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Essano Rosehip Hand Cream review

Just because the weather has warmed up doesn’t mean I can afford to stop using hand cream. Keeping my nails healthy and my hands soft is easy if I stick to regular hand cream use but in the warmer months I look for something light that hydrates quickly without any residue left behind. The new Rosehip by Essano hand cream uses their key ingredient, certified organic rosehip, as the miracle cure along with shea butter and jojoba oil. Will it be right a summer essential? My review tells the story.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty Products

I don’t want to admit it but … September is over. I know, it’s a shock considering it’s actually almost October but can you believe it? I swear it was only February last month but now we are rolling into the month of Pumpkin Spice lattes and Halloween-themed everything. Now that we’ve said goodbye to September let me show you which products launched that captured my attention.

Nearly 60 new products landed on my desk for their September launch and it was overwhelming just how good the competition between them were. The biggest competition was in the lips category …. so many new, shiny, pretty lippies! Which ones won me over? Let’s find out! Continue Reading

Jane Iredale The Skincare Makeup

Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup is a beauty brand that has long been committed to not testing their cosmetics on animals. Their line of skincare-infused makeup has been certified cruelty-free by PETA but now they are taking their commitment to animals one step further. I’m very happy to share the news that Jane Iredale is now officially certified by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) and are now part of the Leaping Bunny Program.

In case you missed our feature, The Truth About Cruelty-Free, the Leaping Bunny program is the only internationally recognised program for cosmetics free from animal testing. The CCIC is a respected animal protection organisation that grants brands cruelty-free certification if they meet the strict & comprehensive standard of the Leaping Bunny program. Their requirements go beyond whether a finished product is tested on animals – the focus is on companies eliminating the unnecessary use of animals in the testing of products and ingredients, further disallowing third-party testing on animals for product registration purposes (i.e. selling a product in China). Ultimately if you’re shopping for cruelty-free beauty products make sure they are certified by the Leaping Bunny program otherwise there may well have been animal testing along the products journey to the store.  Continue Reading

It seems like every woman and her poodle (my take on the classic ‘man and his dog’) in Australia is in love with Lanolips. Until a few weeks ago, I had never even looked at a tube. Sure, I had heard all the hype but there was just one thing that steered me away from wanting to give it a go ….. the Lanolin.

As you can probably guess by the name, Lanolips does contain Lanolin, which I had always heard was bad for you. Obviously this is open to debate, but the more I looked into it I found that the natural Lanolin product itself isn’t bad for you. One of the beliefs is that Lanolin in cosmetic products became carcinogenic because of the pesticides used on crops and on the sheep themselves. Others argue that it is the additives and preservatives used when developing the pure Lanolin into cosmetic products.

Clearly I am no scientist but what I now understand is that 100% pure, medical grade Lanolin is perfectly safe, actually it is really good for you … Continue Reading

Remember that itchy skin drama I told you about here, well I am happy to announce that my skin seems to be on the mend since starting use of this product.

The shower gel is very light and has a great scent that kind of reminds me of fresh cotton coming out of the dryer. Ok maybe not exactly like that but you get my point, its fresh and homely. The scent lasts while your washing but I am glad that it disappears once you rinse it off. I personally do not like a lingering body wash scent if I am going to be wearing perfume, it just confuses my nose. 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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