Beauty, Uncategorized

Empties – November 2015

  This month's empties list has got some really great products on it - why not check them out! 1. DHC Resveratrol Essence This was one third of this gorgeous set from DHC and such a great moisture booster - it's £43.00 here. 2. Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash I felt really pampered using this body wash as… Continue reading Empties – November 2015

accessories, Beauty

Discovering new fragrances and new friends

What nicer way can you think of to spend the evening than to spend an evening in gorgeous surroundings meeting fabulous new blogger friends over dinner and champagne? Oh yes -you can get the chance to try out classic fragrances and new launches at the same time! On Wednesday evening I was invited to a… Continue reading Discovering new fragrances and new friends


Empties – May 2015

These last few days I've been playing catch up in several areas of my life. At work I've been trying to get to the bottom of my pile of e-mails; at home I've been trying to catch up with the washing and ironing and on the blog I need to finish a lot of posts.… Continue reading Empties – May 2015


Review – ARK Skincare

I was introduced to ARK  Age Aware Skincare way back at the beginning of my blogging "career". I liked it straight away but it wasn't until I found the ARK anti-aging skin protector SPF30 primer that I truly fell in love! You can read about how I discovered it here.  Well, it was such a hit… Continue reading Review – ARK Skincare


Strand On Beauty Recommends – My favourite beauty finds of 2014

This year I've discovered some amazing products and as it's the time of year when you reflect on the past I've decided to create a list of some of my favourites. Some are budget and some are high end and I've listed them in alphabetical order by product type. Brow pencil - Sleek Eyebrow Stylist Cleanser… Continue reading Strand On Beauty Recommends – My favourite beauty finds of 2014

Beauty, health

Empties – November 2014

This month I've used up so many amazing products. You may just want to try some of them yourself. 1. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum First up for November, it's the delicious Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum. Sadly I didn't have the full size and this empty is just a small… Continue reading Empties – November 2014


Review – ARK Regenerating Skin Defence

Ever since I got this pot of lusciousness (is that a word? spell check says no!) that is ARK Regenerating Skin Defence from  the Inside Out Beauty Event I've been dying to try it. I'm not sure why I waited for so long as it was the "jewel in the crown" from my goodie bag that… Continue reading Review – ARK Regenerating Skin Defence


September’s Top Ten Posts on Strand on Beauty

I  did this top 10 post last month for the first time and you all seemed to like it so here we go for September (well the last 30 days to be honest but let's not get picky!) 10 Sneaking in at the bottom spot this week is my report of the Superdrug Unlock AW14 event. What… Continue reading September’s Top Ten Posts on Strand on Beauty


#Inside Out Beauty Event with ARK Skincare and the Elixir Clinic at Grace Belgravia

At the end of a long tiring week I was delighted to arrive at the oasis  of calm that is Grace Belgravia for an event with ARK Skincare and the Elixir Clinic. Tucked away in a select corner of London the women only club houses The Elixir Clinic, Grace Cafe, Grace Gym and Fitness, Grace Medical… Continue reading #Inside Out Beauty Event with ARK Skincare and the Elixir Clinic at Grace Belgravia


March Empties

First up is one from my favourite brands it's Estee Lauder's Resilience Lift Extreme Radiant Lifting Make-up in Ivory Beige. It has an SPF 15 and it works a treat. The colour match is perfect and my skin feels smooth and firm when I'm wearing it. Have just begun using a Clinique product and I'm wondering… Continue reading March Empties