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New Release Beauty Favourites April 2013

Wow. April flew by a little too quick for my liking. With all the madness of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia I completely lost track of time. Who knew 5 days of madness can create a black hole for time. I may have left it to the first day of May but I am not too late to share with you some of my favourite beauty products to launch in April … right?!?

April was a mammoth month for new beauty. A total of 87 new products crossed my path but not all were made equally. There were lots of new Mother’s Day gift-worthy releases but I am going to save those for another post. For now, these are the new April products topping my list. Continue Reading

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It has been sooooo long since I have seen the inside of a Sephora and I been thirsty for a taste of that sweet, sweet Sephora experience. Whenever I am lucky enough to make it over to the USA I always buy a Sephora gift card of some stupid amount so that when I get back home I can still place an order (damn them and not accepting international credit cards) and send it to a friend. I trust my friends way more than a parcel forwarding company so this is the safest way for me to get my fix without buying a $2000 airline ticket.

Today I have my Sephora haul to show you and I am hoping it will be one of many in 2013. Realistically, it is highly unlikely but a girl can dream.

Now let me be clear, all of these items were purchased purely for the interest of this blog. I am always doing things for you. Just know that. Anyway, let’s get into the goods and see what I bought. Continue Reading

BB Cream is continuing to be a raging craze in beauty right now, yet I still find people asking me what it actually is. Don’t worry, if you missed the all explanatory post on BB Cream you will find it here, or you can view some of my other reviews on BB Cream. Today I am showing you the latest release from Garnier’s BB Cream range to hit Australia, the Oil-Free version.

Despite having dry skin, I was really keen to try this new oil-free release because nearly every man and their dog thought the regular version was a godsend, yet I found it to be really sheer in coverage. Would the oil-free make a difference and give me better coverage? Continue Reading

This coming Saturday The Plastic Diaries will turn 2 years old. To celebrate, we are hosting 5 fabulous giveaways. Let’s take a look at what is up for grabs today …

MAC Cosmetics BB Cream

It was way back in January this year that I really started to share my BB cream endeavours. One BB cream that has continued to move forward of the pack and reveal itself as my go-to base is the MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35. As I told you all back then, this BB cream is so hard to get and I really thought twice before deciding to go ahead with this giveaway. But, it would be fair to hog it so I am giving away this second tube I purchased as my very own back-up. I shlepped it all the way from Los Angeles, in my hand luggage so that it would stay in pristine condition. Talk about priorities!  Continue Reading

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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