Products SO GOOD, I brought them with me to France

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

You may remember my post about MINIMALIST LIVING + MY CAPSULE WARDROBE + How I pack for a year in Europe in one suitcase.

When I pack for my long flight to France, I’ve stopped trying to pack toiletries. I normally just walk around the corner to a pharmacie and repurchase my essentials.

But some things are so dang good that I can’t leave them behind.

These are la crème de la crème.

fave products from the US

I kept it SHORT AND SWEET. Sorry the photos are a little dark… it’s European winter over here


Quick little note: I have comination-oily skin.


Blur Stick

Would like to start by saying, IT COMES IN A STICK. One less tube of goo I need to worry about exploding in my suitcase. It is a full 1 oz. in the normal size and they also sell a mini .19oz (if you want to try before your commit to paying $36).

Milk Makeup BlurStick

I LOVE that this brand is paraben-free, silicone-free, dimethicone-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. They’re also eco-conscious & vegan. The ingredients are great and I feel safe wearing it everyday as a barrier between my skin and makeup.

Even on makeup-free days it blurs and cuts the shine in my T-zone. I have larger pores which can sometimes mean texture. But this helps makeup glide over flawlessly.

I also like to remind people that primers are a great barrier between your skin and makeup, so it’s important to find one you feel comfortable wearing being exposed to  having your skin absorb a lot.


Schmidt’s Naturals

Deodorant Stick

My fave scent right now is LAVENDER+SAGE, but as I get to know the company more, I can’t wait to try more.

So why do I use natural deodorant? Because the aluminum found in antiperspirant is NASTY.

This is maybe the #1 thing I tell women to cut toxic things from their life. Antiperspirant has been linked to causing cancer HERE ARE THE FACTS. Here are some more myths & facts on the matter.

I still wear antiperspirant on occasion, but please please PLEASE consider a natural alternative, it could save your life.

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

I’ve tried LOTS of natural deodorants, but this one actually neutralizes odor & absorb wetness. Some just feel like a scented lip balm for your pits. lol  This one is not greasy or sticky

Their scents come from essential oils; no artificial fragrance.

Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates. Certified Vegan and Cruelty-free


Burt’s Bees


It just WORKS. It gently removes ALL makeup. No dry tight skin after or greasy residue. eww

Burt's Bees Foaming Cleanser

It’s made with Royal Jelly (contains all 3 macronutrients as well as antioxidants, vitamins B2, B2, B6, minerals, & essential amino acids) to enhance skin’s radiance.

Of course, NO parabens, NO phthalates, NO petrolatum, and NO SLS.


Ole Henriksen

You may have seen these stars from my Cali Glow post.

These two products are the one-two punch in my skincare.

Truth Serum® Mini

It’s like a daily multivitamin for your skin. It delivers vitamin C from orange and green tea extracts and collagen to brighten and firm.

Ole Henriksen

I’ve linked the mini, but there is a larger/normal size if you love it!


Pure Truth™ Youth Activating Oil

It’s PURE Rosehip Fruit Oil. Rich essential fatty acids nurture and brighten skin. And it’s super hydrating.

I always apply it after I wash my face and it’s fun to do a little facial massage. Just keeps everything right and tight.

No individual mini for this one, but sometimes it’s bundled in sets.


One trip it exploded on my makeup brushes. Both of the items mentioned were ruined, as well as my makeup bag. But I was really crying because I couldn’t use it on my skin for 6 months.



Bisous, Anne






I received the Milk BlurStick for complimentary for review from Influenster & Milk MakeUp


4 Replies to “Products SO GOOD, I brought them with me to France”

  1. I love Milk Makeup!! The cooling water is my favourite product, yet to try the concealer though

    1. I really want to try the concealer as well!

  2. That deodorant is the only all natural one that has ever worked for me! You know your stuff! Totally checking out your other recommendations!

    1. Same here! It’s one of my fave products ever as far as quality & pricepoint

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