Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Pampering at Harvey Nichols: a review AND a giveaway

Alert! This competition has now closed! Closed, I tell you, closed! Well truly my cup runneth over – or is it your cup? I’m a bit confused, but for that you can blame the jet lag. I’m just back from …

Wed, Jun 22, 2011, 10:30


Alert! This competition has now closed! Closed, I tell you, closed!

Well truly my cup runneth over – or is it your cup? I’m a bit confused, but for that you can blame the jet lag. I’m just back from Las Vegas, which is amazing, but two days anywhere doesn’t a full vista give and I’m now getting over the fact that it’s midnight in Vegas and I have a full day’s work (ish) ahead of me . . . well, and a few naps, but they’re neither here nor there.

The point of this post, my poor neglected readers, is to tell you all about a day I had in Harvey Nichols recently, wherein I had my eyebrows shaped at Shavata, my nails done at WAH Nails and a skin consultation with Skin Science before having “me colours done”, as me Ma might say (were she the type to get her colours done, that is) at Trish McEvoy.

My verdict? I loved it all, but I am a sucker for pampering. My brows have never looked so, for want of a better word, archy, and my skin felt amazing for roughly three days after my Skin Science treatment. (But you’ll pay for it!) I loved Eve’s tips at Trish McEvoy – to do eye make-up first, for example, because it’s easier to clean up, and once you’ve got your eyes done, you’re a lot less likely to overdo your foundation! I know it sounds corny but having someone else take you in hand and show you what’s what is so great sometimes, especially if (like me) you tend to fall into the old foundation-bronzer-liquid-eyeliner for everyday trap. As for the WAH Nails, I loved them and am already planning which designs to get done for Oxegen, Electric Picnic, Halloween, the weekend . . . the list is endless!

Here’s a wee gallery!

Eyebrow threading is not flattering. At least, the process isn’t – but the result is, and at €20 I think it’s a fairly solid investment.

I opted for clouds ‘n’ palm trees ‘n’ rainbows on my thumbs (if you’re follying me on Instagram, you’ll already of seeing them), and they looked only ‘mazin’, although they didn’t last as long as I’d hoped – and by day five I was ready to get rid of ‘em.

The WAH girls can literally do any kind of design of their – or your – imaginings. Watching them in action is also kind of mesmerising, and each design is done with nail polish and a tiny, tiny brush. If you see the nails in real life you’ll realise how skilled they are.

Lastly, my face, as perfected by the lovely Eve at Trish McEvoy. Disclaimer: I was quite tired at the time and usually look much more alert, innit.

Anyway! The crux of the matter is that you, too, can have the full Harvey Nix pampering experience, with eyebrows, nails, skin consultation and mini makeover. How do you enter? Leave a comment below telling me your favourite television show as a child, just for kicks and because I’m tired of the “leave a comment” format. Just to mix it up! EXCITING, ISN’T IT!

And don’t forget, you can like Fash Mob on Facebook, like Harvey Nichols on Facebook, and even follow me on Twitter, where I wax lyrical about, um, everything. Be warned, you may unfollow me fairly instantly because I can be quite noisy. But I ain’t mad at it; some people like the noise, and I bring the noise! The end. (Yes, jet lag induces mania. Over and out.)

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