We’ve Got A French Pharmacy Problem…

Some might think I have a French pharmacy problem – I on the other hand, like to think of myself as an advocate for a bon vivant. My parents were in a spontaneous mood and decided on a rainy day to drive to Lille as a surprise day-trip. A surprise it definitely was, but as a semi French pharmacy connaisseur, and simply a person who hadn’t spent all her fortune in Lisbon, I felt I had to splurge here and there. And it happened. Badly.

First stop was at Euralille, which is supposedly the city’s biggest shopping centre, and the world’s biggest letdown. Thankfully I managed to calm my rage with a rather hefty purchase at their pharmacy and ended up with La Roche-Posay Anthélios XL SPF50+, Bioderma Photoderm Fluide SPF30, Bioderma Sébium Sérum Purifying Concentrate and La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO +. On my way out [of the mall], I took a little detour in Kiko and picked up a nail file and some cuticle pushers —not that exciting.

A few pharmacies later, I picked up a duo pack of NUXE Rêve du Miel Chapsticks, Lovea Argan Body Oil and quite some Caudalie bits to satisfy my hunger. Or one might say it kinda got a bit out of hand… Knowing my love for Caudalie’s Divine Oil (more on that in this post), I splurged on their Overnight Detox Oil, Overnight Recovery Oil and Divine Legs – an instant tan that contains the same good stuff like their Oil. I think I might be a bit addicted to the smell of it and was *this* close to pick up their recently launched ‘Divine’ Fragrance. Thank goodness that it happened to be out of stock, ha!