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Sydney International Spa and Beauty Expo

This post is sponsored by Reed Exhibitions Australia

For the Australian beauty industry Christmas isn’t in December. It’s not in July either. Nope, for Aussie beauty babes August is when Christmas comes to town. The Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo is happening on August 23 & 24, and you will not want to miss it after I give you the ultimate sneak peek at what’s happening on that one fine weekend in August. Plus, you may just win the awesome competition I have for you at the end (I’m jealous I can’t win!). Continue Reading

Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives

Now that Nordstrom ship to most parts of the world it allows those outside of the USA to take advantage of their epic annual Anniversary Sale. Each year Nordstrom hold a sale that puts other department stores to shame, and the best part is the tonnes of exclusive products they have for sale. If you like limited edition or exclusive beauty products you can’t miss the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

To get you inspired I’ve compiled my Top 25 Beauty Buys, comprising of both exclusive items and amazing discounts. Be mindful that the sale only runs until August 4 and once things are sold out, they don’t come back!  Continue Reading

MAC Cosmetics Marge Simpsons Collection

We’ve finally got a sneak peek at the most exciting MAC Collection of 2014. Introducing …. The Simpsons. Supermodel Marge Simpson is leading the charge and we’ve got all the details on how to get your hands on this collection. HINT: A plane ticket may be involved.  Continue Reading

Events Calendar Header

Sometimes we like to do little sneaky things at ThePlasticDiaries.com. Over the past year we have been gradually introducing new looks and features to the site. You probably noticed our face lift some time ago but now we want to introduce you to our newest asset, the Events Calendar.  Continue Reading

Selfridges The Beauty Project 2014
Britain’s favourite department store is in the middle of an epic beauty-focused event that has me tempted to jump a ride to London. Selfridges is taking a look at the business of beauty from a holistic point of view with The Beauty Project, an in-store and online event running until June 12.

A fragrance lab, yoga, manicures, dairy-free delights in the food hall and more are taking place in their London, Birmingham and Manchester stores but the one thing that has me super excited is something we can all enjoy from the comfort of our own home. For this special event a bunch of top beauty brands have created special-edition releases exclusive for The Beauty Project. Thank to the awesome international shipping option at Selfridges, no one has to miss out on these limited edition beauty must-haves. 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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