Pumpkin Mania



pumpkin craving | Nikki's Haven pumpkin craving | Nikki's Haven pumpkin craving | Nikki's Haven I’ve always loved Halloween and last year I didn’t get to wear a costume or carve pumpkins. So this year I sort of went pumpkin crazy. I am still in the process of craving the rest but they will be done before Friday. Be sure to check out my Instagram to get the whole view of how I’m decorating this Halloween. What are some of your Halloween traditions?

My 10 Favorite Food Recipes from Pinterest


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Pinterest is hands down my favorite place to get new recipes. I thought I would pass on the love and give you my top 10 favorite food recipes I’ve come across. Most of these I have tried and some are still on my list of trying! give them a whirl and let me know how you all like them! This is also great since Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

Nikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Spicy Thai Noodles Nikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Crock Pot General Tso’s ChickenNikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Beer Cheese DipNikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Slow Cooker Jambalaya Nikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Dinner RollsNikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Pasta SaladNikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa Nikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas Nikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins Nikki's Haven | Top 10 Pinterest Recipes Balsamic Roasted Potatoes 


Makeup Haul


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Back when I was in North Carolina my makeup collection was pretty big. Some of the products I had were mine and some I only used on clients. With me being back home in California, I haven’t had a big chance to do makeup on others. In the move back I threw out a lot of makeup, gave some makeup away, and still haven’t added back to my collection.

Since Halloween is this Friday, I stocked up on a ton of makeup. I am actually doing a ton of people’s makeup for Halloween, but also because I wanted to get back into doing freelance. Here are all the things I’ve recently picked up to help me out this Halloween season. By the way I ordered everything off of amazon! If you are not a Prime member you’re totally missing out. Free 2 day shipping and possible Sunday delivery(if available in your area), is the best!

Makeup haul | Nikki's Haven

Bliss Beauty Blender, NYX Duel Sharpener, Mehron Clown Whiteimage

Shany Cosmetics: Foundation & Concealer Set, 40 Color Eyeshadow Palette, Fuchsia 6 Color Blush Palette
Makeup haul | Nikki's HavenMehron Paradise Basic Palette

September Craze 2014


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About time! It’s finally fall and I can stop saying fall is right around the corner. I’m so excited for cooler weather. I already have had the chance to workout in the rain twice, which is so awesome. September screamed fall even in 80+ degree weather, and it didn’t stop these Crazes from happening.

Trench Coats made there way onto all my favorite bloggers website’s. Then I started to see a ton of them in stores. Well, if you need a trench coat this season you will definitely be able to find one. I’ve mainly seen the traditional beige color trench and I’m waiting for some colors to start to appear soon.

Dark lips, ooh dark vampy lips, I’m so glad you are back. Honestly, I love this trend every year. I tend to even wear it out of season. In September bloggers and vloggers were all over the new dark lip products hitting the stores. One that I saw a lot of was the Dose of Colors Berry Me mixed with MAC’s Nightmoth Lip Pencil. To die for combo.

Dose of Colors Berry Me


Image via Dose Of Colors

Halloween starts earlier each year. This year I got pulled in, and started planning for Halloween tutorials(get excited), I wasn’t the only one though. Everyone was talking, shopping, and gearing up for this great October month! I saw plenty of fake eyelashes, makeup haul pictures, and creepy contacts make there way to instagram.

Happy October | Nikki's HavenMy favorites for September are a tad bit boring. No makeup, no skincare, and no clothes. Yeah I know lame, but I’m trying a ton of new things so I have a feeling that November will be heavy with beauty favorites. I loved how much I actually got done in September though. Lots of great ideas for October and the coming months. September for me was filled with websites and bloggers.

Fit Man Cook has been my go to site to find recipes! OMG if you don’t get recipes from here you need to step up your game, like really. It’s been my life saver these last couple weeks and I’m so happy that I found it. I meal prep every week, so having some place I can get healthy, but different recipes has saved my life! Go check it out if you are in need of new recipes.

Brooklyn Blonde & Cheetah is the New Black are my new muses. These ladies make me step out my box when it comes to fashion. They both have something I don’t, and to me that’s great! If you aren’t following these two love ladies, go do it now! They bring me to say ” I want that!” every time I see a new post. I am also excited because Alicia, of Cheetah is the New Black, is in the Bay Area! Can’t wait to meet her at my Blogger Meet up!

Brooklyn Blonde & Cheetah is the New Black | Nikki's Haven

Images via Brooklyn Blonde & Cheetah is the New Black

Bay Area Blogger Meet Up



I’ve always wanted to meet other bloggers from the bay area. I am looking to put together a blogger meet up in San Francisco soon, but need to know how many people would be interested. Lets make this a great hit to getting to know the community around us! Spread the word and sign up below to get information about when the meet up will be! Can’t wait to meet some great people and get some networking in.

Vanilla Mocha Cookie Crumble Frapuccino Recipe


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Vanilla Mocha Cookie Crumble Frapuccino RecipeHappy Saturday! With fall here, we find ourselves in the drive-thru of Starbucks and other coffee shops a lot more. In the colder time of the year I tend to over sleep or have troubles leaving my bed when I need to. So if you’re anything like me, why not make your coffee right at home. This is my version of the Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble. Since I’m not a huge lover of coffee I added extra sweetness to it to make it that much more enjoyable. If you want to know how to make this in Latte form make sure to like this post.

1 cup of coffee(8 fl oz)
1/2 cup of ice
1/4 cup of 2% milk(skim if you like)
1 pump of vanilla syrup
2 pumps of mocha syrup
8 crushed oreo cookies(no creme)

With Starbucks Drink:
1 starbucks mocha frap drink
1/2 cup of ice
1 pumps of vanilla syrup
8 crushed oreo cookies(no creme)



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