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Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse Official Lineup

I am one of those people who always thought “detox” and “cleanse” programs were a bunch of hot air. I knew that they must have a purpose for a select few people but my general belief is you should just eat well all the time and you won’t need to clear out your system. Then again, I am not a smoker or a drinker (unless it is a brightly coloured drink with a piece of fruit on the side and a little umbrella) so perhaps I am not exactly the target market anyway? When I recently found an Urban Remedy gift voucher in a gift bag I got at an event I thought to myself, “why not?”. So here it is, a review of a juice detox by a skeptic. Continue Reading

Today I want to introduce you to Courtney from the beauty blog Phyrra. If you haven’t already come across her blog than I think this guest post will give you just a tiny glimpse of how amazing she is. I call her the Makeup Tutorial Queen because her skill with multi-coloured eye looks never fails to leave me in awe. Courtney is an avid supporter of cruelty-free and indie brands, and if you want to know anything about the Indie sector she will have the answers for you. I hope you enjoy this post as she introduces us all (myself included!) to two Australian indie beauty brands.  Continue Reading

I have done a fair few posts about Laser and IPL hair removal in the past, but it has been quite sometime since I had actually had a treatment so I thought I should take another go at it and see how the treatment has changed. I had heard about The Laser Lounge quite a bit recently and knew them from being one of the fine clinics that offer DMK (yes, my beloved skincare). I figured if they are good enough to use DMK, than they are good enough to wield a laser over my armpits.

Armpits are the one area I like to get treated most because I find they are so sensitive to all other forms of hair removal. My goal is to get that area as hair free as possible, so naturally I picked that area for this review. I decided on visiting The Laser Lounge in Sydney CBD, but they have a few locations which you will find listed at the end of this post. Now for the good part … Continue Reading

Last week saw the official launch of ACPs 30 Days Of Fashion & Beauty for 2011. If you were reading this blog a year ago you may remember that I talked about some of the 2010 events. I also attended some but for some reason I lacked posting about them. I don’t know what I was thinking …. they were awesome!

I couldn’t let the weeks roll past without giving you a little snapshot of the events I think you HAVE to get involved in. But first ….

What Is ACP’s 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty

ACP Magazines in one of Australia’s leading publishers. Every week, year after year, they produce some of the biggest titles at the news stand, such as The Australian Women’s Weekly, Grazia, madison, Harper’s Bazaar, Woman’s Day, CLEO, SHOP Til You Drop, men’s style, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Dolly, Good Health, FHM, Take 5, TV Week, NW and OK!

ACP’s 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty is a consumer focused Continue Reading

It is always nice to see a beauty brand doing something good for mankind. For an industry that is perceived as shallow and self-serving, it sure does do a lot for the earth and the creatures that live on it.

I can’t think of two better examples than Aveda and The Body Shop. Both brands have selected April to be the month that helps the globe, on top of their already well established generosity. 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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