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Beauty shopping haul from New York via The Plastic Diaries

Shopping in the USA will never get old for me. I will never bore of it, even if every single brand they sell there comes to Australia. I can’t put it in to words exactly what I like about shopping there but I can show you the fruits of my labour. It was only in May I got to share with you my first 2014 beauty haul from the USA but shock horror I got even more during my New York trip for Fashion Week.

I recorded this video while in New York so my shopping adventures hadn’t been completed just yet, but I have got my full haul pictured and listed after the video. Will you spot something you already love or want to try?  Continue Reading

USA 4th of July Sales and Promotions

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, AMERICA! Look at you, all grown up. You are a fine young country and i’m happy to celebrate the day you ditched Britain. Sure, I’m Australian but when you throw such great sales how could I not join in? Anyone else want to celebrate 4th of July with some shopping?

Follow me to the best beauty, fashion and lifestyle sales happening on the internet right now. Continue Reading

Best temporary hair color products

I’m loving my bright pink/purple/fuchsia/heck-knows hair but the one downside is that I can’t change the colour as frequently or easily as I would hope. If I were to do it all over again I would stick to blonde hair and use temporary colour products to give me the fix I need. In fact, that’s my advice to you. Don’t bother with permanent hair dye in bright colours …. temporary is the way to go.

I’ve collated the very best temporary hair colourants for you to try. You could even do it this weekend!  Continue Reading

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

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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