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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

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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