I am a wimp. When I walk into places like Space NK or the beauty hall of Harvey Nics I keep my head low and shop fast. I’m aware that I used to work for Jo Malone so I should feel comfortable with the beauty consultants approach but it terrifies me.
I worry they’ll take one look at me and think ‘she definitely doesn’t use eye cream’ (which I don’t) and tut before giving me the lecture.
So when I heard a new store in Broadway had just opened that sold cosmetics and was independently run I was so excited.
So I contacted Liz at Tonic and asked if I could pop in for a manicure. Let me tell you now I went in my usual nervous self but I walked away (only because my parking ticket had run out) wanting to be Liz’ new best friend.
She really is great at what she does. I had OPI ‘Lincoln Park After Dark’ varnish applied.
Afterwards she helped me with some skincare and gave me a mini makeover. In the little time I was there I learnt so many little tips. My favourite being – apply eyebrow pencil against the direction of the hair and then comb your brows after. It creates such a soft gorgeous look.
They also sell some gorgeous furniture too.
Liz used Artdeco make up on me which is a brand I hadn’t heard of before. Obviously a combination of Liz and the make up but I came out looking the best I had in years. I would compare it to Shu Uemura in terms of quality and price point. Although I’m a brand snob, I am definitely converted and will be heading back on payday to buy the foundation. And no I’m not paid to say that!
I came away with some lovely samples to try and also these goodies.
I had the loveliest morning, it was so relaxed and I learnt so much.I’d love for you all to give Liz a follow on Instagram and support local independent business’. Even better if you could pop in!
Tonic Broadway 01386 852065
Also check out Cotswold Creates great review here.
Love the pictures Cara – so glad you liked it as much as I do. Fab colour you chose – I went for ‘crawfishin for a compliment’ – as love the name and the colour of course !! x