Posts in Crescent Row

Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row under my spell Noelle

Crescent Row had a new lady move in last September and she is quite enchanting. Under My Spell Noelle promises to be a woody floral fragrance that will captivate you from the first whiff. Wood fragrances are my favourite so did Noelle’s spell work on me? Read my review to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Spraying Perfume

Fragrance does much more than make us smell good. They have the power to imprint in our memories. We can connect special times in our lives with the scent we smelt. It’s for that reason I love taking a look back at the scents that shaped the year. These 13 (in no particular order) summed up 2013 for me, and I will carry them forth with the memories of of good times.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? Continue Reading

Holiday time … again! This week I am going to show you as many of the amazing holiday releases as I can, and nothing excites me more than a colourful box of goodies from one of my all-time favourite brands, Benefit Cosmetics.

Holiday Gift Sets

In my opinion, this year Benefit Cosmetics have outdone themselves. They have covered all price ranges and put together some really lust-worthy packs. I am melting over the images as I type. Prepare yourself!

Ticket To Glossytown

A set of six mini lip glosses from their Lip Shine range are adorably packaged and make the perfect gift for ladies of any age!

Colours included:

  • So Frisk Me (gilded berry)
  • Nudie-Tude (goldspun twist)
  • Spiked Punch (juicy coral)
  • Life on the A List (bubblegum pink)
  • Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
  • Kiss You (clear fuchsia)

AU $49 from Adore Beauty (international shipping available), Benefit counters at Myer and Benefit Flagship store in Sydney.

US $24 from Benefit Cosmetics online* (international shipping available) and Sephora*

UK – Unavailable

“I’m Glam… Therefore I Am”

An essential beauty kit packed full of Benefit beauties. Continue Reading

Today I am introducing you to what will be another frequent feature, the Brand Profile. This idea came to me while I was in the USA last year. I was having so much fun shopping up a storm for products I know and loved, or products from brands I know and loved, but found myself almost in tears when trying to decide if I should buy products I have NEVER heard of. This anguish inspired me to make a very long list of brands to discover. 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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