Monday, August 31, 2015

August Favourites - Beauty, Fashion, Books + more!


It's time for another monthly favourite video! These are all of our favourite fashion and beauty bits for the month of August. As usual we also included our favourite book and tv show/movie too :D hope you guys like it, remember to give it a thumbs up if you do.




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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ruby 'Tonight Tonight' - New Zealand Fashion Week 2015

Ruby always seems to strike the perfect balance between trends and clothes you actually want to wear. They are always one of my favourite shows to go watch because almost every outfit that comes down the runway is something I can see in my own wardrobe. This week I went along to their NZFW show to see their latest collection thanks to Impulse Fragrances. Of course Ruby host runway shows like no other and this year they took over an entire floor of a car park building.

The turnout was huge and unfortunately I found myself stuck behind a wall of people, however with the help of my giant Jeffrey Campbell shoes I was able to snap a few photos. One of the biggest trends that stood out to me was the 70s inspired prints and designs. I also particularly love the beautiful structured minimalist outerwear that was featured throughout the collection. View the entire Ruby 'Tonight Tonight' collection on their website and check out my favourite pieces below. 

Photos and editing by yours truly ;) 

Let us know if you enjoyed this little runway recap post and we can do some more in the future! Also stay tuned for an NZFW outfit post and a vlog coming soon. 


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Weekly Vlog #10 - Tara's Birthday & Our Secret Filming Setup!



The one where Tara turns 24, we go to a Farmers Spring fashion launch and we show you how we really film a video with our secret filming set up! We hope you guys enjoy this weekly vlog, thumbs up if your enjoyed it and subscribe for more!




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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What I Wear to Work & Clinic

Here is another clinic/workwear outfit that I have really enjoyed wearing recently. It features my new(ish) lace up shoes that have been my go to for both comfort and style. This outfit over all is probably a go to for me, and a typical combo: button up shirt + A-line skirt + lace up shoes = my jam.


Shirt, Skirt - The Warehouse // Shoes - from an outlet store // Sunglassess - Onceit


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Makeup Collection + Storage Video


Take a tour of our makeup collection in this weeks video! While some people collect stamps we have been collecting makeup for years. Though this isn't the biggest collection out there on youtube, we thought it would be fun to show you how we store our makeup and how it is all organised. We also share with you a few of our favourite products along the way. Remember to give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and subscribe to our channel for more videos.





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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Beautiful New Desk Stationery Haul + GIVEAWAY

You may have seen the video we made a couple of weeks ago about DIY desk organisation where Ellen shared a few pintrest inspired ideas. Today we are bringing you some more desk inspiration but on one of our favourite topics; stationery! Before we collected high heels and lipsticks we collected notebooks, they were our first loves. Despite the fact we have a huge collection of notebooks, we always seem to find ourselves buying more. Uniti Stationery (exclusive to Warehouse Stationery) have come out with a new range called 'Natural Glam' which is full of natural-coloured paper pieces with gold, white & black accents. Together we picked up a few of our favourites and they make a great addition to our desks/home office/blog office. The Natural Glam stationery also has on it lots of pretty cool quotes to keep you inspired to study or do work. 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with products gifted to us by Unity Stationery (available from Warehouse Stationery). We picked out our favourite pieces from the range to share with you and genuinuely think it is a beautiful range that fellow stationery lovers will adore.

We are also lucky enough to have a $50 Warehouse Stationery voucher to give away to one lucky New Zealand based reader! The winner will be able head in-store and pick out some pieces to glam up their study space or office.  The winner will be drawn on the 28th of August :) (See all the ways to enter below)






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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Empties/Products We've Used up // Ft Benefit, Clinique LUSH and More!

In this week's video we go through all our beauty and skincare related trash and tell you what we thought of these products that we have finished/used up. There are some products included from Benefit, Clinque, Rimmel, Jordana, Maybelline, LUSH, and Art Deco (see full product names listed below)



 Jordana easy liner in Tawny // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent // Benefit They're Real mascara // Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara // Clinique Anti-blemish foaming cleanser // LUSH hair masks  // Clinique Anti-Blemish moisturiser // Maybelline FitMe concealer // Art Deco lip liner in 22



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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Transitional Outfits: Winter to Spring

Currently Ellen is working on an essay in her room, and instead of waiting for her to have a free moment, I (Tara) have decided hijack this post and write it up for her. I'm not sure what Ellen wanted to write about this outfit, but I get transitional outfit vibes from it. It's still winter here in New Zealand, but the days are starting to get a little warmer. Combining this trench coat with a beanie and a light jumper means it is warm enough (but not too warm) for this mild winter/nearly spring weather. We took these photos the afternoon we filmed some shots for our evening routine video (see here) and I think Ellen looks really pretty in the soft sunset light. 


Jumper c/o The Warehouse // Jeans c/o Andrea Moore // Boots - Novo // Trench Coat c/o Boohoo // Beanie - made by Tara (pattern here) // necklace - Matchbox Studios



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Friday, August 14, 2015

Weekly Vlog #9 - Student by Day Blogger by Night + I WAS IN A FIRE?!

Welcome back to another weekly vlog woohoo! In this vlog we did lots of study and each took the camera on a day of uni. Ellen also went to a blog event and we did a few other blog related things which you can see behind the scenes of (hence the title). 




Don't forget to subscribe and give the video a thumbs up if you liked this weeks vlog! This one went up a little later than usual as is was a mission to edit, but we think it turned out pretty cool anyway :)


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Boots That Will Last 20 Years


A few months ago I wrote a blog post about ethical fashion and though transforming my shopping habits is still very much a work in progress, one thing I have been trying to do is buy good quality classic pieces rather than trendy cheap things. And that's how I found myself buying these beautiful new boots...


I bought these leather boots at a factory sale recently and though they have yet to feature on the blog, I have been wearing them tons (#OutfitRepeater). Because I got them at a factory sale they only cost me $40, but they are meant to retail for $200+. Although my mum had her eye on them, there was only one pair left which happened to be in my size (sorry Mum!). The moment I tried them on, I knew I wanted to buy them. These boots have such comfortable insoles, it honestly feels like I am walking on pillows. Added to which, the insides are lined with the softest leather. I have also found the top quality fabric and craftsmanship really makes the world of difference when it comes to how long your shoes will last. I'm definitely ready to beat these bad boys up and put them to the test!


As much as I love a pair of crazy high heels, they quickly go out of fashion. These boots on the other hand are such a classic shape that won't go out of date. The simple black colour goes with everything and the flat square heel means they are not tied to a specific trend or season, which means I can see myself wearing these for the next 20 years...



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Monday, August 10, 2015

Purple Ombre Hair - DIY video

Ellen dyed her ombre hair purple and we filmed the whole process for you guys to see! Initially we were aiming for a lavender ombre, but couldn't quite get Ellen's hair light enough for the colour to take so we ended up with this darker slightly ashy purple instead. We used the Directions semi-permanent dye, so it will wash out eventually but thought it was such a fun and easy way to change up your hair at home for cheap. Let us know in the comments if you have any hair dying tips or if you would like to see a full review on the blog about directions hair dye.




Mentioned: 

Video // How To Ombre Your Hair - at home DIY 

Hair dye // La Riche Directions Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Dye (Violet) 


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