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Summer 13-14 Giveaway

FINALLY. Summer has arrived in Australia and we couldn’t be more excited. The weather has been up and down for the past few weeks but now that we can officially call it summer there is a noticeable change in mood. It’s also party season and as we inch closer to the end of year festivities we are noticing our bank balance has less digits than it should. One way to remedy the depression that comes with the expensive holiday season is to win awesome prizes, so that is what we are going to do.

Up for grabs this month are 35 summer-perfect prizes.Will you be a lucky winner? See what is up for grabs and submit your entry for a chance to win some holiday happiness!  Continue Reading

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SK-II is one of the big brands I had never got around to trying. I had heard so much about it, I have friends rave to me about it and in all honesty it has been towards the top of my list of products to try for a few years, but for some reason it just never happened. That all changed earlier this year when I had the opportunity to have a facial with Fumi Yamamoto, the founder of Zen Facial in Sydney. On paper Fumi is a wellness and spa consultant, but what she does goes far beyond that. Her facials are the what dreams are made of. Her hands are like little magic wands that vanish flaws and create good-lookingness (the thesaurus couldn’t give me a better word for that one).

Fumi was going to use all SK-II products so I had a skin consultation before to find out exactly what products were right for me. Using the SK-II Magic Ring (a special camera used at SK-II counters to look at the skin through different light waves) we determined my skin was in pretty good condition but I definitely had a few concerns to work on, namely some pigmentation, dryness and of course my desire to slow down the ageing process. I don’t need to tell you about the facial, because it was amazing and I fell asleep, so I am going to share my review of the products I was prescribed and whether the regime worked for me.  Continue Reading

I talk a lot about treatments, salons and clinics on The Plastic Diaries because I believe that your skin, just like a car, needs to go in for a professional service every now and then. Certain treatments in particular are the key to keeping your skin looking and feeling good. But, home care is equally important. I get asked quite often about my skin secrets but none more so than what I use at home. I have told you a lot about Dannè Montague-King (DMK) and I still use the products daily but there are other products I haven’t yet told you about or only briefly mentioned.

Today I am going to share with you some products I use to achieve the same result as a professional treatment. This post is dedicated to Kat _H_, an Instagram user who so kindly complimented my complexion again this week.  Continue Reading

Best Beauty Holiday Gifts 2017

The holidays are about showing our loved ones we appreciate them, and to treat ourselves to a little something-something too. One way to do that is by picking up some of the best beauty holiday gifts. I’ve rounded up some of my top choices for every budget.  Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

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