9:30 am 20 November 2021
Sublime new fragrances, gourmet body balms, relaxing bath oils and something glitter … who doesn’t love Christmas treats?
Turquoise eyeshadow, hot pink blush, matching lip balm and glittery pink nail polish … I remember the first makeup I received for Christmas. I didn’t even like pink – but I loved this makeup.
It followed a few years of bubble bath and Christmas sponges, scent talcum powders, hairbrushes, nail brushes and hair strands, so that makeup was a big deal.
I loved the lotions and potions – the brushes not so much that they just curled my curly hair – but this makeup was memorable.
I was so happy. Finally, I had joined everyone I knew and I had made up. There was not much back then (we’re talking about the late 70s) available for young teens, especially when we could only get our groceries at the nearest small town pharmacy. So for us it was bright blue or bright green and we were trying to copy the sophisticated looks from Jackie and Blue Jeans magazines.
But for every Christmas after that, I would earn more makeup, more color palettes, different lipsticks, a highlighter (I never knew what to do with it), brushes, sponges, and oily makeup remover pads.
Now, I still love a mascara for Christmas and have fun too – and the variety and quality available is exceptional. It’s come full circle for me too, as bubble bath and sponges, moisturizer, luxury shampoos and hair accessories are welcome again.
Christmas in the City is supported by Chantry Place in Norwich, as part of the campaign to encourage everyone to come to the city and enjoy the great atmosphere and wonderful shopping, entertainment and dining.
There is a huge selection of beauty gifts and delicacies in town stores, from makeup for all ages to perfumes and skin products. Beauty companies are also listening to their customers and rather than just offering bulky gift boxes that turn out to be more packaging than products, they think about sustainability, reducing waste and offering a voucher. price-performance ratio.
Look for gorgeous skin and hair products, her and him beauty gadgets, great smells, and eco-friendly essentials and treats.
Whether they like perfumes or bath bombs, lipsticks or moisturizers, celebrity-run products or independent companies, the city has it all.
You’ll even find that sparkling turquoise and green eye shadows seem to be making a comeback!
Take a look at some of the goodies on offer in our Norwich stores. Good shopping!