Sunday, September 21, 2014

Duty Free Wish List

Duty Free Wish List

I jet off to America in a matter of weeks and like most I do tend to go a little crazy in Duty Free, for me it is all about the travel exclusive kits rather than the fact you don't pay tax. Don't get me wrong the discount is great but the value kits is where my money tends to go. I'm also partial to visit to the Rituals store as oddly in Glasgow (maybe even Scotland) the airport is the only place you will find a stand alone Rituals shop. Very bizarre! Anyway here is what I have book marked...

1, I have openly said a number of times now that Estee Lauder is the brand of the moment and the most decadent lipsticks have to be Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks. My oh my are they luxurious, a long lasting gel like formula that glides on to the lips with ease, moisturise and wear exceptionally well. I own a good few but think I may treat myself to the shade Eccentric which you can find here for £24 if you are not leaving the country any time soon - link.

2, I go through Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (find it here - link) like water, it is a skin care staple for me but I happen to know that it is of course not only a little cheaper in Duty Free but also comes in a value kit which includes Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream (-link) which I have been pretty eager to try.

3, One last Estee Lauder item on my wishlist is the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eye Shadow 5-Color Palettes in Infamous Sky (which is the blue based palette above) and Fiery Saffron (the more nude palette). I doubt very much I will purchase both as sadly I have yet to win the lottery but one will be coming on my travels with me. You can find the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eye Shadow 5-Color Palettes via Selfridges here - link.

4, Every holiday deserves a new fragrance, one to wear the entire duration of your trip so that every time you reach for it you are reminded of your time away. Please tell me I am not the only one who does this? At the moment it is a toss up between Jo Malone Vanilla and Anise Cologne (find it here via Selfridges - link) or Versace Yellow Diamond Eau de Parfum (find it here -link). I have to say I am leaning more towards the Versace fragrance at the moment.

5, Yep my love for Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment (find it here - link) is that strong that I plan on purchasing a bottle or two when in Duty Free. If you enjoy the original Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream then you really need to give this a whirl!

6, Feel free to correct me but I don't think the Dior Rouge Baume have yet to launch in the UK? If they have they are pretty well hidden as I have just spent the last half an hour searching for them online? Maybe a trip to Specksavers is in the books for me? Anyway I really like the look of Dior Rouge Baume in the shade Milly so I am hoping to pick that up either in Duty Free or Sephora.

7, As mentioned Rituals is not that easily accessible in Scotland so I do take advantage of the Rituals store in Glasgow Airport when I can. I really adore Rituals Sacred Truth Candle - it is festive yet not in an obvious sense. I'm hoping this will be in stock this coming October so I can take one home with me!

Should I add anything else to my list?
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  1. I hope you have a good time while you are away! I always love getting new perfumes too when I go duty free :)

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  3. Where in America are you going? You already mentioned going to Sephora, but I definitely recommend picking up stuff there to bring back! I live in Brooklyn but split my time between there and the UK (I've been in the UK for several months now; heading back to NYC in a month) and I've been trying to only buy UK/European brands here that are more expensive than in the US. Otherwise, it's more bang for your buck to shop in the US (especially with your currency conversation at the moment).

  4. Love duty free shopping at the airport. Always travel with a list and some spare time. And if the flight is delayed, I don't mind too much! :)

  5. I’m going away on thursday and flying from Gatwick! Can’t wait, must say I’m just as excited about the duty free shopping potential as the actual holiday! Ha!

  6. AAHH! You're making me all excited for Duty Free. I'll have experienced duty free 6 weeks today. The lipsticks are also on my very long to purchase list…

  7. Duty Free is definitely one of the perks that you get for going on Vacation! You can't forget the Liquor.. or atleast for me in Canada I can find products there for 1/3 the price (it's absolutely insane)! 

  8. Totally agree that each holiday deserves its own scent! This was fantastic timing, I'm flying off to Japan next Friday and need some inspiration for my own duty free list!

    Bramble & Thorn

  9. Browsing duty free is the one guaranteed thing that really makes me feel that I'm on holiday - I think they encourage that, and I tend to get a touch reckless with my spending with all the 'ooh, that's way cheaper than Boots/John Lewis etc'! Just remember, often if can be cheaper even that DF to buy in the US - if you're going to any of the outlet malls, especially those based in states like New Jersey, there's no sales tax, and with additional sales and discounts on lots of beauty items, it can be a considerable saving to wait until then. I bought a tonne of Clinique and MAC this way, for myself and friends/family, and saved so much money - sometimes up to 40-50% of the UK prices. The last time I went, it was early December, and I basically bought most of my Christmas presents this way in New York and the nearby outlet malls! Remember, if the exchange rate is good (and it is at the moment), you'll save just by buying stuff in dollars anyway!

  10. I have been dying to get my hands on an Estee Lauder lipstick and I think next pay day will be the one. A lipstick that gives you that great pigmentation and still moisturises the lips is one to pounce on hah!

    Great post!
    Rachel xx

  11. I always look into perfume because it is always so cheap! Hope you have a great time in America x

    Victoria ♥

  12. Heading away in a couple of months this post has definitely inspired me on what to purchase in duty free <3
    KKKIRANXOXO: Beauty Blog


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