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It is October and that means it is Breast Cancer Awareness month all across the globe. For fans of the colour pink, it could be seen as our favourite time of the year because almost everything is turned to pink all in the name of supporting an important initiative. Today I am going to show you the special beauty products I think should top your list for Pink Ribbon fundraising.  Continue Reading

In my opinion, the runaway hit for Clinique of the past decade has to have been their Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. The initial release of 8 beautiful lipgloss-lip balm hybrids in a crayon form were a smash for women of all ages across the globe. Other than Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter, these are the only lipgloss-balm hybrid I buy like they are going out of fashion. Addicted!

In July 2012, Clinique released another 8 shades of Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm and I instantly doubted that they would be able to create any better shades than what was already available. That was until I saw them. Today I have two of those hot new shades to show you, Pudgy Peony and Bountiful Blush.  Continue Reading

Yesterday I shared the exciting announcement that I have partnered with La Prairie for this Thursday’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out in Sydney.  Obviously, La Prairie in David Jones Elizabeth Street is going to be THE place to be on the night, but if you have some time you may want to check out some of these other amazing beauty-related offers. We all know if you are going to go on a shopping spree, Thursday 6 September 2012 is the night to do it!  Continue Reading

Hot off the press, Clinique will be launching a fabulous new product this year that will make all the Chubby lovers go crazy. After the smashing success of their Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm’s, it is no surprise that the brand will be releasing a very similar product for the eyes.

The eyeshadows will come in 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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