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Last minute Christmas gift idea - for him, for her, for friends/family

Hello everyone, ready for the holidays? Are the lights everywhere? Does the house already smell like cinnamon? Have you started the “Home Alone” marathon? :D

Nail polish:  Catrice Cosmetics  &  Golden Rose cosmetics   Christmas themed phone case:  HM   Candle Holder:  Royal Coppenhagen

Nail polish: Catrice Cosmetics & Golden Rose cosmetics

Christmas themed phone case: HM

Candle Holder: Royal Coppenhagen

1. Dreams do come true

...especially if you help them do. That's my favorite kind of gift to give, it's always unique and easy to come up with and it's guaranteed to never fail. Perfect, I told you. But it's only suitable for certain people that have decided to tell you some even small dream of theirs. The thing is you must have at least one friend/relative that has always wanted to visit France for example, or get a dog, or go diving etc. They have shared this dream but never actually found the time, courage or money to make it come true. So now it's your turn to do it. They will surely be happy and excited and you'll be part of a great memory in their life.

 

2. Ticket to ride

One of the things we find it hardest to pay for is actually experiences. Yes, they’re great and memorable but since we cannot see and touch them, we feel a little bit like paying too much for something imaginary. Sooo what I suggest is to get a ticket as a present – no matter if it is plane tickets for a trip, a SPA giftcard, a concert or theme park ticket – these are all really interesting ideas.

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3. Homemade is best

This only works for you if you indeed have some special gift or craft talent but it’s a really cool idea. Maybe you’re good at drawing, creating scrapbooks, singing or anything else. Then put some effort into creating a custom made personal present - draw a card or painting or write someon a song. It sound simple but in many cases these are the presents we value most since they are most personal and shwo us how much people care. After all, remember that Christmas is all about caring and loving the people around you, not just buying stuff.

4. Sweets & giftcards

I know it may sound funny but I have had a chance to try out this approach multiple times and it worked so freaking well each time. You know that for some people no present is really good, they don’t like surprises and you never feel like they really liked the present you gave them. Then what do ypu get them? How do you make them smile? Luckily, one universal thing we all enjoy throughout the holidays is good food and treats. So my never-fail idea for a present is a generic giftcard accompanied with lots of cool treats. The giftcard is a delicate way to tell someone both I don’t know what to get you and I want you to have something nice as a present from me. And I think that the best thing to combine with it is some sweet treats or of course vegan sweet treats. You always know your close people’s love food brands are and it’s easy to choose their faves. Of course you could also choose some high end brand (e.g. botique chocolate brand) and add a more classy touch to it.

Thank you for reading, I hope I helped you out in the big search for presents!

Happy holidays! <3

- Nicole

New hairstyle & hair color

Hello, happy October and happy autumn! As part of my preparation for the new season, the fall trends and all the projects and events coming up for me, I decided to make a style change. So I recently got a new haircolor and hairstyle. Up until now I've been rockin' a long blonde hairstyle with dark ombre roots in my natural brown color. My hair was super long and hippie style, I actually liked it a lot but I felt I wanted to try something new. 

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hair hairstyle blonde haircut hairdye dye color gold golden platinum girl nicole blog blogger fashion style trends trend autumn fall season arockchicklife

I had a pretty clear idea what I wanted my hairstyle to be. I wanted a lighter color and textured hairstyle, shorter bangs and a pinch of 'wild thing' haha becasue I'm a rock chick of course. I did my best to find photos of a color and a hairstyle I liked and then headed for my hairstylist appointment.

And here comes the best part. It's because I've been going to the same hair salon for about two years and the results are just always stunning. My stylist Petia always listens to me when I'm explaining to her what I want for my hair and then she does her magic and Voila! I look exactly as I wanted to. Thank you very much, Petia! :) And this time it was no exception, I was so happy when I got home that I immediately started taking selfies of course haha. If you're following me on Instagram, I bet you saw them in my stories. :D And now I'm ready for autumn and trying out different dos which I have decided to start doing more often in the future so stay tuned for more hair related blog post and photos!

Thank you for reading guys! I'd love to hear about your fave hairstyles, latest haircolor and hairstyle changes and more so tell me in the comments below! :)

 

- Nicole

She's Metal AF ⚡️

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So metallics are a huge thing now. I've personally always loved them so I am happy to have a chance to enjoy them this season.✨ I thought it would be useful to give you some simple yet cool ideas on how to add a touch of metallics to your style without overdoing it ( 'cause let's be honest it's hard to resist 😜) and without spending a fortune. We already saw the metallics rule the runway in the F/W '16 fashion shows by Dior, Prada, Versace, Balmain and many more. Now the craze is in full force and believe me if they all love it, darling you love it too.

Jacket: Tally Weijl    Necklace: H&amp;M    Chain Necklace: Terranova

Jacket: Tally Weijl

Necklace: H&M

Chain Necklace: Terranova

 

#2 The details make the whole picture great. Accessories are often what makes an outfit pop out and they definitely say I AM BOLD louder than anything else.

Heart shaped bag accessory: H&amp;M    Perfume: Calvin Klein     Pendant: Bulgari    Rings: Orsay    Earrings: I have no idea 😄 They were a present by my mom

Heart shaped bag accessory: H&M

Perfume: Calvin Klein

Pendant: Bulgari

Rings: Orsay

Earrings: I have no idea 😄 They were a present by my mom

 

#3 Since it's getting kinda chilly outside I wanted to add something knitted and this super super soft pullover is just great. Also I love this type of black tops that are equally simple and sassy.

Both: Terranova

Both: Terranova

 

#4 And last but not least my favorite thing ever: eyeshadows! If you have never rocked metallic lids you haven't lived haha seriously try this out you'll get addicted. I added my two to-go ring sets here too because they look so cute with any nail polish color.

Eyeshadow pallete: H&amp;M    Ring sets: H&amp;M    Chain necklace: Terranova

Eyeshadow pallete: H&M

Ring sets: H&M

Chain necklace: Terranova

 

Hope my tips and ideas were useful guys and remember: No matter if you choose to add a metallic accessory or a whole piece of clothing to your styling, everything from a phone case to a jacket will sure make you metal AF.

 

- Nicole