MUA Makeup Academy Pro Base

[Ad – Gifted & Affiliate Links] Brand Focus – MUA Makeup Academy

People talk a lot these days about how they want the people they look to, to tell them about beauty and make-up products, to be relatable. I've been pondering about this a bit, and from my perspective, I know I want to hear about what's out there that I can treat myself too - aspirational… Continue reading [Ad – Gifted & Affiliate Links] Brand Focus – MUA Makeup Academy

Hello Happy Gimme Brow and It's Potent

Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation From Benefit

Whilst there are many blurring products out there I've found that there are very few blurring foundations which is why I've been so excited to try out the new Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation from Benefit. I'd seen it available online but couldn't find it in store - I mean it's almost impossible to get the… Continue reading Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation From Benefit

L'Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renew

Empties – June 2018

With a couple of weeks off work, I've managed to not leave my June empties too long before bringing them to you to tell you what I think. There are only four this month but I like to think that quality is better than quantity. What's also unusual is that three out of the four… Continue reading Empties – June 2018

Boots No 7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation

Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation from No.7

You don't have to be a Strand On Beauty follower to know that No 7 have produced some of the most successful serums in the UK - although I have written about them here if you need reminding. Now they've incorporated the most effective anti-ageing ingredients from  No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum into their Lift… Continue reading Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation from No.7

MAC Face & Body Foundation

How do you know when you’ve found the perfect foundation?

I don't know about you but I usually feel if I've got my foundation right then I'm going to be happy with my make up overall. But this isn't such an easy task - not least because what feels right on any particular day can depend on: the weather; if I have a tan or… Continue reading How do you know when you’ve found the perfect foundation?


GOSH AW16 Collection

Ok so right about now people in the know are talking about the SS17 collections so I'm late to the party with this news of the GOSH AW16 collection. That said I know that you wouldn't want me to skip telling you about the collection just because I'm late - my posts about GOSH cosmetics… Continue reading GOSH AW16 Collection


Brand Focus: Essence Cosmetics

I've been taking a look at Essence Cosmetics. I mentioned this to a colleague at work and she'd never heard of them but she had noticed my nail polish which she loved and said it reminded her of a favourite shade and look from a high end brand. That's when I told her it cost… Continue reading Brand Focus: Essence Cosmetics


Vincent Longo is in the UK!

  This week I was at MMCL's studio for a bloggers event to welcome Vincent Longo's COO Linda Treska and their global director of artistry Dominique Samuel in the week that they brought the brand back to the UK. The Brand Over 20 years Vincent Longo  has used innovative technology and luxurious high performance formulas… Continue reading Vincent Longo is in the UK!


How much is my face worth?

In all the time I've been blogging I've never got round to the "How much is my face worth?" post - there just doesn't seem to have been time. Now when it's much too hot to be out shopping and I've got a few hours to myself it feels like the perfect time to sit… Continue reading How much is my face worth?


Blenders, Brushes or Both?

Now I've been applying make-up for a fair few years now - around 50 I guess and the majority of those I applied foundation with my fingers, and I'm pretty sure it looked just fine. But when I received this Pamper Therapy Flawless Finish Sponge it made me think about the journey I've been on… Continue reading Blenders, Brushes or Both?