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Wantable August Box Open Contents

Subscription boxes are a craze that aren’t going to disappear anytime soon. However, in Australia we have seen a number of companies drop off since the boom started nearly two years ago. While the beauty box subscription services we do have in Australia are fabulous for most people, the one thing many Australian buyers comment on is that they wish they had access to the same things the US does. Frankly, we are jealous of our US counterparts. I definitely include myself in that group of consumers and it frustrated me that none of the big beauty box companies in the USA were offering international shipping … until now. Wantable, the latest beauty box subscription company is the first to offer their service in USA, Canada and Australia.

When I heard about Wantable it was from my US beauty blogging friends who had reviewed their first box. It sounded awesome but I was skeptic that the same quality products would be sent to Australia as well. When Wantable approached me to try their service I told them bluntly that it sounds too good to be true., but after being offered a coupon code (I am a sucker for coupon codes) I gave in and decided to try it. I am reviewing the Wantable service for you today because I think it is extremely unique, but mostly because it addresses the one issue I had with current beauty boxes. Did it convert me from a skeptic to a fan? Read on to find out!  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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