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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

MasterCard Cash Passport Prepaid Credit Card

This post is sponsored by Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard

Now is the ideal time to buy all your holiday and Christmas gifts online because you will have them at your door well before the holidays and avoid the last-minute rush. No matter who’s on your gifting list there will be the ideal gift for them online, and why wouldn’t you buy online when you can avoid the crowds, get them a unique gift/something they really want, do it without shoes on and stick to your budget by paying less at overseas retailers.

To help you find the best gifts for your loved ones, I’ve compiled the Early-Shoppers Holiday Gift Guide. All these items come from international retailers (who ship to Australia!) so you save a pretty penny against the Australian RRP, but to save even more you should consider getting a Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard. The Cash Passport helps you keep your gifting budget under control by allowing you to lock in daily FX rates to make the most of your money. If you missed it last week, read why Cash Passport is one of my secret weapons for online shopping. Continue Reading

Online Shopping Tips and Tricks

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Amongst my friends and loved ones I’m known as ‘the’ savviest online shopper. I know where the best deals are, which stores will ship internationally, how to save money and when’s the best time to shop. The truth is that the only reason I’m a savvy online shopper is because I use a bunch of tools to make the process easy, and with the busiest shopping time of the year now in full swing I thought it would be nice if I share my secrets with you.

Knowledge is power and I’m passing on the baton for you to now be the savvy online shopper with these tools. Go forth and use wisely (which of course means to buy all the pretty things!!).  Continue Reading

Panpuri Organic Spa 3

You have read about my Priceless Sydney experiences at Panpuri and Lucio’s but now it is your turn to get in on the action.

We didn’t want to hog all the fun of experiencing the MasterCard Priceless Sydney offers so one lucky reader will win the Priceless Sydney Panpuri experience to enjoy with a friend. You read it correctly. You and a friend will be treated to the heavenly pamper session that Christina and I experienced at Panpuri Organic Spa.

For your chance to win this competition simply leave a comment below answering this question in 50 words or less:  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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