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It is starting to warm up in Sydney, Australia and with summer not far away I decided to switch to a lighter body wash. I never used to be a sweaty person but as I am ageing I am finding it doesn’t take much to draw a sweat. Either that or the globe really is getting so much hotter than before. Maybe it is a little from Column A and a little from Column B. Nevertheless, today I am giving you my review of Restore Body Wash by Australian brand Innoxa.  Continue Reading

This year we have teamed up with some of the biggest brands our fine country has to offer in order to give back to the amazingly supportive beauty consumers you all know you are. Competitions will be a big priority for us in 2012 and I am glad to welcome Innoxa as our latest competition partner.

Innoxa is one of Australia’s greatest brands and I am always so proud when I hear someone say they love something from Innoxa. It is like that person and I are soul mates. They make beautiful products from high quality ingredients and don’t test on animals.

Here is what we are giving away … Continue Reading

With our postal services chock-a-block with christmas care packages being sent to loved ones, I thought it would be fun to send out my own little beauty-inspired care package. To make it a bit different, I am going to make it all about Australian brands. If you didn’t know already, I am quite proud of our Australian beauty market and I don’t think it is fair for me to keep it all to myself.

The Competition

Up for grabs in this competition is what I would call ‘Australian Essentials’. Skincare, Suncare and of course … Fake Tan.  Continue Reading

I don’t get to celebrate the joy of Christmas, or any other gift giving holiday, so I don’t usually care much for gift guides or gifting ideas that come out at this time of year. However, I have come to the realisation that there are now people actually reading this blog (THANK-YOU SOOOO MUCH. I am finally no longer talking to open air), and those people may get to celebrate the fun that is the holiday silly season. For you, I am going to run a set of beauty gift guides. You may find a fragrance to treat yourself, or some skincare or cosmetics for the women in your life.

The first gift guide is all under $15. Did someone say Bargain Alert!

5 Beauty Bargains For Her Under $15

These gifts are perfect for stocking stuffers, office gift giving, Kris Kringle or Secret Santa scenarios and for anyone on a tight budget. Continue Reading

Just in time for a cold, depressing winter Innoxa have released a brand new range of lipsticks that will keep your pucker smooth and brightly coloured.  The Classic Colour lipsticks come in 12 wearable shades and are packed with good things like Vitamin E to make sure it doesn’t dry out our poor chapped lips. Sweet!

Today I am going to show you 9 of the new lipstick shades and share my thoughts on the product.

What I Say ….

  • First thing I notice, as always, is the packaging. These lipsticks come with a peek-a-boo colour block base so you can easily see which colour you are about to apply, and a shiny black lid. There is a very nice sounding click when you close the lid and you really have to actually pull to get the lid off. That means this packaging is handbag perfect.
  • The colour range is really nice, with a lot of subtle differences but enough of a variety to ensure a colour for everyone. Some of the colours are 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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