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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

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s 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

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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