Personal Grooming and Shoppers Drug Mart Pop-Up / by Didier Young


When it comes down to attraction, we all find different traits appealing. Some of us prefer blondes while others love brunettes. We may like our significant other to be serious and smart or a complete goofball. However, there is one thing that we can agree on: being well groomed is definitely sexy. Since moving to Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart has been my go-to destination for my grooming products, which is why I was excited to check out what new arrivals they have in store at the pop-up that they held this week.

Located at Square One, the event features a short survey that allows the New & So You team to pick out the products that are most suitable for your grooming needs. Once this step is done, you’ll notice a little surprise coming down your way on a conveyor belt. The recommended products will be brought out so you can give them a try along with a personalized gift bag filled with samples of the aforementioned items. Since I put a huge focus on skincare in my daily life, I was presented with a new brand that was recently added to the Shoppers Drug Mart family. Bulldog™ Original Moisturizer, a male skincare brand hailing from the UK, contains natural ingredients and no artificial colours, synthetic fragrances or ingredients from animal sources. I first encountered the brand while on a trip to Stockholm and I fell in love with it back then. I’m glad to know that it is finally available in Canada. The second skincare product that I was recommended was the brand new Nivea® Care Nourishing Cream. This non-greasy cream leaves my skin well hydrated and incredibly soft, even after one use! Their new Nivea® Q10 Plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Goodnight Cream has also been my go-to night cream lately.


Now that we have tackled skincare, it’s time to think about our pearly whites. The new Crest® 3D White™ Whitening Therapy™ Enamel Care Toothpaste not only whitens your teeth but it also remineralizes them to strengthen weakened enamel. I haven’t had the chance to give this one a go yet but I will make sure to pick a tube up next time I’m at the store. Last but not least, I was presented with the Klorane® Dry Shampoo with Nettle – Natural Tint. People often feel the need to wash their hair daily but it’s best for you to go a few days without, as the natural oils present on your scalp do help to nourish and protect your hair. However, if you’re starting to get a bit too oily or if you’re on the go, a dry shampoo like the Klorane® one is perfect to clean your hair without having to actually wash it. This does not replace good old shampooing though so make sure to wash it all off in the shower a couple of times a week!


I was quite impressed with the selection that Shoppers presented at the New & So You event (open until the 18th of March) and I’d definitely recommend that you go check it out if you’re in the neighbourhood. If not, you can always just stop by your local Shoppers Drug Mart to check out the new arrivals. I promise that you won’t be disappointed!




P.S: Congratulations to @kevyoh for winning the Instagram giveaway! Please forward me your information so I can get the package sent your way!