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Within the last month, news broke that many beauty lovers had spotted MAC Cosmetics products being sold at their local Target store for a surprisingly reduced price. Many of you would realise that this is a very strange occurrence because MAC have very strict distribution rights, and in Australia it is ONLY sold at MAC Counters (in David Jones and Myer stores, MAC Pro Stores and on the MAC Australian website. Target has never been known as a stockist of MAC Cosmetics. Many savvy bloggers instantly put on their investigation hat and started to look into the how and why of this new MAC stockist.

The biggest concern for most consumers is if the products are from the Grey Market (fraudulent copies that look like the real thing). Many of you have asked for my opinion on the matter and before I made any comments I wanted to hear what both MAC Cosmetics and Target had to say on the matter. Yesterday I received an updated statement from Target and before I share it with you, I want to run you through the story so far.  Continue Reading

I know there are a lot of talented bloggers out there who want their voice heard. Luckily there are big beauty websites who recognise the little battlers and want to give them a leg up. Give a round of applause to BeautyHeaven.com.au for doing just that with their BlogStar 2011 Competition.

What is the BlogStar 2011 Competition?

The competition is about finding two talented individuals to contribute to the hugely popular BeautyHeaven.com.au Beauty Blog. One winner will be selected for the Star Beauty Blogger category, which will allow the winner to contribute written posts. The other winner will be for the Star Beauty Vlogger category, which will see them contributing video blogs.

What You Can Win

Aside from having your name in lights on a website that reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, you can also walk away with an Apple iPad 2 AND a monstrous beauty pack valued at over $1200.

How To Enter

Head over to BeautyHeaven.com.au right now for all the entry details. Depending on which category you enter, Blogger or Vlogger, it could take you less than 5 minutes. Making a cup of coffee can take longer!

Best of luck beauties.

I can’t wait to see who wins!!

It is that time of the month again …… no, not that one. Gross! I meant the good one where I can tell you where to win stuff. Sheesh.

Dr. LeWinn’s are rewarding their loyal customers by giving away not just one amazing holiday, but THREE. You could be off to the Maldives, Brazil or Paris and escaping this cold Australian winter. Purchase any Dr. LeWinn’s product from Priceline and participating pharmacies, and fill in the entry form. You just have to tell them why ‘old can wait’ and you could be jetting off somewhere fabulous. There are also Continue Reading

First and most importantly, The Plastic Diaries turns the big 1 today. Yes, on 26 May 2010, we went live with the first proper blog post. I don’t count anything really before that time because it was more of an online personal rambling about my nose job, and I think only my mother read it. Anyway, today is The Plastic Diaries’ first birthday. WOOOOOO!

In all seriousness though, reaching the 1 year mark is a HUGE deal to me. I won’t go into it all now but I just want to say I will have a very special post on Monday (May 30) to celebrate, and it will involve the BIGGEST giveaway we have done. You will not want to miss it.

Now onto today’s post. It has been quite some time since I last updated you on competitions or giveaways that are happening around the web world, so I thought I would delay normal programming for a day and sneak in this little post. Continue Reading

I have been very slack to not update you on some competitions that are happening around the place. Bad blogger! Don’t worry though, I have found some goodies that I think you will like very much. Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser

Face cleansers are seen as quite an underrated product in terms of our overall skincare needs, but they’re actually really important. The correct cleanser for your skin should remove dirt, debris and build-up that otherwise gets in the way of your other skincare products delivering their best results. A vast majority of skin issues can be activated simply by using the wrong cleanser. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s essential to not use a face cleanser that is drying or stripping. Hydration is key, and that’s one of the major claims behind the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser.

As I continue my fight against aging and dry skin I’ve tested the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser. Is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

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