From Gorgeous, Glowy Skin To An Instagram-Worthy Mani - Your Holiday Beauty Is Sorted Thanks To Harvey Nichols

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Whether you’re staying put this summer or braving the travel chaos for a dream destination, here’s our step-by-step guide to getting gorgeous before you go.

When it comes to packing for my summer holiday, I start months ahead just to prolong the sense of excitement. I begin clothes shopping as if baggage allowance isn't something that concerns me, with umpteen bikinis, OTT dinner dresses and endless amounts of knickers "just in case”. As you can imagine, my travel-beauty regime requires just as much lead time so I can feel suitably prepped and primed ahead of take off. At the airport, my carry-on plastic bag is a carefully organised Tetris of beauty essentials, including glowy bronzers, blushers, my favourite waterproof mascara and best highlighter. In my partner’s bag, you’ll often mind me stealing away half his space for face washes, perfume and more. But truthfully, the best part of getting beautified before a holiday begins with the ahead-of-time rituals – a facial, new nails, you name it. No, none of it is remotely necessary but for any beauty nut, this dedication to self-care is all part of the fun; zhuzhing ourselves up and feeling like our best selves in process – only to be improved with the addition of a golden, natural tan.

However much you want to lean into holiday beauty prep, from a few nice treats to the full shebang summer-ready routine, Harvey Nichols has everything you need to feel gorgeous right now.

See what's inside the Summer Beauty box

The Knightsbridge location beauty department is the stuff of fantasy, packed full of luxury make-up and skin brands alongside exclusive treatments from the likes of celebrity-facialist Kate Somerville and brow experts Shavata Studio. It’s the first place I head to when I’m looking to indulge in person, whilst Harvey Nichols' brand new Beauty Box - packed from of brands including Dr Barbara Sturm and Eve Lom - has everything you could possibly require to keep the routine going when I get home. Even better, Grazia readers can exclusively get 15% off with the code GRAZIA15. Just enter the code at the checkout to get your routine well underway for even less than you were expecting (you can thank us later).

Ready to bring your grooming A-game before your next big break? Scroll on to discover the steps I'll be taking before approaching the tarmac. Feel free to dip in as you please or follow to the letter - it’s your beauty, your rules.

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Prep with a Kate Somerville facial

I’m a big fan of Kate’s Goat Milk Cleanser – a perfect, nourishing first step in a double cleanse that’s suitable for sensitive skin – so I’ll definitely be treating myself to one of Kate’s celebrity-approved facials to get that all important pre-holiday glow. Kate’s signature treatments are exclusive to Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge in the UK, so you really will feel like one of their top-tier clients. It starts with a deep cleanse, followed by a pore-opening steam before following up with Kate’s exfoliating scrub to improve texture, pores and radiance in as little as two minutes.

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No time? Create your own at home with these cult Kate Somerville products

Follow with a Nail’d It mani/pedi

If you only do one thing ahead of a holiday, get yourself that all-important professional mani and pedi – it’ll save you time on endless poolside reapplications and will keep every holiday look polished to perfection. The only tough decision? Deciding which colour to pick.

Book a Revive Gel Shape & Polish for £40

Make a lash or brow appointment at Shavata

From keeping up your brow tint to extending your lashes, this is the ultimate glamour step in any routine. Shavata Studio has also now joined forces with 111Skin for a dreamy partnership to bring rejuvenating add-ons to two of their signature treatments for extra bit of indulgence.

Add a Shavata x 111Skin Lash Luxe Add On for £20

Get Your Golden Goddess Glow

I lay off the heavy make-up on holiday and look to enhance the natural glow I've achieved during the day. A translucent setting powder is a big priority for taking the edge off the shine I get in 35 degree heat and Laura Mercier does it like no other - you can shop it below. Bronze is also a must if you prefer to sit under the safe shade of a straw umbrella - and for that I'd recommend Charlotte Tilbury followed by the UOMA Salute To The Sun Highlighter (complete with just the right amount of shimmer for a natural glow). Pack a shimmering eye palette and a glossy lip and you're set.

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Treat Yourself To The Ultimate Beauty Hamper

Meet the first ever Harvey Nichols beauty box, the Beyond Beauty-Full Summer Edit. This new beauty box is packed with cult products to elevate your skincare and haircare regime this summer, including products from A-lister loved Dr Barbara Sturm, Eve Lom and OUAI, all curarated to cater to your summer beauty needs. There are full sizers alongside ever-so-practical travel size minis to slip into your hand luggage. Even better, it's priced at £125 but worth a whopping £294 so you save over 50% .

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Find the perfect SPF for your skin

New to the Harvey Nichols portfolio is COOLA, a totally organic brand whose light and non-greasy Face Lotion is already waiting to go in my suitcase. For those who worry about how SPF sits under make-up, you're going to love Kate Somerville's Uncomplikated Face Setting Spray complete with SPF50. Just do your make-up as usual and spritz on top to fix in place and keep you protected. So clever!

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Claim your free gift

Big beauty spender? Don't miss out on Harvey Nichol's REWARDS scheme. Usually you simply collect points for every pound you spend which you can cash in on perks such as discounts and treats, but right now they're offering a free summer beauty gift worth £450 when you spend more than £215 on two or more products. Expect seriously impressive (and expensive!) brands such as La Prairie and Augustinus Bader - it even contains a facial voucher!

Free when you spend over £215

*        Promo code: GRAZIA15 (must be applied at checkout to activate discount). Dates 18 – 27 JULY 2022, only use per customer.  T&C’s can be found here:


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