Posts in Dazzleglass

On Thursday night I went to the Christmas party for Social Diary, an industry website for media and events. Every year it has an awesome dress-up theme and this year it was Wedding Of The Year. You could come as anything related to weddings or marriage. I had sent my RSVP to attend long before I became sick but when it came to the day I wasn’t feeling too well. I was determined to still go because being a full-time blogger means I work alone in my home …. there is no other Christmas party for me!

Coming up with a costume last minute was not ideal. The only thing wedding related I had was my two bridesmaid dresses from the weddings I attended earlier this year. I decided I would go as a trashy bridesmaid (or in Australian terms, a bogan bridesmaid). I am not a makeup artist by any means so I had no idea how I was going to make myself trashy, but after looking up some Google images I felt I had an idea of what to do.

I decided on my pink one-shoulder maxi bridesmaid dress with knee-high black boots and chunky heart shaped plastic rings. I took a packet of gum with me to chew loudly and I borrowed a packet of cigarettes from a friend and put them in my shoulder strap. Now I am going to share how I completed my trashy bridesmaid look with makeup, hair and nails.

The products I used to create my Trashy Bridesmaid look

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The happiest time of the year is here!!! No, I don’t mean Christmas (duh, it is July). I mean the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you have never experienced it … or even heard of it …. prepare yourself. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale offers some of the biggest and best savings out of the entire year. AND you get a chance at buying next seasons fashion and beauty releases early. AND a whole bunch of beauty brands make EXCLUSIVE products just for this sale.

Important Notes

  • All offers are available in-store and online unless otherwise stated.
  • Nordstrom.com ship internationally so most of these offers are valid to non-USA customers. Just note that these brands are NOT available for international shipping.
  • All pricing is in USA dollars.

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After tempting you yesterdays with the newest collections from M.A.C Cosmetics, I want to focus a little more on the one that has left me daydreaming, Glitter & Ice.

The first thing that really stood out to me about this collection is the obvious White packaging. I think it looks superb and plays into the collections winter theme perfectly.

Today I am showing you two of the Mineralize Eyeshadows and one of the new Dazzleglass releases.

See the entire Glitter & Ice Collection

Mineralize Eyeshadow

AU $42 / US $19.50 from November 2011

Sad confession, I have never owned a M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize eyeshadow before. I have wanted one for as long as I can remember, but my luck at finding the colours I want hasn’t been great. Actually, it hasn’t happened at all. I am always too late to the party!

Mineralize Eyeshadows: Shimmermint and Snow Season

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It may only be October but we all know Christmas will sneak up on us, like it does every year. In the beauty world, all the christmas gift sets start to appear late October, so you will start to see a lot of online and print talking about the new releases. Personally, I wanted to share these images with you as soon as I saw them. So excited!!

First up, I am going to show you M.A.C Cosmetics because it is the brand I have most recently fallen in love with. Yes, I am one of those sad people who are now addicted to M.A.C. BUT, if you really knew me, you would know that eventually I will become addicted to any beauty brand. It is a sickness.

Anyway … on with the show. First up we have Glitter & Ice. Pop over to today’s other posts for Ice Parade and the Dazzlesphere! collections.

I will share with you individual images and more details very soon. For now, enjoy this snippet.

NOTE: Click the images to enlarge. All listings are Left to Right below the image. Enjoy!

Glitter and Ice Collection

Now this is what I call a white christmas!

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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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