Beauty, hair

Empties – February/March 2017

February was a funny old month and I hardly used up anything so I thought it was worth while waiting until the end of March to see if I could find a few more gems to write about in an empties post. Well it was definitely the right thing to do as March was a… Continue reading Empties – February/March 2017


Vichy Aqualia Thermal – Review

It seems like a long time since I last wrote about any Vichy products - which is odd really as Vichy is a brand that I always return to for quality, reliability and purse friendliness. Also, while I've been busy reviewing products from other brands I haven't had the updates that I used to get… Continue reading Vichy Aqualia Thermal – Review

Beauty, Uncategorized

Empties – November 2015

  This month's empties list has got some really great products on it - why not check them out! 1. DHC Resveratrol Essence This was one third of this gorgeous set from DHC and such a great moisture booster - it's £43.00 here. 2. Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash I felt really pampered using this body wash as… Continue reading Empties – November 2015

Beauty, health

Discovering Omniya Health & Beauty Mediclinic

This week I went to my first event as part of the 30 Plus Blog Collective, the brainchild of Hayley Carr, aka London Beauty Queen. The event took place at the Health & Beauty Mediclinic - Omniya. Omniya nestles in the heart of Knightsbridge on Montpelier Street. Its chic clean lines house health and beauty services,… Continue reading Discovering Omniya Health & Beauty Mediclinic


Empties – September 2015

I almost forgot to do this empties post! Even though all my social media feeds kept telling me it was October as if it was the first time ever that October 1 followed September 30 it still didn't click that it was time for an empties post! Here we go: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle… Continue reading Empties – September 2015


Reviews – Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep and more

So after I went to the Vichy event at the Rook & Raven I promised you that I would review the products that I picked up there. The main event was the   Idealia Skin Sleep - this night treatment is said to repair and regenerate dull skin overnight. It's been developed to recreate the restorative effects of… Continue reading Reviews – Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep and more


Vichy Event – Rook & Raven Gallery

When you put Vichy Laboratoires together with the Rook & Raven contemporary art gallery based in London's Soho you get a stunning event where all the skin care products are lit and presented as art installations! My favourite serum of all time, Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Serum was one of the first to catch my eye with its… Continue reading Vichy Event – Rook & Raven Gallery


Empties – June 2015

This month has been such a busy one - with 10 days away from blogging in Marrakech  it seems to  be over almost before it's  begun.  With the cost of the holiday and moving home not long before, money is tight and so I've been trying hard to use up products rather than buy more. Clearly I… Continue reading Empties – June 2015

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


First Thoughts – Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil & Vichy LiftActiv Supreme

I've had a bit of a Vichy-fest this week! I've been re-acquainted with a couple of old favourites  Vichy Aqualia Thermal and Vichy Idealia Eyes  and am excited to be trying out Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil and Vichy LiftActiv Supreme. Normally I'd try out products that are new to me for a couple of weeks so that I… Continue reading First Thoughts – Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil & Vichy LiftActiv Supreme