House of Fraser Apothecary launches online!

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 10 - 2011

Finally!  The House of Fraser Apothecary has launched online which means that poor souls like myself (who’s nearest HoF is an hours drive away) can finally take advantage of some of the new and exclusive brands available to the department store.

I previously wrote about the Lippmann Collection of nail polishes that I’m still salivating over.  I’m finding it damn near impossible to pick a preferred choice though!

I’m also curious about the Body America range of skincare… potentially good, affordable products that have enough about them (New York Cheesecake Body Butter anyone?) to raise real interest in how they feel, work and smell.

Other highlights include colostrum-based skincare brand Electric Body who hail from New Zealand and promise anti-aging delights (albeit at a price!), Aussie brand MOR – yes, they of the exquisite packaging and French pharmacie skincare brand Filorga who’s origins (in mesotherapy and injectible forms of anti-aging) promise the same results but without the needles.

I spent an indecent amount of time in the Guildford store just after Christmas… there *may* have been Guerlain purchases, I will neither confirm nor deny those rumours.

Have you stopped by the new House of Fraser Apothecary yet?


14 Responses to “House of Fraser Apothecary launches online!”

  1. eRiN says:

    Oh wow, those pretty, pretty lashes are 36 of your British pounds!! I think this website is off limits to me, based on my lack of income :/ Pretty things to look at though!

  2. Lucy says:

    Ooh, hello more Deborah Lippmann polishes to add to my collection! Think Boom Boom Pow and Ruby Red Slippers are the way to go…

  3. Viv in the UK says:

    That’s good for me – my local HofF is not great at all, but it’s possible to order on-line and have sent direct to the store so that I can pick it up without worrying about postage and being in when the package arrives 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    I’ve been waiting since October for this, I’m SO excited to finally be able to get my hands on some DL polishes!! Hurrah for HoF!

  5. Wendy says:

    Oh oh oohhh! International delivery! Yay! Deborah Lippmann! *falls over*

  6. Scientific Housewife says:

    I’ll have to check this out!

  7. Sarah says:

    your nearest HOF is that far away? and you dont live near a Mac? bloody hell Charlotte, you need to come to my endz. i’ll take you on a whilstlestop tour of good old east croydon xxxxxx

  8. Gemx says:

    Finally! I have already ordered my Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance. So many others I wanted, but I shall have to wait till payday 🙂

  9. Tusnelda says:

    Electric Body is supposed to work quantum-physically in terms that our skin cells react to the vibrational frequency of everything they come in contact with, either in a healthy or toxic way.
    Colostrum-based skincare… I wonder what sort of vibes come through when the first and nutritionally most signifikant milk is taken away from a calf and its new mum.

  10. Charlotte says:

    I’m really annoyed about this actually. I saw your last post said the apothecary would launch in October so I patiently waited to no avail and finally gave up and emailed customer service – and got a snooty reply with no time frame. Then it finally does launch and the prices are all over the place – with the DL polishes from £14 to £18 for no reason I can fathom out (seems like newer ones may be more expensive?) and to top it all off Across the Universe has disappeared from the site completely.

    (I’m not angry with you, but needed somewhere to get this out!)

    • Hi Charlotte, it has been a bit of a wait hasn’t it? I think they had most of the Apothecary stuff in fairly early on but it was the DL polishes that got held up 🙁 (it would be wouldn’t it!).

      I’m sure I know the answer to that £14 / £18 question… I think the glitter flake ones are more expensive in the US too aren’t they?

      Across The Universe is the black/blue isn’t it? Looks stunning.. I hope you find it! xx

      • Charlotte says:

        I’m most confused about the pricing because Ruby Red Slippers is one of those chunky glitters and is priced at £14 but Across the Universe is a glitter and £18. I suppose I shouldn’t complain as it seems that RRS is cheaper than it should be!

        Thanks x

  11. tass says:

    I want the Happy Birthday polish but I can’t bring myself to spend £14 on a bottle. I may get the Mr to buy it for me…..mwahaha

  12. martine says:

    Thanks for this blog post. Just ordered 2. Sadly they have sold out of the happy birthday polish already. When you search it just says no longer in stock. Shame the website is not like John Lewis which allows you to enter your email address to be notified when the product comes back in stock. Looked in the Manchester store before Christmas but they did not have the polishes in store. Will have to check if they have them in on Thursday. Like House of Fraser but not the most organised of shops!

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