I was only passing through Harvey Nichols to get to the rest of the Avenues) (I still don’t know my way around the underground parking lot) but ended up getting a few bits along the way from Givenchy and Nars and Laura Mercier and Chanel (despite the Sales Assistants being snooty and quite frankly, unhelpful). I spent KD 92/250 (exactly $307.91 US Dollars) at Harvey Nichols and all I got as a gift with purchase (gwp) was a makeup bag (that I’ll probably never use). For that much money, you’d think I’d get a handful of samples (at least), but I didn’t get a single sample (not even one those ubiquitous single-use perfume samples). That would’ve been fine if the service was great, or at least decent, but all the Sales Assistants were pretty much… a nightmare (they acted as if they were doing me a favor). To add insult to injury, one of the items I got was a dried up mascara (from the Givenchy counter) but they gave me such a hard time about returning it (the very next day) even though I had the receipt with me and everything. Over all, I had such a horrible experience at Harvey Nichols (so very different from the wonderful experiences I’ve had at Jo Malone Boutiques here and here and here) that I don’t think I’ll be returning to Harvey Nichols any time soon, if ever.
Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in the shade Taupe Grisé (KD11/000) is part of Chanel’s Fall ’10 Collection. It is a limited edition item and is not part of the permanent line. I purchased the last peice from Sephora (Avenues) around November and have been showing it a lot of love ever since. That said, Taupe Grisé is still available at the Chanel counter at Debenhams (Souq Sharq) in case any of you lovelies are interested in purchasing it.
Chanel Nail Colour in Particulière (about KD 8/000), Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara (KD 11/750)
Inspired by Mademoiselle Chanel’s fascination with the brilliant plumage of exotic birds, the Holiday Makeup Collection is a flight of fantasy for face and fingertips.
Yeah, because everyone associates the Holidays with exotic birds. When I think Christmas, I think birds of paradise.