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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is a time for showing the women in our life how thankful we are for the love, care and support they have shown us. I believe that self-care gifts are the best kind of gift for Mother’s Day, and beauty care is my favourite form of self-care. This year I’ve collated the best gifts, for any budget, to give your mother this Mother’s Day, or to pass on to your own loved ones as a hint of gifts to give you!

Don’t leave your gift purchases until the last minute. This year we are giving you enough time to buy your Mother’s Day gifts online so you can take advantage of extra sales, offers and gifts with purchase. Continue Reading

Cyber Week Sales Offers Promo Coupon Codes 2016

It’s sale season, y’all!!! I hope you all have a great thanksgiving holiday but let’s get down to business, you want all the sales and promo codes to shop up a storm, right? Yep, I heard you. Let’s get straight into it. This is your ULTIMATE one-stop Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Guide for the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle offers. This list will be updated DAILY as new offers are announced.

Below you will find a list of both CURRENT and FUTURE offers. This means you will need to keep in mind each store’s country of origin in order to shop the sale at the right time. Majority of the listed websites are based in the USA so if you’re in Australia remember we are about 12hrs ahead of the USA. Offers included from Australian and UK sites as well. The list is sorted alphabetically by country of ORIGIN (but keep in mind that most of these stores offer international shipping!).

Bookmark this page and check it regularly so you don’t miss out on any awesome offers. If you know of an offer that isn’t listed here, please leave a comment with the details. Continue Reading

Single's Day 2016 Australia

HAPPY SINGLE’S DAY!!! Wait, what is Single’s day, you may ask? According to Google “Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节; pinyin: Guānggùn Jié; Wade–Giles: Kuang-kun chieh; literally: “bare sticks holiday”) is an entertaining festival widespread among young Chinese people, to celebrate the fact that they are proud of being single”. It falls on November 11 each year and in true Australian fashion, we are adopting it in 2016.

Even if I weren’t single I’d be embracing this holiday because it’s a day that invites you to spoil yourself. Treat yourself like the special, loving person you are. Unlike silly old Valentine’s Day which heavily relies on other people validating you, Single’s Day celebrates that you don’t need any one person to make you feel worthy of love and care. Now that’s what I call a healthy holiday!

Last year you may have seen news that Chinese online retailer Alibaba broke records with billions of dollars made in just one day of trade. This year, why buy from unknown potentially dodgy traders when you can shop at your favourite trusted retailers? Join me in some self-care and treat yourself today to some goodies with these awesome offers from the best online beauty, fashion and lifestyle stores. Continue Reading

Fashion Sneakers with Style

Sneakers. They’re a pretty basic, essential footwear item, right? Not for me they weren’t. In the past I’ve been notoriously allergic to exercise and one great way to get out of it was to not own any appropriate footwear. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a pair of runners in my cupboard on and off since my school years but they rarely saw sunlight. That all changed late last year when I underwent a forefoot reconstruction. As a result it has forced me into wearing sneakers regularly. The healing process is a good 12months and in that time it’s recommended to wear runners, sneakers or any shoe that isn’t too tight or form fitting. My poor, sad collection of heels have been locked away this year but luckily sneakers  are so acceptable as fashion footwear these days because I’ve been able to get away with wearing them to some pretty unconventional places. Continue Reading

Best online beauty stores with international shipping options

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One of the most popular posts on The Plastic Diaries is a post from 2012 about the online beauty stores you need to know. It feels like I wrote that post just yesterday but years have passed and there are now more great beauty stores online. An even bigger change is the amount of online stores offering international shipping. Today I’m rounding up the best online beauty stores from around the world that offer shipping to your door.

Whether you live in Broome or Brussels, Sydney or Sudan, you will find the best beauty products at these global stores.  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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