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Last minute Christmas gift ideas for her

So when you all started talking about Christmas and other bloggers started writing their gift guides back in September I was telling myself it was way to early. So I waited till after Halloween, then I waited until after my daughter's birthday at the end of November and then I got to the week before… Continue reading Last minute Christmas gift ideas for her

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Skin Perfecting with Dermalogica

For the past few weeks I've been trialling the Skin Perfect Primer and the Overnight Repair Serum from the Dermalogica Skin Perfecting Set. You might have seen that I featured it in my Christmas Gift Guide and it's still in stock for the great price of £67.60 (bought individually they'd cost over £97!) if you… Continue reading Skin Perfecting with Dermalogica

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Essentials for Halloween, Christmas and beyond

To be honest I haven't really accepted that summer is done - even though I got caught in a thunderstorm today and had to put on a fleece while watching TV to save putting on the heating. Still Christmas events have been going on in the blogging world since July and eventually I had to… Continue reading Essentials for Halloween, Christmas and beyond

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And so this is Christmas…

So this is Christmas and what have I done? Yes it's that (slightly misquoted) John Lennon song that's set me thinking about what I've done this year - the people, the places, the opportunities taken and missed, the successes and mistakes, the good and the bad. I'm sitting here with a pile of presents to… Continue reading And so this is Christmas…

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December 2014’s Top 10 Posts on Strand On Beauty

I'm always surprised by to find out what interests you and how sometimes I can write something that hardly anyone reads and then months later it's everyone's favourite. I guess I still have a lot to learn about blogging and social media. So on this last day of 2014 I'm writing this list of my… Continue reading December 2014’s Top 10 Posts on Strand On Beauty

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And so this is Christmas…………..

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…………..

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Christmas Beauty Gifts For Under £20

It's alway hard to choose gifts at Christmas that are affordable and yet are the kind of gifts that you'd want to receive yourself. So I've been looking around to see what's available that fits the bill and these are some beauties that I've found on johnlewis.com  Liz Earle Christmas Skincare Discovery Gift Set This set has… Continue reading Christmas Beauty Gifts For Under £20