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NIVEA Sensitive Protect Deodorant Aerosol

Every time I review a NIVEA deodorant it always seems to be the same story. The last one I tried was Pearl & Beauty which I had high hopes for but in the end it didn’t tick all the boxes. The problem is that the NIVEA deodorants never seem to actually stop me from producing sweat, but each time they come out with a new one I get caught up in how slick the cans are and how they always seem to appeal to a problem I have. I have tried the aerosol and roll-on varieties many times but it is just something that doesn’t match with my body chemistry. When the new Sensitive Protect deodorants came out, and I read it was designed to help reduce rashes, I had to give it a try. My underarms are usually one of my most painful areas when my skin breaks out with an allergy so I was hoping this deodorant could work some magic.

I have been using Sensitive Protect aerosol deodorant for over a month and I am ready to share my review. Will it stop my itching AND hold back the sweat? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

There is something so lavish about a skincare line that is used in spas. I love a trip to the spa and I love it even more if I can bring home a little piece of it with me. Kerstin Florian (the lady herself) has over 40 years experience in spas so it isn’t a shock that her self-named line of skincare products are a spa exclusive. The line only arrived in Australia for the first time this year so I had never heard of it before. I wanted to try something simple for my first experience so I have chosen the popular Complete Daily Cleanser from the Correcting range to review.  Continue Reading

August is nearly over but I couldn’t let the month fly by without sharing my favourite new release beauty products that went on sale. It was a big month for new releases, with over 75 new beauty products crossing my desk and for the first time in months I actually have favourites in all beauty categories!

This is going to be a big one so let’s just get straight into it ….  Continue Reading

Until recently I had never heard of the brand Pevonia Botanica, but since they have been all over Twitter lately it is hard to avoid them. Now that I have read more about them, I was keen to try some of their products and the first one on the chopping block for review is their Dry Oil Body Moisturizer. I was drawn to this because of its pump bottle, but is that enough for me to call it a winner?

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I have done a few reviews in the past on different facial cleansing wipes, including WOTNOT and Clean & Clear, but I always like to share new finds. This time, it is the Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes from the Nivea Visage Daily Essentials range.

Despite my love for skincare and taking the time to apply my 12 assorted creams and serums twice a day, there are some nights I just can’t be bothered. We all have them don’t we. It is late, or I am drunk, or in a bad mood, or I didn’t eat dinner until 9pm so now I am just bloated and need to lie down ….. I have an excuse for everything. So on those nights, I reach for a facial cleansing wipe. I also like to use facial cleansing wipes to remove majority of my makeup before using a regular cleanser. I believe the latter mentioned use of these wipes is why I go through so many packets each month. Oh well, just gives me more chances to review the new ones.

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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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