22/03/2013

London trip part 1: John Bell and Croyden

On Thursday Alice (Bright Town Girl) and I headed out for an epic day in London. So epic in fact I'm splitting it up into a few posts!

The first stop of the day was to John Bell & Croyden, an amazing pharmacy hidden away just behind Oxford Street.

John Bell & Croyden have been open in their current store for over 100 years and have a Royal Warrant  to the Queen.

skincare stands
Just some of the skincare

They stock the most amazing selection of products from the usual pharmacy type stuff, to bath and body products, makeup, and lots and lots of skincare.

After being completed overwhelmed at the size of the place, we were given a quick tour of the shop by Catherine, who pointed out some of their favourite products in store.

Bioderma full range
The Bioderma range

Korres makeup
Lots of Korres makeup

As well as stocking the entire Korres makeup line, they also have hard to find brands like Bioderma, which recently launched there. There's also a whole host of other French skincare brands, natural haircare, and their own brand ranges.

skincare stand
More skincare

hair products
Some of the haircare brands in store

OPI polish
OPI *sigh*

We were only there for about an hour due to time restrictions but you could easily spend a few there browsing the shelves. What I really liked was that you could pop in for some plasters, pick up a bottle of OPI and also find something totally unexpected on the shelves to try.

haircare products

Alice looking at products
Alice browsing the shelves

I will definitely be going back. It's great to find this kind of place so easily accessible from Oxford Street and with such an amazing array of brands. If you can't get to the store, you can buy lots of the ranges online, so definitely check out their website.

I did have a little hauling session in there but am going to group the days purchases into one mega haul post for you so keep your eyes peeled for that!

After leaving John Bell & Croyden, we popped to Meat Liquor for lunch. It's conveniently just around the corner so I took Alice in there for what she described as the best burger ever. They aren't healthy (far from it) but it definitely set us up for stage two of the day which was the Vitality Show (post coming soon).

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23 comments

  1. sigh..look at all the Leonor Greyl products. Must go there next time in London x

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    1. you would love it :) but they do sell them online too x

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  2. Wow look at all those OPI nail varnishes! Looks so great :)

    I have a new Spring outfits style post on my blog if you want a peek
    www.sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  3. I would go in for plasters and leave skint with all the Leonor Greyl products. Why can't pharmacies all over the UK be like that.
    xo

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    1. I know! I think it might be dangerous though if my local one was like that too ;) x

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  4. I would go in for plasters and leave skint with all the Leonor Greyl products. Why can't pharmacies all over the UK be like that.
    xo

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  5. I'm absolutely dying to go to Meat Liquor, you lucky ladies! John Bell & Croyden sounds pretty heavenly, anywhere you can purchase Bioderma is alright by me.

    Hannah cagneyandlace.com

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  6. I spy Dessert Essence, I'm loving their haircare at the moment, this place looks amazing :)

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  7. I just love Bioderma :D What do you think of Korres makeup

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    1. I've only tried their lip butters so far but love them. am going to have to go back and try out some of the other bits :)

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  8. I have been to oxford street countless times and I've never been here! It looks amaze I'll defo be stopping her next time, I didn't even know it existed lol!

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty Blog! x

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    1. it's hidden away, but once you find it, you'll always go back! x

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  9. What a lovely pharmacy! I love korres makeup, especially the lip butters and the bronzers :)

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  10. Ooooh, would love to get my hands on all that Bioderma stuff and the Korres make-up! Looks like you had fun! xx

    http://fashionnotrocketscience.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. it was great :) The Korres makeup looked amazing x

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  11. Love it think i need to get a trip to London organised xx

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    1. definitely :) let me know if you come, i'd love to meet you for a browse xx

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  12. Oh wow this looks like a beauty blogger's heaven! I seriously need to get myself to London at some point - in the meantime I'll check out their website x

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    1. their website is amazing too - perfect if you can't visit for a while x

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