Eek, boy am I excited to be heading off to Santorini tomorrow! I can’t wait to have a week of guaranteed sun and to be lying by a pool with a cocktail in hand after the temperamental weather we’ve been having in the UK recently. Another thing I am super excited for is to get my hands on some beauty products in the duty free. Unfortunately, when I went away with Dan in June we had to queue for over two hours to check in due to technical difficulties so we only had time to grab a sandwich and run to the loo before boarding our flight. This time, however, I’ll be going for gold when scouring the beauty counters!
Every time I go away on holiday I love treating myself to a new perfume. I wear it throughout the week away and then whenever I smell it in years to come I am reminded of my holiday abroad. The fragrance that has caught my eye this year is Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs. I love the Daisy range anyway, because of the gorgeous floral scents and, of course, the stunning bottles. This bottle will look so cute on my vanity table and the perfume smells gorgeous too!
I absolutely love watching YouTube videos and beauty tutorials and often see beauty vloggers using cream contours to create gorgeous makeup looks. I like using my Sleek Cream Contour Palette but the Chubby Stick looks so easy to use as you can just draw onto your face and then blend with a beauty blender. It’s also oil free so I think it will be great to wear on holiday under the heat and humidity.
Bare Minerals is one of my favourite beauty brands – I absolutely love their mineral powders and have used them for years – so a foundation created by these beauty geniuses that offers a fuller coverage and blends a foundation with serum to cover and nourish the skin sounds like something I need to try. It also has an SPF20 so will be perfect on my summer holiday!
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know how much I love this fabulous skincare range. I am absolutely obsessed and using it has really helped to get my oily skin under control. It’s combatted my acne and blemishes and has made me feel so much more confident. I don’t actually mind showing my bare face whilst on holiday now. My current products are starting to run out so I’ll have to pick up these on holiday to replenish my stash!
I have wanted to try some of these beautiful lipsticks for quite some time now. Just look at the packaging! I haven’t seen another lipstick that looks as pretty as this. I have read various reviews by some amazing bloggers on how fabulous the quality of these lipsticks are, which, along with the packaging, justifies the rather hefty price tag. There’s not one particular shade I’m after and I think I’ll be spending the two hours in the departure lounge swatching every shade!
A few weeks ago I had my makeup done at the Dior counter at my local Debenhams and they used this gorgeous loose powder to set my liquid foundation. It gave my skin a fabulous glow but it was still nice and light with a matte finish to ensure that my skin didn’t look oily and greasy. I particularly loved that it combined luminosity with a matte finish to get the best of both worlds. I loved how this looked on my skin and think it would be perfect for Autumn/Winter as it will keep my base looking bright whilst hydrating and protecting from the elements.
Unfortunately, due to being a student due to start a masters in September without a student loan I won’t be able to go too wild, but if I had all the money in the world these are the products I would get my hands on. For now though, help me out and decide which ones should be priority!
What products would you buy in duty free?
Do you have any recommendations?
Lots of love,