Beauty, hair

Empties – May 2018

I've been getting some great feedback from readers saying that they really love these empties posts. I'm guessing that's because they know that I've really experienced these products over a period of time rather than just snapping a photo before selling the products on Depop or e-bay. So let's kick off with May's empties -… Continue reading Empties – May 2018

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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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Fashion Meets Fragrance – Catwalk Collection Discovery Box from The Perfume Society

Beauty boxes - they're all over the place aren't they? That hasn't made me try any before so what made me want to take a look at this one? First there was the fashion connection - the box contains designer scents and cool cult brands. It was London Fashion Week this week too so I felt like I… Continue reading Fashion Meets Fragrance – Catwalk Collection Discovery Box from The Perfume Society

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Discovering new fragrances and new friends

What nicer way can you think of to spend the evening than to spend an evening in gorgeous surroundings meeting fabulous new blogger friends over dinner and champagne? Oh yes -you can get the chance to try out classic fragrances and new launches at the same time! On Wednesday evening I was invited to a… Continue reading Discovering new fragrances and new friends

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Scents for Summer

This week has been a complete whirlwind for me. It all started last Saturday with the news that I need to move house after more than 20 years living in the same place.  That sent me into a spin with flat hunting and work taking up most of the week. Throwing three beauty events into the… Continue reading Scents for Summer

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November’s Top 10 Posts on Strand On Beauty

I always find it really interesting to see how the things you like to read change over time and how somethings are just always popular. In reverse order as usual here are the top 10 things that you've been liking this month on Strand on Beauty. 10. Review – Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum This is one of… Continue reading November’s Top 10 Posts on Strand On Beauty

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Fragrance Reviews – Cartier La Panthere, Van Cleef & Arpels First Edition Or & (one for the boys) Jimmy Choo Man

It felt like Christmas had come early for me when these three beauties arrived this week. Having  new perfume and unwrapping and unboxing it is all part of the excitement for me and I relate this experience to special occasions such as birthday or Christmas or very occasionally a special treat for myself. Van Cleef… Continue reading Fragrance Reviews – Cartier La Panthere, Van Cleef & Arpels First Edition Or & (one for the boys) Jimmy Choo Man

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Debenhams Beauty Club Awards 2014 – Beauty Club Event

I was very lucky to be invited to attend an event last night in Oxford Street which celebrated and introduced Debenhams Beauty Club Members and Telegraph readers to some of the Debenhams Beauty Club Award winners. We were greeted by representatives of Viktor & Rolf who presented us (I went with my daughter Safi) with a… Continue reading Debenhams Beauty Club Awards 2014 – Beauty Club Event