Monday, March 21, 2011

I Can't Live Without...

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 7:36 PM
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I've decided to add a new feature where I showcase I product that I love, even though it may not be new.

For this first installment, I'd like to talk about Vichy's After Sun Lotion. I got my first sunburn of the year this week and I was really wishing I had some of this!

Back in 1999, I traveled to Europe by myself. My plans were to go to Ireland and Italy. The most affordable destination for me to land was Paris. From there I had to take a train to the coast and get a ferry to Ireland. Turns out my book about the EuroRail had some outdated information. I missed my ferry at Calais and ended up losing a day to trek almost all the way back to Paris so I could get another train to Cherbourg. Once I got to Cherbourg, I had like 8 hours to kill before the ferry left. So I wandered around, drew pictures, did some vacation accounting and sat...for a long time! I got scorched!! Being a fair redhead, I am sure you can imagine that I don't do well in the sun.

When I finally got to Ireland, caught a bus to Dublin and finally found a place to stay, I was in serious pain. I was red, like a lobster! I immediately set out for the nearest chemist to see if there was something to help. After they gawked at me and couldn't believe I wasn't in hospital, they recommended Vichy's After Sun Lotion.

I LOVE this stuff. It smells good and is lightweight. It moisturizes well and doesn't make me feel all sticky and gross like aloe gel does. It's also suitable for faces. I have managed to keep some of this on hand over the years, but I'm currently out. So guess what I'll be buying when I go to London in April!?!

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