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Introduction to ThePlasticDiaries.com

“When you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you look good”

– Kimberly Nissen, The Plastic Diaries founder and editor.

The Plastic Diaries beauty blog goes far beyond your everyday beauty needs. Everything featured on this site addresses our core belief that if you look and feel good you will be the best possible version of yourself. We believe ‘beauty’ means more than just skincare and makeup. We believe beauty is beyond skin deep.

This blog is devoted to everyday women who want to look and feel their absolute best. Our path to realizing this was unconventional, but the result was life changing. The Plastic Diaries was born in 2008 when editor Kimberly Nissen planned her own journey with plastic surgery. Having found no insightful information about the procedure online, Kimberly decided to create a site to record her own experiences and thus make it available for women who do the same research in the future. The Plastic Diaries quickly evolved to focus on all topics of beauty and wellbeing and now we share our daily experiences with beauty, our quest to be the best version of ourself and the interesting things we learn on the way. There’s tips to get you looking your best, reviews of products you have heard chatter about (and lots you haven’t!), swatches of colour cosmetics, and answers to all your beauty questions (including the questions you never knew you had).

We don’t use big fancy words. We don’t pretend to be scientists or doctors. What we deliver to you is useful, down-to-earth conversation and informed opinions based on real-life experiences. Hot topics, breaking news and well-researched articles educate and entertain you, subtly transforming you into a knowledgeable consumer capable of cutting through the smoke & mirrors the beauty industry relies on dazzling you with to part you with your money. We go beyond the conventional beauty realm to address topics like caring for your mind & body, finding your own style, where to travel for a much-needed break, and which spa you should visit for the ultimate pamper session. We are shopaholics and help our like-minded ladies get the most out of their dollars and their experiences.

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Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout advice and tips.

This article is Part 1 of a three-part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

In Part 1 of my Blogger Burnout story I shared about how my 5+ year blogging career was blown apart. In Part 2, I shared with you the work I put in to learning some big lessons. Now, in Part 3, I’m going to share what happened as a result of my blogger burnout and absence, and what the future may hold for The Plastic Diaries. I have some important blogger burnout advice and let’s not forget, like all trilogies, the third instalment is the best, right?  Continue Reading

Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout recovery story and experience

This articles is Part 1 of a three part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

In Part 1 of my Blogger Burnout story I shared about how my 5+ year blogging career was run into the ground. In this post, Part 2, I’m going share with you what took place after burning out. I’ll share the journey of my blogger burnout recovery and how rebuilding a life meant destroying it a little more first.  Continue Reading

Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout story and experience

This article is Part 1 of a three-part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

I started The Plastic Diaries in 2008, became a full-time blogger in 2010 and vanished from the blogging universe in 2015. Where did I go? Why? What happened to me? These are questions that have been asked of me during my 18+ month disappearance. The short answer was blogger burnout – a rarely spoken of condition that is fast becoming a serious concern amongst the influencer industry. Have you ever followed a blogger and notice that one day they have just disappeared? Their blog stopped posting new content, their social media went untouched – it happens often. In my almost 9 years of blogging I have lost count of the bloggers that have come and gone, most of which I have no idea why or where they went.

Upon my return to blogging at the end of last year I’ve put off explaining what exactly occurred in my life. I confided in a few select friends and trusted individuals about my story but I’ve brushed over it with the wider community by saying the cause was “personal stuff”. I don’t believe bloggers owe anyone an explanation when they disappear but I know that when my favourites have gone AWOL I’ve missed them and been concerned for their wellbeing. I didn’t want to be another blogger who vanished without a trace and leave you wondering. I also believe Continue Reading

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