Last week, me and my boyfriend spent just a few days in Munich which were actually enough for many things to go wrong but we also had some really nice time. Munich is beautiful around Christmas, we had delicious food, mulled wine and we did some shopping. Here’s the beauty part of it:
I’ve visited many DM drugstores in different countries and I always find something new in there or brands that are available only in Germany.
p2 is one of these brands and I limited myself to just picking up a lipstick and a nail polish. The p2 Full Shine Lipstick in 080 Tell Me a Tale is a great everyday shade, it’s pink but has a bit of mauve in it and I can tell you that it’s going to be in my monthly favourites, so I’ll be showing you swatches. And speaking of mauve, p2 Volume Gloss Gel Look Polish in 021 Young Miss is a gorgeous mauve creme that goes opaque even with one coat, it’s really shiny and has a great formula that applies smoothly. If I didn’t have so many nail polishes right now, I would have picked up more from the range. However, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t get a nude nail shade. It’s from trend IT UP and their Double Volume & Shine series, the shade is 110, I love these nail polishes, they have amazing range of colours, great formula and they are super affordable.
I finally got my hands on the Ebelin Professional Blending Brush, everybody’s raving about it, I’m not an eyeshadow girl but the brush is really good and I’m actually quite sad I didn’t buy different ones to try.
Essence have a new limited edition range called Winter? Wonderful! that was basically, all sold out. The only item I managed to get was their blush in 01 Winter Kissed Cheeks, there were only two left, so I picked up one for me and one for my mum. This blush is simply gorgeous and I really wanted their Merry Berry Highlighter but once again, it was sold out everywhere…by everywhere I mean at least 7 of their stores in Munich.
I love body washes and I go through them really quickly, so I decided to get two that I haven’t tried before. One is the Sante Grenadine Spirit Shower Gel which is vegan and has Organic Pomegranate in it. The other one is from Sagrotan and it’s the Profresh Peach and Raspberry Shower Gel because if it’s a peach-scented body product, I’m sold.
Balea Limited Edition Cool Blossom Shampoo was a random purchase because I just liked how it smelled of something like blood orange and flowers at the same time.
I got a mini of the Treaclemoon Warm Cinnamon Nights Body Milk because I’ve never tried anything from the brand before and I have so many body moisturisers at the moment that I didn’t need any full size ones. I used it only once or twice and I can’t say much but I expected more from it, as so many girls love it.
And because I really didn’t need body moisturisers, I picked out two which are going to my mum because she doesn’t need more body moisturisers either but I just know she would love these. The first one is from Yves Rocher and it’s their Olive Oil Silky Cream which absorbs really nicely and has a delicate scent. I’ve always liked these because of the jar but sadly, it turned out it’s not glass but plastic. The other body moisturiser is The Body Shop Japanese Camellia Cream and I absolutely love how sophisticated the packaging looks, the cream smells amazing and hydrates really well. I also wanted to get something from the brand’s limited edition Frosted Plum range and I decided to purchase the hand cream because I tried it in the store and the scent is just gorgeous, the cream absorbs very quickly and we all need good hand creams in the winter.
And while we’re on the hand cream topic, I got this cute little set from L’Occitane and their Pierre Hermé Paris collaboration. It’s called Delicious Hand Cream Trio and has Jasmin Immortelle Neroli, Miel Mandarine and Pamplemousse Rhubarbe hand creams. If you’ve ever tried L’Occitane hand creams, you’ll know why they are some of my favourites and why I get at least one every winter. I also got the Pamplemousse Rhubarbe Perfumed Soap and Lip Balm and the Jasmin Immortelle Neroli Lip Gloss because L’Occitane‘s limited edition lip balms have sentimental value for me.
Last but not least is this beautiful gift set from Crabtree & Evelyn called Gardeners Set. It has a Hand Soap with garden botanicals like sage, rosemary and cucumber and Hand Therapy that ”soothes and helps protect a gardener’s work-roughened hands”. When you apply the hand cream and you wait a few minutes, it starts to smell of cinnamon or at least that’s what me and my boyfriend felt and that was the reason why we got this set.
So, these are my Munich beauty purchases. Have you tried any of them and what would you recommend picking up from Germany?