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CLEO SWIM 2013Beauty How-To

The annual CLEO Swimsuit party has been the official launch of summer in Sydney for a good decade or so. The guest list reads like a roll call of hot, young, trendy Sydney-siders who this year flocked to The Bucket List at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach to check out the swimsuit parade. The place was filled with the who’s who of the Sydney social scene – Nikki Phillips, Kate Peck, Laura Dundovic, Luke Jacobz, Rochelle Fox and Laura Enever to name a few. How I managed to end up on the invite list baffles me but nevertheless I was excited to get down there because Napoleon Perdis were in-charge of creating the beauty looks for the models.

The models (including Australia’s Next Top Model 2013 runner-ups Shanali and Duckie) donned the new swimsuit collection from Billabong, which happened to be some of the cutest (and smallest) pieces of fabric I have ever seen, but it was the casual radiance the models exhibited that had me interested. Their hot summer tans were courtesy of Le Tan so it was great to see that a good tan doesn’t have to come from the sun. But their makeup stood out to me because it was hard to tell they were actually wearing makeup, they just looked naturally flawless, happy and glowing – and isn’t that how we all want to look during summer?

I grabbed makeup artist in charge, Anna Papadopoulos, to give us the step-by-step for recreating this look. Continue Reading

I Don't Want Kids CLEO Magazine Australia Cover

Over the last few months I have been trying to face some goals I set to be more open and share with you my personal stories. I have done a variety of blog posts about who I am and my views on certain topics. This is not going to be a regular part of The Plastic Diaries blog but for the most part who I am and my views on things do actually relate to my beauty philosophies and for that reason I feel sharing these personal posts can only help you to understand me as a person and why I write this blog.

Today I want to talk about a topic I haven’t mentioned on the blog before and that is my decision to not have children. This week the latest CLEO Magazine Australia went on sale featuring a double-spread feature about my decision not to have children. I have received many kind and encouraging messages from friends and strangers alike since they read the article, but I want to give you a little more than what I was able to include in the magazine article. Plus, I thought I would share a few behind the scene’s snaps from the photo shoot along the way.

CLEO Magazine Australia February 2013 Issue

CLEO Magazine Australia February 2013 Issue

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Last week saw the official launch of ACPs 30 Days Of Fashion & Beauty for 2011. If you were reading this blog a year ago you may remember that I talked about some of the 2010 events. I also attended some but for some reason I lacked posting about them. I don’t know what I was thinking …. they were awesome!

I couldn’t let the weeks roll past without giving you a little snapshot of the events I think you HAVE to get involved in. But first ….

What Is ACP’s 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty

ACP Magazines in one of Australia’s leading publishers. Every week, year after year, they produce some of the biggest titles at the news stand, such as The Australian Women’s Weekly, Grazia, madison, Harper’s Bazaar, Woman’s Day, CLEO, SHOP Til You Drop, men’s style, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Dolly, Good Health, FHM, Take 5, TV Week, NW and OK!

ACP’s 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty is a consumer focused 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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