I feel like I missed out on the whole, Hollister, Gilly Hicks obsession. I was more of a Jacks Wills girl when I was a teenager, and by the time the Abercrombie & Fitch stores started to arrive in my beloved Bluewater, I was more interested in other brands. But recently, I decided to have a little browse in Gilly Hicks as I wanted some new pj's & underwear. I discovered that the Gilly Hicks in Bluewater had a second level which i'd never noticed before (probably becuase it's a bit of a maze in there!) and upstairs I discovered all of their cosmetics and perfumes.
I gave all 3 perfumes a test and fell in love with one called Piper Point, which smells of juicy pear, guava & sandalwood. It's RRP is £38 which isn't too bad for an eau de parfum, BUT I then noticed that all fragrances had 50% off which of course completely sold it to me! I also love the bottle. It's classic, and beautifully simple and it looks perfect on my dressing table.
I also picked up a body splash which come in these huge 250ml glass bottles. Hastings Blush is a peachy scent and so pretty! The body splashes are much more subtle and obviously don't last as long on your skin as the perfumes, but, they're great for a quick spritz and even work well as room sprays. (not one for your bag though, it's rather heavy!) If you manage to get your hands on the Roseberry Opal body splash, I would say grab it! It's the nicest one (in my opinion) and was completely sold out. The body splashes were originally £20 so I got mine for £10!
I also picked up some pretty new underwear, in their 5 for £20 offer. They have a large selection of colours, but I went for navy, mint, lime, pale pink and bright pink lace ones, and even though they're not top quality, they are really nice for the price.
I've been told that Gilly Hicks is going to be rebranded in April and is merging with Hollister, (I was obviously too late on the band wagon here!) but i'm sure that means lots of good sales in the next couple of months, so if you have one local to you, get in there quick!
Love Kate x