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Natural Instinct Hand & Nail Cream

A good hand & nail cream is paramount to youthful hands and healthy nails. Everyday our hands are exposed to damaging environmental factors and they become dehydrated through hand washing. I apply hand cream at every opportunity to make sure my skin never gets thirsty, which in turn keeps them looking young and plump. But would I get the same results from an all natural, plant-based hand & nail cream? I put Australian brand, Natural Instinct, to the test.  Continue Reading

Burt's Bees The Classics Collection

This post is sponsored by Burt’s Bees

Choosing beauty products that work for you are an important part of taking care of yourself, but it isn’t the only aspect you should consider. Up until my mid-twenties the only thing I cared about was using products that showed results with immediate use. I didn’t care about the brand, the morals or policies they had in place, how it effected the environment or people. As I’ve matured I’ve learnt that being wise about your purchases means you don’t have to compromise on what’s important to you. You can have great products, that work, and that align with your own values.

Natural ingredients are becoming increasingly important to me but it’s something that Burt’s Bees mastered almost 30 years ago. The globally-renowned brand uses nature to create skincare that works, processing them in the simplest way to deliver maximum results. You can actually spell and pronounce their ingredients, a rarity in most beauty products today.

The certified cruelty-free brand offers products that have lasted the test of time. There are 6 perfect, shining examples of the quality you find in Burt’s Bees. PLUS, you can enter their competition to win one of their award winning classic products. First, get to know them all but be warned, once you try them I assure you it will be the start of a budding romance with Burt and his bees. Continue Reading

People For Plants rosehip, ginkgo, shea DAY CREAM

Organic skincare is nothing new but would you believe that most of the brands that claim their product is 100% organic are actually telling a few fibs? The fact is that there are so many organisations offering organic certification but none of them have the exact same standards. The People for Plant range is certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO), Australia’s largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce, responsible for certifying more than 70% of the Australian organic industry. They’re one of the strictest but that is exactly what PFP co-founders wanted. It’s also the reason you won’t see “100% organic” smacked on their packaging. Each PFP product lists the actual percentage of certified organic ingredients – like this day cream at 91.8%.

Anna Addicoat and Andrew Brown founded the brand with their good friend Jamie Durie (yes, THAT Jamie Durie) and as you would expect from Jamie’s love of plants, they only wanted to use the best in their product range. I’ve been learning a lot about this range since it launched in June 2013 and that is why I’ve chosen their Day Cream as the first review. Is it amazing or complete hogwash? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

BioElixia BodyShaper Cellulite Contour Cream

While testing the Dermaroller Beauty Mouse I needed a cellulite skincare product to accompany the trial. I chose BioElixia’s BodyShaper Cellulite Contour Crème because it’s been rising to somewhat of a cult status since launching. I love supporting local ingenuity so I was pleased to find BioElixia is an Australian owned and made company. However, results were the key point of this trial and as summer forced me to bare more skin than I would usually I was hoping this product would blow me away. Well, my cellulite anyway.

To test the product I applied the creme twice daily to both my legs, as per the instructions, and on the right leg I teamed it with the Beauty Mouse on average every second day for 30 days. Would the creme be effective all on its own? My review reveals all. Continue Reading

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

Dark under eye circles have crept back into my life recently as I have put in extra hours and late nights preparing this website for some new amazing features. They aren’t as bad as they used to be but having banished them with this DMK treatment I’m upset I have any at all. That means it was time to bring in the targeted eye treatments for dark circles. Clinique’s Even Better Eyes range has won countless awards but how does the Dark Circle Corrector stack up against my pigmented bags?

In this review I reveal if the product reduced the appearance of my under eye dark circles and if it was a product pleasant to use.

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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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