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Coconut Oil Health and Beauty uses
I bet you’ve heard all about coconut oil lately. It’s popping up in recipes, beauty tutorials and all kinds of health advice, but do you know just how many things you can actually use it for? One jar of coconut oil can be a little more expensive than your regular olive oil but you’ll be surprised just how much you can get out of it. I’ve tracked down all the best health, wellness and beauty uses for coconut oil to show you how one jar of natural oil can be the most budget-friendly and healthy product in your kitchen.  Continue Reading

Natural Grains Biodegradable Microbeads

As a passionate beauty consumer and an equally passionate animal rights activist, I like to think I know a little something about nearly everything but I’m also aware that the beauty industry is ever changing and thus I’m always learning something new. Usually, I love what I learn but on this occasion I do not love what I’ve learnt. I don’t like it at all. In fact, I’m horrified.

I read on Slashed Beauty (one of my favourite beauty blogs) about the Beat The Microbead campaign, an international campaign against the use of microbeads in cosmetics. I know exactly what you are thinking because I thought it too, “not another ‘bad guy’ the hippies want to ban”. I put my quick judgement aside and read what the deal is, and the result was my jaw on the floor. Shocked is an understatement.

Microbeads are bad, I’m going to tell you all about this secret killer we are all using everyday, why some cities are moving to ban them and what you can do/buy to avoid the ‘bad guy’. I’ve recruited Michelle Wong, Science PhD and Blogger at Lab Muffin, to break down the science speak for us.  Continue Reading

Spring 2013 Seasonal Competition Header

Spring is shining in Australia and I am in the mood to celebrate. It doesn’t matter if you are in Iceland or Guatemala, you can join in the celebrations too as our seasonal competition is open to everyone. We have over $1200 worth of prizes up for grabs and the odds of winning are pretty high, so scroll down and see what our fabulous prize sponsors have for you this month.

Organi Skin Care

Papaya enzyme is one of the most effective substances in nature to stimulate collagen renewal and help reducing the aging process. The Organi Papaya Mask also contains a high percentage of collagen, which immediately reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Organi Deep Wrinkle Remover contains 3 main active ingredients: Bamboo to relax the muscles, Pomegranate to protect the skin from free radicals and plant extracts with high concentration of Vitamin C that helps Collagen absorption and improves elasticity. The Organi Salt Scrub will exfoliate 98% of your dead skin, while the minerals and natural oils will absorbed into your skin keeping it moisturized for days.

One winner will receive a skin care pack valued at $440, including a Papaya Mask, Deep Wrinkle Remover and Salt Scrub. Available from Organi Skin CareContinue 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

Today we have a guest post from Michelle Miller, the writer of Beauty Besties.

Michelle Miller, BeautyBesties.com

Michelle has a long history of working in the music industry and was formerly a drummer in a touring all-girl band. These days Michelle is a full-time healthcare data analyst, attends school full-time to obtain her Masters degree in healthcare administration, and is a mommy/wife/blogger when she gets home!

Beauty Besties was created with the intentions of bringing readers beauty’s best every day… from nail art, to product reviews, and lifestyle posts. It is one of my favourite beauty blogs and I definitely recommend you check it out after this review!

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Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. 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

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