Living in Oslo is wonderful – you get to experience four seasons of weather, you live a well-balanced life, you can drink water straight from the tap (and it tastes really good), you can actually rely on public transport (because the buses/trams/trains are usually prompt), you can justify purchase of higher end products (because the price difference is much smaller – e.g. 89 NOK for drugstore brand nail polish, 125 NOK for MAC nail polish), and so on.
But the one challenge (apart from slipping and falling on ice) when it comes to living in Oslo is that you cannot always get all the products you read about.
In Summer, KarenMBB wrote about two products:
I was really keen on trying out these products as let’s just say being Indian I have a lot of hair issues – partly due to the fact that I have a lot of hair. Oh wait, that’s TMI. But my point is that a good shave cream is hard to come by – and if you like blow drying or flat ironing your hair (I have no choice but choose either of these tools as I have moody hair) then a good heat protectant spray is a lifesaver.
I didn’t think I could get these products here so I had them on my “Must-Consider-Buying” list until yesterday I stumbled upon the EOS Shave Cream in Cubus. Score! Of course, me being me, I couldn’t walk out of the shop with just 1 product [it's a childhood affliction, I'm in love with the number 2 and always want 2 things instead of one - seriously] so I also got the EOS Hand & Body Lotion. I am addicted to moisturizers because I finish a bottle each month so I’m always stocking up. One of these days I will show you my collection (more like stock) of body moisturizers :)
Then, yesterday evening, while rushing into the supermarket nearby (ICA), I saw TREsemme! What are the odds? I have never seen this brand in Oslo before. They didn’t have the Heat Tamer spray that KarenMBB mentioned, but they did have the Heat Protectant Spray. I guess it must be the same product just branded differently for Europe – that’s what I think at least. So, I picked up the Heat Protectant Spray…and the Mousse. Again, the love for number 2.
Here’s a photo of my mini haul:
*Happy sigh* I’m so glad these products exist in Oslo. I don’t have to feel left out anymore :)
P/s – I have only tried the EOS Hand & Body lotion so far and it’s wonderful. I applied some on my hand before I spent a good hour in the cold and rainy city last night. I have very sensitive hands that peel in the cold. With this lotion on and without gloves, my hands were fine the whole time I was out. I might have to get another bottle soon.