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Friday, February 28, 2014

Beauty in Paris: CityPharma

I finally made my way over to the left bank properly today after nearly 3 months in Paris and after spending a few hours walking around the Jardin du Luxembourg and The Most Beautiful supermarket type place I have ever been, La Grande Épicerie (Tesco take note), I figured I had to be fairly close to the infamous CityPharma and after a quick look at the map, I mosied on over. First impressions were fairly good, the layout is totally different from most pharmacies I've been to here. The shelves are high and stacked as they would in a supermarket. It was so. damn. busy. 
I literally could barely smush my way through to get a look at anything and everyone in there felt the need to stand and ponder over every item for 5 minutes before adding it to their basket. 

The prices are fairly average for Paris and I saw a few bits and pieces that were a good few euros cheaper than other parts of the city. 

The second floor was really just full of 'normal' pharmacy stuff like medicine and plasters but there are another 17 tills up there if you don't fancy the queues downstairs. It is fairly large for a pharmacy but really not big enough to cope with the number of people inside. I only picked up two things because I couldn't be bothered to fight my way through when I can get everything in my local pharmacy. 

I've had my eye on the Caudalie Eau de Beauté (Beauty Elixir) for an age and I thought it was high time I tried it out. I bought this cute mini, limited edition design bottle for €7.99. I couldn't justify buying the full size when I only bought an Yves Rocher facial mist a few days ago. If I like it enough, I will invest in the bigger one. This mini is available at SpaceNK for £11.50.

I also grabbed some Rose Water face toner. I've seen some similar ones around and I thought I'd give it a go. It's literally just a 250ml bottle of scented/infused water  but it was only €2.10.
I love anything rose scented so i'm thinking this will work well as a refreshing toner in the spring, especially if I keep it refrigerated. 

I'll review both products when I've had a chance to use them a few times. 

Have you been to CityPharma? What did you think?

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