A chemist investigates: Blackheads vs Baking soda for blackhead removal. Does it work and is it safe?

Blackheads are a very common cause of annoyance for many of us. Those black dots, most often found on our T zone (forehead, nose, cheeks and chin) are the result of a clogged hair follicle or pore. They arise due to many reasons such as trapped dead skin cells clogging pores, bacteria, excess oil production, hormonal changes, skin irritation etc. They are most prominent in oily skin types because: (a) the pores are bigger and therefore more visible and (b)Read more

Birchbox Beauty Box December 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

It’s getting more and more exciting to open up this month’s beauty boxes and see their Christmas/Holiday editions. Birchbox definitely came with high Christmas vibes and promise, as even the outer, postage box was red and Christmassy! The actual Birchbox was the standard Birchbox drawer design but it had a Glossy red bottom drawer and red floral pattern for the top lid. It definitely had the right vibe for this month’s festivities. Unfortunately, though, it turned out to be aRead more

Look Fantastic Beauty Box December 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

To say that I was excited to open this box, is probably an understatement. December is the last month of the year, but it is also such a festive, makeup oriented month that it provides such an excellent opportunity for gorgeous beauty boxes and appropriate products inside. I’ve opened the Look Fantastic box first as always, since it is the first one to arrive anyways. Look Fantastic is known for their beautifully designed boxes and so I was expecting aRead more

Let’s Talk Beauty Advent Calendars. Look Fantastic vs Estée Lauder And others.

Advent calendars have become a bit of a tradition in the past years, no matter where you are from or what culture you were brought up in. Most of us know and use advent calendars and why shouldn’t we? It’s a cute way of counting down to the holidays, even if you do not believe in Christmas, it is a fun way to look forward to your time off work! I personally love them and I love how now daysRead more

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

The Wellthos Health and Fitness Box is the last box for November and even though it is sad to let another month go, it is exciting to enter December and start opening all the Christmas themed boxes! The Wellthos box was the typical branded cardboard box with no special design. It came as always with the monthly little booklet that explains a little bit about each product contained but also has some recipe ideas, using products from the box, andRead more

Cohorted Beauty Box November 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

  As per normal, the Cohorted November box was the standard black, square box that closes magnetically and ties with a ribbon. The box came with it’s monthly, small beauty magazine (only 31 pages) that tells you a little bit more about each product and some featured products or artists. Although Cohorted doesn’t officially say it follows a them, you can usually guess a theme from reading the editorial intro of the magazine. For this month it seems like theyRead more

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

October may have passed, and so has November almost, but during my house move last month I ended up sacrificing the review of the October Wellthos box. However, since my reviews are more about the products inside rather than “what did the box contain” I thought I’d do it anyway even if it’s a bit late. This way you can still read about the products and figure out whether they are worth trying. November’s Wellthos review is coming in aRead more

Glossybox Beauty Box November 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This month’s Glossybox was the traditional pink Glossybox design. However, that’s fine. We’ve had an absolutely gorgeous Unicorn vs Mermaid box last month and some really nice summer boxes for July and August, and I can only assume there will be some design for the Christmas festivities next month. So, a more grounded, back to the basics design and products were almost needed. As a result, this box felt like it was all about replenishing your beauty basics. A quickRead more

Not all primers are equal. Too Faced Primed and Peachy Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer VS This Works In Transit Camera Mask, Moisturiser & Primer.

The Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection should reach the UK this month. I’ve written some posts on this collection already and for better or for worse, this is the last post regarding this collection. I’ve given this collection quite a bit of attention for a couple of reasons: (a)    It is an all matte collection which speaks volumes to me as an oily skin type, (b)   but it is also arguably one of the prettiest collections ever made and (c)  of courseRead more

Birchbox Beauty Box November 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This months Birchbox had a “Vogue” theme and the products contained were selected from the Vogue 100 Hall of Fame. I have to say, this is one of the best themes Birchbox ever did! Love the theme, love that the products have been selected by Vogue and I even love the box design. Birchbox VIPs had a choice between two Vogue box designs. I went for the pink with gold Vogue letters because…well just look at it, it’s gorgeous. TheRead more