Boots No 7 Serums

Is growing up with good skincare habits down to chance – or is it a family thing?

Sponsored feature in partnership with Boots No.7 Did I get skin care tips from my Mum? Not many really. She used to have a pot of something called vanishing cream when I was very small. She rubbed that on followed by a dab of loose powder from a mother of pearl compact and then a… Continue reading Is growing up with good skincare habits down to chance – or is it a family thing?

Beauty, hair

Empties – January 2017

Almost forgot to post this! It was only seeing someone tweeting about their January empties that reminded me! Always love doing these posts. First because I'm proud that I've used things up right to the end and not wasted them and second because I want tot ell you what it was about these products amongst… Continue reading Empties – January 2017


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

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


3 Top Ways To Cleanse With Avène

I always have at least two cleansers on the go  - one to remove my make-up and then one to cleanse my skin. I usually use a cleansing balm or cream to lift away make-up and then follow with a foam or gel cleanser to make sure that my pores aren't blocked and my skin… Continue reading 3 Top Ways To Cleanse With Avène


Discovering Ekia – Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Ekia Cream Intense At a recent press day, I met Carine Mudry, the creator of EKIA, a unique certified organic anti-aging skincare range from France. Carine told me about how she consulted with dermatologists and completed a clinical study in order to find the perfect anti-aging ingredient. This study led to the discovery of the… Continue reading Discovering Ekia – Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

Beauty, Uncategorized

That’so Suncare and waiting for summer!

I don't know about you but I'm getting a bit tired of waiting for it to be summer. I'm not one of those fortunate people that gets to have a holiday abroad each year or make that several times a year if you're a travel blogger (starts researching how to be a travel blogger immediately!)… Continue reading That’so Suncare and waiting for summer!

Omorovicza skincare

Discovering Omorovicza Skincare

The Story The Omorovicza story begins over 2,000 years ago, when the healing properties of Hungary’s thermal waters were first discovered. In the 1800s the Omorovicza Family built the beautiful Racz spa in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, on the site of a medieval healing spring. Two hundred years later descendant Stephen took his future wife Margaret to the… Continue reading Discovering Omorovicza Skincare


Head, shoulders, knees and toes? Discovering Skin Republic

I think that we're all used to how well sheet masks work on our face as they really take the fuss, mess and guesswork of how to apply beauty serums to the face. But the difference I discovered here with Skin Republic is that they also make them for other parts of your body too!… Continue reading Head, shoulders, knees and toes? Discovering Skin Republic

aesthetics, Beauty

Signature Facial at Premier Laser & Skin

Just around the corner from Chinatown on Shaftesbury Avenue, yes that Shaftesbury Avenue in London's theatreland is where the Soho branch of Premier Laser & Skin can be found. I was there this week to try out their services. I think that I'm a bit of a nightmare client because when I'm invited to review… Continue reading Signature Facial at Premier Laser & Skin