Coffee Chat: Bye Bye Third Party Blogs

Hello my lovelies, I wanted to let you know about some changes coming up to Bonds of Beauty asap! Like everything in life, this blog grew with time and it’s time to push it further. This means that I will be taking the blog off Blogorama and Bloglovin, so if you follow me there and read through those sites please visit and follow the original blog. There are a couple of reasons for this move, including the fact thatRead more

Coffee Chat: Goodbye Look Fantastic – Why I unsubscribed from Look Fantastic Beauty Box after 3 years

Hello my lovelies, You might have noticed that there wasn’t a post on Look Fantastic June 2020 and the reason is, I unsubscribed! I have been a subscriber to the Look Fantastic beauty box for over 3 years now while at the same time being a subscriber to the other UK beauty boxes, Birchbox, Glossybox and Cohorted (and some other ones that existed for a few months and failed). I have been comparing these beauty boxes to each other forRead more

Monu Spa Bergamot & Orange Shampoo and Jojoba & Lemon Conditioner – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analyses

Hair products are quite interesting for two reasons. Firstly, they started containing a lot of fancy ingredients which most of the time are a waste, as shampoo and conditioners are rinse-off products and the contained ingredients likely don’t get enough time to do anything before they get rinsed off. Secondly, our hair out of the skin is dead. Therefore, such products cannot nourish the hair or do all those miraculous claims. What they can do though is wash and conditionRead more

Glossybox Beauty Box June 2020 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

This month’s Glossybox theme was about bringing the world to you and it contained products from all over the world. Nice concept especially during lockdown! The box contained 5 products as always, of which all were full size! Let’s have a look at the products in more detail. These are short reviews that cover first impressions and experiences from using the products. For full reviews, including ingredient analysis and if I would recommend a product or not, check out: Beauty In-depth ReviewsRead more

Cohorted Beauty Box June 2020 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

The Cohorted box this month was as always 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 bit more about each product and some featured products or artists. But the contents were very exciting this month! Cohorted June 2020 was a one-brand only box and contained 6 This Works products! I love one-brand boxes as they give you an inside intoRead more

Triyit Discovery Club June 2020 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Time for another Triyit box! Triyit is a UK product discovery club that allows you to try new products, at home, for free! All you need to do is go to and create a personal profile, where you can tell them about your likes and dislikes, personal habits, like exercising, or what type of food you like etc. Then, every now and again you will receive a free box with some goodies in it, that match some part of your profile.Read more

Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

There are many primers out there but I separate them into two different categories. The ones that help with makeup (mattify the skin, give glow etc) and the ones that are more nutritious for the skin that help the makeup look by elevating the quality of the skin. The Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer is the type of primer that doesn’t have a high nutritional value but can help add a little glow. But does ti work properly and isRead more

Tarte Mermaid Skin Serum – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Hyaluronic acid is one of the skincare must-have ingredients that your skin can never get enough of. However, it is also one of those ingredients that brands include just to make products sound better than they are. In this post we will be looking at the Tarte Mermain Skin serum. Is it worth your money and time? Let’s find out.     Packaging Tarte rarely goes wrong with packaging and this product is not the exception. The serum comes inRead more

Cohorted Beauty Box May 2020 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

My oh my! This months Cohorted box was soooo heavy, I knew it was going to be a good one before I even opened it! 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 30 pages) that tells you a little bit more about each product and some featured products or artists. Cohorted May 2020 contained 5 full size Show products. IRead more

Illamasque Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel Primer – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Matte makeup finishes are great, especially for oily skin, but there is also such thing as too matte. Sometimes if you use too many matte products, especially strong matter foundations, the result can actually create harshness and emphasise texture. As a result, I’ve been looking for a way to add a little dewyness without looking too shiny either. But it’s really hard to achieve that on oily skin! Dewy foundations become too oily and come off quickly and dewy primersRead more