Monday, November 25, 2013

Bits and bob haul

hello everybody!

My boyfriend told me that ToysRUs are now selling Minecraft stuff [eeeee imagine how excited I was!!] so as I looked on their website it was pretty much the same products that are sold in other stores so... heart breaking moment lolz.

All that was about to change as I decided to visit my boyfriend whilst he was at work. It was a surprise as he didn't check his phone beforehand so that was a good thing (oh I lurve him so much)

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Pointed me to the Minecraft section (was walking round the store like a n00b searching high and low for green anything!!) and...saw the cute baby Pig, baby Mooshroom plushies and survival packs!!

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Of course being me I erm...went for the cute stuff :D but before I went to see him I was in town picking up bits and bobs that would be useful to me atm (as well as mums shopping list)

Behold... the goodies!


I bought this fabric glue from the 99p Store 

This would save me time stitching on fabrics together when in a rush or too lazy to drag out sewing machine, hooking up the thread again etc etc :)

Simple instructions on using fabric glue

Nice and sealed up! Just use the lid to puncture a hole through the foil

Dynamode USB Soundcard from Currys/PC World

Ever since I bought the headset to talk and play games with my friends, sadly my Macbook didn't have a microphone jack available so this was perfect for the job.

It works!

Looking forward to trying to glue out but sadly the 99p Store tends to change around their lines of products each week if not each month so fingers cross it's a must-stay product 

(wait...I've not tried it yet what am I saying)

Mucho love,

Tofu x

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tesco haul + great deals

hello everybody!

Just a small Tesco haul from a few days ago that I'd like to show you guys along with the savings/deals I've come across as well. Calculations of how much I've saved would be at the end of this post~

I love it when magazines are giving away Nails Inc bottles as their freebies. This time Nails Inc has collaborated with Kate Spade, a renown American designer, to release 4 shades for the readers of GLAMOUR. Sadly the Tesco branch I went to only had two shades available [Uptown Glamour (gold) and New York Noir (black)]. So it's worth getting for a full bottle (10ml) free with the magazine.

L-R: Kate Spade New York in New York Noir, Uptown Glamour, Soho Silver and Big Apple Red

Behold the gorgeous Katy Perry!

Here's my nail polish in the packaging

Almost forgot to mention but inside GLAMOUR there is the Joy Card from The Body Shop entitling you to £3, £15 or £100 off your purchases in stores until the 24th December 2013. Last year I ended up with £3 off my purchase for bought myself a Hemp lip balm which was my favourite but used up too bad. Wonder how much I have off this year (bound to be the lowest) but better than nothing!

Had to check that GLAMOUR magazine wasn't included in this bundle but my other favourite magazines are!

The packaging reminds me so much of a theatrical stage especially with the words around the border "co-starring..." with the retro themed products as well!

towel headband...headband...towel....stretchy headband...someone tell me the actual name for these things (much appreciated). Comfy, big enough for my head, stretchy enough and definitely keeps my hair back

Say You Scrub Me - basically body scrub ;). Haven't tried this out yet as I've recently bought a body scrub not long ago but it smells the same as the face scrub I've reviewed from the beginning of this year Along Came Betty face scrub review

So Much Bubble - bath bubble

It's A Skin Thing - body shimmer.

Crystals Are A Girls Best Friend - bath crystals.

The names they have for these products are so catchy and obvious to certain phrases we've all heard in the past.

Now for the calculations from the Tesco haul:

GLAMOUR - £2 [Nails Inc - free £11
3 Great Magazines - £5.99 [ELLE - £4.00
                              COMPANY - £2.50
                                    COSMOPOLITAN - £3.60]
 Along Came Betty Shower Glam Packed Shower Treats - £3.50 [£7]
Sadly this offer from Tesco only lasts until 24th November 2013 saving you £3.50 [LINK]

So to recap in total I've only paid £11.49 for everything 
whereas without the savings I would have paid £30.10 for individual products. 
Saving me £18.61!
I'm glad I decided to check on the Tesco website on that shower treats set.

Phew ~ haul finally typed up before the offer has ended. Worth getting for yourself or a Christmas gift for someone. 

Mucho love,

Tofu x

Saturday, November 16, 2013

NOTD ~ Cartoon Nails

[NOTD - nail of the day]

hello everybody!

It's not easy deciding which nail art to try out but I've tried this cartoon effect on my sister so took it upon my self. There are some ways of doing this technique but I'll show one way of doing it.

Nails Inc in Lemon Ice Cream 307, Revlon in Sweet Tart 185, MUA in shade 5, shade 6, shade 9 and Rio Professional Nail Art Pens in Black and White

Paint one thin layer on each fingernail to avoid bubbles

Using the Rio fine brush in black carefully draw an outline of each nail

Switching to the Rio white nail brush draw on the side of the nail making a long exclamation mark (!)

Cartoon nail art done!

Hope you guys have fun trying out this interesting and easy tutorial.

Mucho love,

Tofu x

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Nails Inc + Colgate

hello everybody!

Boots had an offer not long ago with Colgate collaborating with Nails Inc so when you purchase any Colgate Max White One you get a full sized Nails Inc nail polish bottle!! No joke it's the actually 10ml you get and not a teeny tiny sample.

My boyfriend and I decided to get not one but two of the bottles they have as part of the offer. So it meant we get two toothpaste tubes but who cares as it's Nails Inc bottles I'm getting!! Sounding a bit selfish but then again he did suggest it after all thanks babes
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I shall swatch these nail polishes at a later date when I'm not planning any nail art of such

Happy reading

Mucho love,

Tofu x

 Disclaimer: All items mentioned have been purchased by my boyfriend and in no way given by Colgate and Nails Inc. 

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

NOTD ~ Galaxy/Nebula effect

[NOTD - nail of the day]

hello everybody!

I've tried the sponging technique in the past but was unsure about the stickiness and it never occurred to me that the top coat would flatten the design as opposed to giving it a texture.

Instead of using a black nail polish as the base colour I decided to choose a dark sparkly blue to go along with the space theme

ripped off a corner of a cheap makeup sponge for this technique. To avoid getting a block colour on the nail it's essential to dab off the excess and continue onto the nail, sponging on more as you go along til you've happy with the cloudy effect you're after

I sponged on the white differently on each nail to create a wider aspect of the galaxy/nebula effect I'm going for

remember to leave space for the other colours when sponging onto the nail

slowly building up the colour palette but I've only chosen three other colours to add on top to avoid overcrowding and confusion

alternatively you could finish with just the sponging but I personally like to add speckles of stars in the background using a cocktail stick or bobby pin to add some depth to the nail art
seal with a top coat
et voila~

Galaxy/ Nebula nail art done!

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Hope you guys have fun trying out this quick and easy tutorial as I'm sure there will be a few old sponges laying around for this technique :D

Mucho love,

Tofu x

Saturday, September 07, 2013

New additions to the family?

hello everybody!

A brief information, last year we bought a rabbit hutch and it's not been occupied...until now! Our lovely neighbours simply had too many bunnies and decided to give two to us. My first choice would have been the moustache one but...sadly it wasn't so fond of me...
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so I opted for the only black/white bunny. They already gave it a name and that's Oreo. My sister choose a white one and called it Mochi (we still don't know the gender for both of these bunnies).

Without further ado here are the images of the bunnies


The family
The mother with her newborns
sleepy little cuties hehe

yes...luring them upstairs
Oreo looks so cute hehe

the goodies we bought from Petsathome

So far so good~ hope the images have 'awww'ed you guys this weekend because I love them to bits!

Mucho love,