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I know everyone has been blabbering on about the exciting news that Tom Ford will be releasing a full fledged makeup line this September, but I just had to have my say on it as well. Now I have to admit I have never smelt his fragrances but I have been lucky enough to try out his high-end lipstick in the gorgeous Pure Pink, and that one little bullet of colour has me head over heals for Tom Ford (you know, even more so. Not just for his sheer good looks anymore).

The Collection

Ok so pretty pictures will tell you most of the story but I sure do want to know what all those pretty palettes and bottles are. I think one exciting thing to note is that Charlotte Tilbury was the make-up artist Tom chose to work with on creating these products. She is an extraordinary talent and along with Tom’s unique visions this is going to be one collection that will sell out before you can blink.

We can expect to see unheard of makeup inventions like eyebrow pens with calligraphy style tips, as well as 6 products in a skincare line. So why skincare? Well, just like me, Tom believes that good makeup starts with flawless skin. His skincare products will include an oil based serum called Intensive Infusion Concentrate Extreme (what a tongue twister) and Purifying Crème Cleanser, “it goes on like cold cream and the skin feels moisturized and unbelievable” says Mr Ford.

 

One thing you are all probably wondering, as was I, 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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