Must Buy List & Review| Cosmetic in Paris [2016]UP to 15% Tax free

Download the discount voucher before the trip!   [Link]

[The Pharmacy|Pharmacie Monge]

Address:74, rue Monge 75005 PARIS [Subway: Place Monge ] Right next to the exit.

Business hour: Mon- Fri 08:00-20:00 Sat 08:30-20:00

Pros: 15% tax free and returned it on the spot.

 

The voucher gets extra EUR 10 off if purchase over EUR 175, but need to print out the voucher in advance. 

1937199_10205114512014194_1777462066762550291_nlogo

 

 

Items

Amount

Price

Phytolium

1

30.99

Embryoliss

3

32.25

NUXE lipstick

2

5.49

Forticea 200ml (Shampoo)

1

8.49

Caudalite 75ml

1

3.99

Avene EAU 50ml

1

2.19

Lierac Bust Lift

1

29.9

VICHY AQUALIA

1

15.99

LRP Redermic R TEUX Eye

1

22.49

LRP Cicaplast

1

5.99

Avene Ystheal emulsionel

1

19.99

G De Pastel Obio Cream (Hand cream)

1

9.99

Uriage

1

3.99

♠ [About my skin] I have a really dry skin, especially in winter. I always have a problem with putting make up on because the foundation can not attach my skin at all, there are always lots of cracks on my face. Result in I only buy products that is rich in moistue.

  • Phytolium 4 /€30.99/♥♡♡♡♡ 

  • This is for James hair growing plan, hmmm, I don’t see it works on his head over a year. lol

  • Embryolisse /3 for €32.25/ ♥♥♥♥♡

  • It works really well and is very moist as I put it on before foundation. The consistency is a bit thick, but easy to  great to use in winter.  I wound definitely buy more.

  • NUXE lips balm/ 2 for €5.49/♥♥♥♡♡

  •  It’s not as good as it’s said online. I don’t feel how special it is, just like any other normal lips balm. I prefer the one from Clinique.
  • Forticea 200ml (Hair conditioner)/€8.49/♥♡♡♡♡

  •  I don’t feel how special it is, it smells just okay, but i feel my hair is still dry or even drier after using it.

21205036312803_622

  • Caudalite 75ml /€3.99/ ♥♥♡♡♡

  • This mist cools down my temperature in summer, however except the cool feeling.

  • Avene EAU 50ml/€2.19/♥♥♡♡♡

  •  Hmm, I guess I just don’t prefer thermal spring water, I don’t find it special or works on me.

  • Lierac Bust Lift /€ 29.9/♥♥♥♥♡

  • After 6 months constantly daily use and massaging my chest, I do feel my boobs go up half cup. XD Smells nice too.

 

  • VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL DYNAMIC HYDRATION RICH CREAM/€ 15.99/♥♥♥♡♡

    /€ 15.99/♥♥♥♡♡

  • It works okay and the consistency is light and moist which is very suitable for summer. The fragrant is nice too.

  • LRP Redermic R TEUX Eye/€ 22.49/♥♥♡♡♡

  • It doesn’t help with the wrinkles around eyes.

 

  • LRP Cicaplast /€5.99/ ♥♥♡♡♡

  • hmm, it doesn’t work. maybe it takes time to let the scar fade away.

 

  • Avene Ystheal emulsionel/€19.99/♥♥♥♡♡

  • The cream has thick consistency, but it’s easy to spread out on the face. The anti-wrinkle magic didn’t come out on my face yet.

 

  • G De Pastel Obio Cream (Hand cream)/€9.99/♥♡♡♡♡

  •  I do not like its smell, so I didn’t use it at all. but its nice to be a small gift because of its elegant package.
  • Uriage/€3.99/ Haven’y use it yet.

  

DSCF4103  

[Translation|翻譯]

保溼(Hydratant/moisturizer) 滋養(Nourrissant/nutritious care) 清潔(Nettorant, démaquillant/ cleansing, remover) 抗老(Anti-Age/英文同)

 

 

1) contour des yeux 眼部產品的法文

法文翻譯:contour 是周圍輪廓的意思;

des 就等於英文的”of” (單數的時候用 de)

yeux 是眼睛; 並在一起就是指眼睛及眼周輪廓,
soin 於英文的”care”,有保 養,保護的意思…
2) masque –面膜,是面膜產品的通稱.
3)day&night –
4) exfoliate –剝落,脫落.去角質的產品了
5) essence;精華,要素;指精華液,美容液,精華露. essential-精華的;soul-精髓;extract-萃取精華
6) lotion -化妝水,

最好是在 lotion 前面加上 milk(乳液,乳狀 物),或者 milky(乳狀的),也就是[milk/milky lotion]

化妝水的其他用語:toner;tonic;tonique

乳液的法文表示:emalsin(英文為:emulsion);乳狀物的法文表示:lait

日用的法文表示是:jour ;夜用的法文表示是:nuit

7)foam ;泡沫
8)soap;肥皁,塊狀的產品;肥皁類的法文表示:savon
9) make up remover

10) balm 香油,芳香性樹脂,大多指護唇油(罐裝的唇膏)

11) shake well before use ;:brandish-搖動;jiggle-輕輕晃動;joggle-輕搖

12) tissue-off ;用完以後要以面紙或者化妝棉,擦掉的產品:well-off;brush;
13) wash-off ;water-off;rinsing-off;washable;sweep
14) pat 輕拍,輕撫,輕壓;拍打的其他用語:dab-以手按壓;flap-拍打,撲打;
15) anti-wrinkle

eye cream 或者 eye care 或者 eye ge  眼霜或者眼部保養品或者眼膠

泡沫的法文名稱:mousse,一種泡沫狀的甜點,英法文通用

卸妝的其他用語:cleanser, cleansing, clean off, clean out 都有清潔,掃除的意思

卸妝的法文表示:d’emaquillant
護唇膏的其他用語:lipsalve-嘴唇用油膏;lip ointment-唇用軟膏
有些產品需要稍加畫圓,按摩:massage-onto

circular movement-畫圓 移動

Conclusion

Next time, I will buy bigger cosmetic brands from Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann thought it will be more expensive but bigger brands have its quality. You pay for what you get!
  

Europe| The lock of love: padlocks on bridges D5

❤ Love padlock, we had one in sea cliff bridge in Sydney before, unfortunately it was pulled off by the government sometimes last year. So I decided to be romantic again and lock our love in Paris.

 

Continue reading Europe| The lock of love: padlocks on bridges D5

Europe| Paris Day 4

[Day 4 ] 

Palace of Versailles, Louis XIII’s château


Again, we just couldn’t avoid the crowds everywhere in Paris. This is another place on my must go list. We spent almost 2 hours in the queue which is worth it again. Of course I love every arts and decorations in the palace.

20160102_122209logo

fb4e8-easter_icons-20-128Palace of Versailles [link] [Map]

Tip: I suggest you use Museum pass , so you don’t need to line up for the tickets again.

Bring headphones with you so you can listen the audioguide clearly.

Palace of Versailles is open everyday except Monday from 9am to 5:30pm (6:30pm in high season).

 

The Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, the Museum of the History of France where the king put on his most ostentatious display of royal power in order to impress visitors.

 

Mars Drawing room

Behind the palace is a big garden.

IMG_3629logo

 

It was a windy day again and my lovely bf sometimes could be the most thoughtful bf even though we fought everyday during our trip now. LOL

20160102_141136logo

Not long after, it started raining in the end of the visit. we just couldn’t take more nice photos.

We headed back to city and looked for my Longchamp where had a damn queue in the department store again.

fb4e8-easter_icons-20-128Galeries Lafayette

Tips: Purchase something total amount of up to EUR 175, then you can get the tax refund immediately in Galeries Lafayette.

You will also need your passport with you for the tax refund!

 

 

In the end of the day, I could tell my dear wasn’t happy about his dinner, mccas. He soon blew up and talked to me seriously about hes not going to eat fast food in Prague. LOL

oh no, please wait for the part 2 Europe JJ

20160102_143158logo

To be continued…..

oh oh , almost forgot.

I’ve named our kids, Paris, Prague and Peipei which stands for Taipei. 🙂

PS: I really appreciate my dear gave me a chance to share this romantic and memorable experience with him. LOVE MY JAMES A LOT

20160102_162802logo
The view from the top floor of printemps

 

 

fb4e8-easter_icons-20-128Further reading

Europe| Preparation for Paris pack![2016]

Europe| First Honeymoon in Europe| Paris Day1

Europe|Mont Saint Michel

Europe| Paris Day 3

Europe| Paris Day 3

[Day 3, everything is close on the new year day]

As expected, most of shops are closing on 1/1. We just went around the landmarks in Paris and had our first Michelle in our life.

hmm, first stop of the day was Sacré-Cœur . there were plenty of army guys with guns. Anyways we visited the most places with out lovely tripod and had French Kiss.

1logo
James took me to a nice Michelin restaurant. I had the best mashed potato and Foie Gras in my life. Thanks to my sweet heart dear ❤
Collage12logo
20160101_132257logo
hmm, I gave this restaurant 5 stars our of 5 as I can taste how much work they have done for each dish. We sort of overthought about going high class place, I rarely saw people who dress up formally except us in that restaurant. lol

After nice lunch, we then went around in the city with our big-bargain Navigo card. However,James wasn’t really happy at me again cause we walked too much in the winds and I requested for too many repeated photos. 😦

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We than head back to our hotel for a rest before our little adventure at night. Unfortunately, we finally got rain at night, so we could not go any further places. As it’s a public holiday, not many shops were open either. We then grab French style kebab which tasted the same.
20160101_213916logo
XD
We slept early for our next exploration tomorrow.

fb4e8-easter_icons-20-128Further reading

Europe|Mont Saint Michel

[Day 2, the New year eve]

 


20151231_121420logo.jpg

Although we slept late last night, we were still okay to get up at 5 a.m. today. Because its all for the most memorable and romantic Paris trip.
20151231_070011logo
our breaky

 

It’s our most favourite day in our trip in Paris and its really worth it to go there with a travel agency as it helps us to save more time and troubles to get Mont Saint Michelle. 

French Omelette is apparently the must eat food on my must do list, we enjoyed our meal and I had a really nice chat with my dear before our exploration in the Abbey. There were more more stairs on the top of the island before we reached the entrance, however its worth it. we saw the ocean almost isolated the island with the tides. Its such a clean an historical place.

20151231_125909logo

20151231_131527 (2)logo

 

fb4e8-easter_icons-20-128[About the abbey] 

The first development of the abbey was back to 700 century it was a small church then it had converted into an abbey after some battles and politic changes. Nowadays, it is one of the most popular places for tourists in the world.

MSM was an isolated by tides covering its causeway, however we can not see the tidal island anymore due to the tides and geography change.

 

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

 

 

Apparently this is highly recommended to buy in MSM. It tastes creamy but not greasy.

 

We stayed there only about 4 hours the we headed back to Paris city for our NYE.

After quick break, we then dressed up again and left to Champs-Elysées for nye.

We did expect some polices and army guys for the security, but not as many as of them were there on that day.


We had 4 or 5 times security check before we walked to Arc de triomphe.

 

Soon and later, the light show was on, ppl started greeting and screaming on the street after it finished. Of course, JJ needed a new year kiss on the first day of 2016 😉


20160101_000057

Finally, we slowly walked back to the metro and had a nice sleep for tmr.

Europe| First Honeymoon in Europe| Paris Day1

James wasn’t a big fan of Europe, but I am. So my dear had decided to give up yummy Japan instead of making me a princess.

 

[Before the trip]

We packed up our luggage about 4-5 days ago before trip, and I carried about 15kgs with me, on the other hand, James only has less than 10 kgs items. XD

Our plan was at around midnight, so we just picked up our luggage after work then going to the airport straight away.

20151229_221356logo

Hehe, you can see how excited we were for our first honeymoon.

Continue reading Europe| First Honeymoon in Europe| Paris Day1

Europe| Preparation Tips for Paris![2016]

This article includes how I planned for our first semi back pack trip in Paris!!!!!

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1   [30/12/16 Wed]:

CDG airport→ Lux Hotel →Shakespear & Company→ Musee du Louvre→ Place Vendome→ Phamacie Monge→ Hotel

Day 2 [30/12/16 Wed]

Mont Saint Micheln→ Champs-Elysees→ Firework show for New Year Eve.

Day 3 [01/01/16 Thur][Public holiday]

Montmartre→Place du Tertre→ Sacre Coeur Basilica→ Sacre- Coeu→ Arc de Triomophe→ Champs-Elysees →Michellen Lunch→ Chamo de Mars→ Eiffel Towel

Day 4 [02/01/16 Fri]

Palace of Versailies →Printemps→ Lafayette Hussmann→Hotel

Day 5 [03/01/16 Sat]

Pont Neuf Bridge→Notre Dame Cathedral→Lux hotel→CDG airport

Continue reading Europe| Preparation Tips for Paris![2016]