Posts in Balayage

L'Oreal Paris Wild Ombres Polly Header

Ombre is still the biggest trend in hair colour and it isn’t going to back off any time soon. I have wanted to do a little ombre in my hair for quite some time but I have been too afraid to fork out the cash for an expensive hair salon to do it if I don’t think it is going to look good. When L’Oreal Paris released their new Wild Ombres hair dye which allows you to DIY ombre at home, I instantly jumped at the chance to try it and I knew it was going to be something I just had to review for you.

Currently available in just a few select shades, Helen from SASSYBELLA.com and I had a brainwave to team up to see just how easy it was to use these products. Helen did my hair which you can read all about and see a snazzy video on SASSYBELLA.com. Then it was my turn to tackle our friend Polly’s overgrown blonde balayage. Could the Wild Ombres hair dye restore Polly to blonde ombre glory? Read my review and see the photos to find out.  Continue Reading

New Release Beauty Favourites April 2013

Wow. April flew by a little too quick for my liking. With all the madness of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia I completely lost track of time. Who knew 5 days of madness can create a black hole for time. I may have left it to the first day of May but I am not too late to share with you some of my favourite beauty products to launch in April … right?!?

April was a mammoth month for new beauty. A total of 87 new products crossed my path but not all were made equally. There were lots of new Mother’s Day gift-worthy releases but I am going to save those for another post. For now, these are the new April products topping my list. Continue Reading

Balayage is almost a dirty word in my eyes. The beauty world talk about it so much I feel it has lost all meaning. Not surprisingly, most people don’t even know what Balayage is. I was one of those people until just a few years ago but then I found this article on Primped and it helped me a lot. Once I knew what it was, I was able to make the decision as to whether I liked it or not. Until now, I did not!

In my eyes, I could’t understand why you would bleach the hell out of random parts of their hair when the results could be so hit-or-miss. This slideshow on Primped is a perfect example of the different varieties of ‘Balayage’. I love the Balayage style Ashley Simpson and Sophia Bush had. The question is, would it look any good on me? 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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