Take a quick glance through my wardrobe and you’ll be able to tell straight away that I’m a fan of & Other Stories. While I am by no means a fashion connoisseur, I do know that as a retailer, it does a rather great job of offering up chic yet wearable fashion options. And although I do love perusing the fashion section, when I’m shopping, there’s really only ever one thing on my mind: beauty.
As more and more high-street stores amp up their beauty offerings, it is & Other Stories that sets the bar. In fact, in the past, when other brands offered up little more than budget hand creams at till points, & Other Stories had a whole collection of beauty goodies on offer. When it launched in 2013, it had enlisted cult perfume brand Byredo’s founder, Ben Gorham, and world-renowned makeup artist Lisa Butler to consult on its fragrance, skincare and colour offerings. Seven years later and things just keep getting better and better. With pretty packaging, great product efficacy and super-impressive price tags, there’s little I can fault.
Nothing makes me happier than a multi-use beauty product, and this is just about my favourite going. Simply warm the cream up with your fingers, and blend into the apples of the cheeks and onto the lips, and I even love a light wash over the lids.
Cream makeup gets a big tick in my book, especially when it comes to eye shadows. One swipe of this eye colour across the lids and I am good to go. I'm particularly loving Suede Bronze for its natural-looking but glowing finish.
It's hard to find affordable candles that look (and smell) as chic as they do at & Other Stories. At the moment, I can't get enough of this serene-smelling number. I light it in the evenings to keep my bedroom smelling of it all night long. Plus, it looks great on the side.
At just £4 each, these mini hand creams are scattered all over my flat (and desk). With a tube in my handbag, one in my desk drawer and one on my bedside table, I can't get enough. This particular scent has me dreaming of tropical destinations.
Slathering yourself in a rich, nourishing body cream that also smells divine post-bath really is a feeling that can't be beaten, isn't it? This citrusy, floral-scented cream leaves my limbs feeling nourished well into the next day.
Another great beauty brand stocked at & Other Stories is Klairs, a vegan Korean skincare brand that champions a simple skincare approach. This vitamin C serum leaves skin glowing, more even and radiant.