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Best Maya Angelou Quotes
The passing of Maya Angelou this week has caused a ripple effect across the internet. Nearly every website has posted their version of Maya Angelou’s best quotes and rightly so, she was an epic master of words. Like them, I’m going to share the best ones (in my opinion) but I wanted it to be connected to what I try to do each day on The Plastic Diaries.

Maya Angelou was the queen of motivational speaking. A simple sentence from her mouth could have you attempting something you had always feared. This was the impact she had on me, and I hope my choice of favourite quotes has that effect on you. Continue Reading

Best Beauty Pins on Pinterest

Pinterest is one of my most favourite places for beauty inspiration. It is a great way to discover new looks, new products and new talent with just a scroll of a mouse. There are some pictures that are definitely more prominent than others. They are the images that inspire and educate people from all walks of life with all kinds of looks.

Today I wanted to show you some of the best pins for Hair, Makeup, Nails and all beauty categories that you might just find inspiring too. Perhaps you may even learn a new trick. These are pins that are constantly appearing in the Pinterest feeds and finding the original source is harder than finding Carman Sandiego.

If you aren’t using Pinterest just yet, I think these images may just persuade you. Click on each image to go straight through to the sourcepin on Pinterest Continue Reading

Every now and then I like to post a bunch of images that will inspire you to be adventurous with your makeup. Since Pinterest exploded I haven’t done this because you can follow all my boards and be inspired in all sorts of ways. However, today I want to go back to the original plan and share some amazing images of creative makeup. Continue Reading

Today I wanted to share with you some images that I have been using to inspire me when it comes to doing my own make-up. As a blogger I obviously believe in the internet as a great resource but I think sometimes people neglect the internet when it comes to using it to inspire them in everyday situations. I know in years gone past Continue Reading

Cyber Week 2017 Sales Guide

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Cyber Week are upon us. The great news is that this sales celebration has gone global! Of course, I wish all you beautiful people located in the United States of America a great thanksgiving holiday, but let’s get down to business.

I know you want all the sales and promo codes to shop up a storm, right? I polled you on Twitter, I quizzed you on Instagram, and you said that this blog post is what you want. This is your ULTIMATE one-stop Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales guide for the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle offers. This list will be updated DAILY as new offers are announced. No other publisher offers a list as comprehensive as this one.  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

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