Ben and his dad are currently laying laminate flooring in our living room (by the time you read this, they will have hopefully finished) and because Amy and I would just be in their way, we decided to have a girly morning in our local retail park, Imperial Park in Bristol. It’s not massive, but there are a couple of nice shops there and it is big enough to keep us entertained for the morning.
So on Sunday morning, Amy and I drove over to Imperial Park for a bit of pre-birthday and general shopping. Our first stop was The Range, where I was looking for a cute cake stand for Amy’s 2nd birthday cake, but everything on offer had cupcake on and didn’t go with my colour scheme. Annoying, but you can’t help these things. After a quick pit stop at Costa and picking up a matching table cloth and napkins, Amy and I made our way to Boots.
Amy was getting a bit tired by the time we entered the store, so I was glad that I had taken the pram, but she quickly perked up when she noticed the hair bands and clips. This girl has magpie tendencies and loves everything shiny, so it was no surprise to me that every single hair clip received her seal of approval and a “pretty” when we had a look at them.
We soon moved onto the toiletries and picked up some shower gel, shampoo and a new tooth brush and tooth paste for Amy as well as some Calpol, paracetamol, some deodorant and a body spray. I only had a couple of these items on my in-head shopping list, but when I saw that selected toiletries such as L’Oreal and Dove products were half price and some others on a buy 1 get 1 free offer, I decided to restock my toiletries cupboard (yes, I really have one of those) while I could save some pennies.
I was quite impressed that, despite the current promotion, all shelves were very well stocked and that staff were constantly restocking empty shelves around the store. I personally love the store in Imperial Park. We go there a lot because it’s just around the corner from us and not as big as the store in the city centre, yet it has everything you need from toiletries to make-up, baby items, clothes, toys and even a pharmacy that offers a range of services.
The make-up section is my personal favourite. It is humongous and has everything you’ll ever need! We do have drugstores in Germany, but nothing comes even close to the range of products on offer in Boots. When I first came to Bristol and discovered that there was a two-story Boots right in the town centre, I really thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Even my mum and sister have fallen in love with Boots on their visits to the UK – maybe because they know that I always stock up on dozens of Christmas presents for them in there. But let’s face it, where can you find more make-up in one place and that really reasonably priced. Win win!
What I really like about the Imperial Park branch is that everything is on one level. You don’t have to worry about escalators or lifts and the aisles are wide enough for a pram or trolley – perfect for clumsy parents like me!.
But now excuse me, I have some pampering to do and as I want you to keep your eye sight, you are not allowed to come! I have created a shiny new Google + about our Girly Shopping Trip to Boots though, so you can have a look at that!
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