Clarins Lovely Rose shade card
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My new palettes

No matter how many eyeshadow palettes I have squeezed into my makeup drawers I'm always excited to try more. So when a very generous goody bag from a Dave Lackie dinner contained two new high-end palettes I just didn't know which to try first. One was a teeny-tiny nude-toned mini palette from Dior and the… Continue reading My new palettes

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Lancome Energie de Vie
Beauty

How I Discovered Lancôme Énergie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser

I wanted to tell you about the Lancome Energie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser - and I'll do that in a bit but first I wanted to tell you something about the kind of beauty blogger that I am. I started out knowing what I like and sharing that with friends and anyone who would listen.… Continue reading How I Discovered Lancôme Énergie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser

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?

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Empties May 2016

And so it's time to look at May's empties! There are so many good things that have come to an end during this month so I'm going to head straight into the list. 3107 London Heart & Soul Deep Cleansing Make Up Remover This 3107 London Heart & Soul Deep Cleansing Make-Up Remover has been so… Continue reading Empties May 2016

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I took the Pycnogenol challenge!

About a month ago I was asked if I'd like to trial some products. One of them, the Clarins Double Serum was a product that I'd heard good things about and the other Pycnogenol (a French maritime pine bark extract) was a supplement that I'd never heard of and couldn't pronounce. I didn't understand what… Continue reading I took the Pycnogenol challenge!

Beauty, giveaway

Strand On Beauty’s 1st Blog Birthday Giveaway!

It's time for me to say all those things that people say when they reach a milestone in their blogging "journey". First though I want to say thank you! I really can't believe how much I've achieved this year. I started out just taking a look at WordPress to see what the fuss was about. I… Continue reading Strand On Beauty’s 1st Blog Birthday Giveaway!

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Debenhams Beauty Club Awards 2014 – Beauty Club Event

I was very lucky to be invited to attend an event last night in Oxford Street which celebrated and introduced Debenhams Beauty Club Members and Telegraph readers to some of the Debenhams Beauty Club Award winners. We were greeted by representatives of Viktor & Rolf who presented us (I went with my daughter Safi) with a… Continue reading Debenhams Beauty Club Awards 2014 – Beauty Club Event

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Professional Beauty London

Today was the first time that I've visited the Professional Beauty Show. When I stepped outside of the show this afternoon, my initial thoughts were that it was that the experience was a cross between a morroccan bazaar, a car boot sale and shopping on Oxford Street! The sights and smells and colours and smells all… Continue reading Professional Beauty London