John Lewis Nottingham : 1 Million Pound Makeover

Bobby Brown John Lewis Nottingham


The beauty department at John Lewis In Nottingham has had a radical Makeover, not only has it introduced new brands but it looks and feels so different. I am incredibly impressed, the whole thing has been done so quickly and without disruption to the shoppers.

Amanda Dammers, managing director of John Lewis Nottingham said:

“This investment will enable us to offer our customers an enticing range of new brands in store and demonstrates our commitment to the local community, having traded here for more than 40 years.

“The refurbishment will also contribute to the vitality of Nottingham city centre to ensure it retains its rightful role as the regional shopping destination of choice.”

Penny, Becky and I were invited to the opening, and were given a guided tour of the department.  As ever the staff are passionate and always know their stuff. We were greeted by the lovely Louise (who is the head of Marketing and PR for the store) and the gorgeous Lucy (who you will remember me blogging about before…she is my personal stylist now, don’t you know) later with a glass of champagne.  It was a real treat, to listen to Jen from ‘A Little Bird Told Me‘ talk about what her top 5 beauty must haves are, as well a watch a live Bobby Brown Makeover.



Penny and Becky


There are a few new brands that have been introduced, Aerin being one of them. Really beautiful make-up and skin care range from the granddaughter of Estee Lauder, luxurious but young and fresh, I would describe it as.  This is a brand I must try out soon!Aerin Beauty Estee Lauder

Also new to the team is Bare Minerals, also a make-up and skincare range.

As the mineral experts, we believe makeup and skincare should not only make you look good, but they should also be good for your skin. That’s why we started the mineral makeup revolution with our award-winning Original SPF 15 Foundation, and it’s the reason minerals remain an essential part of every innovation that we develop for your skin. Experience the transformative power of bareMinerals.

I know this is a very popular range, and the counter was always busy on the night.

Bare Minerals


Origins and Benefit have also got gorgeous new beauty areas, both firm favourite with me.  Each of the Spa areas has also had a makeover, with a complete refit to the Elemis spa room. It smelt devine, I cant wait to pop back for a facial some time!

Penny and I before we left, decided to take Bobby Brown up on the offer of a 5 minute Instant Make-up refresh.

Bobby Brown CounterI am a real liquid liner girl, I have tried everything else but it just doesn’t compare. My Bobbie Brown beauty advisor recommended that I try the gel eyeliner, AND most importantly the correct brush for the job. Well what a revelation, she tweaked also where I applied it, and also recommended that I try a cream blush rather than a powder, adding a little lip glass, and in under 5 minutes I had been Bobby Brown’ed.

Well let me tell you I loved the new look!

Bobbi Brown 5 min Instant Makeup Update


The transformation of the beauty department at John Lewis Nottingham, is so impressive, if gives the shopper more access to each of the brands, in the way they have arranges all of the counters, making it feel more accessible to feel and touch products.  Well done John Lewis, another triumph!

Thank you for reading

Disclaimer : I was not paid to write this post, but was given a goody bag for attending the event.



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