Dear Frenchonista’s,

Last year at the first Frenchonista launch we introduced you to Cosmania, the web shop of the beautiful, affordable and very special international cosmetics brands that can’t be found anywhere else in The Netherlands. Since that moment we are happy customers. The difference between Cosmania and other web shops is the openness and the personal contact. Receiving and opening your package is always a joy because with it come nice samples and a personal message. You really feel recognized as a customer, we’ve never seen anything like it online, and that’s worth a lot in these virtual times.

As with all virtual experiences, the possibility to try out the products, to touch and feel them before buying them was not there, of course, but guess what?
Cosmania now has its own Lab in the centre of Amsterdam!

Sure enough Frenchonista rushed to the opening at Hôtel Droog last Monday to check it out so we could report back to you. All the products they have in the web shop are also in the store. Besides loads of skin care products, Cosmania has the italian make-up label Lord & Berry. In fact, when we were there, a make-up artist was demonstrating it and we saw gorgeously made up eyes, with a green eye shadow of the kind that you see in glossy magazines and think it can’t look that great in real life. But it does, and it’s called “SETA eye shadow”. No wonder Lord & Berry is used on the catwalks in Milan!

The location of the Cosmania Lab is special too. The lab is on the first floor of the new Hôtel Droog, in the historical centre of Amsterdam. Hotel Droog is a new hospitality experience where you can come for a drink, a bite to eat, exclusive shopping, exhibitions, beauty advice, a stroll in the garden, a lecture series, or even a bed for the night. All this in 700 square meters in a 17th century building. Check it out on

Just to name a few of the products and brands Cosmania has:
– First Aid Beauty, a whole line of skin care products that are really comfortable and free of parabens, harsh chemicals and colorants. We like the 5 in 1 face Cream with SPF 30,the Uplifting Serum with antioxidant booster and the Detox Eye Roller
– Mario Badescu, the brand used by many movie stars and models, also famous for the Drying Lotion, miracle worker against impurities.
– SteamCream, the all in one moisturizer, packed with amazing ingredients and in the cutest boxes ever, just 15,75 for a cream that you can use for your face and your body!
– Cake: Super decadent bath and body collection that smells divine!

We’re planning to update you more often on Cosmania brands because they have so much more we still want to try out!

COSMANIA @ Hotel Droog, Staalstraat 7B, Amsterdam.,
T +31 202 170 103 (store) or T +31 207 773 193 (office)

xoxo Liza Brouwer for Frenchonista

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