Beauty & Grooming
May's Beauty Wish List

May’s Beauty Wish List

May is here… that means summer is just around the corner, and with another bank holiday coming up we’re already planning BBQ’s, Pimms drinking and of course our summer wardrobes. And with the mercury rising, we’re starting to think about holiday beauty essentials, and summery colour shades. First up on May’s beauty wish list is...
Next stop...Summer!

Next stop…Summer!

It’s that time of year we never thought would come. The Bank holidays are over, the wedding of the year has finally passed, so what next? Despite the much welcomed April sunny spell, summer hasn’t even started yet! Whether you plan to jet off to sunnier climes or are looking forward to enjoying a potentially...
The Perfecting Power of Pumpkin

The Perfecting Power of Pumpkin

My colleagues may be fooled into thinking I’ve had a few long sleeps, given up wine and stress and started following a macrobiotic diet. But they’d be wrong – I’ve simply had my first pumpkin peel at DestinationSkin and I can highly recommend it. It certainly stings a little when it’s on – that’s the acid...

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...