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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

Supergoop Anti-Aging City Sunscreen Serum

Sunscreen is my desert island beauty product. There is no way I will go anywhere or do anything without it. I fell in love with Supergoop when I tried a sample of their Save Face moisturizer but upon seeing the anti-aging City Sunscreen Serum I thought that may be more suited to my aging skin so I picked it up along with a bunch of other Supergoop products during my recent USA beauty haul. Will this one stack up to my original love? My review below has the answer. Continue Reading

Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Facial Firming Serum

You may know Philosophy for their yummy shower gels, cute product names and inspirational messages, but don’t confuse them for a company that has token skincare products with no results. Behind the beautiful messaging of the products sits hard working skincare goods. If you are looking to try a new skincare brand or range, I always think a serum is a good place to start. A serum is usually the most hard working product in a line so if you find a serum works for you chances are the other products won’t be too bad either.

When Hope Is Not Enough forms part of the “Hope” line, which is one of the many skincare ranges in Philosophy’s collection. My review today is of the Facial Firming Serum. Read on to see what this product did and didn’t do for me. Continue Reading

How To Make Your Skincare Work Overtime

If you care about your looks or worry about ageing, even the slightest amount, you should be using skincare products. Everyone has different concerns, needs and preferences but the one common factor for us all is that there are skincare products designed to help us. The unfortunate part is that even if you are using a skincare product that aligns with all your important factors, the product still may not necessarily work for you or you may just stop seeing results after continued use. This doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the skincare product per se, but it could be how your skin is receiving it that is giving you less than ideal results. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to give your skincare regime a kick up the butt and get it working overtime, and I am going to show you how.  Continue Reading

Essential Beauty Tools Header

There are so many beauty tools available these days and new ones are popping up all the time. I have never bothered to count how many beauty tools or gadgets I have because I am sure the number would make me queasy, but when it comes to everyday use I have three very important tools that you will always find in my shower.  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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