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Dry Shampoo Hair Tutorial

I know I’m in great company when I say dry shampoo is confusing to use. Have you bought dry shampoo, read the instructions, applied it and then thought to yourself, “this was a waste of money, it didn’t work”?. That was my response for the first ten dry shampoos I ever used. I was convinced they were the greatest hoax in the beauty industry. Could it be that I was just using it incorrectly? The instructions were simple enough: Continue Reading

Nad’s Ingrow Solution

My body always goes into shock when I remove hair, whether it be with a razor, cream or wax, which manifests as a cross between heat rash and razor burn. It looks absolutely awful and feels a million times worse. Burning, itching and inflamed skin is never a good companion, especially on your vacation. During my last-minute dash through Priceline prior to my vacation in Bali, I grabbed the Ingrow Solution by Nad’s. I have never used this particular product but I have had some luck with other razor burn solutions previously so I was hoping this one would be a winner.

Did it save my skin? Will it be a summer staple? Read my review to find out!  Continue Reading

New Release Beauty Favourites June 2013

Happy end of June and let us give thanks to the end of another financial year. Why, you ask. Because if you are lucky you will have a tax return in your not too distant future and that means you can spend it one some hot new goodies for yourself, perhaps some of the hot new goodies I am featuring in this post. June was MASSIVE in the beauty sector and I was kept busy with 79 new launches for the month. That is more products than some online stores even stock!

Picking my favourites was as difficult as ever but I think I have come up with a curated list of life-changers. Take a look and tell me what you fancy. Continue Reading

Beautiful Brown Hair

This year has seen a boom in new haircare products and I have to say the technology behind them is really stepping up. Gone are the days where you just needed a shampoo and conditioner that could get you through until your next salon visit. Nowadays, at-home haircare is doing wonderful things and you can do it without leaving your own bathroom.

There have been a lot of new releases this year so I am going to show you some of my favourites that have impressed me. Make sure you tell me if you have discovered any new goodies as well! Continue Reading

Just in time for a cold, depressing winter Innoxa have released a brand new range of lipsticks that will keep your pucker smooth and brightly coloured.  The Classic Colour lipsticks come in 12 wearable shades and are packed with good things like Vitamin E to make sure it doesn’t dry out our poor chapped lips. Sweet!

Today I am going to show you 9 of the new lipstick shades and share my thoughts on the product.

What I Say ….

  • First thing I notice, as always, is the packaging. These lipsticks come with a peek-a-boo colour block base so you can easily see which colour you are about to apply, and a shiny black lid. There is a very nice sounding click when you close the lid and you really have to actually pull to get the lid off. That means this packaging is handbag perfect.
  • The colour range is really nice, with a lot of subtle differences but enough of a variety to ensure a colour for everyone. Some of the colours are 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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