24 hours in paris

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outfit one:
vagabond boots
hourglass riveira lipstick

outfit two:
new look necklace*
primark hat
clarins lab worker shoes

What a whirlwind two days! I’ve literally just jumped through my front door, quickly ordered a Chinese and slipped into my PJ’s ready to edit this post as I really wanted to get it up. And hopefully by the time I finish my food will be here!

I went to Paris early yesterday morning on a Press trip with Clarins, and I was back by 4pm today. It was my first trip to Paris, so it was quite surreal trying to do it all in such a short amount of time. I went with Milly, Ruth and Ree, and I don’t think we stopped laughing for the whole trip. Some of the best company a girl could ask for! Talking about all sorts from bum & boob-age massages to things I just cant repeat on the blog!

The reason I went was to pop along with Clarins to see their Lab - where they make and design all the products from the range. Literally, it was huge vats of all sorts from bath oils to lipsticks! More on that on my beauty blog in a few days when I can gather my thoughts to actually write something half decent. But it was really interesting and insightful - unfortunately I couldn’t take any photos so we’ll have to wait for the official ones to be released as well but for now bask in the awesome Mad Scientist outfit we had to wear including my gorgeous (ahem) snakeskin blue steel toed shoes… ahem. Surprisingly I think I pull them off alright! These were legit the shoes all the women employee's of the Clarins factory have to wear. I have no idea why they are shiny, but hey they work!

Me and Milly went off on a literally 2 n' half hour tour which included two shopping destinations, Notre Dame, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and a ton of other sights in Paris. We fitted shopping in at City Pharma and Sephora (srsly, come to the UK already!), Haul coming soon most likely! It was a really quick round trip and we were dashing in and out of everywhere, but our driver was literally the best! Showing us all the hot spots and places of interest, including that infamous Parisain tunnel. Which I found incredibly eerie. I fell over in the Notre Dame Cathedral which was incredibly embarrassing seeing as everyone around me was praying and I was tittering in the corner like a schoolgirl. I cant believe how much we packed into just two and a bit hours, it's really wet my appetite to go again.

Oh and if you were wondering we stayed in Hotel Costes. It was really nice but very dark and had a very french brothel vibe but not in a bad way! Really hard to explain ha! I liked it thought, and I’d definitely stay there again. Even if you dont stay there then I'd really recommend the restaurant part of the building. The food is seriously good - like next level. With a mix of the usual french fare and then a selection of other dishes.

As I said it was my first ever trip to Paris despite being a seasoned Frenchie. I’m booking another trip as I type. There's so many things I want to do in Paris, and this has really wet my appetite for the French capital. I’m sure I’ll be back within the next few months!

*diiiiinnggg* There's my dinner! Peace out!

94 comments

  1. Fab photos, this looks like such a fun event, I love that they even gave you cute shoes to wear!! The hotel room looks amaaaaazing. I haven't been to Paris in such a long time and have recently been wanting to make a trip back there a lot!
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  2. wow! it all looks amazing Lily!! Hope I can go to Paris to do all these things one day!! Love your photos too, very magazine!! :) xx
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  3. What amazing pictures, you makes me want to visit Paris right now! I'm sure it was an amazing experience :) However, your pink coat looks extremely adorable!
    Have a lovely evening!
    xoxo

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  4. Wow! This looks like so much fun, you are a very lucky lady! Beautiful photos :-)
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  5. A visit to the Clarins lab sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. I'd love to visit Paris someday. It looks beautiful there.
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  6. What a lovely trip and post! <3

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  7. Paris is my favorite city and you have gone to some of my favorite places as well :) so jealous I want to go back there!

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  8. Beautiful pictures, you really do have an eye!
    Glad you had fun and managed to squeeze in so much in so little time :)

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  9. Ahh, so jealous! Love these photos. They all scream to me, the absolute essence of Paris.

    xo, Liz
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  10. Love these pictures Lily! Looks like you had a fab time, I'm going to Paris for the first time in February and this post has got me excited!!!
    Kathleen @ Made In The 1990's.

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  11. Looks so pretty! Lovely post! <3

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  12. gorgeous photos, hope you had an amazing time. i definitely need to visit paris!

    Rachel x
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  13. The tunic and pink coat is such a lovely outfit! Absolute coat envyyyy. Looks perf outside the Eiffel Tower :)x

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  14. I am SO jealous - it looks like you're having the best time! You look stunning too xo

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  15. I love Paris, I've been a few times but I'd love to go again. x

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  16. Looking incredible as always!

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  17. Such stunning photos! Especially in love with the ones of Notre Dame. I've made it a goal to go to Paris in 2014, hopefully my experience will be as beautiful as yours!

    Jo xxx

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  18. Oh wow, this post has got me dreaming of Paris! Your hotel looks amazing! If I ever stay there I'm going to pretend I'm at Hogwarts xx

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  19. beautiful pictures, this makes me want to visit france haha

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful pictures ♥ I miss Paris so much!

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  21. so jealous, looks like you had a fab time!

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  22. Looks like you had an amazing time, I so want to go to Paris!

    Millie x
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  23. Amazing post! These photos are wonderful, I hope you had a lovely time! xx

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  24. Oh my! Going to Paris is one of my dreams, and it sounds like you had an amazing time! I adore your pink coat too, so gorgeous! x

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  25. love Paris, I really want to go again ! Looks like so much fun at Clarins would love to get some cheeky samples from there ;)
    Lauren x
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  26. aaaah so many photos!! i love paris - hopefully i'll be back someday! love these picture heavy posts! :)
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  27. Stunning photo's looks like you're having an amazing time! J'adore Paris.
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  28. These pictures are stunning! Makes me desperate to go back there. This is my favourite post of yours to date.

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  29. Wow loved this post, I'm so jealous! Glad you had fun :)

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  30. I'm going to Paris on sunday and these pictures made me want to go even more!

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  31. Im so jealous you went to paris! Love your post.

    Betsy xo
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  32. i love wearing bright colours such as that pink coat with neutral outfits, it really makes an outfit pop! also what a cool event! looks so awesome, love this post

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  33. Nice photos and beautiful outfit :)

    Lots of love
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  34. gorgeous pics as always :) thanks for sharing :) xxx

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  35. Gorgeous photos, sounds like you had an amazing time! Love that Topshop coat too.

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  36. perfect city outfit, Paris is so pretty!
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  37. These photos are beautiful Lily, and I know right, c'mon Sephora!

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  38. You've made me want to go back, that's it - 2014 I will return to Paris!!

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  39. Loving your pink coat! I really want to make a trip back to Paris, I haven't been since I was kid. Might have to book something soon!

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  40. looks like you had an awesome time.. xx
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  41. A great selection of photos. I love how bright your pink coat is :) X

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  42. I love this post so much! The photos are amazing :) I've been to Paris before as well at it is so beautiful x

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  43. that pink coat is so beautiful with your complexion!

    xx

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  44. beautiful and lovely pictures, Paris is such a great city

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  45. Ahh! I can't believe that was your first visit to Paris, I had always assumed you would have gone more often but then I realised I haven't read a post of you going. You definitely need to spend more than 24 hours, and maybe bring the exact same company. It must have been so chaotic and awesome. I guess you're super tired now but can't wait to read what was up on the beauty blog

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  46. Looks like an absolutely magical time, beautiful photos! xx

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  47. Great pictures!

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  48. I've always wanted to visit Paris! The pics you took are great! I also love that outfit, fab fab fab haha! http://amelissab.blogspot.co.uk/ Amy, X

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  49. It all sounds like a wonderful experience, and what lovely photos! I'm dying to get to Paris one day! x

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  50. love the pink coat with your stripe dress, looks beautiful

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  51. Love your coat and boots :D I would love to visit Paris especially the Eiffel tower its so pretty! :) xx

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  52. I love your outfits. Paris is a lovely city, wanna go back soon.

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  53. looks like you had an amazing time! can't believe how much you managed to fit into 2 and a half hours! i managed to do less than that in a whole weekend!

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  54. I'm so jealous! I really want to go back there one day! Looks like you had an awesome time! xx

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  55. Beautiful pictures makes me want to go paris soo badly xx
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  56. These colours together are just perfect!

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  57. amazing photos, you look great in your rose coat!
    really want to go to paris now, too! :)

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  58. Looks like you had an amazing time! I want to go now!

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  59. Gorgeous coat.
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  60. Paris is such a great city :) It seems like you had a great time! I love your coat, such a nice colour!

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  61. Loves like you had an amazing time! Jealous of the visit to the Pharmacie!
    Daniella x

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  62. Looks so amazing, im jealous

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  63. wow, loved the photos so much, looks like you had tons of fun, and that peach coat looks amazing,
    now I really wanna go to Paris as well x

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  64. So jealous, going to Paris is definitely on my bucket list! Love your outfits.

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  65. you have some amazing photos here, i hope you had a wonderful time.

    Jess x

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  66. pretty outfit!! love the test tubes they look so cute

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  67. Looks like you had the most magical dreamy but busy 48 hours in Paris! How exciting. LOvely photos too x

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  68. Wow you are so lucky to have this amazing experience, hope you had a great time :)


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  69. What a perfect few days! Paris!! Being in Australia I forget that everywhere else in the world places are so close together, haha. It also looks like you've had some amazing food while you were gone too. Yuuum!

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  70. Your pictures are amazing! I love Paris...I can't wait to go back! And I love that pink coat. So pretty!

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  71. Ooh how whirlwind! I love your pink coat with the striped dress :)

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  72. Wish I visit Paris someday :) Beautiful city!
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  73. Looks like you had an amazing trip, Paris really is a beautiful City! Love your blog, your style is so pretty!

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  74. How lucky it looks amazing, I'd love to go to Paris.

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  75. really pretty! love the combination of the pastel coat and the striped shirt!

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  76. Paris is so perfect! I've only ever been once but I'm really hoping to go again!

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  77. Love this post, im headin to Paris for my birthday in March and cant wait to go. It will also be my first time there. Is there anything in particular you reccommend when im there?
    Much love,
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  78. I especially like the first outfit, I love how it looks so French if you know what I mean! ;)
    Also Paris is a lovely place.

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  79. I miss Paris, such an amazing city, haven't been there for years. I love your topshop coat, the colour is perfection xx

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  80. Paris is a wonderful city, your trip there must be great. http://www.andytailor.com/fr/

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