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

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