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The other week I showed you the first glimpse of OPI’s upcoming nail polish collection for Spring 2012, Euro Centrale. Today I have all the photos for you including bottle images, mini pack and counter display. I think this is going to be a delicious collection!

Euro Centrale

The official press release describes the Spring 2013 collection as follows:

Euro Centrale by OPI is a celebration of one of the world’s richest sources of creative talent for centuries, and especially one of the areas of cultural awakening that we are seeing emerging from this region: fashion. Gothic historical churches alongside modern public buildings punctuated with vibrant graffiti murals are the perfect backdrop for modern fashion design to make its entrance.

Young designers present their most avant‐garde creations at fashion shows held in museums, designs to rival anything from Paris or Milan.

Shade Details

Here are the official descriptions by OPI of the new shades.  Continue Reading

On Saturday I showed you the first glimpse of Mariah Carey’s upcoming nail polish collection with OPI. This is the first of two collections she will be creating with the mega nail brand and today I am super excited to show you the bottle images for the entire 8-piece collection.

Mariah Carey by OPI

Not a thrilling name but the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection (part 1) does contain some thrilling shades. The collection is broken down into two parts. The first are the Studio Shades which includes 1 dazzling glitter, 1 shimmer and 2 creme nail polishes. The second part are the Stage Shades, which I showed you on Saturday and feature the innovative new Liquid Sand texture.

Shade Details

Here are the official descriptions by OPI of the new shades.  Continue Reading

I love a bargain as much as the next beauty-obsessed girl, so here are the best sales, savings and special offers from my favourite beauty stores to take advantage of this week.

Don’t forget, The Plastic Diaries is an international beauty blog and we cater for everyone, so look for the asterisk (*) which indicates that the website ships internationally! Continue Reading

I love a bargain as much as the next beauty-obsessed girl, so here are the best sales, savings and special offers from my favourite beauty stores to take advantage of this week.

Don’t forget, The Plastic Diaries is an international beauty blog and we cater for everyone, so look for the asterisk (*) which indicates that the website ships internationally! Continue Reading

It wasn’t so long ago I reported on the hottest new nail polish collection from OPI, the James Bond Skyfall Collection, was coming our way. It is to mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond films and to tie in with the newest instalment, Skyfall. Now I finally have some official images for you AND the announcement (plus a sneak peak) of the very limited edition Man With The Golden Gun top coat, which contains real 18k gold leaf flakes!  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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