Next weeks means we can get out and go to the shops! Although its quick and easy to order on line there’s nothing beats live retail therapy.

So whether you are going to select some seasonal gifts for friends and family or replenishing your beauty essentials we’ve put together a selection of new beauty launches that are perfect for rewarding yourself after lockdown or for pampering yourself during the next four months of harsh restrictions.  So go on spoil yourself!

In Leeds then visit the L’Occitane Boutique in the Victoria Quarter. Besides having the best hand sanitizer in town for their customers there’s a whole range of new ideas, gifts and pampering products for ME time.

Shea Bergamot (pictured above) is a limited edition collection that is fresh and aromatic. The citrus scent of bergamot is paired with shea which translates into what can only be described as sheer delight. The whipped formula is light and hydrating perfect to enliven your bath and body ritual and a must for pampering me time.

The collection includes a shower foam, ultra light body cream, light hand cream, soap and lip balm.












Take a diamond-dusted sparkle to a whole new extreme with Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. This is a shimmering new 3D formula that’ll leave your face and body glowing. This highlighter features a unique jelly-powder formula that’s bouncy, cool to the touch and melts into the skin like butter. It’s loaded with 100% pure brilliance to create an all-glitz-no-grit finish that decks every skin tone. There are two new shades Rose Rave, a pure pink and gold sparkle and limited edition Royal Icing, a champagne gold sparkle plus two other shades. Go on bless your skin with pure sparkle.











Inspired by their best-selling First Instinct collection of fragrances Abercombie & Fitch has launched two new scents for men and women – First Instinct Together.

First Instinct Together for men is a cool fragrance filled with effortless texture and sensual contrast and is woody, fruity and fresh whilst  First Instinct Together for Women is a fresh fruity vibrant fragrance that captures sensuality and belongs in the floral, fruity, wood fragrance family.








From Aveda there’s a new botanical repair collection. It’s vegan and has plant-powered technology that instantly strengthens and repairs damaged hair. Safe for colour treated and chemically processed hair the collection has five must have items. The Strengthening Shampoo, that luxuriously cleanses and removes excess oil, product build up and pollution, Strengthening Conditioner that conditions and de-tangles. The range also includes three intensive strengthening masques, a leave in one, and a light and rich masques.











To celebrate its 250th anniversary iconic brand Yardley has launched two limited edition fragrances. 250 for Her is an oriental floral whilst 250 for Him is an aromatic fougere. Both fragrances have been created by perfumier Christian Provenzano.   Yardley London will be donating 1.5% of the net sales from this fragrance to national cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better, the only national support charity that helps boost physical and emotional well being of those undergoing cancer treatment.










Add a little seasonal sparkle to your nails this Christmas with the new, full-sized Leighton Denny Wings Collection. Whether you want a subtle festive finish or a shimmery nail, you can create your own colour cocktail using the inspired and iridescent Wings Polish.

Says award-winning nail and beauty expert Leighton “Each of these beautiful sheer metallic shades can be worn alone for a delicate, pearlescent twinkle, or why not dial up the glamour and create a unique colour cocktailing effect? Simply layer over your favourite darker polish to transform it into a bold, glimmering festive shade.

In 3 shades – Firefly wings a sheer pink pearl with shimmering fire effect particles, Butterfly Wings Peach Pearl with luminous blue undertones, Dragon Fly Wings a delicate blue pearl with subtle holographic effect. The Wings Collection is vegan, with a no chip or fade formula, high gloss and iseasy to apply.

For maximum staying power over the Christmas period don’t forget to apply Leighton Denny – Crystal Finnish – the ultimate product that makes your nail varnish last forever! All available from

















Pop into see those lovely people at Lush and get their most wanted product. Beauty Sleep  helps you feel rested, pampered and restored with cleansed smooth, and moisturised skin. Beauty Sleep is a decadent mask composed of sleep-inducing lemon verbena and valerian root and lots of other natural goodies. This sumptuous mask combines rich ingredients for the skin with herbs renowned for their sedative qualities and a dollop of Lush’s most exquisite facial moisturiser Gorgeous.








From Hourglass comes the return of a best selling quad in a striking limited edition design: Ambient Lighting Edit Mini – Unlocked. This curated palette is reimagined in its third year with finishing powder, blush, bronzer and metallic strobe powder set in a gold compact. The tonal shades are designed to be mixed and matched, unlocking the possibilities of ambient.

This vegan and cruelty free palette is part of Unlocked, a collection supporting Hourglass’s mission to unlock the cages of wild animals in captivity. They donate 5% of their profits from all Unlocked Products to the non-human rights project. The only organisation in the US working to secure civil rights for nonhuman animals. Visit the Hourglass counter in Harvey Nichols Leeds – you’ll be amazed at their range of truly magical luxury complexion enhancing products.








The Nars Limited Edition Holiday Collection has everything from stocking stuffers to gift sets and palettes plus iconic essentials. The VIP Audacious Lipstick comes in its five best selling shades and  you just swipe on in style for absolute glamour. Each lipstick comes with detailed limited edition gold packaging. Whilst Iconic Glow Cheek Duo comes in a holiday-edition duo cheek palette. Work your angles with iconic peachy pink Orgasm Blush plus cult classic Laguna Bronzing Powder. Go for the glow – both have a golden shimmer.













Three new products have joined the established Chanel Cleansing collection. Already the collection features six products for all skin types but now three more products have just been added to the range . These Chanel cleansers help de-pollute the skin with blue micro-algae which protect cells from micro-stress caused by pollution and a marine Salicornia extract to hydrate and strengthen skin’s capacity to self-regulate water. Le Gel is an antipollution cleansing gel; Le Gommage – anti pollution exfoliating gel and Le Masque – antipollution vitamin clay mask.












And finally a great partnership between PopSockets makers of trend led expandable phone grips and Burts Bees the Earth-friendly personal care brand. They have come together to provide a two-in-one product that ensures you will never leave home without your lip balm.  Popgriplips has been established for a while but now there’s the new range with Burts Bees Beeswax Lipbalm. For more information on PopgriplipsxBurts Bees visit


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