Harvey Nichols is finally back with a new beauty gift with purchase. Oh, how I’ve missed these! Autumn is my favourite season in case you did not know this and I am not ashamed to admit that Harvey Nichols and their amazing beauty gifts do play a part in that. I am curious and I bet you are as well (well, if I were a betting person that is). Let’s have a closer look at what Harvey Nichols has in store for us this time, shall we?
Harvey Nichols Autumn Beauty Gift with Purchase Contents
111 Skin Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask (Single)
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream (7ml)
Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream (15ml)
Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask Deluxe Sample (5ml)
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel (3 applications)
Environ Serience Night Serum (5ml)
Espa Positivity Bath & Body Oil (15ml)
Eve Lom Cleanser + Muslin Cloth (20ml)
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer – Diamond Milk
Hermetica Jade888 Eau de Parfum (5ml)
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Deluxe Sample (4ml)
La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream (7ml)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Deluxe Sample
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater (59ml)
MZ Skin Replenish & Restore (5ml)
Nars Climax Extreme Deluxe Sample
Ouai Treatment Masque Fine/Medium (30g)
Pixi Glow Tonic (40ml) – review
Revitalash Advanced (0.75ml)
Sarah Chapman Platinum Stem Cell Eye Mask (single)
Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Express Eye Mask (7ml)
Sisley Velvet Nourishing Cream (10ml)
Sisley Hair Rituel Revitalizing Volumizing Shampoo (15ml)
Tan Luxe The Face – Light/ Medium (10ml) – review
Tocca Maya Eau de Parfum (5ml)
Price and Value
The new beauty gift with purchase from Harvey Nichols is worth £375 (€445) and it can be yours for free when you spend over £225 (€265) on three or more beauty products, in-store and online.
The gift is available fro grabs starting October 26th.
Grab the beauty gift with purchase from Harvey Nichols here.
Okay, so before I say what I initially planned on saying and definitely before going into the contents and takin them apart (just kidding!), can we talk about the fact that Harvey Nichols also showcases the value of the gift on Euros? As far as I know this gift unfortunately only ships to the UK. Plus, I have tried some random countries to see whether it would ship there and the answer is no. If you do find any other countries than the UK whether you can purchase this gift from, can you please let me know or rather let us know. Thank you! (update: It is because of Dublin…I was getting my hopes up for no reason)
Okay, the next observation I have before I dare comment on the products is the value. The spring gift was disappointing, yes, but that is not news. The Spring gift was never quite like the Autumn one. However, this gift should have been impressive. In recent years the value has gone up and up. That is not the case this time, in my humble opinion. The value of this gift is disappointing to say the least and the threshold you need to reach in order to receive this gift is pretty much the same as last year or the year before that. What that means is that we are getting less value for the same amount of money, to put it bluntly.
Product wise, yes the lineup of this new beauty gift with purchase from Harvey Nichols is pretty nice and we can see some products featured on the list that we might have never dreamt of seeing such as La Mer, just to give an example.
In terms of product reviews, I did leave a few links above. However, I also add that the Eve Lot Cleanser is pretty good at what it is supposed to be doing. The cleanser feels nice on the skin, however the smell is not that pleasant. It is a herbal smell, but personally I mostly perceive it as that of smoked meat.
The 111 Skin Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Masks are kinda interesting. I ignored the brand for so long, but there is quite a lot to be discovered when it comes to 111Skin. If you have been giving away the products or simply stashed them away only to forget you have them, it might be time to stop doing that. I won’t deny that some products from he brand are severely overpriced, perhaps we cane even include these eye masks in that category, but there are some gems to be discovered. These masks in particular do a pretty great job at hydrating the skin underneath the eyes and leaving the skin looking better and to some extent they do work better than other such products on the market, but they are still overpriced Luckily, this gift gives you the opportunity to try them without having to spend you hard earn cash on them so if we are looking at things from hat perspective, then they are a good addition.
Speaking about overpriced products, the Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream is another one. The cream is sort of nice and it is hydrating, but I do not believe the hype around this product has any merit. This is the chance to try it out and see for yourself whether the investment is worth it for you. Personally, I can tell you that it is not.
The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is actually a product that I do enjoy using, not that I get the chance to do so anymore these days. The gloss feels nice on the lips, looks great and it has a nice texture. The gloss is not overly sticky so it feels nice eon the lips overall.
I am going to stop commenting on the products now before there is anything left for me to comment on…
Overall, I honestly do not know what to tell you. You get quite a few products in this autumn beauty gift so if you planned on giving the above products a try, then this is a great opportunity. There is no denying that. However, the so called “price” (probably no need for the equation marks) point is still a bit too high given the value you receive, especially knowing that HN was able to deliver much more value in the past. I know, as I discovered the other day, I do have a difficulty grasping price increases and my expirations are sky high and have aways been this way, but with so many other offers our there…. retailers also need to be competitive IMO.
What do you think of the new Harvey Nichols beauty gift with purchase?
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