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Schwarzkopf EC Ultimate Repair Collection

With winter in Melbourne now in full-swing I have this underlying need to protect my hair, skin and nails as much as possible. Ok so, winter doesn’t actually cause much damage per se – it’s more the constant wearing of hoodies and sitting on my heating vent that would be the biggest problem – but it doesn’t hurt to use the season as a time to indulge in extra care. And while we are talking about extra care, let’s take a look at Schwarzkopf Extra Care’s Ultimate Repair range.

I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner duo for over 4 weeks and have seen some changes in my hair. The marketing says it will repair damaged hair and apply a protective coat. Did it do that? My review reveals what I really think.  Continue Reading

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Marrakesh Oil Coconut Shampoo

Launched in July 2012, the Schwarzkopf Extra Care Marrakesh Oil & Coconut range was to ride the wave of Argan Oil being used in beauty products. The Schwarzkopf EC version provided consumers with a budget friendly option to what was a booming ingredient but  could their supermarket range stack up to the hype of the more expensive competitors?

The complete range includes Shampoo, Conditioner, Daily Oil Elixir and Express Mousse Treatment. Due to my extremely fine hair I decided to only trial the Shampoo and Conditioner for review. My gut told me that just those two will probably be too rich for my hair, so was it right? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

I don’t get to celebrate the joy of Christmas, or any other gift giving holiday, so I don’t usually care much for gift guides or gifting ideas that come out at this time of year. However, I have come to the realisation that there are now people actually reading this blog (THANK-YOU SOOOO MUCH. I am finally no longer talking to open air), and those people may get to celebrate the fun that is the holiday silly season. For you, I am going to run a set of beauty gift guides. You may find a fragrance to treat yourself, or some skincare or cosmetics for the women in your life.

The first gift guide is all under $15. Did someone say Bargain Alert!

5 Beauty Bargains For Her Under $15

These gifts are perfect for stocking stuffers, office gift giving, Kris Kringle or Secret Santa scenarios and for anyone on a tight budget. Continue Reading

Before I tell you what I think of the product, I want to talk about the actual name “10 Carat Shine”. Does that sound as amazing to you as it did to me? I think the person that came up with linking shiny hair to diamonds is a genius. Sheer genius.

When I think about diamonds I think of beautiful, sparkling, multi-facet brilliance. It might just be me but wouldn’t that be something you want your hair to look like as well? I know I do and that is what attracted me to this new range from Schwarzkopf. 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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