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Kimberly Nissen, Founder and Editor

First and foremost I am not a journalist, a magazine editor or a publicist for some high-end beauty retailer. I am an average female who loves looking and feeling great….and I know a thing or two on how to do that thanks to my unwavering devotion to look the best that I can. I believe when you look good, you feel good and I want other women to not be ashamed for wanting to better their appearance. In a world full of judgement and name calling, I believe you shouldn’t feel like you are selfish or shallow just because you want to look nice. I took a long road to get here but this is the mission I hope to achieve with ThePlasticDiaries.com.

I began my career at the premature age of 16 in the offices of one of the biggest magazine publishing companies in Australia. After volunteering for a month of work experience I was offered a role that would lead me to working on many magazine titles and with an array of leading journalists, publishers, beauty editors and creatives. This is where my childhood love of playing with my mothers clothes and make-up really took a step-up and I discovered the world of beauty writing.

I then went on to working in many exciting roles in the media and marketing industries but my true passion always came back to beauty writing. Thanks to the World Wide Web, it has given me the opportunity to do what I have always wanted and to share and learn with others who share my interest in Beauty.

In 2011, my passion for beauty blogging manifested as I co-foundered the first ever niche specific blogging conference in Australia, The Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend. Bringing together 80 of Australia’s top beauty bloggers and over 30 of the best beauty brands, paving the way for brand-and-blogger relations in the industry.

Along with working full-time on ThePlasticDiaries.com and freelancing for other publications, I also run Virtual Premier where I work as a consultant on new media and social media management. I’ve published an eBook, The Essential Beginner’s Guide To Working With Bloggers, to assist businesses in understanding bloggers and improving their blogger outreach efforts.

As for hobbies and interests, outside of blogging and beauty I love travel, eating good food (especially desserts. I have a serious sweet tooth) and spending time with my beautiful rescue dogs. You will find me campaigning for animal rights, mental health and making noise on important social issues (many of which I share in my Getting Personal posts).

Don’t forget to follow me on InstagramTwitter or Facebook if you want to have a chat (I love chatting!). You can also learn more about the site via the FAQ page.

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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