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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Du North Leggings Review*

I love to wear leggings but I had never tried patterned leggings, so when Du North contacted me and asked if I wanted to review some I thought why not!! It seems ages since I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and tried something new!!

They are a Canadian company whose motto is 'Life's Too Short To Wear Boring Clothes'! Now this is a sentiment that I totally agree with and the older I get the more I find myself experimenting with fashion.








When the leggings arrived I must admit at first I was concerned they wouldn't fit as they looked on the smaller side. I tried them on to discover they were super stretchy and fitted me quite comfortably, and despite the stretch the pattern stays strong as the material is so thick. I must admit these are the softest leggings I have ever owned and once I put them on I kept stroking my legs!!! They will be ideal for colder winter days when standard leggings are too thin to keep you warm. 

The print is really colourful so I teamed them with my plain black t-shirt dress from New Look as it made them really pop. Du North were also kind enough to send me a scarf which if you know me you know I love a good scarf! This one is an infinity scarf so I wear it looped round and it has moustaches on it!!! It was a lovely surprise to receive the scarf as well. 

What can I say I think I may have been converted to patterned leggings!!

Outfit Details
Leggings Du North Designs*
Dress New Look
Trainers Converse
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Monday, 26 October 2015

Lavitta Rose Print Wrap Dress Review*

If you have been a long time reader of my blog you will know by now that I am a sucker for a pretty dress, so when the lovely people at Lavitta contacted me to see if I wanted to review something I of course headed straight to the dresses!

I will admit that they weren't a brand I was familiar with, but they sell clothing in sizes 12-24 and I would say it is aimed at the more mature market. I had a good mooch around and was instantly drawn to the Pink Rose Print Wrap Dress. I do love wrap dresses as they work well on my large bust and give a glimpse of cleavage but are still modest enough for work.





Since receiving this dress I have worn it to work with black tights and my brogues and the response once from my colleagues was fab, they loved it and I felt really comfortable all day. It is a good stretchy fabric and I find it skims rather than clings to me I could have tried a size smaller but I feel it may have been too clingy over my tummy so the 24 is perfect. There is loads of room for my bust and I don't need to pop a cami underneath for modesty as it closes across and hides my bra with just a hint of cleavage.

The length for me is also ideal (I'm 5' 4") and it sits below my knee so if you are a bit taller than me it won't be too short.

At £35 I think this dress is fantastic value it feels well made the print is beautiful and the fit is perfect.

Make sure you head over to Lavitta!

*Item gifted for review but all words and opinions are my own



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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Vlogtober Days 10-16

So Vlogtober is still going strong and I realised I hadn't shared some more of the posts so here is a round up of days 10-16!



Day 10 and I decide to do some baking and dye my hair!



Day 11 and we are off to my parents for Sunday Lunch!


Day 13 (day 12 didn't happen) and I have a new bra!


Day fifteen- warning this is a sad one as I talk about my miscarriage


Day 16 sees us explore Grand Central in Birmingham for the first time

Enjoy and thanks for watching!!!


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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Magic Accessories Necklace Review*

I always buy a poppy each year for Remembrance Day in fact I remember watching my Grandma put the poppies together when I was small, so I was thrilled when the lovely people at Magic Accessories asked if I would like to review something from their Poppy Range.

Not only are the pieces beautiful but for each one that is sold 10% will be donated to the Royal British Legion.


After looking through the range I decided to try the Poppy Necklace as I am quite the fan of bold statement pieces.

So here it is....







For me the chain is the perfect length (sometimes I find them too short) and I love the vibrant colours of the pendant and there are also earrings and a brooch in the range.

If would like to add something from the Poppy Range to your jewellery collection I have an exclusive discount code NIKKI25 which will give you 25% off this range until 15th November just apply the code at the checkout.



*This item was gifted to me for review but all opinions are my own

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Friday, 16 October 2015

The Curvee Awards








Have you heard of The Curvee Awards which has been organised by three fantastic bloggers, KattGeorgina and Kat. I woke up earlier this week to discover I had been nominated for an award for my YouTube Channel. To say I was shocked was an understatement!!! 
I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who nominated me as it makes all the hard work worthwhile. 

If you haven't already voted then please head over to Murder of Goths and cast your vote!!









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Monday, 12 October 2015

Vlogtober Days 8-11

So I am still trundling through Vlogtober and so far I have missed one Day (day 9) as I was just too tired- sorry!!!

Anyway here are days 8, 10 and 11!!!



Day eight and I'm looking through my make up stash!


Day 10 and we are off out early for Breakfast


Day 11 sees us going for Sunday lunch at my parents house!!


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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Vlogtober Days 4-7

So I am still trundling through Vlogtober and have now managed a week of daily vlogs!!!

The last few days have included a mixture of lakes, woods and even wheelie bins- who said my life was dull!!


Anyway if you want to catch up here are days 4-7



Day four and we are off to Earlswood lakes and woods.



Day five and much excitement in the house as our new wheelie bins have arrived!!



Day six and I am feeling a bit meh!!



Day seven sees me musing on life and what I have learnt over the last 40 years on this planet!


I hope you enjoy my ramblings again!!


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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Vlogtober Day 1-3

I have decided this month to take part in Vlogtober as I want to grow my YouTube channel alongside the blog.

I have set myself the challenge of completing Vlogtober and so far I have days 1-3 under my belt and I am still going!!

I don't have much of a plan I am just going to take each day as it comes and share bits from each day!!

I thought I would pop days 1-3 on here for anyone who hasn't yet watched them and wants to take a peek!!

If you haven't already I would love you to subscribe to my YT channel as I hope to do more vlogs, hauls etc over the coming months.

Don't worry I shall still be blogging as well!!!







I hope you enjoy them!!!



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Friday, 2 October 2015

Curve Fashion Festival OOTD

Hello and happy Friday I thought today I would share with you my OOTD from the Curve Fashion Festival, you can read about my day here.

I had planned to wear one of the dresses I already own but ended up panic buying a dress from New Look on the Friday after work! I decided I needed something comfortable to wear as I was travelling by train and I knew I would be on my feet a lot.




I spotted this t-shirt dress in New Look and loved it instantly I did size up as it is a shift style and I like a bit of room when I sit down. It is a lovely thick jersey and I felt really comfy all day. This is a slightly altered version of the outfit as on the day I wore tights and my New Balance trainers but it is warm today so I opted for leggings instead.


Taken at the Curve Fashion Festival 

It is unusual for me to wear black head to toe I normally like colourful outfits but I thought it made a change and I liked the sport luxe feel to it. I can see me getting loads of wear out of this over the coming months as it is thick enough to keep me warm through the colder months.

Outfit Details
Dress New Look
Leggings Aldi
Trainers Converse




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