Posts in Inika

Last week we showed you the beauty sample box subscription services of Australia and the USA, and now it is time for the UK. In my opinion the UK offering of beauty box services are very similar to Australia, in that the services are very similar in what they offer and the way they work.

If you are new to beauty sample boxes, visit our Australia post to learn about what they are.

 

Glossybox

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If you have a friend or family member that is vegetarian or vegan, you probably know how hard it is for them to go to a restaurant or just purchase something up without asking 10 questions. When it comes to Christmas presents, the difficulty is transferred to the gift givers. What on earth can you buy them?

Today’s holiday gift guide is just for those who are not sure what to get for a vegetarian or vegan. The brands included in this post all strive for an animal cruelty free world and they all have a very dear place in my heart because of it. Even if you aren’t buying a gift for a vegetarian/vegan, do consider these fabulous options.

 

Urban Decay – Vegan Palette

Over half of Urban Decay’s cosmetic line is vegan but this palette is the Continue Reading

This month we have not only a beauty treat, but an edible one too! *high five*

Officially this item was reviewed in May, but it was May 31 to be exact and it went live after our special May giveaway celebrating The Plastic Diaries 1st birthday. For that reason I felt this item deserved a place in the June Favourites. I mean, May 31 is practically June, right?

So what item am I talking about …… ?

 

Six little pots of magic

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From the title alone you can probably guess what this item really is, but that will not stop me from rambling on about it excellence. Inika have done the greatest thing any make-up company could EVER do (in my opinion), and that is combine make-up with chocolate. Yes, yummy, fattening, indulgent chocolate. Why has it taken this long for someone to do it? Why? WHY? 

Before I even got this item it was a no brainer that I would love it. You can’t put Limited Edition and Chocolate in a product name without me squealing like an infant. Plus, Inika is just an amazing Australian brand that makes you feel like you are doing something great for humanity. All their products are 100% Certified Organic or Vegan (or both!), and 100% Certified Halal and Cruelty Free.

What I Say ….

  • The packaging and attention to detail is just divine. The items come in a sturdy black gift box with an Inika ribbon and wax stamp on the lid. First thing you see when you open the box is a little card, which shows the colours of eyeshadow displayed just like you find chocolates inside a Lindt Praline box. The box is divided into 9 squares, 6 are eyeshadows and 3 are gold foil wrapped chocolates.
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There is no bigger headache in my life than storage issues. It goes for everything, from clothing to magazines, to food and dogs toys. The list never ends, but by far the biggest issue I have is beauty products. When you mix my love of collecting beauty products with my ability to hoard, you get one out of control collection.

For the past few weeks I have been in the process of moving into my new office (I kicked my dad out of his. Clearly my needs are more important) and it has been a challenge (there will be more posts on this, I guarantee!). The one thing that shook me a little is how I seem to take 5 or more toiletry/make-up bags every time I go away. It seems I never could find one to hold all the stuff I wanted, or separate it for easy access. That realisation led to a light bulb going off in my head …. it is time I start the hunt.
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Best Beauty Holiday Gifts 2017

The holidays are about showing our loved ones we appreciate them, and to treat ourselves to a little something-something too. One way to do that is by picking up some of the best beauty holiday gifts. I’ve rounded up some of my top choices for every budget.  Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

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