Saturday, 5 March 2016

The Big Chop - Raising money for The Little Princess Trust

Wave goodbye to my luscious long locks for in a week they shall be no more! I have decided to chop all my hair off in aid of The Little Princess Trust. The Trust not only provide children with cancer with real hair wigs but also look toward identifying and supporting research projects that focus on finding kinder treatments for children with cancer.

You can find out more about the charity here:

Anyway, nobody needs as much hair as I have! If you too have #HairToSpare then I urge you to do the same. The more children we can help the better!

I would really appreciate any donation you may be able to give. Thank you all in advance and I look forward to sharing pictures of my new do with you!

Visit my Just Giving page to hear more about the reasons behind what I'm doing and to donate:

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Sunday, 10 January 2016


I have been meaning to showcase these pretty epic (even if I do say so myself) boots for a while now! I picked them up whilst in Dublin a few months ago. They're from designer Carolyn Donnelly's range 'The Edit' stocked in one of Ireland's most popular department stores called Dunnes Stores. I had no intention of buying anything while in Ireland especially not these ultra bulky boots as I was 'meant' to be travelling light and didn't take any luggage with me...but that all went of of the window when I saw these lonesome beauties on the shelf in the sale and in my size! I couldn't resist and ended up having to wear them to the airport with my trainers just about stuffed into my backpack! #Dedication.

They're real leather and SUPER comfy! I love that nobody else in the UK has these boots, people are always eyeing them up. Emerald Isle exclusives ;)

This was what I wore on New Year's day, which consisted of waking up at 11am, queuing for almost 45min at The Breakfast Club in Hoxton for brunch followed by a home cooked roast and as you can see lot's and lot's of black. (aka I was too tired to put any thought whatsoever in to my outfit or to even do my eyebrows *shock horror*).

Coat - Zara
Jewelled Collar Shirt - Topshop
Bag - Topshop
Boots - Carolyn Donnelly, 'The Edit 'at Dunnes Stores (Ireland)

Sunday, 3 January 2016

NYE 2015 - What I wore

Happy New Year blogosphere!

And what a year it has been. My first year in the big wide world as a fully fledged adult. No more uni and a full-time job (and promotion mid-way through, yay!).  Not to mention I have realised my goal of travelling more and ticking more cities and countries off my list. The highlight had to be my trip to Reykjavic, Iceland  for my 23rd birthday where I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights not once but TWICE! (Check my Insta @newestnickers out for some snaps but I will be uploading a travel post soon!).

I hope you have all had a great year too and here's to making 2016 even better!

(I legit just got freaked out by my own mirror reflection while typing this!)

So anyway, seeing as I haven't really been blogging much in 2015 (partly due to the fact I have been so busy with work) I thought I'd compile a quick outfit post to show you all what I wore to welcome the new year!

Oh, and what I drank to REALLY welcome the new year in style, obviously.

Here's to 2016! 

Dress - Topshop
Bag - Topshop
Shoes - Primark

Monday, 19 October 2015

New In: Adidas Stan Smith Originals

Nomcore, nomcore, nomcore for days when you just cannot be bothered. If they're good enough for the crème de la crème of the fashion world to strut around fashion week in, they're good enough for me.

I tried for so long to resist the stan smith pandemic but alas, I gave in! However, they are SO uncomfortable!! After 10min of wear they ripped my feet to pieces! I'm going to soldier on through the pain though, I think...

Sunday, 11 October 2015

My Pomeranian Honey is FAMOUS!

SURPRISE! My dog Honey is famous!

Today marks the day a week ago that she graced the pages of the Observer Magazine bringing joy to the nation with her ginger locks and chocolate button eyes! *cue uncontrollable cooing*

So, how on earth did I manage to get my mug and Honey's in the national press you may ask? Well, it was all rather random if I'm honest. I tweeted a picture of Honey and I (I post an unhealthy amount of pictures of her on the internet, especially on my personal instagram @nichm) and was contacted by a journalist from the Observer asking me if I would like to be involved with a weekly feature entitled 'What does this say about me?'- I thought well, I have nothing to lose it's just a bit of light hearted fun! I was interviewed over the phone and then a couple of days later they sent the very talented Richard Saker to my home to take photos of Honey and I. As you can see she was a little bewildered by the whole experience...

I had no idea what the finished piece would look like, another journalist wrote all that she could deduce about me just from looking at the photo. Given the inclusion of my sisters crazy Pomeranian themed cushion I was in fact a little surprised she was so nice about me and didn't think I was a bit of a nutter...

The photographer was kind enough to send me over a few snaps from the shoot too...

I really, REALLY have no clue what I was doing with my hand here and lucky me this was the shot they used in the magazine! -__-

Lo and behold my little star with her first mag feature!

If you would like to have a read of the article it was also posted online so feel free to check it out HERE!

Sunday, 4 October 2015


Sometimes life just calls for a bit of simplicity. Good food, good company and a bit of sun... simple, but everything I could ask for. It's days like this that I cherish...

My boyfriend and I enjoyed dinner at our favourite Argentinian restaurant in Islington, Comedor. It's unremarkable in its decor but my oh my does the food more than make up for it. Never before have I been served a better presented dish than at this cosy little high street joint. Once your food arrives you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a Michelin star restaurant. The pork belly starter is to die for BTW.

I hadn't a clue what to wear for our dinner and was faced with the ever occurring conundrum of having a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear. Most would generally go for the now ubiquitous LBD (Little Black Dress) so ubiquitous in fact I don't think I needed those brackets! However, it takes a lot to get me in to a dress, pretty much occasions only for this life long tom boy! And so, for me, a little black jumpsuit is much more up my street and that's what I went for. Even more versatile than a LBD dare I say...more weather proof anyway (and doesn't require leg waxing before wear, haha).

I added a pop of colour with my T-bar pointy red and black heels, scraped my hair back in to a pony and voila!

Keep it simple, keep happy, keep being you.

Jumpsuit aka LBJ - George
Watch - Daniel Wellington
Shoes - New Look


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Epiduo Gel Review - Acne Treatment

Epiduo acne fighting rating: 4/5 (some side effect drawbacks)

I hide it as best I can but the truth is I've had relatively bad skin since I was about 16. When everyone else was growing out of the hormone induced pizza face party that is puberty, my peaches and cream, blemish free skin decided to turn on me. Everyone had always commented on how nice my skin  was throughout school, but when I finally started sixth form after a long summer, the compliments stopped....