Last week I was kindly invited to the opening of what might just be my favourite store on George Street – Bobbi Brown threw their doors open with a rather glitzy party. Situated just off Hanover Street, the new stand alone store is the first of it’s kind in Scotland, and I have to tell you, it’s all kinds of gorgeous!
I popped in straight from work, and it was like stepping into a makeup lovers dream! Rows and rows of everything you can imagine were laid out along the walls, whilst makeup artists beautified all the guests. Considering Bobbi Brown professionals always makeup you look amazing – they were in serious demand!
Getting to see everything that the brand produces in one place was a real thrill. I purposely left my purse in the car, because with it, I think I would have walked out with pretty much everything. No-one does beautiful, everyday neutrals quite like Bobbi!
Standing perusing the counters, I can’t tell you how long my wish-list has grown! There is every lip gloss or lipstick you can imagine, and chatting through what my best picks would be was incredibly helpful!
At the back of the store is a gorgeous little secret – a private beauty room stacked with everything you need to beautify yourself. It’s an absolute gem if you’re off somewhere fancy and want to look your best, and it’s also where you can get your brows threaded. For £17 (redeemable against products) you can get your brows planed and threaded (plus you get to walk away with a shiny new makeup goodie!)
You can also sign up for makeup lessons in the studio, so I’m sure it’s going to be a serious little Edinburgh gem!
Throughout the evening, everyone was well kept by Haig Club who has the cutest little bar set up going. Set in the back of the store, it was the perfect little nook to enjoy the wisky concoctions which were getting whipped up. Even though I don’t usually drink whisky – the cocktails were a delight! I opted for one full of elder flower and ginger beer, and it just tasted like summer in a glass!
It was so much fun to get to see all of Bobbi Brown’s goodies in one place – as well as the much loved makeup, there is even a whole section just packed full of the brand’s skincare. I often think not enough people know about how great their products are, but seeing all the different masks, moisturizers and accessories in one place was just a delight!
It’s so lovely to see a brand like Bobbi Brown expanding in Edinburgh, and I’m sure it won’t be long until my next visit!