One of the shops I was super excited to visit while I was in London was & Other Stories, the big sister, and albeit rather more pricey offering from H&M, located on Regents Street. To me, this shop has a very similar style of clothing to that you may find in Cos, but what I loved most about & Other Stories was that it’s almost a one stop shop for all things fashion and beauty. Not only are the clothes effortlessly chic, modern, and well cut, the beauty section is impeccable.
There is of course the & Other Stories own brand line of cosmetics *the cherry scented products are to die for* but also products from other companies such as The Balm, and This Works, to name literally a few. If I wasn’t having to pack a suitcase to go back to America things would have been dangerous in this shop! Did I mention how incredible the hand bags were?!
So to keep things tame, I allowed myself to buy a few easily transportable items, including a lovely maroon phone case, a gorgeously pigmented quad shadow palette, and a candy pink lip gloss. The shadows in the palette are shimmery and have a lot of potential for multiple looks, but the ‘chamois pink’ lip gloss although moisturizing and wonderfully glossy, didn’t come out as candy pink hued as I’d hoped for. Still, if you layered this gloss over a bubble gum colored lipstick, I think the same effect would be achieved.
It’s official, I’m on the & Other Stories band wagon…. if only they would open in the US. Here’s hoping!