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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box August

I recently published a review of my first Vegan Cuts beauty box, which is a beauty box subscription service that helps people to discover vegan and cruelty-free beauty. The great thing about this box is that it helps you to discover beauty products you would never have known exist otherwise. If you like indie beauty brands, bespoke and boutique beauty, this is the box for you.

See my unboxing video and read my review of each product.  Continue Reading

I was actually starting to worry that my love affair with Pomegranate scented beauty products was starting to wain. Then I caught a whiff of this Radox body wash and my love was renewed. No, that is a lie. My love ballooned in to an emotion so strong I was left showering 3 times a day just so I could smell it. Obsessive much?

Radox is one of those brands that totally slip under my radar. With brands that have been around forever I tend to remember how a brand USED to be, and in the Radox case, I always remembered it for the Muscle Soak bath salts. You see, I don’t like baths. I have never been a fan of taking a ‘bath’. Spa baths are a different story, I like those (so long as I am the only one in it. And it has been thoroughly disinfected. And I have a shower before and after). But normal baths, nuh-uh. So to me, Radox was a bath brand. How unfair am 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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