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Friday, 17 October 2014

French/Spanish/ Holiday Pharmacy Buys!

This post should have gone up wayyy back in the summer, but maybe better late than never?

I went on holiday to Spain and France this summer and picked up some fantastic bargains in the pharmacies while I was there.

Whilst in Barcelona, I bought the Capital Soleil After Sun (100ml) by Vichy for the bargain price of 4 euros (that works out at just over £3). My friend Elise let me use hers when I went to visit and I loved it and had to buy some to bring back!

I have been using it constantly ever since to try and keep my tan for a while,
I also love how it makes my skin so smooth. And the smell! It smells amazing; summery, creamy and slightly coconutty (is that even a word?) The formulation is light and sinks into the skin easily.

It's Paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-greasy and non-sticky so is sure to please pretty much everyone.

Much to my dismay, I've nearly run out of this now since purchasing it in August and can't seem to buy it easily or affordably in the UK.

Now I couldn't go to Europe and resist getting a bottle of Bioderma could I?!
By far the best gentle make-up remover I've ever used. I was intrigued by this bottle as it's suitable for pushing a cotton pad onto instead of spilling out of the usual bottle caps. I bought the 500ml bottle for 15,95 euros (£12.65).
I went to a little pharmacy and stumbled across some lovely La Roche Posay products.  
I was especially pleased to discover one product came with some free gifts, so I bought the Hydreane Riche Moisturiser for Sensitive skin (40ml) and got a free Toleriane cleanser (50ml) and Lipikar body moisturiser (15ml), I got all these for 14,95 euros (£11.85).

I've currently only used the Hydreane Riche moisturiser which I really like, it moisturises my skin well without feeling greasy.  I use it occasionally when I feel that my skin needs an extra hit of moisture.

  As the name suggests, it's extremely rich and personally, I wouldn't use it for my everyday moisturiser. Since purchasing this, I've discovered that they make a Hydreane Legere which is a lighter formulation and probably more suitable for everyday wear.

Check out my French/ Spanish Pharmacy Faves 2014 video!

Which foreign pharmacy products do you buy when you're away?  Any recommendations?
Peebreeks xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Style: Brigitte Bardot

So yet another classic style icon has had a birthday recently, the French model, actress, singer and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot.  Known globally as a sultry French sex kitten, her style is constantly imitated in the fashion world; most remarkably by supermodels such as Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer.  Famed for her dark winged liner, blonde beehive, stripy Breton tops and her curvaceous figure. Unapologetically sexy and undone.
Photographed by Raymond Depardon, via Le Luxe Mannequin
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Her gappy teeth undoubtedly led the way for similar models today, such as Georgia Jagger and Lara Stone.
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Brigitte definitely inspired some of the 90's/00's shoots with Kate Moss.
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Paving the way for the tartan scarves trend...
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Looking spookily like Claudia Schiffer in the 90's... or should that be the other way around?
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 A blonde vegetarian with messy hair and sixties style,  what's not for me to like?!

Happy 80th Birthday Brigitte!

Peebreeks xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Smiling Sunday! (Things I love #19)

Hope you've all had a lovely week.My knee has finally started to feel a bit better lately, so this week's post is a bit more from out and about!

Here's what I've enjoyed this week...

Sunshine! Despite electrical storms in Brighton this week, we've also been lucky enough to have a couple of sunny afternoons which were beautiful.

This BBC Radio 6 Advert starring various musical celebrities singing 'God Only Knows' by the Beach  Boys.
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It takes me back to the one they did of 'Perfect Day' with different stars in the nineties! Showing my age...

This sandwiches illustration. Okay so I'm veggie and used to have banana sandwiches to take to primary school, so this wouldn't really be my order of things, but I like the style and the funny comments.

This photo from Innocent of a grape with raspberry beard, this made me laugh, a lot. I'm easily pleased I know, but these are the things that make me happy...
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How did I not know about these yummy snack pots of Nutella and breadsticks?!  A sweet treat... sorry photo is a bit fuzzy.

Still catching up on old episodes from 'Sex and The City' Steve from Sex and the City and had forgotten how much I loved Steve. He's adorable!  Don't believe me? Watch this clip from when he and Miranda first meet.
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Knitting; have picked up my needles again over the last couple of weeks. It's been a while so I've made a few mistakes...  Sorry for excessive filter, the wool is actually a lovely light mint green.

My healthy breakfast this week: porridge with fresh blueberries and mixed frozen (thawed!)berries.

Anyone who follows my Twitter account will know I've been loving bubble tea again recently.

 These cute guinea pig make-up bags from Zoella's new range in Superdrug.

What have you been loving this week?
Peebreeks xx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Smiling Sunday! (Things I love #18)

Hope you're all well, I've packed more into this week's post as I didn't post a Smiling Sunday last week. Here's what I've been loving...

 These outfits inspired by Disney characters from the Disneybound Tumblr page of Leslie Kay.

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This fun trapeze necklace by Tatty Devine.
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This pom-pom cutie from H&M.
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These quirky and amusing illustrated prints/cards/coasters by Gemma Correll.
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This lovely padded noticeboard with Cath Kidston fabric, made by Rosey Rose.

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These adorable children's badger slippers by Sew Heart Felt :)
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This Big Bang Theory-inspired T-shirt :)
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These amazing photos of the night sky by Mike Taylor.

The hilarious Instagram account of the artist Rafael Mantesso which features his bull terrier and his illustrations on the walls of his house.

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These rainbow pastel dining chairs by Emily Rose Vintage
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Really want to try this lip balm
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What have you been loving this week?
Peebreeks xx