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The happiest time of the year is here!!! No, I don’t mean Christmas (duh, it is July). I mean the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you have never experienced it … or even heard of it …. prepare yourself. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale offers some of the biggest and best savings out of the entire year. AND you get a chance at buying next seasons fashion and beauty releases early. AND a whole bunch of beauty brands make EXCLUSIVE products just for this sale.

Important Notes

  • All offers are available in-store and online unless otherwise stated.
  • Nordstrom.com ship internationally so most of these offers are valid to non-USA customers. Just note that these brands are NOT available for international shipping.
  • All pricing is in USA dollars.

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This was probably the gift guide I was most looking forward to doing. Buying makeup is easily one of my most favourite past times. The swatching of pretty colours, opening funky packaging and the rewarding feeling of carrying a little bag of goodness out of the store. Wow, I just realised how much of an addict I really am.

You may not being buying something for someone quite as addicted as I am, but these 5 gifts are perfect for a special person in your life no matter how big or small your budget. Continue Reading

I did try to start this post off with a witty Christmas carol related jingle ….. but I failed. Instead, I will just show you all the pretty pictures from Clinique’s Holiday Releases for 2011.

Fall In Love With Colours

A perfect little make-up set you could throw in your handbag and call it a day. The limited edition release has everything you need and comes in the prettiest pink bag.

Includes:

  • High Impact Mascara in Black 7ml.
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Sunset 6ml.
  • Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips 50ml.
  • Limited Edition Colour Surge Eye Shadow Palette 3.4g.
  • Cream Shaper For Eyes in Chocolate Lustre 0.8g.
  • Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Currant 5ml.
  • How-To Booklet
  • Pink Cosmetics Bag

AU $95 from Clinique counters and online

US $42 from Clinique online and Sephora

UK £65 from Clinique online

De-Puff and Define Eyes

This baby kit features two of Clinique’s best selling eye products from the All About Eyes range, teamed with a perfect travel size High Impact Mascara.

Includes:

  • All About Eyes, 0.5 oz / 15 ml
  • High Impact Mascara, .14 oz / 3.5 ml
  • All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, .17 fl oz / 5 ml
  • Bag

AU $58 from Clinique counters and online

US $33.50 from Clinique online

UK – Unavailable at this time

Long Last Shine

Four tubes of glossyness perfect for any age.

Includes:

  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Cabana Crush 2.3ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Kissyfit 2.3ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss 2.3ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Fireberry 2.3ml
  • Silver embossed cosmetics bag

AU $49 from Clinique counters and online

US – Not available at this time

UK £25 from Clinique online

Chubby Colour & Shine

Ok, this has to be my pick of the litter. Four of the most popular Clinique releases going around, 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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