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Gabe Robinson Kimberly Nissen Shopping Westfield

I’m very excited to be heading to a blogging conference in Dallas, Texas later this month. It’s been a really long time since I’ve been to an international conference and this one is indeed very special. rStheCon is run by rewardStyle, an exclusive network for style bloggers. I’ll tell you more about it at another time but the reason why that little fact is important to this post is because I will be heading to this conference with 199 of the most stylish bloggers in the world. It’s extremely daunting so I turned to Westfield for a little help with compiling my outfits. I’ve never used a personal stylist before but it’s something I have wanted to do for a long time, I guess I was just waiting for the perfect excuse. If you’ve never tried one either let me take you behind the scenes of my styling session to show you just how easy they can make our lives – special occasion or no special occasion.

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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

Kate Sylvester Redken Hair Look

Hair Look: Messy Marilyn

Hair Director: Richard Kavanagh for Redken


For the hair look at Kate Sylvester, Redken Hair Director Richard Kavanagh wanted to relate the look back to the collection, “I wanted to tie in the lace detail from the collection into the hair with a really nonchalant braid.”

“The inspiration for this look was based on two things. First, we all got together and just had a brainstorming session for what we thought were the coolest looks out there. It’s a nice creative process and it also brings us together as a team,” says Redken Hair Director Richard Kavanagh. Secondly, Kate’s collection was actually based on Bert Stein’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe – ‘The Last Sitting’. It’s not a typical, done-up Monroe image. She actually looks really effortlessly and naturally sexy, hair slightly mussed. We wanted to represent that cool essence as well as the Americana vibes happening in the collection.” Continue Reading

New Release Beauty Favourites March 2013

This month we welcome Easter, mostly to stuff ourselves with chocolate and hot cross buns, but not I. The one thing I look forward to most in March is seeing all the new Autumn beauty collections hitting shelves (or virtual shelves if you prefer online shopping like I do). Just over 55 products crossed my desk to launch in March and there are lots that impressed me. Let’s see which ones took my fancy. Continue Reading