I love the idea of a ‘beauty destination’: a place where you can go to find the kind of products that cause a stir. A place filled with cult products and exciting brands. I remember the new days of Space NK; when Sephora came to the UK; and when the Selfridges beauty hall came to Manchester. These places are like heaven, to the beauty junkie that I am. Chemists too can be anywhere between functional and utterly amazing, depending on the ranges of nail varnishes they stock. I love visiting the south of France at summer, not so much for the food, sunshine and decadence, but because of the pharmacies. Is there any place more heavenly than a French pharmacy?! So when Marks and Spencers decided to up their game in the beauty department I was ecstatic. Their beauty department really packs a punch with the range of eclectic and exciting brands and their own products. Make up wise there are brands such as Stila, Diego Dalla Palma, and Pür Minerals. But the make-up isn’t half as exciting as the skincare brands. From Bliss, Nuxe and Jurlique, to their own competitive skin care ranges, they have really nailed the ‘cult’ products market and have become a real place to go for your luxe beauty fix. I was mostly bowled over by their own range Formula, which is a low priced, sleek packaged range to rival any luxury skincare brand. I am dying to try the range out and am hoping that it lives up to expectations. I have my eye on their Cleansing brush , a fraction of the price of the Clarisonic for £19.50. They have a defense, replenish, and a restore range, and all products range between £6 – £11.
In addition to all of the goodies on offer for such low prices they have offers as well, such as 3 for 2. I love their range of basics, the usual cotton wool and make-up bags of course, but also their travel range which is extremely handy. With small plastic bottles and useful containers for transporting your goods whilst on the move and restricted to space. I have become all to familiar with such containers over the past few years as I have travelled so much, and it can be quite tricky to find great storage containers that you don’t mind spooning your expensive and beautifully packaged lotions and potions into.
So next time you are in need of some beauty inspiration, need to stock up on basics, or just want to trawl amongst rows of beautifully bottled elixirs and potions, head no further than the high street to Marks and Spencers, a real destination for beauty.