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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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NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

These are the beauty and fashion goodies I got during Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday.  Continue Reading

Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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