Where on earth did February go! Felt like yesterday that it was the end of January, now it’s the end of another month and on to another Favourites. It was quite tricky for this month, as there was nothing that stood out to me like last month. I have managed it though and here is a summary of those things I’ve enjoyed this month!
Since Beauty Kitchen opened a concession store inside the Holland & Barrett More in Plymouth, I have been loving all their beauty products, especially as all their products are 100% natural. Over the Christmas Break, Georgina Minter-Brown hosted a competition on her Twitter where you could win one Christmas gift.
I was one of the lucky winners and I chose the Create Your Own Lip Balms from Beauty Kitchen. When I received it in the post, I was jumping for joy! I couldn’t wait to create the Lip Balms, I’ve been very busy since receiving it, so I’ve only just been able to make them. I will admit, they were a lot easier to make than I thought!
As some of you may know, I attended the launch of Holland & Barrett More in Plymouth last week. Nearly half of their store was dedicated to the Beauty Kitchen, a new concept to allow customers to make their own beauty products. They have kits to ‘make your own’ lip balms and bath bombs and even a Make Your Own Body Scrub station. It’s really cool having these products as you can personalise them to suit your skin type.
The body scrub station is really cleaver as there’s just three simple steps to produce your personalised scrub. You can add anything you wish to the scrub and the different ingredients help with different things. So you really can personalise it to yourself. It’s a good idea as everyone has different skin types. It’s a really effective way of creating your own scrub, something that you can be proud of.
For the Grand Opening they had people on hand to give you a taster treatment with the scrub. There were different body scrubs available to try, the one I tried was Love Me Body Polish. During the treatment the minerals within the scrub were ruff and didn’t feel very nice at all. After it was washed off though, it made my hands feel really soft and had a lovely smell!
Exploring the Beauty Kitchen there were different sections for everything. Everything was cutely displayed, lip balms and lip liners were in a cute wooden display in their sections. With the different shades on display at the front. The descriptions for the different products were displayed on a wooden clipboard keeping in with the theme. With the price list cutely displayed next to the testers.
The testers were easy to identify as they were clearly displayed on top, with the sale products underneath. So you don’t have the worry of picking up a tester product, we’ve probably all done that at least once! Even the nail polish were in a neat order with going in shade order which stands out. Everything seems to be neatly ordered in its own home. Which is nice to see as you immediately know where everything is.
They also have a Scent Station which includes a range of scents from Pina Colada to Pumpkin. There’s a massive display of these where you can pick them up and smell them before you buy. These are small melts that when burnt produce the smell, this is becoming a bigger thing in people’s homes. So it’s nice to see a display like this, especially as it bright and colourful with the different shades.
These are pretty cool as I can see these being popular with homeowners, I love them myself! I might have to pick up a few myself to burn on my Scentsy warmer. They also sell their very own warmers so if you don’t have your own, you can purchase one. Along with the melts, they also sell incenses if the warmers aren’t your cup of tea. They have a range of smells in these aswell.
There’s also a nice selection of bath bombs, a variation of different sizes and colours, depending on the types of ingredients. The bombs are filled with natural ingredient, along with the big ones that have colourful insides, they also have small bombs that are on a Pick n Mix offer. Which is interesting as you can pick up as much of these as you wish and the different variations.
For the Grand Opening, they had a bicycle at the front of the store where you could produce your own body scrub. With a little help from Corinne, we were able to produce a small amount of body scrub. Using a little bit of oil and Himalayan Salt we were able to produce the scrub. The mixer was attached to the front wheel and as you peddled it mixed the contents.
I would like to just say a MASSIVE thank you to all the staff who were all so friendly. And thank you for reading this post, let me know in the comments what you think of the Beauty Kitchen from Holland & Barrett! Also be sure to check out their official Twitter page HERE for the latest information regarding their stores.