Duty Free Bits n Pieces ….

So I managed to pick up a few 'essentials' as I departed London for Sydney last week. Ok, there was actually nothing essential about what I bought, but I was about to embark on 24 hours of hellish torture so I needed a little something-something. 


Tom Ford Lipstick in 'Indian Rose'  - oh mother, this is good. It is as close to my beloved MAC Cosmo lipstick as I can find except the price is substantially steeper and the packaging is more luxe.  It is a gorgeous rose shade like my lips only better and I love it in all it's beautifully packaged glory. 

The duty-free price of this was £30.60. Tom Ford cosmetics are sold in David Jones in Australia. Unfortunately they don't list prices on their website so i'm unable to link it for you.











Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes in Lavish Lilac - purple is definitely the new brown for me and I would encourage any green-eyed girls to try it if you haven't already. Purple tones really bring out the green in your eyes, and as weird as this sounds, many of the ones I have discovered have a brown undertone so they just work. It is very sheer so perfect on its own for daytime, and for a night look I ramp it up a little by adding some deeper purple powder shadow in the crease. 

The duty-free price of this was £14.15 and you can find this product here in Australia for $35.00.








I also repurchased the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara which I tried earlier this year. What sets this mascara apart from the others for me is it's incredibly fine applicator which makes coating each and every lash ultra-easy. 

The duty-free price of this was £14.15 and you can find this product here in Australia for $38.00.







I've gone cold turkey on the makeup purchasing front while i'm in Sydney. Even an obsessive like me can't justify the crazy prices over here.

Christmas Beauty Treats

There are some absolutely gorgeous Christmas beauty treats for sale at the moment. Even though it is only October, I can't help buy feel excited about the festive season when I look at these.  Last week I blogged about the L'Oreal Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar which you can read about here.  And here are a few extra items to add to the wishlist.

Clarins Christmas Crackers


How chic would your table setting be with these babies lying around? 

£39.00 for 6 from Selfridges here.

Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Featuring a mini-sized treat per day to take you right from 1 December to Christmas Day. £42.00 from Space NK exclusively here. Act fast as this sold out last year.

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Beauty Ball Shimmer Balm by This Works


This lovely tree bauble contains a shimmer balm to use as a highlighter on your cheekbones, lips and cleavage. £12.00 from Space NK here.



For amazing gift sets you can never look past Sephora. These are from the US website however I will be in Paris in early December and may just have to see if I can pick some of these up there.

Sephora - Give Me Some Lip gift set  


A set of six lip favourites in pinks and nudes. $25.00 USD here

Sephora - Lash Stash gift set


An 11 piece set that guarantees amazing lashes and includes a set of false lashes. $45.00 here

Sephora - Fragrance Sampler gift set


Featuring 14 samples of their best selling fragrances and a clutch bag. Once you have sampled to your delight, you can take the included certificate into their store to redeem a full sized bottle of your chosen fragrance. $70.00 here.