Posts in Speckled Nails

ulta3 Speckled Nail Polish Collection

Easter is fast approaching and before the week is out you will probably have caved-in to a Hot Cross Bun or chocolate egg …. or five. Dust yourself off because enjoying the holiday season isn’t about what you eat. There are lots of ways to join in the fun without going up a dress size. My easter special this year is all about guilt-free, fat-free easter treats. My delicious morsels are all beauty products, and they don’t discriminate against lactose-intolerance or veganism or any other dietary/lifestyle roadblocks.

NOTE: I do realise Easter isn’t meant to be a cheerful holiday but when you see these beauties you will see why happiness is on the cards.  Continue Reading

Illamasqua I'mPerfection Speckled Nail Polish

Illamasqua have just launched their brand new collection, I’mPerfection. The premise of this new collection is quite unique and of course that is typical Illamasqua. The “I’m Perfection” labelling can also be read as “ImPrerfection”, as the entire collection is about enhancing your flaws. Illamasqua believe that our flaws are what make us beautiful because without them we would all look the same. I don’t know if I completely agree with this line of thinking but when it comes to makeup I don’t really need a backstory to inspire me, and this collection is no different. When I look for interesting makeup I want colour and texture in variety … and Illamasqua do not disappoint with I’mPerfection.

Today I am showing you the limited edition nail polish from the I’mPerfection collection, all of which contain matte black particles in a variety of sizes to leave the nails with a “speckled” finish. The inspiration comes from the irregular markings found on bird eggs, most commonly duck eggs. I decided to show off the 5-piece collection with a wearable nail art design. Let’s see it!  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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