Glossybox Beauty Box October 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Glossybox is one of my favourite beauty boxes because it is consistently good, month after month. When you don’t think they can top the month before, comes a box like this month’s to leave you absolutely stunned. What an amazing box! I am absolutely inlove! This month there were two possible boxes the “Mermaid” themed and the “Unicorn” themed. It was not possible to choose which one to get, it was up to chance, which made things even more exciting.Read more

Battle of the Peaches – Too Faced Sweet Peach vs Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes

Too Faced recently launched a Peaches and Cream Collection (coming to the UK in November) which is meant to be an “all matt” type of collection. It’s an almost self-contained collection, meaning that it almost has any make up product you might need. In a previous post I compared in detail the Too Faced Peach Perfect foundation vs the Estée Lauder Double Wear and for completion also compared it against the Too Faced Born this Way. After a long ingredientRead more

Look Fantastic Beauty Box October 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

The Look Fantastic box is still the first box to arrive every month and it is a huge perk.  It always arrives way ahead the Birchbox, Glossybox and Cohorted. Once again, great job Look Fantastic. Last month it was Look Fantastic’s birthday month and the box was gorgeous but the products contained were even better. Naturally, I was concerned that this month’s box might be a let down. But it wasn’t! Look Fantastic October carried an Indulge me theme and,Read more

Three way battle of foundations: Estée Lauder Double Wear vs Too Faced Peach Perfect vs Too Faced Born this Way.

Too Faced recently launched a Peaches and Cream Collection (coming to the UK in November) which is meant to be an “all matt” type of collection. Too Faced is one of my favourite brands and I have oily skin, so this collection seems to be the perfect match for me.   In this post, I will be comparing the Too Faced Peach Perfect vs Too Faced Born this Way foundations against what I consider to be the foundation bench mark,Read more

The Fit-Box September 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

It’s time for another Fit-Box unboxing! Fit-box is the last box I unbox and review every month for two reasons: (a) it arrives last, much later than all other beauty and fitness boxes and (b) you wouldn’t be able to get this month’s box anyway as it is a “pre-order” type box. All boxes are dispatched on the 15th of each month so you would have to order before that, but the boxes don’t arrive until around the 20th ofRead more

Cohorted September 2017 Beauty Subscription Box – Unboxing and Product Reviews

September went by even faster than August but fortunately I have a little monthly treat that cheers me up consistently, month after month. And boy was this month’s Cohorted box a good one! The box design was as always the standard black Cohorted box that closes magnetically and is held with a black ribbon bow. Cohorted always comes with a small beauty magazine (only 27 pages) that tells you a little bit more about each product and some featured productsRead more

Should you be concerned about gluten in your makeup if you have celiac disease?

There have been several reports and coverage from the media on whether it is safe for celiac sufferers to use cosmetics that are not gluten free, especially the ones that are used on the face and lips. Perhaps this started from the report from the 76th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology titled “Celiac patients face potential hazard as information on cosmetic ingredients difficult to find” [1, 2] but many others followed bearing titles such as “YourRead more

Coffee Chat: Liebster Award

Hello everyone, This is a slightly different post from me, no reviews or science facts! Nevertheless, this is even better because I was nominated for the Liebster Blogger Award by The Confessions of a Cosmetics Addict. Thank you so much, I am absolutely honoured! Get a cup of coffee and check out her blog, she has some lovely posts on different subjects including make up howls and reviews, Elephants, Elephants and more Elephants and some lovely green nails too! IRead more

Birchbox Beauty Box September 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Birchbox September 2017 was all about “work hard, play hard and be kind” and was in collaboration with Oliver Bonas. I love Oliver Bonas and their quote! I actually have a framed picture of this quote that I bought years ago from Oliver Bonas. Couldn’t agree more! If you were a Birchbox VIP you could choose from 2 possible box designs. Both were nice and I was considering to leave it up to chance but then I ended up choosingRead more

Battle of the Foundations: Estée Lauder Double Wear VS Revlon Color Stay. A chemist’s verdict on whether it is a true dupe.

Foundation is a tricky product for me that I very carefully test and select. I have oily skin and pores the size of craters so my foundation has a tough job to do. Especially in terms of keeping me from looking like a disco ball throughout the day while at the same time not coming off, separating, caking or extenuating any skin texture like pores. As a result, I have gone through many foundations and while some are better thanRead more