It’s not often that you spot Shakespearean references whilst shopping. But oh-so-clever & Other Stories has borrowed a phrase from the Bard to decorate its beautiful make-up collection. In case you think I’m going crazy, what I mean is that there is a very cool quote pressed into all the blushes, powders and bronzers that says: “Go girl, seek happy nights to happy days…” and I fully intend to!
As previously mentioned I had a hard time not buying EVERYTHING in sight and it’s not just because the cosmetics are literary marvels as well as super pretty and perfectly pigmented…this shop is clever and user friendly. You know how when you usually buy make-up in a drugstore and there are never enough mirrors/hand wipes/applicators/oh, just anything helpful? & Other Stories has it all covered.
The skincare products are stylish and handily grouped together…but best of all you can actually test the body scrubs and body washes etc…as there’s a real working sink. I know…genius!
There are also tissues and proper brushes so you can try products on your face as there are different types of brushes and large mirrors everywhere. You can even buy the brushes (£10 for a big fluffy one is a bargain!) and having these tools in place made me far more likely to buy products as it takes the risk out of buying a wildly inappropriate foundation, for example. I really hope that other shops take note.
The range of colours is fantastic with pretty much all skin tones catered for (do you know how long it’s taken me to find non-orange bronzer with the right amount of shimmer for my Casper-like skin?!), while the eye shadows come in a variety of formulas as well as shades and OMG the glittery lip glosses are only £7 and look like the super high end offerings that you expect from Chanel or Dior.
Without much more ado about makeup, enjoy my pics and marvel at the super happy bronzer.Oh and there’s a gratuitous Leonardo Di Caprio picture to go with the Romeo and Juliet quote (even though it’s said by Juliet’s nurse…don’t say our blog isn’t informative!) Let’s hope & Other Stories’ beauty line’s prospects are better than Romeo and Juliet’s.
OMG it was such a tough decision but I went home with a glittery pick (third from the left) called ‘Duvetyn pink’ and it’s just the right amount of sticky
Sensible idea: nail varnish tester sticks
My Shakespearean bronzer. It’s almost too pretty to use but at £12 I’m sure I’ll be re-stocking. The packaging’s classy and sturdy too.
Looks like Leonardo di Caprio’s been at my bronzer! I love Romeo and Juliet – so 90s!
If you haven’s watched Baz Luhrman’s R&J do it now!
Back to the make-up…this skin care collection is reasonably priced but looks so high-end
There really is everything…including the kitchen sink!
Pics: Snap Fashion + Tumblr