought it too a couple of days ago. I like it much more than the creme gel version (a bit sticky for my liking)

  4. Noëlle

    I actually have the clinique BBcream and for my skin it’s perfect it gives a good finish and a natural glow! i really like it.

    A french from Spain

    1. Author

      Oh, good to hear it works for others, I will try it again but I’m quite afraid as I really broke out last time.. :/

  5. alexandra

    Aaaaah Sephora offers ! What a nice feeling when receiving it in your mailbox ! How could we leave without sephora although the sellers can be stupid and incompetent ! I love the Chanel Hydra Beauty line ! Got a sample when I purchased a quadra eyeshadow in the shade “vanités” which is the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen btw ! The sublimage also has a lovely texture but certainly not a lovely price ^^ Bioderma = staple ! Never leaves my bathroom ! The Nuxe Prodigious oil with shimmers must look so gorgeous on your skin ! I love the scent ! Did you see that they made a fragrance that has the smell of the prodigious oil ! Caudalie also came out with their divine oil which has a very similar scent to the nuxe one ! I got a 30ml deluxe sample and as soon as the sun shows up I spray some onto my skin ! So solar and summery ! I love reading your blogpost dear Hanne :) xx

  6. Isabelle

    Great products! :-)

    I’m reading so many great things about micelle solutions, but I’m not sure if I’m convinced.. What are the pro’s for the micelle water for you? Why the Bioderma one? Maybe I just need to try a really good one :-)

  7. Erin

    Hi Hanne! I emailed you. Please let me know if you received it or not…it’s important (to me, at least) so I’d appreciate your response.


    1. Author

      Hi Erin,

      Yes, I received your e-mail, I’m at the airport now so I’ll try to answer you later today or tomorrow :)


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