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Blissful Bodies

It’s a fact of online retailing that items like books, gadgets, flights and the like are all sure fire winners. Some items, however, don't travel so well from the high street or shopping centre to cyberspace. But it seems that even the most fashion and image conscious women – who tend to prefer the real life shopping experience complete with touching, feeling, pampering, lunch and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc – are turning on line for more of their needs. Something to do, perhaps, with busy lives and all that……? This little gem of background brings us neatly on to the first winner in the current series of Goldeneye Websites of the Month, as the build-up commences towards the 2007 BT Goldeneye Awards being held in May of next year. Blissful Bodies – despite its slightly dodgy name – is a brand new Northern Ireland-based online grooming site. And, in line with today's trends, it's not just for women. It's also for men…..at least those of us who count grooming amongst our regular pastimes. The new online retail ranks as a veritable Aladdin's cave of skin and hair products imported from around the world. "With the continuing growth in the UK market for high quality skincare products and the well established market in the US we believe that our customers are crying out for more choice and the convenience which shopping on our internet site brings them", says the entrepreneur behind Blissful Bodies, Gordon Jeffers. For those who know about these matters, the site's 740 odd products including more than 35 brands….amongst them the likes of Dermalogica, ActiSlim, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zirh . Also available are quite a number of brands less familiar to UK and even European customers. Early top sellers include Pretox Anti-Aging Argireline Solutions which act as an alternative to Botox injections. Blissful Bodies does 'what it says on the tin' when it comes to the retail experience. Next day delivery is on offer, a telephone advice line is available and customers get free samples of comparable products with every order…..just like they do in certain ‘real life’ outlets. It's an easy to navigate site with clear sections for gifts, skincare, problem skin and shaving. Online gift vouches are also available on the run-up to Christmas.

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