Beauty & Grooming
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,...
Boss Orange Man: The new feel-good fragrance for liberated souls

Boss Orange Man: The new feel-good fragrance for liberated souls

Following in the footsteps of their successful Boss Orange for women in 2009, Hugo Boss has introduced an uplifting new signature scent for men: Boss Orange Man. Created for a man who is spontaneous, passionate and energetic yet casual and relaxed at the same time, he truly is a liberated soul and Boss Orange Man is...
Bridal Beauty - À La Bobbi Brown

Bridal Beauty – À La Bobbi Brown

Preparing for your wedding: Lesson one! You may become obsessed with all sorts of things you haven’t cared too much about until now… Case in point – makeup application. Sam, our brilliant fashion and beauty editor, will wax lyrical about this palette and that eye makeup trend. I on the other hand have got through life without...
Micro trend: Ballet makeup

Micro trend: Ballet makeup

We've become ever so graceful at HoF Towers, we've been plié-ing and pirouette-ing all round the office, we've gone crazy for all things ballet. From Erdem's SS11 collection, to Matthew Bourne's Cinderella right through to the smash hit movie Black Swan... we are in love with all things girly, pink and tulle. Ballet has indeed...
On trial: Rodial Boob Job

On trial: Rodial Boob Job

We love a challenge at House of Fraser Towers, and when we heard that those clever folk at Rodial had created a miracle in a bottle we thought we’d better put it to the test. It has already caused a sensation in the media, and sold out instantly. Boob Job by Rodial costs £127 per...