My May Favourites xo

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Hey Lovelies, Hope you are all having a fab week.  I have put together some of my favourite items at the moment.  Firstly I purchased these cute little moccasin pumps in Dorothy Perkins yesterday I just think they are adorable and practical for everyday wear, the original pricetag read £23 but when I went to the cash desk the lady said that will be £18 please, I love that feeling of saving money when you get to the till haha. I walked out the shop with a grin on my face.

As you would have seen on my previous post I have been wearing this stunning mink coloured Fedora Hat about 3 times since I purchased it around a week ago! I get comments every time I wear it! and if you are lucky you might find it at ASOS it is River island and was in the sale for £13 when I purchased it.

I am a huge River Island fan and as you may have guessed that’s where this Tiger Top is from! I have been wearing this a lot lately its perfect with wet look leggings as well as tucked into jeans or shorts! and teamed with a blazer.

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I ran out of concealer the other day and thought I would try Rimmels wake me up concealer, it did not disappoint I love how easy it is to apply, it is pretty light coverage and works wonders for under your eyes and small blemishes, its not at all “cakey” and blends in really well.

I would not be without my Benefits “They’re real” mascara the pricetag is £25 so more than some brands but it is really worth the money! I ususally only have to put on one or two coats and my eyelashes look huge!

Last but not least I really wanted to write about my love of “coconut water” I have drunk water from a coconut on a beach in Dubai but this time it was in a bottle in the restaurant “Eat” I have to confess I don’t like to drink water from a tap or bottled water much, weird I know I prefer juices and something that has taste to it! and Unoco coconut water is certainly impressive! it tasted clean and subtle. Perfect for post-workout rehydration because coconut water contains essential electrolytes like potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium. If you are into “healthy eating” and want to eat more clean, I would really recommend trying coconut water.
Unoco is slightly different from coconut waters, made using wild jellynut coconut – a young, green coconut from the Philippines – and unlike other variants on the market is unheated. I will definitely be drinking more of the coconut goodness! and I want to try other brands now as well.

Have you tried coconut water before?

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Lots of love

Nikki xo

I Heart Camden <3

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I had such an amazing bank holiday weekend, hope you did too? with the sun shining my friends and I decided to spend the day in Camden Town 🙂 this is one of my favourite places in London in the summer.  quirky shops and stalls, piercing and tattoo shops (I got one done here a year ago) the lock/canal where you can sit in a buzzing atmosphere with a glass of wine and watch the world go by! and not forgetting the food markets where you can purchase food from all around the world and walk into the stables markets where they sell everything! most of the time I haggle the prices down as I did yesterday haha!

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We went straight down to the lock and ate Japanese food and drank wine!
I chose my outfit for the day something chic but quirky was the look I was going for,
my hat is Riverisland via asos
my sunglasses are newlook for
Kimono is riverisland (last year)
smart joggers – Riverisland

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One thing you have to do if you go to Camden is smoke some shisha ❤
you can sit back in one of the Moroccan cafes in the heart of the stables and relax on the sofas and enjoy some shisha with a beverage, my personal preference is strawberry flavour shisha with a pot of mint tea! yum!
We sat there for just under an hour watching a man opposite make a pizza, punk rockers walking by & Arabic music in the background with with the sun beaming down! I definitely felt as though I was on holiday .
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Nikki xo

Sex & The City Afternoon Tea

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If like me your a Sex & The city Fan you will LOVE the SATC themed afternoon Tea in London (booking details to follow) I cant even tell you how many times I have watched the SATC boxset, I felt like I could always relate to Carrie Bradshaw her passion for fashion, her quirky outfits. I loved how the girls would meet up for cosmopolitans and chat about their life and men troubles.

So I was super excited to be going for a friends birthday. The traditional afternoon tea food of scones and finger sandwhiches was replaced by everything SATC , astrami on rye, New York bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese (Simply Dreamy- Promise!), mini burgers (named after Jack Berger one of Carrie’s boyfriends) and mini New York hot dogs with mustard. It was all such fun, We were given a cocktail and a pot of tea of our choice each! all my friends went for the “flirtini” but me being me I ordered the “espresso martini” recommended by our waiter and it did not disappoint, its coffee and alcohol great combo.

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Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out (I wish) I opted to wear a red lace dress (Riverisland) with leopard print heels (primark).

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*cheers* Our cocktails – All the girls had a Flirtini mines the Espresso Martini.
The deserts was just to die for! again SATC themed. A stiletto shoe cookie (for carries love of shoes) A Cosmopolitan flavoured Jelly (For Samantha) A mini cheese cake with lips (for Miranda) and a cupcake covered in edible diamonds (for sophisticated charlotte).

After finishing the deserts the waiter bought us more servings which was a fantastic touch, even if you cant eat it all they will put it in little boxes for you to take home. It truly was lovely girly day out.

SATC par-tea is at Hyatt Regency Hotel Churchill, London, price is around £37
Are you a SATC fan? Can you recommend any Afternoon Teas for me?

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Lots of love

Nikki xo

 

Welcome To The Nikki Diaries

Hey lovelies I decided to change my name from Blondeista to The Nikki Diaries as I didn’t want to have a blog name that I would maybe grow out of! And now I feel so happy with my new blog name 🙂 my blog will be posts of my own personal style, fashion that I love and some beauty but mainly my life and what I get up to and my ramblings so hope you can follow and enjoy xxx

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