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Prevent Child Abuse with Polished Man

Do you love a Polished Man? I sure do! A man who isn’t afraid to fight for change and be a voice to those who don’t have one … that’s damn sexy.

If you’re already familiar with The Plastic Diaries you know I have trouble keeping quiet about the big issues facing humankind, but rarely have I attempted to speak to a male audience. However, the month of October sees the continuation of a relatively new (but rapidly growing) annual initiative and I for one want to get behind it. Let me introduce you to Polished Man, an innovative fundraising campaign by YGAP, which encourages men to paint one fingernail during 1-15 October, to represent the 1 in 5 children who experience violence.  Continue Reading

The Body Shop vegan product information

We’ve had lots of requests for more vegan product lists so I’m excited to bring you one for the most requested store, The Body Shop. As probably the most globally recognised cruelty-free beauty brand, The Body Shop is often mistaken for being entirely vegan but while it’s unfortunate to report that isn’t the case, they still do have a huge vegan offering.

The cruelty-free status and vegan product information for The Body Shop is a little interesting because they hold cruelty-free certifications from most of the independent bodies but they are owned by L’Oreal so that raises a question mark depending on your own ethical beliefs. As usual, I will present to you the information about their animal testing policy and the products that don’t contain any animal ingredients, and allow you to make an informed choice as to what you purchase.  Continue Reading

Best new beauty products october 2014

October. It came, and now it’s practically gone. We still have Halloween to celebrate and it will kick off what is officially known as the madness of holiday season. Are you ready for it? Do you have everything you need? Do you have everything you want? NEVER, we know there is always new things to need and want, that’s why I do this round-up of brilliant new products each month.

Over 70 products new to launch in October landed on my desk and it was a tough gig picking my favourites, as it is every month. Surprisingly it was the Body category that had the most newbies but I guess this is expected as the temperature warms up in Australia and we start to bare our skin. Which were the most exciting of them all? I reveal them to you now. Continue Reading

Male Beauty Grooming

It’s been quite some time  since we covered the male beauty offerings. Things have come a long way with more and more brands realising that men care about their looks too. On September 7, 2014 Australia and New Zealand celebrate Father’s Day. In honour of that I’m showing you the latest releases for men, perhaps to inspire a great gift idea for your loved one.  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser

Face cleansers are seen as quite an underrated product in terms of our overall skincare needs, but they’re actually really important. The correct cleanser for your skin should remove dirt, debris and build-up that otherwise gets in the way of your other skincare products delivering their best results. A vast majority of skin issues can be activated simply by using the wrong cleanser. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s essential to not use a face cleanser that is drying or stripping. Hydration is key, and that’s one of the major claims behind the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser.

As I continue my fight against aging and dry skin I’ve tested the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser. Is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

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