Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Travel log: South of France, April 2014

south of france I know it’s months later, but I thought I would share some of my photos from my trip to the south of France in April. We were staying in a hotel in Juan-les-Pins, near Nice.

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My Favorite Places: Paperdolls boutique, Paris

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When I started this blog, I mentioned that I was going to write about some of my favorite places in the world. My recent whirlwind 23-hour visit to Paris was a great place to start, since I knew I had to pop into Paperdolls boutique, one of my favorite places in Paris.

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Foreign Customs

Oh, hello. Back at home and missing France already. Walking around New York, it’s all I can do not to say, “Pardon!” when I bump into someone. But that’s not what I find myself missing most.

What are the favorite foreign customs you’ve observed and/or picked up while traveling?

For me, it’s walking into a store, finding the person in there, and saying, “Bonjour.” Not to mention the, “Merci! Au revoir!” on the way out. I know that French people have a reputation for being rude, but I find that so polite and human, if not friendly. In America, sales assistants will come up and ask you if you need help, but no one gives a fig if you walk out without saying a word. I really miss it when I get back home.

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Traveling Shopping Experience

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*This entry has been prescheduled to post while I am out of the country, so if you comment and I don’t reply right away, that’s why.*

This week’s question again comes from my friend Andrea, and seems fitting since I am currently traveling.

What was your best or most memorable shopping experience while traveling?

There are SO many to pick from, for me! But last year around this time when I was in Spain, I scored my Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain in Garçonne for about €23 at a random tax-free store on the street in Malaga!! (It retails for $49.50 at home.) 😀

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Mini haul: Tom Ford Cheek Brush

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*This entry has been prescheduled to post while I am out of the country, so if you comment and I don’t reply right away, that’s why.*

Tom Ford Cheek Brush You guys know how I feel about my proper tools. I like to be able to apply my makeup with instruments that will work the best and get the most out of my products. So it was time to buy the Tom Ford Cheek Brush.

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Mini Haul: Ole Henriksen The Whole Truth Vitamin C Kit

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Ole Henriksen The Whole Truth Vitamin C Kit Look at this handsome trio! Now, I’m sure you’re wondering why I would need the Ole Henriksen The Whole Truth Vitamin C Kit when I have all that other skincare, but there is a method to my madness.

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Travel Beauty

I am clearly already suffering from vacation brain (sorry to the people at work!), so today’s question is all about going away.

How do you choose which beauty products to bring with you? Do you pare down? Or do you wind up with too much?

Personally, I always wind up with way too much. I mean, WAY too much. It’s usually because I’m overwhelmed and can’t make decisions as to, “You will only be able to wear these 10 things,”  because I never know what I’ll be in the mood for, even when I try and plan around outfits.

This time, I have a new travel cosmetics case and, ideally, I’d like to only take what fits in there. Ideally. (Normally I wind up with 3 or 4 packed to the brim smaller cases. So, wish me luck!!)

Tips for Shopping Overseas

Shopping overseas It will surprise no one that I like to shop. Or that I like to travel. Or that I like to shop while I’m traveling. Since I’m heading off to France (I know, again) in a week and a half, I thought I would write up a guide with everything I’ve learned about shopping overseas.

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Book Recommendations

Today’s question is going to be totally self-serving, but I’m going away in two weeks and I need to bring reading material with me. So…

Have you read anything great lately that you would recommend?

Thanks in advance! 😉

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Travel Plans

I am currently in the process of hammering out the final details of my next 2 trips (France in April, Brazil for the World Cup in June), so I was wondering what your travel plans were!

What’s your next trip you have planned? Or, where would you like it to be?

I have a guide to international beauty shopping brewing in my head, so stay tuned for that before I go away. 😉

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