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It is not often that a huge, multi-national cosmetic company chooses Australia as a test market for a new product. In the case of the new Revlon foundation, that is exactly what has happened.

Australia has been the lucky chosen market to test out the New Complexion Oil-Control Makeup. Aussie beauty buyers will be the first to put this formula to the test, and based on how it is received, tweaks could be made to the final formula before rolling it out into other markets. Is that exciting or what?!?!

Even when you have clear skin (like I raved about yesterday) you still want a good foundation. I am a fan of medium to full coverage foundations, but more than anything I want a foundation that doesn’t leave me oily. That is the most important factor for me. The sound of the new Revlon foundation appears to be up my alley, but what do I really think of it?

Before – A little patchy with some redness

After – Smooth and natural looking

What I Say ….

  • The formula consistency is smooth, creamy and on the thicker side of runny. It is easy to apply with fingers, sponge or brush, whatever you prefer. I find the method that worked for me best was applying with a brush for the most part and then ‘melting’ it into my face by smoothing over with warmed fingers.
  • The colour range is limited, only 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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