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FAT GIRL BEAUTY PROBLEMS

For a long time I’ve been learning startling things about the human body from the TV show, Embarrassing Bodies. Recently I discovered the spin-off, Embarrassing Fat Bodies, and immediately thought to myself,”hey now, isn’t this just going to be a whole show of fat shaming?”. I was wrong, it’s actually incredibly informative but it also made me realise something I hadn’t noticed previously. As I’ve discussed many times, my weight yoyo’s dramatically but something that clicked while I watched this show was that there are certain beauty issues that flare-up when I’m heavier. These are Fat Girl Beauty Problems.

All of these ailments can present in any person – age, weight, race, etc is irrelevant, but I’ve personally found they’re at their worst when I’m carrying extra flub. The emotional and health issues a girl can face from being overweight is enough to deal with. It goes without saying that losing weight is the best solution for these problems but I’m going to tell you how you can ease the burden in the meantime. Continue Reading

Sharon-Lee Studio Woollahra Front Room

If you haven’t seen me rant about just how important eyebrows are, you are in for a treat. If you have had the pleasure previously you are still in for a treat as I share with you a walk down memory lane before I share my latest brow makeover. Oh and you can be sure there are some horrendous photos of just how bad I let my brows grow out.

Memory Lane

Eyebrows weren’t always something I paid attention to. In fact, I didn’t even know they existed until my late teens. I just saw them as another part of the face but something you couldn’t do anything about. How I wish someone had brought it to my attention earlier because the almost-monobrow I sported for many years should have been killed off as first sight. Nevertheless, I did eventually discover the hair above my nose could be removed and voila, I had two eyebrows. Many years later I discovered Sharon-Lee when she launched her lavish salon in Sydney’s Double Bay. My mother bought me a gift voucher to have a brow makeover and I remember being excited but extremely nervous. The most hair I had ever removed from my face was just that part above my nose and it was only one quick strip of wax. Sharon-lee herself wasn’t doing my eyebrows but I did meet her briefly and I remember thinking WOW that woman has amazing eyebrows. It was a lightbulb moment for me as I realised it was possible to have good-looking brows. I had never thought of eyebrows in that way before.

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Seasonal Multidraw Competitions - Autumn 2013

A brisk chill has swept over Australia as summer has walked away leaving Autumn to take over. For our friends up north they have Spring coming into bloom as they wave goodbye to the icy winter. Autumn is my favourite season because it is the most comfortable in my opinion (and my birthday is in Autumn!) so I hope I can make some lucky winners just as comfy this season.

Thanks to a bunch of our partners and my very own bank account we have 14 wonderful prizes to giveaway, with a total prize pool of over $889. We have fashion, beauty and lifestyle goodies up for grabs and you can only win them here. Let’s see what I have for you this season: Continue Reading

The options for at-home hair removal are endless, but for those who like waxing it seems the options are limited to one messy form or another. Veet are one of the leaders in at-home waxing options and it seems they will never give up trying to find a convenient, mess-free way to achieve the perfect waxing experience. Their latest innovation is the EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit, a handheld device that heats a cartridge of wax which is applied to the skin via the rolling applicator. It is a promising concept but does it work?

As I have been busy reviewing razor kits of late, I roped in another person to be my guinea pig. I must warn you that unlike the ads you see on television or in print magazines, these pictures are taken while trialling the product on a real life hairy leg.

Veet EasyWax Self Heating Device and Roll-On Refill for Legs & Arms

Veet EasyWax Self-Heating Device

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September. The start of Spring (in Australia) and a very welcome change of temperature, while the northern hemisphere move into fall. It is the time where we switch our wardrobes, makeup, skincare and almost every part of our lives. In beauty, we have seen a big change this time around. September is a big month.

So far I have welcomed 98 new products going on sale this month. It is the most new launches I have seen since starting this series in March but I also believe the most in my entire 2 and a bit years of writing The Plastic Diaries. With this huge number of new beauty products you can bet that creating this months list was awfully difficult. Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

Cyber Week 2017 Sales Guide

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Cyber Week are upon us. The great news is that this sales celebration has gone global! Of course, I wish all you beautiful people located in the United States of America a great thanksgiving holiday, but let’s get down to business.

I know you want all the sales and promo codes to shop up a storm, right? I polled you on Twitter, I quizzed you on Instagram, and you said that this blog post is what you want. This is your ULTIMATE one-stop Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales guide for the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle offers. This list will be updated DAILY as new offers are announced. No other publisher offers a list as comprehensive as this one.  Continue Reading

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