23 January 13.
We were all really excited when we found out that Harvey Nichols were opening their first ever one stop beauty shop in Liverpool One! A real testament to the thriving beauty industry in the city, one that we like to think we have played a major role in! Afew years ago I probably would have been too modest to claim that Peaches was the first Makeup Salon in Liverpool, however after successfully moving to our City centre headquarters I'm proud to make this claim!
Last week we decided that it was time to introduce Harvey Nichols to their new Scouse neighbours Peaches & Cream... little did we realise it wasn't necessary! They are already only too aware of Peaches from the endless stream of clients clutching their Peaches University Handbooks wanting Lancome Color Ideal and Mac Vanilla Pigment to name just afew!
Everyone is well aware of what products we already use at Peaches so we wanted to go raid Harvey Nic's Beauty Bazaar to unearth some new treasures to share with you all. Many people can find department store shopping intimidating so I thought I'd send our very own 'Cheeky Peach' Little Katie to ask the questions, along with our 'Brainy Peach' Rosie so she didn't forget the answers!!!
Their Top 10 Discoveries...
1. Ashley aka The Personal Shopper
Harvey Nic's Beauty Bazaar have an independant personal shopper who the girls met during their visit. She's a lovely down to earth girl who can help assess your beauty needs during a consultation and point you in the right direction! This is also great when your shopping for someone else and don't know where to start! The service is completely free! Email her direct at Ashley.email@example.com to arrange an appointment or call the store direct on 0845 606 0342.
2. The WOW Bar
Located on the second floor, the Peaches were treated to smoothies at the fabulous in house WOW champagne bar. Little Katie suggests that it would make a perfect day out for you and your mum or best friend! Makeup Lessons at Peaches, Replenish your makeup bags at Harvey Nic's followed by lunch, afternoon tea and/or Champers... YES PLEASE!
3. Angela The Lancome Counter Manager
The girls also met up with Angela from Lancome who sell Peaches favourite foundation Color Ideal. If your unsure of your shade she'll be more than happy to colour match you. She also intoduced the girls to afew hidden gems... Hypnose Star Mascara which contains black diamond powder for long thick lashes that sparkle, La Base a velvety primer which irradicates shine and helps makeup stay put and Eclat Miracle which you can mix with your foundation to give skin a healthy glow!
4. Shu Uemura
Founded By a Japanese Makeup artist, Shu Uemura are most famous for their amazing Cleansing Oils and cutting edge False Eyelashes!I personally use the award winning Classic High Performance Cleansing oil. Its so easy to use and has bomb proof makeup removed in minutes, simply massage into your skin and remove with warm damp cotton wool.
5. Tom Ford
Fairly new on the makeup scene his makeup range is as sexy as his fashion and fragrance lines! Gemma on the Harvey Nichols counter introduced the girls to the Shade and Illuminate palette thats used to contour the face Kimmy K style. I can feel a purchase coming on me here!
I've always loved Nars makeup, inparticular their must have blusher colours! Try Orgasm- for a 'it does what it says on the tin' look or LoveJoy for a more contoured bronzey look! You really can't go wrong with whatever shade you choose as this is seriously gorgeous makeup! And if your impressed with their blusher then why not try their bronzer for a change, I'm more than happy to substitute it for my Mac mineralise powder!
Founded by former Vogue Beauty editor Anna-Marie Solowig and Millie Kendall, co-founder of Ruby & Millie, Beauty Mart sell all the tried and tested ' Best' beauty products on the market. Ranging from 50p- 300 pounds you'll find the best of everything all on one counter, be it a tub of Vaseline , a Rimmel nail polish or an Electronic Body Buffer that reduces cellulite at 295 pounds!
8. Creme de la Mer
The girls were both really interested to find out the story behind this luxurious brand! Jackie on counter told them all about the ingredients formulated by a scientist who had damaged his skin in a lab accident! He used sea kelps, vitamins and essential oils to create his wonder product . Its proven to heal and repair the skin like no other moisturiser, a worthy investment if this is one of your beauty concerns!
In Liverpool Beauty doesn't stop at your face! Aveda offer hair consultations and provide a range of solutions to every possible bad hair day dilemma! The girls discovered Pure Abundance Shampoo & Conditioner for big bouncy blow drys, The Invati range for thinning hair and Damage Remedy Treatment to rescue extensions!
Aswell as all the goodies you can buy, Harvey Nic's is also Home to Blink brow bar, Electric Hair Lounge, Strip Wax Bar, A Nail Bar, James Read Tanning aswell as offering inhouse spa treatments from Elemis, Carita and Dermalogica. And for when Peaches are fully booked you can book your makeup at Mac, Bobbi Brown or Shu Uemura! Combining a range of the different treatments on offer they have put together some very tempting pamper packages perfect to slot into a girlie day out as suggested by Little Katie. Take a look at their online Treatment Menu.
All in all the girls both enjoyed their morning over there and couldn't wait to try out all the samples they were given. It's really great for us and our clients to have such a fabulous store with so many amazing brands right at our finger tips...Thankfully the days of trekking to the Trafford centre for a touch of luxury are finally over! I'd encourage anyone who hasn't already been to drop by and take a look, within such a luxurious exterior you will be rewarded with a very personal shopping experience!
The Peaches xxx