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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...
Get The Look: Giorgio Armani Bright Ribbons Collection

Get The Look: Giorgio Armani Bright Ribbons Collection

Summer makeup can be daunting – bright lipsticks in more daring shades appear and the bronzer battle commences. We love a got-to natural look to avoid any overheated moments but where’s the fun in that?! To add a ‘Brazilian Twist’ (Note: it’s not yellow eye shadow) to our summer makeup, we couldn’t think of anyone...
Tried & Tested: Benefit Push-Up Liner

Tried & Tested: Benefit Push-Up Liner

You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen it, but are you convinced? The ‘criminally easy’ liner has landed and it’s pretty clear that our HoF testers are huge fans, so will you be converted? Heather Perry – Online Category Executive “Amazing! I wear liquid eyeliner every day and spend time with cotton wool buds trying to...
Clarins: 15 minute Makeup

Clarins: 15 minute Makeup

Time is fully on your side, it must be the weekend…whether it’s a girly night out or you want to impress your date, flawless skin and a slick of lipstick means you’re ready to take the evening on. Highlight your favourite features, define those celeb-worthy brows and pucker up… Shop the 15 minute Makeover Instant...
Clarins: 10 minute Makeup

Clarins: 10 minute Makeup

You can take a mini breather – 10 minutes for makeup is doable. It is girls, it IS! We might love to take all our makeup off from the day and start all over again but realistically, when is this ever truly possible? You’re heading to drinks straight from work or have a fancy meeting...
Clarins: 5 minute Makeup

Clarins: 5 minute Makeup

You’ve hit the snooze button too many times, woken up late, have to throw on an outfit and finally end up doing your makeup on the bus. We’ve seen it happen and it’s happened to us all but we’d like to start avoiding our Bridget Jones’ moment with a simple makeup regime. Clarins have heard...
Competition: Hairstyles that Rock

Competition: Hairstyles that Rock

Festival season is in full swing and we’re giving you the chance to win £100 worth of House of Fraser vouchers by creating you very own festival hairstyle and sharing your photos with us! The look can be inspired by a specific festival you might be going to or just something you think is festival...
Michael Kors Belfast: Competition

Michael Kors Belfast: Competition

Have you discovered the Michael Kors Fragrance and Beauty Collection? Head into HoF Belfast for a special competition from tomorrow (June 26th) that will get you #SportySexyGlam… Simply have your makeover done on counter, take a selfie and hashtag your look and you could win! Which is your beauty alter ego, or even your beauty...
Tried & Tested: Decléor Aroma Lisse Energising Smoothing Cream

Tried & Tested: Decléor Aroma Lisse Energising Smoothing Cream

In a smog filled city, anything that claims to illuminate tired looking skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, we think is worth a try. Decleor’s Aroma Lisse Energising Smoothing Cream (the name is tmepting enough) landed on our desks and three busy ladies from HoF HQ decided they wanted to give it a...