Duty Free & Home

I did have a list of things to pick up when I was back in the UK but of course, I also bought a few things that took my fancy when I was perusing the shelves of Boots and duty-free! Here’s a bit of a rundown of what I brought back with me.

Clinique CC Cream

I tried a sample of this a while back and loved it so when I saw it in duty-free I had to have it (usual RRP £28). With an SPF of 30, it’s ideal for everyday use (for sunbathing or prolonged exposure to the sun always use a facial sunscreen of factor 30 or above) and the whole colour correcting thing makes your skin look beautiful. I use the tiniest amount buffed into my T-zone with a Real Techniques Expert Face brush.

Chloe Love Story & See by Chloe Si Belle

My sister bought me a set of Chloe mini’s for Christmas last year and to be honest I liked them all so I picked up the lovely Love Story by Chloe in duty-free. Love Story has a top note of neroli, stephanotis and orange blossom at its heart with base notes of wood and musk. As luck would have it, with every purchase of a Chloe 75ml fragrance you received a 75ml of the gorgeous Limited Edition Si Belle…win-win! Si Belle has top notes of neroli, birch leaf, a heart of gardenia and orange blossom with a base of white musk. I love them both!

CND Shellac in Tinted Love

A huge thanks to Beca and Jacky at Serene Beauty in Lutterworth for getting me a bottle of my favourite Shellac colour ever! Tinted Love is a deep red that was actually my wedding nail colour and a colour I haven’t been able to find out here in Bangkok! I can’t wait to take it to my local salon here in Bangkok and get it on my nails!

Pixi Glow Tonic

This was on my restock list; I’ve nearly used my current bottle so I picked up a new one in Marks & Spencer where it is conveniently now stocked (well done Pixi, long gone are the days of a trip to Carnaby Street!). I am a huge fan of this product (another Caroline Hirons recommendation); a quick swipe on a cotton pad a few times a week helps tone, firm and tighten your skin. The gentle glycolic acid removes dead skin cells leaving you with healthier looking skin.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Bloom

This was a total spur of the moment pick up. I liked the bottle and hadn’t got any dry shampoo for my time at home so I grabbed this. It smells lovely and does a great job building body and refreshing day old hair.


A few weeks before I returned home (and before I discover Living Proof in Sephora) Feel Unique UK had a 30% offer code, then an extra 10% off on top so I placed an order for shampoo, conditioner and their gorgeous serum to be delivered to my parent’s house ready for me. I did have a bit of a delivery issue which I have to say Feel Unique sorted out very quickly and efficiently, kudos for the great customer service.

I ordered the Bain Satin 2 shampoo which provides “exceptional nutrition for dry, sensitized hair”, the Fondant Nutri-thermique conditioner for “lightweight nourishment and moisture for dry, sensitised hair” and finally the Elixir Ultime Oil that provides “ultimate shine, softness and nourishment for all hair types“.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Whilst I was wandering the aisles of Boots I saw this Limited Edition Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish in Jasmine and Osmanthus. I used to use this cleanser daily but over the past year, I prefer to use it more like a face mask when my skin is feeling sensitive or I have a breakout. I love the smell of Jasmine so this naturally made its way into my basket! It’s a super-sized 150ml too so it will last even longer than usual!

So there are a few of the bits I bought whilst I was back in the UK. I also picked up some products from the new H&M makeup range and a couple of things from the stunning Charlotte Tilbury which will be up on Travels of a Beauty Addict soon.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi, I thought I’d stop by to let you know I really enjoyed your post! Very cool, interesting (and stylish too!!) Keep it up!
    Come check out my blog if you get the time, would love to know what you think!
    Keep blogging!
    p.s. cool review!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Mimi and your lovely feedback! Much appreciated!
      I will definitely be perusing The Girl in a Cocktail Dress!

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  2. Can’t beat getting your hands on your fav products!
    It’s amazing that no matter where you are in the world, there will always be items you miss! xo

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