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Best Barbie Pink Lipgloss

Phew things make me happier than a bright, Barbie-pink lip colour. Usually I favour a matte lipstick or a full-coverage liquid lipstick but this Spring I’ve rekindled my love for lipgloss. It’s probably been about 5+ years since I really took an interest in lipgloss but with the change of season I’m finding a shiny pout is more reflective of the excitement I’m feeling for warmer temperatures, beach days and spring dresses.

Here are my top 8 pink lipgloss loves. Continue Reading

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the greatest annual shopping events this world has, and it is the beauty specials and offers that always blow me away. This is your opportunity to find exclusive values & more than 70 limited time gift with purchase’s not available anywhere else. And then there is the special “made-for” Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items. They are so limited edition that getting your hands on one is a feat equal to winning an olympic medal (ok, not quite, but we all know I like to exaggerate when it comes to beauty sales!).

As always, I am going to show you my list of the best offers you need to know about. If you are a Nordstrom Fashion Rewards cardholder you can shop the sale NOW. If you are a foreigner like me you will have to wait until Friday July 19, but that is not far away so get your shopping list ready!  Continue Reading

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It has been sooooo long since I have seen the inside of a Sephora and I been thirsty for a taste of that sweet, sweet Sephora experience. Whenever I am lucky enough to make it over to the USA I always buy a Sephora gift card of some stupid amount so that when I get back home I can still place an order (damn them and not accepting international credit cards) and send it to a friend. I trust my friends way more than a parcel forwarding company so this is the safest way for me to get my fix without buying a $2000 airline ticket.

Today I have my Sephora haul to show you and I am hoping it will be one of many in 2013. Realistically, it is highly unlikely but a girl can dream.

Now let me be clear, all of these items were purchased purely for the interest of this blog. I am always doing things for you. Just know that. Anyway, let’s get into the goods and see what I bought. 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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