Posts in Shadow Insurance

Sephora Best Buys

If there were just one minority of people who knew how to expertly shop for beauty products it would have to be beauty bloggers. I’m heading to the USA soon and it’s been a long time since I stepped foot in my beloved beauty store, Sephora. By now I thought Sephora would be shipping to Australia but as we know, that isn’t happening. To assist me in preparing a shopping list I called on my fellow beauty bloggers from the Beauty Blog Coalition to tell me which one product they deemed an essential Sephora purchase.  Continue Reading

Best of Beauty 2012 - 12 Survival Beauty Products

I probably couldn’t count the amount of beauty products I acquired in 2012. To be honest, I tried but I lost count after 1650 (wow, I feel sick but also very pleased with myself). So picking my absolute favourite go-to products from the new acquisitions and my already hefty stash of products wasn’t the easiest task. But I did it. Today I am going to share with you the 12 products I couldn’t get enough of in 2012. Make sure you tell me yours in the comments!  Continue Reading

I have a wonderful guest post for you from the amazing Phyrra. Her tutorials are beyond amazing and I just know you will love this one. My biggest, thanks go out to Phyrra for giving this tutorial to us. Please visit her site to see more amazing tutorials!

Hi there! It’s Phyrra. Today I’ve got a tutorial for you with BftE Cosmetics. I used Livid, Dragonslayer and Ornamental for this Fall look.  Continue Reading

Last week I had a dinner with one of my gorgeous friends. Being the terrible anti-social type that I am I rarely get to see her so when we do catch up there is always a flood of conversation. This particular time we got onto one of my most loved topics, make-up but more specifically, how I go about applying it. Continue Reading

Beauty Admission #542: I have never used an eyeshadow primer when applying my own make up …… until New Years Eve. I had used a face primer for years so I really couldn’t understand why I would need and Eye Shadow primer as well. Wouldn’t that be doubling up? It seems the answer is no. 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

  • Beauty Glossary

    Parabens? Milia? What does it all mean? Check out the glossary

    Learn More

  • Shopping Directory

    Looking for retailers that ship your favorite brand to your country?

    Start Here