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Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash Pink Shrimp Full

The Aqua Splash brush is the most recent release from innovative UK brand, Tangle Teezer. Their unique hair brushes have been winning awards all over the world and have become a staple in many hair salons. I reviewed the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler earlier this month and now I am ready to share my review of the Aqua Splash, which I also purchased at Hair Expo this year. Will this one rate as highly in my books? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Shaun The Sheep Side

I purchased the Compact Styler by Tangle Teezer at Hair Expo this year. I had wanted one since they launched and I picked this little one because I needed a good brush to keep in my handbag. I had been using cheap freebie fold-out brushes and they would always rip more hair out than I would like but they are light enough to add any extra weight to my already heavy bag. I hoped the Tangle Teezer would be exactly what I was looking for. Find out if it ticked all the boxes in this review.

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Hair Expo Australia is one of my favourite ways to spend a long weekend. Each year the Australian and international hair industry comes together to put on a weekend of learning, demonstration and celebration. Taking up two massive halls at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, and countless convention rooms, the industry comes together and creates a vibe that can only be experienced to understand. The one word that comes to mind is unity. Of course every business and hairdresser are forever competing to be the best in their field, but on the weekend that is Hair Expo it is like there is no competition, just friendship and a place to enjoy what they love. What that means for me is a place where I feel in my element to explore beauty, and while Hair Expo is not a “shopping” expo and it is for trade only, it places me in a state of mind where I just want to spend. I want to try everything and anything. So at the few stands who were selling things that I didn’t already own, I bought some items that were on my wishlist. Here is what I hauled: Continue Reading

Like many women, I suffer the debilitating illness of super fine hair. Sometimes it can work in my favour, like drying time is usually pretty quick, but for everything else it is almost always a setback. Luckily there are some great hair brands out there who have styling tools that work with fine hair. These are my top 5 hair styling tools I always reach for …  Continue Reading

Recently I have been thinking about dying my hair back to blonde. I haven’t been blonde for a few years and I am definitely in need of a change. My world has changed so much over the past 2 years and I feel like I need something new to reflect the good point I am at in my life. Only problem is, I really don’t carry blonde all that well (in my opinion). Before I make any rash decisions I wanted to consult a professional, so I asked Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards 2011 Colour Technician of the Year (and he is up for the 2012 gong too!), Matt Clements from Assembly Hair in Queensland, for his essential brown to blonde advice.

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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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