A huge recap of my trip to Paris with Nuxe Paris and Cosmetiques de France, outlining each day with a stack of photos.
I wake up reasonably early and decide to lay in bed listening to the noise of the busy Paris laneways and traffic.
I toyed with the idea of rising early and exploring, but tiredness gets in the way. I know in my heart I’ll be back here very soon, so I don’t need to do everything now because I have my entire life to explore Paris.
We’re spending the day with Nuxe and I’m excited to hear about the product and the ranges. Their dry body oil Huile Prodigieuse is a hero product of mine but it’s hard for me to get their other products locally, unfortunately. My local Priceline is quite small so I think that is why!
We meet with the gorgeous Charlotte, the PR manager for the brand and head to see an art installation followed by a coffee break and a presentation about the company. If you’re new to Nuxe, I’d compare it to a French version of Jurlique, but I’ll be sharing information about the company in the weeks to come because I really do love this brand since trying more of the range.
After the presentation, we head to lunch and have a beautiful meal at a Paris restaurant. The name escapes me but the wonderful food will leave a lasting memory, especially dessert!
After lunch and a brisk walk, we make our way to the Nuxe spa for a treatment. I had a full body scrub and forget every time that I’m a whinger and can’t even stand the sensation of someone rubbing my arm lovingly. I grin and bare it and then when I touch my skin, I’m reminded of the pain for beauty pep talk I would give myself pre-Brazilian. The process mightn’t be fabulous but the end result will leave you perfect.
We explore the streets and head back to the hotel to prepare for dinner.
Unfortunately, our dinner cruise was cancelled, but that didn’t stop us from dressing up and heading to the Louvre for some pasta and champagne.
The rainy views still painted a spectacular outlook and a wonderful dinner landed me in bed at 1.3am high on life and slightly tipsy from too much wine.
Our last day in Paris and my body could feel it. I was worried it would be one of those days where you waste it because you’re anticipating the end.
After a leisurely breakfast, we started late and ventured into town for a spot of shopping. We visited some small boutiques as well as Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.
I purchased a beautiful leather jacket and chocolates, however, was most excited about my Ispahan jam from Pierre Herme.
We had a delicious lunch at Angelina and tried the hot chocolate that Sheree insisted was the best in the world. She wasn’t wrong.
After some more browsing, we made our way to the top of Galeries Lafayette and saw the Eiffel Tower. Although it would have been nice to get closer, the floods and public transport strikes made tourist trips a hassle, but I was still happy that I could get a glimpse.
We walk quickly back to the hotel, grab our bags and make our way to the airport for some dinner and a spot of duty-free shopping before our trip home.
I’m sitting at the airport eating my sandwich sitting and thinking about how surreal the last 5 days had been. It’s still very much a pinch myself experience and I’m crossing my fingers that another opportunity will present itself soon and I’ll be invited to go back.
I have some video blogs coming up soon, so stay tuned for that.