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Cyber Week Sales Offers Promo Coupon Codes 2016

It’s sale season, y’all!!! I hope you all have a great thanksgiving holiday but let’s get down to business, you want all the sales and promo codes to shop up a storm, right? Yep, I heard you. Let’s get straight into it. This is your ULTIMATE one-stop Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Guide for the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle offers. This list will be updated DAILY as new offers are announced.

Below you will find a list of both CURRENT and FUTURE offers. This means you will need to keep in mind each store’s country of origin in order to shop the sale at the right time. Majority of the listed websites are based in the USA so if you’re in Australia remember we are about 12hrs ahead of the USA. Offers included from Australian and UK sites as well. The list is sorted alphabetically by country of ORIGIN (but keep in mind that most of these stores offer international shipping!).

Bookmark this page and check it regularly so you don’t miss out on any awesome offers. If you know of an offer that isn’t listed here, please leave a comment with the details. Continue Reading

Cosmetics and Makeup Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year …. or is it? Time off from work/school, fancy feasts and receiving gifts from loved ones sure does sound like a lot of fun, but there is also the headache of finding the right gift for others that can make the holidays a particularly stressful time of the year as well. Don’t fret though, we all go through the same worry and that’s why gift guides and be a blessing from above. Or from me. In this case, it’s my blessing to you because I’ve collated the BEST gifts to give to any makeup lover. No matter your budget, I’ve got you covered.  Continue Reading

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Despite my admiration and lust for Christian Louboutin’s sexy women’s shoes, I will never own a pair. Unfortunately the french designer exclusively uses leather and exotic animal skins, something I’m very much against. However, now there is something for girls like me now that Louboutin has officially made his entry into the beauty world. Let’s give a warm welcome to Christian Louboutin Beauté.

The very first product will come of no surprise. The iconic red sole of Louboutin’s heels has been bottled in the form of nail lacquer, capturing that sexy red hue fashionista’s all over the world identify in a glimpse. Continue Reading

Crème de la Mer

It’s one of the most well-known moisturising creams on the market so you would think a review wouldn’t even be necessary, but I feel different. Any product that gets as much hype as Crème de la Mer deserves to be scrutinized very closely. We all know that not every product can work for every skin, so who exactly does Crème de la Mer work for?

My review reveals what you can expect from this top shelf cream and if it could be good for you.  Continue Reading

Sephora Australia Backlash

I’m going to come straight out and say it, Sephora really upset me over the weekend. I have been a loyal fan since discovering them on my first trip to the USA in 2002. Despite that I live in Australia I have consistently shopped there at least once each year, whether I had friends buy me stuff or I was able to be there in person. I represent just 1 of the hundreds of thousands of Australians who have done the very same. We are a nation of beauty lovers and the fact is we love Sephora …. and we want to be able to access it.

For those of you who live in a country where Sephora is present, it’ll be hard to explain to you the frustration we feel. For years Sephora have teased us with rumours of opening a store in Australia or to offer international shipping. Representatives from Sephora and LVMH (the parent company) did nothing to squash these rumours, rather they remained tight lipped, which only fuelled the excitement. Every year there was a new rumour that “this will be the year” but nothing ever eventuated. Until this weekend. This weekend Sephora announced they would commence international shipping from their US online store to Japan, South Korea, UK and, shock horror, Australia. The internet exploded.  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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