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Kate Spade Christmas Gifts Guide

It’s no secret I absolutely adore Kate Spade New York. Everything they create is girly, fun and feel good. Unwrapping a Kate Spade gift is a joyous moment you just have to bestow on someone this year. Trust me, you will be loved for it, and to help you I’ve compiled the Kate Spade New York gift guide.

There is something for every price range, every girl and every woman, and undoubtedly even something you’ll want to buy for yourself. In this gifting guide we have broken it down by style, making it even easier to buy the right gift and avoid the hassle of last-minute Christmas shopping. Continue Reading

French Connection 2013 Fashion Haul

A few weeks ago I took a quick trip to Melbourne for a wedding. I was trying to only pack carry-on luggage but when I got to Sydney airport I noticed I had a serious lack of warm clothing to get through the chilly Melbourne weather. I had one satin blazer and it was barely holding up against the airport aircon. Luckily my plane was delayed for 30 minutes so I had some time to look around the handful of stores. French Connection caught my attention and I didn’t walk out empty handed.

Not only did my new buys come in use during my Melbourne trip but they have since been on high-rotation as my new fashion favourites. Want to see what I got?  Continue Reading

Last week I got a lovely note from gorgeous blogger Jasmine from Red Lipstick Stains.

Hi Kimberly,

I’ll be attending my Year 10 formal in August and need some beauty and fashion ideas from an expert! 😉

I’ve attached a photo of the exact dress I’ll be wearing, except mine will be in a sea blue! What shoes and clutch do you reckon would go best with the dress? Also, I’m thinking of wearing a glamourous statement necklace and some chunky bracelets, would gold or silver look better? I don’t think I go well with silver, though!

Another thing is, I am stuck with makeup and hair ideas! I’m not a fan of anything too bright or dark 🙂 would an updo or side swept loose curls look better?

Lastly, nails! I have absolutely no idea what I should do for nails. Any ideas for me?

XO Jasmine

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Jewellery, Accessories, Bling. Doesn’t matter what you call it, I am no good with it. I don’t know how to wear it, so I don’t buy it. Problem solved.

No, of course the problem is not solved. I am trying to get stylish and the one thing I read over-and-over in magazines is that ‘accessories’ are what really makes an outfit. Seeing as though I barely have any accessories (remember, I don’t buy them because I don’t know how to wear them), I thought my recent trip to the US was a great time to try find some.

Forever 21 has to be one of my all-time favourite stores. You can get amazing on-trend pieces for pocket change, and they have a huge selection for every style that has ever been conceived. And they offer international shipping which is always a bonus. For clothes, I shop there often (and yes, there will be a separate haul post on that stuff) but the jewellery section was one I always avoided. Now was my time to embrace it and here is what I walked out with. 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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