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The ladies of the Beauty Blog Coalition have teamed up once again to host another sweepstakes for our dear readers! The Beauty Blog Coalition Halloween Sweepstakes will end on 1 November 2012. One winner will receive a $500 USD Visa Gift Card!  

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Anyone who has known me longer than 4 years would know I love sexy costumes. And no, not for the purpose they were initially designed for, but for just playing dress-ups and looking cute.

I am a notorious dresser-upper and every Halloween I try to rope in as many people as I can to dress up with me. It has rarely worked but nevertheless I have always enjoyed myself wearing some ridiculously adorable costume. Now, before you utter SLUT under your breathe, let me explain why I am talking about this today.

My thoughts are, there is a costume for almost every body shape. I have had my body shape issues over the years and I wanted to show you the costumes I wore at those times. My goal is to show you that it didn’t matter what shape I was, I had fun and I think you will too. After sharing with you my photos I am going to show you some of my favourite costume picks for 2011!

My Costume Slideshow

Here are just a few of my costumes I have worn over the years. Trust me when I say this is just a small sampling of my collection. Eeep!

2006: I thoroughly enjoyed my job at Sexpo of wearing costumes. Good times.

2006: What a charmer. At my ‘School’s Out’ themed work Christmas party

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I have been holding off these images for a little while because I wanted to wait till a more appropriate time. I have decided today is that day. Back in August when I visited Cosmoprof North America, I got a sneak peek at some of the Halloween launches from nail brands China Glaze and Color Club. Today I am going to show you the photos I snapped.

China Glaze – Haunting Collection

The size piece collection released by China Glaze for Halloween 2011 had me mighty excited. I really didn’t see this coming but the one that got me most excited was the presence of a Glow-In-The-Dark lacquer.

Counter display of individual bottles and the mini 4-pack

Colours:

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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