You may or may not have heard the Emporium now in the large Boots stores across the UK but what exactly is it? Both Emily (from Musings and More) and I were very intrigued to find out what is was all about and were fortunate to be invited to one of the launches at the Peterborough branch.
The first thing to note were all the Christmas goodies were out! Emily and I were literally oohing and arring, trying to justify getting ALL THE THINGS as we'd just been paid. There's a gift for everyone this year from coffee lovers to candle burners, bubble bath fiends and much much more. There's lots of bits that make for a perfect present.
Now the Emporium itself promises to personalise your purchases from Boots an the perfect way to do this is to get things engraved of course!
You'll be pleased to know that the engraving service isn't just for Christmas either. From Valentine's day to birthdays, graduation to an anniversary- the engraving service is a perfect way to add that personal touch. It's only £3 an engraved message which I thought was petty darn reasonable and can be produced on multiple surfaces of the product albeit the same message.
The engraving can be coloured using different types of ink. Unfortunately with my choice of product to engrave it didn't come out very well so Boots engraved another product free of charge.
With my mum's birthday being this week and her huge love of Yankee Candles, it seemed kind of perfect to get a candle engraved for her (and yes I do call her Mothership!)
To add some extra personalisation, the Emporium offers gift wrapping, with custom ribbon too. I'm be *subtly* hinting at Chris to head here as his wrapping skills are ahem,,,, interesting? This is also perfect for anyone else that isn't a gift wrap pro or just wants to add that extra finishing touch,
Onto more beauty... The emporium offers make overs and the chance for you to try out products and see how they perform unlike some of the typical beauty stands. They also have exclusive brands to peruse at your own leisure.
Beauty experts are on hand for you to try a new makeup look or trend and there were plenty of ladies looking fabulous at the event with eyebrows on point and eyeliner on fleek! There's lots of beauty events coming up too like Halloween which are perfect opportunities to have your make-up done.
Overall the Emporium is an awesome addition to Boots, giving a more personal shopping experience that you won't find anywhere else. They've certainly upped the anti on giving the perfect gift this Christmas!!
I may have come home with just a liiiitle bit to try out after the event. Oops!
Have you visited the Emporium yet?