Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weekly Vlog #8 - Instagram Secrets + Epic Homemade Pizza

In this weeks vlog we make homemade pizza, go to a Clinique event for their Face Forward campaign, and show you how we edit our Instagram photos. We had planes to also vlog on the Saturday of this week as Ellen had plans to go to an awesome French market, but then it rained! We hope you enjoy this little weekly vlog anyway :)

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

DIY Room Decor + Organisation - Pinterest Inspired

This week we share a few Pinterest inspired DIY's Ellen has done in her room including some copper spray painting, a whiteboard desk, mason jar wall holder, and a vintage makeup case. Let us know if you'd like to see any more DIY's!

DISCLAIMER: This video contains paid content for the new Post-it Dry Erase Surface which we think is a really cool product. All other items were purchased/made by us with our own money :)

- Learn more about the Post-it Dry Erase Surface here 
Other Mason Jar holder video instructions
Where we bought our spraypaint 

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Insta-Roundup: Tara and Ellen's Recent Favourites

Things have been pretty busy around these parts now that we are both at uni again. So we thought today we would both share a few of our favourite instagrams from the recent months :) If you're not following us on instagram yet come and join in on the fun!

 ELLEN// Posing with my favourite blogger Margaret Zhang at a Clinique event // Pamper evening using Lush's 'Comforter' bubble bar + reading 'Paper Towns' // A selfie after playing around with hair chalk // Makeup + chocolate = a girls best friend // Cinderella inspired hair of the day // A quick 'what's in my bag' shot

TARA// An OOTD from a work day // Flat-lay of a recent beauty haul (see the video here) // An OOTD with some study snacking // Ice Skating with Britney // Playing with light leaks while walking home one evening // My plant friend (which is still alive FYI)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What to wear to a tea party - outfit inspiration

The other week I had two of my friends come over for afternoon tea so I pretty much used it as an excuse to crack out the family china, dress up and turn it into a tea party. Almost two years ago, I did a blog post about what to wear to a tea party. It's still one of my favourites and so I thought it was about time I did an updated version. For a tea party I think it's all about playing with girly fabrics and silhouettes so I thought my Mum's vintage skirt would be perfect paired with this white textured top. I don't really think there are any rules when it comes to what to wear to a tea, just have fun with it!

Top - Liam by Ruby // Skirt - Vintage // Shoes c/o boohoo // 'Ellen' Necklace c/o The Warehouse // Crystal Necklace - Matchbox Studios 

You can also check out the tea party in one of our weekly vlogs here. Although I will confess I didn't actually wear these heels around the house, slippers will forever be my number one shoe choice ;)

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Beauty Haul Unboxing + First Impressions // Zoella Beauty, FeelUnique & Beautyjoint

It has been a long time since we did a beauty haul so when the new Zoella Beauty range was released on feelunique it started a little chain reaction and we bought quite a few different beauty bits. In the video we open up the packages and share our first impressions on some of the things Tara got off beautyjoint and the bits we both chose off feelunique.

Beautyjoint - Jordana easyliner for lips in 'Tawny' // Jordana matte lipstick in 'Nude' // Wet N Wild Mega Last Matte Lip Cover in 'Spiked With Rum' // Elf Studio Contouring blush and bronzing powder in 'St Lucia'
Feeunique - Maybelline Color Tattoo gel-creme eyeshadow in 'Metallic Pomegranate' // Zoella Beauty Fresh Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer // Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity Candy Cream Softening Body Cream // Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity Kissy Missy Lip Balm // theBalm Mary Lou Manizer lumanizer // Maybelline eraser eye concealer in 'Light'

DIY beauty advent calendar video // Christine's monthly favourites // Britney // Viviana Does Makeup tutorial & Metallic Pomegranate

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

How To Style Floral Pants

I wore this outfit in last weeks vlog and I really like how it came together so have repeated the combo more than once (#outfitrepeater). For this look I decided to style the floral pants with my denim shirt and blue converse as they bring out the blue colours in the flowers. A pink or lime accent would probably also work just as well. Another way I like to wear them is with all neutral colours, like black so the pattern stands out even more (you can see other posts with these pants here and here). Despite the pattern, I find these pants go with a lot of other things in my wardrobe and I wear them a lot. 

jumper - Country Road // shirt - Mirrou // pants - Glassons // shoes - Converse // necklace - Matchbox Studios // lips - Rimmel Kate Moss in '107' // ear cuff c/o Chicnova

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Weekly Vlog #7 - How We Film a Lookbook + Estee Lauder Event

In this weeks vlog we take you behind the scenes and show you how we film a lookbook. We also attend an awesome Estee Lauder event, eat cake and play playstation really badly! 


If you missed our 90's lookbook check it out here, and we hoped you enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes process of how we filmed it in this vlog.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

How to Wear Faux Fur For Everyday

This faux fur coat is very much a statement piece, but I find I wear it most often with causal/everyday outfits. Traditionally a fur jacket is something people might wear for a more formal look. I however love pairing it with a simple pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Not only does it look like you put a ton of effort into your outfit, it's also nice and warm, which is a necessity for the current Auckland weather. 

Jacket & T-shirt c/o boohoo // Shoes - Converse //  Jeans - Cheap Monday

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

90's Inspired Fashion Lookbook

90's fashion has recently made a massive comeback, so for this weeks video we created this lookbook with four outfits inspired by the 90s. From denim to tartan, there are so many fun trends from the 90s you can easily adopt into your style. This video is also a collab with our awesome friend Smay, check out her 1920's lookbook linked here.


OUTFIT ONE: Top : Factorie // Skirt - thrifted // Shoes - Windsor Smith
OUTFIT TWO: Shirt : Mirrou // Pants - Glassons // Shoes - Converse
OUTFIT THREE: Dress - thrifted // shoes - Windsor Smith
OUTFIT FOUR : Jumper c/o The Warehouse* // Skirt : Valley Girl

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Friday, July 10, 2015

What to Wear Iceskating

In our latest weekly vlog you will have seen some shots of a renewed love we have found thanks to Britney's shared enthusiasm; ice skating! You already know we love skiing but we finally gave ice skating another go and headed along to the pop-up rink in Aotea Square. Today I thought I would share a couple of outfit tips for wearing ice skating :)

1. Thick socks // This is a must even if you are wearing tights! The boots at the rink aren't the comfiest so having a thick pair of socks can help but putting a layer between your feet and the hard plastic. Also many feet have been in those boots so it's nice to have a barrier between your feet and whatever the previous user has left behind (stay away stinky feet residue!)

2. Layer up // Because you are moving you do keep reasonably warm, but it is still pretty cold on the rink. So it is best to come with multiple layers that you can always take off if you are feeling too warm. In this trip to the rink I forgot my wool coat, and the Avondale rink was much colder than the Aotea Square one, so I wished I had remembered my own advice and bought that extra layer!

3. The bottom half // It doesn't really matter what you wear on the bottoms, I've worn both skirts and tights or jeans/leggings. Leggings and tights are a little more flexible for maneuvering around, and they will dry a little faster than jeans if you do happen to fall on the ice. If you feel the cold you might like to have an extra layer like some thermal leggings, but most people are fine with a lighter layer on the bottom half.

jumper & shoes c/o The Warehouse // skirt - The Warehouse // rings - Karen Walker, Pandora // nails - Butter London 'The Black Knight'

photos thanks to the lovely Britney (from Scout & Company

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Weekly Vlog #6 - Ice Skating, Hair Chalk & Penny Boarding

In this weeks vlog we went ice skating at the Aotea Square rink with our friend Britney, which was so much fun!! Ellen also transformed her hair pink with some hair chalk and went penny boarding.


Thumbs up for pink hair! And we hope you enjoyed this weekly vlog, stay tuned for an exciting lookbook coming to our channel this Saturday.

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