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In praise of blogging….

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….

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UK Blog Awards – It’s Time For The Public Vote

It's almost two years since I started writing about beauty here on Strand On Beauty. I didn't plan to set the world on fire and, before anyone else says it, it's true to say that I haven't but that doesn't mean to say that I haven't made any impact at all. When I started out… Continue reading UK Blog Awards – It’s Time For The Public Vote

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First Thoughts – Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil & Vichy LiftActiv Supreme

I've had a bit of a Vichy-fest this week! I've been re-acquainted with a couple of old favourites  Vichy Aqualia Thermal and Vichy Idealia Eyes  and am excited to be trying out Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil and Vichy LiftActiv Supreme. Normally I'd try out products that are new to me for a couple of weeks so that I… Continue reading First Thoughts – Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil & Vichy LiftActiv Supreme

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Review – Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

As soon as I received this Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum I fell in love with it and had to show you how it looked right away. Here it is when it was straight out of the pack! I couldn't wait for daylight to take the best photo I just wanted you to see it. You all… Continue reading Review – Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

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And All That Jazz…..

I met the lovely girl behind the brand All That Jazz when I went to the Olympia Beauty Show and her obvious enthusiasm is matched in this fresh vibrant brand, I was lucky enough to be gifted two products from the All That Jazz range. The first of these was the nail lacquer in the shade Simply… Continue reading And All That Jazz…..

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Superdrug Unlock AW14

Yesterday I was the guest of Superdrug and ZPR at  their press event - #Unlock AW14. I had such a lovely welcome and was able to see not only all the new  products for Autumn and Christmas but I saw some of them demonstrated in two masterclasses. The first was a demonstration of a halloween/autumn look using… Continue reading Superdrug Unlock AW14

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Review – dr.organic Bioactive Skincare Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner

  This  dr.organic Bioactive Skincare Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner has all the contemporary aspects that beauty bloggers love products to contain. It's organic, it's got argan oil and it got  vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. So I set out to find out how it is at doing the job it sets out to do -… Continue reading Review – dr.organic Bioactive Skincare Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner

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Reviews – Vichy Idealia Life Serum & Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

I've been trying out these two products - Vichy Idealia Life Serum and  Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes over the past week or two. Prior to using these products I'd been using a regime that gave me a few dry patches on my face and so I was a little nervous as to… Continue reading Reviews – Vichy Idealia Life Serum & Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

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Review – La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

I've been so excited to get my hands on the La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System due to launch in September 2014 RRP £32.95. It will be exclusively available from larger Boots and online at Boots.com. Now I've had the chance to try it out and can tell you about my first experience with this iconic brand!… Continue reading Review – La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

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Review – Nars Sheer Glow Foundation & Space NK

  I finally found a great excuse to visit my local Space NK again. I don't know why but I'd always thought that the shop looked a bit intimidating. I had a perception of place full of up market products and beautifully made up women that looked like they might judge you if your eye-liner isn't… Continue reading Review – Nars Sheer Glow Foundation & Space NK