Countless hours spent packing, working through airport terminals, waiting to board, and, yes, the actual plane ride can get quite taxing to the point when you’d find yourself begging off from doing it even when it’s a work requisite. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I do adore traveling but what I’ve learned about myself over the years, I prefer pacing my travels. As much as I love getting on a plane to fly off somewhere, I dislike the idea of it becoming ordinary after doing too much of it. Know what I mean?
From a relatively unpleasant bit of my circumstance, here’s me making lemonade: duty free shopping.
Chanced upon something that tickled the lippie-lover in me while leafing through the in-flight magazine — a lip gloss from the Dior Addict line. Too conscious to do my shopping on board, I decided to just do it as soon as my plane lands. I’ll save my girly gushes and apparent vanity shopping to the ground staff, haha.
Dior Addict, Lip Maximizer and Lip Glow
Dior presents a revolutionary lip care system that boosts volume instantly and restructures in the long term, thanks to a unique blend of hyaluronic and marine-based fillers that smooth, moisturize, and leave lips irresistably plump. Apply on its own or under lipstick or gloss, morning and night as a 15-day intensive treatment. Its fresh mint-vanilla scent makes it even more addictive.
Dior Addict, Lip Maximizer Collagen Activ
I haven’t really been paying attention whether there’s a visible change after 15 days. Yea, I’ve been using this for the past month as a lip primer (alongside the Dior Addict Lip Glow, since I decided to get the Dior Lip Experts Duo box set) before I apply my lip makeup (I do have to lightly dab excess, tho). What I did notice is a little bit plumper and softer than usual and whenever I apply it, my lips tingle. It’s true. Even when I find it a bit sticky-ish, it’s addicting, haha.
Color Reviver Balm
A made-to-measure lip balm that beautifies and durably enhances the lips’ natural color. A customized color result: thanks to Color Reviver technology, Dior Addict Lip Glow reacts directly with the unique chemistry of each woman’s lips before releasing it’s color ingredient. Lips seem revived from within, amazingly fresh, full and radiant. In addition, its SPF10 formula enriched with wild mango and luffa cylindrica continuously protects and moisturizes. A universal balm for all lips.
Dior Addict, Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm
Now, this one is a keeper. I really like how I can get away with just this on top of a lip liner. Great for those days when you’re in a rush (like how most days were for me when I was working in Yangon) or perhaps want a pseudo no-makeup look. On top of all that, I noticed how seldom my lips get dry or chapped. That last bit is a huge plus, hence, these babies deserve proper commendation. I just might end up making room on my vanity kit as these become regulars.
Dior Addict Lip Experts Duo (box set), USD 56.00 (roughly around Php 2,352.00).
These are just a couple of things I bought from DFS (oh yea, I shared with you folks the Armani Code, too). How about you? What sort of things end up in your shopping cart last time you shopped duty free?
Last two images: dior.com