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If I were to ever subject myself to the tortures of throwing a big wedding, there is no doubt in my mind I would invest in an Alex Perry wedding dress. If I could afford it, I would invest in an Alex Perry dress every time he released a collection. I love his collections that much. Alex Perry is one of those rare male designers who totally understands the body shape of a real woman. The curves, the bumps and how to hold everything in place. There is just no feeling like wearing an Alex Perry dress.

For those of you overseas who haven’t heard of Alex Perry, he is considered the designer of choice for Australian celebrities when it comes to red carpet dressing and their lavish weddings. He is Australia’s best couturier in my opinion. Alex is the design mentor on Project Runway and is a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model (and has been every season since it commenced!). Most recently he has done a few brand collaborations but in my opinion none have really captured the essence of what an Alex Perry design is all about.

Magnolia Silver Jewellery seem to understand that feeling a woman gets when wearing an Alex Perry design and what makes them special. This season they made a move to impress me (yes, I am sure they did it just for me) by collaborating with Alex Perry on a special jewellery collection. Now for a fraction of the cost of one of Alex’s dresses, you can achieve the same joyous emotion by wearing one of his handcrafted luxury jewellery pieces.

Today I want to show you what I consider to be my first piece from the Alex Perry for Magnolia collection. I have no doubt I will be back for more and with Christmas so close I am hoping a few family and friends get this vocal hint about what I want coming my way.  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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