Friday, 30 December 2011

Belated Merry Christmas

Hi All!!

I am almost a weeek late with this post but better late then never I guess? I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas this year and are enjoying the holidays whilst we still have some more of it left! Christmas 2011 has been amazing for me, it could not have gone any better! Not only did I get to be merry, have fun, relax and eat until I thought I would burst but I have been very VERY spoilt! Trust me, there is a video post on it's way next week to show and tell of all the goodies I received this year so watch out for that.

I am still without a camera so you will have to stick with me until I find the lead for my old digital camera or until I purchase a new one. For now here is what I wore on Christmas Eve....


Dress: Primark
Belt: Primark


I didn't wear the antlers all night I might add but hey when it's Christmas who cares! Unfortunately my family received some sad news Christmas morning of the sad passing of my great aunt in Jamaica. Understandably the family were quite upset, especially my grandad who was her sibling. My family is strong so we will be fine!

So again, sorry for the lack of posting, i'm having a bit of a break enjoying being lazy in the holiday season but I will be back in full force in the new year!

Have an amazing New Years whatever you decide to do.

Doma-Nikki...x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Outfit of the Night: Richard's Birthday Night Out

Hi All!!

Last weekend was Richard's birthday night out and I managed to get a quick shot of my outfit before we went out. I would have had a fair few photos of the night for you had I have had my camera but never mind...






Apologies for the poor quality
Blazer: Asos
Blouse: Jane Norman
Tie: Headscarf
Skirt: H&M
Heels: Republic



I promise this will be the last time you will see this combination for a while, I don't want to over do the look hehe :)

Doma-Nikki....x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Outfit of the Night: Works Christmas Party

Hi All!!

Last weekend was my works christmas party at The Radisson Hotel. This year I decided to recycle an outfit that you have seen me in previously and is one of the first recycled outfits to appear on my blog. Unlike the dress I wore last year which I have never worn again since. Yes ladies and gentlemen; I wore my bridesmaid dress to another major event...




Dress: House of Fraser

A close up of the bead detail...


I also had my nails done to go with my dress...

Ring: Gift from Hawai
Bracelet: Spoiltbaby



I got a few compliments on this dress which is always nice to hear.
What did you wear to your works Christmas party?

Doma-Nikki...x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas Countdown and Giveaway Winner

Hi All!!

We are officially on the last week leading up to Christmas and I am so excited for the countdown; I thought I would post some pics of last week...



Christmas 'ginger bread man' Cupcake


Birminghams German Markey


My Christmas Tree

Not very good quality as you all know my camera has broken



And now it is time for me to announce the Christmas giveaway winner who is...



Congratulations, I will email you shortly and your giveaway will be posted after Christmas! Thank you everyone who entered unfortunately there could only be one winner but I will be sure to do another giveaway in the New Year.


Doma-Nikki...x

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas Dresses on a Budget

Hi All!!

Firstly the Christmas competition is now officially closed! Any entries made from now will not be counted! For those who have already entered a winner will be announced this Sunday so Good Luck everyone!

Secondly, my digital camera has decided to die on me this week and I am gutted to say the least! Right before Christmas too, so I can't take hundreds of photos like I planned! But for now I will have to revert back to my old Canon camera which I have to say I am not a big fan of and also use my phone camera for the moment. So please bare with me if any photos are of not very clear etc!

Now... If you still have a Christmas party to go to and are still looking for that party dress that stands out to you but on a tight budget I thought I would do a post on this Seasons dresses I have taken a fancy to. All dresses are from www.missguided.co.uk and £50 or less...



I love the colour of this dress
and can imagine it teamed with a sparkly skinny waist belt

£17.99



Red and sequins are my guilty pleasure

£24.99



Skater dresses are in at the moment and this has to be one of my favourites

£24.99



I do prefer the long version but a statement dress nonetheless

£33.99



I haven't purchased from this website since I bought my dress for Richard's graduation party but I would buy from there again and there are some fab Jeffrey Campbell inspired boots that I think I need to purchase asap!!


What will you be wearing this Christmas?



Doma-Nikki...x

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas at Bicester Village (UK)


Hi All!!



I wanted to do a post about Bicester Village which is situated in Oxfordshire and for those of you who don't know much about this place please read on. I have been to Bicester but not for a few years now, but I would highly recommend going there for a great shopping experience and what would be better then going to a vintage shopping outlet then in the Festive Season?



   



As written on the website: Bicester Village is one of the Collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages, operated by Value Retail. Founded in 1992, Value Retail has established itself as the only company dedicated to creating and operating luxury outlet shopping villages. Home to some 900 outlet boutiques of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands, the Collection offers an unrivalled luxury outlet shopping experience for discerning shoppers in Europe. So for festive cheer guaranteed to warm the cockles of the most wintery heart, look no further than Bicester Village this December.



As well as their wonderful Christmas lights, late-night shopping on Thursdays over the entire period, and the usual exceptional in-store offers across the many boutiques, weary Christmas shoppers will find a welcome respite from their gift lists at the Christmas Tree House. This cosy festal haven sounds fab as they serve mulled wine, mince pies and the like for visitors needing a little something to restore their seasonal spirit, before hitting the stores once more. Also the lovely people over at Bicester want to give away a Santa’s sack-load of gifts just waiting to be won in the Festive Secrets competition online. Prizes range from weekends away, to stunning pieces from favorite brands, and Village Gift Cards.





I have already had a go at the competition which is really easy, if you have a browse of the website and come across a Bronze, Silver or Gold Reindeer you will be prompted to enter your details to be in with a chance of winning one of the great gifts. Alternatively if you 'like' the Facebook page, you can enter the £100 gift card and Warwick Castle tickets prize draw.



Bicester Village Festive Secrets really seems seems like a fun way to do some Christmas shopping with stores such as Dior, Agent Provocateur, Jimmy Choo and many many more!! I love entering competitions, don't you? Will you be taking part in the online competitions like me? Anyone been to Bicester Village recently or planning on making a trip there soon?



Doma-Nikki...x



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Christmas Giveaway Ends Tomorrow

Hi All!!

Just a reminder that my giveaway competition ends tomorrow everyone!!





So if you want to be in with a chance of winning these items then click here for some more information!

Winner will be announced this weekend!

Doma-Nikki...x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Outfit Inspiration

Hi All!!

Here's another outfit inspiration post for you, I thought this would be a lovely outfit for a trip to the cinema or if you are off to Nandos on date night. Thought I would also incorporate the couple of warm items for the cold weather...




Jumper: Topshop
Leggings: chiarafashion.co.uk
Boots: Dorthy Perkins
Bag: River Island
Scarf: Forever 21



I do think it would be less striking if the jumper was longer sort of 3/4 length? Not everyone is a fan of leopard print leggings so for those who find them quite daring a longer jumper would suit this outfit. I do like the mixture of colours.

What do you think?

Doma-Nikki...x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Presents on a Budget

Hi All!!

I thought I would do a post for those who might be on a bit of a budget this Christmas when it comes to their present shopping. I love to get fab gifts at cheap prices, it always helps when you know you have bought a lovely gift for someone and helped yourself at the same time by saving money.

Take a look at these items I came across for £50 or less...





Boots
At the moment the website has 1/2 price on selected fragrances you might just find someones fav fragrance to purchase on the cheap


For Him
Paul Smith Extreme £16.09


For Her
Guess i'm yours
£9.99

River Island
A fair few people like a bit of extra fashion to add to their wardrobe this time of year. You might spot some cool items


For Him
Kayne West Tshirt £20


For Her
Red Belted Cardigan £38


www.thewatchhut.co.uk
Every now and then someone fancies a new time piece to adorn their wrist


For Him
Adidas £37


For Her
Adidas £37


www.aquarterof.co.uk
Why not treat your buddy to a big hamper full of treats?


For Him
1980's Decade Box £38.57


For Her
Chocolate Feast Box £34.42






I hope some of these items are inspirational for some of you and help you out! Good Luck!!

Doma-Nikki...x

Monday, 5 December 2011

Review: Feather Punks

Hi All!!





Product:
'Feather Punks' Feather Extension

It's Purpose:
Handmade feather extensions that are clipped into your hair for decoration. This is what the website reads...

Each hair feather ranges from 2" to 14" in length and commonly come from the rooster all feathers are real unless stated otherwise.

The hair feathers can be treated similar to your own hair and can washed, dried, straightened and curled (on a low heat)

They are attached with a silicone lined micro bead which does no damage to your hair and can last up to 4 months if looked after correctly and maintained on a regular basis (every 4-6 weeks).

The feather itself can be refitted time and time again dependant on its condition, if the feathers fall out for any reason keep them flat and come back and we'll refit them for a reduced price :)

Hair feathers are suitable for all sizes of PUNKS, adults, Kids and Dogs !

Please contact us to find out what colours and styles we currently have in stock as they vary due to seasons.(Grizzy feather is colour/black stripe)

Hair feathers are also available in clip ins and can be custom made.


My Opinion:
Having been sent this to review I was very eager to let you all know about this product. You may have noticed I am a big fan of things in my hair such as headbands and flowers. I have also worn a feather headband also and I was really interested in this product as I have seen them around.

I wore it to the Clothes Show Live and actually got a couple of people tell me they thought it was pretty and really went well with my outfit. I requested the colour theme which is an available option. The clip itself is very easy to use and really small, if you wear clip in extensions you will be familiar with the style of clips used. Not only do Feather Punks sell these feathers but they also do punk strands which is like having strands of tinsel in your hair. Great items to spice up your hair and def thumbs up!!



What do you think?

Doma-Nikki...x

Outfit of the Day: Clothes Show Live Attire

Hi All!!

I went to the Clothes Show Live yesterday with my girlies Stef and Heidi and we enjoyed it so much! Considering I wasn't planing to go this year I had such a brilliant time.

For those of you who don't know much about it The Clothes Show is an annual event that takes place in Birmingham where thousands and thousands of people go to show at the NEC. The event always has a magical catwalk show with models and dancers - this year The Risk and Kimberley Wyatt (Pussycat Dolls) performed there too.

I shopped until I dropped and I wanted to show you what I wore...





Leggings: H&M
Over the Knee Boots: Forever 21


Blazer: ASOS
Shirt: Jane Norman
Bow tie: Headscarf worn as tie

I also wore a feather in my hair from Feather Punks which I have been sent to review so check my next post about that...


I decided to go with the classic winged eye, false lashes and red lipstick for my make-up....



My nails were matted black from Avon.....



Here is what Heidi (The Rockettes) and Stef wore.....

Trousers: New Look


Jumper: Vintage




What do you think? Did you go to the clothes show, if so what did you wear?

Doma-Nikki...x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

My blog has reached 400 followers!!!

Hi All!!

It is official my blog has now reached 400 followers

I am so so so so happy about this and how exciting that I have reached another milestone with my blog. I have to thank you all my readers for following, reading and commenting, without an audience this wouldn't have happened! 2011 has been a great year and I have posted way more this year then ever before.



I hope you will continue to enjoy my blog! Thank You ♥

Doma-Nikki...x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Outfit of the Day: Wooly Hat

Hi All!!

This is the wooly hat I will be rocking for the majority of Winter! Last year I wore my red beret quite a lot and now this year I decided to go for a cream one. I am in search for a leopard print one too, what do you think?



Hat: Primark



I love this top too, I always seem to wear a fair bit of baggy clothes in the winter. Is that just me or do you do the same?


Top: Topshop



Only a quick one tonight! Sorry the photo quality is a bit naf and blurry!!




Doma-Nikki...x

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

My Christmas Giveaway **NOW CLOSED***

Hi All!!

I am finally posting about my Christmas giveaway which I have been dying to share with you all for a couple of weeks now. This is something I really wanted to do as the year is coming to an end and it's another year that my blog has grown in so many ways. I have gained so many more followers, reviewed some great products and just generally grown as a blogger as I post a lot more often then I used to. I thought this would be a nice way to give back, although I am aware only one of you will be winning these goodies.

So here are the items I am giving away....





The Giveaway
Burts Bees Tin
2x Lush Bath Bombs





Take a closer look at the items....

Day Cream, Night Cream, Body Cream, Hand Salve


Cinders Bath Bomb
Lily Lush Pud Bath Bomb

How to enter:
♥ You must be a follower of my blog via blogspot/google friend connect
♥ For an extra entry you must be a follower of my Twitter account and tweet 'I have entered @Doma_Nikki christmas giveaway with Lush and Burts Bees goodies here http://live-laugh-love-fashion.blogspot.com/'
♥ You must comment under this post stating you would like to be entered into the competition
♥ For two entries simply make a quick post about the giveaway linking back to my blog




Competition cosing date: Wednesday 14th December 8pm (GMT
I will post anywhere free of charge!
The winner will be picked via names out of a hat
I will state who it is in a post and then we will go from there!!
(Any questions, don't hesitate to ask!)
Okay... good luck!!!




Doma-Nikki....x

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Photoshoot: Pin Up/Headshots

Hi All!!

As mentioned previously before I did a photoshoot with photographer Neal Shaw this weekend and here are a few shots from it...












I love working with Neal, he is so talented and fun to work with. We have previously worked together before so I knew I would gain some great images for my portfolio. You can see more of his work or more of my modelling here on my website. Other shots taken by him are with the, bridal, bowler hat and orange dress.


What do you think?

Doma-Nikki...x

Monday, 28 November 2011

Upcoming Posts

Hi All!!

I have a few posts that I want to share soon but haven't got round to posting them yet. I really hope I get a new laptop for Christmas, my home PC is so old and slow it really puts me off blogging and I only get access to my boyfriends PC everyonce in a while :(

Anyways I wanted to do a brief post of what will be featured here in the next few days, and it's also a great way to remind myself of what I need to be posting....

♥ Review: Feather Punks
♥ Images from my Pin Up/Headshoots Photoshoot
♥ Christmas Blog Giveaway
♥ Face of the Day/Outfit of the Day
♥ Top Tips: Christmas Presents on a Budget
♥ Christmas Shopping Inspiration

For now here's a photo of me whilst at my photoshoot, with a whole lot of hair and wearing one of my favourite lipsticks MAC 'Girl about Town' and my Aqua Couture dress...




Doma-Nikki...x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Nails: In the Nude

Hi All!!

Yesterday I changed my nail colour to a nude shade purely because I had a photoshoot booked and it wouldn't have been ideal to have those Christmas themed nails that I showed you all here. I prefer to have nails that stand out but it's aso nice to have something simple and calming every now and then....



Nails Inc: 'London'

As mentioned above my photoshoot yesterday was with the talented Neal Shaw and you can check out his work here. Here is a sneak preview of one of the outfits I wore....



Leotard: River Island
Hat: Funfancydress.com
Suspenders/Stockings: Birmingham Market
Lipstick: MAC 'Russian Red'



If you are following me on Twitter (@Doma_Nikki) then you will have already seen this photo and possibly one of the first shots of the shoot. I won't post it just yet as I am waiting to receive more images from the shoot so that I can do a full blog post! I am so excited to show you all though so watch this space!




Doma-Nikki...x

Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas Countdown

Hi All!

As it is 25/11/11 I want to do a post because on this date next month it will be CHRISTMAS DAY!!!! So it is officially 29 days until the big day (listen to me sounding like it's a wedding or some sort) and I am really excited now and wanted to share some images I found on good old Tumblr....



Christmas Decorations


Candy Canes


Twinkle Lights


Santa Costumes


Christmas Movies


Christmas Pressies and Goodies



I love these, really makes me feel excited for this season. If you think i'm overreacting slightly now then wait until it gets closer to 25th December!!!

I also mentioned on my Twitter account (@Doma_Nikki) earlier this week that I will be having a Christmas Giveaway so watch this space for that announcement and to see what prizes I will be giving away. I will tell you though that they will all be Burts Bees and Lush goodies :)

Doma-Nikki...x
Images sourced from tumblr