Ah Paris. Although my Paris trip was two months ago,  I miss it already. I miss it always. When it comes to souvenirs, I opt for the practical & functional. Something that will remind me of the city or country. Something that won't remain hidden in a closet or tucked away where I'll forget that it even exists.


A random keychain? Bumper stickers? A 97th magnet for the fridge? Nope. I thought I'd walk you through my collection of Parisian souvenirs. Everything is relatively affordable & that's the beauty of it all. I'm in love with the Balaboosté Set de Trois Bracelets Chaine Doree et Empiecements (Set of Three Gilded Bracelets). Extremely affordable, dainty, & versatile.

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I've used the Eau Thermale Avène XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil a couple times & I love the simplicity. No fragrance. No dyes. No irritation. You can find Avène for only a handful of dollars in the French pharmacies.


The Yves Rocher Crayon Lèvres Éclat also called the Radiant Lip Crayon in Sable Doré is such a pretty color. It's relatively sheer but it gives you nice hint of color & shine with a subtle brown tinge to it.


I'm finishing up my current facial scrub but the Yves Rocher Sebo Végétal Purifying Scrub is next in line. I love that the brand focuses on the botanical beauty products. I wanted to buy more but I couldn't fit it all in my carry-on.


Caudalie ads were everywhere in Paris. It felt like you can see them on almost every street advertisement. I ended up getting the travel size version of the Eau Micellaire Démaquillante. I haven't used it yet as I'm finishing up my latest makeup remover, but Caudalie is next.


I am in love with the embroidered bralet from C&A. Isn't it so adorable? I featured it casually throughout these photos because it's that pretty.  Very blog-friendly, if you know what I mean. It makes me feel sexy & chic, even if I'm sitting at home in my pajamas. 


I also purchased a couple Kiko Milano mascaras: the Luxurious Lashes Maxi Brush Mascara & the Volumeyes Plus Active Mascara. The brushes attracted me, so I  threw caution to the wind & purchased both. I tried both mascaras out once & am pleased so far, but I'll have to give them more of a test later on.


If you find yourself at Kiko Milano, make sure to stock up on nail polish. The nail lacquers were extraordinarily cheap. I got a couple to that caught my eye: Smart Nail Lacquer in Caramel (40) & Cool Gold (34).


I was in desperate need of undies. With my boyfriend's wholehearted blessing, I bought a set from Oysho. It came with seven panties in a range of colors from dark blue to blush pink to nude. They're so soft & comfortable.

Which of these Paris souvenirs looks the best to you? What type of souvenirs do you get when you travel? :]

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