Domanique's Diary

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Photoshoot: Directed by a 9 Year Old

Hi Lovelies!

Happy Belated Easter!!

I had a fabulous outfit on Easter Sunday that I wanted to share with you guys on the Gram however I obviously needed someone to take the photos. Luckily for me my cousin, Natasha offered to do just that and then her son, Archie wanted to get involved too.



So Archie pretty much directed this whole shoot from where to look and what to do with my bag. You will notice there are slight changes to the outfit too but all items and where you can get them will be listed for you.

 Now, no more chatting here are the results....






Coat - River Island
Dress - Ichi
Shoes - Topshop
Bag - Steve Madden





Shoes - CelebrityShoes4U
Belt - Dolce and Gabbana


I even got Archie to take a couple of photos which he loved! We almost had an accident of the camera being dropped but we were very quick haha!

I think both Archie and Natasha did a fabulous job and I might have to pay them next time haha! What did you think?



Doma-Nikki...x
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Monday, 26 March 2018

EyeWake Gel

Hey Lovelies!

I recently received this new eye gel from the team over at EyeWake to review and I wanted to share with you my thoughts with you.


I'm always happy to receive items to review, especially from brands I'd never heard of so when I was presented with this opportunity I definitely wanted to be one of the first people to experience the product. I read up a little bit on this collagen gel before I received it, and as you can see it arrive during our last dramatic snow fall.

I opted to test this product out as part of my evening routine, rather then in the morning. This is a personal preference of mine as I believe a lot of skincare products work best and have a better chance of 'working their magic' overnight on my skin.  It is also because there is no make up covering the gel and I myself want to see the affects of what I am using.

The product arrived very quickly, even during the delayed post with the snow, and I was happy to receive a a full size bottle as you never know if you will gain a tester size product for reviews.


The packaging is pretty simple and it has a great pump which gives around a pea sized amount. I've always been told in a lot of instances with skincare that a little goes a long way, and it is true with  EyeWake.

I found more then enough product is given with each pump and was surprised at how refreshing and cool the actual gel is at application. I noticed over a few days of use that my eyes looked brighter and feel awake!!

I don't know if this improves dark circles as I have yet to witness this improvement on my skin but I will say it immediately reduces puffy eyes.  I have suffered with extreme eye puffiness recently and I reached for my EyeWake to sort the problem and it really works!

Not only does it work, but it's cruelty free which is always great to know and the business donate 5% of profit to Women's Aid Charity!!

Have you tried EyeWake?




Doma-Nikki...x
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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Body Confidence

Hey Y'all!

Over the last year I've put some weight on... straight to the point no messing around with this post!

But it's very true I have and although it's not drastic amounts, it is noticeable for me. It's at least one stone and my clothes are tighter and therefore I am having to purchase bigger clothes. But I have to say I'm kind of past the whole 'oh my goodness, I really need to loose weight phase'.


I've accepted that I'm on the curvy side and for any photoshoots I would be classed as Plus size because I am Size 12, this doesn't bother me in the slightest however ten years ago it really would have.

But now I'm so past caring, why? Because ten years ago I was all about impressing other people. I cared more about what I looked like to them, part of this was in my early twenties I was in an emotionally abusive relationship.


My partner of the time would constantly make me aware if I put on the slightest but of weight on my stomach or thigh area. That I really needed to work out with him and watch what I was eating. However I'm sure if the weight went straight to my chest is would have been classed as a win?!!! Strange how people pick what they find attractive on you and how we find their thoughts more important then our own isn't it?

I was hard on myself in my early twenties just to please him and others and at the time I thought I was pleasing myself.


Now I am in now way claiming that people shouldn't work out or stay fit and healthy, that is not the point on this post. I don't have time right now to work out and have no real desire to do so either.

This is my body today - I have stretch marks, cellulite and a belly podge - but I love every inch of my body! Any 'improvements' by working out in my eyes are just a bonus....


I think I know how to dress well for my figure of today, I think that's a great way of showing body confidence. Not feeling like you can't wear certain things because of your weight, and if something is a bit tight fitting for me I will rock it, adapt it to compliment my own figure.


I could go into this much deeper, and maybe I will one day.
Tell me about your body confidence.





Doma-Nikki...x
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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

When life gives you lemons...

Hey Guys!

I added some new items our home decor recently and it's not your usually colour - I decided to go YELLOW!


Our bedroom was given a fresh lick of Magnolia paint last summer which means it's super easy for me to change the colour vibe. I realised I liked the idea of grey and white with hints or other shades such as dusty pink and now.. yellow!

And the great thing about it all is that adding items to the decor doesn't have to be expensive. I buy a lot of items from Primark and Supermarkets and the items are great quality. Like these item's I picked up from Primark...


I wanted some faux flower arrangements and commissioned two flower pots from my best friend over at RosPetalz I have another pot just like this but with pink flowers instead.



I think it's amazing when the odd colour here and there can make a room like different. I'll be sure to show you new colour themes when the time comes.



Anyone else change their room like this?



Doma-Nikki...x
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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Take care of your skin

Hey Y'all!

I was thinking the other day about my skincare routine and other peoples routine's and initially I thought theirs seems much more elaborate then mine. But then I had a look at my own and realised that actually, mines pretty much elaborate itself.




I know I've mentioned Arbonne a million times before but this literally is the only brand I use for my skincare. I might have great genes (not meaning to brag) but Arbonne has definitely contributed to how well my skin is doing.


I often get asked how do I look younger then I am, and I just tell people all over the above. I talk to them about Arbonne and pretty much point them in the direction of my Mom who sells it. I've converted avid CHRISTIAN DIOR users to Arbonne so I'm telling y'all, it really is fabulous.


Every day I use a mixture of the above products - this is my full skincare routine from shower to just before primer... my primer is Arbonne too - how did you know?

But if I haven't got time I'll definitely wash my face with the RE9 Facial cleanser and then use the RE9 Restorative day cream.....



Before I go to bed I always use my Eye make up remover, facial cleanser and the toner...


I also think treating your skin is a must, so give yourself a nice relaxing bath every now and then.




If I ever break out in spots, guaranteed it's because I'm stressed or not washing my makeup brushes often enough - hands up who is else is lazy in this department?

So that's my skincare routine - Do you have a holy grail skin care brand?





Doma-Nikki...x
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