Beauty & Grooming

Bang it baby! Marc Jacobs new fragrance for men

In the office this week we were given samples of the latest men’s fragrance from Marc Jacobs. The scent is so unique  that I felt I must share the experience of it with you. Launched on 26th August Marc Jacobs Bang is Marc’s newest fragrance invention and his first male scent in almost ten years....

To beard or not to beard…

This can’t be happening…Dad is…fashionable? The news that quilted jackets, waxed jackets, tweed, Barbour, Hunters and all other Dad country classics are back is difficult enough to swallow. But beards? Seriously? Dad Cool is reaching new and almost uncomfortable levels… You can barely walk down the street without seeing a beard. They’re everywhere! And this...

Want.Need.Love… Urban Decay’s NAKED palette

NAKED palette, £27, Urban Decay Calm yourselves ladies, because the Holy Grail of eye shadow palettes is here… The Urban Decay NAKED palette has arrived. But hurry, because this palette won’t be hanging around for long… the palette is currently exclusive to House of Fraser, and last week it flew off our shelves quicker than we...

Crescent Row: The most fragrant street in town

If you’ve been looking for a new fragrance but haven’t found the perfect one, then consider your search over. Benefit’s latest Crescent Row fragrances have just landed and they are truly delicious. What is Crescent Row? Crescent Row is the fragrance line from Benefit, last year they launched the first three fragrances and this summer...

How to Get the Perfect Shave

For many modern men, the daily shave is a chore. For those with sensitive skin it could even be described as a trauma! But use the correct shaving method, some top-notch skincare products and a decent razor, and it needn’t be so bad…in fact, I’d even go so far as to suggest it can be...

COVER FX – NEW TO HOUSEOFFRASER.CO.UK

The BRAND Cover FX is a Canadian cosmetics brand specialising in makeup to cover rosacea, acne, scars and other imperfections. Cover FX offers a palette of over 30 shades and has been used by experts all over the world – including makeup artists on movies and catwalk shows and celebrities gracing the red carpet. The...

Bellápierre Mineral Makeup is Here

We just caught up with the ladies in beauty and House of Fraser buyer Tracy told us all about mineral makeup line Bellápierre, newly arrived in stores (online too). “Bellápierre cosmetics, is the next generation of mineral makeup that uses 100% pure mica powder with no other additives or ingredients ,” she says. “We are...

10 Things To Do With A Wet Weekend

It looks like rain… but luckily we’ve thought of lots of fun stuff to keep you busy this weekend. Make a big jug of Sangria and have a carpet picnic. Go see Eclipse if you haven’t already. Then vamp trend is big news for autumn and what better inspiration than Bella, Alice, Rosalie et al?...

Painterly ambition: Ronaldo sits pretty

Love them or hate them, footballers and their outlandish fashion choices never fail to get us talking. It seems only a blink of an eye since Beckham shimmied into the limelight with his sarong, now Ronaldo’s raising eyebrows with painted black toenails. So what’s the verdict? Is he harbouring some illicit desire to turn goth?...

Looking a bit pink?

Illuminating sparkle aftersun cream, £20.00 for 200ml, Biotherm Why is it that we think the British sun can’t burn us? It’s the  same sun that shines on the Maldives and yet we seem to think we’re invincible and can’t get burnt… oh how very wrong we are. We were admittedly rather careless this weekend, and...

Pssst… we’ve got a beach body secret

Skinny beach sticks, £48.00, Rodial On a scale of 1 to 10 how terrified are you about the holiday season? We’re about 9.5… just the thought of slipping into a bikini fills us with dread. We’ve been contemplating bikini bootcamps but they look scary, we thought about going on a diet but we like food...

Rid your life of all irritation

Intral Toner, £29 for 500ml, Darphin If you’re anything like us as soon as the sun starts to shine your skin starts kicking up a fuss. Blemishes appear, redness seems to be your everyday look and random rashes ruin an otherwise perfect day. Thankfully Darphin has created this bottle of wonder, it is great for...