I’ve been adding to my Collection

I'm sure you've all had products from Collection somewhere along the line. Even when it was back in the day when it was Collection 2000. Well I first picked up on this being a serious make up brand when I got an eyeshadow palette right back when I'd just started blogging. Pigmented colours and staying… Continue reading I’ve been adding to my Collection


Empties October 2016

Here's October's list of goodies that I've used up - some new and some repurchases starting with: Collection Moisturising Lip Butter in Vintage Rose This is a perfect day time pinky nude that's just perfect. I think that this is the second one I've used up all the way although I don't seem to have… Continue reading Empties October 2016


Nail and Lip Picks for Halloween

I've been rummaging through my favourite lip and nail colours to try and find shades that I can wear to a Halloween party. On a daily basis, I tend to shy away from darker colours as they can be a bit harsh for my age and colouring but still I've found that I've got quite… Continue reading Nail and Lip Picks for Halloween


Summer Shimmer Time?

It's getting to that time when the clocks go forward to British Summer Time and you want to get that summer look and yet the sun is nowhere to be seen and your skin looks duller than a foggy day in London. And so it's right about now that I reach for my favourite bronzer/highlighter… Continue reading Summer Shimmer Time?


#FaceTheDay Professional Palette from Collection

I think it's fair to say that us beauty bloggers love a good palette, so of course I was really happy to get my hands on this one from Collection! It contains all the essentials  in one place with a highlighter, blusher, bronzer and four eyeshadows. The highlighter has a slight sheen and is great… Continue reading #FaceTheDay Professional Palette from Collection


Pegasus Healthy Beauty Forum

This year's Pegasus Healthy Beauty Forum saw the unveiling of Weleda's newest range. It also saw the introduction of 14 new launches from beauty brands including Avene, Trilogy, Dr Organic and Manuka Doctor. There was also an Insights Forum with industry expert speakers. Sadly I had to miss this session due to the day job but was… Continue reading Pegasus Healthy Beauty Forum


Review – Collection Gorgeous Glow Highlighter Palette

This Collection Gorgeous Glow highlighter palette is like summer in a little block!  The stripes of colour are reminiscent of sand and tan and golden sun. My summer holiday is long gone and my tan is beginning to fade so I've been reaching for products that keep the memory alive. This palette is highly pigmented… Continue reading Review – Collection Gorgeous Glow Highlighter Palette


What’s on my face #3

I started off this morning thinking that it might be a good idea to try out my new La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL BB Cream as it's the weekend and I could get away with a bare faced look as I won't be in the office. Then I got to thinking maybe I could try out… Continue reading What’s on my face #3

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Concealer Comparison – Collection Lasting Perfection vs Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer

I don't really need concealer that often - I don't get too many spots but occasionally I like to brighten my under-eye area. There's a lot of hype about the NARS concealer but whilst I hold the brand in the highest esteem I didn't feel it was worth investing too much in a product that… Continue reading Concealer Comparison – Collection Lasting Perfection vs Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer

Beauty, blogging

August’s Top Ten Posts on Strand on Beauty

August was such a great month for Strand On Beauty and so I thought I would do a round-up of the top 10 posts over the last 30 days just in case you missed something. Here's what's been keeping you entertained - in reverse order: 10 - GOSH! News of the GOSH event at the Sanderson… Continue reading August’s Top Ten Posts on Strand on Beauty