Today I have another guest post for you! I have decided I am going to make accepting guest posts a regular thing but I am going to write a detailed post on that this coming week.
My guest post today comes from Tereza, who is a Czech girl living in England with a lovely beauty, lifestyle and fashion blog - Cityscape Bliss. Which I always make sure to read because it features affordable products and I always seem to discover products I've never heard of before.
What brands to Czech out while on holiday in Prague?
Did you know that majority of tourists coming to the Czech Republic are British? Over 500,000 British people visited Prague last year! It’s cheap to fly there & the exchange rate is more than favourable. What would a Czech girl recommend you spend your holiday money on (apart from a pint of beer for a quid)? Make-up! There are quite a few brands in Czech drugstores that are definitely worth checking out!
Dermacol is one of a few original Czech brands with wide range of products. I recently discovered their Elixir Micellar Lotion (who needs Bioderma nowadays, right?) and Night Grow Lash Serum (apparently better than the L’Oreal one?!).
Manufaktura is a super unique brand – with original spa tradition! Western part of Czech Republic is famous for its amazing spas and this brand took an advantage of the local healing thermal springs. If you love unusual scents & ingredients (beer, wine, thermal salt), this is a must buy for you! I’m in love with their Lavender Shower Gel, which smells like freshly cut lavender (imagine running through a lavender field – that’s how you gonna smells after shower).
Saloos facial oils became an essential part of my evening routine. First I was a bit worried – putting oil on my face just didn’t sound right. But soon I discovered that nothing has made my skin better than their Rose Facial Oil! When I have got trouble falling asleep, I use the Lavender version, which has got really strong but relaxing scent and works just as well as the rose one.
When you go to DM drugstore, you’ll see that Balea is everywhere! It’s DM’s own brand (just like you can find Boots products in Boots) and the value for money is ridiculous! Their basic line is less than a quid per product and the smell is divine! The proof is that my boyfriend told me I can’t use my Balea Young Sugar shower gel because it’s his favourite shower gel ever and he’s gonna cry when it runs out. Oh my!
Catrice is a strictly make-up brand (originally from Germany) and is famous for its limited editions. You can always spot some creative products – I adore their Big City Life eye shadow palettes, which have great pigmentation & each shade is named after a significant tourist sight in London, Berlin, Sydney or Paris. You can also find some lovely dupes in their nail polish line!
Essence is a German brand, but it’s sold in almost every drugstore in Prague. Most products are around a pound and sometimes you can find really quirky innovative items (mainly in their limited editions) such as Nail Stamping Kit or Special Effects top coats. Their nail polish line is massive and one bottle is about 80p (not joking!). A little tip: shade Blue Addicted is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe!
Thank you so much to Tereza for such an interesting post - I didn't even know about half of the brands mentioned!
Make sure to take a look at Tereza's blog - Cityscape Bliss (here).