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Selfridges Hers Beauty Gift Set – worth £500

It seems that Selfridges has quite a few surprises for us this year. The department store is back with a new edition of their winter gift set/collection that we started looking forward to ever since it first launched in 2019 or was it 2018? Is the same though? one can never know when it comes to Selfridges.

This year, the beauty gift set is bigger than ever before, but the focus does seem to have switched a bit towards makeup. Let’s have a closer look?

Selfridges Hers Beauty Gift Set Contents

  • Lano Everywhere Multi-Cream 85ml
  • Malin & Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Moisturiser 30ml
  • 111SKIN Rose Gold Booster 20ml
  • Barbara Sturm Face Mask Sachet Box 7 x 10ml
  • By Terry Baume de Rose Flaconette 2.3g
  • Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Sea Salt Scrub 40ml (lovely product, a must try in my opinion)
  • Dermalogica Calm Water 50ml
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment 2 applications
  • Frank Body Original Face Scrub 35ml
  • Illamasqua Mini Hydra Veil 6ml (not over the moon about this one; did not see its benefits)
  • NUDESTIX Hydra-Gel Cleanser 70ml
  • OUAI Detox Shampoo 30ml
  • OUAI Fine/Medium Treatment Masque 30g
  • PIXI Rose Glow Mist 80ml (another product that I do not understand – way too overhyped)
  • Rodial Dragons Blood Micellar Water 100ml – review
  • bareMinerals MINERALIST Lipstick in shade Grace 3.6g
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in shade Dusty Mauve 1.6g
  • Milk Makeup Hydro Setting Spray 50ml
  • Morphe 9R Bronze Metal artistry palette 10.1g
  • Nars Climax Mascara 7g
  • MAC Mini Chilli Lipstick 1.8g
  • Juliette Has A Gun Lipstick Fever 5ml – review
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold 5ml
  • Huda Beauty WISHFUL Yo Glow in Tropical Fruit 40ml
selfridges hers beauty gift

Price and Value

The Hers Beauty Gift set is priced at £150 and has a value of £500. This is a limited edition gift set so you need to move fast if you intent to grab one. These have sold out within hours in previous years. You never know.

Grab the beauty gift set here.


Hmm. The moment I saw this beauty gift from Selfridges I was excited, but then as I had a closer look at the products, my enthusiasm dimmed considerably. It seems that this year retailers haven’t really been on par with expectations or is it just me that feels so? I truly hoped that Selfridges would be different, but I guess not.

The Hers Beauty Gift Set looks nice overall, but it lacks that special something that basically every other gift set/advent calendar this year lacked. Perhaps we have gotten used to a certain level and retailers have failed to surpass it so we no longer see how great some things are. I doubt it, but then again it could be just me.

Also, I know you are going to hate me for this one day, but I am a bit disappointed that there is so much makeup included. It is great that the gift set is larger than ever before, but they could have included more skincare in my opinion. I do not know about you, but I still have lots of makeup items that I have no idea what I am going to do with and cannot bring myself to throw away even though maybe I should and over the past two years I still got some extra pieces from gifts and other such sets that I haven’t even touched. Is there anyone out there who really needs tons of new makeup right now?

Another thing that I cannot help but point out is that the gift is pricier than in previous years and yet the value is pretty much the same. Can anyone confirm?

Overall, this is without a doubt an option if you are looking for a gift or want to treat yourself, but personally I do feel a bit let down. If you feel the same, you might be more interested in this Revolve Summer Beauty Box which is currently available at a discount.

How do you feel about this new Selfridges Hers Beauty Gift Set?

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  1. O

    The only item I’m really interested in is the Maison Francis Kurkdjian sample. The other perfume I got from a HN gwp from last year. It was the perfume I wanted the most from the Selfridges calendar this year too. Yeah, I too feel put off by multiple makeup items. Skincare I’ll definitely use up, but at this point I simply have everything and the skincare pipeline is for a year or so. Like you at first I thought I’d be interested in this set, I noticed the inclusion of perfume, I checked if it was shipped to the EU and then I had a closer look and wasn’t interested anymore.

    1. Nana

      They are supposed to release some other sets(sort of nice – they show as not available but I never saw them in stock so I believe they did not launch yet), but this one seems to be their annual collection one. I hope not as those are usually so nice.

      Have you ordered anything from Selfridges lately? I tried getting something from Skims out of curiosity, but even though it said it shipped to my country, it did not allow me to pay…. All the better for me, or my wallet but still…

  2. O

    No, I don’t think I have ever ordered anything from Selfridges. It was my favourite department store when I lived in London. It’s funny because I don’t remember ever visiting Liberty, Fortnum’s or HN. I didn’t know they had existed until 3 years ago when I discovered what beauty offers were out there available online.

    And now I’m starting to feel satiated when it comes to my luxury beauty shopping cravings. You also know my views on the pricing, value and purchase power topics, so after an initial “wow” because we don’t have it here, now I have way less “wow”. And a ginormous stash, so definitely that is a major factor when it comes to lessening my interest in new offers, since I’ve tried so so so many kinds and brands of products. On top of that my skin doesn’t look like a million dollars, so rather than spending money on a vast array of expensive stuff I should invest in a tailored routine and stick to it.

    1. Nana

      You did not miss out on anything. Personally, I started visiting Selfridges quite late as I found some sales associates quite rude – openly starring as I wasn’t wearing designer bags…. However, they had the best magazine rack so I started frequenting more often and got over it, plus my style improved as I started working after school so did not have to rely on my parents and was able to get a few things for myself without feeling guilty.

      I only visited HN once because I wanted to try Fenty which was exclusive at that time. I shared this story so you might know it. A bunch of bored sales assistants were pretty much openly launching at me, plus the one who helped me try the foundation not only made me feel horrible but left with with a spot from the use of the dirty brush. I am still struggling with that area for this day. Never going there ever again. Online and via telephone they were always nice though.

      Liberty I visited only a few times. When I moved to London and before leaving and after I left and visited. They have a very curated collection so unless there is something specific I wanted ie. Davines Oi Shampoo there was no point.

      Harrods if you can imagine I only visited once before moving to London. I never went back there again despite living 5 minutes away.

      Fortums maybe I did not know about it saw from my cab when I was teaching an extra curricular course at LSE, but never paid attention.

      It is so weird 😂 I realised this once I started paying attention to their beauty sectors and offers. But cannot believe I frequented so rarely or never

      In a way I know where you are coming from. I am also interested in creating a routine I can mostly stick to to some extent. The issue is that even though I tried so many products, there are only a handful or so I would buy a hundred times (exaggeration). Many are good, or close to great, but there are not that many I feel like I need to repurchase time and time again. Also, there is the curiosity factor and coming form a country where so many things were not available for so long, more things than I ever imagined…. I guess it still has a huge impact on my habits. Not sure if it is visible or not, but my behavior towards beauty changed a bit in recent months. My spending also improved significantly. Now goal is now to spend less but also get rid of most of my stash and staRt “fresh”. Plus, I would not mind to have my space back 😂

      Which products are part of your daily routine?

      1. O

        At Selfridges I avoided places like the LV boutique because I felt I wouldn’t make the cut of the desired clientele but back then things like that would intimidate me. I had a great experience in the beauty section. I had a makeover for free which was a shock to me because how come you get anything for free in a store which is not a tiny dice of cheese in a huge supermarket to advertise a cheese brand or something of the sort. My makeover was at an Urban Decay counter when their Book of Shadows vol. 1 came out. I was delighted and that’s how my makeup adventure really started. I got quite a bit of stuff from UD, it stayed my fave makeup brand for years. And then I was at Illamasqua’s launch when it was founded, and again a wonderful experience.
        I went to Harrod’s as a tourist and never bought anything there.
        After hearing about your HN experience I’m appalled with them.

        On a regular basis I use a cleanser, a serum (usually evenings), an eye product (serum or cream, depending what I’ve got opened, can’t be bothered to differentiate), a day and night cream. On an irregular basis everything else, all sorts of masks (exfoliating, nourishing, wash off, leave in, cream, sheet, hydrogel), ampoules, exfoliators if not covered by a mask, oil, essence. Now as a bonus I have a neck cream which I use for the neck, so it’s more jars to open in one go. Because I quite often have minis from gifts and calendars, I change products quickly, so unless the effects (good or bad) are immediate (happens super rarely unless it’s an allergic reaction or an exfoliation gone wrong), I don’t even know what really really works, if given a chance. Some things I can tell, i.e. they don’t moisturize much or leave the skin sticky. OK, that super expensive 3Lab WW cream was superb immediately but lol its price. Oh, and the Denis Gross SOS eye cream is not bad (these last long enough for me to tell) but the smell is atrocious. My fave eye cream is from IT cosmetics, one with caffeine, loved the texture and the overall look. But I don’t know if I’ll repurchase it in the next 5 years, with my stash and an eye cream being a must in many calendars and gift / sets.

        Yup, I’ve noticed a shift in your approach to beauty recently and I applaud 🙂 I think we’re in a bit of a similar situation, with where we’re coming from and how we perceivesome things

      2. Nana

        Thank you for sharing your routine. It is interesting to see what others are using.

        For me the eye area is of most interest. I am trying really hard to avoid wrinkles for as long as I can. As such, I am always looking for eye creams and glad that everyone started to include 1-2 eye products. I also seem to run out of them the fastest. The best results I had with some hydrogel masks from Erno Laszlo but they are not a feasible solution (£12 for single use). I also liked quite a bit something from Dr Levy, but also a bit too pricey. If I can find something good but more reasonably priced then I am all for it.

        Thank you😌😊 I guess the way we were brought up might have something to do with it or the environment in which we grew up.

  3. O

    Oh, and I use a toner on an everyday basis. Started to do that during the initial fad for the 10-step K-beauty routine. When I travel I usually don’t do toner and it’s OK, so I don’t know if it really makes any difference.

    1. Nana

      Haha me on the other hand cannot live without toner. I started using it since I was like 5. You are right. I agree that most do not do anything, especially classic western type toners. K beauty ones though are significantly more effective whether it comes to exfoliation or hydration. Some are even as thick as a serum almost and not water like at all. Even water like ones can be helpful at times as they remove extra debris from towel or whatnot after cleansing. But good products are hard to find. Most are indeed pretty bad and useless especially what we can find in most stores

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