A Boots Shopping Trip with #CBias

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Around eighteen years ago (eek!) I got the Saturday job that all my friends coveted and started working at Boots at the weekend. This was back in the days when Boots sold CDs and stereos and this was the department I worked in. I'd grown up shopping in Boots with my family and I was very conscious that I was joining a company with a great heritage and an enduring position on the British high street. In our induction we were told about the company and how it was started by the Boot family in Nottingham in the mid 19th Century. I used to love using my staff discount to spend my wages on those teenage essentials - make up and spot cream mainly!

Boots Store Entrance Shop Mealhouse Lane Bolton

All these years on and I'm back living in my hometown. The branch of Boots I worked in has moved but the new site is still a favourite store for me. Nowadays I'm usually in there to pick up a prescription from the pharmacy, to buy baby essentials or gifts for friends or family but it's still somewhere I will pop to just to browse, or to look for an easy way to treat myself. I always enjoy trying out new beauty products so being able to find so many great brands, as well as their excellent own brand products, under one roof makes it easy,

Boots Mealhouse Lane Bolton Baby Photo Pharmacy Skincare Departments

It was my birthday this week and, very unusually, I received no toiletries or cosmetics so I decided to use some of my birthday money to get something new. We've all had colds lately and my skin has been really dull so I decided to look for a reviving face mask to try out. I had a lovely browse around the skincare aisles checking out the offers and new products on display. I always visit the Advantage Card machines when I shop in Boots, just to see if there are any coupons to use which will boost my points. Boots introduced their Advantage Card scheme in 1997, two years after I stopped working there and went off to university. I did sign up straight away when it was launched and have used my points for some great treats over the years.

I eventually chose two products from Good Things. I've not heard of this brand before but their Five Minute Facial Face Mask and Bright Eyes Eye Cream sounded perfect to give my skin a boost. This was on a terrific special offer. Any two Good Works products for just £6, as each of the products I chose cost £5:99 it was, essentially two for the price of one. I also picked up two items from the Boots Botanics range, which are staples of mine - the Rosewater Toning Spritz and the Cleansing Face Wipes. Both of these were on special offer too so I was very pleased.

Boots Receipt Till Spit and Good Things and Botanics Skincare Purchases

I received a survey at the tills to complete and enter a competition and a coupon for an extra 250 points when I spend £25. These are always great to boost my points when doing a larger shop.

This is our local Boots store, I call in most weeks and usually find shopping there an enjoyable experience. The Boots.com website offers their full range if it is difficult for you to reach their store or you prefer to shop online.

I've now tried my new Good Things face mask and eye cream. Both are lovely products. The eye cream is really refreshing and the fruity, cleansing face mask felt lovely on my skin during the treatment and left it feeling calm and smooth. I'm not brave enough to show you a photo of me in a facemask but you can see a swatch of the facemask on my wrist here. I hope you can see the thick and creamy texture of the mask.

Good Things Boots Face Mask Sample Swatch

I'm definitely going to try out some more of the Good Things range, especially if it is on a terrific special offer like the on that I took advantage of in Boots on this visit.

If you'd like to see more photos from my visit to Boots, check out my Google+ Album

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