Being a nail varnish addict living in Derbyshire, I'm used to all the GOOD STUFF being concentrated in London (or worse, in the States!) but now there's something good that we've got up here! Models Own has opened a brand new Bottleshop in Meadowhall, to go with the ones down in the capital. I'm not a fan of shopping centres, especially Meadowhell, but I had to make a trip for this!
The Bottleshop looks fabulous! My nail polish radar senses went off, and even though I wasn't sure where it was, I made a beeline directly for it! It's cunningly located near Claire's Accessories, which means it has a steady stream of awestruck teenage girls. But I know exactly how they felt, because - well - LOOK HOW COOL IT IS!
It's a giant bottle of nail varnish, tipped over and spilling, right in the middle of a shopping centre!
Plus, it's SO neat! The displays are gorgeous - a massive graduated rainbow of colours, all neatly and evenly lined up with not a gap in sight! Which brings me to the staff (they're brilliant!) I commented on the neatness, and about how I felt bad buying things and leaving holes in the display, and the lovely, chatty girl joked that they're all OCD and keep filling up the gaps. But I see it as attention to detail, and hard work - they were constantly watching, and refilling the shelves, making sure the colours were in the right places and facing the right way. Maybe I'm OCD too (although I know it's nothing to joke about) but I really liked that the display was so perfect.
The staff are fab - as well as the constant attention to detail, they're friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. I was so impressed with the shop.
I have to say too - I went into Boots and Superdrug afterwards, and not only were the nail varnish sections EMPTY of shoppers, but the displays also looked really tired and messy and unattractive. It makes a difference!
The Bottleshop have a special offer on at the moment, where you can buy any 6 products for £20 (and they threw in a free eyeliner!), so I stocked up on my first Polish for Tans, another Ice Neon, Coconut Cream, and the new Microdots!
This is what I did with Bikini and Sunhat from the Polish for Tans collection - more on this tomorrow!
I loved the shop, and will definitely be going back. If you're anywhere near Meadowhall, I recommend a trip for sure. Another Bottleshop will be opening up in Leeds soon too, so good news for northern nail polish addicts!