Tag Archives: Harvey Nichols

Eve Lom Cleanser Review

7 Apr

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I recently attended a beauty event at Harvey Nichols Manchester and had the most amazing facial at the Eve Lom counter. One of the products used on me was the Eve Lom cleanser. I loved it so much I bought it. Even though it was, ahem, £55 for 100ml (I did pay £10 for my ticket to the event which was redeemable against any product so actually paid £45).

I must admit that I was not very well up on Eve Lom products and had never tried them before. I discovered that the Eve Lom cleanser does, in fact, have a cult following and was once described by Vogue as “probably the best cleanser in the world”. Not bad eh?

So, what is so great about this little pot of gorgeousness? Well, something else I discovered was that  Eve Lom actually created the original balm cleanser with cloth and this has been imitated by many other brands the world over since.

The balm itself smells divine and contains a blend of four aromatic plant oils. Clove Oil has antiseptic properties which encourages clear skin, and Eucalyptus Oil helps drain away toxins. Hops Oil tones, and Egyptian Camomile Oil and Cocoa Butter soften and condition the skin. The result is a perfectly balanced skin and a radiant complexion.

It has a thick texture which melts into an oil with contact to the skin. It melts away any trace of makeup and mascara in an instant without drying out the skin or pulling on delicate areas. I was surprised that the muslin cloth used to gently exfoliate, miraculously does not end up covered in makeup. It remains surprisingly clean, unlike other cleansing balms/cloth combos I have tried in the past.

I tend to use it in the morning and massage it into my face before getting in the shower. Then, I wet the muslin cloth under the hot shower and place it over my face for a bit, before gently removing any debris from my skin. My skin feels so clean, soft and fresh after using it and I have found I need to use less moisturiser as my skin feels so hydrated! I have definitely noticed that my skin is more “glowy” – if there is such a word.

So, is it worth the money? Absolutely! You really only need a teeny tiny bit and a little goes a long way. Use it every day and, when your skin is looking radiant and glowing to perfection, you can go to using it once a week. Treat yourself and take the time to give yourself a mini facial using Eve Lom’s signature massage technique (click on the pic below) and, believe me, your skin will thank you for it!

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Fresh Laces

19 Feb

If you love trainers, I suggest you make space in your diary to get yourself down to Harvey Nichols Manchester for the very hip and cool Fresh Laces event this Friday 21 February any time from 12pm onwards.

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I recently asked to be an official blogger for the event, plus I received an exclusive invite to the press even. Even though I am not a trainers type of a girl (except in the gym obvs), I thought this sounded very interesting indeed. I am excited to see the bright colours and some creativity in the form of some live customising of trainers. I was especially excited when I heard that there was to be fab jewellery designed by Elisha Francis. How cute is this!

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Here is the invite:

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So basically, the menswear department of Harvey Nichols will be transformed for the day into a pop up sneaker and lifestyle shop. This event is on the back of a super successful launch at Harvey Nichols in London last year. Here’s a video of the London launch to give you a little taster:

You can expect:

• Rare and limited edition kicks for sale from exclusive sellers
• Expert customisation and restoration services
• A selection of urban streetwear and one-off collector’s items
• Live DJ sets and special performances

There will also be bespoke sneaker customs, sneaker related artwork and accessories complimented by the very best high-end street-wear fashion.

Specialist re-sellers and brands include: Mr Sneaker, Dimension London, Tapis Rouge UK, Tranerholic, Kicks on the Moon, Elisha Francis London, I Want Your Sole, BenJArt, Custom Eyes, Crep Protect, From Virginia, Davo Howarth, Lescott-Stewart and Sultan Est.

The face behind Fresh Laces is Nathan Massiah who has collected trainers since the 1990s. Known for his unique street style, he now has over 100 pairs!

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The idea behind the initiative is to create a sneaker and lifestyle exhibition that incorporates sneaker re-sellers, streetwear clothing brands, art, photography and hip-hop culture within a unique exhibition space

I am reliably informed that there will be lots of treats throughout the day so well worth a visit! I will be there some time between 3pm and 5pm so come and say hi! Oh, and don’t forget you need to RSVP to attend.

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