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“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” – Rumi
I read this quote last night and for me, it translated into: everything that happens was meant to happen and you’ll be a better person because of it. Even when it hurts. And even though we may not understand the rationale behind certain life events.
I know the holidays can be tough for a lot of people for a lot of reasons but no matter what’s bringing you down this season, stay hopeful. Things always get better….if you let them. Fight for your happiness, keep your dreams alive and just keep going.
Lots of love,
I was happily living my life with my Benefit They’re Real Mascara until… I unexpectedly ran out and $23 dollars seemed like too much to spend in the midst of Christmas shopping. So off to the drugstore I went, ready to try something new.
Deciding on Maybelline’s Falsies Volume Express mascara was the best decision I could have made. It delivers what it promises! Well, close enough to what it promises. Lol You’re lashes won’t look exactly like fake lashes but you’ll love the added length and volume. I’m truly surprised that this $6 dollar Mascara is holding up so well against its more expensive counterparts.
I completely recommend this mascara! And it’s a fab and affordable stocking stuffer!
Come July 1st I want to be 100% bikini ready and I became even more inspired today after seeing & reading about these AMAZING women and their: Body Transformations
Check out their stories and let me know your thoughts!
Lipstick: Rimmel London Lasting Finish #111| Earrings: Option 1 or Option 2| Leopard Scarf: Style&co. Wrap
I love how easy this look is to recreate. Once you’ve got your hair in a high bun, all you need is a pair long earrings, red lipstick, a touch of leopard, and black eyeliner (optional). I wore this look to work so I passed on the winged liner and only subtly lined my eyes.
Try it out & let me know what you think!
With the premiere of the new Hunger Games movie and her headline making pixie cut, everyone seems to be talking about Jennifer Lawrence.
Along with her latest hairstyle she is switching up her outfit choices and makeup. I love the dark lips she had for the Paris premiere of catching fire. So bold and sophisticated yet you can also wear them with a casual everyday outfit. And did I mention that you can recreate the look for only $10?!
Rimmel London 124 Bordeaux $5| Sephora Nano Lip Liner 15 Royal Rose $5
No, it doesn’t snow here in southern Cali but it does cool off a little for the late fall/winter. The tricky part for me has always been trying to look cute under layers of fabric. Lol.
For this link-up I asked a few bloggers to show me how they’d style a chilly date night outfit. Click their image to check out their outfit photos! They did an awesome job.
Also, let me know if you want to participate in next week’s link up! The challenge will be to create a look that’s bold & daring!
Joi from CuriousJoi
Lauren from LA Loves
Jacki from Lovely J and L
Lesli from Lovely J and L
If you’ve been following LoveNiki for awhile, you know how much I love Selena Gomez. And after her attending her concert last week (thanks to the best bf ever!), I realized that we believe in and stand for a lot of the same things. I can only imagine the pressure she is under to be skinnier, sexier, and cooler but she doesn’t seem to care. She embraces who she is and encourages others to do the same.
I spotted her geek crop top on her instagram and thought she looked effortlessly cool in it. So I looked around for one but I also realized that it’s actually getting a little chilly around here so maybe a warmer option would be a good idea. Lol.
Not only was I able to find a cute geek sweater from Kiki La’Rue (find it here) I also learned what Kiki La’Rue stands for. They are a company who believe in embracing who you are. If you check out their instagram @ShopKikiLaRue you’ll see how they offer pieces for many different shapes & sizes and that their models are real women who are both diverse and beautiful.
Let me know what you think of this geek chic sweater! And I’m always looking for looks to recreate so feel free to leave links to images in the comment section!
You can also email me directly at Niki@LoveNiki.com :)
I love Rachel Bilson a.k.a. Zoe Hart! After this week’s style thief, I knew I had to share more of her awesome looks with you. I’m positive I’ll be recreating more of her outfits on the blog in the future AND….she has inspired me to take lighten my locks with ombre highlights! I’ll post my mini hair makeover next week!
If I had a giant bank account, recreating looks would be a cake walk. But this is real life and you’ve got to work with what you’ve got!
To create this look on yourself focus more on the outfit as a whole rather than the details. You’ll need: a striped shirt, a (fedora) hat, coat/jacket/blazer, and jeans. The items don’t have to be identical just similar. And you can switch up the footwear to whatever you like. Add a heel, cute flats, or even your fav pair of boots.
And if you have a little extra cash this pay check you can always purchase the things you need :)
$19.99 Bowery supersoft striped V-neck T from The Gap
$34.80 Laid Back Blazer from Forever 21
$38 Fedora from Nordstrom
$36.80 Faux Suede Booties from Forever 21
It’s already mid-November! Ready or not, it’s just about time to knock out your Christmas shopping.
The comic book inspired tank above would be a great gift for your bestie, sister …or yourself! Lol. It’s from my new little shop & there are only 2 left! And to help save you some of your hard earned moolah, I’m offering an exclusive deal to my blog readers. $2 shipping!
Leave me a comment and I’ll give you the discount code! You can also take a look around the shop by clicking here: LOVENIKI SHOP
Below are a few ways celebrities wore their own comic book superhero shirts. Happy Shopping!