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

Coffee Chat: Wearing makeup during lockdown?

Hello my lovelies, I wanted to do two product reviews this week but I couldn’t help myself, there is something important we need to talk about. So, grab a coffee and join me in a coffee chat! How has the lockdown been treating you? Have you tried many new things? Binge watched movies and series for hours and ate a lot of food? Yea, I’m with you. But let’s get to the intersting part, have you been wearing makeup? I’veRead more

Coffee Chat: A few words from a Chemist about COVID-19

Hello my lovelies, Another coffee chat, quite an imporant one so grab a coffee and let’s get to it! I hope you are well, staying home and keeping safe. What a time this is, we will remeber this for the rest of our lifes! Sadly, this is not the first time an outbreak of a disease happened and I’m not talking about the Spanish flu. There have been others, in your life time, that you might not have heard aboutRead more

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