Tuesday, 9 July 2013

You've Gotta Love Duty Free ♥

To celebrate the end of mine and Ellie's exams, my Mum decided that it was needed to take us away for a small holiday - how kind?! Originally, we were going to keep it in the UK. With my Mum wanting to head off to Wales, and my ache for a trip to Brighton, we thought it would be best to do so. However, with different things which went on (family weddings, etc) we were unable to make our UK holiday, and decided to take it to France!
We took a ferry crossing from Dover to Calais, stayed in Calais for a night, we then headed to Brugge for a night, and then Gent for a night. We have an absolutely amazing time, and ended up being accompanied by my younger brother who definitely made the trip as fun as it was!
You can see images of Brugge and Gent on my Instagram - @domowen97.
Of course, you cannot go on a trip to France/Belgium, without buying a few goodies...

Stocking up!

Available at Boots for £3.19. I got mine for £1.80 at duty free.

I now realise this was made for children, however, it comes with a pretty packaging, and it's pink!

This retails at £6.20 on the Denman website, and I got mine for £4.90 at duty free. I have definitely seen this in Boots, so keep an eye out :)

I have been wanting this foundation since summer last year! On the boat, I was aiming to buy YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation, however, unfortunately they did not stock my shade :(

This retails at £25.50 at Boots. I got mine for £21.65 at duty free, and I am so happy! I just love this product so much!

My first chubby stick! This day has been waiting a long time...

Mine cost me £12.80, and they are £16 at Boots. Definitely worth paying full price for, though!

I think this jar is adorable! Maybe I'll put flowers in it for decoration :)

These perfumes were 2 for 7euros. They both smell absolutely delicious, and are perfect for a refreshing scent during the summer :)
I am so pleased with all of my buys! Honestly, I thought I was going to buy more, but I am glad that I reined myself in :)
Duty free alone, is definitely worth going away for, but France and Belgium were just absolutely beautiful!
Are you going on any summer holidays/weekends away this year?


  1. Oh I'm so jealous! I love beauty products in France!

    Sophisticated Lace

  2. You got so many great looking products! :) Maybe some reviews of the products like Bioderma, Benefit Foundation and the Chubby Stick?
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

  3. ahhh you are so lucky to be able to make such easy trips to France! Would love to read your review on Bioderma! :)

    Alannah | www.keddiescloset.blogspot.com

  4. Heh, I love the names of the Clinique Chubby Sticks

    Good thing you snagged the Biodermas in France, because it's the cheaspest there!

    Citron and Guavaberry | Makeup & Silly things

  5. Omg I am so incredibly jealous right now of your bioderma purchases!!!! I love it soooooooooo much :D
    www.MissMakeupMagpie.com ❤

  6. I really need to try Bioderma someday. I've heard some great things about it! You can get it in Canada but I haven't really looked for it. I should though!

    Carol | Bitten Glam