Beauty & Grooming

My Shiseido Facial (and jaunt as a Beauty Editor)

When our lovely Fashion & Beauty Editor, Sam, was poorly last week and unable to attend her Shiseido facial, I did what any gallant colleague would do. I stepped in, rolled my sleeves up and bravely took my position on the treatment table. And, as someone with only one past experience of a facial, it’s...
April's Beauty Wish List

April’s Beauty Wish List

April is another very exciting month in the world of beauty, and I am truly spoilt for choice. My top choice for April has to be the Bronze Goddess range by Estee Lauder. Back for another season, you know it’s going to be another sell out. Previewing exclusively at House of Fraser the collection comprises...
Royal Wedding fever

Royal Wedding fever

I told myself  that I wouldn’t get caught up in all the Royal Wedding hullabaloo… and yet here I am thinking about how I’m going to spend the day… do I go to Hyde Park, or hold a street party? What will Kate wear? Will she get to have flowers in her hair or will she...
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 - The new men’s fragrance line

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 – The new men’s fragrance line

When I heard Lacoste were launching a new men’s fragrance I could hardly contain my excitement. As a huge fan of the long established high-end clothing brand I was keen to see what the new men’s scent range would be like. The idea behind of the fragrances is to capture the cool, crisp and elegant...
Discover Aura by Swarovski

Discover Aura by Swarovski

  No girl can resist Swarovski crystals, that little glinting touch of sparkle is enough to make any women’s heart quicken. And knowing just how much we all love Swarovski crystals and how much we love playing with makeup and fragrances, Swarovski have created a whole new beauty line called Aura. The Eau de Parfum...
Destination Skin – My Quest for a Wedding Glow

Destination Skin – My Quest for a Wedding Glow

I head down to our in store clinic for a little skin science ahead of the big day. Without boring you about my not very serious (on the scale of things) skin issues, here’s a synopsis… It is fair to say my skin has been plagued by mild acne throughout my adult life. For some...
THE 2 DAY BRAND EVENT - NOW ONLINE!

THE 2 DAY BRAND EVENT – NOW ONLINE!

On your marks, get set – SHOP! The 2 Day Brand Event is online now and due to start tomorrow in  store. And with huge discounts on our favourite brands, including Bobbi Brown, Creme de la Mer, Biba, Warehouse, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Aquascutum (phew!) and many more – we’ve started loading our virtual shopping baskets...
Kyoku for men:Men's grooming tried and tested

Kyoku for men:Men’s grooming tried and tested

I love toiletries, men’s grooming products, whatever you wish to call them, I love them! So when the lovely ladies in the Beauty department at work asked me to trial Kyoku For Men (a Houseoffraser.co.uk online exclusive), I jumped at the chance. Designed specifically for men's skin by Asim Akhtar, Kyoku for Men combines cutting-edge skincare...
The 2 Day Brand Event - Starts Online at 5pm Today

The 2 Day Brand Event – Starts Online at 5pm Today

Get set to shop in our 2 Day Brand Event. It starts exclusively online from 5pm today and then in stores this Thursday and Friday. There's 10% off Bobbi Brown and Creme de la Mer; up to 20% off Kurt Geiger and Paul Smith; up to 30% off L.KBennett and Diesel and many more brilliant...
Mirror mirror on the wall...

Mirror mirror on the wall…

We love a good beauty gadget, and Shiseido’s Magic Mirror is definitely one of the best. It’s an ingenious invention that allows you to try a number of beauty looks without having your makeup constantly reapplied, plus you get to choose your look rather than leaving it up to the makeup artist. So if you’ve...
My beauty wish list

My beauty wish list

Spring is here and I’ve set myself the challenge of spring cleaning my makeup bag, I say makeup bag I actually mean two cases and two large bags, so I really do need a clear out. Being a beauty editor means that I am completely obsessed with every single beauty product I can lay my...
New & exclusive: L’Eau d’Issey Florale

New & exclusive: L’Eau d’Issey Florale

Spring is here! Well almost… it’s certainly warmer and I do believe I spotted some sunlight this week, and that’s enough to make me start thinking about floaty dresses and maxi skirts. It’s also made me think that maybe I need to ditch my favourite heavy scent and opt for something lighter and fresher. So,...