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 £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 FIRST 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. 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!

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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.

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  1. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 12:34 am

    On my trip to Paris in October visiting family.

  2. Reply
    Tracy Nixon (@tracyknixon)
    18th July 2017 at 5:03 am

    To the Isle of Arran, when we go over for a break this Summer!

  3. Reply
    Vicki D
    18th July 2017 at 6:01 am

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

  4. Reply
    Sidrah Ahmed
    18th July 2017 at 6:25 am

    When I go out on day trips with my family

  5. Reply
    stuart hargreaves
    18th July 2017 at 7:22 am

    The Austrian mountains

  6. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 7:31 am


  7. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 7:48 am

    Scotland – in all weathers.

  8. Reply
    Laura Jeffs
    18th July 2017 at 8:39 am

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

  9. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for the shopping tips!!

  10. Reply
    Sarah Mackay
    18th July 2017 at 8:45 am

    To my parents house in Canada

  11. Reply
    Kristy Leanne Brown
    18th July 2017 at 9:02 am

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

  12. Reply
    Hayley Fountain
    18th July 2017 at 9:24 am

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

  13. Reply
    Tracey Peach
    18th July 2017 at 9:32 am

    The local seaside 🙂 x

  14. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 9:55 am

    To Marbella!

  15. Reply
    Sharon Worsley
    18th July 2017 at 10:17 am

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

  16. Reply
    Kay Sherman
    18th July 2017 at 10:51 am

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

  17. Reply
    Karen Barrett
    18th July 2017 at 10:54 am

    We are off to Portugal 🙂

  18. Reply
    Danielle Spencer
    18th July 2017 at 11:01 am

    Trip to Weymouth to visit family.

  19. Reply
    Lydia A
    18th July 2017 at 11:17 am

    I’ll be off to Athens in October .

  20. Reply
    kim neville (@kimneville2)
    18th July 2017 at 11:23 am

    On our holiday to Crete

  21. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful Italy in September

  22. Reply
    Lorraine Kirk
    18th July 2017 at 12:34 pm

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

  23. Reply
    Helen Rodwell (@rodme123)
    18th July 2017 at 1:09 pm

    My girls camping weekend with my bezzies

  24. Reply
    Lexx Oliver
    18th July 2017 at 1:14 pm

    to marrakech!

  25. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I would give it to my daughter who travels a lot! 🙂

  26. Reply
    Jennifer Casey
    18th July 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Greece would be the dream! Santorini particularly 🙂

  27. Reply
    komal qasim
    18th July 2017 at 2:47 pm

    We are going to Lake District for few hikes

  28. Reply
    Tracy Hanley
    18th July 2017 at 3:18 pm

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

  29. Reply
    Sarah Ann
    18th July 2017 at 3:27 pm

    To Rome in Italy, one of my favourite cities.

  30. Reply
    Graham Ross
    18th July 2017 at 4:55 pm

    visiting Family on Orkney

  31. Reply
    fiona waterworth
    18th July 2017 at 5:34 pm

    down to yorkshire for our holiday

  32. Reply
    Kim M
    18th July 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Not far – a lovely trip to Whitby x

  33. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I’m going to Menorca in September

  34. Reply
    Susan Smith
    18th July 2017 at 6:45 pm

    We are off to Bulgaria to visit family

  35. Reply
    Angela Treadway
    18th July 2017 at 6:46 pm

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

  36. Reply
    Joanne Darnell
    18th July 2017 at 7:33 pm


  37. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 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 🙂

  38. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 8:03 pm

    To New York! 🙂

  39. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 8:09 pm

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

  40. Reply
    Tee simpson
    18th July 2017 at 8:41 pm

    To Leeds on a girls night out

  41. Reply
    Amelia McCreith
    18th July 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Spain! 🌞

  42. Reply
    Anthony Harrington
    18th July 2017 at 9:31 pm

    down to the South Coast

  43. Reply
    Eileen Sumner
    18th July 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Will be visiting family in London and Kent

  44. Reply
    18th July 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Going to Cornwall this summer!

  45. Reply
    Jodie A Green
    19th July 2017 at 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 🙂

  46. Reply
    19th July 2017 at 2:24 am

    Our family holiday to Florida.

  47. Reply
    Sheena Batey
    19th July 2017 at 8:06 am

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

  48. Reply
    Jade Hewlett
    19th July 2017 at 8:10 am


  49. Reply
    Natasha Lynch
    19th July 2017 at 10:09 am

    To Tenerife i love it there!

  50. Reply
    Sumiko Davies
    19th July 2017 at 11:06 am

    I’m off to Italy with my friends and family

  51. Reply
    Jo Carroll
    19th July 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I’m hoping it will inspire me to book somewhere really exotic 😉

  52. Reply
    kathy cakebread
    19th July 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Marbella in sep for my cousins hen do

  53. Reply
    Kayleigh Watkins
    19th July 2017 at 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

  54. Reply
    19th July 2017 at 2:10 pm

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

  55. Reply
    Lydia A
    19th July 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I’m hoping to visit France this year.

  56. Reply
    sarah m
    19th July 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I would love to visit Greece! Athens in particular! 🙂

  57. Reply
    clair downham
    19th July 2017 at 5:47 pm

    domincan republic

  58. Reply
    Isabel O
    19th July 2017 at 6:56 pm

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

  59. Reply
    arabella bazley
    19th July 2017 at 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.

  60. Reply
    Claire Glace
    19th July 2017 at 8:58 pm

    winter sun in the canaries,,,

  61. Reply
    cheryl hadfield
    19th July 2017 at 11:13 pm

    on holiday in Spain

  62. Reply
    20th July 2017 at 12:41 pm


  63. Reply
    Michaela Hannah
    20th July 2017 at 3:55 pm

    The beautiful South of France

  64. Reply
    20th July 2017 at 9:44 pm

    To Lanzarote!

  65. Reply
    Rhyming with Wine
    20th July 2017 at 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

  66. Reply
    Jacqui Allen
    21st July 2017 at 8:06 am

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

  67. Reply
    21st July 2017 at 4:00 pm


  68. Reply
    Victoria Felton
    21st July 2017 at 5:32 pm

    My Honeymoon to the Maldives

  69. Reply
    christina Glover
    21st July 2017 at 5:57 pm

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

  70. Reply
    Frances Sunshine Hopkins
    22nd July 2017 at 11:42 am

    Back to Rome

  71. Reply
    Tracy Newton
    22nd July 2017 at 3:59 pm

    A family cruise around the med

  72. Reply
    EJ Dunn
    22nd July 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I will be going to Bangladesh next year

  73. Reply
    Sharon Lou Johnson
    23rd July 2017 at 8:46 am

    to my caravan in wales x

  74. Reply
    claire woods
    23rd July 2017 at 11:15 am


  75. Reply
    23rd July 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Kefelonia Greek Islands where we return to every year

  76. Reply
    Michelle Ferguson
    23rd July 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I would take it to Fuerteventura in September

  77. Reply
    Kirsty Hosty
    23rd July 2017 at 8:02 pm

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

  78. Reply
    lynn neal
    23rd July 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I would take it to Devon with me!

  79. Reply
    24th July 2017 at 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.

  80. Reply
    24th July 2017 at 6:13 pm

    On holiday to Faro next year!

  81. Reply
    hali kinson
    25th July 2017 at 6:30 am


  82. Reply
    Lisa Wilkinson
    25th July 2017 at 11:02 am

    We are going to Malta

  83. Reply
    25th July 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Sardinia in September

  84. Reply
    Kim Styles
    25th July 2017 at 5:46 pm

    a road trip later on in the year

  85. Reply
    Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap
    25th July 2017 at 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

    1. Reply
      25th July 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Pleasure lovely! Thanks for hosting 🙂 xx

  86. Reply
    Susan Hoggett (@susanhoggett)
    26th July 2017 at 8:05 am

    Singapore but not until March next year

  87. Reply
    Ruth Harwood
    26th July 2017 at 10:15 am

    Visiting the scottish highlands next month xx

  88. Reply
    Hannah Wood
    27th July 2017 at 9:21 am

    Will be the log cabins around the UK

  89. Reply
    Michelle Sykes
    27th July 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I would take them to Italy with me on holiday

  90. Reply
    angela sandhu (@angiesandhu)
    28th July 2017 at 9:42 pm

    To portugal next year

  91. Reply
    Millie Clinton
    28th July 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I’m off to Copanhagen for 4 days for my 21st in September!

    xo Millie

  92. Reply
    Mark Hopkins
    29th July 2017 at 8:41 am

    The Lake District.

  93. Reply
    Jules Eley
    29th July 2017 at 7:42 pm

    i would take it to beautiful cornwall

  94. Reply
    Fiona Rennie
    29th July 2017 at 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

  95. Reply
    Anneka Avery
    30th July 2017 at 4:24 pm


  96. Reply
    Samantha Atherton
    31st July 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I’d take them everywhere with me!

  97. Reply
    Susan Trubey
    31st July 2017 at 8:32 pm

    San Francisco

  98. Reply
    Laura Chapman
    1st August 2017 at 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.

  99. Reply
    Rich Tyler
    1st August 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Sunny Spain

  100. Reply
    Jemma Dwyer
    2nd August 2017 at 10:48 am

    my holiday to rome in september 😀

  101. Reply
    Danishia Vijayakumar
    2nd August 2017 at 3:25 pm

    New York City!

  102. Reply
    Mandy Walsh (@Mandy_rtr)
    2nd August 2017 at 9:37 pm

    North Wales in October and Spain in May

  103. Reply
    Holly king
    2nd August 2017 at 10:05 pm

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

  104. Reply
    Georgina Bond
    4th August 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Travel to Italy xx

  105. Reply
    4th August 2017 at 1:23 pm

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

  106. Reply
    Sarah Fielding
    4th August 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Would love to take this to berlin with me!

  107. Reply
    Simone Griffin
    5th August 2017 at 1:53 pm

    It would travel to Florida with me x

  108. Reply
    zoe brown
    6th August 2017 at 12:47 pm

    when i go to cornwall

  109. Reply
    christine shelley
    6th August 2017 at 9:01 pm

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

  110. Reply
    Emma Whittaker
    10th August 2017 at 2:34 pm

    We are off to Greece in October so they will be coming there with me 🙂

  111. Reply
    paula cheadle
    10th August 2017 at 11:19 pm

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

  112. Reply
    Stephen Temperton
    11th August 2017 at 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.

  113. Reply
    Rebecca Alderson
    11th August 2017 at 3:19 pm

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

  114. Reply
    11th August 2017 at 11:01 pm

    We will take it to Rome with us

  115. Reply
    jo liddement
    12th August 2017 at 8:14 am

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

  116. Reply
    Harriet Leonard
    12th August 2017 at 9:53 am

    I’d love to take them with me to Thailand

  117. Reply
    Amy Dickson
    12th August 2017 at 11:02 am

    We are off to Cyprus this year and would love to pop this set in my case 🙂

  118. Reply
    Suzie W
    12th August 2017 at 11:48 am

    Somewhere in France

  119. Reply
    Avril Randall
    12th August 2017 at 12:47 pm

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

  120. Reply
    Susan B
    12th August 2017 at 2:17 pm

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

  121. Reply
    12th August 2017 at 3:05 pm

    on our trip to poland in a few weeks

  122. Reply
    12th August 2017 at 5:23 pm

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

  123. Reply
    Stewart Biddle
    12th August 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Going to bulgaria soon hopefully with this

  124. Reply
    kimberley ryan
    12th August 2017 at 7:08 pm

    one our trip to denmark and cornwall later this year

  125. Reply
    claire little
    12th August 2017 at 10:17 pm


  126. Reply
    Rachael O'Brien
    13th August 2017 at 6:27 am

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

  127. Reply
    Chloe Brill
    13th August 2017 at 8:04 am

    On holiday to henley

  128. Reply
    13th August 2017 at 8:46 am

    Milan this October 😃

  129. Reply
    Hayley Todd
    13th August 2017 at 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!

  130. Reply
    Carla Carthy
    13th August 2017 at 9:28 am

    going to see my grandparents in wales:) x

  131. Reply
    Jayne Kelsall
    13th August 2017 at 9:49 am

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

  132. Reply
    13th August 2017 at 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

  133. Reply
    Anthea Holloway
    13th August 2017 at 10:08 am

    To Pennsylvania where my son lives.

  134. Reply
    jacqui rushton
    13th August 2017 at 10:43 am


  135. Reply
    samantha buntain
    13th August 2017 at 11:03 am

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

  136. Reply
    Kate m jones
    13th August 2017 at 11:15 am

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

  137. Reply
    Paul Ballantine
    13th August 2017 at 11:30 am

    Perfect for our trip to Majorca next month

  138. Reply
    Ruth Wollerton
    13th August 2017 at 1:53 pm

    To Las Vegas to add to the glitter and glitz

  139. Reply
    Tracy Gladman
    13th August 2017 at 2:26 pm

    This will be perfect for my mediterranean cruise.

  140. Reply
    13th August 2017 at 2:36 pm

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

  141. Reply
    Hayley Gibson
    13th August 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Hopefully to Paris early next year!

  142. Reply
    Rachael Sexey
    13th August 2017 at 5:07 pm

    When I go to Filey 💘

  143. Reply
    Keith Hunt
    13th August 2017 at 6:41 pm

    We are off on a Cunard cruise again.

  144. Reply
    13th August 2017 at 6:41 pm

    tenerife in september

  145. Reply
    Ruth lee
    13th August 2017 at 7:24 pm

    New York next month

  146. Reply
    13th August 2017 at 7:25 pm

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

  147. Reply
    katie w
    13th August 2017 at 7:56 pm

    off to malta next year

  148. Reply
    13th August 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I will be travelling to Corfu

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  149. Reply
    Ellen Stafford
    13th August 2017 at 9:21 pm

    California next year hopefully.

  150. Reply
    Lia Burns
    13th August 2017 at 10:05 pm

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

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