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Beauty shopping haul from New York via The Plastic Diaries

Shopping in the USA will never get old for me. I will never bore of it, even if every single brand they sell there comes to Australia. I can’t put it in to words exactly what I like about shopping there but I can show you the fruits of my labour. It was only in May I got to share with you my first 2014 beauty haul from the USA but shock horror I got even more during my New York trip for Fashion Week.

I recorded this video while in New York so my shopping adventures hadn’t been completed just yet, but I have got my full haul pictured and listed after the video. Will you spot something you already love or want to try?  Continue Reading

This month has been a little lacking in the review department thanks to all the craziness with Cosmoprof North America and other adventures in the US of A. But don’t think I forgot about you!

I briefly mentioned that I picked up this item in a recent haul post, but what I didn’t mention was that I got two. One for me, one for you! It was just too good to pass up. So what is it?

Benefit Cosmetics – Little Look Goods

This adorable kit contains three deluxe sized (VERY deluxe. Like huge!) samples of Benefit’s best sellers. Here is what you will score:

1x BADgal lash mascara in Black (4.0g)

1x Dandelion Brightening Face Powder (7.0g)

1x “that gal” Brightening Face Primer (7.5mL)

The Benefit Cosmetics Little Look Goods pack

I am already a huge fan of BADgal mascara and “that gal” primer, but I have never tried Dandelion before. If the other boxed powders from Benefit are anything to go by, I will love Dandelion just as much as I love Sugarbomb.

One lucky winner will score this adorable set of Benefit goodies!

I opened my one up to take a photo. I promise the winner gets a brand new, sealed one!

How To Win

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Way back in April this year, Australis made waves in the beauty industry with their red hot new releases for the Paparazzi Perfect High Definition range. I have previously told you about their amazing eyeshadow palettes and their tinted moisturiser, both of which were winners for me. Today they extend that award winning collection with 2 more products, a concealer and a brightener.

Both items come in a cute 10ml squeeze tube and I think that is a perfect size for both items because only a small amount is required and I hate it when you get a big tube of something only for half of it to dry out before you can use it. This size is far more waste-friendly. They also have a slightly floral, cosmetic smell. It isn’t unpleasant or overwhelming but I think it is worth noting for those who are sensitive to fragrances.

Now, on to the products. Concealers are something I judge very seriously. Even though my under eye dark circles have improved dramatically, it still only takes 1 day of not doing my skincare routine for them to turn into hellish darkness. Brighteners on the other hand am rather indifferent about because, really, I am yet to find a brightener that actually brightens my skin. In my case, most brighteners are just too yellow and my skin is too white for them.

Both these items from Australis can be worn together, so that is what I am going to show you today. In my reviews below, you will I preferred to use this separately but I think those with a regular, yellow based skin tone will be able to use these together to get the intended result. My pictures below are taken with clean skin, so there is no other makeup on at all! (Be kind).

NO make-up …. oh, the horrors!

Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Concealer

What Australis Say: Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Concealer provides a soft finish that corrects colour on dark circles, red pigmentation as well as uneven skin tone. Vitamin E and calendula oil lock in moisture, soothe and provide an anti-inflammatory for the skin. High definition skin balancing pigments provide soft focus and light reflection effects for a flawless result. Medium coverage, long lasting formula. Available in Light-Medium and Medium-Dark.

What I Say: Firstly, I am testing out Light-Medium 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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