Posts in Cult Beauty

Cosmetics and Makeup Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year …. or is it? Time off from work/school, fancy feasts and receiving gifts from loved ones sure does sound like a lot of fun, but there is also the headache of finding the right gift for others that can make the holidays a particularly stressful time of the year as well. Don’t fret though, we all go through the same worry and that’s why gift guides and be a blessing from above. Or from me. In this case, it’s my blessing to you because I’ve collated the BEST gifts to give to any makeup lover. No matter your budget, I’ve got you covered.  Continue Reading

Cyber Monday 2014 Sales, Codes and Offers

This post is sponsored by Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard

It’s our favourite time of the year and we know exactly what you need to enjoy it. We have prepared the ultimate guide to the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle sales for Cyber Monday. With most online stores now offering international shipping it’s an open market for global shoppers to take advantage of these discounts and offers. I’m armed with my Cash Passport, one of my essential online shopping tools, and the below list ready to pounce.

Remember that all times & dates are according to the USA (unless stated otherwise) so factor in any time conversions to avoid missing out. Also, bookmark this page for easy reference while shopping and check back for updates to offers.

But wait, there’s more! Not only will you find the sales information, offers and coupon codes for the best online retailers in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle categories, but you’ll also find an Instagram competition.

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Best online beauty stores with international shipping options

This post is sponsored by Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard

One of the most popular posts on The Plastic Diaries is a post from 2012 about the online beauty stores you need to know. It feels like I wrote that post just yesterday but over 2 years have passed and there are now more great beauty stores online. An even bigger change is the amount of online stores offering international shipping. Today I’m rounding up the best online beauty stores from around the world that offer shipping to your door. Plus, I have a bonus offer from CashPassport to help make international online shopping so much easier.

Whether you live in Broome or Brussels, Sydney or Sudan, you will find the best beauty products at these global stores.  Continue Reading

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

I fell in love with Anastasia’s brow products back in 2010 when I treated myself to one of her signature brow makeover’s. My brows had never looked so good and the products were a dream to work with. I picked up one of her maintenance kits to take home with me and in that kit was the original Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown. It was like a little pot of gold that I never wanted to part with, so I used it sparingly because I knew getting it in Australia was just about impossible. The good news is that things have changed since then and now Anastasia Beverly Hills has exploded all over the world. With this in mind I decided to splash out and buy another of her Brow Powder Duo’s but this time in a slightly darker shade, Dark Brown.

The packaging has changed a lot since the original came out but now that I have ample brow powder to throw around I am going to review it for you.  Continue Reading

Foreo Luna Mini Device

It only occurred to me recently that despite my numerous mentions of Foreo’s Luna devices, I hadn’t actually shared a full review. Bad blogger! After nearly a year on sale internationally, the Foreo Luna face cleansing tools finally went on sale in Australia this past March. They launched with the Luna and the Luna Mini, the latter of which I’m reviewing for you.

I chop and change which face cleansing tools I use but in the electric devices category I’ve always loved the Clarisonic. To be fair, it was a genius innovation for its time but now there is competition in the sonic face cleansing market. Can Foreo convert me to the dark side? Read on to find out. Continue Reading