I will be the first to admit I love shopping. A lot. So much so I call myself a shopaholic (which I am). And London is where I like to route around for those glorious finds and magical bargains. I know it inside out. Over the years I have acquired a secret stash of places I love to shop in. From beauty to fashion, each place holds my heart for a different reason. And with a great big smile on my face, I am introducing you to the start of a small series showing you the best places to shop that might not be so well known. The first place I am going to talk about is 'The Garden Pharmacy'...
Sat on the edge of Covent Garden, this quaint little shop is a french pharmacy and one of very few in London. When you think of the word pharmacy - you think medicine, toothpaste & toilet paper. But with this shop, you have to squint through the long aisles of make up and skin care before you see that medicine counter. Its every beauty addicts dream. Its a small cosy shop with a warm but classy feel to it. The shop stocks a lot of french beauty brands: from high end brands that aren't all too common to find out on the streets of London i.e. Ren, Caudalie, Art Deco & Bioderma to brands where you can find a bargain i.e. Vichy & Avene - If its french they will stock it.
What I like about this particular shop is the service. With certain brands like Clarins or Clinique, the Garden Pharmacy generously stock their customers with free samples when a purchase has been made. Its nice to get a few freebies in the bag when you have just splurged. It feels like a treat. Alongside the numerous offers they have online & in store, they have a points system too, which if your a regular like me is a complete bonus.
BRAND to TRY | ... I love their stash of Ren products here. They stock their entire skin care selection with samples for you to smell and test in store. I love the brands organic ethos and really lovely ingredients. Not only that but their products are mighty impressive!
PRODUCT to TRY | ... Whilst your here, I say you make a sneaky purchase on the Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum. Priced at £29.00 this is a beautiful product. One that I will fall back on time and time again.
What do you think of my new series? Worth continuing? PLEASE let me know. I need feedback!