Celebrate Bastille Day with French beauty
I’ve received some insane product deliveries in my time, including ice sculptures, designer bags (back in the 00s), and too many dozens of Levain Bakery cookies and Baked by Melissa cupcakes to count. Their frequency has definitely declined since I went freelance, so now I see just about any package as a pleasant surprise. But I was truly blown away a few weeks ago when I opened my front door to find this Bastille Day behemoth filled with best-selling Klorane, Eau Thermale Avene and René Furterer products.
This package was especially appreciated because I’m obsessed with French pharmacies—and all of the personal-care treasures they have to offer. Although I’ve tried many of these products in the past (including Eau Thermale Avene’s Thermal Spring Water and Cold Cream Lip Butter, René Furterer’s Karité Hydra hair mask and Klorane’s dry shampoo and Floral Water Make-Up Remover ) I was introduced to a few great new ones, and here are the highlights.
René Furterer Style Vegetal Texture Spray: When your hair is just too squeaky-clean for your liking, this lightweight mist adds the touch of tousle and shine you long for, minus the dulling powdery residue.
Klorane KERATINcaps Hair and Nails Dietary Supplements: Truth be told, I gave these to my Pilates instructor after she told me she wanted to grow out her hair. Just a few weeks later, we’ve already noticed the difference!
Eau Thermale Avene Skin Recovery Cream: My skin freaked the F out a few weeks ago (I still haven’t figured out why), and I couldn’t use ANYTHING without experiencing burning and stinging. This hypoallergenic soothing and protective cream literally saved the day.
Although I’ll probably be spending Bastille Day with a hangover since we’re having a party for my husband’s birthday tomorrow night—I plan on celebrating by treating myself to these French pharmacy favorites! (I have a feeling the Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Eye Patches will come in particularly handy. Maybe I should give them to everyone as party favors!)