Posts in Erika Wood

The lovely Miss Erika is back today to share her mind-boggling discovery. You may remember her from such smash hits as the evo Mane Prescription review. In my opinion, the below story is CLASSIC Erika. It will also give you some delightful insight into what I deal with amongst my own friends (namely, never listening to me!).

Enjoy!

The Review

This product changed my life. Ok, ok I’ll admit it didn’t really change my life, but it certainly changed the outcome of my DIY nail painting attempts, the frequency in which I now paint my nails and the growing collection of nail colours I’m accumulating!

BRQDTC (Before Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat) like many who don’t use a top coat, I used to be a frustrated nail painter. After painstakingly painting two coats of colour I used to sit in front of a fan, use a hair dryer, put my hands in the freezer, immerse my hands in cold water, anything I could think of to dry my nails and after 30 minutes or more of these drying techniques and trying to pick things up with my toes, I would finally think my nails were dry… and then I would either: Continue Reading

Today we have a guest post from a lovely friend of mine by the name of Erika Wood. She is funny, quirky and I think you may like her. I hope this will be the first of many pieces from her, but to start she is going to tell us about a new discovery in her beauty life.

The Review

I’ve just returned home after nearly five months basking in what seemed like an eternal European summer. A summer spent sunning myself sailing the coast of Croatia, bathing in the most beautiful and translucent pale blue ocean in Turkey, exploring the magical grottos surrounding the Isle of Capri, lounging around the beach clubs in the Greek Islands, posing on the private beaches along the French Riviera, catching some waves in San Sebastian and hmmm where was I going with this… Oh of course! So after returning from my gallivanting, I realised that not everything I brought home with me was basking in a summer glow.

Not exactly Erika, bit it is a lovely picture!

Fortunately we’re not talking about my skin, which is just as well considering I slathered myself with 50+ SPF sunscreen every day, not to mention the large sun hats and beach umbrellas I accessorised with whilst catching some vitamin D. My hair on the other hand 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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