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The Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Makeup Brushes

Whether you are looking to buy one makeup brush or an entire set, the choices available can be overwhelming. Natural, synthetic, duo fibre – even the categories are confusing enough to make your head spin. Some people will say natural hairs (ones from animals) are better for this or that, and some people will say synthetics aren’t good quality, but the truth is technology these days has done wonders and I am hear to show you the best of the best cruelty-free and vegan makeup brushes. And they all outperform the natural haired brushes!

Before you click out, I know what you are thinking:

I am not vegan, why would I care about natural vs synthetic brushes?

And to that I would say, you probably don’t except you should ask yourself the following first, “would you wear a fur coat?”. If you wouldn’t wear a fur coat then why would you use animal hair brushes? Unfortunately the hairs do come from the same place.  Continue Reading

Today is the first day of my new life blog. To say I am nervous would be an obscene understatement. I am petrified. Why, you ask? Good question.

When I sat down in May of 2010 to start working on The Plastic Diaries full-time, I said to myself “This will be easy. I talk about my vanity every day, all day. Easy peasy”. This blog, however, is completely uncharted territory. To take a snippet from my About page …. 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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