Pretty for the Holidays

One of the best things about travelling is buying products that you’d never try at home. At home, I never bought cosmetics at the drugstore until I tried Vichy in France. Now that’s mostly all I use.

I apply this same theory when shopping in international grocery stores and have had some terrific finds as a result. I’m slightly obsessed with poppyseed danish (it’s practically a character in my novel) and Starsky Fine Foods, a European grocery store not that far from me, has about a dozen varieties. When I’m in there, I love to check out the candy and the jams. It’s also my go-to place for Elderberry syrup which is how I cure the common cold. It’s about 1/10th the price of anywhere else that sells it.

Starsky has a little section of cosmetics and carries the Eveline line from Poland. Given that half of today’s supermodels seem to hail from Poland, I thought I’d give it a shot.

I love the line. I’d probably love Cover Girl too if I gave it a decent shot, but I don’t… Perhaps the women of Poland turn up their noses at Eveline and fill their suitcases with Cover Girl. I think this falls under the category of ‘we do not value what we can easily obtain.’

My favourite Eveline product is the Lip Push-Up Serum that is meant to replace lip fillers. It’s about $10 and while I don’t know if it plumps lips permanently, it gives a nice full look with a hint of rosy colour. As a lass, I used to have bee-stung lips like Kim Basinger and I’m reluctant to let them totally go with age, so I think I’ll give this stuff a go for a little while and see what happens.

Have a great weekend! Between The Wedding, Christmas, and #ProjectMaritimeBolthole, I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Hope yours is more relaxing than mine is!


  1. I would love to try this Polish lip serum. I've been using the Hydra Lip from Chanel which works great but it's $50, very spendy indeed. I also love international grocery stores and I go a bit silly in them. A big event for me is going to Denninger's and now I want to visit this Starsky place.Have a great weekend, I hope you can stop long enough to relax a bit. xx


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