Personalised Nutella – only at Harvey Nichols!

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So I think it’s safe to say – Nutella is pretty much everyone’s dirty little secret. There’s nothing quite like a thick schmear of it on a hunk of freshly toasted bread. And I’m not sure you can even think about visiting Paris without inhaling a crepe covered in the stuff.

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Now though, Harvey Nichols are taking Nutella love to a whole new level! You’ve got until December 10th to grab a jar for yourself (or a loved one) and see the label printed before your very eyes! The Nutella personalisation service will also travel to Harvey Nichols stores in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Knightsbridge.

Dates:

  • Bristol (19 October – 31 October)
  • Birmingham (1 November – 14 November)
  • Edinburgh (15 November – 10 December)
  • Leeds (26 November – 10 December)
  • Manchester (11 December – 24 December)
  • Knightsbridge (mid-November through to 24 December)

A personalised jar will cost £5 (0r £8 in gift wrapped)

Kerastase Bain Satin 1

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I’m not sure about you, but there are a few products which I’ve used for absolutely years, and I can’t be without. When I say I’ve had a bottle of Kerastase’s Bain Satin 1 in my closet since childhood, it’s no lie – my mother used to send me to swim class with a bottle of it in my gym bag! Having thick, wavy hair before straighteners were such a big thing meant that frizz was (and still is) the enemy so using a product which really nourished ends was a must have!

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Now, with ends which have been all too damaged by bleach and heat styling, every third or so wash, I find myself reaching for the familiar ivory and orange bottle. The formula is incredibly rich and nourishing, and it foams beautifully. I only need a 10p sized blob to thoroughly wash my hair. I then follow up with a Kerastase hair masque. It’s an integral part of my haircare routine, and I can’t see that changing any time soon!

Kerastase Bain Satin is priced at £17.90 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

The Wet Brush*

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If you have long hair, chances are, the minutes after washing your hair are some of the grimmest in the day. There’s nothing worse than trying to wrestle wet hair into some semblance of order, and if you’re too rough, you can really damage already weakened ends.

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As I’m on something of a hair health-kick (trying to undo years of blending damage is tough!) I’ve been absolutely religious in my use of the Wet Brush. Every morning, after my regular wash and conditioning, I use it to to get rid of all of the knots, and smooth everything down.

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Since the Wet Brush bristles are so long and bendy, they don’t tug or snag on hair. Instead, within a few passes, the brush completely tames my ends, and they’re ready for a slick to styling lotion. The added plus is the gorgeous selection of colours and patterns the Wet Brush comes in. I’m obsessed with this baby pink colour, but you can also get brights, neons, and even animal prints!

The Wet Brush is priced at £11.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar*

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When it comes to moisturisers, I can be rather picky. I have dry, sensitive skin, but I’m always a little afraid of overloading it. So, my perfect products are always ones with great hydrating potential which aren’t too thick or heavy. Thankfully the Renewed Hope in a Jar from Philosophy fits squarely into the latter category, and it’s the perfect cream for protecting my skin from the dropping temperatures.

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Packaged in the brand’s signature stye, Renewed Hope in a Jar is suitable for use on all skin types thanks to it’s light, whipped texture.It’s perfect to use every day, as it just disappears into skin, leaving it feeling super soft and smooth. It feels wonderfully nourishing to apply, and it’s an absolute joy to use.

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With a light, fresh scent, it doesn’t leave skin feeling too shiny or sticky to apply makeup, and on mornings I’ve used Renewed Hope in a Jar I don’t even feel the need to use a primer. What I’ve also been absolutely loving that fact that my skin stays hydrated all day when using the cream. I don’t get that horrible tight feeling in the mid-afternoon, it feels nourished all they way until I wash my face in the evening!

Renewed Hope in a Jar is priced at £35.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner – Black*

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When it comes to eyeliner, I’m not going to lie, I like it pretty basic. Even though I have a little play around on nights out, for day, I like it super subtle and super black. I also need to to stay put all day long. Since I have the world’s wateriest eyes and a habit of rubbing my eyes when I’m tired, this is harder than it sounds!

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I’ve had a pot or two of Bobbi Brown’s Long Wearing Gel Eyeliner in my collection for as long as I can remember, but it’s never something I’ve really gotten into before now. But, after experimenting with a couple of shades in the Summer collection, and then finding this, along with the Bobbi Brown liner brush in my goody bag from the Edinburgh store opening, pretty much sealed the deal.

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Rather than creating anything too graphic or noticeable, Bobbi Brown’s Long Wearing Gel Eyeliner is perfect when it’s smudged deep into the lash line. It creates a wonderfully naturally looking definition which feels super polished without feeling like it’s too much. Then in the evenings, it’s incredibly easy to ‘glam up’! The consistency of the gel liner is buttery soft, and the colour pay off is insane. I only need a single stroke to achieve a beautifully graphic line.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is priced at £19 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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