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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

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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