Monday, 25 August 2014

Outfit of the Night: Bank Holiday Fun

Hi Everyone!

How was your Bank Holiday weekend? I spent mine with friends drinking an awful lot of wine and cider - bad combination I know but luckily I haven't suffered majorly! I wanted to share one of the outfits I wore to the pub Friday night to celebrate a friends birthday...

Blazer - ASOS
Blouse - Primark
Jeggings - Asda
Heels - New Look
'Mulberry' look bag - Greece


I love love love wearing nude at the moment and mixed it up with splashes of red with my lipstick which is Collectionn 2000 and my blazer that I've owned for years.



My hairs a bit wild too - if you're curious to know the ins and outs of how I achieved this look then don't worry there will be a post coming in the near future dedicated to my hair.

What did you get up to this Bank Holiday?



Doma-Nikki.....x

Review: Collection 2000 Super Size Fat Lash Mascara

Hi All!!


Recently I have been trying out different mascara's to see if I can find a cheaper alternative - I am trying to do this with a fair bit of my make up selection. I have been quite successful with the blush/bronzer and I'm still pondering over if the cheaper alternative to my MAC Studio Fix foundation is better - check out the link and leave a comment if you know of a better dupe for this pretty please!

Anyway; I purchased the Collection 2000 Super Size Fat Lash mascara and here is my full review


It's Purpose
- The only magic wand you'll need for a fabulous lash look!
- Super volumising formula and brush.
- Creates bigger, bolder and super-sized lashes.

My Opinion
I spotted this mascara for only £2.99 in Boots the other week, after being attracted to the bright colour of the container I immediately checked out the brush size and length.

I have been so used to using lengthening mascaras with a much bulkier brush that using this quite thin brush was something I had to adapt to - but I guess some would say the results are in the technique too.

So here are some results after use...




As you can see it does give a reasonable length and also goes on really well. The brush is very comfortable to use but thinner then what I am used to using....





However for me the overall effect isn't 'super sizing' which disappointed me.I would say this mascara is for everyday use to add a bit of definition to my lashes. The only other downside of this mascara is that if you don't purchase the waterproof one you can be left with residue throughout the day once used on the lower lashes....



I have never experienced this with another mascara no matter how cheap it is and I was quite shocked that this happened more then once so now I don't risk wearing it on my lower lashes and I don't want people to think I've been randomly crying. So if you are going to buy this I would suggest getting the waterproof version just in case. I guess the search for my cheap dupe to lengthening mascara's is so still on.


Anyone else used this, what are your thoughts?



Doma-Nikki.....x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

How to: Three ways to wear your box braids in an up do

Hi Lovelies!

So hands up which of my readers love box braids? Oh good, me too!

When I have my hair in box braids, most of the time I have to admit I do have my hair styled up and out the way. Why? Because let's face it, it does get in the way. I wanted to share with you three ways I like to wear my box braids in an up do when I have my hair braided.


Big messy bun
This style is pretty simple to achieve; all you need to do is pull the braids through your hair bobble  but not all the way through and leave it handing loose, then tuck in any straggly ends underneath and voila!



To accessorize or not
A simple donut bun is neat and tidy but can be spruced up with a headscarf/bow, just make sure you pin away any escaping strands of braids that try  to mess up this look.



 Quirky Bun
If you fancy something different why not try half you hair up in a twist bun and the rest down.


Will you be trying any of these looks? If you need a tutorial video/step by step of any of them please leave a comment.


Doma-Nikki....x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Topic: Things that will never grace my wardrobe

Hi Wonderfuls!

I wanted to post something a little bit different today, instead of talking about items I admire or own I thought a quick post dedicated to the items in 'fashion' that I would never personally wear would mix it up a bit. There will always be items that come in and out of trend that some of us love and others dislike hate.... and here are mine!


Bum Bags/Fanny packs
Whatever you want to call them I don't care if they're convenient, I don't care if you stud them up, splash glitter on them etcetcetc in my opinion these should only be worn by grandad's!


Harem Pants
I can't pull these off and never considered trying to be honest, they make my thighs look huge. If I could pull them off like Princess Jasmine can then maybe I'd give them a shot however I really don't fancy resembling Aladdin so I steer clear.


Crocs
Do I really need to leave an explanation for why I wouldn't wear these? Really!



Real Fur
A controversial and sometimes hypocritical stances for those who do eat meat but I am against hunting animals as a sport and wearing their beautiful so you will NEVER see me wear real fur.




What would you never wear?

Doma-Nikki....x

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Health & Fitness: My Juice Plus Diet Journey

Hi Beauties!

So hands up; how many of you out there are struggling to loose the pounds? If your hands up then I was once there with you all and I was also of those who loves food a bit too much and hated working out; actually I still do love food and hate working out.

But I wanted to do a post based on my Juice Plus journey, for those of you who haven't heard of this brand of weight loss supplement then it is made of essential nutrients from fruit and vegetables. Not only that but it provides a fab variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, smoothie recipes and detox plans to help you on your journey. And as you can see it is working for me...



Here is my three months progression - and my journey hasn't ended there AT ALL. I have been working out twice a week for the first part of the dieting, recently I have relaxed a bit because I don't want to depend on this diet. I know all about crash diets but this is a way to completely change the way you eat and look at food.

I have my holiday in three weeks so I'm doing well to maintain the position I am currently in, I will start working out again and I am hoping the next time you see my in next to nothing on my blog I'll look hot in a bikini at the beach. So here's to the next three months of healthy eating!

Anyone else tried Juice Plus? Leave me some links so I can see your journey.

Doma-Nikki...x