|Unfortunately this delightful Tahitian gardenia shampoo and bath gel did not travel to the United States.|
As I mentioned, I am recounting Andrea’s French purchases by category although we may double-back for some baby items. Does that surprise you?
Today’s subject is care and maintenance, and, I must say we managed to squeeze lots of items into the corners of her suitcase.
I’ll keep it simple with a list. Some of these are our all-time favorites, others are new to our collection.
The tried and true re-stock:
|These cotton pads also double as brilliant packing material to protect fragile items in a suitcase or carry-on.|
1.) Those “famous” cotton Lotus baby squares with aloe vera I can’t stop touting. They are approximately two inches by two inches and are wonders at removing make-up. They are thick enough to use both sides. Oh, yes, babies like them too.
2.) Akileine cream for extra, extra dry feet. Now, I don’t know about you, but if I don’t put cream on my feet nightly (and I don’t) they become extra, extra dry very, very quickly. This cream saves the day.
3.) Retacnyl, the magic — it truly is — retinoid cream that keeps skin looking fresh and young. Prescription necessary. Trust me on this one. The next time I see you, I’ll show you the results. . .
New additions to the shopping bag included:
1.) Laino Shampooing Douche in a deliciously fresh agrumes (citrus fruits) fragrance.
2.) Caudalie Fleur de Vigne shower gel.
3.) Mixa bébé crème hydratante protectrice, originally purchased for Ella, is now also used by her mother and her grandmother. It is an extremely rich cream with vitamin E and sweet almond oil. A small squirt makes skin silky smooth or “baby smooth” perhaps.
Tomorrow I’ll show you something that was regrettably too big and too heavy to snuggle into the corner of a suitcase.