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Best online beauty stores with international shipping options

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One of the most popular posts on The Plastic Diaries is a post from 2012 about the online beauty stores you need to know. It feels like I wrote that post just yesterday but years have passed and there are now more great beauty stores online. An even bigger change is the amount of online stores offering international shipping. Today I’m rounding up the best online beauty stores from around the world that offer shipping to your door.

Whether you live in Broome or Brussels, Sydney or Sudan, you will find the best beauty products at these global stores.  Continue Reading

NYFW Beauty Products

You saw what I took in my beauty bag to New York Fashion Week but what about my makeup bag? Picking which makeup I take away with me is definitely the hardest task I have to face when travelling. It would be like choosing which one of your kids gets to travel with you, except the criteria I look at for my choices comes down to versatility, reliability and proven success at making me look good. Rarely will I take a makeup product that I’ve never used before because I don’t have the room to take more than one of each item …. except for lipstick of course. And eyeshadows. And lashes.

As I did with my beauty bag, I try to take miniature and deluxe sized samples where possible and palettes for items where I need a choice of a few colours, excluding lipsticks because I usually need to carry the lipstick around with me all day for touch-ups.

Without further ado, here’s the makeup that landed in my suitcase.  Continue Reading

New Places To Shop Online

I love online shopping. The only time I prefer to shop in a brick & mortar store is when I am away on a holiday because that is my version of sightseeing. When you shop online as much as I do you definitely have the go-to trusty stores, but I am also on the lookout for new stores. With online shopping being one of the fastest growing commodities in the retail sector it is no surprise that new stores are opening their virtual doors on every day.

I have found some great stores the last few months, many of which ship internationally so it doesn’t matter if you are located in Australia, USA, UK or any where in between. With my top picks for beauty, fashion and homewares you will undoubtedly find what you need (and probably lots of stuff you just want).

Revolve Clothing

The list of designers you will find on this store is mind-blowing. You will find everything from budget-friendly MINKPINK to powerhouse designer Nanette Lepore. Even the dozen or so Australian brands they stock are cheaper than what we pay in Australia! There are bags, shoes, accessories, beauty and more clothes than I could possibly dream, and there is just as much of a selection for the boys too. Based out of the USA, they offer $10 flat rate international shipping on all orders via USPS Air Mail, or spend over $100 and get free shipping.

They also have a pretty funky blog for the fashion inclined.

Favourite Brands: Oh so many to list. Stila, Deborah Lippmann and Butter London for beauty. Alexis Bittar, Bless’ed Are The Meek, Havianas, Suboo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff, Diane Von Furstenberg and Alice + Olivia.

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Best Beauty Holiday Gifts 2017

The holidays are about showing our loved ones we appreciate them, and to treat ourselves to a little something-something too. One way to do that is by picking up some of the best beauty holiday gifts. I’ve rounded up some of my top choices for every budget.  Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

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