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

Battle of the Beauty Boxes – Conclusions from the 2019 Unboxing and Reviews on Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Cohorted

This year I remained fairly stable in which beauty boxes I’ve tried. If you missed the 2018 developments check out: Battle of the Beauty Boxes – Conclusions from the 2018 Unboxing and Reviews on Birchbox, Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Cohorted I still remain subscribed to Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Cohorted. However! My favourite beauty box has changed from Glossybox (which held the crown in 2017 and 2018) to Cohorted! Despite the fact that Cohorted increased its price this year from £35Read 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

Glossybox Beauty Box December 2019 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Last beauty box of 2019! Exciting and sad at the same time! For some reason Glossybox was the last to arrive this month but it doesn’t really matter. This month’s theme was Merry Metallics which suits the holiday season and is quite exciting. The box itself was absolutely gorgeous with a simple but elegant gold and red pattern. Love the box will definetely keep this one around for a while! This month’s box contained 5 products as always, of whichRead more

Cohorted Beauty Box December 2019 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

What a lovely surprise, for once Cohorted arrived before Glossybox! Although Cohorted always arrived last this year, it has imrpoved content-wise from last year and that’s all you can ask for. It has also increased in price though…to £40 a month! So with that in mind, the content HAS to be good. The Cohorted box was as always the standard black, square box that closes with a lid. The box also came with its monthly, small beauty magazine (about 30Read more

Look Fantastic Beauty Box December 2019 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

The last Look Fantastic box of the year! And perhaps the last one in general for me, I’ll have to go through the posts of how each beauty box scored this year but I have a feeling that Look Fantastic did the worst. The theme this month was essentials to help you get through the party season which definetely fits the month. The box design was absolutely gorgeous. This beauty box always comes with a quote under the lid andRead more

Coffee Chat: End of year reflection and what’s coming up!

Hello my lovelies, It’s time for another coffee chat! Grab a coffee and join me for some chit chat on reflecting 2019 and what’s coming up on Bonds of Beauty! It’s December already, time passes so quickly! We are almost at the end of the year and so it’s time to reflect back. It is important to do so in all areas of life, whether personal, professional or…cosmetics related! It’s always a good idea to learn from previous actions andRead 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

Cohorted Beauty Box November 2019 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Cohorted is always the last beauty box to arrive every month but it’s also usually the most exiciting one these days. It might be the most expensive one of all, at £40, but it is always value for money containing products of 2-3 times the value usually. The Cohorted box was the standard black, square box that closes with a lid. The box also came with it’s monthly, small beauty magazine (about 30 pages) that tells you a little bitRead more