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.