Hollister Wave 2 for Women

Summer’s Looking Peachy….

Guys, it's nearly summer. Unless you've been traveling you probably haven't seen much of the sun yet but I've seen glimpses of summer in some of the makeup and fragrances I've been trialing. I've also seen a bit of a peach theme going on. This newest twist on the best-selling Wave fragrance from Hollister California… Continue reading Summer’s Looking Peachy….


Lola Makeup opens new London store

If you've already seen or heard about Lola Makeup then it's most likely that it's been in at Marks & Spencer. But now they've opened their own boutique store in London's Judd Street (Kings Cross) where you can experience the brand in its home setting. And a very pretty setting it is too! As well… Continue reading Lola Makeup opens new London store


Urban Decay brings a little bit of LA to Brent Cross

Last week a whole bunch of us Urban Decay loving bloggers were invited to take a closer look at their newly opened store based in London's Brent Cross Shopping Centre. The team there were excited to tell me that this store is a mini version of their Los Angeles branch! Well, they say that good… Continue reading Urban Decay brings a little bit of LA to Brent Cross


Discovering Laura Geller New York

Until recently I'd only heard a little about Laura Geller. I'd seen the  brand on QVC, remembered a little something about "spackle" and that was about it. Then I was invited to celebrate the launch of Laura Geller New York at their first ever flagship store in the world, House of Fraser in Oxford Street. There… Continue reading Discovering Laura Geller New York

Beauty, health


Last night I was invited to one of the brightest most colourful and fun events that I've been to in a while the #MYDREAMSUPERDRUG Event. With balloons covering the ceiling giving a nod to the Covent Garden art installation and a cheeky santa and his companion in attendance there was a real upbeat feel to the evening.… Continue reading #MYDREAMSUPERDRUG Event


Brand Focus – Milani Cosmetics

You might know that about three weeks ago I made a wishlist that had a pink theme and a big focus on Milani cosmetics. Well, now that I've actually got my hands on the products I thought that it was time I shared my thoughts on them with you. I really loved the look of this Milani… Continue reading Brand Focus – Milani Cosmetics

accessories, Beauty

Weekday Wishlist – In the Pink!

I know! I know! I normally do weekend wish lists - but I've been sitting here wishing and wanting to make a list and it isn't the weekend yet and I need somewhere to write down all the things that I want to get when it's payday - that's if there's anything left after all the… Continue reading Weekday Wishlist – In the Pink!


Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Striptease

So, it was a gloomy cold Sunday afternoon and I was feeling like treating myself. Not that I really needed anything, or could afford anything but I think I just needed the shopping experience. After exploring all the local beauty counters I ended up buying this Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Striptease. Gorgeous isn't it!… Continue reading Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Striptease

Beauty, lifestyle

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


Discovering Ruby Cosmetics

I've just discovered this super little brand called Ruby Cosmetics. Its based in Blackpool and was started  in 2010 by Sophie Craig. It specialises in own-brand high quality cosmetics, including eyebrow make-up, lip gloss and eye-shadows. Their Eyebrow Make-Up, Picture Perfect Brows comes with stencils to create  perfect brows. There is a choice of colours to suit your colouring. You only need… Continue reading Discovering Ruby Cosmetics