Saturday, July 23, 2016

Winter Wedding Get Ready With Me Video


Last month Ellen attended a school friends wedding and decided to film a little get ready with me. It's winter here in New Zealand so I wore this navy dress and played around with some darker blue makeup. I'm not a professional makeup artist, but I really enjoy making this creative and pretty GRWM videos. I messed up my eye makeup doing the wing eyeliner (doesn't that always happen??), but I hope you liked seeing all the products I used and seeing what I wore. f you would like to see more videos like this don't forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel.
 


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Monday, July 18, 2016

How to Wear All Black and Not Be Boring

If you can't already tell, I'm a big fan of the all black outfit. I recently posted another all black outfit from our trip to Hamilton for bloggers brunch club. Well, I went to Hamilton again this weekend with Britney, and couldn't resist stopping by some of my favourite stores. This time I picked up this jumpsuit from Ruby. It was on sale, the last one in the country, and it fitted perfectly. So after some encouraging words from Britney, I made an impulse buy.

I think the trick to wearing all black comes down to a few points. Mixing different fabrics or textures like adding knits or leather elements always help add dimension. This, combined with layering keeps the look from looking too flat. If it's warmer and layering isn't an option, accessories always help bring the look together. Whether through some jewelry, a nice bag, or some bright lipstick and nails, I think it makes the outfit less like walking black hole haha.


Jumpsuit - Ruby // Turtleneck - The Warehouse // Boots - Indiana // Bag - Status Anxiety // Nails - Essie 'Splash of Grenadine' // Rings - Karen Walker, Pandora, Asos reclaimed vintage, Kirsten Ash // Lips - Collection 'Mullberry Burst' 




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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

June Favourites Video ♡ Beauty, Fashion, Books + more!


It’s time to wrap up our favourite things from the month of May/June from beauty and fashion to books and movies/tv. Don’t forget to give the video a thumbs up and leave a comment with one of your monthly favourites below.



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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Weekly Vlog 21 - I Dyed my Hair! + World's Cutest Puppy


In this week's vlog Ellen dyes her hair blonde and Tara meets the cutest puppy in the world. Her name is Cleo and she's a German spitz, SO CUTE WE CAN'T EVEN. Let us know what you did this week in the comments below. Don't forget to subscribe for more videos :D




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Friday, July 8, 2016

How to Afford an Overseas Holiday - Student Gold Coast Travel Tips

Last year I went on my first 'big' overseas trip. Although Australia isn't too far away, for someone who's only been overseas once when they were 2, it was an exiting trip. I spent 7 days in the Gold Coast with my good friends Erin and Eliza and we had an absolute blast. We saved up over the year and paid for the trip ourselves, but being students, we were on a bit of a budget. In the end the whole trip ended up costing me under $1500NZD (including flights, food, accommodation and all my spending money). So today I thought I would share some of my travel saving tips for if your a student wanting to go on an overseas adventure.


1. Book a cheap package deal
Always book in advance and hunt around for sales and special deals. We ended up booking a package through Expedia and got our flights, accommodation, airport transfers and theme park tickets for only $700!
2. Go during the off-season
Travelling during the off-season can save you a lot of money, especially with accommodation. You can end up with a way nicer apartment or room for the same price you would pay during peak season.


3. Cook your own meals
Eating out can quickly become a money pit. We booked an apartment that had a decent kitchen so we could make our own dinners. Packed lunches are also a good idea, especially if your going to any tourist destinations like theme parks where the food is likely to be very overpriced. Alternatively look for a place to stay that offers free breakfast to save some money.
4. Use public transport
Using the bus or a train is such an easy way to get around and it also will save you a few dollars. For example in the GC they offered shuttles to and from the theme parks, but it was way cheaper to catch the bus and just as easy (the bus stops were close by and came past every 10 minutes). Also when booking your accommodation keep in mind how close you are to the buses and trains so you don't have to worry about renting a car or taxi, you can just easily walk everywhere!


5. Hunt for free wifi
Instead of racking up a giant phone bill, look out for free wifi. Most cafe's we found in the GC had it, but when in doubt there is always Starbucks. My friend Eliza tried purchasing Wifi at the apartment and it was terrible. Free wifi all the way!


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