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Watched TV lately? Picked up a magazine? Logged on to Twitter? If you have done at least one of those things you have probably been bombarded with beauty companies promoting their brand new and exciting ‘BB Cream’. Unless you read a million beauty blogs, or you are just some on-trend beauty freak, you probably know very little about what a ‘BB Cream’ is, right? I am with you. I know nothing!

Despite my lack of knowledge on the newest skincare craze, that hasn’t stopped me from being totally wrapped up in it. Let’s just say I have bought more BB Cream than I could possibly use in a lifetime. Each day I use it I fall more and more in love, so I thought it is time I get some answers. This is for my own learning as much as it is for you …. because after all, at The Plastic Diaries, we share journeys.

What Is BB Cream?

To help us out today, I turned to a rather unconventional expert. This lady is one of the most successful and leading beauty bloggers in Australia, and has fans all over the world. Voted amongst her peers as the ‘BB Cream’ connoisseur, and has used just about everyone ever made. She is Valerie Chan from Ponikuta.

Valerie Chan – BB Cream Aficionado

TPD: What is a BB cream or Beauty Balm? 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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