14 March 2014

'Products hard to find in the UK' haul.

I thought this would be interesting to write about, and haven't come across a post like this before. When I look at blogs from people living abroad, I wish that we had so many products available to us here in the UK. But, I assume we have some good brands hard to find abroad too! So by this I mean, you can't walk into the Boots or a beauty department to find these products easily. You have to search or buy online, which I've done here! 

So two things I bought from this picture are from the coolest pharmacy just off Oxford Street in London, behind Selfridges. It's called John Bell & Croyden Pharmacy, and you can visit the website here. I could spend hours in there, just looking at all the different products that you can't find everywhere. 
The first thing I purchased is the Bioderma Sensibio, which I've been wanting to try for ages! I left that huge sticker on, to emphasise that I got 2 250ml bottles for £10! I'm not sure if that's how much 1 bottle usually is, but 'special offers' get to me. 
MAVA DRY! Coolest thing ever. I'd never heard of this company before but what it claimed interested me! A spray on top coat that dries your nails in an instant? Does it really work? Yes! This is the second bottle I've bought! It makes my nail polish feel all cold and leaves a shine, working very well as a top coat! I still have to be careful after as it doesn't dry them completely, but it's still the coolest top coat/drying thing ever! I had seen that John Lewis sells other MAVALA products, but I couldn't find this. 
As I was telling the lady how much I loved the Pharmacy, she gave me a sample (a very generous sample) of this Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream from Weleda. I've never ever heard of this brand, but it smelt so lovely and free samples are always great. You can see what I'm talking about here.
I bought my first ever Sigma brush. I want them all, but as there's so many, I didn't know what to do. So I thought, let me buy one to start off with, then expand my collection slowly but surely. This is the F80 Flat Kabuki brush, which I use to apply foundation, and so far, so good. I got this from Amazon. 
I also bought the Ben Nye Banana powder from Amazon, because, I really wanted to try it. Everyone I know that uses it, loves it, so why not? 

Would love to know if you would like a full review on any of these products too! 


  1. I want to try the Sigma f80 too! Seems like such a beautiful brush! I really want to try Bioderma too but we don't have it in Canada :( xo

  2. bioderma is the best product to remove make up :)


  3. I love this, such a great tip about that pharmacy off of Oxford Street. I'll defiantly check it out.
    Beth x


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