My Little Beauty Box March 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

My Little Beauty Box is a new subscription beauty box which is delivered monthly to your doorstep for £35 a month. It is meant to contain a minimum of 4 full size products and a wax melt or candle as “the scent of the month”. The price tag together with the fact that the box is meant to contain high end brands, up and coming brands, and some classic products is essentially very similar to Cohorted. Cohorted is admittedly theRead more

Birchbox Beauty Box March 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Birchbox March had a very unique box design which I can only describe as a “Yoga design”. This month’s box carried a “self-care” theme which definitely fits the Yoga design and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve recently started appreciating Yoga and therefore the theme and box design speak to me much more than if I received this box a few months ago. If you missed out my Yoga experience post on check out “Coffee Chat: I’veRead more

Prima Lash In Depth Review – Synthetic vs Mink vs Human Hair. Which is Best?

They say that the eyes are the door to the soul and while we might not all agree, it is undeniable that the eye appearance can make or break an entire look. We spend hours blending that eye shadow, creating the perfect colour combinations, make them look effortless, contouring and shaping the eye and eye brows, creating the fiercest eyeliner flick and finding the perfect mascara, because the eyes are such a powerful characteristic. But what about false eye lashes?Read more

Look Fantastic Beauty Box March 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Well, it looks like my Look Fantastic January “complaint” was just situational, as the Look Fantastic box has continued to arrive first, before any other beauty boxes, during February and March. This was the case for the majority of 2017 as well, and it’s nice to see that they are keeping it up! This month’s box was absolutely gorgeous. It had an artistic beauty look to it, gorgeous colour combinations and as always was high quality. The Look Fantastic boxesRead more

Battle of the makeup sponges – Beauty Blender vs Real Techniques vs B.

When it comes to applying foundation, my preferred method is still by using a sponge.  I have come across some amazing brushes that can apply foundation very well, however, since I am an oily skin type, I have pores the size of craters and I find that brushes tend to uncover them all. If I spend ages trying to fill them in I definitely don’t want the bristles of a brush digging them out. As a result, for me aRead more

Coffee Chat: I’ve tried Yoga for 30 days and this is what happened

There’s nothing I like more than a good “aw wow where was this my entire life” moment and unfortunately, they don’t come by that often. I wanted to share this experience with you because it might help others too who where in a similar place like me not knowing what they are missing out on. I am into fitness and I tend to exercise 4-5 times a week. My training involves strength training by weight lifting and also High IntensityRead more

Battle of the Urban Decay Concealers – Naked Skin vs All Nighter – In Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer has been my holy grail concealer for ages now and a lot of people out there seem to agree, as it is one of the most highly rated concealers out there. It used to be number one worldwide until the Tarte concealer was released which managed to claim some people away from the Urban Decay. Unfortunately, Tarte has almost no presence in the UK and so I never got to try that one. AsRead more

Elsa’s Natural Deodorant Stick in Scent Ocean – A Chemist’s Verdict: In Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis.

As a fitness minded person, I am always working out and running around and even though I am a woman, and we smell like roses, that’s a fact, I do sweat! Revelation! As a result, I have been looking for a good and reliable deodorant for a while now. I have been quite disappointed by the mass market deodorants, mainly because they either stain my clothes, last only for a while, mix with my sweat smell and make me smellRead more

Cohorted Beauty Box February 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Last box of February and with only Glossybox hitting the February “love theme” I wanted for the month, I had high hopes that Cohorted wouldn’t disappoint either. Unfortunately, this month’s Cohorted was a flop for me. February’s Cohorted was a heavy makeup box. I guess the fact that it contained 2 highlighter products sort of fits what I expected but overall it just didn’t have that extra excitement, wow factor. January’s Cohorted was such a success for me which makesRead more

The Chemical Misconception – Should we avoid chemicals?

This is an opinion piece of my opinion as a Dr in Chemistry and the opinions of the scientists’ cited.   Throughout my career so far I have encountered many people, either in person or through articles in magazines, blogs or other media, that are either afraid of chemicals (chemophobia = fear of chemicals) or are people who dislike interfering with nature. Have you ever wondered, how did we go from chemistry and chemicals being considered magical and medicinal, toRead more