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Bioderma Atoderm Ultra Rich Foaming Gel

If you have heard of Bioderma it is probably because of their incredible Crealine H2O Solution makeup remover, but the French skincare brand actually has a few skincare winners in their stable. One such range is Atoderm, a line of skincare products for sensitive, irritated skin. It is a saviour for those suffering with atopic skin but also those who occasionally have flare-ups or allergies.

This review is for the Ultra-Rich Foaming Gel, an extra gentle cleanser for the face and body which is said to restore natural lipids to keep the skin balanced and healthy.  Continue Reading

NIVEA Sensitive Protect Deodorant Aerosol

Every time I review a NIVEA deodorant it always seems to be the same story. The last one I tried was Pearl & Beauty which I had high hopes for but in the end it didn’t tick all the boxes. The problem is that the NIVEA deodorants never seem to actually stop me from producing sweat, but each time they come out with a new one I get caught up in how slick the cans are and how they always seem to appeal to a problem I have. I have tried the aerosol and roll-on varieties many times but it is just something that doesn’t match with my body chemistry. When the new Sensitive Protect deodorants came out, and I read it was designed to help reduce rashes, I had to give it a try. My underarms are usually one of my most painful areas when my skin breaks out with an allergy so I was hoping this deodorant could work some magic.

I have been using Sensitive Protect aerosol deodorant for over a month and I am ready to share my review. Will it stop my itching AND hold back the sweat? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

New Release Beauty Favourites Feb 2013

I don’t want to alarm anyone but I think the beauty industry took steroids this month because they seriously bulked up! Nails and makeup were the big players this time around here but surprisingly I had ZERO hair products. I played with a total of 92 products launching this month and none of them were hair. I am gobsmacked.

Nevertheless, I was kept very busy and compiling this list of new products to be excited about was more difficult than I had hoped it would be. I apologise now for any lusting that may occur as a result of this beauty porn. Let’s begin.

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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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