Oh la la ombré

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before pic and after pic to show the difference and the effect ombré has compared to highlights x

Yesterday I finally took the plunge and went for ombré hair colour. Ombré is where your hair starts from one colour and gradually goes into another e.g from brown to blonde.

I’m lucky that I trust my hairdresser and we went for a chocolate brown on top gradually going lighter and lighter into a sun kissed blonde.

I closed my eyes the whole time my hairdresser cut and styled my hair because I wanted it to be a surprise. When I opened my eyes I instantly loved it. I couldn’t stop smiling how natural it looked.

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If anyone is in half minds whether to go for ombré I would say go for it. Ombré doesn’t have to be too drastic your colourist will talk you through the options and decide what is best for you.

The ombré effect looks amazing when curled however looks just as nice straight in my opinion.

After having highlights for 10 years having ombré is a nice change as my friend said when she saw my hair “iv spiced up my life” I am in love with my new colour!

Prices depend on salons however you should only need a root touch up. My colour on top is darker than my natural so I have booked in to have the root done in 6 weeks.

Love Nikki xx

Work Outfit x

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Hey Sweeties, as promised on my last post I wanted to share the outfit I bought for my “new job” I went out and treated myself to a few new essentials I had a budget and I stuck to it. I am going to Barcelona in under 2 weeks so I am trying to save my pennies.
First on my list was a new work handbag! I went straight to Primark and found this beauty of a bag for just £10, its got a zip with two compartments inside and on the outside a gold button you just twist which opens another pocket.
Next stop was Next…pun intended haha! seriously though I am loving some of Next’s work wear, as I made my way to the shoe section I was drawn to these smart but edgy flats for £28. I just love the cream on the foot with the black around the outside. I could have gone with a plain black pair but I can find them anywhere lol.

I was determined to find a dress for work as most of mine for previous jobs look a little worn! after walking in and out of shops and having no luck I went to my favourite shop, you guessed it River Island haha. I mooching around and I stumbled across this dress on a rail there were only 3 left lucky for me they had it in my size! it fit like a glove and felt so comfortable! its grey/white In colour and is perfect for both summer and winter. You can purchase the dress on Riverisland for £32 search under skater dresses.

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Here is my cringe worthy Dressing Room Selfie lol, I just wanted you to see how it looks on. To be honest I wont wear my new outfit on the first day because I want to be in something old and comfortable. I will wear this outfit a couple of days into my first week and obviously without the hat hehe.

I felt such a buzz shopping knowing I have a job I am generally excited to start 🙂 I just hope everything is what I think its going to be! I am prepared to work hard and have worked out all of my train times to ensure I get into the city on time 🙂 all of my family opened some champagne with me last night to toast to new beginnings! everything seems surreal!

I might be MIA for a couple of days, I am starting to draft my next blog post now in preparation to post mid week.  I just have to juggle full time work and blogging, but I am sure a lot of people do….

Do you have any tips for working full time and blogging?

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Lots of love

Nikki xo

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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Lots of love

Nikki xo