Month: January 2019

My 2019 Skin Resolutions

Walking past the mirrors in my house over the past week and a half has been a test for my self-esteem. My skin is looking battered and spotty and so tired. There is no mystery behind this sad state of affairs, I have not been doing the maximum to look after my skin during the holidays. For years I’ve been promising myself that I will take my makeup off before bed, or wear sunscreen, or drink the required 3 litres of water every day. I’ve yet to follow through on these promises. But it’s 2019 and I am turning over a new leaf.

A new year doesn’t mean that you wake up as a new person on January 1st. Very often we (read: I) set lofty goals for the New Year and because they are so ambitious, I seldom achieve them. On New Year’s Eve I sat on my couch with a glass of wine and thought about this. Was I not achieving my goals because they were too hard? Was it something else? I realised that it was a massive lack of intention. I wanted the result of the goal, but I lacked the intention to do the work to achieve those goals. For 2019, I have set no goals and made no resolutions, I have however adopted an attitude of intention. I will keep the promises I make to myself.

Hello World! Here we are.

If you’ve ever paged through your closet as if it’s the saddest little novel around, mouthing, “I have absolutely nothing to wear,” then thumbed through your wallet with the same exasperation, then you’ve come to the right place. Hello, we’re Nikki and Kim – Nix and… Kim for short, and we started this page for people just like us. Nikki’s style can be described as “Is it OK to sleep in this even though I wore it to work?” while Kim’s as “Carefully manoeuvres through drive-thrus since she’s mostly pantsless”. We’ve realised there’s a difference between your personal style and the style you can afford, so we’re here to close that gap.