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Best vegan beauty products

I’m honoured to have a guest post from one of my favourite vegan bloggers, Chelsey from Like A Vegan. Proving that veganism isn’t all about eating lettuce and wearing Crocs, Chelsey shows us how wonderfully colourful life can be as a vegan. And she is hilarious. No lectures, scare tactics or horrifying images of mutilated animals. Chelsey brings humor, fun and energy to life without cruelty – and now she is doing it here with this awesome post about her favourite vegan beauty products.  Continue Reading

Blue Gradient Eye Liner Tutorial
Gradient liner is pretty, helps elongate the eyes, and is a great way to add a pop of color to your look whether you are looking to slowly expand into more colorful looks or simple just prefer a subtle touch of color. I chose a subtle blue, which I find compliments my brown eyes. You can substitute any color scheme you want!  Continue Reading

Australian Indie Nail Polish Swatches

Glitter nail polish is all the rage these days, with mainstream brands such as OPI and Face of Australia releasing glitter nail polish left, right and center. But did you know that the trend was started way back in 2011, when enterprising women began creating their own polishes by hand, mixing glitter with clear nail polish base? The indie nail polish scene has exploded in popularity recently, and Australia is no exception. We’ve gained a massive reputation overseas for original glitter combinations and a great formula. Go Aussie!

There’s a lot of Australian indie brands out there to wade through, so for the uninitiated, I’ve put together a brief introductory rundown of most of them. For those who are already familiar with the indie scene, you might discover (or rediscover) a brand you didn’t know about before!  Continue Reading

I admit I am terrible with the animal print trend. I always see people totally rocking a leopard print scarf or giraffe printed dress. I am just too scared so the best way I know how to embrace the animal print trend is with nail art. Today we have a fabulous Giraffe-inspired animal print manicure thanks to fabulous Kristie, the blogger behind Blushing Basics.

Kristie is so kind to share this tutorial with us and I think you will love it, so let me hand over to her to fill you in.  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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