#tinetravels: I Shopped For You Too (It’s A Giveaway!)


I have to say this again: French pharmacies are AMAZING. They’re not big pharmacies and drugstores like Priceline or Watsons; they really are quite tiny shops that sell medication and a bit of beauty products here and there. The amazing thing about them is how cheap most French skincare products are, especially if you buy them in bulk. You can get two massive bottles of Uriage cleansers for under 12 euros per pack. Some pharmacies even sell a 12-pack NUXE dry oil for about 6 euros each!

I thought I’d bring back some of that French pharmacy vibe for you. No, I don’t have 12 bottles of NUXE dry oil to give away (but you know, if I could bring them back, I would), but perhaps a small pack of goodies might suffice? :)

One reader will be able to win the pack below:

#tinetravels European Giveaway

#tinetravels European Giveaway

NUXE Travel Kit
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Morning Eye Rescue
KIKO eyeshadow in #174
Savon de Marseille soaps in The Blanc and Verveine
Uriage samples

It’s not a very big giveaway no thanks to my luggage weight limit but I thought it might be nice just to try out smaller sizes of the skincare products. I particularly like how cute the tiny little NUXE dry oil is. The soaps were a wee bit battered in my suitcase hence the chipped sides but other than that, they smell absolutely yummy!

#tinetravels European Giveaway

Just leave a comment below with your answer to these questions: Have you tried any French skincare brands before? If so, what’s your favourite? If not, what’s the one thing you’d love to try first?

Easy peasy!

1. This giveaway is open to all readers, local and international.
2. Anyone can enter the giveaway regardless of whether you’ve won anything here before.
3. Only one comment per contestant will be accepted. Please keep it clean and spam-free.
4. One (1) winner will be drawn at random to win the French skincare pack worth AU$60.00.
5. The giveaway will close in a week at 11.59pm, 18 October 2013 (Australian EST).
6. The winner of the giveaway will be announced in the Competition/Giveaways page on 20 October 2013. A notification email will also be sent to the winner.
7. The winner will be required to submit his/her name and contact address to Beautyholics Anonymous, who will be sending the prize to the winner (please read Beautyholics Anonymous’ privacy statement for more information).
8. The winner must respond to the notification email to claim the prize within 5 working days.
9. Beautyholics Anonymous reserves the right to change the terms of this competition at any time.

Have fun and good luck! :D

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  1. Polly

    I didn’t know Nuxe is a French brand! And I always wondered how to pronounce it :)
    But between Nuxe and Caudalie I’d prefer to try Caudalie coz I have the impression it’s a “higher class” brand, so if can try something for free, I’d choose the more expensive one of course! (It IS more expensive than Nuxe, right? – for the same type of item I mean, e.g. cleanser, toner, etc.)

  2. Rachel

    I have tried several products from Vichy (both skincare and makeup) and I must say I’m satisfied with their consistent quality so far! My favourite of skincare is the Vichy Effaclar Duo. It’s so effective in terms of preventing and busting acne. I also like the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation (best coverage ever, even Lisa Eldridge raved about it). I’m living in the UK and French brands can be quite expensive here, so haven’t been able to try other brands, but from what I saw on Youtube I’d certainly love to try Caudalie.

  3. Liz

    Thanks to your blog, I’ve tried Nuxe and the lip balm + rose scrub are both oh so delightful to use :)

  4. Leeola

    I would love to try Nuxe products. Have tried Lancôme and really love their products.
    My mouth is watering at your travel haul. Have heard that the oil from Nuxe is one of the best.

  5. dee lee

    i have tried some french products but of course would love to try more! my favorite product would have to be either the beauty elixir by caudalie or the famous embryolisse lait creme.

  6. Christina D

    I’ve tried Vichy before, the refreshing cleansing milk and I loved it. But I’m hope to soon try out Nuxe skincare products.

  7. Beauty Snippets

    I’ve only tried Bioderma and have an Embryolisse moisturiser waiting to be opened. Want to try more Embryolisse stuff!

  8. KL Yee

    Oooh, I know what you mean about those lovely small French pharmacies. I basically stalked them the last time I was in Lyon years ago. Just ogling at all those French skincare …. I could spend an hour at just one shelf :)
    I am trying out the Uriage Depiderm antispot cream now hoping it would lighten acne marks. Love the Avene range especially when skin goes haywire. Favourite would be Avene’s Skin Recovery Cream.
    Very curious about Nuxe … would like to try that :)

  9. Cindi

    Hi, I am very proud of the fact that my paternal grandmother came to this country from
    Calais, France. She came over her with her parents, on a cattle ship, when she was 14.
    They landed at Ellis Island. I like many products from Lancome and L’occitane!
    Many thanks for this fantastic prize giveaway…

  10. Mandy

    I have tried some Uriage samples before but that’s about it! This prize pack seems so interesting! Thanks so much for shopping for your readers xx

  11. Lisa

    Thank you for the giveaway! I never used any of the French skincare brands and curious to try Caudalie Vinosource SOS Morning Eye Rescue as I’m on the mission to find the best eye cream for my undereyes and puffiness.

  12. Cheryl

    This giveaway looks fantastic! I personally find French personal care products to be the best (Caudalie, Klorane, Vichy etc..) Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  13. C Teo

    I have been to Paris twice but did not visit any pharmacy :(
    That was before I started reading/watching beauty blogs and videos! I reckon I would just bring an empty suitcase to the pharmacy and just sweep the products off the shelf :)

  14. giddy tigress

    I don’t think I’ve tried any French skincare products, but I’m into soaps now so those soaps look yummy!
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  15. Martina

    I have actually studied in France for six months and am in general big skincare maniac :)
    I’ve tried Bioderma, Avene, Vichy, Uriage and I was using Nuxe matifying cream because I have acne and oily skin :( But had to dicontinue, because it was a little expensive :(
    My favourite French products are from the brand named L’occitane en Provence, it’s natural and they have among the best costumer treatment I have ever seen, they are always so professional whatever store that you visit….
    I hope I’ll win this :)

  16. Kimberly Low

    Unfortunately I’ve never had the chance to try French skincare before! I’m most intrigued by the whole Caudalie brand and would really love to try anything from them :) xx

  17. jess

    Its a toss up between Bioderma and La Roche-Posay as my favourite french brands. Both stock products that agree with my skin.
    I would love to try the Nuxe dry oil.
    What a lovely giveaway.

  18. Riana

    Yes, I’ve tried moisturizers and lotions from Lancôme but ended up with staying with some of their cosmetics instead. Also love various soaps, lotions and particularly perfumes from l’ Occitane. My current favourite of hubby’s scent collection is l’ Occitane’s Eav de Bavx, it is woodsy, herbal and a bit bitter smelling (like in some herbal meds)? I find it refreshing and comforting somehow.

  19. Ross S

    I haven’t tried any… but these would be a big hit with several members of my family.

  20. Lee Sheau Yuan

    Hi Tine! Have tried 1 or 2 French brands and my favourite currently is Melvita! Would love to try out Nuxe and La Roche Posay ;)

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