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AUTUMN 2014

Australia has a pretty spectacular summer and I for one am terribly sad to see it end. The only way you can get a smile on my face is if you win one of these awesome beauty prizes. Rewarding you beautiful people makes me happy so check out the amazing prizes we have on offer to keep you going through the season.

We have a massive prize pool valued at over $1,700. I can’t wait to see what you win!  Continue Reading

Alexami Hydrabotanique Collection

When you hear about organic, paraben-free, talc-free, eco-friendly, vegan skincare it’s automatically assumed that the products won’t do anything. Technology and science have come so far in the past few years that such thoughts are old-dated and there are many skincare ranges that are proving to be just as effective as the chemical laden ones. Hydrabotanique is one range that creators, Alexami, hope to prove how effective they can really be.

The 6 skincare products use active botanicals and minerals to do the job in place of where other companies use chemicals. The range is said to work as an ideal accompaniment to Alexami’s cosmetics but we put this range to the test to see if it would hold its own in the skincare stakes. Did it do wonders or was it a flop? The review reveals all.  Continue Reading

Summer 13-14 Giveaway

FINALLY. Summer has arrived in Australia and we couldn’t be more excited. The weather has been up and down for the past few weeks but now that we can officially call it summer there is a noticeable change in mood. It’s also party season and as we inch closer to the end of year festivities we are noticing our bank balance has less digits than it should. One way to remedy the depression that comes with the expensive holiday season is to win awesome prizes, so that is what we are going to do.

Up for grabs this month are 35 summer-perfect prizes.Will you be a lucky winner? See what is up for grabs and submit your entry for a chance to win some holiday happiness!  Continue Reading

Inglot Multi-Action Toners

Inglot is a brand I have minimal experience with but I know how popular it is with makeup artists and enthusiasts alike. Their eyeshadows are probably what they are most well known for, thanks to their Freedom System that allows users to customise their own eyeshadow palette. They are currently located in 420 doors in over 50 countries and are rapidly growing, with plans to open 25 more doors by the end of this year. Along with their growth comes news that Inglot will launch their very first skincare products.

Your makeup is only going to look as good as your skin underneath

This is the statement Hayden Tee, Inglot’s creative director, told WWD. You may have heard similar previously because it is something I often scream about. Skin is the canvas, and the paint (makeup) can only do so much.  Continue Reading

New Release Beauty Favourites March 2013

This month we welcome Easter, mostly to stuff ourselves with chocolate and hot cross buns, but not I. The one thing I look forward to most in March is seeing all the new Autumn beauty collections hitting shelves (or virtual shelves if you prefer online shopping like I do). Just over 55 products crossed my desk to launch in March and there are lots that impressed me. Let’s see which ones took my fancy. 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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