Wellthos September 2017 Health and Fitness Box – Unboxing and Product Reviews

September’s Wellthos box contained 10 health and fitness products and as always not all where food items which personally I really like. As always the Wellthos box was a simple cardboard box with no special design. Wellthos and other health and fitness boxes don’t seem to invest in designed or themed packaging but that’s fine, these type of boxes are not expected to be as nice and thought out as the beauty boxes. Like every month, the box also containedRead more

Glossybox Beauty Box September 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

After two very beautiful and collectable boxes, Glossybox September 2017 has gone back to their iconic pink box design and strangely, I don’t mind. The boxes are still pretty, very sturdy, of high quality and you can use them for storage in so many ways. This month’s box carried a “fresh edit of grooming stables” theme to match the back to school month, September. This theme fits September well, as fall has just started and our skin care and make up choicesRead more

Urban Decay Primers – The Old vs the 4 New! Reviews, Ingredient Analyses and a Chemist’s Verdict.

I hope you find this article useful, it took a while to put together and it is long, but I think you will find the information helpful. Grab a coffee and have a read! I’m going to put this out there, Urban Decay is one of my top 3, favourite brands. They make high quality products at relatively cheap prices, cheaper than the top high end brands but of course more expensive than drug store brands, and their products rarelyRead more

Look Fantastic Beauty Box September 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

I said this many times but it is important, once again the Look Fantastic box still manages to be the first to arrive out of all four Beauty Boxes I subscribe to (Birchbox, Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Cohorted), way ahead of the others (sometimes even a week +). Great job Look Fantastic. Since it is Look Fantastic’s birthday month, the September’s Look Fantastic Subscription Beauty Box was a “Birthday edition” theme. As cheesy as it might sound, I was actuallyRead more

Exploring the red lipstick effect. Does it really attract men?

Despite what some men might tell you, “you look better without makeup”, “I don’t like it when you were makeup” etc, there have been various scientific studies that have shown that although it might be true, that those men do think you are beautiful without makeup and that they don’t like heavy makeup etc, it is also true that a lot of men are more attracted to women who wear makeup.  Simple things like colour homogenicity, aka skin colour evennessRead more

The Fit-Box August 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

The Fit-box is a subscription fitness box (£14.99 a month including shipping). It is the last box to review for August before we move into the September unboxing! How did the summer go by so fast… Fit-box has two possible “versions” of the box, a “For Him” and a “For Her”, so this one is the “For her” one. I will write a general review on this box in 1-2 months after I’ve opened a few and formed a moreRead more

Part II: Chemical X-ray – Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick Colour Queen B – What is inside and what does it do?

As a chemist and beauty junkie, I always look through the ingredients in products, most often out of curiosity, especially on products that worked really well. Since the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick colour Queen B worked so well for me, where a lot of others and other brands failed, I decided to look into its ingredients in detail. I wrote this down in case this is something that helps or interests you too, with explanations on what eachRead more

Part I: Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks – Swatches and Reviews. A chemist’s view on why some colours work better than others.

For a long time, I had lost all hope for liquid lipsticks. No matter what brand or colour I would get they all ended up having some major flaw. Most of them were super drying, some of them were even so drying that they felt heavy. Others dried so much they started falling off in pieces and some even accentuated by lips’ natural creases so much so that I didn’t even know there were that many creases on the lips.Read more

Wellthos August 2017 Health and Fitness Box – Unboxing and Product Reviews

August’s Wellthos box contained 10 health and fitness products and as always not all where food items which is nice. The Wellthos box was a cardboard box with no special design, as always. Wellthos doesn’t seem to invest in designed packaging but that’s fine, these type of boxes are not expected to be as nice and thought out as the Beauty Boxes. This month the box also contained a few recipes (as it did last month too), three in fact,Read more

Cohorted August 2017 Beauty Subscription Box – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Where did August go? It feels like it just flew by! At least, with every month end I get to open a lovely posh beauty box, Cohorted. I always leave the Cohorted box review last because it is a pre-order box and you wouldn’t be able to get this month’s box anyways. I must admit it is also my favourite subscription beauty box as it always has branded products (I am a sucker for brands!) and the products are almostRead more