Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Mascaras are an excellent tool for instantly looking more awake and also making your eyes slightly bigger. They are probably one of the most common makeup items that even the “non-foundation or heavy makeup” people wear and there’s so many of them out there that it has become very hard to choose. Mascaras though, are also one of those cosmetics that can be quite personal as the product might work better or worse depending on the original quality of yourRead more

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion vs MAC Paint Pot – Which one is best?

For a long time when I was younger I avoided using eyeshadows because they always creased on my hooded eyes. That might have been due to the cheaper eyeshadow products I was using back then but also due to the fact that I wasn’t using an eyeshadow primer. Eyeshadow primers are one of those cosmetic items that I’m sure many think that they are unnecessary or too much and I get you, I thought so too. Totally wrong though! NotRead more

A Chemist’s Favourite Beauty Products – the Bonds of Beauty 2019 awards!

Happy New Year 2020! I hope everything you wish for this year comes true! A lot of people ask me what my favourite products are, not only because I am a beauty blogger but also because I am a chemist by profession and therefore, one can say, I am a little pickier than others. I always take into consideration the ingredient and formulation of the products as well as whether they actually work and if they look nice! So, withoutRead more

Estée Lauder Double Wear vs Rimmel Lasting Matte Foundation – In-depth Reviews and Ingredient Analyses

A good makeup look depends a lot on what you have to work with as a base, which of course means that skincare is very important but also your foundation. Finding a good foundation is hard and the fact that there are so many of them out there is deceiving. There are very few foundations that will do all the magic you are looking for, in fact for me and my oily skin, there has only been one magical optionRead more

MAC COLLECTOR OF THE STARS KIT 2019 – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analyses

Lipsticks are one of the most used cosmetic items. Even those who do not wear a lot of makeup or even any foundation, sometimes wear a lipstick! They give us colour, character and can even hydrate the lips! MAC releases a collector’s kit at the end of each year with a range of lipsticks, lip glosses and liquid lipsticks which is absolutely worth the cash if you use lipsticks a lot. Not to mention that it’s a great “well doneRead more

Great Beauty Gifts – MAC Taste of Stardom Mini Lipstick Kit Starring You 2019 Collection – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

I love a good lipstick. You love a good lipstick. Everyone loves a good lipstick. Even people who are not huge makeup wearer, love a good lipstick. Lipsticks are a great gift and the holiday season offers a few bargain options which are great value for money and perfect for gifting. But even if you are all set for gifts this year they can be a nice good job this year pat on the back gift for yourself too! IRead more

MAC Starlit Lip Bag Starring You – In-depth Product Review and Ingredient Analyses

As annoying as the winter holiday retail season is, it also comes with some advantages. One of them is the gift bundles that pop up at this time, which often contain many products at a cheaper price than if you were to buy them individually. One of those, save your money and feel great bundles, is the MAC Starlit Lip Bag which comes in 3 different versions: nude, plum and red, and contains 1 lipstick, 1 lip liner, 1 lipRead more

Living Proof Restore Shampoo & Conditioner – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analyses

Hair products are overrated in regards to ingredients, as hair outside the follicle is dead. What hair products can be great for however, is conditioning the hair, calming it down, giving it a more manageable appearance and structure. I have thick, long, unruly hair that does what it wants. Although I am grateful, I’ve always struggled to stop my hair from frizzing, becoming harsh, wilder and puffing up. Sure, it’s all essentially first world problems, but hair can change yourRead more

Dermalex Eczema Treatment Cream – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

In a previous coffee chat post, I shared my personal skin condition story and which ingredient strategy and products I used to overcome it. If you missed this post check out: Coffee Chat: My skin condition story which can happen to you! The main cream that helped was the Dermalex Eczema Treatment Cream even though I do not know for sure if my issue was Eczema and it didn’t really matter in my case. The ingredients in this cream are nutritiousRead more

Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipstics – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Who doesn’t love a good lipstick. They are one of the most exciting cosmetic items to buy and wearing them can even have positive psychological effects, not only on you but also on others. Check out: Exploring the red lipstick effect. Does it really attract men? While there are many great lipsticks out there and many of them are good for dry lips too, there is one particular kind that has that little extra factor. Is it the packaging, the scentRead more