So what have I got to say for myself now that Christmas is done with and 2018 is almost at an end? I've certainly not been posting on the blog as often as in previous years and despite there being drafts of several Christmassy type posts half written I've not posted for almost a month, … Continue reading So that was Christmas – what now?
This week I'm on leave from my day job and have more time to post about the make up and skin care that I love. I try to change things up a bit with make up, skin care and the odd lifestyle or travel post thrown in and this seems to work for me and … Continue reading Why I blog about what the hell I like! And a review of Makeup Revolution’s The ONE Highlight Contour Stick
For every one of the "big" bloggers who manage to turn their blog into a business there are thousands of us that manage their blog alongside a full time job. Here's my second set of blogging FAQs: Q1. How do you find the time? Well it's odd isn't it. They say that if you really … Continue reading Blogging FAQs -Juggling a blog with a full-time job
I've been mulling over doing this post and maybe a series of posts on what I've learned about blogging in the last couple of years. Almost every day someone asks my advice. They want to start blogging or they've got a site set up and want to take it to the next level. I'm always … Continue reading Blogging FAQs – Working with PRs and brands
Thinking about why it is that blogging is such a good medium for spreading the word about beauty it came to me that it’s because it’s such a flexible way of connecting with people. It can be that most basic of dialogue that’s written in a diary-like way - the original “web log” style that … Continue reading In praise of blogging….
You may have seen a while back that I was given a whole range of DHC products and I've been impressed by every single one. (Just enter DHC in the search box to find out more). Well somehow this one was left at the bottom of my stash of "must try soon" products. I had forgotten all … Continue reading Review – DHC Velvet Skin Coat
And so this is Christmas and what have you done? The words of the John Lennon classic prompt me to reflect on my life over the past year and think about what I've achieved and if I've done enough and been the best I can be? I guess that it's hard to know for sure and so … Continue reading And so this is Christmas…………..
I can't really decide whether I came late to the party as far as micellar water is comcerned or whether I was so early to the party that they hadn't coined the phrase micellar yet. I certainly tried a couple of cleansing waters years ago and asked myself why I was paying so much for … Continue reading Review – Bioderma Sensibio H20 make-up removing micelle solution
August was such a great month for Strand On Beauty and so I thought I would do a round-up of the top 10 posts over the last 30 days just in case you missed something. Here's what's been keeping you entertained - in reverse order: 10 - GOSH! News of the GOSH event at the Sanderson … Continue reading August’s Top Ten Posts on Strand on Beauty
I haven't written this kind of post before because I thought that no-one would want to know what I think or know about blogging. They just want me to get on with it and stay the hell out of their way! Recently though I've realised that I've learned quite a bit since I started in … Continue reading Being a beauty blogger……