Beauty Without Fuss

Thursday 2 February 2012

Debenhams Beauty Club Awards

I'm a lifelong Debenhams shopper - in my hometown there isn't a department store at all, and the nearest department store to us was Browns of Chester, which is actually a branch of Debenhams.

I spent so much time in that Debenhams beauty hall whilst growing up that eventually all the staff knew me by name (remember Norm from Cheers?  How the whole bar would shout his name when he walked in?  That used to happen to me in Browns.  True story.)  I was offered jobs by the Aveda, the Bobbi Brown and the Chanel counters, just from my constant shopping in there, and, from my chatting with the assistants I eventually learned more about most of their brands than the sales assistants themselves, bless them.

Through Debenhams I discovered Mac, La Prairie, Lancome, Guerlain, and many, many more, and, I loved them all. Still do. It's my love of those brands, discovered in-store that keeps this blog going!   Debenhams is also where I learned about crippling credit card debt, but that's a different story ...

Little known fact: 90% of the products I buy for the blog, I buy from Debenhams.  Sadly, the staff at the Oxford Street and Westfield branches don't know me as well as they used to in Chester - there's no cheering cries of "Luce!  Look at THIS!" as I walk around anymore, but I still feel more at home* in a Debenhams than I do any amount of John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Liberty stores ... there are more beautiful stores, there are better-stocked stores but there are none that occupy my heart in the same way as the Debenhams I grew up with ...

Why am I telling you all this, you're wondering, no doubt, well, I shall tell you!

Last year, Debenhams Beauty Club held their first ever Beauty Awards, and they were a huge success, garnering votes from over 12,000 people about their favourite beauty products.  This year - from today - they're doing it again.  If you log on to the Debenhams Beauty Club Facebook page, then you'll be able to vote for your favourite beauty products in six different categories.

On February 14th, the nominations will close and a specially-selected judging panel will shortlist products in each category, and then select a winner  for each ...

And the reason I'm telling you all this?  Well, dear readers, this year Get Lippie is on the judging panel!  I'm so delighted to be taking part, I can't even begin to tell you how much!  Finally, after years of delirious spending on fripperies, I get to tell Debenhams what I really think is good and worth buying.   And so do you, so get nominating good stuff for me to look at!  There's a chance of you winning every nominated product if you do, so, get voting ... !

Finally, something about blogging LippieMum will be proud of ...

* And not just because all my soft furnishings, bedding and towels etc were bought there, either

The Fine Print: NOT a sponsored post. Just a very, very happy one.  Now, if only they'd do something about that crippling credit card debt ...

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  1. Ah wow lucky you! That's amazing! It is nice when staff knwo you and give you great customer service. They are good at online things too. :) Will be voting xx

  2. That is Awesome! Congratulations!
    I only found your blog fairly recently, but you have changed my skincare routine completely.

    Thanks again for all the information and great advice!

  3. how cool is that! Finally having a say in these beauty awards and from the point of view of readers, knowing a real member of the public, your girl next door, judging the products! congratulations! xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  4. Congratulations that is awesome! Xx

  5. ahh love debenhams, its a great shop. congrats on being on the pannel xx



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