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Lace Fashion Trend

Lace doesn’t have to be all about girly, white a-line skirts (not that there is anything wrong with that!). I acknowledge my latest fascination with lace does come from my inner girly-girl who likes floral prints, lace trim and pink everything, but lace is so on-trend right now that you can wear it in a way that reflects your personal style, whatever that may be. The great thing with lace is that it adds an element of texture to an outfit. So, for example, let’s say you won’t wear anything but black clothes (hands up if that’s you!), adding a touch of lace with some vegan leather will make your outfit look more like Angelina Jolie and less like a M.A.C sales assistant.  Continue Reading

Last week I got a lovely note from gorgeous blogger Jasmine from Red Lipstick Stains.

Hi Kimberly,

I’ll be attending my Year 10 formal in August and need some beauty and fashion ideas from an expert! 😉

I’ve attached a photo of the exact dress I’ll be wearing, except mine will be in a sea blue! What shoes and clutch do you reckon would go best with the dress? Also, I’m thinking of wearing a glamourous statement necklace and some chunky bracelets, would gold or silver look better? I don’t think I go well with silver, though!

Another thing is, I am stuck with makeup and hair ideas! I’m not a fan of anything too bright or dark 🙂 would an updo or side swept loose curls look better?

Lastly, nails! I have absolutely no idea what I should do for nails. Any ideas for me?

XO Jasmine

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If you are wondering what happened to Day 4, well good on you, that is very observant! Unfortunately on Day 4 I was so exhausted I slept through my alarm and didn’t wake up until the late afternoon. Which meant I happened to have missed all my shows for that day. Big boo boo. So we are just skipping over that failure and on to Day 5 ….

It was finally Friday, it had been a long week and the day called for something much more simple. Natasa Colo from Secret Diary Of A Tall Girl (my stylist for the week) insisted that a LBD is the only way to go. Luckily I had just bought one!

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This year I vowed to make a bigger effort in what I wore to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), because frankly I don’t think I did a good enough job last year. I bought new dressess, had lots of new accessories I got for my birthday (post about that to go up soon!) and a secret weapon called Natasa. Natasa Colo is a stylist extraordinaire and she is also the blogger behind Secret Diary Of A Tall Girl.I challenged her to piece together 5 days worth of looks from my mess of a closet.

My Outfit

  • Cue dress
  • Bardot blazer
  • Urban Soul heels
  • Playboy bag
  • Tiffany & Co necklace
  • Forever 21 ring
  • Disney Couture cuff

and here is what she came up with ….  Continue Reading

I am really excited about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) Spring Summer 2012-13, which starts tomorrow! This year I will be making a serious effort with my outfits but I will tell you more on that a little later. One reason I am super happy is because I have some awesome new jewellery from Disney Couture to wear.

The first time I ever experienced Disney Couture was when my mother bought me a Tinkerbell necklace for my birthday a few years ago. I love her so much and ever since I have wanted more and more items from Disney Couture. If you haven’t seen the brand before, they make adorable jewellery based completely on the Disney franchise. If you follow me on Pinterest, you have probably seen me pin quite a few items to My Style board.

Today I am going to show you the two items I am lucky to be adding to my wardrobe during Fashion Week this year.  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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