It’s a long time since I have written a wishlist post, but seeing as I have a wish list as long as my arm, I thought I would share all the products I want with you lovely lot, and maybe give you an idea or two for your Christmas list. I will have my own full Christmas wishlist up at the end of the month.
As you know, like any female, I’m a fan of grabbing a bargain and last week, when I was out at The Loop in Dublin airport, I had a little bit of a Eureka moment on how I could get airport prices, without travelling myself.
In case you didn’t know, The Loop at Dublin and Cork airport, have a click and collect service for shopping. Basically before you travel, you can order products online, and collect them either when you arrive at the airport, or when you return from your holidays. Eh Hello!!! This could be dangerous. Not only that, if you buy anything in the airport and don’t want to have deal with extra weight in your bags, or liquids over 100ml, then you can collect your purchases on your return from your trip away. There is a dedicated click and collect station in both the duty free areas and the arrivals area.
Since I’m saving for a wedding at the moment, the chances of getting away are slim to none! However, that doesn’t stop my urge to grab a bargain. To do this I need a little help from my Daddy. My dad travels a lot with work and normally if I asked him to pick me up something in duty free, god only knows what he would come back with. Now using TheLoop.ie, I can order online before he travels, and then he can collect my purchases from the click and collect station in arrivals, on his return. Considering you get on average a 20% saving when shopping at The Loop, I have a feeling my father is going to be flat out going up and down to the click and collect counter.
Whilst wandering around The Loop last week during the event I was at, there was literally so much I wanted to buy. Unfortunately for me, it was too far away from payday to buy more of what was on my wish list. It’s a pity I wasn’t travelling, as in case you didn’t already know, spending in the airport doesn’t count if you’re going to be boarding an aeroplane.
Now that you know how to grab a bargain, lets take a peek at my wishlist.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Ever since I heard Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits talk about this perfume, I’ve wanted it. One whiff of it when in the airport and I knew I had to have it.This is quite a crisp, fresh perfume, but the fact that it has a very hefty price tag, this is not a perfume for everyday use.
High street price: €178
The Loop price: €132
Saving: €46 or 26%
Mac strobe cream
If you haven’t tried Strobe cream before, then you need to get on it ASAP. I have never actually owned Strobe cream, but for a while, I kept going to different Mac counters getting samples! I know, I’m cheeky out! Strobe cream, basically freshens up you’re skin and takes away the dull look from your skin, while giving it a sort of luminosity. I used this along side my primer and moisturiser, and the effect it has on how my foundation sits is fantastic. I don’t actually know why I haven’t purchased a tube yet, but it will be mine soon. You can order it here
High street price: €33.50
The Loop price: €28.50
Saving: €5 or 15%
Smashbox Be legendary lipstick – Posy pink
The Be Lendgry lipstick in the colour Legendry is hands down one of my favourite lipsticks, and now that I am branching out into the world of nude lipsticks, my eye has been drawn to the colour Posy pink. Posy pink is a peachy rose colour, with more of a leaning on the peach side. Right up my street for daytime wear. The Be lengedry lipsticks glide onto the lips, wears well and are long lasting. You can check out the shade range here.
High street price: €21
The Loop price: €14
Saving: €7 or 33%
Estée Lauder advanced night repair
For years I used the Estée Lauder advanced night repair, but due to a lack of funds and a high price, I haven’t used it in about a year and my skin honestly misses it. I have tried a serious amount of night cream and while I liked some of them, nothing can come close to the Advanded Night repair. Never mind battling wrinkes of fine lines, this just leaves your skin looking bright and feeling smoother than a babies backside. Hopefully if my favourite Santa that often travels through the Loop, might pick this up for me and leave it under my Christmas tree.
High street price: €83
The Loop price: €68
Saving: €15 or 18%
Estée Lauder Pure colour envy lipstick – Dynamic
I actually have a problem when it comes to lipstick. It seems I just can’t get enough of them and for a long time I have been lusting after the Pure colour envy sculpting lipsticks. I already own one of these lipsticks, in the colour Tumultuous Pink, and love how it wears. These lipsticks are seriously pigmented, long lasting and extremely comfortable on the lips. Dynamic is a warm pinky coral colour, that is perfect for wearing during the day. Lately I’m steering away from bright colours, as sometimes they can be too much work. You can check our the available colour range here.
High street price: €29
The Loop price: €24.65
Saving: €4.35 or 15%
Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour
Anything with the words illuminating cheeks, makes me want to hand over my credit card straight away. I love glowy cheeks, especially in the winter when we need every helping hand we can get to take the dull look away. This mosaic palette from Clarins, offers a both a beautiful colour and glow to your cheers, while claiming to be lightweight. I don’t know about you, but I want this so bad. You can change out the colours available here.
High street price: €33 (uk price)
The Loop price: €26.40
Saving: €6.69 or 20%