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[Unpaid AD Includes Gifted & Affiliate Links] Empties August 2019

Its been a long hot summer and I've been loving the weather and enjoying family time and using up some real gems. Here are my empties for the last few months. Bodycare Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel 250ml £8 I bought this one as part of my supermarket shop and didn't think to take a… Continue reading [Unpaid AD Includes Gifted & Affiliate Links] Empties August 2019

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My new palettes

No matter how many eye shadow 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… Continue reading My new palettes


My autumn fragrance collection – new additions

It's about this time of year that I like to swap around the fragrances  I have on display. I put away the overtly summery scents and bring out the autumn/winter stash. What's exciting this time around is that I've got two new fabulous scents to add to the collection that I want to share with… Continue reading My autumn fragrance collection – new additions


Loving (and losing) Nyx Cosmetics

I've heard so much about Nyx cosmetics since I've been blogging but I'm not one for queuing and each time I've seen a Nyx stand at a show people have been falling over themselves to get their hands on goodies from the range. So you can imagine how chuffed I was when I found the Satin… Continue reading Loving (and losing) Nyx Cosmetics


My Autumn/Winter Fragrance Edit

My perfume collection has now outgrown the top of my cupboard and I've decided it would be a good idea to pack away my summer fragrances and make room for my autumn and winter favourites. This has left me with a more manageable number, twelve in fact, that I can display and choose from each day.… Continue reading My Autumn/Winter Fragrance Edit


Review – DIOR Diorshow Liner – Waterproof Long-Lasting Backstage Eyeliner

You know that sinking feeling when you run out of a staple beauty product that you use every day and then even worse you realise that you won't be able to replace it before you next need to use it? Yes that! I've been using my RMK Ingenious waterproof pencil eyeliner everyday for months. It's the perfect colour… Continue reading Review – DIOR Diorshow Liner – Waterproof Long-Lasting Backstage Eyeliner

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.… Continue reading Strand On Beauty’s 1st Blog Birthday Giveaway!


Strand On Beauty Recommends – My favourite beauty finds of 2014

This year I've discovered some amazing products and as it's the time of year when you reflect on the past I've decided to create a list of some of my favourites. Some are budget and some are high end and I've listed them in alphabetical order by product type. Brow pencil - Sleek Eyebrow Stylist Cleanser… Continue reading Strand On Beauty Recommends – My favourite beauty finds of 2014


Empties – September 2014

So it's empties time and oddly this month there haven't been too many things that I've actually finished. I can't really decide why that is. I've been using lots of beauty products that's for sure but I've also been gifted lots of new things to try and I can be quite fickle and flit from… Continue reading Empties – September 2014


July 2014 – Empties

Just a few items used up this month but they're all goodies! Rituals Zensation Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Foaming Shower Gel Sensation So sad this one is all gone! It's really the best feeling and the best scent I've ever had from a shower gel. And it's really made my skin feel great! There… Continue reading July 2014 – Empties