Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Favourites Video - Fashion, Beauty + more!


It's time for another monthly favourites video! These are all of our favourite fashion and beauty bits for the month of September. We also included a few other extra favourites that showcase our inner nerd hehehe ;) We decided since we didn't have a weekly vlog, a favourites video would be a good mid-week bonus upload. Give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it!



BEAUTY// -  e.l.f liquid eyeliner (Beauty Crush everyday makeup video) - Sukin revitalising facial scrub - e.l.f contouring, blush and bronzing kit in St Lucia  - YSL forever youth liberator water-in-oil*

FASHION// - Denim Jacket from The Warehouse - Backpack from the Gold Coast -  Batman singlet from Gold Coast Movie World - Pearl earrings from Walker & Hall - Shoes from The Iconic

OTHER// - Book: 'The Nightingale' by Kristin Hannah - Youtuber: Pewdiepie - Game: Skyrim




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Monday, September 28, 2015

Prom/Formal Get Ready With Me Video - Glam Makeup + Dress


I went to a university ball this week and filmed my makeup, hair + outfit. By far my favourite part of every ball I have been to is the getting ready. I love the excitement of getting all dressed up with my friends and taking photos together. Hope you enjoy this little 'get ready with me' video, thumbs up if you would like to see more like it!




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Saturday, September 26, 2015

How I Style My Nikes

The fact that wearing nikes outside the gym is 'on trend' at the moment is literally the best thing ever. They combine ultimate comfort and style, which is right up my alley. My favourite way to wear my Nikes are with a simple pair of blue jeans. I kept this look casual by finishing it off with a printed t-shirt and my favourite leather jacket. After years of teasing my dad for wearing 'sneans' (sneakers + jeans), I found myself sporting (pun intended) the look quite a lot these past few weeks.

jeans - esprit // shoes - nike // tshirt c/o Farmers // jacket - vintage // necklace - DIY



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gold Coast Holiday Photo Diary 2015


If you thought I was finished with my Gold Coast blog posts after the last vlog, think again! Today I thought I would share a photo diary with some of my favourite snaps from the trip. It was such a cool trip I feel as if I will be blogging about it forever. In the words of Miley Cyrus, cant stop. wont stop. Enjoy!


If you haven't already check out my Gold Coast vlogs for more fun (part one here, part two here). Let me know in the comments below if you have travelled anywhere in Australia!




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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Gold Coast Vlog #2 - Tattoos, Shopping & Currumbin Zoo


Here's part two of Ellen's Gold Coast trip! In this vlog we go to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and see koalas, kangaroos and wombats. Erin also got an awesome tattoo on her ankle!! And of course we did more shopping and ate lots of yum food.

I had an awesome time in the Gold Coast and I hope you guys enjoyed my two vlogs. Watch part one here if you missed it and if you want to know what I bought check out my haul here.





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Saturday, September 19, 2015

New Wardrobe Addition: The Denim Jacket


This purchase is about 70% Britney inspired (from Scout and Company) and 30% tumblr inspired. For a long time I've been contemplating the idea of adding a denim jacket to my wardrobe and when I saw Ellen vlog this one at The Warehouse spring launch I asked if I could get it for my birthday which was coming up. I do this thing where when I get something new I love I'll wear it constantly until it gets a bit silly (and then I'll start wearing it in a more normal pattern). An example of this is that I wore this almost exact outfit iceskating (+ a jumper) because I really wanted to wear my new jacket. It was definitely not the most practical choice, but I'm not yet over the new clothing buzz.


Jacket - The Warehouse // Shoes c/o Ecco // Jeans c/o Andrea Moore // Top - Valley Girl // Sunglasses - Molly N // Nails  - Bourjois in 'Bleu Water'



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gold Coast Haul - my shopping from Australia


On my recent trip to the Gold Coast I was not expecting to do much shopping. I flew across the ditch with a tight budget, planning on spending most of my dough at Movie World (I am a sucker for some good movie memorabilia). Instead I ended up doing a decent amount of shopping outside of the theme parks and was pleasantly surprised by all the great things the GC had to offer. 


Priceline is incredible. I think we went there about 5 times on our trip (twice in one day even). The first thing I got was some Colab dry shampoo as you can't get that here in NZ. The next thing I popped in my basket was a Maybelline Super Stay nailpolish, these are hands down my favourite nail polishes . My friend Erin and I then went a little crazy in the skincare department over the brand Sukin. They are a fabulous ethical Australian brand and an added bonus, they were super cheap. No doubt you will be hearing me talk about these in a beauty video soon!


Although I had predicted to spend up large at Movie World, this mug was the only thing I bought for myself, the rest were all gifts. Hey you gotta have that one tourist thing right? Ok maybe two tourist things... I ended up getting a hand made kangaroo fur coin purse as well as some bath salts from the beach front markets. 


One particularly wicked gift I did get at Movie World was this Batman singlet for Tara as a belated birthday present. Other fashion bits I purchased include this awesome double buckled belt from a random surf shop in Surfers Paradise. And then the biggest purchase of the trip was this stunning backpack from one of the many other surf shops I can't seem to remember the names of. The first time I saw this backpack was on Lilly Pebbles' blog and when I stumbled across it in Australia I could not resist. 


To finish off my little haul I of course had to mention what I got in duty free. I was very over excited to go to a Victoria's Secret store for the first time, but was a little disappointed to find their body mists cost more than they do at The Warehouse here in NZ! Everything in general was quite expensive, but they did have an amazing selection of underwear on special for 3 for $50.

I had intended to upload part 2 of my Gold Coast vlog today but alas it remains in pieces in Premier Pro. I hope you enjoyed this little haul blog post though and make sure you check out my first GC vlog here if you haven't already.


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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Gold Coast Vlog #1 - Theme Parks & Epic Apartment



I spent a week in the Gold Coast Australia with two of my friends and vlogged the trip! This is part one of two vlogs and is full of lots of excitement including an apartment tour and adventures to Movie World, Wet'n'Wild World and Sea World! Who else loves theme parks?? Make sure you give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and stay tuned for part two coming next week.



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Friday, September 11, 2015

How not to wear all black - Winter Colours


New Zealand women are known for their tendency to wear all black outfits. All black outfits have such elegance and ease so I can definitely see the appeal. Sometimes however I find all black outfits can be a little dull so I decided to mix it up a bit for todays look. I used a variation of other dark neutral colours like brown, grey and green. This way I added some colour to my look, but still managed to hold onto the streamlined understated vibes we all love about a black outfit.

Jacket & Bag - Vintage // Jumper - Rose Wholesale // Jeans - Sass & Bide // Boots - Novo Shoes // Photos by Connor


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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Weekly Vlog #11 - Fashion Week & Wellington Dietitians Conference


This week we attended a few NZFW shows (ITZME & Julian Danger, Resene designer selections show,  and Ruby) and Tara went to Wellington for the Dietitians New Zealand National Meeting (professional development conference). We hope you enjoy the video!




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