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Suburban Turban meets the Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors and you can ask YOUR questions on Twitter!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:43:00 Europe/London

make-up counter displaying lots of make-up and an assistant

Have you heard about the free beauty advice service offered at Boots by specially dedicated No 7 Macmillan Beauty Advisors?

We first heard about this fantastic concept two years ago and the service has gone from strength to strength. This week, Boots and Macmillan are offering you the chance to put your questions to Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors via Twitter @BootsUK! Simply tweet your questions and comments, whenever suits you, by using the hashtag #feellikeyou. After that, a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor will aim to reply as quickly as possible, via Twitter to @BootsUK and using the #feellikeyou hashtag, over the next few days! We're also on Twitter at @subtubhats and we'll be following the #feellikeyou hashtag!

More about Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors

Suburban Turban was invited along to find out more about this free advisory service from Boots, working in partnership with Macmillan, which is now powerfully supported by their nationwide network of stores. Women can call their nearest (largish) Boots store, make an appointment and receive advice from specialist Macmillan No 7 beauty advisors. It is worth ringing ahead to check out the service availability in your area and appointments can then be booked during quieter periods of the day. Part of the service is that specialist cancer related information is also available from Boot’s cancer information pharmacists. Here, our founder Nicky, explains what happened when she made a recent in-store visit to find out more.

Nicky's appointment with a No 7 Macmillan Beauty Advisor

I began my appointment with the friendly Alannah (pictured above), a No 7 Macmillan Beauty Advisor, who was most welcoming. She stressed there was no obligation to buy and all ladies were assured of a warm welcome. The service was informal and chatty, with the emphasis on advice and how to manage the visible side effects of treatment. I discovered some wonderful No 7 products that would be especially useful during treatment (look out for a full beauty post about these, coming soon!). These included hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free moisturisers, colour calming skin primers for high facial colour, eyebrow stencils to recreate brows, clear ‘sensitive’ mascaras to enhance sparse lashes and patchy brow lines.

Private consultation rooms are available in some stores, if that’s your preference, ring ahead and enquire at your local store.  Individual stores may run ‘after hours’ events too. Leaving the No 7 counter, I moved onto the pharmacy counter and found the Macmillan cancer information pharmacist. She was sensitive and knowledgeable about key issues and some of the possible side effects associated with treatment. Patients are welcome to drop in and talk through a range of issues, receive more information about prescriptions and understand more about pain relief.

There are also useful products that might just make life a little easier, whilst going through treatment – sensible advice for mouth ulcers from soft tooth brushes, cleaning your teeth after meals to alcohol-free mouth washes. Much of it you may have heard from your chemo nurse or GP, but it's useful to have someone in-store who knows where you’re coming from and can advise on a wide range of suitable products for chemo patients. Further information about the service, at a Boots near you, can be found on the Boots website.

Our HUGE thanks to Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisory team for inviting us to find out more about this fantastic service! Don't forget to post your beauty questions on Twitter using the hashtag #feellikeyou.

This post is not sponsored, but Boots has kindly made a donation to Macmillan on behalf of Suburban Turban. All opinions stated are purely those of Nicky and the Suburban Turban team.

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