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Sephora Australia Press Preview

It’s a moment I’ve been waiting for all my life, the day that Sephora comes to Australia. While Sephora are yet to open their first store in Australia, we do know that it’s happening December 2014 in Sydney. With the show finally on the road it was time for Sephora to unveil what they have planned for Australia but in true Sephora style, they are remaining rather secretive. However, this month Sephora Australia unveiled the first wave of brands to confirm their presence and I went along to the very first preview.

Come with me as I take you behind the scenes at Sephora Australia’s exclusive media and VIP preview. I sneakily took a camera along for the ride and with the help of my pal SASSYBELLA we’re sharing exactly what we saw.  Continue Reading

Brooke Shields x MAC Cosmetics

I honestly think MAC Cosmetics are picking stranger and stranger people to collaborate with. The latest is Brooke Shields, which would have been fitting for the actress, author, and former model about 20 years ago but now? I’m just not so sure.

Back in the day Brooke was a gorgeous model and these days she is still a striking woman. I loved her in Suddenly Susan but she isn’t a person I would think of when it comes to remarkable style or gorgeous facial features. While her eyebrows have always been a bit of a topic amongst beauty watchers, no one can deny that her big, dark brows are now completely on-trend. So what does this mean for an entire cosmetic collection created in part by her? Let’s take a closer look. Continue Reading

Urban Decay California Store

I love Urban Decay, they make such great quality products and have a large offering of vegan products too. Their continued stubbornness over making their products accessible to the Australian market has been infuriating but with Sephora’s Australian store opening in Sydney soon, I think we will have UD on our shores before 2014 is over. So while I’m excited about that, those of you in the USA can get excited about a store opening that has never been done anywhere else in the world …. a freestanding Urban Decay store.  Continue Reading

Christian Louboutin Beaute Nail Collections

We were only just introduced to the debut shade from Christian Louboutin’s brand new nail polish line, Rouge Louboutin, but now I have first images of the entire collection – 30 additional nail lacquers to stun you and make you question how much you are willing to spend on a bottle of nail lacquer.

As I mentioned in the first post, the remaining Christian Louboutin Beauté nail collection is split into three categories – Pop, Nude and Noir.  Continue Reading

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Despite my admiration and lust for Christian Louboutin’s sexy women’s shoes, I will never own a pair. Unfortunately the french designer exclusively uses leather and exotic animal skins, something I’m very much against. However, now there is something for girls like me now that Louboutin has officially made his entry into the beauty world. Let’s give a warm welcome to Christian Louboutin Beauté.

The very first product will come of no surprise. The iconic red sole of Louboutin’s heels has been bottled in the form of nail lacquer, capturing that sexy red hue fashionista’s all over the world identify in a glimpse. 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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