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Harvey Nichols Autumn / Winter Press Event

After much champagne and delicious treats, feeling a teeny bit tipsy and a lot full, I left Harvey Nichols and lolled into a Taxi thinking about all of the great new beauty treats lined up ready for Autumn, Winter and Christmas.

There was so much it’s hard to know where to start. Actually I do, Balenciaga have launched their stunning new fragrance Florabotanica is an exclusive until – I believe – the 19th of this month.

It’s a stunning Autumn fragrance with notes of mint, carnation, hybrid rose, caladium leaves, amber and vetiver. Delicious!

Linking onto fragrance, the almighty Jo Malone has just launched their brand new Blackberry & Bay range, a full collection including body, fragrance and home fragrance products. It smells delicious, and thinking it was going to be sickly fruity, was pleasantly surprised when as well as the sharp and exuberant blackberry was the beautiful leafy greens from the Bay, like smelling a Blackberry Bush on a brisk, cold, country walk – very true to life!

So, what else? Oh, the most amazing razor you’ve laid eyes and the perfect gift for him for Christmas. Solid chrome with an amazing weight and so tactile, I couldn’t stop playing with it. It takes standard Gilette Mach III blades so they’re easy to replace. I was told by one of Harvey Nichols’ amazing beauty department managers about the whole range that was on offer and I had a look (but didn’t get chance to photography) a gorgeous box of grooming essentials, also from Hommage. Definitely worth checking out!

Penhaligon’s a Christmas favourite, and they’ve brought out their classic favourites in some stunningly designed gift boxes, each containing a matching match box. As well as the candles, there’s large and mini sets of the equally luxurious fragrances.

There’s some great stuff going on in Harvey Nichols – Manchester this season, their beauty hall is still in the process of getting a stunning makeover and is expanding right through to the front of the store. If you want to relax, escape the hustle and bustle of Manchester city centre, then pop in and relax, you’ll thank me!

Finally here’s me, trying to look sophisticated and interesting, but achieving neither:

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:40 September 21, 2012
Phil (@Mirror_Reality)
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That smile says it all. Hmm I should get an invite next time, show you how we do it on the other side of the pond. That and you get some brands we don’t have here.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 15:57 September 13, 2012
Michael
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I’m really sorry for all the questions, was just wondering which Aveda pomade it is you use, had a look on the site but couldn’t see a confixor one, just the two mens and the two humectant, been looking for a good pomade for a while so wanted to check it out. Thanks again.

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 16:03 September 13, 2012
    Thom Watson
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    Not a problem! I love questions.

    Here’s a link, they call it a liquid gel, but in my opinion it works virutally the same as their liquid pomade in their men’s line. Here’s a link to the product at John Lewis, it’s just £14.

    Let me know how you get on with it!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 22:02 September 9, 2012
Harry W
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This has just made the autumn seem all that little bit more exciting ! I’ve heard so much about jo malone products that i HAVE to get my hands on some soon. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and i look forward to the posts coming up autumn/ winter :D

Harvey Specter
Posted at 02:08 September 9, 2012
Michael
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What product are you using in your hair in that picture? Looks so shiny! I’m becoming obsessed with your blog!!!

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 15:26 September 9, 2012
    Thom Watson
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    Haha so good to hear!

    Well, through a mixture of products that lead it to be shiny, rather than a single styler. Aveda Scalp Benefits Shampoo and Conditioner, Aveda Confixor Pomade – blow drying that through, then Aveda Pure Performance Grooming Clay, topped off with the Schwarzkopf got2b glued hair spray. Gosh that’s a lot once it’s written down haha!

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 14:09 September 10, 2012
    Yulia Vorobeva
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    I’m with you Michael! I’m becoming very obsessed with Thom’s blog!

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 22:19 September 10, 2012
    Thom Watson
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    Haha you guys make me blush! So glad you’re enjoying the blog! Really!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 23:10 September 8, 2012
Yulia Vorobeva
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Awe Thom! What a great and informative post! Your blog is like a Beauty Bible to me! I love it! It was such a pleasure meeting you the other night. Ant wait to see you again!

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