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Kris Kringle, Secret Santa … whatever you call it, it can be painful to buy those christmas gifts. If you don’t really know the person you are buying the gift for it can be extra difficult. What do they like? What do they hate? You could spend days going crazy over what to get them and how not to blow your budget. Today our gift guide is just for those tricky situations. We have come up with the best Secret Santa/Kris Kringle gifts and all of them cost under $35. Continue Reading

 

On Wednesday 30th May, The USA will be treated to a very special Snow White and the Huntsman event on HSN. For those of you who don’t know what HSN is, it stands for Home Shopping Network, and it is one of the greatest home shopping companies in the world. In Australia we have TVSN and the UK have QVC. Well, the USA are lucky enough to have HSN and QVC. Spoilt!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you some of the awesome products that ybf have created for this new movie, starring that chick from Twilight that shows no emotion … Kristen Stewart! It also stars Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth who are far more pleasant to look at. Apologies for anyone who likes Kristen. I am sure she is a lovely girl.

I love fairy tales but I love them even more when they are brought to life in the form of beauty products. I don’t know if I will like the movie, but I will definitely like these cuties!

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My brows (and a face without make-up … eek!)

If you have met me, you are probably one of those strange people to compliment me on my eyebrows. Cheers for that, but it is a little strange. Although I do prefer that over you feeling me and complimenting me on my soft skin. And speaking of soft skin, seeing as though I spilled the beans on my skin secrets, I thought I should do the same for my eyebrows.

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A new player in the cosmetics game has officially entered the Australian market …. and I could not be happier to welcome them. MeMeMe Cosmetics is a brand that is known and loved in the UK. I knew very little about them until recently, but from the sounds of things, they are right up my alley!

I wonder what this is??

Who Are MeMeMe Cosmetics?

From the philosophies of Ancient Greece, to the beauty and elegance of the Renaissance, MeMeMe is a celebration of the free spirit found within us all.

The creation of gorgeous, distinctive and spirited cosmetics for their customers is their passion. MeMeMe formulates premium quality products that will always be as luxurious as possible whilst performing at a standard you would find from only the best.

They pride themselves on offering affordable luxury within an electric range of handbag essentials, on trend editions, classic lines and gift collections as individual and versatile as their customers.

Source: Excerpt from Beauty Directory Australia


Reviews and Swatches

Like every beauty brand that comes to our shores, I instantly wanted to try it. The draw card for me is that they offer on-trend items at around half the price. You know I love me a bargain. Today I am going to show you 5 of the key products I think you will love.

Blush Me! Blush Box

First thing I thought of when I saw these were Benefit Cosmetics boxed powders (I already told you about my love for Sugarbomb). The Blush Boxes from MeMeMe come in four variances, Bronze, Coral, Pink and Rouge. Just like the Benefit versions these also come with a little brush inside, but these are different in that Continue Reading

To conclude Foundation Week I thought it would be nice to share with you some of my must-know tips for buying foundation. Lets face it, it’s a horrible task. Hopefully you will have seen a foundation this week that made you wonder if would work for you, or maybe you just liked the look of it, either way the below tips will help you work out what is best for your skin and how to tackle the buying process. 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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