July 16, 2014

Drugstore Haul

There are a few reasons why drugstore products don't make it on the blog very often. Simply because Dutch pharmacies aren't that exciting and frankly I haven't been wowed by many products in the past. However, in the past few months I've discovered quite a few cool drugstore products that actually work and have picked up the courage to trial more bits from the isles of a drugstore. That, and simply I need to save money after going a tad cray (watch this space and you'll know what I mean).

Summer is in full bloom (well, some days) and although I do slather the facial SPF religiously, often I can't be bothered with anything else. Garnier Ambre Solaire Dry Protect SPF30 is a light mist that distributes the product evenly on the skin and without any hassle. No rubbing in, no sticky fingers: hell to the yeah. It's also water resistant (do reapply throughout the day for maximum protection), alcohol free and absorbed instantly, so you won't even know you're wearing any sunscreen.

Since there was a 2 for 1 offer going on with Garnier products, I finally bit the bullet and got the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream, probably because it has been mentioned in way too many posts and videos. #BBloggerEffect? It's marketed as an anti-ageing cream that 'miraculously' transforms the skin and makes your skin look flawless, smooth and radiant. It is a clear gel that transforms into a sheer tint when massaged in, giving the sheerest amount of coverage to diffuse any pores and minor redness. I've yet to try the product, but having seen and read many glowing reviews, I'm expecting lots from this little tube called Miracle.




  1. They sound great, I'm always a bit sceptical of Garnier skin products because of their scent but I'd love to read a review on it once you've given it a fair try :)
    Sam xo

  2. Sadly not too many of the "good" drugstore products are available in India.. but we do have avene and la roche posay on the shelves here! These Garnier bits haven't reached here yet.. but I have heard good things about the miracle cream.. very similar to the Origins offering I think?

  3. Just found your blog and I'm loving it! The Garnier Ambre Solaire Dry Protect looks great! x

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  4. Right, I completely agree on the fragranced products (my first dab into skincare was their Cucumber range, which I adored back then, ha). I haven't tried the SPF yet – I'll trial that during my city trip next week, but the Miracle Skin Cream wasn't overly fragranced, but I'll keep you posted!

  5. Avène and LRP are brilliant —definitely one of my fave affordable brands. I keep forgetting that in some countries you can get them in drugstores, as I've got to head to the pharmacy for it ;-).

    I've only tested the Miracle Skin Cream on the back of my hand, and from that I can conclude it's really similar to VitaZing, but then less orange, if that makes sense? Watch this space for a more detailed review.

  6. Aw thanks, Albertine! I've bought it for my city trip next week, so I'll definitely report back.


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