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It has been quite a while (ok 6 months to the day. Gee time flies!) since I last did a ‘The Beautiful People’ post. Ok, so the last one was the first one but I have to say so many of those gorgeous people in my life are shy. Or they just don’t want to share their secrets. Hrmmm, I wonder now.

Luckily one lovely lady, who is not only extremely nice but also stunning, was willing to share with us her beauty life. Amy works for Professional Beauty so she has a fair amount of knowledge under that long flowing hair. I am taking notes from this well manicured, mid-twenties lass ….

Q: What do you do to look after your skin? What products do you use?

A: My skin is a major problem for me. I’ve had eczema ever since I was a small child. As a result of this I also have very sensitive skin. After years of trying many different products, I’ve adopted the philosophy that ‘less is more’. I always use gentle products that provide my skin with much-needed moisture yet won’t clog pores.

At the moment I love Dr Spiller products. I’m currently using their Cucumber Cleanser, Cucumber Toner and Propilis Day Cream, which contains royal jelly and propolis to heal, brighten and balance the skin.

Q: How old were you when you started to wear make-up?

A: Ha! Well I grew up with very strict European parents. My Dad used to 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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