To Run or Not to Run? Urban Decay Born to Run Palette – In-depth Review, Swatches and Ingredient Analysis

Urban Decay is well-known for their good quality eye shadows and they’ve been releasing a lot of very exciting and good looking palettes. I was very excited for the Urban Decay Heat palette and I was nearly loosing my mind while waiting for the Backtalk palette. If you missed those posts check out: Urban Decay Naked Heat Eye Shadow Palette and Lipsticks! Swatches and Reviews on National Lipstick day! Let’s Backtalk. Urban Decay Backtalk Palette and Lipstick. In depth review, functionalityRead more

Best Exfoliating Products – The Nip + Fab Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Day and Night Pads In-Depth Review and Ingredient Analyses – Do you really need both?

Removing the skin’s dead cells, aka exfoliating, has become a stable part of our skincare routine. Almost everyone understands and accepts the benefits of it, which include more even, softer and better looking skin, as well as better penetration and generally more effective usage of skincare products. However, to this day, the most common method of exfoliating is with the usage of scrubs. Scrubs provide physical exfoliation by using the friction between beads and the skin’s dead cell’s to removeRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Glossybox September 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This month’s Glossybox came in its iconic pink box which I was actually really happy about! I’ve been using up these boxes for organisation, gifts and giveaways and I have been running out of the pink Glossyboxes! These boxes are sturdy, beautiful, of very good quality and in general so handy to have around. Although the box didn’t have a special design, the products contained followed a “handbag essentials for a quick fix” theme. The products fit the theme andRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – The MLB Beauty Box August 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

The MLB box is a relatively new beauty box, which started this March 2018, and has been a little shaky since. The amount of products contained in the box changed, there wasn’t always a wax melt or scent of the month contained as they advertise the box to be and this month the box was, well a month late. MLB did contact their subscribers to explain the situation and although I personally didn’t mind so much, if I’m not gettingRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Birchbox Beauty Box September 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This month’s Birchbox was a beautiful purple draw-like box with some soft coloured shape pattern. It’s definitely one of the most pretty Birchboxes and one that I’ll likely keep for a while. Love it when the box is pretty and you can utilise it too! The theme this month was “On top of your world”, as September is the month of new beginnings. Never heard of that before but I guess it makes sense, schools and Universities start now, theRead more

Beauty Product Discovery – Look Fantastic Beauty Box September 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to youuu, Happy Birthday to Look Fantaaastiicc, Happy Birthday tooooo youuuuuu! Well who would have thought that September would be such an exciting month for this beauty box. It’s actually the Look Fantastic beauty box 4th birthday (in the UK?) and it came with an absolutely gorgeous box purple box design with says “Birthday” at the front with white letters. It’s so gorgeous I almost wish I got this on my birthday! How excitingRead more

Coffee Chat: Q&A You asked “What is your favourite lippie formula” – Best lipsticks for dry lips

Hello my lovelies, Today’s Q&A coffee chat is to answer another of the questions I got on Instagram when I asked: “Ask a chemist a question…and I might write a post replying to it“. If you have a question feel free to message me on Instagram or click here to email me. Today’s question comes from @suthernshelpn who asked: “What formula lippie is your favourite” The short answer is….anything moisturising and nourishing. While some of us have extensive facial skincare routines weRead more

International Giveaway #2 CLOSED

Hello my lovelies, It’s been a week already and so the #2 International beauty giveaway is now CLOSED. Check out original post: International Giveaway #2 There have been many entries, thank you so much for taking part in this. All valid entries who followed the 3 requirements: Follow this blog by WordPress subscription or email – click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. Follow me on Instagram (@bondsofbeauty) Tag 3 friends on one of my giveaway posts (the more the merrier) haveRead more

A nourishing, mattifying day cream with SPF – Paula’s Choice RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defence Broad Spectrum SPF30 – In-Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Moisturising your skin is a very important task, even if you are the oily type. Part of the oily skin problem can sometimes be caused due to lack of moisturisation, as the skin’s desperate attempt to compensate. Nevertheless, whether you are oily or not, giving your skin some replenishing, nourishing and conditioning ingredients as well as SPF protection during the day time is an absolute must! As a result, I am always looking out for a good day cream andRead more

Cheaper and Better Than Your Lip Balm? Check out the Oryza Dewy Glow Skin Beauty Balm In-Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Summer is almost over and with the colder weather slowly moving in, our skincare has to be adjusted as well. Colder months are known for making our skin more dry (even if your skin is not the dry type) and especially our lips. With that in mind, and the fact that I have dry lips all year round anyways, I have been looking for a moisturising lip balm and lipsticks. In a previous post I’ve reviewed in detail the AvonRead more