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Tried & Tested: Crème de la Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask

Tried & Tested: Crème de la Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask

Crème de la Mer has a cult following with huge celebrity fans like Kate Moss. I’ve never used any of their products but have always been intruiged by them – they have a following for a reason, so they must be doing something right! When I was approached to give this mask a go, I...
Tried & Tested: bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation

Tried & Tested: bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation

It’s time to get the truth behind the hype. We’ve been overly excited about the first ever liquid foundation from bareMinerals (and the awesome brush!) so the only way to get the low down on this skin-loving product was to give it a try. Here’s what our testers thought… Nathalie Ward – Buying Assistant, Colour...
Tried & Tested: Clarins Super Restorative Cream

Tried & Tested: Clarins Super Restorative Cream

As it slowly creeps into autumn and winter, skincare takes high priority, especially with Britain’s unpredictable weather. With new serums and high-tech concotions making their ways onto the shelves, should we still put faith in moisturisers? We give the new Clarins Super Restorative Day & Night creams a go…. Claire Gillespie – Assistant Category Manager,...
Meet The Creators: Olfactive Studio

Meet The Creators: Olfactive Studio

Meet the Creators is a pop up in Oxford Street for 8 weeks bringing together 6 niche fragrance brands and their creators. This blog instalment will introduce you to each new brand – what they stand for, how they create their scents and more. I was greeted by the lovely Céline Verleure of Olfactive Studio,...
BOSS BOTTLED: Gerard Butler meet & greet

BOSS BOTTLED: Gerard Butler meet & greet

The excitement has finally settled down but the hype is still on the up. After a packed floor in Westfield White City greeted Gerard Butler, it was time for a more intimate Q&A session about the BOSS fragrance and what he believes to be the Man of Today (he said, “spontaneous and a bit of...
Beauty Confidential AW14

Beauty Confidential AW14

The AW14 trends have finally touched down and Beauty Confidential has arrived! Whether you’re looking for a little re-vamp or a total regime pick-me-up, there’s never been a better time to upgrade (or restock) your products… Receive £10 off one of our top 30 favourites when you buy any other beauty or fragrance, both in-store...
Estée Lauder: Exclusive Gift

Estée Lauder: Exclusive Gift

Big fans of Estée Lauder or want to give them a try? There’s never been a better time to re-stock on your favourites or for discovering something new! Purchase two products, one to be skincare or foundation (we highly recommend Double Wear), and receive a gift exclusively for House of Fraser customers… Includes: Advanced Night...
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...