Haul: Switzerland!

Friday, June 24, 2011

So this is will be my last Europe haul, and it might be a bit disappointing because I really didn't buy too much in Switzerland. (In any case, you've been forewarned...)

I did get a few things from Nivea, which I have to say, is an inexpensive brand I'm really impressed with. I like a lot of their body moisturizers and my mom loves their face cream, but I had no idea they made hair products!

I picked up their Nutri Cashmere Shampoo and Conditioner a few days after I got here because my grandmother's shampoo was making my hair fall out. They were both cheap (around 4 francs) and work really well. The shampoo isn't super cleansing--meaning it doesn't give you that squeaky clean feeling, but the conditioner is really thick and moisturizing. The combination of the two does make my hair feel really soft, but I wouldn't compare my locks to cashmere just yet!

I also picked up a Nivea SOS Hand Cream I didn't really need, but it was on sale for like 2 francs or something, and I've never seen it in the States and decided to give it a whirl.

And then, because I very clearly need to be buying more obscure hair products, I picked up another treatment from the Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur line--their Oil Nutritive Anti-Split Cream. All the product information is in German (which I don't speak, read, or understand) so I could be totally applying it wrong, but I've been rubbing a bit into my dry ends and it really does make a difference! The product is heavy in oil so my hair looks greasy and almost slimy immediately after applying, but after a few minutes, it gets absorbed into the hair, and my ends looks healthy and hydrated--almost like I've just had a trim!

I was browsing through some makeup here, and wasn't impressed with the quality of it. All the less famous brands I came across (Essence and Vapor to name a few) had poorly pigmented products that were difficult to blend when swatched. I wasn't going to get anything, but I saw that Catrice had an Eyelash Growth Serum for under 9 francs, and given my obsession with full, thick lashes, had to pick it up. I haven't tried it yet, but hopefully it won't sting or burn my eyes!

The last item isn't actually one that I bought, but I figured I'd show it to you anyway. My brother went to Morocco with a few friends and brought me back a Takarkourte Gardenia Argan Oil. I've tried it a few times now, and it's worked surprisingly well for my oily skin. It's nice and light, absorbs reasonably quickly and hasn't broken me out--plus it smells delicious!

It's amazing how a few random purchases here and there can add up to a huge pile of stuff! I really need to be more careful about travel shopping!

Apologies if this post was crappier than usual, but between coming down with a cold and feeling desperately homesick, I'm a little under the weather at the moment.

Off to pop a few Melatonin, hit the sheets, and dream of being back in New York...

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