Duty Free Buys

Thursday, 14 February 2013

by Adele

Let's go right back to the start of my holiday...
Shopping duty free at the airport is one of my favourite shopping experiences (especially at Heathrow)....I'm literally like a kid in a sweet shop!
The products I'm going to talk to you about today I bought on the way out to Mexico & I absolutely swear by them. For me & my skin type I've found them to be the best products on the market & have been using them for years.

Le Blanc De Chanel RRP £30, duty free price £25
 This complexion enhancing base from Chanel is the perfect base to wear underneath your foundation to illuminate the skin. Totally blendable, you can also mix with your foundation if you want a more luminous finish.

Clinique Pore Instant Perfector RRP £19 duty free £15.80
Dior Siorskin Nude BB Creme RRP £30 duty free £25.50
 Clinique Pore Refining Solutions really do work. The instant perfector reduces the appearance of enlarged pores by more than 50% instantly. It also lasts the day working for up to 8 hours, resisting sweat & humidity.

Diorskin Nude BB Creme. If you're a fan of BB creams, this is definitely one to try. I wouldn't use any other BB cream after I 1st started using this. I use shade 002, which provides a fresh, radiant nude complexion.

Clarins Creme Jeunese Des Mains RRP £20 duty free £15.85
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm RRP £29, duty free £23.40
Clarins hand cream is top end on price, but totally worth every penny. Coming from someone with 41 year old hands, I swear this hand cream has prevented me from getting any age spots. With it's non greasy formula, it smells divine & a little also goes a long way!

I only wear Clarins Beauty Flash Balm when I go out. It gives such a glow to my skin & you can instantly see the difference when applied - it's kind of like a pick-me-up for skin. I've been using it for years & is one of my all time best products to recommend.

benefit Coralista RRP £23.50, duty free £19.55
The perfect shade of coral/pink, this is my go to blush.

Overall I saved myself £26.40 (just over $41) by buying at duty free.

Finally, I'd like to wish all my lovely followers a very Happy St. Valentines Day. 
Hope you all get thoroughly spoiled & treated like princesses!

image via Pinterest

Have a fab St Valentine's Lovelies

25 Lovely Comments:

GitaRegina said...

such a great cosmetic dear, I love the benefit one

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Sim said...

Duty free shopping is my weakness too! Loving all the buys. Might have to try out the BB cream now.

HeartsAndCrosses said...

You picked up some amazing things, I love the Chanel base and the benefit blush as well

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wait until the sunset said...

I lllooovvvee duty free!! Clinique is amazing too! xx

Styleclouds said...

Oh, I am absolutely with you in Duty Free Shopping! The perfect way to kill time! And you got some nice things, too!! Happy Valentine's Day dear! xo, Christina

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fluff and fripperies said...

Hooray for airport purchases! I love that BB cream too xo

Laura said...

There's nothing better than a little duty free spree to start a holiday off right :) xo

Laura Hyatt said...

Bi big fan of Clinque, Ive never used the others, but yes, duty free is definatly the way to go, although its not as discounted as it used to though :(
And Happy Valentines day :)

dimitri said...

So great and interesting products.
Clarins and Clinique products are always very nice.
Have a lovely day.

Fabrizia said...

Amazing purchases! Happy Valentine’s day!
Come back soon to visit me on Cosa Mi Metto???
Win a Brighthouse Baubles necklace!!

Alice said...

Great purchases, nicely done :). Happy Valentines Day too! xx

Meonia Wise said...

eveything is perfect!
in particular I adore Clarence!! :)

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Stella StyleArua said...

Great post!!!

Anita Cividini said...

love clarins!

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Joan said...

lovely blog, im your new follower
care to follow back?

xoxo from Dubai,

TheTinyHeart said...

Duty free is the best! I have to look into that BB cream. I'm using one now but it makes my skin a bit oily. Happy Valentine's Day, Adele!

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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I want to try the Dior bb cream too!

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letiziabarcelona said...

I think Chanel and Clarins are the best , great tastes Adele!

S said...

i'm so glad that i live near the border to slovenia because there's also a duty free. when i'm there i always buy a lot of opi nailpolishes cause they are so cheap there ;)


YeamieWaffles said...

What a great set of buys Adele, I love all of these, it's always good to make the best out of duty free, one of the best thing about holidays.

Valeria said...

Definetely great buys, I've never tried the Chanel one and now I'm really curious...xoxo

Rachel Ladipo said...

You're right Clarins products are totally worth the money!

Bravoe Runway said...

I am jealous that you can access your duty free shop in your home country airport...not in the US. To get it tax free, you must show your ID/passport. I love that handcream from clarins, it's so rich and non greasy.

Tasia |Ruffles and Sequins| said...

Great finds, Adele! Clinique is my go-to product for skin care :) Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

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