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Ere Perez Organic Almond Oil Brow Pencil

In Australia we don’t get many of the good things that come out of Mexico. We get Corona, Jarritos (pineapple is my favourite!) and the little fire cracker that is Ere Perez. Ere was born in Mexico and moved to Australia 15 years ago, but it was exactly 10 years ago that Ere developed her self-titled natural cosmetic line. Ere’s family have worked with natural therapies for generations, and her grandfather still practices natural medicine using the healing properties of plants, so it was bound to happen that Ere would end up working in this field as well. However, it was when she arrived in Australia that she was inspired to create a makeup range that used natural ingredients – marrying her family practice with a passion of her own.

Something I love about Ere Perez is that she has a great skill for taking an every day essential beauty product, such as an eyebrow pencil, and finding a way to create it using only premium natural ingredients. Almond Oil is used in a lot of her products, but I wouldn’t have thought it would be useful in a brow pencil. I put it to the test and reveal my results in this review.  Continue Reading

Saks Fifth Avenue Beauty Department

Great news, shoppers. One of my favourite US department stores has an amazing discount offer for international shoppers. Saks Fifth Avenue is offering USD $10 Express Shipping to selected countries until November 24. 2013. This is a massive saving and it couldn’t have come at a better time as christmas gifts and end of year celebrations come in to play.

All the details are below!  Continue Reading

I have a little sneaky peaky for you!! I don’t think I have mentioned this on the blog yet, but I have a strange addiction to swimwear. Even when I hate my body shape (which is often!), I can’t help but buy fabulous swimwear. Being in Australia, I am lucky enough to have access to some of the most amazing swimwear in the world. I swear, Australians are the best swimwear makers. One brand I have loved since they launched is Baku Australia. Today I have some preview snaps of the brand new Summer 2013 collection.  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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