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Sydney International Spa and Beauty Expo

This post is sponsored by Reed Exhibitions Australia

For the Australian beauty industry Christmas isn’t in December. It’s not in July either. Nope, for Aussie beauty babes August is when Christmas comes to town. The Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo is happening on August 23 & 24, and you will not want to miss it after I give you the ultimate sneak peek at what’s happening on that one fine weekend in August. Plus, you may just win the awesome competition I have for you at the end (I’m jealous I can’t win!). Continue Reading

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Remember yesterday when I said I am overworked and my brain needs a rest? Well here is the evidence I needed because I just remembered I didn’t tell you about the fabulous new products I picked up at the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo in August. The good news is that all my purchases are now available for you to buy as well so I guess that worked out well.

Shall we see what I added to my collection? HINT: I really need to avoid nail polish stalls. Continue Reading

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This weekend is the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo. It is a professional exhibition and conference held annually for those who work in the beauty industry. Anyone from beauty school students through to salon owners and beyond come together for 2 days of education and discovery of the industry we all love. This expo is a trade show so it is definitely not about shopping, but I do find it the best place to find suppliers of quality beauty instruments and products. In fact, beauty expos are responsible for a good chunk of the discoveries I have talked about on The Plastic Diaries. The other thing I love about the expo is that some of the greatest beauty minds come to the show to share their wisdom. Through masterclasses, seminars and live demonstrations we have the opportunity to witness what people have achieved in beauty.

The attendance of the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo is always a hot debate amongst professionals, enthusiasts and consumers. From my post last year I did receive public and private comments about the fact I was even allowed in to the show. Last year I was honoured to be attending with a very special role, to judge multiple categories in the Face2Face Makeup Awards. This year I am going just to do my job of uncovering what is hot and to learn new things so I can report back to you, but do you think I should be there? I want you to tell me but before you do, have a look at what I am most excited to check out.

Jeff Pink

Mr ORLY himself, the man who created the french manicure as we know it today, will be taking to the main stage to share his extensive wisdom on nails. I was so lucky to meet the legend during my time at Cosmoprof and I was blown away by his enthusiasm for nails. It is not every day (or even year) you see a man still have passion for the things he created especially when they are nail products. Plus he has a way of speak that truly inspires and reminds you why you fell in love with nails too.

The demo will include Mr Pink and one of my favourite manicurists, Fiona Hay, presenting new ways to take the classic french manicure to the next level. Continue Reading

BOOM! – That is the instant reaction I have when I see the Feel The Vibe collection by ORLY. Of course it made my favourite new products November list because these colours managed to get me excited for summer. I am a winter lover so to get me excited for summer is a miracle. After picking these up on sale at the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo in August it was killing me that I couldn’t share with you the lacquers until they were on sale everywhere (just a little self imposed rule I have. Feel free to comment if I am crazy). However, the time has come and I can share my review with lots of swatches. YAY!  Continue Reading

Unpacking bags is one of my most hated tasks. I will go on a holiday and other than removing the dirty washing I will remove an item as I need to use it. It can take me 6 months to unpack a suitcase. Same goes for shopping bags, which is why I am only now just unpacking my haul from IMATS which happened 2 weekends ago.

I didn’t go crazy this year at IMATS because I already went a little overboard at the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo, and frankly, I couldn’t afford it! The true beautyholic in me wouldn’t let me make it out of the building without a few purchases so I grabbed the following. Continue Reading

NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

These are the beauty and fashion goodies I got during Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday.  Continue Reading

Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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