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The Biggest Ever Harvey Nichols Gift With Purchase!

harvey nichols beyond beauty gift with purchase

As far as gifts go, this one is pretty unbeatable. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bigger gift with purchase. It’s worth about sixty billion pounds.

OK, it’s worth over £600. But, hello, SIX HUNDRED POUNDS! Who is mad enough to give away that much stuff in a single hit? Harvey Nichols, that’s who. Not a store you’d really associate with getting a load of free stuff – it’s one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in the world, after all – not the sort of place you go into expecting surprise discounts or impromptu money-off vouchers…

harvey nichols beyond beauty gift with purchase

But here we are, with a whopping great big tote bag full of high-end beauty products and samples. It’s so much booty that the sturdy tote bag it all comes in appears to have reinforced rope handles. And from today, if you spend £195 on three or more products from Beyond Beauty at Harvey Nics then you get this enormous beauty haul, completely free.

harvey nichols beyond beauty gift with purchase

It’s almost an entire beauty and grooming regime – everything from super serums to luxury toothpastes, bath essences to overnight tans. Obviously £195 is a big spend, but I’m taking a wild guess that HN are aiming to catch all of the people who have started their Christmas shopping and are buying a load of gifts anyway – it’s the classic temptation, isn’t it? A little something just for you as a reward for buying all of those nice presents!

harvey nichols beyond beauty gift with purchase

Only it’s not just a “little something”, it’s a massive something – and there are a few bits and pieces in the GWP that you could feasibly wrap up and add to the presents pile, including the EOS lip balm gift set, the Foreo cleansing device and the Rodial Eye Masks…

harvey nichols beyond beauty gift with purchase

I’ve listed all of the contents here on this page, so take a good look – I’ll wager that more than a few of your favourites are on there. But it’s always the new and mysterious things that grab my attention the most – I love trying new brands but hate wastage, so these little trial sizes are just perfect. Guilt-free beauty testing, usually done when I’m travelling and I dig into my enormous stash of minis!

harvey nichols beyond beauty gift with purchase

And my Beyond Beauty picks? I’d be going in for a mixture of Christmas presents and things that need restocking in my bathroom cabinet: the Sleep Together gift set from This Works (£26 here), Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist, (£49 here), their gorgeous Thermal Cleansing Balm (£46 here) and then the Ole Henriksen Three Little Wonders kit, (£80 here). Blatantly that’s actually all for myself, but I have to at least pretend that I’d give some away…

harvey nichols beyond beauty gift with purchase

Two Bronzed and Glowing Natural Makeup Looks…

chanel rouge coco lipstick review

Thank you so much to those who commented on my makeup in the Chanel Rouge Coco photographs; it’s actually part of a look that I was filming for an upcoming Max Factor video! To give you a sneaky preview of what I had on my skin; I buffed in the Skin Luminizer foundation in shades 55 and 75 (75 in the “contour areas” and 55 elsewhere, to give a kind of natural glow) and then I used the new Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in “Nude Mauve” as a brightening, subtle bronzer. There’s also a bit of Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze and Glow going on in there, with highlights on top of the cheekbones and over the top of the brow bone, and the luminous colour on my eyelids is Lady Godiva from Sunday Riley. I did a final flush of pink blush using the Creme Puff in Lovely Pink. (The lipstick in the photo above is the Chanel Rouge Coco in Catherine – read the post for more info.)

topshop maternity style

There will be a full video of this look next week at some point, so keep an eye on my Youtube channel if you want to see it unfold. It’s actually quite similar, skintone-wise, to the bronzey, natural makeup look (above) that I wore for my Topshop Maternity post – though that used Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze and Glow over a base of Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in shade 20. (The Chanel foundation is possibly my most-used makeup product in the last twelve months. You can read the review with close-up pics here.)

topshop maternity collection

I went with a bit of a heavier shadow underneath the cheekbones in the Topshop look. I’ve been playing about with the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush recently and there’s definitely a bit more sculpting going on here! (I also have the Kat Von D contour makeup palette, I’ll report back on that soon. Seeing as though this contouring craze shows no sign of abating.)

Recent contour makeup posts… 

In the future I will try to remember to cite full product lists when I do a post; sometimes, though, I’ve taken the pictures a week or so before and haven’t got the foggiest what I had on my face…

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Ireland is ablaze with festivals

WE’VE SAVED YOU A SEAT… IN IRELAND – Ireland is ablaze with festivals and events in 2013 because the island is having a ‘Gathering’. Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell provides an entertaining overview of some of the year’s more unusual highlights. After that, find out more details of The Gathering Ireland 2013 on