Gwyneth Paltrow deigns to recommend English pharmacies and cosmetics

Gwyneth Paltrow

This week’s Goop newsletter is all about Gwyneth Paltrow being so very English and posh, and we American peasants simply do not understand what a pleasure it is to live with all of the civilized people in England. So Dame Goop has written a special letter to all of us, letting us know about all of the amazing beauty products she single-handedly finds in all of the “regular old English pharmacies.” Ye Olde Pharmacies, I think she meant to write.

One of the many exciting things about living in England for a good part of the year is the perpetual discovery. I am constantly delighting in what might be very ordinary for people who are native to this land. An example would be the regular old English pharmacy, which is stocked with a variety of amazing affordable products, many of which are not available outside of the UK. We hit up the French Pharmacy a few months ago, and now we have compiled a list of the some of our faves here in England in case you find yourself on these fair shores. And if you already live here, well, you know what I mean.

Love, gp

[From Goop]

We actually got a request from a Goop-fan for coverage of Gwyneth’s list of products (which you can read here). The Goop-fan points out that on her list of 16 products, five of them can be found in any given Target or Walmart. HOW GAUCHE. I mean, Dame Goop thinks Yardley soaps are so special that she can only find them in the UK? By the way, I have a lot of relatives that live in Europe and India, and all of them spend a fortune on cosmetics and soaps and stuff whenever they come to America – they stock up on stuff for the year whenever they visit the US. It’s because A) the average Walmart, Target and CVS has such a big variety of products and B) Everything is cheaper here, partly because of the weak dollar and partly because everything is just cheaper.

In other Goop news, Our Lady of Smug Condescension has deigned to take another role in a peasanty film. A “moving picture” as Goop says. A “talkie”. Gwyneth has taken the role of Pablo Picasso’s lover and muse Dora Maar in a film that’s about Picasso painting his seminal work Guernica. The film is called 33 Dias, and Antonio Banderas will play Picasso. Ooooh. That should be interesting. First of all, Antonio looks nothing like Picasso. Think Alan Arkin, honestly. And Dora Maar was more of a Jennifer Jason Leigh type. Plus, Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore already did this.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

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  1. paola says:

    Have you ever heard Goop speaking in spanish? well she speaks it amazingly well and the pronunciation is very good.. other than that she should know better: you’re american so stop pretending to be british because you’re freakin not!!!!

    • beta says:

      yes, she’s pretty fluent in spanish, and she’s more than acquanted with the culture 🙂

    • janie says:

      that’s funny i watched on the road again and thought that she only muttered a few phrases in spanish. mario batali was quite self deprecating about his spanish but spoke more than ms paltrow.
      also she conveniently went home every time they ate anything other than fish and made lots of noise about her eating habits

  2. wunder says:

    So which plastic surgeons has she been patronizing “on these fair shores”?

  3. Aria says:

    why is she still relevant?

  4. jch says:

    When I lived in the UK, I would always stock up when I came home to the US. Then again, I am just a commoner, so I wouldn’t understand the privledge that I had to overspend in the UK.

    • carrie says:

      i live in France and the french feminine magazines only talk about American beauty products and when i talk about it to some US friends,they praise European beauty products and french perfumes

  5. Jackie says:

    just when i think i could not dislike her more, the bitch uses the term ‘fair shores’.

    god, how i wish snl would do a skit sending her up. this is the stuff of pure comedy gold.

    • Chatcat says:

      Me too. She is just one of those people that even if she doesn’t open her mouth and speak (nothing worthwhile ever comes out of it anyway) reeks of smugness…I am better then you…of course worship me…kiss my ass attitude that just makes you want to to see parody after parody about her. Michael K at dlisted does a great job of this too, but a SNL written by Michael K would be awesome!!!!

    • Nev says:


    • Mata says:

      That’s brilliant. I can picture an entire sitcom based on her.

  6. merski says:

    “Ye Olde Pharmacies” *dies*

    I <3 you, Kaiser!

    • islandwalker says:

      Shouldn’t that be ‘Ye Old Apothecary?’ She’s insufferable.

      ( BTW- I live in the Bahamas and always stock up on my rare treasured Yardley soaps and other products when I’m in the States.)

      • EscapedConvent says:

        “Ye Olde Apothecary” is !@#$-ing funny. I’m a little disappointed that Dame Goop uses potions & tinctures that the rest of us can buy. I would expect her to have everything she uses hand-made by crystal unicorns, after the ingredients have been gathered by faeries at dawn. Another bubble burst…..

    • Carolyn says:

      Kaiser you are so funny. I’m sure these supposed pieces written by Gwyn are put through a full PR check. They’re flawlessly written in a beauty editor style of prose. I like them for the fun that they are. Name-checking the Venice Film Festival in her review of a makeup brand is hysterical. She’s having fun with us. At least we’re talking about her.

  7. maemay says:

    Funny thing is that she mentions Boots in her newsletter but i guess she is too good to go to TARGET because they sell Boots at TARGET Gwennie so at least we know something she doesn’t. Smug fail!

  8. lucy2 says:

    Our Lady of Smug Condescension! Love it. Or Our Lady of Perpetual Goop.

    “many of which are not available outside of the UK”
    Really? Someone might want to tell her about this newfangled thing called the internet, which means most people can buy and sell pretty much everything world wide.

  9. gg says:

    Okay, I’m cracking up, because I go to the UK alot because my husband is British. One of my favorite things to do over there is to go to the local stores and look around and see all the different packaging they have for products the US has, and also pick up Boots makeup, etc., just for fun. I once read a travel guide that said to do just that, and then you have an inexpensive, practical souvenir of your trip, where every time you use that lip balm, etc., you relive your fond memories of the trip.

    But then they started carrying Boots and No. 7 stuff in the US, so the glamor kind of went by the wayside on that. I have used a lot of Boots and No.7 and they are good products. I looked at her list and it’s true, most of it can be found in Target and Walgreen’s here now. But that wasn’t always the case.

    But really, if you want some great basic stuff and don’t mind spending $$, you can just go into a local Kiehl’s or order it from the US.

    My other favorite haunt is the local Tesco’s to gawp at the funny looking snack foods, candies, and amazing cheeses and try out things I’ve never seen before. Tip: the candies, all except for the chocolate, which is excellent, are not what I expected. Different countries really do have greatly varying tastes in many cases. Even from Britain to the US.

    • bluhare says:

      I’m English living in the US, and the one thing that I do think is better than American is British chocolate. There’s no comparison.

      Even Cadbury’s in America isn’t the same as English Cadbury’s.

      • Ell says:

        bluhare, I used to send Cadbury’s chocolate over to the States to a couple of friends. One american, one brit, like us, and both would say the british cadburys was better, apparently its creamier.

      • LAK says:

        And tea. Every time i visit the states, i have to remind myself to ask for English Breakfast tea, but what i get is definitely not a cuppa. 🙂

      • deb says:

        speaking of choccies and sweets, whenever i go to the UK, i stock up on Maltesers and Smarties. that’s all i buy. Whenever I’m there suddenly I have no interest in fashion, I scrimp and save so I can squeeze a pound out of a penny to get more of those two things

        however, when I once went to Japan… I didn’t know where to even start. They have like a million different tastes of KitKat, I think I was tempted to rob a bank just to get all the flavors.

      • ol cranky says:

        any chocolate from outside the US is higher quality than US chocolate (the same for coffee). I’m not saying that to be a snob or anything but I used to travel constantly for work so, whenever possible, I’d bring back the same candy bars for folks tobe able to compare the difference and they were amazed how noticeable it was. Anyone who lives close enough to the Canadian border can easily do a test between US Cadbury and Canadian Cadbury to confirm.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        LAK you are right about the cuppa. Russian chocolate is the worst. So far, Amsterdam rules on the chocolate, cheese and general foodies. It’s hard to live without real Mexican, though.
        Sorry Canada, have to call you out on one thing-ice cream. I kept wondering why even Breyers who only have 5 ingredients, is weird and different. After research found that it is a way for the government to get around paying a tax on milk. They use milk substitutes and it’s awful stuff. Only Ben and Jerry’s and Hagen Das are real.
        English tea rules.
        CA cuisine is great
        Quebec has amazing food and Montreal amazing food markets. In fact no matter what city we lived in, even Pittsburgh had great organic markets. You just have to look for the region’s real food, it is usually great!
        Getting used to my iPad keyboard is a bitch, apologizes for weird auto corrections as of late. ;(

      • bluhare says:

        Glad everyone agrees with me on the chocolate! As far as candy goes, when I get to a shop that has British goods, or am in England, I buy Rowntrees fruit pastilles. The blackcurrant tube if I can find it. Oh my god, I’m salivating just thinking.

        And, LAK? Next time you’re in the US come to my house for a good cup. I have an electric kettle and everything. No microwaving the water here!!! There is one restaurant here where I’ll order tea. One.

      • lrm says:

        It’s quite easy to find high quality, even european style roasted coffee or euro style chocolate, in the US. just dont expect it at every grocery store. go online, or to a gourmey store or your local food co-op.

        it’s true, cadbury uS isn’t as good-they can get away with cheaper ingredients and low quality b/c average americans are used to it and think it’s actually good….

        but that does not mean ‘all american chocolate and coffee sucks’.

        cafe mam in oregon has euro style roasting and is amazing-we order the beans online and our food coop sells them, as well, in so cal.

        and I regularly find excellent chocolate. Fro that matter, trader joe’s is a european country and you can find euro imports of cookies, chocolate, cheese, etc.

        again, just don’t expect to go to your big grocer chain, buy the known brands, and necessarily find good stuff-though that is changing in many places.

        As far as a ‘cuppa’-um, i too have an ‘electric kettle’-i dont know any americans who microwave tea water. and i can think of a few locations off the tp of my head, where i can get a solid cup of tea-at a cafe or restaurant. not sure where ya’ll live in the US-i guess i’m spoiled from both CA and college towns. Anyway, making strong black tea at home, with good quality tea is commonplace, for me.

      • I miss getting a good cuppa unless I make it myself. I stock up on Barry’s and Lyon’s when I see them. Luckily, there’s a local shop that stocks them as well as PG tips.

      • janie says:

        and yogurt. european yogurt is amazing, the stuff in the US tastes like plastic. even the organic kinds here.

      • It is ME!! says:

        This is the same thing with American Coke vs. German Coke.

        German Coke is much gooder. 😉 Same thing with Mexican Coke. It’s better than American Coke.

        Plus, they use the glass bottles! (sigh)

    • kit says:

      I do the same when I visit the US. I walk around the grocery store to look at the packaging and the different products.
      I still can’t get my head around spray cheese and why so much candy and gum has cinnamon flavour. It’s just fantastic!
      I also love walmart (and some of the weird people you see there) and usually end up paying extra to take all my finds home.

      • ol cranky says:

        Kit – you make me feel normal. My first trip to London, the very first thing I did was check out a grocery store to compare stuff because I was just curious about what differences I’d find. My parents were mortified until some other shoppers and a store clerk overheard them talking about that I was doing and then came over chat with me because they thought it was funny that an American kid was seriously curious about normal/mundane things like that.

      • bluhare says:

        I do not understand cinnamon either. I think it’s one of those things you have to grow up with . . . like Marmite. 🙂

  10. Magsey says:

    That is so funny.
    I think you can get Yardley at the soap at the dollar store here.
    I hope she never changes.

  11. kit says:

    I can’t hate on her for this list because I use a lot of the brands and most of them are not expensive at all, especially the Boots stuff. I doubt she uses this stuff herself though, and it seems she was sponsored by Boots as a lot of the list are their own products or availabe to buy there.
    She’s right about the brushes too. They do cost a lot but they are worth it. They last forever if you take care of them.
    It’s one of the few times she’s made sense imo.

  12. GinGenie says:

    I’ve heard that part of the difference between UK/Europe and the US in terms of the cost of cosmetics is down to certain ingredients being allowed in US cosmetics that aren’t allowed in the EU. Does anyone know if that’s true?

    • Agnes says:

      i think that goes both way, from what i’ve heard and experienced. certain things are allowed in the US but not Europe, and vice versa. (just like with meds, or anything controlled, i think. lots of more medication, for example, seems to be available over the counter in Europe, from what i’ve seen.)

      • LAK says:

        Funny, for me the dosage and volume of the medication you can get in the USA is always shockingly high.

        Most of our medication is very mild, and you can only buy a small amout of it eg 16 tabs of mild paracetamol vs 1000 tabs of very high dosage advil!!!!

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        The prices are not that different. Cheaper in the US because of the dollar. I too, trip out on stuff in other countries. Marmite sounds as gross to us as a peanut butter and jam sandwich. My last discovery in the UK was shito from Ghana. It’s weird seeing horse and bunnies sold as meat.
        Basically when we live in England we save NO money at all. And Boots is their CVS basically. Everyone trips out on the bigness of American stuff and choice. My friend from Amsterdamn just left after her first two weeks in Cali. She couldn’t believe it, but I think ketchup and dill pickle chips are weird
        Oh LAK, I agree but we can’t buy extra strength codeine over the counter! Great for emergencies!

      • LAK says:

        hi @OriginalTiffany. We are having a heatwave!!!!:) ok 21C, but still….just come in from Hyde Park.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        I know! Spectacular weather for you. My friend is Dutch, but now lives in London and the day she came to California it got windy and cold, with on and off rain. I told her she brought it with her.
        We needed the rain here, but it is eating into the two months I had my horses with me. On to San Diego, so no complaints there.
        I may start bitching when we get to Boston for June and July.
        I have never lived in London when it was warm, always winter or fall. Kind of sad to never see the parks in bloom.

      • LAK says:

        @OriginalTiffany – Your Friend’s experience happened to me too. I lived in LA for about 18months in the early 00s and it was mostly rainy/cloudy…even the summer wasn’t particularly hot.

        i was seriously bummed because i’d only packed very light summer clothing. Wasn’t happy to stock up on cardigans, raincoats etc

        And of course when i left, they had a proper, malibu-is-on-fire heatwave!!

        what i did love discovering was crispy creme Donuts. They are amazing. I have a mostly vegan diet, but i can’t say no to a crispy

    • bluhare says:

      Southern CA doesn’t get that hot; it’s the ocean breeze, and it’s famous for the June Gloom. I’m in the Pacific NW and we have the June Gloom too. Actually, we have the Every Month Except July and August Gloom.

      • LAK says:

        @bluhare- LOL!! i certainly learnt my lesson.

        re: electric kettle.i am still amazed that isn’t a standard kitchen item in the US. Microwaved water….bah!Lol!

        The other things that still amaze me US versions of baked beans, mince pies, puddings in general and of course food portion sizes.

        And turkey fryer!!! It’s like those catalogues you get in the sunday papers with stuff you did not know you could have eg back scratching rod for that spot in your back you can never reach.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Except if you,live out where I do. We are about 40 miles east of LA toward the desert. It regularly has weeks upon end of 100+ days, it was 45C the summer before I left. Plan all your outdoor stuff for morning, but at least there s no rain or humidity.
        It’s the land of no weather now that I have lived so many other places I have an appreciation for no weather now. Rain maybe six weeks a year. Sigh

      • bluhare says:

        LAK: American’s don’t drink tea the way we do. Sorry, Americans, you don’t. You drink flavours and the water isn’t necessarily boiling when you make it. Plus you put weird stuff in it. Everyone knows it’s milk and sugar! 🙂

        OriginalTiffany: I had a friend who lived in the mountains outside San Diego and you’re so right. San Diego would be socked in and we’d be looking at the fog sweating. It’s kind of like that here as well. I’m in the Seattle area, and you get just over the top of the mountains and the weather’s totally different an hour or so away.

    • Lenore says:

      I don’t know if it affects the cost, but it does affect the availability. There are Kiehls products you can’t get in the UK, and it’s because there are certain chemicals in them that, over here, are prescription-only. So said the girl on the Kiehls counter in Manchester, anyway. And yeah, everything in America is just CHEAPER.

      So every time I go to America I stock up on Kiehls blemish control cream and Benefit cosmetics and it sees me through the year.

      But Soap & Glory, seriously…I have to agree with Goop there. Soap & Glory is AWESOME.

    • It is ME!! says:

      There IS a difference between Nivea sold in the US and German Nivea, I know that…..

  13. dorothy says:

    Here it comes, I like her. She’s such a classic beauty. I know she can be a bit grating, but I think she has it together.

    • Umlaut says:

      Yeah, I really don’t get the hate. She actually seems kind of funny and self-depracating to me.

    • Gia says:

      Yup. ‘G’ as I like to call her, is my girl! I subscribe to ‘Goop’ and picked up the ‘slim wear’ cream. It was $20 here in Canada. I would never normally purchase a cellulite cream, but I had a baby 8 months ago and am hoping that it will help me along. Running and diet don’t seem to be enough for this stubborn baby fat,!!!!

      • erica says:

        thank you. I too like her and wonder where all this intense dislike comes from. Many of the issues people have with her are based on misinformation. She’s a hands on mom, cooks for her family and pays attention to what they put in their bodies (and we’re going to rag on someone for this now?) and loves her husband. I have never seen her be condescending (except again for some of the misinformation out there), and find her instead to be refreshingly humble and self-deprecating.

    • Anna says:

      Yeah, I don’t get the hate. Most of it seems petty–“Durr, ha ha Gwynnie, you can get Yardley at WALMART not just in the UK” when she very clearly says that SOME of the products are not available outside the UK, not all of them. Also, a common gripe about her is that she promotes products the average person can’t afford, yet when she promotes something affordable like Yardley soap people rip her a new one.

  14. original kate says:

    presently, nestling in my shower-caddy is a luxurious cake, a cake so luxurious it is a real luxury. it has the delicate aroma of lavendar, which wafts out from under my arms at points during the day, reminding me of that sinfully luxurious cleansing experience that happens every morning in my shower. this luxurious, saucy miracle is wrapped up in cream coloured paper, with a drawing of a lavendar plant on the front, to ensure that i buy the right one, and not the aloe one, which i don’t like as well. the name of this far-flung delight? “yardley’s english lavendar cleansing bar for luxurious people on fair shores”, which you yanks call “soap.”

    no seriously, yardley’s soap – it’s in my shower right now; i buy it at rite aid.

  15. Agnes says:

    “we american peasants”, haha. love it.

    yardley soap is available for like $1.5 at the supermarket across the street from me. and the cvs. it’s ok, not the most amazing thing out there. get over it, goop. haha.

  16. wunder says:

    I know someone here in the states who pronounces the final ‘e’ on words like ‘Shoppe’ and ‘Olde’. She says ‘shoppie’ and ‘oldie’.

    But I cannot bring myself to correct her because I think that’s what Ye Olde Gpoop would do.

    • Umlaut says:

      My husband and I do that, but just to make fun of people who think they’re being classy by naming a neighborhood “Heather Wynde” or something.

    • Embee says:

      Gpoop – love it! What with all the colon cleansing…

  17. The Original Denise says:

    I am British but I have lived here for years and your analysis is spot on and accurate. I’ll go further, I can purchase Yardley soaps at my neighbourhood dollar store. She irritates me more than any rash possibly could.

    • wunder says:

      Love those Yardley soaps and body sprays! Wish we could get them here in the States for only a $1. (Lucky you!)

      When I lived in India, I stocked up on those Yardley goodies because they were very cheap there.

  18. mimi says:

    Dora Maar, Picasso’s muse, is so gorgeous! She looks like Adriana Caselotti, the actress who voiced Disney’s Snow White.

    And I have no particular desire to see GOOP play that role, despite her excellent Spanish. That is the only thing I will concede to this woman: she speaks good Spanish.

  19. Dibba says:

    Is she using the products in the photos? She looks like crap in them.

    • wunder says:

      Was thinking the same thing!

      I thought the top pic of her in black was one of those anti-Heroin ads.
      I thought it was a warning about how you might wnd up if you start using.

  20. tmbg says:

    What a turkey! If you’re going to feature little-known brands (at least to Americans), then do some research. There’s only about four there that are probably not available here and truly little-known. She’s just now discovering Bach’s Rescue Remedy? LMAO!

    Anyway, if you’re going to talk about great products you can’t get in the US, Goop, go to Japan. Japanese cosmetics are some of the most amazing on the planet, IMO, and Korea is home of the original BB creams, not the subpar US ripoffs (sorry I’m sounding goopy, but it’s true).

  21. BELLA says:

    Are there any reported sightings of her
    and her “husband” ever? Bad photo,pencil

  22. Rosie says:

    Obviously ‘ol Gwennie doesn’t visit Canada all that often. Boots No.7, Soap and Glory, Yardleys and a few other items on her list have been avialable in Shoppers Drug Marts and London Drugs (no pun intended there Gwennie)for years now. Maybe she should do a little research first before she posts delicate little fancies about her mundane existence on “these’ shores”. Puke.

  23. Justaposter says:

    I am not going to hate on her for this list. Who doesn’t want well priced goodies that work?

    And for those who love Soap and Glory, they are now carrying them at Sephora, Target had them for a while, but phased them out.

    • Em says:

      Soap and Glory products are the bomb, I would definitely second this reccomendation. The packaging alone is gorgeous.

      Ugh sorry, just snapped into goop mode there.

  24. iseepinkelefant says:

    I know Fishy lives in her little Hampstead bubble, or where ever she lives (couldn’t afford Belgravia love?), but I wonder if this Madonna wannabe has ever been to a city center on a Saturday night? Witness that and then tell me the English are more civilized.

    And only an idiot wouldn’t realize that Boots is sold in the US or that ANYTHING can be bought over the internet. This insufferable woman makes my blood boil.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      The Boots line is different in the US. So is Cover Girl in the UK, etc. They figure out the population – some products sell well in one market and not another.

      However, you are right that you can get them over the internet. AND if you are into this type of global shopping some fashion mags and the blogs recommend products. We don’t need Goop for this. I used to be one of those people who was all into it. I thank Athelios SPF 60+ for my much less wrinkled than her even though I’m 5 years older skin. I used to have it shipped from Spain (they had better shipping rates than UK and Can). I would buy in bulk from Canada and Mexico if they had something I wanted and I visited the place. Totally old news.

  25. Enny says:

    Vaseline? VASE-friggin-LINE, Goop?

    • tmbg says:

      But…but…Goop’s English Vaseline comes in tins and has roses and cocoa butter added! It’s extra special just like her!

  26. lrm says:

    why is cinnamon weird? it’s big in indian and south asian foods and food products, as well.
    cinnamon is def. not an acquired tastes like marmite or pnut butter, IMO. it’s a basic flavor. okay it is spicy in gum. but i find cinnamon on par with mint in terms of being a known flavor-and in the US we have arguably more mint than cinnamon. Not all that strange for either.

    The real question, and i’m american, is why does the US have so much fake fruit punch and fruity flavors for everything? why is every single thing over sweetened?

    • LAK says:

      Irm, no one on this thread is dissing any other country’s products or food etc.

      Products/food in different countries are different or used in different context. Some are better in some countries than others.

      Thank goodness for the internet and travel. We can all enjoy and marvel at those differences or similarities, don’t you think?

  27. NYC_girl says:

    I still can’t stand her, and I don’t know why. I don’t like being a hater. Despite this, Boots is awesome. When I was last in the UK in 2008 I saw they carried a Nivea Visage facial wash that was discontinued, and I came home with 12 bottles. I hit up every Boots I encountered and bought out the stock. Fairy liquid is also amazing, and Maltesers are the best. I sometimes find them in small packets here but they’re usually stale.

  28. Gwyneth Paltrow makes me stabby.

  29. Blue says:

    Lol they sell Yardley soap at the dollar store near my house.

    • gab says:

      I buy mine at the local drug store, just like I did 40 years ago.

    • Katija says:

      LOL! I had a fraud issue with my debit card a few weeks back and had to buy some necessities with the little cash I had in my purse. I picked Yardley cause it was either that or Ivory, and the packaging looked pretty. But as soon as my card was fixed I threw it away. Ha, and Goopy thinks it’s glam. What a freaking lame-o.

  30. Kristen says:

    “I am constantly delighting in…”??? And she seriously doesn’t understand why people think she’s such a smug, insufferable bitch? And of course, the absolute best was referring to her “good friend William Joel,” because apparently calling him “Billy” was just too lowbrow for her. God I hate this woman!!!!

  31. ZenB!tch says:

    I stock up on Yardley Lavender soap at the 99 cent only stores in SoCal. Not sure if they are National chain or not.

    I stock up because I’m not the only girl who knows this. It comes in Lavender, Rose and Oatmeal at my local 99 cent store

  32. ManicPixieDreamGirl says:

    Let’s be real now, she doesn’t use any of this shit. She gets paid to hock their products. If she was truly an expert on beauty & health, she would recommend using ALL organic products. i don’t care how trendy or pricey some beauty products are. If it does not say organic on the label, it got parabens or some other kind of unnatural garbage in it. Stuff that the body cannot break down. I threw out ALL of my beauty products and get everything i need from whole foods now.

  33. sup says:

    that title pic could give me nightmares forever

  34. SHump says:

    Soap and Glory have been available in the US for AGES. Hard to find, but out there.

    I live in the UK now, but whenever my husband’s family came out to visit us when we lived in Florida, his sisters would stock up on Mascara because of how much cheaper it was. Now I’m pregnant and I make my mom send me random snack foods that I either can’t get or are prohibitively expensive out here (Twinkies, Kool aid and Black Jack chewing gum are the only things I’ve requested so far).

  35. DemoCat827 says:

    I guess I am a mere peasant in that I microwave water for PG Tips. My husband is Pakistani, so we have a lot of Pakistani friends, and they all rave about my tea making skills.

  36. KMK says:

    What makeup and other products did they use right here in the Good old USA to make her loook so Beautiful for the awards show? She looks flawless, a lot better then the natural picture of her. A picture that shows how hagard she looks in real life? Was she wearing British makeup and cream in the picture that makes her look like crap???

    • LAK says:

      i had a look at the food intake during her cleanses. She put it on her GOOP website. She is starving herself. i am not sure that she eats more than 800 calories on it, whilst maintaining the same level of exercise with Tracy Anderson. If true, that she does this cleanse/detox 12 times a year at 2 weeks each time, i am surprised she doesn’t look more haggard.

      In which case, i will take all her make-up recommendations because they are covering up serious haggard face.

  37. Shannen says:

    I’d sell my left kidney to have the prices AND the amazing return policy AND value sets you Americans do. I’ll probably end up having to sell non essential body parts anyway to pay for my make up/skincare here in Italy, so scratch that.

    • Katija says:

      Yeah, it’s seen as really lame to actually like American products or American retail. I’m not trying to bash Europe by any stretch of the imagination, but honestly? There are pros and cons to both. But I’ll tell you, when I was living in Israel, I would daydream about Walmart, no joke. It’s actually an amazing luxury to go buy a candle, dish soap, tampons, etc… all in large sizes at a good, reasonable sale price. Sorry if that’s not hip and cool to people like Goopy.

      • Shannen says:

        I agree, it’s silly to want to spend more if you’re able to find good quality at an affordable price. {I daydream about larger supermarkets, places like Walmart are pretty much a dream come true}.

        Regardless, it gets even worse when you don’t really have much difference between high end and low end at all- here a lipstick from L’Oreal is not really THAT much cheaper than a MAC’s one- the prices for beauty items are so much higher than in the US, I’m so going to stock up when I go back there.

        @ Tmbg

        I’ve been wondering that my whole life but have yet to find an answer. It’s not even just on imported products -which wouldn’t justify it entirely anyway-, but even Italian make up brands, or at least the decent ones, tend to be on the more expensive side of the spectrum.

    • Tmbg says:

      I know of a couple of folks in New Zealand and Australia and things like NARS cosmetics are obscenely priced there. I wonder why? I don’t remember a darn thing from economics, so don’t laugh. :\

  38. ramona says:

    I keep meaning to compare the prices of No. 7 products here in the UK to what they cost at Target in the States. Anyone want to play a comparison game?

  39. eekahil says:

    Boots products have been avail in the U’s> for some time now. Online, or at Target…, etc.

    Bach Flower Remedies? For real? You can get that damb near any pharmacy or places like Whole Foods. I remeber buying recue remedy from, like Duane Reade at least 20 years ago.
    Tiger-Bloody-Balm? Please.
    Can’t be arsed to look at the rest. She is repellent.