Back in February my mom, my best friend and I went on another shopping trip in Germany. We go there about 3 to 4 times a year and I absolutely love it. Usually when I’m in Germany, I’m not holding back. But this time was different. Because I’m going to Poland this summer I decided I wanted to save up my money, so I did actually hold back quite a bit. But even though I did hold back, I still bought quite a lot of fun things. If you’re interested in finding out which items I bought, make sure you keep on reading!
Let’s start off with the boring things, and slowly move towards the more exciting purchases. The first thing I bought are two tubes of toothpaste by the brand Blend-A-Med which is pretty much the same as Oral-B and Crest. I actually thought I bought two different versions, but apparently I didn’t so now I have two of the same kind, which is fine too.
I also bought new toothbrushes (gosh I’m getting old) because mine are ready for replacement and these were like super cheap. I’m not very picky when it comes to toothbrushes so I’m sure I’ll like them.
The Blend-A-Med toothpaste costs €2,15.
The Perlodent Toothbrushes cost €0,59.
Next up is shaving gel. I really like these ones by Balea because they have such fun and adorable packagings. I’m usually way too lazy to actually use shaving gel, so I figured that if I’d buy fun looking ones like these two, I might actually consider using them.
I also bought two back-ups of the Ebelin Nail Polish Remover. I really, really like these. They last forever. The one I’m currently using is like half a year old and still going strong, and the sponge that is inside is super soft and thick so it’s very easy and quick to work with.
The Balea Shaving Gels cost €1,15 each.
The Ebelin Nail Polish Remover cost €1,95 each.
Next are two skin products. The first one is a backup of my current favourite primer: the Nivea Men After Shave Balm. I really like using it and therefore I decided I wanted to buy a backup. And considering the fact that it cost half as much in the Netherlands than it does in Germany, I decided to buy my backup there.
The other product I bought is also a backup. It’s the Balea 3 in 1 Cleanser Peeling and Mask. I really like this stuff, it makes my skin feel baby soft, and since it’s not available in the Netherlands I bought another one there, just to make sure I won’t run out of it.
The Nivea Men After Shave Balm costs €4,25.
The Balea 3 in 1 Cleanser Peeling and Mask costs €1,95.
Onto another backup. I bought a backup of one of my favourite shampoo’s: Syoss Volume Lift. In the Netherlands this bottle costs about €4 to €5 and in Germany it’s less than 2 Euro’s, so I prefer to buy it there. Aside from that shampoo I also bought another shampoo, one I’ve never tried before. It’s by Schwarzkopf and it’s silicone free, so perfect for my hair.
Lastly for hair I got a new conditioner. I have been using the Balea conditioners for quite a long time now, about 2 to 3 years and I love all of them. Normally I use the one for brown hair, but this time I decided to give another one a try. I’m not completely sure what it does, but I like it.
The Syoss Volume Shampoo costs €1,75.
The Schwarzkopf Volume Shampoo costs €1,45.
The Balea Conditioner costs €1,35.
Next up are two shower gels. The first one is just absolutely adorable. It’s by a brand called Bilou and it’s a really cute and sweet smelling shower gel. The scent is called Tasty Donut and it is extremely sweet, so it’s not a scent for everybody, but I really like it. To be honest I mainly like it because of the packaging.
I also bought a shower gel by Isana. I really enjoy using the Isana shower gels so having one more never hurts. This Exotic Fruit scent is perfect for summer, I absolutely love it. It’s so fruity, sweet and happy!
The Bilou Tasty Donut Shower Foam costs €3,95.
The Isana Exotic Fruit Shower Gel costs €0,55.
Next up are three Balea deodorants. I really like these so I decided to stack up a little. I bought two from the sensitive range which I always use and one from the dry range because I was very curious about the scent. I think these deodorants are great for what they cost and I like using them.
I also bought some more Invisibobble hair rings. I really like using these, these are the only hair rings I use at the moment so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to buy some more.
The Balea Deodorant Rollers cost €0,55 each.
The Invisibobble Hair Rings cost €4,95.
Next up is another P2 nail polish from the Volume Gloss collection. I really like the polishes from this collection and the colours are really pretty. This time I bought a very pretty natural and sophisticated mauve colour. It’s very neutral but still has something special to it.
I also bought a backup of my favourite top coat since it’s a lot cheaper in Germany. It’s the Maybelline Dr. Rescue Gel Effect Top Coat. This adds a really pretty gel-like finish to your nails and it adds a lot of shine which I really, really like.
The P2 Volume Gloss Nail Polish costs €1.95.
The Maybelline Dr. Rescue Gel Effect Top Coat costs €2,95.
Onto the most exciting part: the lip products. The first lip product I bought is a P2 lipstick from the Full Shine collection. It’s in a very pretty bright colour which is perfect for Spring and Summer. I don’t own a lot of bright lipstick so I figured this would be a great way to change that.
The other lipstick I bought is by Essence. It’s from their new Velvet Matte range. This is a very pretty everyday neutral colour with a matte finish. Usually I’m not that into matte lipsticks, but because I liked the colour so much I decided to give it a chance anyway.
The last lip product I bought is by Essence as well. It’s one of their new Glossy Sticks in a gorgeous berry colour. I really wanted to buy something berry coloured since that is one of my favourite colours at the moment and this one is absolutely stunning. I love it!
The P2 Full Shine Lipstick costs €2,25.
The Essence Velvet Matte Lipstick costs €2,25.
The Essence Glossy Stick costs €1,95.
Next up are two makeup backups. The first one is a backup of the P2 Eyebrow Styling Gel. I really like using tinted brow gel and this is my current favourite. It works really well and it contains quite some pigment which I like. I also really like the fact that the wand is so tiny so you can work very precisely with it.
The other backup is a backup of my beloved Catrice Camouflage Cream. I have used up about 3 jars of it and I still love it a lot. I use this product everyday underneath my eyes and on spots and it works like a charm. It’s literally one of the best budget proof concealers!
The P2 Eyebrow Styling Gel costs €3,45.
The Catrice Camouflage Cream costs €2,95.
Then we have another Catrice product. It’s their Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette. My sister once said she really wanted this but it was sold out at our local drugstore, so I decided to buy it for her when I saw it in Germany. Because I really like the look of it I might buy it for myself too, but I’m not sure yet!
The other powder product I bought is a loose face powder by P2. I’ve used up 2 jars of this already which clearly means I like it, so I decided to buy another one. It’s a very fine and soft powder that fixates your makeup and mattifies your skin really nicely. I like it a lot!
The Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette costs €4,45.
The P2 Perfect Face All-Over Loose Powder costs €4,65.
And my last purchase of the trip was this Cacharel Amor Amor gift set. Amor Amor is one of the first scent I’ve ever loved but I never had a bottle of my own. When I saw this set for only €20 I knew I had to buy it. It comes with a 30 ml perfume and a small body lotion in the same scent. It’s smells absolutely incredible!
The Cacharel Amor Amor Gift Set costs €19,95.
That was it. That was everything I bought in Germany. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post and let me know what you’ve bought lately!