Coffee Chat: The thing about parabens…

Parabens are one of those ingredient badies that have received a lot of negative press as some believe, in simple terms, that they can mimic hormones, messing with biological processes and lead to cancer etc. The scientific proof for this is still lacking and the vast majority of studies show that parabens are safe in the quantities found in cosmetics. Despite this, many people choose to avoid cosmetics which contain parabens and some countries have already started banning them fromRead more

Coffee Chat: Are you open to information or subconsciously looking for validation?

Hello my lovelies, It’s been a while since we had a coffee chat so grab a coffee and let’s discuss something that has been bothering me almost my entire life! As you might already know, I am a scientist, a Dr in chemistry to be exact, and I wanted to be one since I can remember. Sounds cheesy but it’s true. Part of what fascinates me about science is the act of seeking information, finding proof and basing conclusions onRead 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

Coffee Chat: My skin condition story which can happen to you!

Hello my lovelies, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts and a personal story about skincare and in particular, bodycare. So grab a coffee and join me! Skincare is so much more than cosmetics and ageing concerns. Our skin is an organ that we should take care of, as well as the others. It protects us from the environment, and it is vital for our health. Did you know that if your skin barrier is damaged your chancesRead more

Coffee Chat: New Schedule!

Hello my lovelies, It’s time for a quick coffee chat, so grab a drink and join me. Thank you for your patience the last 2 weeks. I’ve now settled into my new house and have working internet! It hasn’t been smooth, there’s always drama when there’s a house move involved, but it’s all sorted now. I’m still figuring out my surroundings and exploring London. It’s been quite a change moving from Scotland to London but there are pros and consRead more

Coffee Chat: I’m moving!

Hello my lovelies, It’s time for a quick coffee chat as I have some news to share with you! I am moving house as I am starting a new job in a different location and with all that comes excitement but also a lot of chaos. At the moment of writting I am between wrapping up things at my old job, packing my house and moving, all while having family visiting. What this means for you is that there won’t beRead more

Coffee Chat: New Ethics Section!

Hello my lovelies, It’s been a while since we’ve had a coffee chat so grab a coffee and let’s talk about something new! Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for reading this blog, as I said many times and will say some more, this blog would be nothing without you. Thank you. Thank you also to all of you who go into the trouble of sending me emails. I love reading your messages and this post is about oneRead more

Coffee Chat: Is wearing makeup lying?

Hello my lovelies, I wanted to have a coffee chat with you today about something that has been running around my head for a while. So, grab a coffee and join me. Makeup is often referred to, indirectly, as lying or hiding something and that couldn’t be further than the truth. However, you can see this belief in many occasions like for example when bloggers post apology videos they tend to be either makeup free or wearing very light amounts.Read more

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

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