Posts in Cosmetic Enhancement

Fillerina review with before and after photos by beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries

I have been dying to share this Fillerina review with you for so many reasons. I’m so excited to reveal to you my thoughts and my before and after photos that I could burst. But why is this review so important? Put simply, it could save you making a big mistake!

Hyaluronic Acid fillers for anti-wrinkle and volumizing injections are now trending so much that even girls as young as 16 years old are undergoing regular treatments. I’m a vocal advocate for cosmetic enhancement and surgery but I can’t stress enough that those measures really should only be sought as the last of a series of other options. The problem with injectables is that you have to maintain them because once you stop you end up looking worse than when you started – aging doesn’t stop, it’s just not as visible when you run interference.

In my opinion, the longer you can go without using an injectable the better it is for your aging appearance overall. Treat your canvas well and you won’t need to fork out a few hundred dollars each month. My Fillerina review explains how this topically-applied volumising gel could be what you need to avoid the needle.  Continue Reading

Lip Beauty Spot Pre-Op 4

Since I was a child I’ve had a beauty spot on my lip. Some call it a freckle, some a sun spot, some people (a lot of people!) even thought I just liked to chew on pens …. whatever you call it doesn’t matter, the fact is it was growing and spreading. It had been monitored all my life by dentists, GP’s and dermatologists and even though all of them said I had nothing to be concerned about, it still worried me about how often it was changing. From past experience I had learnt that just because a doctor says something doesn’t look like cancer doesn’t make it so. I didn’t want to run that risk any longer.

On Thursday I had my wisdom teeth out and I decided at the same time I would like my beauty spot removed. If you follow me on social media you probably would have seen some before shots but I wanted to update you quickly on how it’s going. The surgeon underestimated how big and deep the spot was. Not to be a pessimist but I always knew this spot was more trouble than it looked.  Continue Reading

5 Things You Need To Know About Tattoo Removal

Did you know that I don’t have a single piercing or tattoo? People are always surprised when I tell them I don’t even have my ears pierced, and my friends never remember so I’ve received earrings as birthday gifts more often than I can count. For me, piercings are off limits purely because of my fear of pain. Tattoos on the other hand, while I definitely fear the pain of getting one I also fear that I wouldn’t like what I get after a few years (or decades). I think Tattoos on young skin look amazing, but what happens as I get older, saggier, wrinklier? I don’t feel comfortable getting a tattoo until I think tattoo removal is a viable option, so I thought I should actually look into it.

I have lots of friends with amazing tattoos, some of them got them as teenagers and despite the 20 years that have passed they still look amazing. However, I feel that knowing my luck I would get something that would age terribly. Would tattoo removal be an option for me? Is the technology advanced enough to really remove every last trace? I asked Dr. Mary Dingley, a leading specialist in cosmetic injectables and laser technology, to tell me what I need to know about tattoo removal.  Continue Reading

Bikini Ready Summer Body

In Australia, we are clutching to the few remaining summer days. Above the equator, people are excited to welcome some warmer days. Whether you are about to enter spring or autumn we all have summer on our minds and the hopes it will roll around quickly. This is the time most people need to start planning what they will to do to get a great summer body, and if you want something quick and effective you really can’t beat a cosmetic enhancement or two.

In this Summer Body Guide I have asked Dr Cath Porter from Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) and some cosmetic enhancement experts to tell us which non-surgical treatments will help you to achieve a body you will be proud to flaunt on the beach.  Continue Reading

Cosmetic Acupuncture

FACE LIFT. Have you thought about those words a little (or a lot) of recent? When our skin, eyes and mouth start to head south it is common to believe the only way to see a change would be with a face lift. While I do believe plastic surgery has a very important role to play, I also believe there are other things one can do before looking at the most extreme options. One treatment you probably haven’t thought about is ‘Cosmetic Acupuncture’. I most definitely wouldn’t have thought about it until recently because I didn’t even know such a thing existed, but with the popularity of chinese medicine becoming more popular in western cultures I think this could be the next big thing in facials.

To learn a bit more about what exactly cosmetic acupuncture is and what you could expect from it, I have asked Dr Andrea Galgoczi-Kratochvil, a Chinese medicine specialist and expert in cosmetic acupuncture, a few questions.

What are the key differences between cosmetic acupuncture and invasive options? 

Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural facial rejuvenation program that does not alter essential facial characteristics; it increases blood supply, assists with regeneration of the epidermis and breaks up tangled collagen fibers that cause wrinkle formation. Cosmetic acupuncture is chemical free; using only very fine needles to naturally relax and tone muscles by improving collagen and elastin production.

Cosmetic acupuncture is a centuries old process that was used by concubines in Ancient China to maintain their youthful appearance. Dating back to the Shui Dynasty Chinese Physicians have looked at how the flow of energy within the body can affect an individualʼs physical appearance.

Cosmetic acupuncture not only assists with the preservation of ones youthful looks, but it also improves the underlying weaknesses of the body. Continue Reading

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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