20th Mar 2017 - Beauty

Harvey Nichols is one of my favourite department stores in London because it has a unique selection and it has something for everyone. It’s still a busy place, but it’s not quite as hectic as some of the Oxford Circus area department stores which makes for a more leisurely shopping experience. Anyway, Harvey Nichols has launched a new beauty lounge at the flagship store which offers an edit of express services and hand picked products. I haven’t had a chance to pop down yet, but the next spare chance I get I’ll be heading over for a few treatments. Check it out here.

Photo courtesy of HarveyNichols.com

Photo courtesy of HarveyNichols.com

To celebrate the launch of the new lounge they have created something called The Wellness Edit which is a selection of luxury beauty and wellbeing products. Here’s a look at some of them!

I’m a bit of a self-confessed hoarder when it comes to fragrances and this perfume by Karen Walker is a welcome addition to my ever-growing collection. Runaway is quite a spicy, exotic fragrance with a deep, smoky undertone so it’s probably the kind of perfume that I’d save for evenings. Give this one a go if you’re a fan of woody perfumes.
I’ve never been one to stick to a daily routine of taking vitamins or supplements, but I know loads of people who swear by them. This particular supplement provides 5 BILLION probiotic bacteria (I don’t know about you, but that thought makes me feel slightly uneasy!?), which help to regulate your blood cholesterol, support your immune system and improve your resistance to allergies. This probiotic also encourages your gut to absorb loads of healthy nutrients alongside helping to support weight management and improve the appearance of your skin. Maybe I should give it a try?
I’ve been a fan of all things ‘This Works’ for quite some time, so when I discovered the ‘This Works’ Stress Check Beathe In oil in my box of Harvey Nichs goodies I was so excited! The Stress Check Breathe In is a calming blend of fragrant oils which you can apply to your pulse points to reduce tension and anxiety.  The thing that I love the most about ‘This Works’ products is that every single item from their collection smells absolutely wonderful and really does help to soothe your senses and calm your mind. This therapeutic treatment contains a beautiful blend of Lavender Oil which helps to reduce tensions and insomnia, Eucalyptus to fight fatigue and Frankincense to boost your immune system. Usually I like to roll a little of the formula onto my pulse points, however you can also roll it into a tissue or into your hands before inhaling.
This White Ginger Contouring Oil by Sisley is absolutely dreamy. I’m not going to lie, this stuff is particularly pricey but its definitely one of those products that feels like the definition of luxury to wear and apply. This oil has been designed to immediately sooth sensations of discomfort and restores lightness and tone to the legs. The formula contains White Ginger which helps to combat fatigue, Essential Oils of Rosemary and Litsea Cubebe to tone, Gelidivum Extract to remodel and Shea oil to enhance. It’s said to be slimming, firming and contouring and leave a silky veil on the skin. Something that I love about this oil is that it doesn’t leave a greasy residue and I don’t have to dance about in my underwear for an hour while waiting for the formula to soak into my skin; it’s super hydrating and nourishing but allows me to dress quickly after I’ve applied it. This oil isn’t something that I’ll be using as part of my daily routine, but it’s certainly a product that I’ll be saving for special occasions. Check it out if you’re curious!
In my Harvey Nichs Wellness Edit parcel I was lucky enough to receive a scented candle by Sophie James. ‘The Fan’ candle has a wonderfully light, fresh and floral fragrance which is thanks to its beautiful blend of Lemon, Grapefruit and Bergamot notes. I’m usually a fan of scents that are slightly deeper and more smoky than this, but something about that clean, citrus aroma has got me hooked. I have a feeling that this fresh and fruity candle is going to work perfectly as we transition into Spring.

I’m not going to lie, I’m a little bit nervous to try out these bee venom micro-sting patches by Rodial. Call me crazy, but I’m not sure that I’m completely comfortable with applying something to my face which promises to inject my skin with ‘venom’. To apply, just remove each patch from its protective film and position carefully onto the face (recommended areas to apply are on smile lines, crow’s feed, under eyes or over forehead creases), firmly press the patch onto the skin and remove the plastic sheet. Leave it on for 30-60 minutes depending on how much treatment you need. After using the patches regularly you should start to notice that your skin looks plumper and smoother and any visible crow’s feet, smile or frown lines will have started to vanish. Just make sure that you steer clear from these patches if you have any allergies to bee stings and patch testing prior to use is highly recommended! I’m always wiling to try something new, but I don’t think I’m quite the target demographic for this product so maybe I’ll convince my mom to be the guinea pig! Hee hee!

Let me know if you’ve been to the new Harvey Nichol’s space! Do any of these products sound interesting to you?

  • Karen Walker 'Runaway' Perfume

  • Potion London 'Probiotic Capsules'

  • This Works Stress Check Breathe In

  • Sisley White Ginger Contouring Oil For Legs

  • Sophie James 'The Fan' Scented Candle

  • 111 Skin Micro Mask

  • Rodial Bee Venom Micro-Sting Patches

  • This Works Pillow Spray

  • Charlotte Tilbury Dry Sheet Mask

  • Kiki Health Magnesium Oil Spray

  • Kiwi

    Would love to see a fragrance collection video from you Estée.

    • YES PLEASE!! Estee do a collection video/ post? 🙂

  • Veryy intrigued by the probiotic capsules but yes, 5 billion probiotic bacteria?! That’s crazy ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

  • I want to try those micro sting patches so bad!


  • Sandra

    selection and it has something for

  • Stacey

    I tried essential oils from Basilica Botanica and I love them! I’m an avid user but once I found these oils I have not swictched brands ever since. Do yourself a favor and try them. You can find them on Amazon and they qualify for amazon prime, whoo hoo!