Beauty, fragrance

New fragrances – The Collection

When I saw that the launch event for The Collection was in the Mandrake Library I began to think that perhaps there would be a twist to this launch. The library houses a collection of arts, photography, fashion, design and literature books curated specially for the hotel, featuring a selection of monographs on artists whose… Continue reading New fragrances – The Collection

Caudalie Elixir
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Empties – November 2017

There are some really classy numbers in this November empties run down! I've only just reviewed the Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate and I've already started my second bottle! If you missed it then you can read what I thought about it here. This was the month that I got to trial my first Kiehl's products! I tried… Continue reading Empties – November 2017

Boots No 7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation
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Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation from No.7

You don't have to be a Strand On Beauty follower to know that No 7 have produced some of the most successful serums in the UK - although I have written about them here if you need reminding. Now they've incorporated the most effective anti-ageing ingredients from  No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum into their Lift… Continue reading Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation from No.7

Aurelia Miracle Cleanser
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Empties – October 2017

Just four products used up this month but they're all little gems! SkinCeuticals Retexturising Activator The Retexturing Activator exfoliates and hydrates. It diminishes the appearance of surface lines and smooths skin; increases the look of overall radiance; boosts moisture levels and is ideal for all skin types. Ingredients include: Refined Urea Complex, Kombuchka (kombucha + black… Continue reading Empties – October 2017

Boots No 7 Serums
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Is growing up with good skincare habits down to chance – or is it a family thing?

Sponsored feature in partnership with Boots No.7 Did I get skin care tips from my Mum? Not many really. She used to have a pot of something called vanishing cream when I was very small. She rubbed that on followed by a dab of loose powder from a mother of pearl compact and then a… Continue reading Is growing up with good skincare habits down to chance – or is it a family thing?

Beauty, business

What we want! What must retailers do to survive?

Consumers can be fickle - what's the brand of the moment one day can be off the menu the next. In social media we flit from one platform to the next. One day Periscope is the next big thing, the next you're asking the question is Periscope dying? Instagram is the best for visuals isn't… Continue reading What we want! What must retailers do to survive?

Beauty, Uncategorized

Review – Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette 03 Rose Nudes

I've fallen for this pretty spring like  Masterpiece Nude Palette from  Max Factor in 03 Rose Nudes. This is one of three in the range but this one is best suited to cool tones you can see the other two here. The colours are a mix of mattes and shimmers that can combine for a… Continue reading Review – Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette 03 Rose Nudes

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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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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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May Empties

I kind of cheated in April as I didn't have time to include all of my empties from March in the "March Empties" post. I'd been blogging on my old pc and it was taking way too long. So I'm starting of this post on my shiny new laptop. I write about the empties as… Continue reading May Empties