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Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation 7

Spring/Summer is on it’s way for us lovely Australian’s so it is time to shed your Winter hairstyle. I know you don’t want those long locks weighing you down in the summer breeze, and luckily I know a place who could make good use of that hair. Monday, 11 November 2013 is the beginning of National Donate Your Hair Week, the second annual event to be run as part of Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths campaign. I did the chop last year and you saw just how easy it was. It wasn’t just easy, it was an honour. My hair was handed to a very sick complete stranger and it couldn’t have made me happier. Does that sound like something you would like to be a part of?

Taking part in National Donate Your Hair Week is easy and it would make Zooey Deschanel very happy. Honestly. Here is what she had to say:

“Pantene is helping to provide confidence and beautiful real-hair wigs to women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment; you can’t put a price on that. I know Australia and New Zealand have received 5,000 ponytails so far which will make a huge difference to many women with cancer, and I hope we can surpass that number this year.”

You don’t want to let down the hottest star in Hollywood, do you?  Continue Reading

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Last September Pantene launched their Beautiful Lengths campaign in Australia and asked Australian women to donate their hair to those who are battling cancer. My mother has been fighting cancer for almost 5 years so I know first hand the pain and suffering women go through when dealing with the illness. I told you more about my story in my donation post but needless to say I was happy to chop my hair off. Today I am excited to share with you where my hair went after it left my head.

Over the course of just a few months, the Beautiful Lengths Australia campaign received over 4000 ponytails from kind Australians. All that hair, including mine, was sent to wig makers who had the tough job of sorting, cleaning, dying and creating wigs. The result so far has been 500 spectacular wigs that are being distributed to cancer patients through Look Good Feel Better, an amazing non for profit who runs beauty workshops for cancer patients.

Barney Martin made the big cut to my hair last September

Barney Martin made the big cut to my hair last September

Last week (June 18) I was invited to be one of three guests to present the very first wigs. Look Good Feel Better, in partnership with Pantene, held a special Beautiful Lengths workshop for women who are doing it tough with their cancer treatments. Women aged from their 20s to 70s, all at different stages in their treatment and fight against the disease taking over their lives, and all incredibly strong and beautiful. I couldn’t have been more honoured to be part of something. Continue Reading

The Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign is an amazing initiative to get woman to grow their hair long and strong, then donate to have it turned into a free wig for cancer patients. In the USA, Pantene USA have been running this campaign since 2006 in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. To date they have distributed over 24,000 free real-hair wigs through the American Cancer Society wig banks. Now the campaign has come to Australia and in conjunction with Look Good … Feel Better, Pantene Australia hope to break the record of free wigs created and distributed across Australia AND New Zealand.

Yesterday, I participated by cutting my hair off and donating my ponytail. Today I want to share with you why I did it, and my journey in video and pictures. Continue Reading

Today I had the opportunity to sit in on a Look Good Feel Better workshop. It is a Workshop program for Women undergoing treatment for Cancer. A group of volunteers, mostly made up of Beauty Therapists, Make-Up Artists and Staff from Cosmetic Companies, run a 3hr session going through the beauty basics to get you looking better when your feeling at your worst.

For me, I found the workshop 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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