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2014 Breaking Beauty News

It may only be the first working week of the new year but the beauty news hasn’t stopped. 2014 is already turning to be out a big year for beauty so before the year flies before our eyes we want to take a quick look at what we can expect. Here are some of the breaking headlines over the past few weeks.  Continue Reading

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Check out these amazing new makeup collections for Summer 2013 (northern hemisphere) all available to get your hands on right now. The hardest decision you will have to make is which sunny location will you show off your bright beauty buys.  Continue Reading

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The latest Fall Makeup Colour Collections are on sale now at Nordstrom and I have to say there is not one in the bunch I don’t love. Prepare yourself ladies, this may blow out your wishlist a tad.

Don’t forget, Nordstrom are one of the few big department stores that offer international shipping as well as free domestic shipping. Many of the below are available for international shipping but if you want to see a full list of which brands cannot be sent, you will find that here. Continue Reading

This was probably the gift guide I was most looking forward to doing. Buying makeup is easily one of my most favourite past times. The swatching of pretty colours, opening funky packaging and the rewarding feeling of carrying a little bag of goodness out of the store. Wow, I just realised how much of an addict I really am.

You may not being buying something for someone quite as addicted as I am, but these 5 gifts are perfect for a special person in your life no matter how big or small your budget. Continue Reading

This wrap-up has been a long time coming but I wanted to make sure I could find most, if not all, the images from New York Fashion Week before I made my judgement. Well, weeks later, I think I am ready. Here are my favourites from the very recent New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011-2012 shows.

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All the pretty faces ….

Lancôme for Chris Benz

Yellow eyeshadow is not something you can just throw on. The colour, the intensity and the pairing with other colours can make the look a complete failure, or a smashing success. Lancôme lead makeup artist, Daniel Martin, did a top job with this sunshine lid and full lip.

Official Description: The makeup muse for Chris Benz’s Spring 2012 collection was Candy Darling, a 1960’s nightclub fixture who was part of Andy Warhol’s clique. With Candy and Chris’ bright colors as inspiration, lead makeup artist Daniel Martin wanted to create fresh, clean skin with a pop of color on the eyes and lips. Daniel used shades of sea foam and mint green on the eyes and then applied black gel liner for definition. For thick jet-black lashes, he applied “tons of mascara.” A wash of tangerine blush was applied high on the cheekbones and Lancôme’s new Rouge in Love lipstick gave the models a bright pouty lip.

Products Used

  • Teint Miracle Foundation
  • Blush Subtil Rose in Rose Coral
  • Ombre Absolue Palette in C10
  • Liner Definition in Black
  • Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara in Black
  • Rouge in Love Lipstick in Sequence of Love

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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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