Sunday, 24 June 2012

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Not many photos this week. 

Tried to cut down on my fast food purchases :P

New shoes.

New shirt :)

Drinking honey for my sore throat.

Pret lunch ;)

Pizza Express


Went to Swarovski
So I hope you're all doing well :)

Still suffering with a sore throat - I hope I recover by my next instagram post.

Love love and instagramlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Blue glitter tips & pink leopard side NOTD

It's been a while since I did any leopard print... 

And we all know how much of a winner glitter nail polish is! 

I used a base layer of Max Factor Nailfinity See Through Peach and then sponged OPI Absolutely Alice onto the tips. 

Then I used a dotting tool with OPI My Address is Hollywood to draw random spots on one half of each of my nails. I finished off the leopard print with Inglot Nail Art Enamel in 036 Black to outline the spots. 

I sealed my design with two coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. 

I think the leopard print only down one side of the nail gives it more sophistication but the colours and glitter keep my manicure cute and fun!

One of the girls at work thought my nails were done professionally :) 
That's when you know you're doing something right.

What do you think of these??

Love love and leopardprintandglitterlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sunset Dolphin NOTD

*this design was inspired by cutepolish*

Dolphins are something I adore. They're beautiful, intelligent creatures that I've always liked and I fulfilled my dream of swimming with dolphins in Florida when I was 11!

Anyway, back to the nails. I think these are rather cute.

I began by applying a layer of OPI Dim Sum Plum over my nails.

Then using a make up sponge, I used one stripe of OPI Dim Sum Plum, then one stripe of Models Own Hedkandi Hedonist in the middle and then one stripe of Topship Nails in Bee's Knees at the bottom. I then sponged each nail using this so get a sunset gradient effect.

I then used my Inglot Nail Art Enamel Polish in 036 Black to draw the dolphins. I used the striper brush end to draw a banana like body, then added the flipper, dorsal fin and tail flukes. I think two dolphins per hand is enough as you get statement nails.

Then, being me, I needed some glitter so I used GOSH Magic Star to add a sheer holographic shimmer.

To finish off, I applied Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

What do you think of these dolphins??

Hope you try them out - a lot easier than you think :D

Love love and dolphinlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

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This week has been quite fun. I'm working this weekend so had Thursday and Friday off :) 
Tuesday Caramel Machiatto

Wednesday White Magnum

And chocolate cake :O

Strawberries and cream (and sugar!) <3

Friday Ling

Pink glittery base guitar!!!

Sunny Saturday

Caramel waffle gently heated by the steam of my tea :)

Lots of food again... Also, I might be getting tonsilitis!

Hope you're all keeping well x

Love love and instagramlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Monday, 11 June 2012

TwinkleTalk ~ OPI, Primark, H&M, Hollister Haul *video*

Products in this video:
~ OPI New York City Ballet Minis Collection:
* My Pointe Exactly
* Don't Touch My Tutu!
* Care to Danse?
* Pirouette My Whistle
~ Primark Black Chiffon Top with Cream Lace & Black Beading
~ Primark Cream & Black Flat Shoes
~ Primark Round-toe Gold Glitter Platform Heels (Dune dupes)
~ New Look Black Work Trousers with ankle cuff
~ H&M Strap Top with Neon Floral Pattern
~ H&M Blue Long Sleeveless Shirt
~ H&M Black Button Back Top with Pink & Orange Fruits
~ H&M Cream Roses Hair Clips
~ Topshop Nail Polish in Razzmatazz
~ Origins Super Spot Remover
~ Origins Zero Oil Cleanser Sample
~ Hollister Cream Cardigan with Lace ruffling
~ Hollister Neon Coral Denim Shorts

Would you like to see any outfit posts with these items??

Love love and haullove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

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This week has been full of junk food. Bad Ling...

Early Morning on a Bank Holiday... 

Needed a little treat.

Half price <3

BIG Breakfast from McDonald's because I woke up late!

Some Royal Family!

Last half price day - caramel yum yum.

Tartan it up ;)

Friday morning.

Lunch with a friend

No luck :'(

Saturday retail therapyyy

Needed this!

My latest nail treats <3

My Popeye arm XD

I got muscles in my arms! Too bad they're tiny and weak...

Hope you're all doing well!

Love love and instagramlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Hedonist Butterflies NOTD

This is Models Own Hedonist from the Hedkandi collection.

This bright matte shade has been plastered over the blogging world recently. I first saw it in the bottle store in Westfield White City and knew instantly that I had to have it. 

I don't own many matte nail polishes but I do love the love of the finish. However, matte polish is far less resilient so I will mostly apply a layer (or two) of a strong top coat to make sure my manicure lasts me!

Originally, I tried using a konad-like stamper set to create some white butterfly patterns but the white didn't come out very opaque on top of the hedonist. 

After the stamping, I took a leaf out of Leanne's (Do Not Refreeze) book and layered over Models Own Tropical Sun - a beautiful sheer duo chrome peachy gold polish which almost brings the colour alive. 

However, in real life, you couldn't really see the white butterflies so I decided to remove my design and play with black and white decals. This is definitely more what I was going for! 

(I think flat sticker decals are great! They look so perfect and if you use the right top coat, they don't even look like stickers and last for about a week)

Do you own this polish? What do you think of the shade?

Love love and hedonistlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

Monday, 4 June 2012

Patriotic Jubilee NOTD

I'm so glad my OPI Jubilee Nail Polish set came in time!

(However, somehow these polishes look a little too Captain America than Union Jack!)

So this design was mainly to showcase my two new OPI colours - DS Magic and DS Bold. 

DS Bold is a sheer red polish with glitters that are more of a pinky-silver. To get the opaque look above I had to paint some plain red polish underneath. It's not my favourite polish but nevertheless a nice one to have in my collection.

However, DS Magic is beautiful. I really wish the camera could pick up the multi-tonal shades that it has. From afar, it does look like your average shiny blue but when you really look at it you can see it has somewhat duo-chrome properties, bringing out glimmers of purples and even teals!

Anyway, a step-by-step guide has been created in case you want to create this look:

Step 1: White Base.

I used Revlon 050 White On White but I think it's drying out a little as the application isn't so smooth anymore. I used two coats for this opacity.

Step 2: Blue Lines

With the use of the polish brush (this is the only time the pro-wide brushes aren't so helpful), I striped two layers of DS Magic down the centre of each nail. I only used thin coats, building up my polish to the desired opacity by just wiping the brush thoroughly before application.

Step 3: Red tips

Because DS Bold is too sheer to show a true red and cover the blue sufficiently, I used Maybelline Express Finish Lacquer in 505L Cerise Cherry as a base red. 

Step 4: Adding glitter.

This is where a couple of sheer coats of DS Bold come in. 

And then, top it all off with some strong top coat. 

It's not perfectly straight lines, but they can be forgiven.


Long love the Queen!!!

Have you painted your nails red, white and blue for the Diamond Jubilee festivities?

Love love and Jubilieelove!!
Toffee xXxXx