As you guys know, I recently went along to the Gatwick Summer Festival as a guest of my good friends at World Duty Free. I blogged all about how fantastic the event was, what I got up to and why the first ever #GatwickSummerFestival is just so darn fabulous. So make sure you check out Part 1 in my previous post! This will explain everything you need to know about all of the fun festival themed activities going on at the Gatwick North and South Terminals, all the travel exclusives you can pick up, and there’s a chance to win up to £5,000 worth of airport vouchers too. So make sure you have a read of my post first…
While we were at the event we were so amazingly looked after by everyone at World Duty Free and Gatwick. This included being gifted with some gift vouchers to shop with and I was in my element. This girl shops a LOT when it comes to make up and beauty, so being in the Beauty Mecca with the huge amount of choice, as well as Duty Free prices…well…I don’t think I could have been happier!
I gave you guys some sneak peaks of what I picked up in my HUGE haul, but until now I’ve not shown you everything, so drum roll please, let’s look at what I picked up…
Urban Decay BackTalk Palette
I’m not going to lie, I knew I’d be getting this. I’ve been lusting after it for so long that it was top of my list and I snapped it up so quick – and proceeded to tell all the other girls at the event how much they needed it – as a result we took the whole stock of BackTalk palettes that night! The palette itself is getting it’s own dedicated review soon because quite frankly there’s so much to say about it, and I want to show you guys the pigmentation and colours etc. But as far as a Duty Free Treat goes, this NEEDS to be on your holiday list. Eyesahdow, blush, highlight AND a removable mirror…what more could you want. (Yes, just call me an enabler…)
Tom Ford Golden Mink Eyeshadow Palette
While I was shopping the eyeshaodw palettes this little beauty caught my eye and as I’ve never had a Tom Ford eyeshadow palette before, I snapped it up and felt really indulgent and giddy! Considering these retail for £66 full price, getting one from World Duty Free is probably the most affordable way of adding it to your make up collection. Mine is the Golden Mink quad and it cost £54.95, so a good saving thanks to the duty free element, and I will openly admit it’s by far my most expensive eyeshadow quad! I was so eager to see if the quality was as good as I hoped and the colours really are the perfect everyday hues. Again, I’ll be reviewing it in full for you guys soon, but safe to say, I’m a very happy lady.
Another item I knew I’d snap up, was Gucci Bloom. I smelt this in London a few months back and have been in love with it ever since. The longevity of the fragrance is unlike many other perfumes I’ve had before. I had a small tester sample (the sort you spray on the card at the shop) in the bottom of my handbag and for months I could still smell the perfume when I opened my bag. It’s that long lasting. I’m not usually a floral fragrance person but this is musky and heady with a real level of class…and an extra helping of sassiness! I recommend it to everyone. Even if you think you won’t like it, you will!
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Body & Hand Wash
I’m unable to visit a Jo Malone store and leave empty handed, and seeing as Pomegranate Noir is one of my favourite scents from the brand, I thought I’d pick this up for using in the shower. I already have a good collection of perfumes so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pick up something new to try, and I would absolutely recommend picking one up on route to your holiday destination. Don’t rely on the little hotel freebies, take something as a treat and you’ll love it.
Benefit I Pink I Love You
I don’t often buy Benefit these days. That’s not to say I don’t like the products, I just haven’t purchased anything in a while. But World Duty Free had the most amazing selection of kits and sets, as well as individual mini’s to pick from. I think when you’re off on your travels, mini sized make up products are perfect for saving you the hassle of carting big and bulky products with you. Plus picking up these little kits means you get a cute bag which I think would be perfect for keeping in your beach bag. My set ‘I Pink I Love You‘ contained mini versions of Dandelion, Rollerlash, Dandelion Dew and Posie Tint. All perfect for that pink cheek and natural holiday look. (Can’t currently find it on the website, but here’s another variation.)
MAC Oh Darling Skinfinish & Blushbaby Blush
I recently ran out of my BECCA Champagne Pop and when I saw this I was amazed at how much the colour matched. The pigmentation in the Oh Darling! Extra Dimension Skinfinish is crazy good, I’m talking crazy. It’s the perfect highlight for sweeping across the highlighted areas on the face and when you’ve got a tan it really makes your skin pop and it compliments my eye colour so nicely. It’s a light texture, like butter, but spreads like a powder so it’ the best of both worlds. I also picked up a new blush in shade Blushbaby, just for everyday use – it’s a great match for my staple shade Mocha, but with slightly more peachy/pink tone within.
Oh and I mustn’t forget the massive bag of Kinder Bueno, Peanut M&M’s and M&M toy I took home for the boys too!
I was also gifted the most amazing set from a lovely lady at Clarins who said she had been a massive fan of my blog for ages, which in itself nearly made me cry! She was so lovely and gave me a lovely set of goodies which I’m keeping for my holiday handbag as it contains things like lip oil and moisturiser so it’s perfect for flights.
So I think you’ll agree that I went a *little* bit mad when I hauled at World Duty Free? But guess what, ever the make up magpie I also saw so many other things I wanted to pick up that my wish list is now huge. And I mean huge. So I thought I’d share with you all some of the other amazing goodies I’m hoping to pick up next time I’m in World Duty Free…
This posts contains gifted items, but as ever all opinions are entirely my own. Please refer to my Disclaimer page for more details.