It's too hot to do anything here in Athens other than finding refuge in air-conditioned places and submerging only when we've lowered our body temperature. Generally, I'm not a mall kind of gal but the promise of spending an hour or two away from the intense heat made the offer particularly alluring.
The 35% sticker at most beauty counters at the Attica department store including Bobbi Brown and MAC and......*gasp* 25% discount at the elusive Jo Malone (we never discount because we're sooooo exclusive) had us hyperventilating. There was the scary moment when I thought I'd stock up on ALL my beauty products before the fog lifted from my pickled brain and lucidity returned. Never mind that they would've expired or gone stale before I have the chance to crack open the packaging years later.
BUT....the one thing I always stock up is Korres when I'm in Greece. Take the buy one get one free shower gel and knock off another 20% from the €5 price tag. How could I not? Thanks to Heather's recommendation, I just had to get the sunscreen from Korres as well. It's light and absorbs like a dream into the skin. I can't wait to try out the Apivita masks because these days, my skin needs a kick in the rear end every now and then.