Beauty & Grooming
Online Event: #SkincareWeek

Online Event: #SkincareWeek

  Roll up, roll up, Skincare Week is here! Do you have specific skin problems? Burning questions for some of our top brand experts? Well, this week we cater ourselves to all your skincare needs. Keep an eye out for exclusive Q&As and make sure to check back in to see who’s going to be...
EXCLUSIVE: Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder

EXCLUSIVE: Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder

Nothing makes us more excited than summer. Tans, the ability to not wear heavy boots and chunky coats anymore! But our skin probably doesn’t feel quite the same. We know it doesn’t. Anything that can give it a boost is a bonus and each year Estée Lauder supply our lack-lustre skin with Bronze Goddess –...
Tried & Tested: Pleats Please by Issey Miyake

Tried & Tested: Pleats Please by Issey Miyake

  Almost as famous for his fragrance as he is for fashion, Issey Miyake’s new scent has landed and it’s an ode to the Pleats Please fashion line which first launched in 1993. Is it as well loved as the classic fashion line? We had three testers give us their verdict… Fliss Kimball – Assistant...
Clarins: Plants. Our Science

Clarins: Plants. Our Science

The Holy Grail of skincare is at it again. Clarins is a complete advocator of plants in skincare, always using natural botanicals in their products. If you’re new to Clarins (where have you been?), there are four key starter kits to ease you into the brand: HydraQuench Skin Care Naturally restores hydration into dry skin....
Tried & Tested: Pure Color Envy by Estée Lauder

Tried & Tested: Pure Color Envy by Estée Lauder

It’s taken a long time to find the perfect lipstick, especially a red one. Endless review hunting and edit-trawling and they’ve still never worked for me, but this is where Pure Colour Envy comes in. You may be thinking the same right now but I promise this is a collection you will fall for. There...
Get The Look: Radiant Rose by Lancôme

Get The Look: Radiant Rose by Lancôme

As we step into any season, a makeup refresh is always at the top of our list. We’ve got our skincare routines nailed (or at least we should) but trying to look fresh out of winter is always a little harder than we’d like. That’s where Shehla Shaikh, Head of the Lancôme Elite Team, steps...
Competition: L'Eau en rose by Givenchy

Competition: L’Eau en rose by Givenchy

This competition has now closed. 10 years since the launch of the original Very Irrésistible, Givenchy has released a new version for spring 2014 – L’Eau en rose. With pronounced notes of rose (of course) and a soft background of musk, it’s the perfect update for the new season! We’re giving away 10 fragrances and...
Competition: Alien Eau Extraordinaire by Thierry Mugler

Competition: Alien Eau Extraordinaire by Thierry Mugler

  This competition is now closed. Thierry Mugler is famed for a bold fragrance and the new Alien is no exception. More floral than previous scents, the mix of Tunisian neroli and bergamot tea are surprisingly uplifting and fresh but the deepness of the white amber means a little goes a long way! Mugler fans...
What to Wear to the Blog Awards - Modern Vs Classic

What to Wear to the Blog Awards – Modern Vs Classic

Do you have a black tie soirée to attend? Or even better, will you be attending the Blog Awards taking place on the 25th April? Well you’re in luck! Not only has The Occasion Shop just launched at House of Fraser with everything you need to look your best for the big event, we have...
Clarisonic Aria: Tried & Tested

Clarisonic Aria: Tried & Tested

We’ve all seen the rave reviews about the benefits of the classic Clarisonic and all its brightening benefits to your skin, placing us mere mortals a step closer to that celebrity glow we all know, love and want. So does the new Aria model live up to its famous sister? We had four beauty team...
DiorSkin Nude Tan

DiorSkin Nude Tan

With sunshine in hibernation, we’re all feeling a little lacking in Vitamin D and for all known health reasons, it’s better to fake it than bake it. So when it comes to a subtle glow, a trusty bronzer is every girl’s right-hand man. However, finding the right one is like solving a Rubik’s cube –...
Clinique 16 Shades of Beige: Tried & Tested

Clinique 16 Shades of Beige: Tried & Tested

For the same reason that women perpetually hunt for the perfect pair of curve-hugging jeans and that the ultimate hue of nude lipstick remains ever-elusive, is also why lovers of fashion and beauty always fall hard for neutral shades time and time again; it’s a universal truth! Unlike any other colour palette, neutral tones of...