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

1 in 4 cosmetics is a waste of your money. Here’s how each cosmetic category fares and why.

One in 5 makeup items, 1 in 3 face skincare products and 1 in 4 body products you buy will be a complete waste of money. Isn’t that staggering? The cosmetic industry can be very misleading and full of exaggerated marketing claims. There are so many products with claims they will never live up to, most of them being exaggerated from a single or a couple ingredients, and sometimes even complete marketing lies. I’ve recently done a little spring cleanRead more

Coffee Chat: Spring clean your house, your beauty and your mind

Hello my lovelies, We are more than half way through spring and if you haven’t done so already, a little spring clean is in order! Spring cleaning is one of those, almost cliché, things but it actually makes a lot of sense. Our life’s these days are so fast paced than when we manage to get a time out, the last thing we want to do is clean. However, the more you allow clutter to go on, the more stressedRead more

Coffee Chat: Clean, Organic Beauty and Chemophobia – Your Cosmetics are Not Killing you, your Lifestyle and Genetics are

Hello my lovelies, As you know I am a Dr in Chemistry and the negative image of science, chemistry in particular, in our society has been saddening me greatly. I see situations, hear and read things almost on a daily basis that are factualess and yet take over some people’s lives entirely. The main reason I started this blog was to spread some scientific understanding in every day subjects like beauty and fitness, in a world where science is beingRead more

Coffee Chat: Your vote is needed! Nominated for Most Inspiring Beauty Blog at Coupon

Hello my lovelies, As I mentioned previously, I’ve been nominated for the Most Inspiring Beauty Blog Award at Coupon and I am absolutely honoured. Voting is still open for another 24 days but please vote now! If you like my science infused blog it would mean the absolute world to me if you voted. It takes literally 1 click, no registration or any fuss required. Click here to be directed to the voting site. The price, €300, is divided between theRead more

Coffee Chat: Nominated for Most Inspiring Beauty Blog at Coupon

Hello my lovelies, A bit of an unscheduled coffee chat but it’s good news and there is always reason enough for a coffee or tea! I’ve been nominated for the Most Inspiring Beauty Blog Award at Coupon and I am absolutely honoured. If you like my science infused blog it would mean the absolute world to me if you voted. It takes literally 1 click, no registration or any fuss required. Click here to be directed to the voting site.Read more

Coffee Chat: It’s that time again…New Year Resolutions

Hello my lovelies, I am still maintening the blog, thank you so much for your patience this week. It feels so good to have it all cleaned up and ready for the new year! Remember there are still plenty of posts to read about. For science posts check out Bonds of Beauty (all articles here) and for lots of in-depth reviews have a look at Beauty In-depth Reviews & Ingredient Analysis (all articles here). And if you read all of my posts,Read more

Coffee Chat: Maintenance week

Hello my lovelies, Just a quick coffee chat to keep you up to date with the posting schedule this week. Sadly, there will be no new review posts this week as I’d like to spend the time maintening the blog. There will be another coffee chat though on New Year resolutions on Thursday the 27th. As you might know already, being a blogger is more of a hobby for me, I have a full time job as a research chemist.Read more