Tried & Tested
Lancôme La Vie est Belle Eau Légere

Lancôme La Vie est Belle Eau Légere

To mark the birthday of La Vie est Belle, Lancôme have released a lighter and fresher version of their beautiful fragrance, entitled La Vie est Belle Eau Légere. Quite literally meaning lighter, Eau Légere combines hints of the original notes of iris, jasmine and orange blossom to create a floral and fruity scent; perfect for...
Extend Your Tan & Beat the Heat

Extend Your Tan & Beat the Heat

Is the holiday over? Has the sun gone for good? It’s difficult to tell with the English summer, but going by the dodgy weather recently it could be over sooner rather than later! Whether you’ve already had your getaway or you’re planning to catch the sun later on, the best way to keep summer going...
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense Review

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense Review

Let us introduce Dolce & Gabbana’s newest addition to their perfume collection; Intense. Without judging a book by its cover, the bottle is absolutely gorgeous. Sleek and sophisticated, Intense will fit into every personal perfume collection and the classic hue will ensure the fragrance remains on-trend for future seasons. Onto the scent itself, Intense is...
Gucci Made to Measure Review

Gucci Made to Measure Review

Gucci’s new aftershave for men, Made to Measure, has been created for the man who craves the best, who others aspire to be. A blend of aniseed, juniper, lavender and leather, this scent is perfect for an evening out. We asked some of the guys around the House of Fraser office to put it to...
BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara Review

BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara Review

The new mascara by BareMinerals has just launched, aptly called Lash Domination (don’t you just love that name?). When we saw the wand we knew this was going to be something special, so we went out to find some willing guinea pigs to put this to the test…     Kate Mascara is one of...
Urban Decay Lipstick Revolution Review

Urban Decay Lipstick Revolution Review

  Urban Decay have created a revolutionary lipstick, which is both super pigmented and highly moisturising. The Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick comes in a huge array of colours, which means everyone is sure to find a shade they admire. The colour payoff is amazing, the lasting ability is fantastic, and the formula is dreamy… It’s...
Origins Multitasking Masks

Origins Multitasking Masks

The most effective way to tackle your skins imperfections is to address your skincare regime, which can be done by using products which target problem areas. However sometimes your skin needs a gentle nudge in the right direction… and the best way to do this is by using a miracle face mask. Step up Origins,...
Wild about Beauty Mattifying Balm Review

Wild about Beauty Mattifying Balm Review

We’ve all suffered from a shiny face at some point, especially during the summer months when the weather is balmy and the air is slightly muggy. While a dewy finish can make you look glowing, you definitely don’t want an oil slick situation going on! The most obvious option to tackle oil is to use...
Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream Review

Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream Review

CC Cream is taking over the beauty world by storm; Origins Smarty Plants being the newest addition. The Smarty Plants CC Cream (or complexion corrector if you will) contains SPF 20 and is full of natural ingredients. We put this super cream to the test… Carolyn I have now been using the Origins CC Cream...
Clarins Autumn Makeup Collection: Graphic Expression

Clarins Autumn Makeup Collection: Graphic Expression

Clarins launched their new makeup collection this week, with plenty of time for us to prepare for the autumn/winter season which is fast approaching. A comfortable balance of intense colour, taupe hues and satin finishes, the emphasis is all on the eyes for the upcoming season… The product which initially caught our eye was the...
Givenchy Fall Collection 2013

Givenchy Fall Collection 2013

  Givenchy’s new makeup collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 has launched, just in time for our Paris week focus at House of Fraser. We are head over heels in love with these new beauty products, and think they’re perfect for the season ahead.     Firstly, the packaging… Sophisticated and chic, the soft mock crocodile print...
Hugo Boss Jour Pour Femme Review

Hugo Boss Jour Pour Femme Review

Boss Jour Pour Femme, the new fragrance by Hugo Boss, has arrived just in time for summer. While the bottle is off-white, sleek and timeless, the scent itself is an elegant blend of freesia, lily of the valley and grapefruit. Perfect for the lazy summer days, this new perfume has been created to inspire women...