Posts in Inika

Last week we showed you the beauty sample box subscription services of Australia and the USA, and now it is time for the UK. In my opinion the UK offering of beauty box services are very similar to Australia, in that the services are very similar in what they offer and the way they work.

If you are new to beauty sample boxes, visit our Australia post to learn about what they are.

 

Glossybox

The UK version of Glossybox sends a mix of Continue Reading

If you have a friend or family member that is vegetarian or vegan, you probably know how hard it is for them to go to a restaurant or just purchase something up without asking 10 questions. When it comes to Christmas presents, the difficulty is transferred to the gift givers. What on earth can you buy them?

Today’s holiday gift guide is just for those who are not sure what to get for a vegetarian or vegan. The brands included in this post all strive for an animal cruelty free world and they all have a very dear place in my heart because of it. Even if you aren’t buying a gift for a vegetarian/vegan, do consider these fabulous options.

 

Urban Decay – Vegan Palette

Over half of Urban Decay’s cosmetic line is vegan but this palette is the Continue Reading

This month we have not only a beauty treat, but an edible one too! *high five*

Officially this item was reviewed in May, but it was May 31 to be exact and it went live after our special May giveaway celebrating The Plastic Diaries 1st birthday. For that reason I felt this item deserved a place in the June Favourites. I mean, May 31 is practically June, right?

So what item am I talking about …… ?

 

Six little pots of magic

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From the title alone you can probably guess what this item really is, but that will not stop me from rambling on about it excellence. Inika have done the greatest thing any make-up company could EVER do (in my opinion), and that is combine make-up with chocolate. Yes, yummy, fattening, indulgent chocolate. Why has it taken this long for someone to do it? Why? WHY? 

Before I even got this item it was a no brainer that I would love it. You can’t put Limited Edition and Chocolate in a product name without me squealing like an infant. Plus, Inika is just an amazing Australian brand that makes you feel like you are doing something great for humanity. All their products are 100% Certified Organic or Vegan (or both!), and 100% Certified Halal and Cruelty Free.

What I Say ….

  • The packaging and attention to detail is just divine. The items come in a sturdy black gift box with an Inika ribbon and wax stamp on the lid. First thing you see when you open the box is a little card, which shows the colours of eyeshadow displayed just like you find chocolates inside a Lindt Praline box. The box is divided into 9 squares, 6 are eyeshadows and 3 are gold foil wrapped chocolates.
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There is no bigger headache in my life than storage issues. It goes for everything, from clothing to magazines, to food and dogs toys. The list never ends, but by far the biggest issue I have is beauty products. When you mix my love of collecting beauty products with my ability to hoard, you get one out of control collection.

For the past few weeks I have been in the process of moving into my new office (I kicked my dad out of his. Clearly my needs are more important) and it has been a challenge (there will be more posts on this, I guarantee!). The one thing that shook me a little is how I seem to take 5 or more toiletry/make-up bags every time I go away. It seems I never could find one to hold all the stuff I wanted, or separate it for easy access. That realisation led to a light bulb going off in my head …. it is time I start the hunt.
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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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