Empties – December 2018

For my first post of 2019, I'm bringing you the familiar - an empties post. I'm pretty sure that many of you will be looking forward to trying new things and perhaps you'll discover something here that I used up in December in hair, makeup and skincare categories.

B. Powder Blusher in Tempt Me

Fresh makeup for summer from B.

I think it's fair to say that ever since we saw Meghan Markle's barely there fresh and natural look on her wedding day we've been wondering if we can achieve the same look.  During the summer I think we all apply our makeup in a lighter way but we don't want to look like we… Continue reading Fresh makeup for summer from B.

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

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
Beauty, hair

Empties June – August 2017

Still playing catch up with my empties posts so I've decided to  include everything from June through to August as I know these posts are popular and I know why! With all the products that I have to choose from, these are the ones that I stick with right to the end. Skincare Pixi Glow… Continue reading Empties June – August 2017

B. Lip & Cheek Tint

New Launch! B. Makeup

B. has been around since 2013 offering us exceptional quality and value with their vegan, cruelty free beauty products. Now they've launched professional quality makeup too and its available online at Superdrug and at selected stores. There's a full range that has something for everyone with perfect staples and handy multi-use products like the double-ended… Continue reading New Launch! B. Makeup


Urban Decay After Dark & All Nighter 

Urban Decay has been busy recently opening new UK outlets and their most recent was at Selfridges where they exclusively launched their latest eye-shadow palette After Dark. I've been itching to get my hands on it ever since and and now here it is! Right from the off you can feel a glam party vibe… Continue reading Urban Decay After Dark & All Nighter 

Make Up Revolution The One Highlight Stick
Beauty, blogging

Why I blog about what the hell I like! And a review of Makeup Revolution’s The ONE Highlight Contour Stick

This week I'm on leave from my day job and have more time to post about the make up and skin care that I love. I try to change things up a bit with make up, skin care and the odd lifestyle or travel post thrown in and this seems to work for me and… Continue reading Why I blog about what the hell I like! And a review of Makeup Revolution’s The ONE Highlight Contour Stick


Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder

New out from Rimmel London are these innovative Brow Shake Filling Powders. They're available in 4 shades - light, medium and dark brown and soft black. They're designed for 3-in-1 use, to fill and define your brows and also to use as an eye-liner. First off you need to give the pack a shake to… Continue reading Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder

Beauty, books, celebrity, film

Pixiwoo DVD & Book Reviews

If you're a regular on Strand On Beauty you'll have read my gift guide here and picked up my recommendation for the Pixiwoo Presents Hollywood Icons gift set. What you won't know is that I've got more to share with you from Sam & Nic Chapman as I've also laid my hands on a copy… Continue reading Pixiwoo DVD & Book Reviews