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Each year I run this annual survey so that I can make sure The Plastic Diaries and I are bringing you everything you want, like and need. Some of you may have participated in previous years but don’t skip this year because we have new questions and of course, a great new prize. I want you to tell me what you like and if you do that you may win a little cash injection just in time for Christmas and holiday expenses.  Continue Reading

Last year I introduced our annual survey so that I can make sure this blog and I are bringing you everything you want, like and need. Some of you may have participated more recently in the Beauty Blog Coalition survey which gave us amazing insight but The Plastic Diaries survey is specifically for this little corner of the internet you have stumbled upon. I want you to tell me what you like and if you do that you may win a beautiful prize from my friends at La Prairie AustraliaContinue Reading

Beauty Blog Coalition

The Beauty Blog Coalition is at it again. We want to give one lucky reader a $400 gift card (USD) just for being cool! Well, just for being cool and filling out our survey. It’s totally anonymous and is quick and easy to fill out. Think of all the beauty products you could buy with $400 if you win. Continue Reading

Over the past few weeks many of you lovely people have been having your say in our weekly polls. It has been amazing to hear your thoughts on all sorts of topics. To be honest, I have become even more intrigued to learn about you all. As much as I write this blog for me, to document my learnings and discoveries, I write it even more for all of you. Without you I would be just talking into blank open space …. or to my dogs who quite frankly were sick of hearing it in the first place.

To get to know you a little more, I have put together the first of The Plastic Diaries Annual Survey. It is a very simple questionnaire on what you like. While it is short and sweet, I do know that we all like a little incentive, am I right? To thank-you for taking 10 minutes out of your day (and 10 minutes would be an exaggeration. It should only take 2!), I have compiled my possibly best ever giveaway to date.

What You Can Win

In a complete draining of my bank account, I have decided to compile a prize pack of items I feel are ESSENTIALS. These are products I use, love and recommend. They are a mix of Aussie favourites, newly discovered loves AND hard to source items (some of which I shleped back from the US with me for this very competition). I am very excited to give this all to one lucky person.

The prize pack is valued at over $500, and I am going to reveal to you the prize pack contents in segments. To wet your whistle (what does that saying even mean?!?!), here are the first 8 products!

Urban Decay Naked Palette*

 

Face of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes

Bio-Oil

 

Napoleon Perdis DeVine Lipstick in Della (different colour to shown below)

Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens in Silver and Navy Blue


Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 – Hue No. 30G
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Kiehl's Lip Balm SPF 15 - Hue No. 30G ( Petrolatum Lip Protectant ) 15ml/0.5oz

Blixz Nail Foils 24 pack in Like A Leopard Pink & Gold

 

How to Win

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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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