The party season is looming and will be upon us before we know it that combined with gift buying for our nearest and dearest can be stressful so why not pamper yourself with some of the goodies and brands new to the cosmetic counters!

It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas at Jo Malone Boutique in the Victoria Quarter. Pop in and check out the Bring on the Baubles Collection. This new and very seasonal range includes a London Orange Bitters Cologne and a White Moss and Snowdrop Cologne. There are candles and of course the ever popular Christmas Crackers that make wonderful gifts.


Yet another new brand has launched exclusively in Harvey Nichols and it is certainly impressive and very party orientated.  Marc Jacobs Beauty has introduced Leopard Frost, a limited edition and globally exclusive collection. The eye palette dresses your eyes like no other. These metallic shades last all day and come in a sleek and sophisticated compact – and they are really something’ They mix and match and include frosty finishes and creamy matts. Team them with the Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick and you have absolute glamour from dawn to dusk. Must have for the Cinderella who wants to bag herself a Prince Charming! We love Diva and Sugar Sugar so much we need to shop for another one!












Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is now a firm favourite in Harvey Nichols. Lips take centre stage for the party season and a 12 hour lip colour is a must. Enter Stunna Lip Paint by Fenty. In an elegant container it gives 12 hours matt wear and comes with a precision wand so no smudges. In 5 colours from a black tone to a sugar pink it also includes a sizzling red.













Have a perfect ten for the party season with Mavala’s Cyber Collection. These are truly galactic effects and come in the iconic Mavala 5ml bottles – which mean you can have a different nail colour for every party. The varnish gives a high shine chrome and foil effect and comes in six different shades. We love Cyber Violet a purple shimmer that will certainly get you noticed. Visit www.mavala.co.uk for your nearest stockist.







Those lovely people at Clarins have certainly put a sparkle into Christmas with a whole new collection that includes Instant Lip Comfort Oil in Red Berry with a seasonal sparkle. A must for those chilly nights and crisp afternoons that need a little glamour  It also keeps lips kissable for under the mistletoe with Hazelnut Oil and Organic JoJoba its non sticky and a real comfort for the lips.












Harsh weather and winds can play havoc with the hands. No matter how good your manicure if your hands are rough and red it cuts no ice. Hands demand as much tlc as your face and body and deserve pampering.  Chanel’s La Creme Main Texture Riche is inspired by the hand cream created by Mademoiselle Chanel created in 1927.  The enriched texture is perfect to prepare hands for the cold and to intensely repair them.  It has ingredients including May rose and Iris palida for softening and providing a protective barrier and delivering a brightening action. Texture rich it nourishes the hands leaving them soft and delicately perfumed.









There’s a new member of  New CID’s glow family. Aurora is a 24 hour baked, hand swirled highlighter with subtle colour correctors perfect for winter skin tones. Aurora was developed specially to give a silver toned glow and contains a hint of warm and golden bronze tones plus a mint green for colour correction of any redness in the cheek. Visit newcidcosmetics.com


Hourglass us fast becoming a must place to visit in Harvey Nichols. Their products never cease to amaze. So if you want to treat yourself or are looking for a gift for that hard to please friend they have the answer with a limited edition duo. It contains one best selling and one exclusive shade of Confession in an exclusive metallic pink applicator. Go on treat yourself!











Looking to give your skin a real treat. Clinique’s Fresh Pressed Clinical is leading the de-ageing stakes. It comes in a duo – one for day use and one for night and turns your moisturiser into a anti-ageing powerhouse. Just pop in a measured amount and hey presto.  What more can I say








Finally after all that retail therapy a hot relaxing bath is just what’s needed. And what better way to relax than to add a handful of bathsalts from Neals Yard in the Victoria Quarter.  Aromatic Bath Salts restore and soothe and are infused with organic Marjoram, lavender and geranium plus essential oils. The Lavender Bath Salts are made with French lavender and sea salt plus essential oils and cleanse and relax.

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