Coffee Chat: Maintenance week #2

Hello my lovelies, I started this blog for a couple of reasons, the main one being wanting to minimise the gap between science and the public. These everyday subjects, beauty and fitness, but also many others in life, are plagued with misinformation or lack of thereof. I hope that this blog is empowering you to utilise the power of science, by brining you some facts based on scientific studies and that you are finding other sections like ingredient analysis useful.Read more

Nip + Fab Smooth Viper Venom Fix Blurring Shot – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

We all have something on our face or body we would like to smooth out. Be it enlarged pores, scars or wrinkles, wouldn’t it be amazing if we could just smooth them out, easily and quickly, by using a serum? Well, the Nip + Fab Smooth Viper Venom Fix Blurring Shot promises to do just that. But does it work and is it worth your time and money? Let’s find out.     Packaging The serum comes with cardboard outerRead more

12 Common Beauty Mistakes We’ve All Made

We all make mistakes, that’s part of life but there are some very common beauty slip-ups that we’ve all made at some point or another, and some that we are still making. Here’s a list of the most common beauty mistakes you might be making, why they are mistakes and what to do!     Not washing your pillowcase often enough This is actually a very common beauty mistake. I’ve heard many people talk about breakouts and how some cosmeticRead more

Eyemajic Instant Eyeshadow – Does it give professional eyes in 10 seconds?

I remember when I first tried to do an eyeshadow look, it was very daunting. More daunting than any other makeup skill somehow. I’ve watched countless of Youtube videos, bought myself an eyeshadow palette and some fancy brushes, and then spent about an hour trying to re-create the look I found. I get it. I really do. Doing an eyeshadow look can be intimidating and, depending on the level of your makeup skills, it can also take a lot ofRead more

Primark PS Matte Lipstick – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

When it comes to skincare, cheap is usually also bad. This is an over generalisation of course, there some cheap products that are good but most of the time, cheap skincare products tend to contain very little or none nourishing ingredients. When it comes to makeup however, the situation is very different. Cheap and expensive products are a lot more equal in quality and the difference here is sometimes just branding. This is not to say that there aren’t badRead more

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo and Repairing Conditioner – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Considering that hair out of the follicle is dead, then spending a lot of money on products to wash it, especially products that contain fancy ingredients and claims, can be a waste. But are there any cheaper hair products that will do the job well? Well, there is a brand that seems to do cheap and good, Palmer’s, and they have a couple of different hair shampoos and conditioners worth checking out. In this post, we will be looking atRead more

Look Fantastic Beauty Box May 2019 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Look Fantastic was once again the first beauty box to arrive this month and it’s a feature that I love about it. Beginning of the month and Look Fantastic is at your doorstep., whereas other beauty boxes usually arrive during the middle to end of the month. It might not seem that it matters, the box will arrive when it arrives, nothing is lost, but it sort of does. Look Fantastic comes with the freshness and excitement of a newRead more

Pixi Tonics – Which one is best?

Toners or tonics can be a very useful addon to your skincare, if chosen strategically. A toner, with ingredients that the rest of your skincare is low on or missing all together, could enhance the effectiveness of your entire regime. Sadly though, most toners and tonics out there are just glorified cleansers and they very rarely contain enough (or any) nourishing ingredients to be skincare worthy. In 5 previous posts, I went through every single Pixi Tonic and analysed theRead more

1 in 4 cosmetics is a waste of your money. Here’s how each cosmetic category fares and why.

One in 5 makeup items, 1 in 3 face skincare products and 1 in 4 body products you buy will be a complete waste of money. Isn’t that staggering? The cosmetic industry can be very misleading and full of exaggerated marketing claims. There are so many products with claims they will never live up to, most of them being exaggerated from a single or a couple ingredients, and sometimes even complete marketing lies. I’ve recently done a little spring cleanRead more

The Staple of Body Moisturisers – Paula’s Choice Daily Replenishing Body Cream – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

There are so many body creams, lotions and butters out there but very few of them are worth your time and money. Somehow, the development and quality of body products has lagged behind face skincare, as if, that skin needs less attention than our face. Our entire body is covered in skin, our biggest organ in our body, and it needs the same nourishment and care all around. Sadly though, even if you wanted to nourish your body’s skin asRead more