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The Mineral Spa Hepburn Springs Fireplace

Since moving to Melbourne in May I have done little exploring of my new city or the state of Victoria. I’ve known about Victoria’s “spa country” for a few years but never managed to travel there in past visits to Melbourne or during the couple of years I lived here previously. When I was invited to visit The Mineral Spa I jumped at the opportunity to get away from my desk for a few hours and experience what the fuss was all about.

In my review I detail the unique offerings of The Mineral Spa and which treatment left me too relaxed to drive. Continue Reading

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I don’t mean to sound like the grinch but I think it’s safe to say that nowadays the festive season is all about gluttony. Food, presents, food, drinking, food …… and more food. Naturally, it’s the worst time to attempt to get healthy or even maintain a healthy lifestyle, but all hope is not lost if you put in a little prep work now.

I have spoken with celebrity nutritionist and chef, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, to get some tips on post-holiday rejuvenation and why it’s important we give our bodies a break. Continue Reading

Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse Official Lineup

Juice detox, liver cleansing, elimination diets … These are now phrases we hear in our everyday language. If you haven’t done one of these yourself chances are you still know someone who has. There are almost as many critics for the “detoxing” phenomena than there are believers, but irrelevant of your current opinion it is hard to deny the fact we now live in a far more polluted world than we used to. Many argue that detoxing is useless because our bodies were designed to filter themselves, but to what extent no one really knows and were they designed for the toxic environment we live in?

Natropath, Kylie Armstrong, believes the benefits of detoxing are two-fold – for yourself and your health. Detoxing can remove toxins that can be interfering with the optional function of your body. Detoxing can result in everything working and flowing better. You can feel clearer lighter and have more energy. You can read about my experience with a juice detox to get a glimpse of what is involved. Before you jump in to a detox you should know these 5 things Kylie has shared with us.  Continue Reading

Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse Official Lineup

I am one of those people who always thought “detox” and “cleanse” programs were a bunch of hot air. I knew that they must have a purpose for a select few people but my general belief is you should just eat well all the time and you won’t need to clear out your system. Then again, I am not a smoker or a drinker (unless it is a brightly coloured drink with a piece of fruit on the side and a little umbrella) so perhaps I am not exactly the target market anyway? When I recently found an Urban Remedy gift voucher in a gift bag I got at an event I thought to myself, “why not?”. So here it is, a review of a juice detox by a skeptic. 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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