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There are so many beauty tools available these days and new ones are popping up all the time. I have never bothered to count how many beauty tools or gadgets I have because I am sure the number would make me queasy, but when it comes to everyday use I have three very important tools that you will always find in my shower.  Continue Reading

There is one compliment I get that really freaks me out sometimes. Actually, all the time. You see, sometimes when someone touches my skin, whether it be from shaking my hand, bumping up against me or just mid-makeout session, I am told I have really soft skin. This isn’t a new thing …. this is something that has been said to me for at least the last 15 years. Strange right?

At first I just thought that people were insane, like had they not felt skin before? Then I thought they were just being creepy or coming on to me. And finally I just thought that the people they were touching hadn’t heard of moisturiser ….. but then just a few days ago, it finally hit me why my skin is probably as soft as it is. So today I am going to spill the secrets and let you know how I keep my skin soooooo soft.

Body sponges, will they do the trick?

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A little while ago I did a Sunday Funday Poll where I asked you if you Dry Body Brush. I was a little surprised to see that the majority of respondents chose “I don’t know what that is”. So today I wanted us all to start off the new year fresh with a little educational post on what is Dry Body Brushing and a guide on how to do it.

What Is Dry Body Brushing?

Dry brushing is a process of using a bristle brush on your skin for a variety of holistic benefits. It is believed, and strongly supported by many scientific studies, that regular brushing of your skin increases circulation, stimulates elimination of cellulite, and softens and smoothes your skin surface.

It can also improve lymphatic drainage, sluggish immune systems and poor digestion. The process works best when carried out daily, but even occasional dry body brushing is enough have some good results.
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You know how I love me a spa treatment every now and then, well something I usually tend to avoid is spa treatments that have a health angle. I am really not great when it comes to maintaing any form of a healthy lifestyle. I don’t exercise, my diet is all sugar or chocolate and I have never even had a blood test. I wish live autopsies were possible because I would love to know how hideous my insides are.

A few weeks ago I was telling someone about my devastating health habits and they told about the Alkaline Spa & Clinic in Potts Point, Sydney. As soon as I heard ‘spa’ I was drawn in but then they proceeded to tell me about how all their treatments are based around healthy stuff. Ok, so that was a tad less inspiring …. but I love spa treatments!

After looking over the website I got a little more enthusiastic. They offer everything from Natropaths to Colonics, but the treatment menu was the gold mine. I was lucky enough to be offered a complimentary treatment and the one I wanted to try was their Signature Detox Massage.

What Is the Signature Detox Massage?

Alkaline Spa and Clinic has unveiled their new signature Massage – 75 minutes of pure de-stressing and rejuvenation by combining some of the best techniques including lymphatic drainage, stimulating reflex points, body, face and scalp massage, and Dry Body Brushing.

Alkaline’s signature Massage has been designed to target the build up of toxins stress, wellbeing, and immune function.

Information from Alkaline Spa & Clinic

Why I Wanted To Try It

If you have been following me on Twitter lately you may have seen me rambling on about the horrific
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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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