Wednesday, December 31, 2014

VLOGMAS #5 | Summer Kiwi Christmas + All the Food

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

- Norman Vincent Peale

This is our last week of Vlogmas, we hope you've enjoyed the videos!

In this weeks Vlogmas: 
- We get ready for Christmas day and go see the lights at Franklin Rd
- Then we eat lots of food and are spoilt on Christmas day
- On Boxing Day we also eat lots of yummy food!

It's currently New Year's Eve in NZ and we are sitting at home eating icecream and watching Frozen in our pyjamas. We hope you have a great New Years whatever you may be doing and we will see you next year ;)

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Monday, December 29, 2014

OOTD | Casual Saturday Museum Trip

"You can't just carry everyone else's hopes and fears around in your backpack and expect to stand up straight."
-David Kirk

top c/o The Warehouse, jeans - Gmarket, shoes - Clarks, necklace - Matchbox Studios, rings - Karen Walker/Pandora, backpack c/o Jolly Chic

This is the outfit I wore in our fourth Vlogmas video, since it seemed perfect for a casual trip to the museum on a hot Saturday.
For anyone wondering, we still have one more (and very festive) Vlogmas video to come which will hopefully be finished and live tomorrow!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

BEAUTY HAUL | What I Got For Christmas + Advent Calendars

In this weeks haul video we are sharing the beauty things that have come into our house this December including some Christmas presents and also all the beauty things that were in our DIY Beauty Advent Calendars

Jordana lipsticks in 'Natural, Nude, Pink Passion, Blazing Mango, Pretty Punch'
Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick '107'
Wet'n'Wild lipstick in 'Cherry Bomb'
Jordana lipliner in 'Tawny'
NYX butter gloss in 'Sugar Cookie'
Milani baked blushes in 'Rose D'or and Coralina'
Milani mineral blush in 'Luminous'
NYX blush in 'Peach'
Elf blush in 'Pinktastic'
Real Techniques sponge
Tanya Burr individual eyelashes
Elf liquid eyeliner
Eyeko eyeliner and mini skinny brush mascara set
Lush bubble bar 'Holly go lightly'
Victorias Secret body mist in 'Cherry Blossom and Peach'
Vera Wang 'Princess' rollerball
Captives candle in 'Lychee and Black Tea'
Nars duo eye shadows in 'Kalahari and Silk Road'
Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder in 'Medium'
By Terry  Ombre blackstar Shadow Stick in 'Misty Rock'
Lush sets 'Jingle Bells', 'Out of this World', 'Joy to the World'

We hope you enjoy the video ^.^

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Vlogmas #4 | Katy Perry Concert and Wearable Arts

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” 
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Welcome to our new weekly vlog! This week was pretty cool as we went to the Katy Perry concert on Friday night! We have been doing weekly videos about what we get up to around Christmas, and here's the fourth one.

In this weeks Vlogmas: 
- We do some blogging photography
- then we go to KATY PERRY!! AND IT WAS AWESOME!!
- we also chat a bit about the concert
- go to see the wearable arts exhibition that is on at Auckland Museum at the moment
- then we show what was in our advent calendars this week

We hope you enjoyed this weeks vlogmas (we certainly had fun living it!). Next week we will post our last vlogmas video so subscribe to get it in your subscription box as soon as it is up :)

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Get Unready With Me | Pamper Night Routine ft Zoella Beauty

"I love pampering myself, so going for a massage or getting a mani-pedi makes me feel instantly better. When my nails are done I feel so much better - it's the little things that make me so happy, and you literally feel polished."
- Jessica Lowndes

This week we put together a 'Get Unready With Me' Pamper Night edition video where Ellen shows you her favourite pamper routine at the moment. A lot of the products are Zoella Beauty (her current favourite), but there are some other brands in there too like Clinique, L'Oreal and more. 

We hope you enjoy the video! Our Vlogmas with the Katy Perry concert in it will be up soon, so subscribe to see it on youtube as soon as it's up.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Gift Guide | Some Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers Like Us

"Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log."
- Ellen DeGeneres

There's only a few days left until Christmas so we thought we would share some Ideas for gifts if you have anyone you still need to buy for. Obviously you will know the person you are buying for better than we do, but if you're stuck these are somethings that

First up, the diary. We've photographed Tara's KikkiK 'inspire' diary but there a heaps of cool ones out this year so you can find one that is the perfect style for your giftee.

mason jar mugs $4 - looksharp / jessup brushes 10pc ~$17 - ebay / Maybelline babylips $5 - Farmers

We think these mason jar mugs are super cute and a great for filling with chocolates or even a few beauty bits if that's something the person you're buying for might like. We found these ones with chalkboard labels on so you can add a festive message too.

'Little Snow Fairy' $18.50 and 'Happy Christmas' $56.90 gift packs c/o LUSH

LUSH is a brand we have fallen in love with even more this year after getting into having more baths. They have some awesome Chritmas products at the moment that would make great gifts including the sets like our favourites we've shown above. 

flossie gift voucher 

If you're from NZ and know someone you think deserve a little bit of pampering a gift voucher for concierge might be perfect. We did this for our Mum for her birthday and she used it to get a lovely pedicure, but there's lots of other kinds of appointments to choose from too.

Zoella beauty makeup bag ~$16 - feelunique / Captives candle small $25 (available in store) large $40 - Amber Whitecliffe

We think the Zoella Beauty range makes awesome gifts for bath lovers and Zoella fans alike. Though if like us you're not from the UK it might be a bit late for ordering these online, we wanted to mention them anyway because we love the line!

This candle is one Tara bought recently from the Amber Whitecliffe boutique in Parnell. These candles smell great, come in nice glass packaging and are made in NZ so are winners in our eyes!

Vogue Australia subscription for 12 months ~$73

A magazine subscription is an awesome gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. It can be hard to pick out clothes for a fashion lover so a subscription to something like vogue will make them happy for many months without that gamble on style and size. Ellen received an subscription to Australian vogue from her cousins for her birthday and it's definitely a winner.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blogger Inspired | CharliMarieTV + Liner Note Kids 2014

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."” 

- C.S. Lewis

We have done one 'blogger inspired' post before where Ellen took inspiration from UK blogger Anna from Vivanna Does Makeup. For this post we focus on a blogger a little closer to home. Charli is a blogger/youtuber from New Zealand (but soon to be based in London) who we are lucky enough to be friends with! In her spare time Charli not only runs an amazing blog and youtube channel, but she also has a super cool t-shirt business called Liner Note Kids which is inspired by her love of music. 
Our t-shirts arrived in the post last week so we had a little photoshoot of our outfits from Saturday, and coincidentally Tara had ended up in a particularly Charli inspired outfit! 

Tara wears// 'Soundwaves' t-shirt - Liner Note Kids, skirt - The Warehouse, boots - Andrea Biani, lips - Wet n' Wild in 'cherry bomb'
Ellen wears// 'Hi def hopes and dreams' t-shirt - Liner Note Kids, jeans - esprit, shoes - Windsor Smith, cardigan - thrifted

Charli hand screen prints all the shirts herself and has designed them based on inspiration from her favourite songs and musicians. The 'Soundwaves' t-shirt Tara wears is the actual soundwaves from a song by Fall Out Boy, how cool is that! 
The LNK store has gone on hiatus for the holidays for now but you can follow the twitter account for updates on when it will be back up and running!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Vlogmas #3 | Blogger Awards, Christmas Tree + Lush Event

"The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!" 

- Charles N Barnard.

Welcome to our new weekly vlog! We had work again this week so the majority of the vlogging was done Thursday to Saturday (+ bloggers awards on Tuesday). We are doing weekly videos about what we get up to until Christmas so subscribe to our channel to see them as soon as they go live.

In this weeks Vlogmas: 

- We go to the nzgirl 2014 Bloggers Awards and won best video bloggers

- Show what's been in our DIY advent calendars this week

- Ellen blogs at home then heads to a Lush Christmas event
- We go to the Christmas tree farm and pick up then decorate our tree
- Tara paints her nails with a festive Candy Cane pattern
- and on Saturday Tara visits Parnell again with our friend Chin who was up from Wellington

Hope you enjoy this Vlogmas, and subscribe to see the one coming next week which should be pretty awesome and include very exciting things!!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

How to wear Metallics | Christmas + New Years Outfits

"All metallics are neutrals. So it is absolutely fine to mix gold and silver; you just want it to look like it has purpose."
- Stacy London

December can be full of Christmas and New Year events where you might like to dress up. We think metallic clothing is a cool trend to wear this festive season so in this weeks video we are sharing a few ideas on how you can style metallics!

LOOK 1// top c/o Maya by The Warehouse, skirt - thrifted, shoes c/o boohoo
LOOK 2// top and skirt c/o boohoo, shoes - Bumper
LOOK 3// top c/o Amber Whitecliffe, jeans - gmarket, leather jacket - Just Jeans

LOOK 4// skirt - glassons, jacket c/o choies, shoes - Windsor Smith
LOOK 5// skirt - made by tara, necklace - gift from cousin, top - Amber Whitecliffe, shoes - Hannahs

LOOK 6// shoes c/o boohoo, pants and top - glassons

LOOK 7// dress - made by our Mum, shoes - Forever New

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Casual Look | The Warehouse Summer '15 Pt III

"I'm pretty casual, but I'm starting to obsess a little bit; like, one of my favorite things to do is to pair really feminine accessories with edgier outfits or vice versa."
-Kara Hayward

When we think of summer we think of sunshine, shorts, and singlets. Though this time of year can be full of events where you might want to dress up (see our party looks here), the casual look is probably what you'll find us wearing most often. These shorts from the Garage range were a standout for us. They are not only an amazing comfy and cool style, but they also come in a great range of prints and colours! We thought the embossed print on the slip on shoes was an awesome detail, and the style of shoe is super comfy.

*Disclaimer: this post was made possible thanks to The Warehouse. For more information about #officialblogger see here

top $12 , shorts $15 , shoes $20 c/o The Warehouse

We hope you've enjoyed our three posts on The Warehouse's summer range, it has been a fun collaboration to put together!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vlogmas Week #2 | Advent Calendars, DIY Peppermint Mocha & Shopping + Waffles

“Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more....” 
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Welcome to our new weekly vlog! This week we had work so vlogged mostly Thursday - Saturday. 
We are doing weekly videos about what we get up to until Christmas so subscribe to our channel to see them as soon as they go live.

In this weeks video..
-  Tara shows you how she makes a DIY peppermint mocha
-  we visit Chocolate boutique for waffles with Sophie, 
- shopping at Amber Whitecliffe & Mecca Cosmetica
- A quick behind the scenes/sneak peek from filming this weeks video
-  Ellen goes penny boarding 
- and we forget to finish the vlog (but show you what we did on Saturday night)

Hope you enjoy this slightly more laid back week :)

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