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If you haven’t started buying christmas and holiday gifts for your loved ones than don’t panic, I think most of us are in the same boat. To combat that last minute rush of panic, I am going to share with you a whole heap of holiday gift guides that will make buying presents a breeze. To start off I am going to show you the best offerings from one of my favourite beauty retailers, Sephora. These beauty kits include makeup, body, skincare, fragrance and nails.

For my fellow Australians, I know how painful it is to see these amazing products from a store that won’t ship to us but I have some  news that may help you so look out for that later on. Now ….. let’s look at the gifts! Continue Reading

After a little hiatus last month from the monthly giveaways, we are back in October with a bang. Last week I showed you the mighty awesome Holiday 2011 releases from Benefit Cosmetics. This week, you can win one!

Out of all the fancy gift packs that Benefit released, there was one that really stood out to me. I am sure you can all guess which one because I am such a fan of palettes. Did you guess ….

Benefit – “I’m Glam… Therefore I Am”

This funky kit from Benefit contains some of my most favourite items. This month we are giving away 2 of these babies, all thanks to Benefit Cosmetics Australia!

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The palette is all boxed up with a beautiful mirror in the lid
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The kit contains:

  • girl meets pearl deluxe mini liquid pearl for face
  • glamming face powder with powder brush
  • ultra shines lip shine in life on the A list (bubble gum pink)
  • a little bit BADgal lash mascara
  • eyeshadow palette
  • double-ended sponge applicator

AU $69 from Adore Beauty (international shipping available), Benefit counters at Myer and Benefit Flagship store in Sydney.

US $36 from Benefit Cosmetics online* (international shipping available) and Sephora*

UK £29.50 from Benefit Cosmetics UK*

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Check out those powders!!!

How To Win

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Holiday time … again! This week I am going to show you as many of the amazing holiday releases as I can, and nothing excites me more than a colourful box of goodies from one of my all-time favourite brands, Benefit Cosmetics.

Holiday Gift Sets

In my opinion, this year Benefit Cosmetics have outdone themselves. They have covered all price ranges and put together some really lust-worthy packs. I am melting over the images as I type. Prepare yourself!

Ticket To Glossytown

A set of six mini lip glosses from their Lip Shine range are adorably packaged and make the perfect gift for ladies of any age!

Colours included:

  • So Frisk Me (gilded berry)
  • Nudie-Tude (goldspun twist)
  • Spiked Punch (juicy coral)
  • Life on the A List (bubblegum pink)
  • Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
  • Kiss You (clear fuchsia)

AU $49 from Adore Beauty (international shipping available), Benefit counters at Myer and Benefit Flagship store in Sydney.

US $24 from Benefit Cosmetics online* (international shipping available) and Sephora*

UK – Unavailable

“I’m Glam… Therefore I Am”

An essential beauty kit packed full of Benefit beauties. Continue Reading

This month has been a little lacking in the review department thanks to all the craziness with Cosmoprof North America and other adventures in the US of A. But don’t think I forgot about you!

I briefly mentioned that I picked up this item in a recent haul post, but what I didn’t mention was that I got two. One for me, one for you! It was just too good to pass up. So what is it?

Benefit Cosmetics – Little Look Goods

This adorable kit contains three deluxe sized (VERY deluxe. Like huge!) samples of Benefit’s best sellers. Here is what you will score:

1x BADgal lash mascara in Black (4.0g)

1x Dandelion Brightening Face Powder (7.0g)

1x “that gal” Brightening Face Primer (7.5mL)

The Benefit Cosmetics Little Look Goods pack

I am already a huge fan of BADgal mascara and “that gal” primer, but I have never tried Dandelion before. If the other boxed powders from Benefit are anything to go by, I will love Dandelion just as much as I love Sugarbomb.

One lucky winner will score this adorable set of Benefit goodies!

I opened my one up to take a photo. I promise the winner gets a brand new, sealed one!

How To Win

First and most importantly, you have to be following us on TwitterFacebook or via Google Friend Connect (on the top right sidebar) in order to be eligible to win a prize. Go on, it only takes 5 seconds.

Then, enter your details below and answer this question Continue Reading

Last Thursday (26 May) we celebrated the wonderful birthday of yours truly, The Plastic Diaries. Yes, we reached the ripe old age of 1. I mentioned to you briefly that today (May 30) I will be celebrating with a big giveaway. For those of you who are regular readers of The Plastic Diaries you may notice that today is the last Monday of the month, which is usually when we have our monthly giveaway, but this month I wanted to honour our 1st birthday by doing something a little different. Instead of giving away just 1 product that I love from the past 30 days, I wanted to do a years worth. This giveaway features products or brands I have mentioned in the past year, whether it had been a review or a special offer, there is a mix of everything.

Why This Giveaway

Before I get into the prizes and competition nitty gritty, I just wanted to say a few quick words. HA! I know, I have never said a ‘few’ or ‘quick’ words in my lifetime, but I will try.

Making it to the 1 year mark for me means a lot. It has been a tiresome, exhausting, crazy and joyful ride that I wouldn’t have changed a minute of. However, how this past year has been for me is of no real importance. This past year has really been about you. Talking to you, sharing with you and having fun with you. More than anything I hope you have learnt something while reading The Plastic Diaries but also had a little fun. Some of you openly express your opinions, via the comments, Twitter or Facebook, and I love every time you do. Others sit there quietly and support me from a far, I love that too.

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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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