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Secret Confession #542: I have wanted to volunteer for Doctors Without Borders ever since seeing Harry Connick Jr as ‘Leo’ on Will & Grace. If all those doctors look like him than it would be worth dealing with foreign diseases. Right? Of course I never went through with it, mostly because I am in no way a medical professional.

Harry Connick Jr – That is one good looking man

On a serious note, Doctors Without Borders are a great cause. They do the work no one else would and they don’t get a penny to do it. In fact, they loose pennies by leaving their busy jobs to go work in a community that has nothing but disease and famine. What brave soliders.

Now, are you feeling motivated to help them? I hope so, but if not than don’t worry, you will still want to hear what I have to say next. In support of those hunky brave doctors, over 60 beauty brands and bloggers have come together for their 2nd Annual Beauty Bloggers for Charity Auction.

Before I say anything further, it is open WORLDWIDE so if you are in … let’s just say Australia …. and you want to get your hands on some beauty goodies that aren’t available in your country (did someone say Urban Decay??)….. this is the way to do it! 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

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty June round-up. Continue Reading

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