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Best New Beauty Products

I don’t want to admit it but … September is over. I know, it’s a shock considering it’s actually almost October but can you believe it? I swear it was only February last month but now we are rolling into the month of Pumpkin Spice lattes and Halloween-themed everything. Now that we’ve said goodbye to September let me show you which products launched that captured my attention.

Nearly 60 new products landed on my desk for their September launch and it was overwhelming just how good the competition between them were. The biggest competition was in the lips category …. so many new, shiny, pretty lippies! Which ones won me over? Let’s find out! Continue Reading

Celebrity Beauty

Celebrities are often thrust into a position of being publicly ridiculed for their looks but despite this some celebrities not only embrace it but actually turn it into a business. I think it’s genius if you can take your position of being a face for beauty and turn that into a business venture, and that’s what these 7 female celebrities have done. Interestingly it’s also worth noting just how many celebrities care about being cruelty-free. From makeup to sunless tanning, these smoking hot women know how to market their unique beauty to the masses.  Continue Reading

SunSense Lip Balm SPF 50+

We all know the damage sun can do to our skin. Not only can it burn us and leave immediate physical damage but it can prove damaging longterm by producing cancer cells, age spots and wrinkles. One area of our body that is not exempt from this damage, but most people seem to ignore, is our lips.

Protecting your lips from sun damage is just as important as any other part of your body. If you want to keep your lips shapley, plump and cancer free the best way to achieve this is with a Lip Balm that includes a high protection factor. SunSense is a trusted brand in Australia for keeping our skin sun safe. I bought their SPF 50+ lip balm this summer to see if it can do the job for my pout. My review reveals if you can trust it too and if it’s pleasant to use:  Continue Reading

Bhave Hydrator

Have you done a bit of damage to your hair this season? Whether it is the bitter cold up in the northern hemisphere or the scorching heat in the southern, lack of moisture is a year round drama for our hair. Without moisture our hair becomes tired, faded and reminiscent of steel wool. With the hope of avoiding this, I wanted to find a product that was good for my hair without any nasty chemicals. Bhave is one Australian haircare brand offering essential hair products without the parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride so I gave their Hydrator range a try. Here is my review of their shampoo and conditioner.  Continue Reading

Best new beauty products Dec 2013

As 2013 comes to a close we are squeezing in one last month of new beauty launches that gained our interest. December is often a slow month for new launches as the focus turns to holiday gifting and repromoting of earlier releases, and this year was no different. Nevertheless, there were still a number of standout beauty products that got me salivating this month.

Take a look at our top new beauty buys and let us know what took your fancy this month. 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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