Duty Free Shopping Tips + ZOEVA Travel Brush Set Giveaway!

Duty Free Shopping Tips + ZOEVA Travel Brush Set Giveaway!

Is it just me or is duty free shopping all part of the holiday and airport experience? If I’m honest, I have been known to ‘accidentally forget’ to pack something in my makeup bag so that I have a legitimate excuse to go and have a mooch around duty-free! There goes that excuse for next time!

There’s something about tax-free shopping that not only makes you feel good because you’ve managed to bag something that little bit cheaper, and it’s nice to know you’re off on your holidays or coming home with a bargain.

Duty Free Shopping Tips

There are a couple of things to remember though if you are planning on doing a bit of shopping before or after your holidays. Hopefully, these tips will help you!

  1. Do your research before you go. Particularly if you are interested in picking up your favourite perfume or aftershave. Check out the prices of the different sizes available online and in store and make sure that you definitely can’t get it cheaper. There’s nothing more annoying than getting home and finding out it wasn’t that much of a bargain after all!
  2. Don’t spend a fortune on electronics before you go. Have your headphones seen better days? Get them from the airport. They’re likely to be significantly cheaper there than anywhere else.
  3. On your way home and have some room in your hand luggage? Think ahead and get Christmas or Birthday savvy! I’m sure the recipient will love that you have given them a thought during your holiday!
  4. Whilst I’m not one to encourage drinking – most of us like a little tipple every now and again. Alcohol is up there as one of the most heavily taxed items, so picking up your favourite bottle is a no brainer. Let the holiday carry on for a little longer when you’re home – just don’t forget that it’s likely to be back to work soon!


The Giveaway!

The lovely folk at Destination2.co.uk have a lovely little giveaway here for you. To help save you some space in your beauty bag, they are giving away a stunning Zoeva Bon Voyage Travel Size Brush Set worth Β£35 to one of my lucky readers!

To enter, click on the link in the box below which will take you to the entry page.

Please note the FIRSTΒ THREE of the entries are mandatory and MUST be completed for the entry to be valid. Failure to do so will result in the entrant being disqualified.Β The remaining three are optional but give you an extra five entries each (and one you can do each day) – so worth doing in my opinion!

Please make sure you read the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page. All that is left for me to do, is wish you lots of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions/disclaimer
This is a collaborative post. The competition starts at 12 am 18/07/2017 and ends 12 am 15/08/2017. The prize is one ZOEVA Bon Voyage Travel Brush Set. Entries are limited to UK participants only and you must be over 18. The competition is via Rafflecopter and ONE winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be informed within 24 hours. The winner must respond within 24 hours of notification or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. JakiJellz is responsible for coordinating the prize with Destination2.co.uk to ship to the winner.



  1. 18th July 2017 / 12:34 am

    On my trip to Paris in October visiting family.

  2. Vicki D
    18th July 2017 / 6:01 am

    I’m heading to South Africa in September so this would be perfect for the trip

  3. Sidrah Ahmed
    18th July 2017 / 6:25 am

    When I go out on day trips with my family

  4. stuart hargreaves
    18th July 2017 / 7:22 am

    The Austrian mountains

  5. LycanGav
    18th July 2017 / 7:31 am


  6. Suzanne
    18th July 2017 / 7:48 am

    Scotland – in all weathers.

  7. Laura Jeffs
    18th July 2017 / 8:39 am

    I’d take it with me on my forthcoming holiday to Positano, Italy.

  8. Carly
    18th July 2017 / 8:41 am

    Thanks for the shopping tips!!

  9. Sarah Mackay
    18th July 2017 / 8:45 am

    To my parents house in Canada

  10. 18th July 2017 / 9:02 am

    I would take it on my ‘surprise’ trip – it’s not booked yet but we leave in 3 weeks!

  11. 18th July 2017 / 9:24 am

    Oh this is lovely. I would take it with me when I go away for mums birthday x

  12. Lucy
    18th July 2017 / 9:55 am

    To Marbella!

  13. Sharon Worsley
    18th July 2017 / 10:17 am

    we are doing staycation this year so it will be taken to Wales and North Yorkshire

  14. Kay Sherman
    18th July 2017 / 10:51 am

    When I take my daughter away for her birthday next month x

  15. Karen Barrett
    18th July 2017 / 10:54 am

    We are off to Portugal πŸ™‚

  16. Danielle Spencer
    18th July 2017 / 11:01 am

    Trip to Weymouth to visit family.

  17. Lydia A
    18th July 2017 / 11:17 am

    I’ll be off to Athens in October .

  18. Marycarol
    18th July 2017 / 11:26 am

    Beautiful Italy in September

  19. Lorraine Kirk
    18th July 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Suffolk – not far but it’s usually much warmer than home.

  20. Helen Rodwell (@rodme123)
    18th July 2017 / 1:09 pm

    My girls camping weekend with my bezzies

  21. Alica
    18th July 2017 / 1:46 pm

    I would give it to my daughter who travels a lot! πŸ™‚

  22. Jennifer Casey
    18th July 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Greece would be the dream! Santorini particularly πŸ™‚

  23. komal qasim
    18th July 2017 / 2:47 pm

    We are going to Lake District for few hikes

  24. Tracy Hanley
    18th July 2017 / 3:18 pm

    We will be heading to spain in sept and this would be perfect

  25. Sarah Ann
    18th July 2017 / 3:27 pm

    To Rome in Italy, one of my favourite cities.

  26. Graham Ross
    18th July 2017 / 4:55 pm

    visiting Family on Orkney

  27. fiona waterworth
    18th July 2017 / 5:34 pm

    down to yorkshire for our holiday

  28. Kim M
    18th July 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Not far – a lovely trip to Whitby x

  29. Susan Smith
    18th July 2017 / 6:45 pm

    We are off to Bulgaria to visit family

  30. Angela Treadway
    18th July 2017 / 6:46 pm

    i would take it with me when i go away next year and trips away to my dads x

  31. Joanne Darnell
    18th July 2017 / 7:33 pm


  32. Inga
    18th July 2017 / 7:43 pm

    On our camping trip this summer, it’s going to be fun with all my nephews and nieces and their families too πŸ™‚

  33. Becky
    18th July 2017 / 8:03 pm

    To New York! πŸ™‚

  34. 18th July 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I never bother but then regret not grabbing a bargain particularly perfume.

  35. Tee simpson
    18th July 2017 / 8:41 pm

    To Leeds on a girls night out

  36. Amelia McCreith
    18th July 2017 / 9:31 pm

    Spain! 🌞

  37. Eileen Sumner
    18th July 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Will be visiting family in London and Kent

  38. nashath
    18th July 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Going to Cornwall this summer!

  39. Jodie A Green
    19th July 2017 / 12:22 am

    first of all i would pack them in my hospital bag for when i go in to have baby number 7 in December, then they would come with me on our late honeymoon next year, Hawaii πŸ™‚

  40. Solange
    19th July 2017 / 2:24 am

    Our family holiday to Florida.

  41. Sheena Batey
    19th July 2017 / 8:06 am

    I will be going for B&B options throughout the year so the brush set will come in very handy.

  42. Jade Hewlett
    19th July 2017 / 8:10 am


  43. Natasha Lynch
    19th July 2017 / 10:09 am

    To Tenerife i love it there!

  44. Sumiko Davies
    19th July 2017 / 11:06 am

    I’m off to Italy with my friends and family

  45. 19th July 2017 / 12:51 pm

    I’m hoping it will inspire me to book somewhere really exotic πŸ˜‰

  46. Kayleigh Watkins
    19th July 2017 / 1:44 pm

    This would be perfect for our holiday to Norfolk in September, I’m afraid of flying so won’t go abroad xxx

  47. 19th July 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Duty free perfume is a must!
    My next holiday abroad is Disneyland Paris, the countdown is on! xx

  48. Lydia A
    19th July 2017 / 2:24 pm

    I’m hoping to visit France this year.

  49. sarah m
    19th July 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I would love to visit Greece! Athens in particular! πŸ™‚

  50. clair downham
    19th July 2017 / 5:47 pm

    domincan republic

  51. Isabel O
    19th July 2017 / 6:56 pm

    I would really like to go and see my friend in America, so I would definitely take them with me!

  52. arabella bazley
    19th July 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I would take it everywhere, anytime I went out, but having looked at Destination2’s destinations, I would love to take them to Cuba.

  53. Claire Glace
    19th July 2017 / 8:58 pm

    winter sun in the canaries,,,

  54. cheryl hadfield
    19th July 2017 / 11:13 pm

    on holiday in Spain

  55. Michaela Hannah
    20th July 2017 / 3:55 pm

    The beautiful South of France

  56. Fiona
    20th July 2017 / 9:44 pm

    To Lanzarote!

  57. 20th July 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I’m trying to talk my hub into a cruise for next year. I hear that cruise ships have duty free on board too! Whoop whoop! Fab giveaway hon. I have my fingers crossed. Thanks for linking with #DreamTeam x

  58. Jacqui Allen
    21st July 2017 / 8:06 am

    Gorgeous! Thank you. It would travel with me to Venice (before it sinks)

    21st July 2017 / 4:00 pm


  60. Victoria Felton
    21st July 2017 / 5:32 pm

    My Honeymoon to the Maldives

  61. christina Glover
    21st July 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I’d take it on our trip to NYC πŸ™‚ we go in September and i cant wait!

  62. Tracy Newton
    22nd July 2017 / 3:59 pm

    A family cruise around the med

  63. EJ Dunn
    22nd July 2017 / 4:53 pm

    I will be going to Bangladesh next year

  64. Sharon Lou Johnson
    23rd July 2017 / 8:46 am

    to my caravan in wales x

  65. claire woods
    23rd July 2017 / 11:15 am


  66. kefkat
    23rd July 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Kefelonia Greek Islands where we return to every year

  67. Michelle Ferguson
    23rd July 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I would take it to Fuerteventura in September

  68. Kirsty Hosty
    23rd July 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Italy I hope!! I’ve dropped enough hints for my 30th birthday

  69. lynn neal
    23rd July 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I would take it to Devon with me!

  70. Rachel
    24th July 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Everywhere possible. Please allow competition entry for each and every task. Some of us are not keen on so called social media.

  71. isis1981uk
    24th July 2017 / 6:13 pm

    On holiday to Faro next year!

  72. hali kinson
    25th July 2017 / 6:30 am


  73. Lisa Wilkinson
    25th July 2017 / 11:02 am

    We are going to Malta

  74. Gilly
    25th July 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Sardinia in September

  75. 25th July 2017 / 5:46 pm

    a road trip later on in the year

  76. 25th July 2017 / 8:24 pm

    ah we aren’t off away again now until next June but fab giveaway! I always buy something. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst xx

    • Jaki
      25th July 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Pleasure lovely! Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚ xx

  77. Ruth Harwood
    26th July 2017 / 10:15 am

    Visiting the scottish highlands next month xx

  78. 27th July 2017 / 9:21 am

    Will be the log cabins around the UK

  79. Michelle Sykes
    27th July 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I would take them to Italy with me on holiday

  80. Mark Hopkins
    29th July 2017 / 8:41 am

    The Lake District.

  81. Jules Eley
    29th July 2017 / 7:42 pm

    i would take it to beautiful cornwall

  82. Fiona Rennie
    29th July 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I’m hoping to head away somewhere warm and sunny next year before my son goes off to school, this would be perfect then

  83. Anneka Avery
    30th July 2017 / 4:24 pm


  84. Samantha Atherton
    31st July 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I’d take them everywhere with me!

  85. Susan Trubey
    31st July 2017 / 8:32 pm

    San Francisco

  86. 1st August 2017 / 11:44 am

    I will be travelling to Copenhagen in Denmark over the summer with this beautiful prize and New York in November (my first time in America!). Fingers crossed.

  87. Rich Tyler
    1st August 2017 / 3:16 pm

    Sunny Spain

  88. Jemma Dwyer
    2nd August 2017 / 10:48 am

    my holiday to rome in september πŸ˜€

  89. Danishia Vijayakumar
    2nd August 2017 / 3:25 pm

    New York City!

  90. Mandy Walsh (@Mandy_rtr)
    2nd August 2017 / 9:37 pm

    North Wales in October and Spain in May

  91. Holly king
    2nd August 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I will travel everywhere with these especially on our little break to camber sands

  92. Georgina Bond
    4th August 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Travel to Italy xx

  93. Stevie
    4th August 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I’d take it along with a tour around Scotland.

  94. Sarah Fielding
    4th August 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Would love to take this to berlin with me!

  95. Simone Griffin
    5th August 2017 / 1:53 pm

    It would travel to Florida with me x

  96. zoe brown
    6th August 2017 / 12:47 pm

    when i go to cornwall

  97. christine shelley
    6th August 2017 / 9:01 pm

    We are on a cruise around the greek islands at the end of august

  98. Emma Whittaker
    10th August 2017 / 2:34 pm

    We are off to Greece in October so they will be coming there with me πŸ™‚

  99. paula cheadle
    10th August 2017 / 11:19 pm

    I am off touring in my motorhome, so it will be going all over Britian

  100. Stephen Temperton
    11th August 2017 / 2:21 pm

    We’re off with the family to Benidorm soon, this would be a nice prize for my wife to take with us.

  101. Rebecca Alderson
    11th August 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Haven’t got any holidays planned, but would love to go to the US and take them with me!

  102. 11th August 2017 / 11:01 pm

    We will take it to Rome with us

  103. 12th August 2017 / 8:14 am

    I would take this brush set with me to Devon in October where i’m attending a family wedding.

  104. Harriet Leonard
    12th August 2017 / 9:53 am

    I’d love to take them with me to Thailand

  105. Amy Dickson
    12th August 2017 / 11:02 am

    We are off to Cyprus this year and would love to pop this set in my case πŸ™‚

  106. Suzie W
    12th August 2017 / 11:48 am

    Somewhere in France

  107. Avril Randall
    12th August 2017 / 12:47 pm

    January 2018 we are going on a South Africa cruise/safari

  108. Susan B
    12th August 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Anywhere out of town would be good but if I am dreaming perhaps it would be New York or Sydney.

  109. 12th August 2017 / 3:05 pm

    on our trip to poland in a few weeks

  110. ElizM
    12th August 2017 / 5:23 pm

    our next holiday is Sicily so that’s where we’re taking them

  111. Stewart Biddle
    12th August 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Going to bulgaria soon hopefully with this

  112. kimberley ryan
    12th August 2017 / 7:08 pm

    one our trip to denmark and cornwall later this year

  113. claire little
    12th August 2017 / 10:17 pm


  114. Rachael O'Brien
    13th August 2017 / 6:27 am

    I’d give it to my pregnant daughter who is going to visit her partners family in Germany next month xx

  115. Chloe Brill
    13th August 2017 / 8:04 am

    On holiday to henley

  116. Hayley Todd
    13th August 2017 / 9:22 am

    I would take this gorgeous brush set with me when we go on holiday to Majorca at the end of the month!

  117. Carla Carthy
    13th August 2017 / 9:28 am

    going to see my grandparents in wales:) x

  118. Jayne Kelsall
    13th August 2017 / 9:49 am

    I would take these on my holiday to Spain at the end of September, they are perfect and beautiful .x

  119. 13th August 2017 / 10:05 am

    I haven’t got a trip planned, but I’m desperate for a holiday so watch this space!

    Emma Louise Elliott Xxx

  120. Anthea Holloway
    13th August 2017 / 10:08 am

    To Pennsylvania where my son lives.

  121. jacqui rushton
    13th August 2017 / 10:43 am


  122. samantha buntain
    13th August 2017 / 11:03 am

    I’d take it with us to Orlando for our first family holiday abroad x

  123. Kate m jones
    13th August 2017 / 11:15 am

    Id use this travel brush set on the surprise birthday weekend away for the other half’s birthday next month!!

  124. Ruth Wollerton
    13th August 2017 / 1:53 pm

    To Las Vegas to add to the glitter and glitz

  125. Tracy Gladman
    13th August 2017 / 2:26 pm

    This will be perfect for my mediterranean cruise.

  126. ValB
    13th August 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I would take them to Sydney, Australia to visit family there

  127. Hayley Gibson
    13th August 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Hopefully to Paris early next year!

  128. Rachael Sexey
    13th August 2017 / 5:07 pm

    When I go to Filey πŸ’˜

  129. Keith Hunt
    13th August 2017 / 6:41 pm

    We are off on a Cunard cruise again.

  130. 13th August 2017 / 6:41 pm

    tenerife in september

  131. Ruth lee
    13th August 2017 / 7:24 pm

    New York next month

  132. 13th August 2017 / 7:25 pm

    hoping to book Las Vegas with my friend for next May so I’d definitely take it there!

  133. katie w
    13th August 2017 / 7:56 pm

    off to malta next year

  134. 13th August 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I will be travelling to Corfu

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  135. Lia Burns
    13th August 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I’d take them on my besties hen do in Malta x

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