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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

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser

Face cleansers are seen as quite an underrated product in terms of our overall skincare needs, but they’re actually really important. The correct cleanser for your skin should remove dirt, debris and build-up that otherwise gets in the way of your other skincare products delivering their best results. A vast majority of skin issues can be activated simply by using the wrong cleanser. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s essential to not use a face cleanser that is drying or stripping. Hydration is key, and that’s one of the major claims behind the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser.

As I continue my fight against aging and dry skin I’ve tested the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser. Is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

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

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