Monday, August 19, 2019

AD - My travel finds from The Loop!

Does your holiday really start if you haven't had a look in The Loop?  You see, a lot of people like to arrive to the airport early to make sure they won't miss their flight.  I like to arrive extra early to have ample time to wander around the Duty Free in Dublin Airport.  It's when and where my holidays start and I always have to pick up a few bits to start my trip off as it means to go on!  Now, if you're on a tight turnaround in the airport, you can shop ahead of time with The Loop and choose your terminal, your date and you can buy online and pick it up in the airport!  As long as your order is made at least 12 hours before your flight time, you're good to go.

I'm insanely excited and proud to be working with The Loop on this post to show you what I picked up on the way to France last month and what other products are available in Dublin Airport in Terminal 1.  Terminal 2, I have my eye on you next month!

This Face Kit in Warm from MAC immediately caught my eye and I thought it would be a great gift for someone (or yourself) because it's got your couple of eyeshadows, a liner, mascara, lip liner and lipstick.  It's been a while since I've been tempted by anything from MAC but this set intrigued me and at €54, it's great value.  There's a Cool version too that I think I'm going to get next time I'm in the airport.

You can see it in action in the video below.

Tonight’s video features one of the products that made me go “Ooh” when I saw it in @theloopdutyfree 😍😯 MAC has two Travel Exclusive Face Kits and for €54, you get a heap of products for your eyes and lips! This set, the Warm one, features a Lipstick in Kinda Sexy, Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare, Technakohl Liner in Graphblack, In Extreme Dimension Lash, and Eye Shadows in Honey Lust and Soba. The Cool set, which I will be picking up when I go away in September, has a Lipstick in Mehr, Lip Pencil in Soar, Technakohl Liner in Brownborder, In Extreme Dimension Lash, and Eye Shadows in Soft Brown and Mulch. Are you able? For I am not my friends. I love how this look turned out and if you wanted to treat yourself, or a pal, or yourself AND a pal, then this is so worth checking out. And for those interested in how I fixed my scaldy brows, I used one of my favourite brow products, the Urban Decay Brow Beater in Taupe which is just €16.50 in The Loop. #lovelygirliebits #sp #theloopdutyfree
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Now, when perusing The Loop, I have a method to my madness when it comes to shopping.  I like to grab a basket, place in said basket all of the things I like and then whittle them down.  Except this time I couldn't whittle because I felt compelled to get all the bits.  Some of the products were bought on my last trip, some were bought in May and some I got myself but are available in The Loop.

The Chanel Les Beiges Water Fresh Tint is one of my favourite purchases of the summer and while they didn't have my shade in stock back in May, you might be luckier than me and be able to get it in The Loop and save a few bob.

I'm a huge fan of Estee Lauder Double Wear and figured it was the perfect time to replace my empty bottle. Fans of a full coverage foundation that does not budge at all will love it.  Applied with a makeup sponge, it gives me a truly flawless finish and survives all the sweats.  All of them.  We're talking squirting sweat out of my forehead.

I've been hearing about Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel for years now and for me, the hype is real...  This is ideal for keeping the summer glow alive girls and I'm raging I didn't think to pick it up in The Loop back in May!  But lots of my makeup loving pals have treated themselves to it in the airport over the summer.

If you're a fan of a cream blush, and even if you're not, the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges are among the best I've tried and if you love a really natural, skin like blush, look no further gals.  Calypso Coral is my jam and this is my second pot.  You can use it on your lips and cheeks, making it doubly versatile and a sin not to pick up.

I bought the Tom Ford Radiant Perfecting Powder in Gilt Glow when I was going to Spain in May so I'm not sure if they'll still have it, but listen, if you're feeling fancy and want to treat yo'self to anything Tom Ford, sure you might as well do it in The Loop and save yourself a few euro.  Which will no doubt be spent on more makeup bits.

This is a pinch me moment gals as I’m working with @theloopdutyfree to show you just some of what you can pick up when heading away! Those of you who know me will already know that for me, my holidays begin once I get to The Loop and I always have to treat myself to a few bits. And while my collaboration was for just one video, there are so many things I want to show you and that I think you’d love, that I filmed three. I know. I’ll roll them out over this week so if you’re heading away soon, it might give you a bit of inspiration station across the nation if you want to pick up a few bits. They had so many new products, some of which were airport exclusives, so make sure to head to my stories to see them too. But it’s time for a demo video! Some of these products were bought on the way to France, some I got going to Spain in May, and some I already had in my collection but are available in The Loop. Products used Chanel Les Beiges Water Fresh Tint - Medium Light - I’ve waffled so much about this since I got it in May and I still use it so much. It makes for the perfect base, can be worn on its own on no makeup makeup days and feels so lightweight on the skin. Estee Lauder Double wear - shade 1N1 Ecru. This is something I’ve had on my list to repurchase for ages now and it’s one of my all time favourite bases, especially in the summer and you want your foundation to stick around all day. It works best on me with a makeup sponge and gives a flawless yet natural looking finish. Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel - I’ll just say this. I don’t know how I lived without this and I know that’s fierce dramatic, but it’s ideal for adding warmth to your skin. Bobbi Brown Calypso Coral - this is my second pot of this and it can be used on the cheeks and lips, giving a beautiful flush of colour. It’s one of my summer must haves. Tom Ford Radiant Perfecting Powder in Gilt Glow was a treat to myself when going to Spain in May and I just love the natural finish it gives. And if you’re thinking about picking up some Tom Ford goodies and you’re heading away, then you might as well take advantage of The Loop’s prices! #lovelygirliebits #sp #theloopdutyfree
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Now, on to lip sets and the final video I wanted to show you.  I can't remember the last time I bought a MAC Lipstick but in The Loop, they're like busses and three come along!  MAC lipsticks are usually €20 in town, but for €43.50, you get these three wearable shades.  Now, the sets are labelled wrong on the website, because this set is no more Deep than I am.  It has three gorgeous light shades, Twig, Peach Blossom and Honeylove and they're me in lipstick form!

I've not tried much from Bare Minerals at all and I generally start with lipsticks when trying out bits from a brand.  The Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Trio set is €30 and are regularly €20 each, so you're getting them for half price.  They're my kind of lipstick in terms of gloss and finish and I love them!  You get the shades Kitty, Nudist and XOX in the set.

And for me, no trip to The Loop is complete without picking up one of the Clarins Lip Perfectors and this time I picked the most gorgeous shade of the Instant Light Lips - a more sheer version of the regular Lip Perfectors.  Shade 7 is a beautiful dusky pink shade that has been in my handbag since the day I got it.

Is it bad that I'm already looking forward to seeing The Loop in Terminal 2 that's just been finished when I head away next month?!  Didn't think so!

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I’m back with my final video in collaboration with @theloopdutyfree to show you some of the travel exclusives and bargains to be had if you’re heading away soon! I’ve a blog post recapping all of my finds from the summer, so head to for more details. MAC have a bunch of these Travel Exclusive lipstick sets and of course I had to pick up the Light version. Nude lip lover for life right here! The set has Twig, Peach Blossom and Honeylove and at €43.50, it’s whopper value. Speaking of whopper value, the Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick set from @baremineralsuk is a nude lipstick lover’s dream with the shades Kitty, Nudist and my favourite, XOX. It’s only €30 and these lipsticks are usually around the €20 mark each. And of course, you know I had to pick up one of the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors and this time I bought Shade 7, a sheer dusky pink that’s been in my handbag since getting it! If you’re going to be in Dublin Airport in the future, do yourself a favour and give yourself an extra half an hour to wander through The Loop because they have some serious bargains. Check out my Highlight to see some other finds! #TheLoopDutyFree #lovelygirliebits #sp
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