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The Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Makeup Brushes

Whether you are looking to buy one makeup brush or an entire set, the choices available can be overwhelming. Natural, synthetic, duo fibre – even the categories are confusing enough to make your head spin. Some people will say natural hairs (ones from animals) are better for this or that, and some people will say synthetics aren’t good quality, but the truth is technology these days has done wonders and I am hear to show you the best of the best cruelty-free and vegan makeup brushes. And they all outperform the natural haired brushes!

Before you click out, I know what you are thinking:

I am not vegan, why would I care about natural vs synthetic brushes?

And to that I would say, you probably don’t except you should ask yourself the following first, “would you wear a fur coat?”. If you wouldn’t wear a fur coat then why would you use animal hair brushes? Unfortunately the hairs do come from the same place.  Continue Reading

Today is the first day of my new life blog. To say I am nervous would be an obscene understatement. I am petrified. Why, you ask? Good question.

When I sat down in May of 2010 to start working on The Plastic Diaries full-time, I said to myself “This will be easy. I talk about my vanity every day, all day. Easy peasy”. This blog, however, is completely uncharted territory. To take a snippet from my About page …. Continue Reading

Best Beauty Advent Calendars

Picking the best beauty advent calendar for yourself each year is tough, I totally get it. This year the choices are even bigger and better so I’ve rounded up the best beauty advent calendars for you to choose from. Past favourites like The Body Shop, Look Fantastic and NYX Cosmetics are back with their beauty advent calendars, plus some new ones to spice things up.

Unfortunately, many sell out the minute they are released and by the time you see them touted by your favourite Instgrammers you’ve already missed out. Don’t worry though, there are still heaps around that you’ll love. Treat yo’self, ladies!  Continue Reading

Deciem NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum

Have you noticed there’s been a bit of chatter about copper peptides in skincare lately? The biggest player on the scene right now is NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS), and it has people swearing that this is a liquid version of the second coming.

Unfortunately when an ingredient becomes trendy we see the market flooded with products claiming to be using the best of it. Copper Peptides are that hot-new ingredient right now but what exactly are they? I’ve chatted with Deciem’s co-CEO, Nicola Kilner, to get the lowdown on copper peptides and how you can make sure you buy a product that works.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling its way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

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