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The other week I showed you the first glimpse of OPI’s upcoming nail polish collection for Spring 2012, Euro Centrale. Today I have all the photos for you including bottle images, mini pack and counter display. I think this is going to be a delicious collection!

Euro Centrale

The official press release describes the Spring 2013 collection as follows:

Euro Centrale by OPI is a celebration of one of the world’s richest sources of creative talent for centuries, and especially one of the areas of cultural awakening that we are seeing emerging from this region: fashion. Gothic historical churches alongside modern public buildings punctuated with vibrant graffiti murals are the perfect backdrop for modern fashion design to make its entrance.

Young designers present their most avant‐garde creations at fashion shows held in museums, designs to rival anything from Paris or Milan.

Shade Details

Here are the official descriptions by OPI of the new shades.  Continue Reading

On Saturday I showed you the first glimpse of Mariah Carey’s upcoming nail polish collection with OPI. This is the first of two collections she will be creating with the mega nail brand and today I am super excited to show you the bottle images for the entire 8-piece collection.

Mariah Carey by OPI

Not a thrilling name but the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection (part 1) does contain some thrilling shades. The collection is broken down into two parts. The first are the Studio Shades which includes 1 dazzling glitter, 1 shimmer and 2 creme nail polishes. The second part are the Stage Shades, which I showed you on Saturday and feature the innovative new Liquid Sand texture.

Shade Details

Here are the official descriptions by OPI of the new shades.  Continue Reading

I love a bargain as much as the next beauty-obsessed girl, so here are the best sales, savings and special offers from my favourite beauty stores to take advantage of this week.

Don’t forget, The Plastic Diaries is an international beauty blog and we cater for everyone, so look for the asterisk (*) which indicates that the website ships internationally! Continue Reading

I love a bargain as much as the next beauty-obsessed girl, so here are the best sales, savings and special offers from my favourite beauty stores to take advantage of this week.

Don’t forget, The Plastic Diaries is an international beauty blog and we cater for everyone, so look for the asterisk (*) which indicates that the website ships internationally! Continue Reading

It wasn’t so long ago I reported on the hottest new nail polish collection from OPI, the James Bond Skyfall Collection, was coming our way. It is to mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond films and to tie in with the newest instalment, Skyfall. Now I finally have some official images for you AND the announcement (plus a sneak peak) of the very limited edition Man With The Golden Gun top coat, which contains real 18k gold leaf flakes!  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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