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Best new beauty products october 2014

October. It came, and now it’s practically gone. We still have Halloween to celebrate and it will kick off what is officially known as the madness of holiday season. Are you ready for it? Do you have everything you need? Do you have everything you want? NEVER, we know there is always new things to need and want, that’s why I do this round-up of brilliant new products each month.

Over 70 products new to launch in October landed on my desk and it was a tough gig picking my favourites, as it is every month. Surprisingly it was the Body category that had the most newbies but I guess this is expected as the temperature warms up in Australia and we start to bare our skin. Which were the most exciting of them all? I reveal them to you now. Continue Reading

Everloc Solutions Shower Storage

How often do I complain about beauty products having to sit on my shower floor? It’s probably as annoying for you to hear about it as it is for me to live with it but after years of frustration I’ve finally decided enough is enough. When I moved into my new house in May I promised myself I would use better storage options in my bathroom. For now I want to keep options temporary because I may want to do a bathroom renovation in the near future, but what’s on the market these days that will keep my bathroom looking good and my beauty products out of harms way? I went on a mission to find out.

After much research I settled on two new important storage accessories for my shower. Did they solve all my problems? Let me show you!  Continue Reading

Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner

I’m currently on a bit of a liquid eyeliner bender. It started a few weeks ago when I was planning the workday to date night tutorial. I’ve always known about my shaky hands but it started to bother me that I was avoiding a product I loved the look of because I feared my hands. I decided practice was the only option I have so I’ve been pulling out all my liquid eyeliners to practice using them, and in the process I can review and swatch them for you.

I’m going back to beginner basics with the Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner because it’s specifically marketed to liquid liner newbies. I wanted to see if this liner could make it easier for me to get a straight line and if the unusual design has benefits over a traditional pen or wand style liquid liner. My results are below. Continue Reading

Get The Look - Celebrity Hairstyles

Celebrities have hairstylists and makeup artists to keep them looking gorgeous but real people like you and me have to do it ourselves. We may not have their unlimited resources to recreate their glamorous looks but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it. There are a heap of cool hair tools to make the job easy so I’m going to show you which tool you need to reproduce their stylish hairdo’s  Continue Reading

Face of Australia Gentle Make-Up Remover

The first step in my makeup removal process is to remove the bulk of my eye makeup. I like to do this with a makeup remover on a cotton pad so that I can soak it off my eyes for a bit and then remove by cleansing the area or using a makeup removal towelette. This means I require a makeup remover that is both effective at dissolving heavy grade makeup (waterproof mascara, liquid eyeliner, lash glue, etc) as well as gentle enough to not sting my eyes. Does the Face of Australia Gentle Make-Up Remover offer everything I need? Find out in my review.  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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