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OPI Liquid Sand Bond Girls Honey Ryder Swatch 1

I have a feeling I wasn’t the only one who had a big weekend. To ease back into the working week grind I thought we would take a look at one of my favourite nail lacquers right now. The Bond Girls collection by OPI were a 6-piece ensemble of Liquid Sand lacquers, the newest texture innovation from OPI. The matte finish is unique as it remains sparkly without a top coat.

Each hue is named after an iconic Bond girl from the James Bond 007 movies. I have chosen to show you Honey Ryder because it’s a beautiful colour to wear year round and goes beyond a standard gold lacquer. This shade reminds me of a glass of champagne – the bubbles reflected by the texture of the lacquer. It would be a perfect choice for the upcoming festive season if you aren’t keen to wear red and green.  Continue Reading

New Release Beauty Favourites August 2013

*BLINK* Did you see that? I think it was August. It just flew right past my face! It has been a jam packed month for me with the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo taking place, as well as a calendar full of beauty launches and media events. I have played my way through nearly 175 new products that launched in August, and that is excluding the fabulous new products I discovered at the expo. As always it was incredibly difficult to pick out the products that truly captured my attention. I have to say the month of August really did show off just how innovative the beauty market really is.

I hope you find something new to discover in this months best new beauty product launches. Continue Reading

New Release Beauty Favourites May 2013

We are almost through May and it was another big one this month. The Plastic Diaries celebrated its 3rd birthday and we got a beautiful new facelift (with more enhancements to come!). We also saw a staggering 86 products go on sale including whole makeup collections, haircare lines and some sneaky nail innovations that was kept a well-guarded secret. So which were my faves? It was tough but I have narrowed them down. Continue Reading

Lemming Nail Polish Header

Nail polish is a total obsession for me lately, and no matter how many I have I always want more. More. MORE! I am on a pretty strict no-buy rule right now as I am saving for so many things but there is always something shiny (and glittery) to suck me in. On a couple of occasions, I have been tossing up whether to buy a new nail collection and it happens to sell out just when I made the decision to buy it. Heartbreaking. So today I thought I would put it writing exactly what I want, and then hopefully that will help to stop thinking about them all the time. That sounds like it could work, right?  Continue Reading

I am beyond excited about the upcoming Disney release of The Great & Powerful Oz. The Wizard of Oz is still one of my all time favourite movies and I have no doubt this prequel will answer some of my many questions about that magical original cinematic masterpiece. The fact it stars James Franco is just the cherry on top of a very large ice cream sundae. But leaving that aside for the moment, I am now even more excited to hear that the next movie alignment for OPI will in fact be this Disney hit-to-be. That’s right, there will be a nail polish collection for The Great & Powerful Oz …. and I have the first look, sneak peek for you today!  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

Best New Beauty September 2017 beauty products

Wow, guys. This month is absolute madness in the beauty launch calendar. The best new beauty September launches have come in strong from the likes of Fenty Beauty, Too Faced, St Tropez, Nip + Fab, Katy Perry and more.

Discover the best of the best new beauty products with my Best New Beauty September round-up. Continue Reading

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