Saturday, 31 December 2011

Daily Nails Challenge - Design 16 (Final!)

Design 16: Glitter!!

I adore glitter and especially on the nails! It's the ultimate party night tonight and so of course glitter is an essential part of that :D For this super sparkly glitter look, I don't mind having to pick or soak my nails to get it off. I have used three layers to get maximum diamond-effect and to shine into the new year :)

The colours are:
* Nails Inc in Hatton Garden

Thank you for following me through this nail challenge! I hope you've liked my designs and maybe tried out a few yourself!

Hope you all have fun tonight!!!!!!

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Love love and challengelove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Daily Nails Challenge - Design 15

Design 15: Shiny


I actually wasn't quite sure what I meant by "shiny" when I came to do this design. I was choosing my shiniest polishes but they all came to be glittery and I decided that should be left for the final one. So I eventually picked a holographic polish that suited the shiny description but also wouldn't be too glittery to undermine the final design either.

I love how this polish just brings that added sparkle without screaming anything. It catches the light and takes my breath away. So no design as this doesn't need anything. On it's own, it's divine!

Unfortunately for me, I only have two DS polishes from OPI and the one I chose to use happens to be the one with the name rubbed off :( I believe it could be DS Exclusive but you can't quote me. Sorry. I am a fail!

The colours used:
* OPI Nail Lacquer in DS (Exclusive??)

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Love love and challengelove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Daily Nails Challenge - Design 14

Design 14: Duo-chrome

It's the 3rd day of Christmas so I added these cute little candy canes to my duo-chrome nails to keep up with the festive mood! I hope you're all having wonderful holidays :)

The colours are:
* Models Own Beetlejuice Nail Polish in Pinky Brown
(for the candy cane)
* Kiss Draw-on French Tip Pen
* Nails Supreme Nail Art Pen in Bright Red (like Migi pens)
* Zhiyu Glitter striper polish in Red
* Inglot Nail Art Enamel in 36 Black

Please join in if you like and link your post in the comments!

Love love and challengelove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Sunday, 25 December 2011

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Lots of festive red cups for me this week! I've been working hard (and now I'm sick with a cold... silly supervisor passing it around to everyone) and so treated myself to lots of sugar :D

Hope you're all having a great day!

Red Cup #1

Giant baubles are a winner :P

Penguin Hello Kitty! D'awwwwww :')

Baby fishies - yay for a camera that can focus!

Razzle Dazzle (from the Dec 2011 Glossy Box)

Red Cup #2

Had a check up at the dentist with the prettiest window display! (My teeth are great btw)
Bow in my hair for work :D

Red Cup #3

The best house deco I've seen IRL

Mother and I baked some curry puffs (like little pasties)

and also some puff pastry cheese twists :)

Red Cup #4

Big Gold Bow I wore to work on Christmas Eve :P
Christmas dinner a day early!
Off to my aunt's today and we're having Chinese food so mother cooked our Xmas dinner a day early :D It was delish! 

Good thing I get skinny milk in my Starbucks, otherwise I'd get so fat! Also, the people who work there must think I'm addicted ;)

Love love and extraspecialchristmasinstagramlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Daily Nails Challenge - Design 13

Design 13: Stamped (e.g. Konad)

I don't own the branded Konad plates/stamper set but I do have something very similar! As it gets closer to Christmas, I still want to keep with the festive theme so I picked some Christmassy colours and a design related :) I chose these little bows - bows rock!

My technique isn't the best, but it's still cute and I hope you like!
And I got a few little compliments at work too, when I was bagging up items :)
(from customers and colleagues alike!)

The colours are:
* MEMEME Metallic Ultra Gloss Nail Polish in Emerald
* myface.cosmetics Lil' Bling Nail Polish in gilt-y
* China Glaze China Rouge
(for Rudolph)
* myface.cosmetics Lil' Bling Nail Polish in gilt-y
* Nails Supreme Nail Art Pen in Pearlescent Brown (like Migi pens)
* Inglot Nail Art Enamel in 29 White and 36 Black
* Zhiyu Glitter striper polish in Red

Please join in if you like and link your post in the comments!

Love love and challengelove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Friday, 23 December 2011

Daily Nails Challenge - Design 12

Design 12: Rainbow

I've always wanted to create a rainbow design! There are so many ways to do this and I've seen many beautiful creations before. I've never done a design that continues from one nail to the next either and I knew it would be quite easy to do this with a rainbow design. Rainbows are so magical and cheerful and I hope you like mine!

The colours are:
* Eyeko Rain Polish
* Barry M Nail Paint in Blue Moon
* China Glaze in China Rouge
* Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Gamma
* Topshop Nail Polish in Bee's Kness
* Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Kink
* Barry M Nail Paint in Cyan Blue
* Barry M Nail Paint in Bright Purple
* myface.cosmetics Lil' Bling Nail Polish in Diamonds & Pearls
* Nails Inc Electric Lane Holographic Topcoat
* Nails Inc Electric Lane

Please join in if you like and link your post in the comments!

Love love and challengelove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Glossy Box Review (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

Last week I was pleasantly surprised with the gift of the Decemeber 2011 Glossy Box (Christmas edition) as it arrived at my door :)

I haven't posted much about Glossy Box in the past (only one post when I went to their beautiful event and a couple of mentions) but I now have three official boxes so can give you a competent review!

One of the great things about Glossy Box is that a lot of bloggers are on their subscription list. This excites me because I actually don't have a lot of time to try out new products (shocker!) so when I see someone who I trust talking about a product they love from one of the Glossy Boxes, I rush to try it! It's great that I already have it so I can try it immediately after reading/watching about it. 

A lot of the products are sample size but they are very luxurious brands and so I don't expect a full-size. 

I filmed a lengthy review which you can watch below :) talking about the three boxes I've received and little mini reviews on each product. I've also explained about Glossy Dots (their rewards point system) and gift subscriptions!

Have you tried Glossy Box yet??

Love love and glossyboxlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Daily Nails Challenge - Design 11

Design 11: Gradient/Ombre

So for this design, I wasn't sure if I wanted to do it on each nail, or change shade from pinky to thumb. I decided I would recreate a glitter gradient on individual nails as this look elegant, but still festive and so so sparkly!!! I was going to add a different glitter to the tips but I felt this simple look was great and so opted to just leave it as it is :)

The colours are:
* Deborah Lippmann Prelude To A Kiss
* Nails Inc Chelsea Embankment

Please join in if you like and link your post in the comments!

Love love and challengelove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Mini Origins Haul!

Hey there ^^

Ever since I saw this product on Anna's blog, Vivianna Does Makeup, I have wanted this. Link to her review is here. I've also seen that the lovely Jo from Beautylicious Love post a review too :)

I picked this up today from my local House of Fraser as there is quite a large Origins counter there and I knew I'd be able to grab it before work. 

On first impressions, the Origins Super Spot Remover has a scent. It's not unpleasant, it's quite hygienic smelling but some may be put off by this. It's actually a gel which is quite weird since it's packaged in a mini bottle, but it's so cute and perfect for carrying around with you for on-the-go use. It dries nicely on the skin (probably because of the alcohol) but there is a slight tight feeling if you apply it over an area, rather than just focus on one spot. 

I thought the customer service I received was great! After picking the product I wanted, the sales assistant asked me if I needed help with anything else and she was able to answer my question (Q: Can the Super Spot Remover be used over makeup? A: Yes!) easily - knowing your products, yes! As I was paying for it, she asked me if I was signed up with Origins to receive their samples of new products they make. I was not, so she gave me a card to fill out and take my details so I could get said samples. Then after paying, she gave me my product and a free little sample (15ml) of A Perfect World moisturizer that suits my skin!

So far, Origins gets two big thumbs up from me, and I don't even know if the products work for me yet! However, if they don't work out I know I can pop to the counter and pick up something more suitable, be greeted by a friendly face and lots of products to choose from :)

I'm so excited to try this product as it's been raved about! I really hope it works for me and I will definitely be reviewing it if it does :D

Love love and originslove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Daily Nails Challenge - Design 10

Design 10: Alternate 

The left hand:

Alternate nails are something to do when you have two colours you want to use. One nail this colour, the next the other :) But being me, this still looked too plain and I had to jazz it up a little and make it extra festive, so I added the blue ribbons to turn the red nails into presents!

The colours are:
* OPI Nail Lacquer in Red Dazzle
* Nails Inc in Chelsea Embankment
* Nails Supreme Nail Art Pen in Teal Blue (like Migi pens)

Please join in if you like and link your post in the comments!

Love love and challengelove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Sunday, 18 December 2011

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Well this week has been a little hectic. Yesterday was my only day off and I working everyday until Christmas! Been playing around with camera effects, frames and things with my new phone :P 
(no red cups for me this week *sad face*)

Chinese New Year is coming soon (January 2012)! It will be the year of the dragon - my mother's year!

Had a wonder around Westfield White City with my dad last Sunday afternoon.

Saw these glittery roses in M&S. Love how they sparkle in the camera - looks so magical  <3

Banksy card for my brother's birthday!

Got out my gold glitter polishes for a special manicure!

Got a wonderful surprise sent :) The Christmas Glossy Box 2011!

It might've snowed on Fri, but it didn't... :(

Added a little Rudolph to my gold glitter nails :D

Mother helped me do a side French plait for work since my hair was greasy.

One of my amazing friends got us tickets to see this! So excited!!!

And how was your week??

Love love and instagramlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Daily Nails Challenge - Design 9

Design 9: Tips

Usually I'm quite inspired with tips but because it's the holiday season, I wanted something more sparkly and current. I think this design is quite festive and not too sharp, as the glitter isn't a block shade. I got quite a few compliments on these :) Too bad the glitter started flaking off the day after I did them!

The colours are:
* Nails Inc Burlington Arcade
* Zhiyu Glitter striper polish in Gold

Please join in if you like and link your post in the comments!

Love love and challengelove!!
Toffee xXxXx