Wednesday, 15 May 2013

& Other Stories Haul

If you haven't heard of & Other Stories (where have you been?) it is the latest label from H&M, launched in March it offers a whole range of clothing, accessories and beauty products. & Other Stories aim to cater for your entire look, all under one roof, and therefore offer an extending range of ready to wear clothing, skin care and beauty products, and this is what really sets & Other Stories apart from the likes of their 'sister' brands, including H&M and Cos. it's refreshing to see a combination of what completes an individuals look being the focus of a store.

Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to check out & Other Stories only UK store on Regent Street yet, but I have been lusting over their website since it launched back in March, and I am definitely not disappointed! Their site has a very Tumblr-esque feel to it which really promotes their opinion of self expression of fashion. It is also incredibly easy to navigate as I always have a nightmare when ordering online! An added bonus for me was being able to use my staff discount on the online store, which was a pleasant surprise when signing up!

Once I created an account with & Other Stories I headed straight to the Beauty section, where they have a huge selection of make up and skin care products (minus their nail polishes which is so annoying!) after humming and hahhing for what seemed like ages I settled on one of their lipsticks, foundation and a two in one cleanser and toner. The total came to £32 prior to discount which I think is pretty reasonable for what has been classed a more 'high class' brand. 

Cleanse and Tone Treat - £5 

Oh my lord I cannot express my love for this product, and I haven't even tried it yet! The scent is just heavenly! I was drawn to this primarily for its 2-in-1 claims as I am a nightmare when it comes to removing make up and this will surely save time. I'm really looking forward to adding this to my skincare routine and its such a brilliant price! 

All Day Perfecting Foundation in Colour 3- £15

I took a massive risk ordering foundation online without swatching it, but I got really lucky here as it is a perfect match! & Other Stories have a total of 9 shades of their All Day Perfecting Foundation so they cater for a range of different skin tones, however it would be useful for the sight to display more accurate colour swatching to give more of an idea when ordering, instead of just taking a gamble like I did! I haven't worn this all day yet but I've tested it and it's so lovely and soft and again I have fallen in love!

Lipstick in Tissue Pink - £12 

I am a huge lipstick junkie and I love bright colours so I was instantly drawn to Tissue Pink. It looks slightly brighter on their website but I have little darker colours so this is a welcome addition to my collection. It looks and feels like a real high brand lipstick and despite it being a slightly darker tone than I'm used to I'm really looking to trying this and I can already tell this will be trademark summer shade for me. 

A free sample of their Fig Fiction Body Lotion was also very kindly added to my order. I think this is a really lovely touch, and I'm passing it on to my amazing besty Sophie as I know she would love to try it, and she was super disappointed that the polishes weren't on the online store (boo!) 

Have you tried any of & Other Stories own brand beauty items yet? X 

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