Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum
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Staying hydrated this summer with Caudalie Vinosource

Now, you know that I don't normally review skin care products until I've had the opportunity to test them thoroughly - and I only picked up these beauties on Friday so this post isn't going to be about their efficacy. But I've got my hands on the best offer from Caudalie! I don't want you… Continue reading Staying hydrated this summer with Caudalie Vinosource

Mavala Skin Care
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Mavala takes a new direction

Chances are that if you know the brand name Mavala you'll know it because of its nail care products. This new venture has been in the making for a while and combines their Swiss heritage, botanical surroundings and scientific approach to create their Swiss Skin Solution. Key ingredients are: Swiss mallow flower for its anti-inflammatory… Continue reading Mavala takes a new direction

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Akar Skin – Tibetan Inspired Beauty

Things aren't always simple. Things aren't always black and white. But this time they are - well ok there's a little hint of gold on the packaging but what isn't improved by a touch of gold? What am I going on about? Well, today I'm talking about Akar Skin. When  I got an e-mail asking me… Continue reading Akar Skin – Tibetan Inspired Beauty

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Review – Avène Hydrance Optimale

It's about this time of year that I start to to think about using a lighter base. There are a few reasons for that, which include having a bit of a tan (that one hasn't happened quite yet); warmer weather meaning that heavier foundation slides down my face if I don't manage it carefully; and… Continue reading Review – Avène Hydrance Optimale

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Hydrablur Primer from Dermalogica

In all the time I've been blogging about Dermalogica products, I've never told you the story behind the brand. The reason for that is I've never questioned it. It's always just been there as a brand I knew I could trust. But now that I've found out a little about it I thought I'd share… Continue reading Hydrablur Primer from Dermalogica

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HydraFacial Treatment at Waterhouse Young

  I don't know about you but when your working day is pressured and there just doesn't seem a spare moment to concentrate on you it's a heavenly feeling when you know you're heading for a facial straight after work. It's even more heavenly when you know that it's in a Mayfair clinic that specialises in… Continue reading HydraFacial Treatment at Waterhouse Young

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Review – Skin D-Luxe Dream Skin Cleansing Melt & Prime Time Age Defying Moisturiser from Fake Bake Beauty at Home

During the past week or two I've been trying out these two Skin D-Luxe skin care products that I first came across at the Fake Bake Beauty at Home event. I saw the products on display and they didn't really jump out at me as being anything special as they sat there on the shelf. But as… Continue reading Review – Skin D-Luxe Dream Skin Cleansing Melt & Prime Time Age Defying Moisturiser from Fake Bake Beauty at Home

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Review – Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque

It's taken me a while to get around to trying out this Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque.  I picked it up at the beginning of May when I attended a Dermalogica and Sodastream event. Truth be told I'm a but rubbish at using treatments. I mean I'm really good at cleansing and moisturising and using sun protection as part… Continue reading Review – Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque

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Strand On Beauty’s top 10 posts from the last 30 days – April/May 2015

It's been such a long time since I've done one of these posts. I always love to review my work and see what you've loved reading the most. It's particularly interesting to see that it isn't almost the most recent work that keeps you following. So here's the countdown! 10 Review – Rene Furterer Lissea… Continue reading Strand On Beauty’s top 10 posts from the last 30 days – April/May 2015

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Dermalogica & Sodastream Event – Working together to hydrate the nation

When ever I get an invite to a Dermalogica event I know I'm in for a treat. I've said before that I love how they think with their "this is not a beauty product, this is an investment in your skin" attitude. So when I heard about their collaboration with Sodastream - well I just think… Continue reading Dermalogica & Sodastream Event – Working together to hydrate the nation