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Hugo Boss, meet Gerard Butler

Hugo Boss, meet Gerard Butler

After a few deep breaths, I’ve finally relaxed after finding out about this. Gerard Butler, the new face of Hugo Boss fragrance, HOORAY! All handsomeness aside, this really is a good pairing for Hugo Boss and what makes it even better is that you can meet him. Yes. MEET HIM. Unfortunately this is only happening...
Tried & Tested: Valeur Absolue

Tried & Tested: Valeur Absolue

Looking for a new fragrance? The range of Valeur Absolue fragrances, which include elements that stimulate the release of beta-endorphins, was reviewed by 3 testers… Charlie McCourt – Online Copywriter “This scent is lovely and feminine with rose and white flowers which means it works for day or night. I’ve had loads of compliments from...
Tried & Tested: Yves Saint Laurent, Battle of the Foundations

Tried & Tested: Yves Saint Laurent, Battle of the Foundations

  Another day, another foundation, but this isn’t just any kind. Yves Saint Laurent have introduced their latest offering with Fusion Ink, following on from their Le Teint Touche Éclat. With two different consistencies and glowing reviews for both, which one takes the winning title? Our four testers had the pleasure of trying the two...
Tried & Tested: Clinique Smart Serum

Tried & Tested: Clinique Smart Serum

We’ve come a long way since the moisturiser was introduced. Revolutionary as it was, they’re being knocked out the park by the fearful facial oils and now, super serums. But don’t go binning your moisturising partner in crime, it’s just time to add a little ‘something, something’ to your skincare regime. One of the newest...
NEW Urban Decay: Perversion Mascara

NEW Urban Decay: Perversion Mascara

If I was stuck on a desert island and could have only one beauty product, it would be mascara. I always feel complete with it on, even if I’m not wearing any other makeup, so when I heard the hype of Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara (hello Kim K) I was eager to try it. Perversion...
Competition: Emporio Armani #DiamondsRocks for Men

Competition: Emporio Armani #DiamondsRocks for Men

BOYS ONLY… Emporio Armani have released their latest offering, Diamonds Rocks. Although it might not help you out with the women like its advert suggests, it’s popular one amongst the females at HoF HQ. But alas, we had to get the boys to give it a go and this is what they thought… Dan Barnes...
Baby Elegance: New Baby Bundle

Baby Elegance: New Baby Bundle

  Preparing for your newborn is both an exciting and nerve-racking thing. From the small things to larger equipment – where do you start? This is where Baby Elegance has heard your stresses and answered with a one-step, ingenius baby bundle. Think of everything you need for your new arrival at an amazingly affordable price...
Don't sweat it, set it!

Don’t sweat it, set it!

It’s hot. Yes, we’re feeling it. I’m stuck inside. Aren’t we all? The air-con’s broken. We hear you. My makeup won’t last more than an hour in this. We’ve got you! If there’s one thing we’ve learnt on the beauty desk here at HoF the past couple of weeks, it’s how to make your makeup...
New Brand: Valeur Absolue

New Brand: Valeur Absolue

Perfume isn’t just about smelling nice but how you feel when wearing it. Taking a new holistic approach to fragrance, Valeur Absolue is creating scents with a “sense of pleasure and to make you smile”. Created in a state-of-the-art lab, high quality essentials oils, minerals and natural extract of Immortelle (renowned for its power to...
EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION: Givenchy Dahlia Divin

EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION: Givenchy Dahlia Divin

*This competition is now closed* Big fans of Givenchy? Want something new? Then you’re going to swoon over the new Dahlia Divin fragrance. Givenchy say: “Embrace your inner Golden Goddess. The icon. Everything about her inspires us to want to be better, reach new heights and live life to the fullest. We are inspired by...
Tried & Tested: Origins Dr Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief

Tried & Tested: Origins Dr Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief

Mega-mushrooms? Skincare? I sense the thoughts running through your head but it’s all beneficial, we promise! This Origins range is fortified with antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn, plus a proprietary blend of mushrooms renowned to soothe in traditional Chinese medicine – so it can only be great, right? Our testers gave the funghi-filled range a go –...
Exclusive! Kenzo Jeu d'Amour

Exclusive! Kenzo Jeu d’Amour

Are you a big Kenzo fan? Then you’ll love their new Jeu d’Amour fragrance! Exclusive to House of Fraser until July 28th, you can make this fragrance your own by being one of the first to get your hands on it. Fronted by French actress Louise Bourgoin and developed by perfumers Daphné Bugey (who worked...