Monday, 21 April 2014

Coachella Inspired Outfits


There's no better place to spend time under the sun, dancing like there's nobody watching, than Coachella! The annual music fest has become just as much about the stellar fashion as it is about the line-up, with the sands of Indio, California transformed into a runway for revelers, fashionistas and celebrities alike. The two week event is definitely a great place to start when looking for outfits you can rock all summer long.
Spending hours treading the sun-baked earth and dancing in sweaty crowds means that every outfit needs to be a combination of comfort and chic (who knows which celebrities you'll be rubbing shoulders with?!!). 

We know we're a little late to the party with this post, but here are some Coachella inspired looks to file away for your next music festival or any other sizzling day of summer!


Sunny Days

Unless you want dirt covered cavemen feet, we'd stay well away from sandals and even further away from heels! Closed-toe shoes are your best bet to protect your feet from other revelers. Lace, florals, denim and a pair of comfy canvas shoes always make for a fashionable combination for any desert flocking festival goer!






Shorts: Just Jeans
Shoes: Rubi Shoes

 



Bohemian Rhapsody

Is there anything that screams Coachella louder than aztec prints?! This outfit is the perfect balance of girl next door and grungy chic, with a pair of combat boots bound to turn your favourite sundress into a headline act. If there's anything we've learnt trawling through Coachella snaps, it's that music revellers love to accessorise, so don't be afraid to layer up your necklaces, braceletes and rings the next time you hit the mosh pits.




 

Dress: Dotti
Necklaces: Lovisa and Diva
Boots: Rubi Shoes

 


Romping Around

While some of us revel in putting an outfit together from head to toe, others may find it more stressful than the rush to snap up tickets to the festival. The romper is the perfect way to cheat your way to fashionista status.





Sunglasses: Portmans
Headband: Gloss
Romper: My revolution
Shoes: Rubi Shoes
What were your favourite trends you spotted at Coachella, and which one of those will you be sporting?

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   © M + K

DISCLAIMER: These products  marked with an * were kindly sent to us for consideration, but as always, our reviews and opinions are honest ones

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Wantable March Box Review

Subscription boxes have taken the beauty world by storm, but with so many on the market, it can be a nightmare choosing one.What drew us to Wantable is the fact that all the products are full sized which is something we look for in a subscription box. There's nothing we hate more than receiving a small sample sized cream that would barely cover the face of a new born let alone a grown human being! 
 
The unique site allows subscribers to take a 'personal style quiz' to build what we like to call a "beauty profile" of the products and shades you'd love to receive in your box and those you are not so keen on. The monthly contents of the boxes are a surprise, but this way you can avoid the disappointment of receiving something that you probably will never use.


On opening the box, we were immediately impressed by the packaging with each product packed in its own velvet draw string bag. It's clear that the deisgn team over at Wantable have put plenty of thought into the presentation of their boxes which we can appreciate.
 
Now on to the goodies...
 
 
Glam Natural cream blush in Ashley, Ashley
The consistency of this blush is more like a mousse then cream, but what we love about this product is that it is quite light and true to it's claim, it is extremely velvety on application. What we like most though is that it gives you the perfect natural, Miranda Kerr-esque blush. However we found that the product is quite difficult to build up. So if you're a happy little Vegemite and prefer a more dramatic look, then this probably isn't for you. As with any cream blush, this product was slightly, for lack of a better word, greasy. So if you've got slightly oilier skin, you might want to stay away from this product or save it for the cooler months when your skin may be drier. With that being said, we think the dewy finish gives a nice glow when placed on the apples of the cheeks.
 
 
 Do excuse the mess of a hair!
 

La Bella Donna Mineral Light Lip Colour in Shell
The packaging of this lipstick is quite luxurious and really does reflect the product. The lipstick is extremely creamy and glides on like a dream. This is the perfect your lips but better colour which will make it a permanent fixture in our handbags!
 




 Liberty Republic Spellbound Nail Lacquer in Talisman
If you haven't caught on already with our glitter polish obsession, then where have you been?! The metallic polish has fast become one of our favourites. The formulation is spot on with only one coat required for an opaque finish. If this particular nail polish is anything to go by, we will definitely be hunting down some more Liberty Republic polishes to add to our collection.




Three Custom Color in Brown Sugar
Call us boring, but we'd choose neutrals over bright and wild coloured eyeshadow any day! So of course we were thrilled to get this little guy in our Wantable box. Ok, if you ask our mum she'd probably tell you that we have more than enough brown shadows to last us a life time. But in our opinion, you can't ever have enough of them! This Three Custom Color eyeshadow is silky and extremely versatile. You can blend it into your crese, wet an angled brush for a more natural liner or even use it to fill in your eyebrows. However, like the blush it is not extremely pigmented. We haven't tried it with a wet brush yet, so hopefully that will help to get more colour pay off.






We know this is Wantable's March box, so we're extremely sorry for the late review! We've just finished our uni exams, so we  pinky promise that we'll get our posts in order, but overall we were quite impressed by our box and the goodies that were selected for us. We think the products are very true to our 'beauty style' which made unboxing it that much more exciting.
 
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   © M + K
                                                               
DISCLAIMER: These products were kindly sent to us for consideration, but as always, our reviews and opinions are honest ones.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

An Elitist Experience

We've always been passionate about putting our support behind home grown brands, especially when they are just starting out which is why we were excited to attend Elitist Code's launch last Thursday. Elitist Code is an Australian online store which specialises in women's fashion and prides itself on making a woman feel confident and glamorous with their unqiue designs.
 
The event was held at Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness which we thought was appropriate considering the brands philosophy of empowering women.
 
 
One of the highlights of the nights was definitely the catering which was provided by Top Juice.

 
Here's a pre-show snap of us!  

There were quite a few pieces that caught our eyes, but these are these were by far our favourites of the night.



 

We were also lucky enough to speak with the owner, Jessica, of Elitist Code (second from left) who is pictured here with her gorgeous models.


 
And here is us being interviewed by Red Scope Films.  
 
We know the quality of the photos aren't up to our usual standard, but the lighting was terrible inside. Hopefully you still enjoyed seeing glimpses of this new brand.
 
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© M + K

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Argan Dew review


Our quest for the perfect product to give our hair that shampoo ad, hair flicking shine has been rather unsuccessful...until now. If we're honest, we've always been hesitant about oil based hair products. Most of them are pricey and we thought that it may have been one of those products over-hyped by beauty bloggers. So when Argan Dew contacted us to sample some of their products, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to try Argan oil for the first time, and of course it's only right that we share our thoughts with you guys. 


We can safely say that we wished we had jumped onto the bandwagon earlier!! We've only tried their Miraculous Argan Oil daily hair treatment so far, but having used it daily for a week, we're impressed. One thing we were afraid  of was that as an oil, it would leave our hair and hands feeling unpleasantly greasy , but that definitely isn't the case. The oil is quiet thick, so a little goes  a long way!!


Our hair has definitely fallen out of its tangly ways, and we're noticing that it feels a lot softer too. Whether this is a permanent change, we're not entirely sure, but one thing we know is we'll be sticking with it as long as our hair continues to feel this good!

If you want  the same smooth hair experience, make sure you check out Argan Dew.

We'd love to see what else is out there in the hair oils world, so let us know, what hair oils have you tried?

We'll also be trying out the Replenishing Hair Mask in the next few days, so make sure you follow us on GFC, Bloglovin'Twitter and Instagram to find out how we go!
                                                                  
                                                                  © M + K 
DISCLAIMER: These products were kindly were sent to us for consideration, but as always, our   reviews and opinions are honest ones.




Monday, 31 March 2014

Styling Double Denim

It was a look many of us vowed never to go near after Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's infamous AMAs macthing double denim ensembles. But it looks like the days of head-to-toe denim being a style no-no are well and truly behind us. The double denim trend is back with a vengeance!
If you're anything like us, many of you probably have your feet firmly planted within your style comfort zones, cringing at the idea of dripping in denim. But by no means do you have to stick to the same denim from head to toe. Our advice? Experiment with contrasting denim washes and colours for a more subtle double denim look. And most importantly, have fun with it!

 Lacey Days
We're always banging on about accessorising, but the right statement necklace really can up your fashionista status. We know that white denim can be a scary thing, especially since tomato sauce always seems to be attracted to it! But white shorts like these are perfect to pair with darker washed denim, and who can resist the lace trimming?!!



 


Shirt: Target
Shorts: Just Jeans
Necklace: Lovisa
Shoes: MissShop



Stripe a Pose
Break up your denim pieces by layering them with your favourite basics. Opting for a cropped denim jacket also creates the illusion of longer legs!





Jacket: Dotti
Top: Glassons
Rings: Lovisa

Stonewashed Siren
Play around with textures by mixing acid and stonewashed pieces  or embllished styles, or be adventurous and combine both wtih a top like this. The floral embroidery adds a fenimine touch to the 80s and 90s styled denim.






Top: Cotton On
Jeans: Glassons
Shoes: Portland
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© M + K