On Thursday the 31st of May the Cara Pharmacy group officially opened the door of it’s first Dublin store, located on Pottery Road Dun Laoghaire. The premises, formerly Abbey Healthcare had been acquired by the group in 2017, and after months of preparation, hard work and remodelling Ramona and Canice along with the team invited customers to celebrate newest addition to the Cara family with them!
The doors opened bright and early at 8am for a special champagne breakfast hosted for local businesses and to introduce the local community to Cara.
SPIN 1038 FM arrived first thing to commence a live broadcast with Peter Collins from the store, and the Spinis entertained the growing crowd with giant Jenga and greeted all the customers who arrived with details of the special offers and discounts which were available on the day and plenty of food and bubbly!
All of our favourite brands arrived to be part of the fun on the day. There was a demonstration of the Skin Nerd’s cult product the Cleanse Off Mitt and Karen from Declare Skincare joined us much to our delight to give our customers a sophisticated skin analysis using a hi-tech Dermotricos Skin Analysis Machine. With a slight pinch on each cheek this machine was able to analyse the damage factor of our skin, including giving an accurate indication of the collagen and elastin and then Karen advised what Declare products would be best suited for their skin condition. Even the Spinis got involved, with Ben volunteering to have his skin analysed!
Ronan from Spotlight teeth whitening was happy to talk to all of our customers about the benefits of Spotlights products, and Vichy demonstrated their latest product offerings for the crowd. Two of our very own Benebabes were there to give the crowd mini Benefit makeovers and advise on the latest makeup trends. Revive Active were also present and perked up all the customers with samples of their products.
Unsurprisingly there was a big fanfare once Marissa Carter of Cocoa Brown arrived to the store! Marissa mingled with the crowd and greeted all the customers, posing for photos and offering tanning tips! After a thoughtful and heartfelt speech to congratulate Ramona and Canice on the opening of the group’s first store in the capital, Marissa revealed to the crowd exclusive details of her extremely exciting new makeup collection Carter Beauty, which Cara Pharmacy are delighted to announce will be sold in 8 stores across the country. To celebrate the opening she generously gifted the crowd with bottles of limited edition festival Cocoa Brown, just in time for the summer!
The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by a speech from Ramona who thanked everyone for their support and welcomed Cara’s new neighbours, customers and friends!