Posts in Thomas Taw

I don’t heat style my hair a lot, mostly because I am just too lazy, but also because my hair is so thin I just don’t want to risk thinning it out even more. However, it is winter and walking around with wet hair even indoors leaves me shivering. So lately I have been blowdrying my hair far more than usual and that means I have to start heat protecting it. Some of the shampoos and conditioners I use have heat protection included but because I am always changing for reviews, I thought I should use a seperate heat defence product. The first one I tried is by Thomas Taw for the Sunsilk Co-Creations Damage Hair Reconstruction collection because a little while ago I interviewed Mr Taw and I was very impressed by his knowledge on protecting damaged hair.  Continue Reading

Last Thursday (26 May) we celebrated the wonderful birthday of yours truly, The Plastic Diaries. Yes, we reached the ripe old age of 1. I mentioned to you briefly that today (May 30) I will be celebrating with a big giveaway. For those of you who are regular readers of The Plastic Diaries you may notice that today is the last Monday of the month, which is usually when we have our monthly giveaway, but this month I wanted to honour our 1st birthday by doing something a little different. Instead of giving away just 1 product that I love from the past 30 days, I wanted to do a years worth. This giveaway features products or brands I have mentioned in the past year, whether it had been a review or a special offer, there is a mix of everything.

Why This Giveaway

Before I get into the prizes and competition nitty gritty, I just wanted to say a few quick words. HA! I know, I have never said a ‘few’ or ‘quick’ words in my lifetime, but I will try.

Making it to the 1 year mark for me means a lot. It has been a tiresome, exhausting, crazy and joyful ride that I wouldn’t have changed a minute of. However, how this past year has been for me is of no real importance. This past year has really been about you. Talking to you, sharing with you and having fun with you. More than anything I hope you have learnt something while reading The Plastic Diaries but also had a little fun. Some of you openly express your opinions, via the comments, Twitter or Facebook, and I love every time you do. Others sit there quietly and support me from a far, I love that too.

Todays giveaway is for Continue Reading

I am sure you have all seen those Sunsilk commercials boasting their new co-creations collection. If you were like me you were probably asking yourself ‘who are these people’? Judgemental aren’t I. Well, recently one of the co-creators actually made a trip to Australia to talk about his involvement with the brand. That man was Thomas Taw.

When I found out Tom would be making the trip to Australia I wanted to find out a bit more about him. More so, why is he the so called ‘damage hair expert’. After all, he was charged with the power to create an affordable hair treatment regime for damaged hair, by one of the biggest names in haircare. I figured a huge name like Sunsilk would not entrust their brand to an ‘expert’ unless he was exactly that. Continue Reading

NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

These are the beauty and fashion goodies I got during Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday.  Continue Reading

Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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