Tuesday 12 July 2011

Boots Christmas Press Show: 12th July 2011


Well today was soooooooooo good I do not know where to start.

I was invited to Boots' Christmas Press Show 2011.

I was simply blown away by some of the gift ideas.

I will tell you my favourites:

I loved the Hello Kitty range.  It is very adult and has been done in collaboration with Liberty so there is a Liberty print, but if you look closely, it is made up of Hello Kitties.  Really beautiful.

I love Gok Wan, as you all know from my In The Powder Room post.  Well not only did I get to talk to him and see his products, but he offered to put his product on my (his words): tits (or bangers as he usually would call them).  And he didn't do a quick job either.  Luckily @MultipleMummy was on hand to take a snap (forgive the photo quality but it was taken by phone - yes I regret that):
My boobs are still "shimmering" all these hours later.

The range that Gok Wan is bringing out for Christmas is gorgeous. It is his 3rd Christmas with products and the range is stunning and smells superb. He doesn't do these products all year round so grab them while you can.

Stunning Products by Gok Wan for Christmas at Boots
Gok's range is called Purely Yours, and the Body Butter is what he put on me boobies and like I say they are still shimmering and sparkly now, all these hours later.

Here he is on his stand and with Kerry and I:

Me (New Mum Online) Gok Wan and Kerry (Multiple Mummy).
In the Press Preview catalogue Gok says:
If that glam new dress demands a fab decolletage, apply a sweep of cleavage-enhancing bronzer.  
Well I thought mine was big enough but he doubled it :-)

I also loved the Strictly Dancing makeup which is done in themes:
  1. Strictly Beautiful (Ballroom look)
  2. Strictly Stunning (Salsa look) and;
  3. Strictly Latin (Latin look)
You can see the colourings in the photo below:

They are each only £10 and a very reasonably priced fun Christmas Gift.

The product in the range I liked the most was:
A reasonable £20.
Now this is £20 and INCLUDES a handbag. There is a bronzing shimmer in there that is so lovely we said we'd pay £20 for that on its own, but sadly it is not sold as a separate.

Champneys were there with their stunning range of products and Kerry and I both had an arm massage.  I only have a photo of her and will update with one of me when she emails me:

Bit of gossip for you.  Don't trot down to Sainsburys the next time you need your Champneys exfoliating body scrub.  Champneys is now sold EXCLUSIVELY in Boots :-) Their gorgeous Oriental range comes in miniatures for Christmas in a set priced at a very reasonable £12.

There was a range there that intrigued me - Jimmi Jamms - but nobody was manning the stand so I will simply share a photo with you:

In the Press Preview it says about Jimmi Jamms:
From the couch to the corner shop and everywhere in between, Jimmi Jamms look on trend and fabulous anywhere.
We took a look at Fearne Cotton's makeup range and Kerry got talking to Fearne herself:

Kerry and I both loved this gift set from The Sanctuary and thought it was VERY reasonably priced:

Sanctuary Dreamtime Sleep in a Box only £12.50
I was very excited to discover that PhotoBox are now working with Boots.  You can now buy a Photo Book online with Boots and get 3 for 2 and expect Photobox's ease of use and quality.  Very happy with that:

I videoed Kerry asking Mark Hill how to get sexy curls in her dead straight hairHis product will get you there.  Watch this:

Also loved this great Mark Hill gift bag for a girl's night in, priced at only £25 even though it includes a luxurious turban:

We saw Mummy Matters there which was lovely and she had her baby boy and little girl with her:

This is Kerry (Multiple Mummy) and I on the way out:

Wish I had not put that top OVER my dress :-(
 No wonder I haven't blogged as often lately... Just writing this has taken 2 hours and 40 minutes - due to photos etc... and I still haven't done my Xmas in July post for the toy event last week.

I hope I have given you some great Xmas Gift Ideas...? So glad that I was invited to this Christmas Press Show by Boots.  I now know what I will be buying for Christmas 2011.

Liska xxx