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House of Fraser Belfast celebrates its 5th birthday!

House of Fraser in Victoria Square is opened 5 years this month. It's hard to believe! It's also really hard to imagine Victoria Square not being there either. Belfast was such a different city without it. To celebrate 5 years of House of Fraser Belfast I've picked my 5 favourite things about the store- let me know what yours are!

Mary Portas
A woman that doesn't need an introduction at all! Her range at House of Fraser has wowed me over the past year. It's a bit pricey but the quality is amazing- very classic fits and pieces which can be dressed up and down. Due to her famous hair, her signature colour is orange so there are always a few orange items in the range which makes me super duper happy. I'm currently lusting over this gorgeous orange dress- it would be so great for the Spring and Summer months. It's £135 but I think you would have it for years!





The Underwear Department
I love underwear (And I say underwear because let's be frank, lingerie has meaning of it being sexy and Spanx are anything but!). I always find it is a real "pick me up" when I feel a bit down! With brands from Wonderbra to gorgeous Biba undies, the underwear department can help you feel glam or sort out "bumpy" dilemmas. The girls who work in this department are so lovely and knowledgeable. It's a great place to visit if you are having trouble with a certain clothing item- whether you need a backless bra, a pair of Spanx or simply need re-fitted, the girls are there to help you! I've also picked up many a bargain bra from House of Fraser! I love this DKNY Bodysuit... pretty sexy for shape wear!
 
 
 
Shavata Eyebrow Studio
I have been having my eyebrows threaded for years. I am a real eyebrow enthusiast so I'm always looking for ways to improve mine. I would dabble between waxing and threading but after a recent trip to Shavata (which is based up in the corner of the beauty hall), I'm converted! You get to lie up on a very comfy leather chair and it feels private. I often hear the complaint of people feeling self conscious because it's in a department store but it feels like it's own contained unit. No one can watch you! If you have unruly brows or have never touched your brows, go and try threading! It can change the shape of your face and lasts much longer than waxing or plucking. You can read more about Shavata and their services and products here.

Laura Mercier
I have been wearing Laura Mercier makeup for about 3 years now and cannot image changing anytime soon. Their Silk Creme Foundation is the best coverage foundation I've ever used. It doesn't make your skin feel heavy and blends out beautifully. It cost £33 but I often would get about 6 months from one tube making it very good for cost per usage! I also am a big fan of their eyebrow pencil which looks like brow powder when applied! More than the brand, I love the girl's who work at the Laura Mercier counter in House of Fraser. They are so friendly and always offer to try any products on before I buy them! There are so many products in their range...I think I'll move on to the body care next!




Mango
Mango has been one of my favourite brands for years. Their clothes are amazing quality and very affordable. When I was younger, I used to love when we would go on holiday and get to go to a Mango. We sadly no longer have a stand alone store in Belfast but the department in House of Fraser Belfast fills my void! Everything from their tees to jeans and AMAZING going out dresses, Mango is a brand that I will continue to go back to. I also think it's a grand brand as it covers a huge age range- I've loved it from my teens and my mum in her 40s loves the stuff too. Kate Moss was in their latest campaign which is a fabulous endorsement! I love this Chanel style jacket which comes in for a fraction of the price of a real one for £79.99.
 
If you love the House of Fraser as much as I do, make sure to visit the store between the 6th-10th of March for exclusive discounts, giveaways and gifts with purchase on certain brands! There's also going to be live music in the store across the 5 days.
 
Happy 5th Birthday House of Fraser!
 
G x