Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Things to buy from the UK

Hi Dolls!

My amazing mom treated my husband and I to a trip to London. We (my mom and sister were tagging along as well) just got back yesterday and since I've lived in Notting Hill a few years back, I thought it would only be appropriate for me to do a blogpost about 10 things to bring home from the UK! 


This is the Bentley under English tea's. You can find it at any tea house and the brand has a wide selection of flavours. Personally I think its way more fun to bring home some typical English tea rather than a plastic red bus. 

No7 Instant Radiance Beauty Balm

This is an amazing product. The product description says: this light and silky lotion gets tired looking skin bright and beautiful. For me it really did the job. It moisturized and brightened my skin. The nr 7 line is an original English brand, but can be found at some other country's too. 


This is not excectly something to bring home but it's a really delicious dish that you can only get in the UK. For the Americans among us, it's like an Amarican muffin but lighter and flat. The best way to eat it is to warm them up and pour some golden syrup on top of them. 


The Simple brand claims to be number 1 skin care brand in the UK. I bought a couple of their products and I'm still trying them out. So far I'm absolutely stunned by the quality of the products. The review will be up next week but I think the simple products for sure belong in this list! 


This make-up brand has something for everyone. Its well know in the UK and first based there. They do ship internationally but I always prefer to see the products in real life. So when you pass by a superdrug store make sure you stop by the sleek counter!


If you are like me, always on the run and in a hurry, this might be the solution to your morning coffee problems. When I lived in London I had to wake up pretty early to catch the underground train to my work place. I'm a disaster in the mornings so a cup of coffee would solve most of my morning problems. The only thing is that I rather sleep an extra 5 min then sit and drink my coffee. So a traveling cup would be the solution. I've searched a lot for a good cup that would not only keep my coffee or tea warm but is also spill proof! The cheap (only 3 pounds!) traveling cup from costa does the trick. I could even hold it upside down and nothing would spill. 

Victoria secret

This is one for my Europe beauties, the only Victoria Secret in whole Europe! I've been to this store on bond street and oh my what an experience. The shop has 4 floors filled with luxury lingerie, clothes, swimwear and accessories. The entourage of this store is truly breathtaking. They have a glitter and sparkly thing going on on the stairs, private restrooms on the top floor and it just makes you feel glamorous walking in there. 


Cadbury is the most popular chocolate brand in the uk. There products ranche from little chocolate bars to wrapped chocolate candies. They provide some of their products gluten, wheat and dairy free which is an absolute must have these days. Over all, I love this chocolate brand and since you can only get it in the UK, it belonged on this list. 


This is officially a Zwedish brand but you can only get this in the UK, Australia and Zweden ofcourse. As much as I love a good pint of beer, a Rekordelig cider is so refreshing every now and then. If you are traveling and it's not to heavy to bring in your luggage, a gift like this cider will make your friend, boyfriend, husband or dad very happy! 

Good memories

As cheesy as this may sound, I have such an amazing time every time I travel to the United Kingdom. There are some great memories to be made and even in this busy world with all the responsibilities you may have and all the stress this economy provides, please take one second of your time to stand still and take all of the beauty of this county in. It's history and architecture and the kindness of the people. If that is something you can bring home, it will be the best of them all.

With love,

That Dutch Gurl

Ps. All of these images are found on Google. I do not own any of them. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm planning a few days in London sometime in the next couple of months (if I actually manage to find a good deal...*fingers crossed*) and I was just looking around for stuff to buy/check/ see unique to London or the UK in general. I shall make sure to try these products out, thanks :D