I have already mumbled on about how the time I spent in the UK was focussed more on family and less on consumerism but even under challenging time-constraints I managed to squeeze in some mini acquisitions. ;)
Target number one: Superdrug. I sped-shopped through here. It was done under pressurised circumstances where your husband and Dad are waiting outside. This requires focus and to GTFO as soon as possible.
So I went for the essentials: polish and tanner...
These three colours from Barry M have been on my hit list after reading your recommendations. Huckleberry (an incredible dupe for Essie's Borrowed and Blue), Coconut and Almond are my newest favourite colours.
If I had to single out one shade for special treatment it would Coconut. It's that perfect soft white that I have been looking for. I admired it on my nails all the way back to Dubai.
Now the tanner, well gradual tanner - Dove Summer Glow.
I have been informed that this is possible to get in Dubai (Lulu's supermarket) but seeing as it was right in front of me and half price I decided to pick up two bottles of the stuff. I like the concept of gradual tanner - a product that does just enough to take the edge of super pale office tans.
I did also get another tube of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in my frenzied spree but that stuff is not blogworthy - it's just a life essential.
Now onto duty free. I bought a 40mm lens for my camera (AMAZING) and a lipstick. I really tried to find something else worth buying but there was nothing that got me going. The lipstick is a little bit special though - formulation wise. It's from Estee Lauder and is a Pure Color Envy in the shade Rebellious Rose. This is one of those sophisticated hues that makes me feel "together" when I wear it. I slicked it on just now and this is definitely FOTD worthy :)
Now I am back home in Dubai. It's bittersweet - I think this is the first visit back to the UK where I have actually felt a deep longing to relocate back there. The UAE is such a transient place and you can't help but think where your next move will be. Asia, America, the UK? Who knows, maybe in a year or so Superdrug hauls will become a weekly occurrence :)
See you all tomorrow!