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Bikini Ready Summer Body

In Australia, we are clutching to the few remaining summer days. Above the equator, people are excited to welcome some warmer days. Whether you are about to enter spring or autumn we all have summer on our minds and the hopes it will roll around quickly. This is the time most people need to start planning what they will to do to get a great summer body, and if you want something quick and effective you really can’t beat a cosmetic enhancement or two.

In this Summer Body Guide I have asked Dr Cath Porter from Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) and some cosmetic enhancement experts to tell us which non-surgical treatments will help you to achieve a body you will be proud to flaunt on the beach.  Continue Reading

To begin my week of personal stories I am going to start with the tale that saw me create The Plastic Diaries beauty blog. Many of you probably wouldn’t realise that’s where this blog started and that the name “The Plastic Diaries” was chosen because I created the blog as a way to keep a diary of my experience with plastic surgery. I also think I may have been watching The Princess Diaries at the time and it seemed a cute play on a classic chick flick ….. hence, The Plastic Diaries. Continue Reading

It is no secret that one of the most popular choices in non-surgical procedures are hair reduction from IPL and Laser. In the past I have done a number of features on the topic, including the difference between IPL and Laser, but I think there are still some important points that need to be hammered into our minds.

I spoke to Dr Susan Austin from the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) to get her 5 facts on IPL and Laser Hair Removal. You may remember her from our last ‘5 Things You Need To Know’ on Botox. Take notes on this one …. or just bookmark it and come back to it.

Hair removal on the face – Ouchies!

The Facts from Dr Austin

  1. Avoid tanning before and after treatment
    You cannot have a laser or IPL hair reduction treatment if you have a tan (fake or from sun-exposure or the solarium) because it can Continue Reading

Today marks the start of another one of my genius nifty article ideas. As you all know I love learning about beauty and a big reason for starting this blog was to share with you what I learn. One of my favourite topics is cosmetic enhancement, and the one place that is a constant source of information for me is the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA).

I really didn’t know what topic I wanted to start with for this new article series but after the recent publicity around Botox, and it’s increasing popularity, I thought it would be wise to start way back at the beginning. Research should be a big part of everyones process before getting any sort of cosmetic enhancement but the more I speak to those who have had the Botox procedure, I find very few looked into it. I find this concerning so I asked Dr Susan Austin, of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) to share her top 5 facts you need to know before considering BOTOX injections. This article series will usually be much shorter with just some basic points, but because this topic is extremely important, I have wanted to provide you with the essential information.

It’s also important to be mindful that not everything you read online or elsewhere might be accurate so consider who has written it, who is quoted, any references as well as where and when it’s been published. Remember, don’t take everything you read on the internet as gospel and always seek expert advice from a doctor before making a decision about a procedure.

Reading credible blogs such as this one (obviously!) is a great place to start your research and visiting websites of medical organisations such as the Cosmetics Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) can also help you get up-to-speed on the ever evolving cosmetic medical industry.

WAIT, before you inject me, what is that stuff ….

What is it and how is it used?

Botulinum toxin, more commonly known by its brand names, BOTOX or Dysport, can be used to treat ‘dynamic lines’. Continue Reading

Earlier this week I showed you why buying fillers over the internet is a big no-no. Missed it? Oh boy, jump over here right now!

For a long time I have wanted to cover off everything one could know about fillers, but it is a huge category. Where do I start? Well, after doing the post on Wednesday I thought I should start by asking an expert some basic questions. Seeing as though the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) are the ones who care so much about keeping the industry safe, they would probably be my best bet.

Dr Susan Austin has a long list of credentials in dermatology and runs her own successful skin clinic in Sydney. She also happens to be the Public Relations Manager for the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA). So, who better to give us the low down on basic Filler knowledge?

These were the questions I thought were super entry level to learning about fillers, but I would love to hear from all of you what exactly concerns you about Fillers. What do you want to know? What are your questions? There will be many more posts on Fillers, I guarantee that, so why not get the answers you want.

Considering fillers? What should you expect during your initial consultation?

Not all treatments are suitable for every patient and the best results are achieved through a personalised treatment plan. The initial consultation with an appropriately trained cosmetic physician is critically important when considering cosmetic medicine. During an initial consultation a cosmetic physician should undertake a full medical history, discuss any concerns you may have and clearly explain your treatment options and to ensure the final result is what you’re aiming for. It’s also vital that you have a realistic expectation of what can be achieved.

Most non-surgical clinics will offer programs for remediation and then maintenance, which usually run for a period of up 12 months. It is also important to remember to look holistically at the program as it should ideally address three key issues: skin quality, wrinkles and volume.

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Tangle Teezer and Dessata hairbrushes

Detangling hairbrushes are available from just about everywhere now but when it comes to trusted brands there are a few to choose from. In this post I’ve got Tangle Teezer vs Dessata in a battle of the detangling brushes. Both are priced almost identically (here in Australian anyway) so which brush is worth your dollars?

For this battle I’ve selected the Tangle Teezer The Original to go up against the Dessata Maxi Detangling Brush. I own three Tangle Teezer brushes – The Original, Compact Styler and Aqua Splash – but for this post I’m comparing The Original as it’s the most popular model. Read on to find out which might be the best detangling brush for you.  Continue Reading

cosmetics priceline sale

A Priceline Sale is one of the most exciting two words in the english language. It’s even better when it’s teamed with the word COSMETICS!

This week the Priceline Cosmetics Sale gives you 40% off makeup storewide!

The Priceline sale will run Wednesday 16 August and Thursday 17 August 2017 both in store and online at Priceline Pharmacy. Login to the Priceline website and start making your wishlist so that come Wednesday you can just hit Checkout!

Need some inspiration? Try these top-selling makeup products!  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty July 2017 beauty products

We’re halfway through the year and we’ve already seen some great new launches, so what can we expect from the remainder of 2017? The best new beauty launches this month from ColourPop, Benefit Cosmetics, Essie and more gives me some good feelings about what to expect the next few months. Discover these new beauty products with my Best New Beauty July round-up. Continue Reading

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