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House of Fraser FREE Elizabeth Arden Gift With Purchase!

Posted on April 21, 2016


Hi Guys!

You know I love a good gift with purchase offer – or GWP as those in the know like to call it. House of Fraser always have fantastic offers, and their latest one is a makeup bag packed full of products that really is worth picking up…

You just need to purchase two or more Elizabeth Arden products, with at least one being skincare, and you will receive one of two gift sets absolutely FREE, worth up to an amazing £83.00!

Each set comes in a colourful Elizabeth Arden makeup bag, which is a really good size – as are the products, all are very generous samples varying up to a massive 50ml in size.

The first option is the Prevage Set, shown above, this is what’s included –

  • Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser, 50ml.
  • Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum, 5ml.
  • Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion, 15ml.
  • Grand Entrance Mascara, 2.5g.
  • Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil, 30ml.
  • (Plus a free Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick worth £20 with any third purchase)

And the second option is the Ceramide Set, including –

  • Ceramide Lift & Firm Day Cream
  • Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum
  • Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser
  • Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil
  • Grand Entrance Mascara
  • (Plus a free Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick worth £20 with any third purchase)

This really is the perfect way to try our some of Elizabeth Arden’s fantastic products! The gift with purchase offer runs from 21st April through to 7th May subject to availability, and you can shop the offer online here.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Save £10 on 30 Top Products at the House of Fraser Beauty Event!

Posted on March 28, 2016


Hi Guys!

The House of Fraser Beauty event is back again, and this year it’s been revamped just for you! All you have to do is spend £50 or more on beauty, including one of House of Fraser’s ‘favourites’ in your purchase to receive £10 off your order. This will run inclusively from Monday 21st March to Sunday 3rd April.

“This season we’ve shaken things up and want people to move out of their beauty comfort zone to explore the hottest looks for Spring Summer 2016 . Our in-house team of beauty experts has created ‘Fraser Beauty’ a guide to mastering this seasons colour trends including a graphic eye, bold lip and technicolour nail as well as tips for achieving the perfect base to compliment the new look. Our offer allows customers to restock from our selection of 30 make-up and skincare products and then receive £10 off something else- the perfect opportunity to try something a little more daring” – Ruth Newman, Director of Beauty

To celebrate the launch of Fraser Beauty, House of Fraser stores across the nation will also be hosting a variety of exciting and events. Customers will have the opportunity to discover more about the products in the offer and receive advice from experts, all whilst enjoying a lovely glass of bubbly.


You can check out the list of House of Fraser’s beauty favourites below – plus you’ll also receive Double Recognition Points on your order too!

  1. Benefit Exclusive Cheekathon Blush Kit, £44.50 
  2. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer 30ml £29.50 
  3. Lancôme Hypnose Mascara £23 
  4. Clinique Smart Treatment Oil 30ml £38 
  5. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation £37 
  6. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip £21.50 
  7. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+Pump £30 
  8. Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream 15ml £22 
  9. Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate 30ml £36 
  10. Estee Lauder Revitalising Supreme £62 
  11. Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream SPF 20 50ml £42 
  12. Lancôme Advance Genifique 30ml £59 
  13. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Foundation 50ml £30 
  14. Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream 30ml £108 
  15. Lancôme Juicy Shaker £18.50 
  16. Kiehl’s Turmeric And Cranberry Seed Energising Mask £28 
  17. NARS Blusher £23 
  18. Clarins Double Serum 30ml £69 
  19. Yves Saint Lauren Le Teint Touché Éclat Foundation 30ml £32.50 
  20. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick £33 
  21. Clarins Super Restorative Eye Concentrate 15ml £54 
  22. Benefit They’re Real Mascara £19.50 
  23. Laura Mercier Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Finish Foundation 30ml £35 
  24. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation 30ml £30 
  25. Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick £29.50 
  26. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 50ml £70 
  27. Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat £25 
  28. Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base 50ml £39 
  29. Estee Lauder New Dimension Pump& Fill Lip £29 
  30. Urban Decay Naked Palette £38.50 

House of Fraser have very kindly sent me a few of these gorgeous products to try out. I’ve given a brief overview of them below, and full reviews will be coming up shortly –

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint in BD10 – You can probably guess this by the name, but YSL have taken the technology used in their cult Touche Eclat highlighter, and incorporated it into their latest foundation. The lightweight fluid of Touche Eclat Le Teint aims to illuminate the complexion with its magic light infused formula, whilst erasing imperfections, leaving skin looking natural, radiant and perfected.

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch in Shade 1 Rose lumiere – Would you believe it if I said touché Eclat has been around for 20 years now? Twenty years!! Most of you will know what Touche Eclat is, so I’ll only touch on this one briefly (See what I did there?) This is the gold clicky pen of dreams, is brightens, highlights, and adds luminosity to your complexion – definitely a must have!

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Foundation in shade Groenland – This is a rather fabulous sounding oil-free matte foundation which offers SPF30 protection with a soft velvet-matte finish. The formula contains NARS’ innovative Velvet Illusion Complex to instantly transform the look of skin, creating an immediate soft-focus effect that helps to blur imperfections and minimise the look of pores.

Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream 15ml – This sounds exactly what I could do with right now, a cream to ‘pep up’ my ever puffy and dark-circled eye area. You just use twice a day to hydrate, brighten, and generally perk up your under-eyes, leaving you feeling refreshed, and looking wide awake.

Estee Lauder Revitalising Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream – This is a high-performance and multi-action creme to help significantly reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing, including lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness and dehydration. This products aims to instantly give skin a smoother, clearer, more radiant appearance.

Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Masque – This is an invigorating, energising and exfoliating mask, perfect for targeting a dull and fatigued complexion, giving skin a natural and healthy appearance – I really think I’m going to love this! It’s formulated with cranberry & turmeric to even the skin tone, while crushed cranberry seeds gently exfoliate for smoother, brighter, illuminated-looking skin.

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products? Or if you’re hoping to pick any up in the Beauty Event?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Three Fragrances Guaranteed to be Loved this Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2015


Hi Guys!

Happy Christmas Eve! The big day is almost upon us, and today is literally your absolute final chance for picking up some last minute gifts. Personally, I think you can’t go wrong with fragrance – well you can go wrong, but fragrance in itself always makes a fantastic present.

The question is though, would she prefer an oud? Or is she more floral? Or maybe fruity? Is she a fan of tuberose? (I am!) Or musk or leather? The fact is that buying fragrance is hard. Scent is such a personal thing, it’s difficult to get it right.


I love nothing more that trying out weird and wonderful perfumes, the more niche the better, I just enjoy the experience. But if you’re looking for a fail-safe fragrance this Christmas, I’ve put together three perfumes that I personally have and love. These are all off the shelf, reasonably priced and very popular. I haven’t met a person that didn’t like them –


Starting with Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, this was one of my first ‘grown up’ fragrances. I remember checking this out in store many many years ago and I was instantly captivated. It’s an intense, sensual feminine scent, yet easy to wear. Classique has top notes of rose and rum essence, heart notes of vanilla orchid and daffodil and base notes of sweet amber, sandalwood absolute, tonka bean and velvety bourbon vanilla. This is probably one of the most distinctive off-the-shelf fragrances you’ll find.

Next is Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb, not a new fragrance by any means, but new to my personal fragrance wardrobe. I couldn’t wait to try Flowerbomb out. I’ve been using V&R’s Bonbon for a while now as my go to day to day fragrance, so I really had high hopes for Flowerbomb – and I wasn’t disappointed. Flowerbomb contains top notes of tea and bergamot, middle notes of sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia, and rose, with a base note of patchouli. It’s a beautifully soft and sweet floral scent, it’s a pretty yet sophisticated fragrance, that’s right up there with Bonbon now as one of my daily favourites.

And lastly, the newest of the bunch, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium. I haven’t tried the original Opium fragrance, but I picked up Black Opium about a year or so ago when it first launched, and it’s just such a stunning fragrance so I wanted to include it today. Black Opium is warm and sweet, floral and fruity yet definitely intense and glamourous. An obvious evening scent, it oozes confidence and sensuality. Black Opium has top notes of pink pepper and orange blossom, mid notes of jasmine and coffee, and base notes of vanilla, patchouli and cedarwood.

I also wanted to use this opportunity to let you know that House of Fraser have a fantastic new offer coming up. Starting midday today and ending on 3rd Jan 2016, they will be bringing you a different beauty offer every day! Starting with 10% off all Mascaras (24th – 26th December) there will be amazing new deals coming up every day, including Eye Palettes, Serums, Moisturisers and much more. Make sure you keep an eye on the site to see which deals are on!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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My Autumn Fashion Wishlist

Posted on September 22, 2015

autumn fashion wishlist

Hi Guys!

Did you know Autumn is officially upon us as of tomorrow? (according to Google anyway) It’s suddenly turned super cold here, resulting in me living in jogging bottoms, my other half’s chunky socks and my red blanket – what a great look hey!

Because of the sudden cold turn in the weather, I’ve also been considering what to update in my wardrobe. On one hand I want to wait till I’ve lost more weight before buying anything new, but on the other hand I love A/W fashion and I JUST WANT TO BUY ALL THE THINGS!

So, out with my beloved yet flimsy (only because they’re made of fabric) Schuh flats I’ve been loving all summer, and in with some sturdy shoes and boots I think! I also really want to get a cape or a wrap of some sort. I’m not sure which though yet, but I think worn right they can look really smart and chic.

Sticking with a seasonal palette of browns, greys and neutrals – with some gold jewellery of course, I’ve put together my top Autumn picks from some of my favourite fashion stores –

  1. Avelon Skinny Fit Trousers from Farfetch
  2. Chronicle Ring Set from Nasty Gal
  3. Givenchy Three Row Bracelet from Selfridges
  4. Vivien Westwood Primrose Zip Tote Bag from Daniel Footwear
  5. Moschino Bear Earrings from Selfridges
  6. Label Lab Lightweight Side Split Dress from House of Fraser
  7. Roll Neck Poncho from Esprit
  8. Matisse Nugent Ponyhair Ankle Boot from Nasty Gal

I’d love to hear if any of these take your fancy?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation + £10 Discount

Posted on September 16, 2015


Hi Guys!

The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is not a new product by any means, I think it’s been around since early 2013 actually but I just never got round to picking one up. I haven’t tried any other beauty products by Giorgio Armani before either, so I was really excited when House of Fraser kindly sent this over to me to review…


Georgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation is described as a silky, lightweight foundation, that captures the glow of perfect looking skin. I tend to go for this type of base rather than a matte finish as my skin is a bit of a pain and tends be be dry in places, and no matter how much I try to improve my skin, there’s always a least a bit of dryness going somewhere on my face! Foundations with matte finishes will more often than not highlight dry areas, and apart from that they just seem to not sit so well on my skin.

So this foundation really does sound perfect for my skin type, it’s an oil-free hydrating fluid with Georgio Armani’s exclusive Micro-fil™ technology. Its also described as lightweight, with a silky texture that glides on seamlessly for an all-day, buildable coverage.

Well, I can tell you this is definitely a keeper! I’d describe the coverage as medium, which can be easily built up where required. The liquid itself is super light weight, and it reminds me a bit of the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation but this is not quite as watery feeling, and it really does give the most natural, seamless ‘no-makeup’ finish. There’s no cakeyness, no creasing and no dryness with this foundation at all. It also has a super lightweight feel on the skin that’s so comfortable you don’t actually feel like yore wearing foundation, which I just love.

I have shade 3.5 which is perfect to give a hint of glow to my pale complexion, also this foundation comes 21 shades in all, so there should be something to suit everyone. I’d highly recommend it to anyone with dry skin like me that’s looking for a natural, no-makeup finish.


This fantastic foundation is also part of House of Fraser’s latest Beauty Confidential offer which has recently started…

beauty confidential

With this offer, you can receive £10 off one of your favourite beauty products, when you buy one of House of Fraser’s 30 beauty favourites listed below –

  1. Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream 30ml £108
  2. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick £26.50
  3. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion 125ml £30
  4. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40 £39
  5. Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder £35.50
  6. Laura Mercier Foundation Primers £29
  7. Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation 30ml £31.50
  8. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10 30ml £30
  9. Estée Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum 30ml £62
  10. Clarins Double Serum 50ml £69
  11. Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate 15ml £54
  12. Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate 15ml £48
  13. Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Make Up Primer 25ml £28.50
  14. Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster 30ml £45
  15. Nars Audacious Lipstick £24
  16. Clinique Beyond Perfecting 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer 30ml £25
  17. Clarins Perfecting Touch 15ml £26.50
  18. Urban Decay Naked Palettes (all, including Smoky) £38
  19. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex II 50ml £70
  20. Decléor Hydra Floral Multi Protection Light Cream 50ml £39.50
  21. Clinique Smart Custom Serum 50ml £68
  22. Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep Protector £60
  23. Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate Oil 30ml £36
  24. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 30ml £36.50
  25. Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick £34
  26. bareMinerals Get Started Complexion Kit £39
  27. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch £25
  28. Lancôme Volume à Porter Mascara £22.50
  29. Benefit Roller Lash £19.50
  30. Nars Blush £23

This offer ends on Tuesday 22nd September, and you can check out the full details here.

House of Fraser stores nationwide are also hosting a variety of exciting Beauty Confidential Events throughout the month of September, where customers will have the opportunity to discover the products in the offer, get advice from the experts and enjoy a glass of bubbly too, so do take a look at their site to find out about your nearest event!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (30ml) is available now for £36.50 from House of Fraser.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Awesome Clarins Skincare Offer + Giveaway!

Posted on September 7, 2015


Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a great start to your week? Today I wanted to let you know that one of my favourite stores, House of Fraser have been at it again with their amazing gift with purchase offers, and this time one of my favourite ever brands is offering a fantastic selection of products completely free!

You just need to purchase two Clarins products from House of Fraser, with one of them being skincare, to receive this amazing set of three skincare products. The Tonic Body Balm alone is a full sized 100ml tube worth £31.00!

Included in the set is the Pure Melt Cleansing Gel, 50ml – this a fabulous triple texture 3-in-1 cleanser designed for all skin types. This cleansing gel quickly transforms into an oil that melts-away every last trace of excess oil and impurities from your skin – including even the heaviest make-up. I love how water activates the gel, turning it into a silky milk that rinses skin clean, it also soothes and nourishes with Marula Oil for optimal radiance and comfort.

Also I love the Tonic Body Balm With Essential Oils, 100ml – this refreshing body treatment, with a firming blend of Ginseng and Apple Seed Oil, soothes dryness, improves vitality and promotes the appearance of toned, supple-looking skin. It refreshes the senses with the aromatic essences of Geranium, Rosewood, Mint and Rosemary and the non-oily texture delivers a satin-fresh finish. Clarins recommend you smooth on after using their Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate and Tonic Body Treatment Oil for a professional, at-home spa treat. I think I may just have to snap these up too! 🙂

And lastly the Hand and Nail Treatment Cream 50ml – this is Clarins’ professional, emollient-rich moisturizing hand cream, with soothing Sesame Oil and fortifying Japanese Mulberry. This moisturising cream forms an invisible protective “glove” that shields hands from the elements, keeping skin smooth and silky and minimising signs of ageing. It softens and comforts chapped, irritated and sore hands, and brings moisture relief to dry skin on hands. It also helps tostrengthen nails and condition cuticles for naturally clean, soft and youthful-looking hands.

You can take a look at this amazing offer and the whole Clarins range stocked by House of Fraser here.

I also have one of these sets to give away to one lucky reader! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally and will run for one week. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch. Good luck!

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I hoe you enjoyed my post xx

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House of Fraser Estee Lauder Gift With Purchase

Posted on August 21, 2015


Hi Guys!

Happy Friday! I’ve just put together quick post to let you know about House of Fraser’s latest exclusive Gift With Purchase (GWP) promotion.

From yesterday, Thursday 20th August until Saturday 5th September you can take home this fantastic luxury Estee Lauder gift set, with any two Estee Lauder purchases from House of Fraser, with one purchase to be skincare or foundation.


The gift set includes –

  • Advanced Night Repair Serum, 7ml.
  • Advanced Night Repair Eye, 5ml.
  • Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme, 15ml.
  • Perfectly Clean Milti Action Foam Cleanser, 30ml.
  • Pure Color Gloss in 09 Rock Candy, 6ml.
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in G9 So Vain.
  • Lips To Envy 3x mini samples in Intense Nude, Powerful & Envious, and a Doublewear Concealer mini sample in Light / Medium
  • Limited Edition Makeup Bag

You can shop House of Fraser’s Estee Lauder products here.

I hope you enjoyed my post, and happy shopping! xxx

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