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Black Forest Beauty Products

One of my favourite desserts is Black Forest Cake. The mixture of chocolate and cherries go so well together and the rich colours make it feel extra decadent. After recently creating this masterpiece vegan black forest cake it made me realise how beautiful that choc-cherry colour is. I instantly started wearing it on my nails, lips and cheeks.

Now that Fall is arriving in the top half of the world, I thought I would share my favourite shade of the season for you to all join in on. Here are my top picks of Black Forest-inspired beauty.  Continue Reading

Palmer's Moisturizing Body Wash

Over the years I’ve gone on-and-off the cult classic Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula body lotion. Sometimes I find the scent delightful and other times it’s too overwhelming for me. In winter I tend to like it because it’s that rich, creamy fragrance you want to envelope your senses and warm you up, but applying body lotion during winter is a nightmare. I admit I don’t usually use a typical body lotion during cold weather, I prefer to use an in-shower moisturiser or I slap on some body oil. That’s why the new Cocoa Butter Formula Body Wash sounded appealing to me.

Palmer’s released a range of body washes late in 2013. The Moisturizing Body Wash is most similar to their hero body lotion so it’s designed for fans looking to get that famous scent into their day a little more. Would it work for me?  Continue Reading

It is Halloween month and my most favourite time of the year to see spooky makeup looks and ghoulish nails. Other than Halloween though, the beauty front will be a little quiet for new launches this October. There were just over 50 products keeping me busy to consider for my monthly favourites but I got through them and I have come up with these top picks.

Don’t forget to tell me what has taken your fancy this month! Continue Reading

September. The start of Spring (in Australia) and a very welcome change of temperature, while the northern hemisphere move into fall. It is the time where we switch our wardrobes, makeup, skincare and almost every part of our lives. In beauty, we have seen a big change this time around. September is a big month.

So far I have welcomed 98 new products going on sale this month. It is the most new launches I have seen since starting this series in March but I also believe the most in my entire 2 and a bit years of writing The Plastic Diaries. With this huge number of new beauty products you can bet that creating this months list was awfully difficult. Continue Reading

The month of May seems quieter on the new products front, but I have a sneaking suspicion it is because June will be a big one. But don’t you worry, there are still lots of great products to tickle your fancy this month. The following ones got me jumping for joy.

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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

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty June round-up. Continue Reading

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