Well I just returned from a weekend in Disneyland Paris (big child that I am) and it would have been downright rude for me not to buy some beauty bits while I was there. Val D’Europe is a big shopping centre beside Disney that has some lovely shops including a great French Pharmacie, Sephora and Kiko. I spent a good two hours perusing the stores so of course I had to share my haul.
I hit up the pharmacie first and stocked up on four cans of my beloved La Roche Posay Serozinc. You can’t get this in Ireland so this was on my shopping list before I left. This costs just €7.50 in France so four cans set me back €30. I was quite restrained in Sephora and bought just a Honey sheet face mask and small Eos like lip balm. Nothing else really caught my eye but I think it was because the store was roasting and made it a bit uncomfortable to shop.
So I hotfooted it to Kiko. I was really excited to have a browse there because I’d never bought anything Kiko before but I had heard great things. I got a bit of advice from my Irish Beauty Bloggers beforehand so I bought two of the long lasting eye shadow sticks. These are supposed to be a dupe for the pricey Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks. I got the burgundy/brown shade 5 and the more gold hued shade 21- Passion Fruit. I’ll keep you posted on how I get on with these.
Kiko have a new collection out for spring including the cosmetic of the moment, a cushion foundation, which looks almost identical to the Lancôme offering. I’ll be reviewing this one asap, although I’m nervous I may not have gotten the shade right. Their new collection is called mosaic and the packaging is so pretty it hurts my eyes. The blusher packaging and design is just gorgeous – look at it! I’ll be giving that a good review as well. I also couldn’t resist one of the beautiful wet dry eyeshadows. The browny/cranberry shade is so pretty. I also got a lovely sky blue nail polish.
All in all I spent just €60 in Kiko and from the look of the quality of the products it is money very well spent. You can order Kiko online and they will deliver to Ireland. I’m really happy with all the bits I got, now I’m back on a no cosmetics ban! Spot anything you like the look of?