Some people say that a holiday starts at the airport and I couldn’t agree more. Rather than speeding through customs I can never resist a bit of pre-flight pampering. My travel routine includes a free facial, a complimentary hand massage and an airport shopping haul (at a duty free discount of course). I’ve found most people aren’t aware they can take advantage of these tips and tricks before they travel so to stop you wondering… these are the secrets you need to know for shopping in World Duty Free.
Feel Pampered With A Free Beauty Treatment
Did you know that all UK airports offer free beauty treatments? Yes you read that right…free beauty treatments! All of the famous brands in make-up and skincare offer services, absolutely free. So whether you just want to try before you buy or you’re in need of some relaxation before your travels you can spend anywhere between five and twenty minutes being pampered.
You can have a look at the beauty service menu here. I love the flash makeovers in Givency and soothing facials at La Prairie.
Relax With A Complimentary Jo Malone Hand Massage
Jo Malone offer complimentary hand and arm massages in the airport. My everyday perfume is their English Pear and Freesia and they use this scent in the lotion which I love. Massages are available for everyone, not just customers. So next time you’re flying, have a browse and a massage. Although I promise you that once you’ve smelled the store you won’t want to leave empty handed.
Treat Yourself To A Taste of Something Delicious
Most of the alcohol brands at World Duty Free offer free tastings. I’m a gin kinda gal so I always head to the Bombay or Tanqueray stand for a try. If you fancy something stronger head to World of Whiskies for a complimentary whiskey tasting – perfect for those who like to fly a little tipsy to ease their travel nerves.
Save Money On New Sunnies
Love my new sunglasses? I’ve had my eye on this Saint Laurent pair for a long time but I knew if I waited to buy them at the airport I could save a lot of money on them. When I got to the check out they were £39.20 cheaper than the high street. Oh I do love a good saving!
Stock Up On Summer Sun Care
My other airport shopping treat is always some luxury sun cream and skincare. I’m always concerned about caring for my skin on holiday so I wear a high factor and splash out on Clinique Sun Cream. I will warn you now… once you’ve tried it, you will never go back.
Buy Handbag Friendly Beauty Products
I love having makeup that fits in my handbag so for me, the smaller the better when it comes to beauty products. The convenience of a more compact size is hard to beat and World Duty Free have exclusive travel sets (like this cute Clarins skincare set) so you can buy all your beauty products in sizes that fit in your handbag. Et Voila – summer shopping done!
Next time you travel, be sure to save a little time for World Duty Free. You can sip a glass of champagne whilst you’re treated to a facial before your flight. Now that’s what I call travelling in style…
What’s your pre-flight routine? Comment below to let me know!