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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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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

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Loving (and losing) Nyx Cosmetics

I've heard so much about Nyx cosmetics since I've been blogging but I'm not one for queueing 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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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June Empties

And now its June and I've been blogging for 5 months. I can hardly remember a time when I could finish a product and just throw away the packaging without having to make sure I've noted it for my empties post. First up this month is... 1.Dior Prestige Satin Revitalising Nectar Oh dear  - I'm… Continue reading June Empties