I’ve wrote about what I’ve seen in my first few weeks in Boston (and there is more to come), but I know some people back home are wondering? Well what have you bought so far? Yes, I’m afraid that I can easily turn into a shopaholic especially in the US. Well so far I’ve mainly got furniture from IKEA, home appliances and kitchen utensils from Target and oh! a bunch of beauty products because I arrived here empty handed!
So although I refrain from blogging about beauty in this blog (save for some Instagram re-caps) today’s post will be a beauty one, because I’m itching to write about all the goodies I’ve picked up from Sephora, CVS and Bath and Body Works since setting foot in Boston. If you are a US reader, you’re probably be unfazed, but I know that some people back home would be interested, because here there’s an array of different products, plus you get to buy Essie nail polishes at $8 (that’s 6,2€ to you). So here’s the products that I got to cover my needs (since I came here with practically no skin/body care), divided in 3 categories: Skincare, Hair and Body Care and Miscellaneous.
Before I even set foot in Boston I was perusing Sephora’s website looking for a moisturizer. My skin is normal/combination and the brands I considered were Fresh, Origins and Korres (which by the way has also products that are not available in Greece). In store a very helpful lady also showed me some other options, but I decided upon Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream. It was about time I started using a “youth preserve cream” I guess, being over 30 and all that!! What won me over, was how lightweight the cream is. When I put it on my face I feel so nice, no over-moisturizing and feeling oily. I also opted for the eye cream for the same line, which is also lightweight and pleasant.
For cleanser I got a creamy/foaming one from Neutrogena naturals line. I clearly mistook it for a creamy make up remover, but I was wrong. Although it is foaming in conjunction with the Algenist toner that I got, it makes my skin feel so fresh. Really my whole skincare routine right now, leaves me fresh faced! Before leaving Sephora, my eye caught a travel size bottle of Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, which I snapped immediately as I really wanted to see how pure argan oil is. I use it at nighttime instead of moisturizer sometimes and it feels nourishing yet lightweight (lighter than the rosehip oil I’ve used in the past, though it doesn’t have the same properties). I’ve also used it in the ends of my hair after washing them.
The only product I got and I’m not really satisfied is Sephora’s own micellar water. Having used Bioderma’s, Garnier’s and L’Oreal’s micellar waters I guessed that this would be ok for my eyes too. Well, it’s not…it stings a bit, so after I’m done with it, I’m going to look for another micellar water!