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Sephora Australia Media Event Showcase

Writing that headline made me feel both sick and excited. Sick? What the? Well, if you have been following this blog for longer than a minute you will have probably seen me write about the ongoing rumors of Sephora’s plan to enter the Australian market. It’s spread like wildfire at least once per year for the last 5 years, but now in 2014 it’s no longer just a rumor. Sephora have released an official statement to confirm they will be opening a store in Sydney, Australia.

I would love to ramble on about the history behind past rumors and why I was so skeptical about sharing this news until a press release hit my inbox, but i’ve realised that will do no good. I could also talk about how Sephora earlier this year led Australian’s to believe they would be shipping to Australia from Sephora.com. Again, no point rehashing. However, now that the news officially broken that Sephora will indeed be opening a store in Australia I’d like us to take a quick bullet point look over what we do and don’t know … so far.  Continue Reading

BLACK FRIDAY

As promised, we have prepared the ultimate guide to the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle sales for Black Friday (29 November) and Cyber Monday (2 December). With most online stores now offering international shipping it’s an open market for global shoppers to take advantage of these discounts and offers. This is the time to shop whether you want something for yourself or to tick things off that massive christmas present list you are yet to commence.

Below you will find all the sales information, offers and coupon codes for the best online retailers in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle categories. I have also included some of my favourite picks from retailers along with the offers just to give you a little inspiration. Remember that all dates are according to the USA so factor in any time conversions to avoid missing out. Also, bookmark this page for easy reference while shopping and any updates to offers.

Now … prepare your credit cards because they are about to get a workout. Continue Reading

Spring Clean Makeup Bag

Spring is almost over for me but I still thought I should do a little spring clean of my makeup bag before I hit summer. I like to pick out a bunch of new products to keep in my makeup bag for an entire season, and occasionally change out one or two products when I am trialling. I don’t like to trial all new products at the same time because if I have a bad reaction to something I won’t be able to narrow down the perpetrator.

The contents of this makeup bag is the makeup products I used mostly throughout Autumn. These are my day-to-day products which I like to keep neutral or trans-seasonal so when I am in a rush I can throw it on and know I won’t look out of place. All my other makeup is within easy reach so if I feeling like something different I can grab an eyeshadow or lipstick to change it up.  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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