Coffee Chat: Spring clean your house, your beauty and your mind

Hello my lovelies, We are more than half way through spring and if you haven’t done so already, a little spring clean is in order! Spring cleaning is one of those, almost cliché, things but it actually makes a lot of sense. Our life’s these days are so fast paced than when we manage to get a time out, the last thing we want to do is clean. However, the more you allow clutter to go on, the more stressedRead more

Estée Lauder by Violette OH NATURELLE! Eyeshadow Palette – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Estée Lauder is one of the very few brands that don’t have bad products. Although not every single Estée Lauder product is the best in its category, they are all good enough to use. The lack of bad products and the fact that this brand can do both skincare and makeup makes it the brand I’d choose if I had to only wear one for the rest of my life. However, nothing is without flaws and if there is somethingRead more

Cohorted Beauty Box April 2019 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This month’s Cohorted was an exclusive beauty box dedicated to one brand, Figs & Rouge. Cohorted has dedicated entire boxes to one brand before and they’ve always been a success. I love this concept, It’s nice to broadly try out a brand rather than just a single product and I’m sure the brands love this type of boxes too. Win-win situation. The Cohorted box was as always the standard black, square box that closes magnetically and ties with a ribbon.Read more

Glossybox Beauty Box April 2019 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

As we are getting more and more into spring and soon into summer, beauty boxes are becoming more exciting with their themes and sometimes even their products. Glossybox went for a “Fruity or Flowery” theme were subscribers would get one of the two designed boxes, both of which though would contain the same products. The products contained had either fruity or flowery scents which fit the theme. I received the Flower designed box which is very beautiful and definitely oneRead more

Pixi Toners Part E: Pixi Milky Tonic – In-Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

In recent posts I’ve being testing and analysing the Pixi Tonics as they provide relatively cheap and good tonic options. The last tonic left to analyse is the Milky Tonic, so without further ado, let’s get to it. Is the Pixi Milky Tonic skin nourishing and worth your time or just one more marketing type product? PS. If you are wondering what the difference is between a toner and a tonic, it’s minimal to none. Practically, they are the sameRead more

Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Serums can be a very important part of skincare, adding or even boosting (quantity-wise but sometimes also absorption-wise) the ingredients that your moisturiser is lacking in. While many serums tend to be specific ingredient based (ie. Hyaluronic acid serum or vitamin C serum etc) they are not often area specific. In fact, area specific skincare, tends to be mostly a marketing play as more often than not, our skin needs the same care and ingredients throughout. However, in the pastRead more

Look Fantastic April 2019 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Time is going past so quickly but how can we be upset when it means that it’s time for another set of beauty box unboxings! Look Fantastic was, as always, the first beauty box to arrive and so without further ado, let’s have a look at the April 2019 box. The theme this month was “Raw Beauty” and the quote under the lid read: “There is beauty in simplicity”. While I absolutely love and agree with the quote, I reallyRead more

Pixi Toners Part D: Pixi Vitamin C Tonic – In-Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

In recent posts I’ve being testing and analysing the Pixi Tonics as they provide relatively cheap and good tonic options. However, while they are much better than a lot of toners/tonics out there, most of them are not skincare gold and some of them are better than others. But there are another 2 tonics left to look at before concluding the series and in this post we will be looking at the Pixi Vitamin C tonic. Is the Pixi VitaminRead more

The EU Regulation on Cosmetics

Although cosmetics are not as regulated as drugs, there are still some laws that apply to them. Such laws unfortunately vary from country to country but there are also many similar ones. Nevertheless, although such subjects tend to produce very long and boring documents, there is some information in them that is not only interesting but also worth knowing. So bear the long post, this is information YOU SHOULD KNOW, grab a coffee and let’s have a summary look atRead more

Vivo Vitamin C + Amino Acid Night Repair Cream – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

There are many, many, many day and night moisturisers out there but not a lot that contain any or many skincare must have ingredients, are actually effective and worth their price. As a result, I am always on the lookout for good moisturisers and so should you! In my latest trip to TK Maxx (a store that re-sells products at lower prices) I’ve come across the Vivo Vitamin C + Amino Acid Night Repair cream. I’ve never heard of theRead more