About us

Our founder and CEO Vanessa Montes is a brow specialist and permanent make up artists by trade.Having been a beauty therapist from the age of 16 , her love for beauty and everything pretty extended much further than just physical appearance.

Jewellery was always her way of expression , she has always loved the way it completes her outfits, compliments her style , or even just makes her feel better about herself . 

House of ML LTD was founded in 2020, starting with El Cofre de Mya , then Bonitas Cosmetics and in 2024 Vanessa introduced her first service linked to her brand ; ICED by El Cofre – Tooth Gems professionally applied by our qualified tooth gem technician , Vanessa herself. 

El Cofre de Mya, Bonitas Cosmetics & ICED 

El Cofre de Mya

was the first business to launch in spring 2019, when her first daughter was born she was inspired and motivated her to make her dreams come true. Vanessa usually visits Colombia (her hometown) once a year and had always got compliments on her statement jewellery pieces she had acquired on her holidays.

Vanessa being the entrepreneur she is, saw that the market needed beautiful but affordable unique jewellery pieces and started to offer this in the UK. Carefully selecting each item in her shop and adding them to her line, clients can be assured they will never find the same look and quality anywhere else.

Vanessa was the first virtual shop to sell these unique pieces and proudly became the first Instagram successful shop which continues to grow strength to strength.

During these unprecedented times,

her second daughter was born and so did, not one but two businesses. A creation that’s very dear to her heart; cosmetics.

Bonitas Cosmetics

Launched 12.12.2020 – an array of luxurious and moisturising lip glosses, lipsticks and eyebrow definers. Bonitas Cosmetics has now introduced their own line of Skincare – Vegan, Cruelty Free, Sulphate and Paraben FREE , manufactured in the UK.

Vespoke – handmade by V Montes

2021 saw the birth of 3 different collections to El Cofre de Mya, Vespoke being one of them and the most awaited. Vanessa has been making Jewellery by hand since she was very young but after seeing a gap in her market, she decided to pick up her pliers and tweezers again and birth another collection that she loves so much. Just like her, every piece is elegant , delicate and beautiful . The quality remaining high all round her collections , in Vespoke you will find things you have never seen before .