The lovely ladies at Birchbox
sent me an email a few weeks ago asking if I would like to join them on a trip to Paris to discover a new brand, more of the city, find out more about an already loved one of mine and to spend a little free time there too – Resistance was futile!
We hopped onto the Eurostar at 7am, arrived in Paris and pulled up at the Birchbox Parisian office to meet the lovely ladies there and try out their new beauty vending machine. (It was so cute – and full of essentials!)
We then had a little rest in our hotel room where a gift was waiting for us from the new brand Huygens, I had a little sniff off all of the products in the box (gorgeous!) and then it was time to head out again to a delicious lunch next to the louvre. I had Butter lemon Seabass accompanied by the most Moreish French bread, butter and some crisp white wine.
We then stopped at Caudalie
where we leant more about their products, the brand itself and then we each had a facial – It was my first one and it was such a calming, sensual experience, the woman who did it made me feel so at ease and was so gentle, warm and friendly.
I woke at 8am, jumped in the shower and then swiftly jumped back out after hearing a tap at the door where I was presented with a tray of breakfast, so I sat on the bed and munched through some croissants, yoghurt and sipped on a cappuccino.
Then I got dressed and went downstairs to meet the others & go on to visit the new brand ‘Huygens
‘ at their store in La Marais.
I have more detail in my vlog of the trip and I will talk about these products more in the future but right now i’ll just say that the store was incredible, the smell will make you want to stay forever. You have a whiff of all of their aromatherapy scents which range from uplifting, balancing and soothing onto aphrodisiacs. You can then mix your chosen scent into whichever body product you choose or they have pre-made products with the scents applied already and face products too (which are much less scented).
I came away with about two boxes of products (they do candles too!) and I can’t WAIT to try them all!
I have to add that the men in the store were incredibly helpful, informative and passionate about everything in-store and don’t pester or pressure you in a way that a lot of stores of this nature do sometimes. They were very polite.
After lunch we were told that we were having a Chocolate tour of paris, My heart skipped a beat! I love paris, I love chocolate, I love walking around the area…*insert scream*
We only had a little time before jumping back onto the Eurostar but we still learnt about the artisan chocolatiers & what they were known for in particular, we visited Angelina where I tasted the best hot chocolate
I’d had in my life and I also tried a white truffle macaroon (above) which was a very interesting experience.
I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I wanted to but again I did vlog whilst being there too and i’ll be talking about the products in more detail soon but I always have to share everything as much as possible when visiting Paris!
Its one of my favourite places in the world and I want to say a HUGE thank you to the girls at Birchbox for making these two days possible, I couldn’t be more appreciative and it was so nice to spend some time with the blogger girls too who were on the trip with me, it was such a lovely clan!
(I didn’t get to take pictures of my outfits whilst there which I’m gutted about! sorry guys! But I’m working on more outfit posts now as I have my photographer/boyfriend back on the mend, bless him!)