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Mommy and Daughter

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There is no hiding that I am a crazy dog lady. I won’t incriminate myself by saying exactly how many I have in my care but lets just say I have half a dozen or so. You all know I am that crazy animal lady (and have taken it to new heights by being vegan) but what you don’t know is the backstory. You don’t know that it was a pair of dogs that saved my life. And you probably don’t know that my greatest fear in the world is something bad happening to them. I joke a lot about my dogs but when it comes to talking about the real emotional stuff I run for the hills. It isn’t going to be easy but I am going to let you in on the whole story of my dogs and I.

My First Dogs

You would never guess it now but I was terrified of dogs, even after I got my very own. As a child my mother was scared of dogs and it was definitely passed on to me by seeing the way she would react. My fears were irrational because I had never experienced anything that would justify them. A dog had never hurt me, nor had I seen anyone else be hurt by one. However, despite my fear, I knew that I desperately wanted a dog. We had two cats as I was growing up. Oscar was a beautiful gentle old soul and Otti was a psychopath who would pounce on you out of nowhere, and both of them adored my father. I loved my cats but they were around long before me and I never felt like they cared for me very much. I wanted someone that would love me like our cats loved my father.  Continue Reading

You are probably wondering why I am doing a review on a product for dogs, but if you have ever met me that won’t surprise you. I am a crazy animal lover and my dogs mean the world to me. Then there is my extreme superficial-ness. Combine the two and you end up with a brand new addiction. Beauty products for pets. 

My dogs have always been privy to a little puppy cologne here and there, but that was as far as my family would take the grooming thing beyond their monthly session with Caroline, our lovely but slightly crazy dog groomer. But now there seems to be more and more available in the ‘beauty’ isle at the local Pet Barn and big brands are also getting in on the action, such as Kiehl’s. Today I bring you my first ‘Pretty Petty’ review.

Tester: Levi

I chose Levi as the tester for this product because he loves to get himself dirty. This is the sort of dog who goes out of his way to roll in mud or cover himself in dirt.
 

About

  • Shih-tzu who thinks he is a Doberman
  • Ugliest of the clan
  • Hobbies: Ripping open garbage bags. Barking in other dogs faces. Falling over.

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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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