Thursday, January 28, 2010

Here Come the Girls

Guy first alerted me to this commercial (or "advert" as they say in England) for Boots, which is a ubiquitous English drugstore (or "leading pharmacy chain.") Apparently, they produce a special "Christmas advert" every year. This one from 2007 is so cute.

Here are some fun facts about Boots:

"The Boots Company, commercially known as Boots, is a leading pharmacy chain in the United Kingdom, with outlets in most high streets throughout the country.

"Boots was established in 1849, by John Boot. In 1920, Jesse Boot sold the company to the American United Drug Company. However, deteriorating economic circumstances in North America saw Boots sold back into British hands in 1933 with the grandson of the founder, John Boot, who inherited the title Lord Trent from his father, at the head of the Company.

"Boots branched into dentistry in 1998, with a number of stores offering this service. Boots sold its Do-It-All home furnishings chain to Focus in 1998. Boots also made a venture into "Wellbeing" services offering customers treatments ranging from facials, homeopathy, and nutritional advice to laser eye surgery and Botox but these services were abandoned in 2003. In late 2004 Boots also sold off the Lasix eye surgery services to Optical Express. Boots has also diversified into the research and manufacturing of drugs. It developed ibuprofen, a painkiller.

"In 2005 the Company considered moving into selling sex toys but then announced that they had decided not to."


  1. This commercial reminds me of Beebo's morning routine!

  2. I often put on make-up at my desk at work too. :)