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Tried & Tested: Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Tried & Tested: Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Jo Malone London is renowned for exquisite candles and unique scents so it’s no wonder the beauty team went all potty over the newest addition. They give their feedback on the latest Wood Sage & Sea Salt fragrance… Aimee Jess – Assistant Category Manager “As a returning Jo Malone London customer I was really excited...
EXCLUSIVE: Rouge Dior Baume

EXCLUSIVE: Rouge Dior Baume

Left to Right: Spring/Star/Rose Rose/Diorette A little bit of couture in your handbag? Don’t mind if we do!These balm-lipstick-hybrids add a hint of gorgeous colour whilst nourishing your lips at the same time. Rich in naturally derived lipcare ingredients (10 times more than a classic lipstick), you’d be surprised at how the colour holds and...
Beauty Confidential: Perfect Pairs

Beauty Confidential: Perfect Pairs

We’ve matched a selection of our favourites with a selection of yours – don’t they all look lovely together? From your skincare, right up to the last brush of your lashes, you can get £10 off one of our top 30 products when you buy any other beauty product. Beauty Confidential ends both online and...
EXCLUSIVE: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow & Liner

EXCLUSIVE: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow & Liner

All you lovely HoF customers are in for a treat with our Bobbi Brown exclusive. Ready for party season, these new ‘Shadow meets Liner’ pots are going to be your new must-have. In 5 colours; Thunderstorm (dark blue), Night Sky (navy), Smokey Topaz (deep gold) , Sunlit Bronze & Midnight Forest (green), there’s a hue to suit...
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...