Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Spanish shopping

So it's less than a week until I fly away to the Costa Del Sol, and I'm getting very excited. As well as the sightseeing and sunbathing, there are a few shops I dash to when I'm in Spain as well...
First up I always trawl the perfume shops and duty free shops for cheaper perfume and make up. This year I'm looking to find Clinique Airbrush Concealer for less than it is over here. Also I need to get some deodrant for my Dad (he has expensive taste in deodrant!) and the bf will be looking for aftershave.
A couple of obvious ones- Mango and Zara. Yes, I know we have Mango and Zara over here too, but I always find nicer stuff in their homeland. How strange is that! I don't know if they have different stock for different countries? Or maybe I just have a better eye when I'm abroad?
There is a really great lingere store in Spain called Oysho. The prettiest underwear ever. Seriously take a look at their website and tell me it's not lovely. I can't seem to be able to buy it online so I'll be rushing to their Fuengirola store! They have lovely 'loungewear' and beautiful lingere. I love these two pictures:

Mickey Mouse! And I love the bra. As I don't have the largest chest I can get away with thinner bras and this one looks very comfortable. I think the photos are very relaxed and pretty and I look forward to visiting their store again!
I also love going to the department store El Corte Ingles. It's kind of a Spanish holiday tradition for me; when I think of shopping in Spain I think of El Corte Ingles. Most importantly for me, this is where you can get Pupa make up from(or at least you could, I hope you still can!). Pupa is an Italian make up brand and they have amazing cute compacts in the shape of teddy bears, ice creams etc. It's not amazing quality but I love the twee-ness.
What else? Perfumia Gal lipbalms are briliant, my favourite lipbalm ever. The tins are beautifully decorated and there are a variety of fragrances. I make sure I stock up when I'm in Spain

I'll also be scouring the markets and local shops. Getting very excited now!

6 comments:

Ariella said...

Sounds lovely! I hope you manage to come across some great finds! The lipbalm is just darling.

Little Star* said...

Oooh! Lucky you heading to Espana so soon - very jealous! thanks for the comment about the pics on my blog - much appreciated. I love El Corte - great finds/shops in there! It's so nice to find cheaper make up & perfume over there...my Mum always brings back perfumes for me when she's in Spain!And I know this Pupa brand-cute packaging...I had a LadyBug eye shadow set a while back-very cute!The lip balm tin picture looks a bit like the Mucha photos I have up! I love that Art Neuveau style. Enjoy the holiday, A*

Miss Karen said...

Ooh I hope you have a wonderful time! We just got the Perfumia Gal lip balms here in Australia and they're brilliant.

Sometimes I think stores do have different stock in different countries - our Mango (we call it MNG here) has absolute rubbish whereas the overseas stockists always have really nice stuff!

StrikeMatch said...

The lingerie looks gorgeous. I'm not sure of the conversion rate between there and Australia though...

Sorry to get back to you so late. But an op shop is just an Australian word for a thrift store or charity shop.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

...so blessed...hope u a have great time, don't forget your SPF 100! heehee...

My blog contest result is weekend...hope you can drop by as I post the winner! Thanks f your entry sweetie!

Dana said...

I'm a huge, huge fan of these lipbalms too, I love the one's by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada!! I think I have them all!!