Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My Statement Red Dress : OOTD

My brain is currently awash with information arround intellectuall properpty laws and the theories of public relations and I feel like it's the only thing I can write about presently. I have been in an essay writing coma this past week, hence the lack of blog posts. Tara and I are both super sorry about that, but I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel with the impending easter break. For now I managed to dive into the archives of our hardrive and find these outfit photos that never made it onto the blog. This outfit features my favourite red dress. If you are a regular reader of our blog you will recognise this bad boy.

sunglasses - Molly  N // dress - vintage // backpack c/o Jolly Chic // shoes - Clarks // necklace - vintage

We have a super exciting lookbook coming this week so make sure you stay tuned for that!

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Study Wear

Since we started back at University we have probably been wearing casual lounge wear and pyjamas much more than the put together looks that usual grace this blog. We have both gotten pretty busy with uni work this week and didn't manage to get a video together (for the first time since we started uploading weekly) and didn't have any blog photos in reserve. So we quickly took these photos to share an actual casual study day OOTD.

TARA//  Hogwarts Alumni tshirt - Mighty Ape // leggings - Glassons // dinosaur socks - Topshop
ELLEN // dressing gown - Cotton On

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OOTD | Casual Uni Days w/ Tara & Ellen

We have both been back at university for three weeks now and are digging back into our wardrobe for our favourite 'uni day' outfits. Even though we havent been back for very long, we are already bombarded with assignments, or in Tara's case, a thesis (I know, that smarticle particle). This afternoon we managed to snap some quick outfit photos of what we wore to class today.

ELLEN // tote bag - Asos // vest c/o Choies // skirt & shoes c/o The Warehouse // top - Gap // necklace - thrifted // sunglasses - Molly N
TARA // top - Liner Note Kids // pants - Glassons // shoes c/o The Warehouse // backpack - Topshop

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Friday, March 20, 2015

HUGE BEAUTY HAUL + REVIEWS - Loreal, Clarins, Maybelline + more!

This weeks video is a HUGE beauty haul we have put together in collaboration with Farmers. Farmers is celebrating Beauty Week from the 17th to the 22nd of March. There are tonnes of amazing deals going on in store, and you can also win a years worth of skincare, fragrance and foundation by heading over to their Instagram and Twitter and using the hashtag #FounditatFarmers.

We went for a little shopping spree at Farmers and we were also lucky enough to receive a huge beauty box of goodies. We love making haul videos and thought this would be a great way to showcase some of the great new beauty items out and share a mini review on each one.

This post was made possible thanks to Farmers and nzgirl. All the items featured in this video were gifted, but we hand-picked many of them ourselves and genuinely love shopping at farmers. Learn more about #officialblogger here :) 
SOME OF OUR FAVOURITES// (see the video description for the full list of products)
Maybelline Colour Drama Lip Pencils in the shades 'In with Coral', 'Love my Pink' & 'Light It Up' // Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder // Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in the shade medium // Antipodes lipsticks // Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in the shade 'Bold Red' // Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfecter // Clarins Lip Perfecter // Natio Pressed Powder Bronzer // Garnier Brushing Express Hair Oil 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Insta-Roundup: Tara's Snaps

1// The Batgirl Workout | The other day Ellen and I tried this Batgirl workout I found on tumblr and I'm still feeling it in my legs! 
2// Topshop NZ Opening | We went to the topshop opening last Friday (see the post/video here) and this photo was regrammed by @topshop_nz which was exciting!
3// The Gilmore Girls | Ellen and I have finished re-watching The Gilmore Girls and now we've started rewatching Gossip Girl (for the first time since knowing who Gossip Girl is which changes how you see everything!).
4// Last Day of Placement OOTD | I spent Februrary on clinical placement which was a great learning experience. This was just one of many outfits I wore during that time in the hospital.
5// Hamilton Gardens Shoot | While at placement Ellen and Dad came and visited me and we did a photoshoot in the Hamilton Gardens (check out the posts here and here).
6// Drawing + Local Art | I've been trying to do some more drawing and I've been sharing a few things on twitter/instagram including this OOTD sketch which sits alongside a print from cool Te Awamutu artist George Sand Studio.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Warm Up Your Work Out Gear | Autumn Fashion Trends Pt 3

I have been on the hunt for a good pair of winter workout pants for a while now. As the months get colder, it can be hard to stay enthusiastic about those New Year fitness goals you made back in January. Updating your gym gear can really help fight those winter blues! Although we are only just heading into autumn here in New Zealand, I wanted to get in early to buy these pants, as last year they sold out super fast. This particular pair are compression yoga pants and although they look simple, I can confirm they are the most comfy thing I have ever worn.
If you're looking for more autumn fashion inspiration, check out our part 1 and 2 posts :)

This post was made possible thanks to The Warehouse and nzgirl. All items mentioned in this post were gifted but hand-picked instore and styled by us:) for more on #officialblogger see here
Active Intent cross-over top and compression leggings c/o The Warehouse

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Friday, March 13, 2015


Topshop opened this week in New Zealand and we went along to the big opening! We filmed a few shots amongst the crowd and also wanted to share with you guys what we bought. We only purchased a few things each, but we hope you enjoy this try on haul video. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My Favourite Look From Hospital Placement

In February I spent the month in Hamilton on clinical placement for my Dietetics course. This was my first time living away from home for any extended time and I already miss my little apartment (you can see a decor video we made in it here).

While at the hospital I had to dress more formally than my usual University attire and I thought I'd share one of my favourite looks I wore. It was quite hot in some parts of the hospital so luckily there was no rule that shoulders had to be covered, but I did have to wear covered shoes in case I needed to go into the kitchen.

top - Garage from The Warehouse // pants - Glassons // shoes c/o boohoo // lips - Rimmel Kate Moss in '107'

I had a really fantastic time on my placement and now I'm definitely in the boat thinking I would love to get a clinical job when I graduate next year!  

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Skincare routine video : morning and night

In this weeks video we are sharing our updated skincare routine for 2015. These are all our current favourite skincare products to use, let us know in the comments below what your favourites are as we would love to know! Remember to give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel too!

Bioderma Micellar Water (we get it off http://www.escentual.com)
Neutrogena eye makeup remover
Clinique Antiblemish Foaming
Cleanser Clinique Antiblemish Step 2
Clinique Dramtically Different gel moisturiser
Loreal Skin Perfection moisturiser *
Dr Lewinns Eternal Youth Day & Night Cream *
Estee Lauder Advanced timezone cream*
Clinique Moisture surge cream (mini gift with purchase pot)
Clinique Anti-Blemish solutions clinical gel *
Skinfood Mud Mask

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Friday, March 6, 2015

University Stationary : Kikki.k Haul

We both started back at university this week and with a new school year comes new stationery. Over our summer holiday we have built up quite a collection from Kikki.K. Yes we are totally obsessed with stationery, and we hope some of you share our obsession ;)

We both decided to start a 'Sentence a day' book in an attempt to keep a mini diary. Ellen ventured outside of Kikki.k and picked one up from Typo back in January, only to be disappointed to discover it is definitely not as good as the Kikki.k one. So back to Kikki.k we went, where Ellen picked out a lilac day planner and Tara splurged on a discounted christmas gift box. 

You could call it a stationery addiction, but we like to think of it as well prepared ;)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How To Wear White Skinny Jeans : Autumn Fashion Trends 2015 Pt 2

White skinny jeans are a big trend this season, but I personally haven't always been a fan. My best friend Erin will be shocked to see I now own a pair. Back in high school, we were very anti-white jeans due to our obsession with the movie 'The Clique'. This pair from The Warehouse however finally won my heart, keep reading to hear why.

This post was made possible thanks to The Warehouse and nzgirl. All items mentioned in this post were gifted but hand-picked instore and styled by us :) for more on #officialblogger see here

Jumper // Jeans // Boots c/o The Warehouse

The first step in styling white jeans is to make sure you get a pair that fits you right. I love a good pair of skinny jeans that sits a little high on my hips. I also love the ripped the ripped knee detail that is also a big trend this autumn/winter. 

I find when you are working with white pants, it's best to avoid a sold black top as the contrast between the two can be a tad extreme. I opted for a soft grey knit which I think works perfectly with this look. Since it's coming into autumn, I finished off the outfit with a vampy dark lipstick and black ankle boots.

Who else is excited for the approach of autumn? Don't forget to check out Tara's autumn trends post here if you missed it!

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