Beauty & Grooming
Scents of occasion

Scents of occasion

Fragrance, food, music, so many things can awaken our nostalgia and transport us back to a favourite holiday destination, party or a time in our life filled with endless possibility. I always find summertime particularly nostalgic, whether it’s the smell of an evening BBQ, a glass of Pimms or the sound of 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins,...
Inspired by Yesteryear

Inspired by Yesteryear

As a child I was dragged around antique shops by my parents, an experience that has led me to develop a passion for quirky vintage pieces and a love of all things kitsch. It’s always nice to see new collections that are inspired by a bygone era, and this season is no different. Forget the...
Calling all benefit babes

Calling all benefit babes

This weekend Benefit invites you to have your brows wowed! Head to the Benefit counter at any of the participating HoF stores below and receive the ‘Benefit Signature Brow Arch’, it’s like an instant eyelift but without the surgery. Get your FREE brow wax when you purchase two or more products on the 18th and...
Jason Shankey's The Perfect Shave gift box: The ideal present for Father’s Day

Jason Shankey’s The Perfect Shave gift box: The ideal present for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner I was at a bit of a loss as what to get my Dad. But then my saviour came in the form of Jason Shankey’s The Perfect Shave gift box. Who doesn’t love a gift box? My father certainly appreciates them. I thought I should give the Perfect Shave kit a...
Giorgio Armani Code Sport: Tried and tested

Giorgio Armani Code Sport: Tried and tested

When the lovely Beauty Department gave me a sample of Giorgio Armani’s latest men’s fragrance, Armani Code Sport - I couldn’t wait to try it. And I wasn’t disappointed. Just one inhale straight from the bottle and I knew this was very much ‘my sort of thing’. If you haven’t heard of this fragrance then...
June's Beauty Wishlist

June’s Beauty Wishlist

As I am just about to jet off on my summer holiday, I have turned my attention to all manner of beach-worthy beauty products. First up is this super duper NARS palette, oh I love it,  I have been staring at this palette with the same glazed expression, that I usually only display when seeing the...
GET PREPPED FOR SUMMER

GET PREPPED FOR SUMMER

With the beginning of June marking the official start to summer there’s no excuse not to get yourself looking and feeling just as hot as the temperature. Partners Salon, House of Fraser Manchester has a fantastic selection of offers throughout June to get you looking gorgeous, groomed and ready for take off. Get glamour at...
So Fresh, So Clean: Breezy White Essentials

So Fresh, So Clean: Breezy White Essentials

Ultra-cool and fuss-free, clean bright white is the ideal hue for those seeking contemporary sophistication this summer. Whether you’re looking to update your home or simply desire a little white in your wardrobe, this season’s must-have shade adorns an array of items for a perfectly pure finishing touch… Ethereal with an edgy twist, white makeup...
2 Day Brand Event best picks.

2 Day Brand Event best picks.

It’s that time of year again, purses at the ready and fisty cuffs polished off, the House of Fraser 2 Day Brand Event is finally here. Don’t feel quite up to facing the crowds? Check out our best picks from across our Womens, Beauty and Accessories collections, make your selection, then hop online and either pick...
Losing my spray tan virginity

Losing my spray tan virginity

So, I have never had a spray tan… yes that’s right I’m a beauty editor that has never gone under the nozzle. I have been learning to love my naturally pale complexion over the years, and whilst I may not be the powdered milky shade that Dita von Teese so effortlessly works, I like to...
Block party

Block party

Want to introduce some colour into that dowdy wardrobe?  Colour blocking is one of summers biggest trends and done correctly can be an easy way to update any tired outfit. If you’re not quite ready to take on the fluro mish mash as sported by a certain Miss Cole (ahem), we have taken the hard...
I’m ready for my close up… Mr Coombes

I’m ready for my close up… Mr Coombes

Jamie Coombes is makeup artist to the most glittering starlets of Hollywood as well as being Dior’s international pro makeup artist. He is renowned for his ability to transform anyone’s complexion with just a stroke of a brush. I caught up with him, ahead of Dior’s Backstage Confidential Event to find out his top tips...