Embryolisse and La Roche-Posay sit at every pharmacy around the corner. Avène and Bioderma are possibly even more easily available Stateside than in France. Le Petit Marseillais and Lierac are present at Walgreens. French beauty, in short, is under threat of becoming almost generic. Surely, ... Read More about Secret files: 11 cult French beauty products you haven’t heard about a zillion times already!
There are roses. And then there’s Rose de Mai. A flower so rare that it blooms for only three weeks a year, in Grasse, the flower capital of France. The entire year’s production of this clear and sweet-scented rose, whose petals carry the notes of pale honey and green earth, is less than one day’s ... Read More about Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Oil: Let’s talk about the rarest rose in the world of beauty
Let's get real: Have you finished started your holiday shopping yet? If you're like me, there are miles to go on that list before you can actually begin to enjoy the festive season. But no worries... with a whole week left till Christmas, there's plenty of time to find the perfect gift for everyone ... Read More about The Beauty Gypsy’s last minute Christmas gift guide for literally everyone on your list: Part 1
I love France. I love shopping. And I love beauty products. Put these together and you know any trip to Paris won't be complete without visiting all the outposts of French skincare in the city. Till now, this has translated into hours-long expeditions to the city's cult pharmacies because in Paris, ... Read More about 12 Beauty products French women swear by (no, you haven’t heard about these a zillion times already!)
Move over Pinterest (at least for a couple of hours), there is a whole new slew of curated shopping sites like The Fancy and Spootnik for people who like their products with a hefty side of innovation. And whackiness. But be warned before you step into this realm: it's addictive. And not so healthy ... Read More about 10 super-whacky beauty products you NEED to see (Warning: it’s addictive)!