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August is nearly over but I couldn’t let the month fly by without sharing my favourite new release beauty products that went on sale. It was a big month for new releases, with over 75 new beauty products crossing my desk and for the first time in months I actually have favourites in all beauty categories!

This is going to be a big one so let’s just get straight into it ….  Continue Reading

Each month the beauty industry globally releases hundreds of new products, shades and collections. It can be really hard to stay on top of all the new pretty products that come out, even if you are the savviest shopper around. Starting now, I am going to attempt to make the process a little easier for everyone by posting my favourite new releases each month.

Think of this new series as a monthly hit list of items to keep an eye out for. As we are in the middle of March, it means a change of season and we see all the awesome new collections hit shelves. The first month of a new season is always the most exciting so without further delay, let’s get into the hottest products to hit shelves this March.

Hair

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I don’t get to celebrate the joy of Christmas, or any other gift giving holiday, so I don’t usually care much for gift guides or gifting ideas that come out at this time of year. However, I have come to the realisation that there are now people actually reading this blog (THANK-YOU SOOOO MUCH. I am finally no longer talking to open air), and those people may get to celebrate the fun that is the holiday silly season. For you, I am going to run a set of beauty gift guides. You may find a fragrance to treat yourself, or some skincare or cosmetics for the women in your life.

The first gift guide is all under $15. Did someone say Bargain Alert!

5 Beauty Bargains For Her Under $15

These gifts are perfect for stocking stuffers, office gift giving, Kris Kringle or Secret Santa scenarios and for anyone on a tight budget. Continue Reading

Sally Hansen have just been moving from strength to strength this year. After a hugely successful Salon Effects Halloween collection, they have just released the very exciting (and very limited) Christmas collection.

There are five new designs to bring you some festive cheer, although I think most of the designs are fun all year round. Are you ready to see them?

The Collection

 

Winter Funderland

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In the ever continuing story of my recent trip to the USA, I bring you yet another haul post. Most of these items were indeed last minute grabs with little thinking involved. Just how I like it!

CVS

Drugstore chain CVS are one of my favourite places to shop for beauty products. They sell everything and anything. In the case of this haul, it was 3am one Vegas morning and my jetlag was getting the better of me. God bless the 24hr drugstores I say. On the downside, CVS sells things online cheaper than in store, but I won’t complain because everything in store is still so much cheaper than Australia.

I spent 2 hours perusing the aisles of the nearest CVS and came out with these goodies …

Grand Total (including tax): US $66.92

Drugstores are fun

MAC Cosmetics

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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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