so i’m back from lovely europe and i had a wonderful time! i won’t bore you with the details of my non-beauty focused adventures but i will share with you that i visited sephoras in both portugal and spain finding only slight differences in brand availability (the addition of helena rubenstein, shu uemura, clarins, and chanel, all in store!). i also troved the farmacia (drugstore) aisles and was delighted with nivea’s makeup line. unavailable in the US as far as i can tell, i swear i would have snapped it all up had i unlimited euros!
i think my most telling discovery of portuguese and spanish women’s secret to stunning skin was … wait for it … oil! i know, i know, it’s not exactly earth shattering news that cleansing oils are out there but i would have never considered touching the stuff until now. i was told (by my future mother-in-law) that jojoba oil is the only acceptable kind to use and that it will change my life. the claims are that it lifts makeup off in an instant leaving your skin supple, moisturized, and residue free. so, if you’re brave and willing, below are some of the top rated cleansing oils on the market:
- bobbi brown cleansing oil
- kiehl’s superbly restorative body cleansing oil
- boscia makeup – breakup cool cleansing oil
will you make like a european beauty and jump on the oil boat (er, barge)?