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Cyber Week Sales Offers Promo Coupon Codes 2016

It’s sale season, y’all!!! I hope you all have a great thanksgiving holiday but let’s get down to business, you want all the sales and promo codes to shop up a storm, right? Yep, I heard you. Let’s get straight into it. This is your ULTIMATE one-stop Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Guide for the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle offers. This list will be updated DAILY as new offers are announced.

Below you will find a list of both CURRENT and FUTURE offers. This means you will need to keep in mind each store’s country of origin in order to shop the sale at the right time. Majority of the listed websites are based in the USA so if you’re in Australia remember we are about 12hrs ahead of the USA. Offers included from Australian and UK sites as well. The list is sorted alphabetically by country of ORIGIN (but keep in mind that most of these stores offer international shipping!).

Bookmark this page and check it regularly so you don’t miss out on any awesome offers. If you know of an offer that isn’t listed here, please leave a comment with the details. Continue Reading

The BB cream phenomenon is only getting bigger, and as I promised last year, I thought I would share with you my ever growing collection of BB creams. My collection only contains western brands Biotherm, Aveeno Active Naturals, Garnier Skin Naturals and MAC Cosmetics, but my intention is to experience some real Asian BB creams as soon as I find some.

My BB Cream collection so far

What Is BB Creams?

Last year we were lucky enough to chat with Continue Reading

Watched TV lately? Picked up a magazine? Logged on to Twitter? If you have done at least one of those things you have probably been bombarded with beauty companies promoting their brand new and exciting ‘BB Cream’. Unless you read a million beauty blogs, or you are just some on-trend beauty freak, you probably know very little about what a ‘BB Cream’ is, right? I am with you. I know nothing!

Despite my lack of knowledge on the newest skincare craze, that hasn’t stopped me from being totally wrapped up in it. Let’s just say I have bought more BB Cream than I could possibly use in a lifetime. Each day I use it I fall more and more in love, so I thought it is time I get some answers. This is for my own learning as much as it is for you …. because after all, at The Plastic Diaries, we share journeys.

What Is BB Cream?

To help us out today, I turned to a rather unconventional expert. This lady is one of the most successful and leading beauty bloggers in Australia, and has fans all over the world. Voted amongst her peers as the ‘BB Cream’ connoisseur, and has used just about everyone ever made. She is Valerie Chan from Ponikuta.

Valerie Chan – BB Cream Aficionado

TPD: What is a BB cream or Beauty Balm? 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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