Tried & Tested
Competition: Emporio Armani #DiamondsRocks for Men

Competition: Emporio Armani #DiamondsRocks for Men

BOYS ONLY… Emporio Armani have released their latest offering, Diamonds Rocks. Although it might not help you out with the women like its advert suggests, it’s popular one amongst the females at HoF HQ. But alas, we had to get the boys to give it a go and this is what they thought… Dan Barnes...
EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION: Givenchy Dahlia Divin

EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION: Givenchy Dahlia Divin

*This competition is now closed* Big fans of Givenchy? Want something new? Then you’re going to swoon over the new Dahlia Divin fragrance. Givenchy say: “Embrace your inner Golden Goddess. The icon. Everything about her inspires us to want to be better, reach new heights and live life to the fullest. We are inspired by...
Tried & Tested: Origins Dr Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief

Tried & Tested: Origins Dr Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief

Mega-mushrooms? Skincare? I sense the thoughts running through your head but it’s all beneficial, we promise! This Origins range is fortified with antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn, plus a proprietary blend of mushrooms renowned to soothe in traditional Chinese medicine – so it can only be great, right? Our testers gave the funghi-filled range a go –...
Get The Look: Giorgio Armani Bright Ribbons Collection

Get The Look: Giorgio Armani Bright Ribbons Collection

Summer makeup can be daunting – bright lipsticks in more daring shades appear and the bronzer battle commences. We love a got-to natural look to avoid any overheated moments but where’s the fun in that?! To add a ‘Brazilian Twist’ (Note: it’s not yellow eye shadow) to our summer makeup, we couldn’t think of anyone...
Tried & Tested: Benefit Push-Up Liner

Tried & Tested: Benefit Push-Up Liner

You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen it, but are you convinced? The ‘criminally easy’ liner has landed and it’s pretty clear that our HoF testers are huge fans, so will you be converted? Heather Perry – Online Category Executive “Amazing! I wear liquid eyeliner every day and spend time with cotton wool buds trying to...
Tried & Tested: Decléor Aroma Lisse Energising Smoothing Cream

Tried & Tested: Decléor Aroma Lisse Energising Smoothing Cream

In a smog filled city, anything that claims to illuminate tired looking skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, we think is worth a try. Decleor’s Aroma Lisse Energising Smoothing Cream (the name is tmepting enough) landed on our desks and three busy ladies from HoF HQ decided they wanted to give it a...
WIN: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense!

WIN: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense!

This competition has now closed Givenchy has introduced its brand new men’s fragrance Gentlemen Only Intense and with one of the biggest fans of Gentlemen Only in the House of Fraser HQ, we asked him to trial it out… Martin Francis – Director of Online Trading “Gentlemen Only is my first choice of fragrance so...
Tried & Tested: Guerlain Terracotta

Tried & Tested: Guerlain Terracotta

When Guerlain Terracotta hit online, we became VERY excited. Each year the collection gets better and according to our testers, there was no disappointing… Sian Stapley – Assistant Buyer Beauty Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Maxi Lash Waterproof “I was extremely excited to try the new waterproof version of this mascara. I depended on the original Maxi...
Competition Re-open: Rodial Super Acids

Competition Re-open: Rodial Super Acids

This competition has now closed! Due to technical problems, this competition couldn’t run properly. But no fear, it is back and open for entries! Anything with the word ‘acid’ in is never something we will be attracted to, especially when it comes to our skin. But, with celebrities showcasing glowing complexions as if they’ve never...
Tried & Tested: Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick

Tried & Tested: Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick

Looking for a new season lipstick? Three of our beauty testers gave the new Givenchy Rouge Interdit a try and here’s what they thought… Freya Reilly – Allocator Charming Pink (33), “This is a really versatile pink: subtle enough to wear during the day but bright enough to liven up an evening look. When you...
Get The Look: Clarins 'Colours of Brazil' Makeup Collection

Get The Look: Clarins ‘Colours of Brazil’ Makeup Collection

It might not be summer just yet but in the beauty and fashion worlds, it happened months ago. So when we can finally shout about it, we will! Lo’ and behold, Clarins have launched their new Colours of Brazil makeup collection and our lovely Heather was put forward to try the range out. Instantly you...
#Skincareweek Tried & Tested: Origins Day vs Night Creams

#Skincareweek Tried & Tested: Origins Day vs Night Creams

Getting your moisturising routine nailed is something we all struggle with. The change in seasons, office temperature conditions, outdoors, indoors, pollution, the list is endless – a cream tailored to help with all kinds of issues? Sounds like our kind of thing. Our beauty testers gave Origins’ moisturising creams a test, from day to night,...