A little treat..

I finally took the plunge and treated myself to something I have had my eye on forever! I was in the Apple Store, Regent Street and decided to treat myself to a MacBook Pro.
I've always been a gadget geek and can't believe I hadn't got one of these beauts sooner.

I'm completely new to MacBooks and would love all of your tips, tricks and help..
I love photography apps and things like that so please send me over all of your recommendations!

I hope your all fantastic x

Photo from weheartit

Hello Blogland

I haven’t been on blogger for ages and seem to have got out of the habit. Well I best get into it as I’m missing my bloggy friends. I hope everyone’s well and I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone’s latest goings on over the next few weeks (I think it’ll take me that long to get back into the swing of things).

I’m super excited for my very first Blighty Boutique Vintage & Handmade Fair this Sunday. I even attempted my very first cake last night as we’re running a cake stall for the NMC Appeal as well as the tea room and I am determined to be able to point a cake out as one I’ve made. In hindsight 10.45pm wasn’t the best time to start it, especially without all of the ingredients (I’d forgotten the cream and caster sugar, made do with granulated), but it turned out ok and fingers crossed the next one will be even better.

Obviously we had to taste test it. I have to credit a pot of Betty Crocker's for the icing
I’m on paper bunting duty today so I’m sat in my jim jams surrounded by vintage annuals and string. I can now at least find all of my crafty bits and bobs after buying three IKEA bookcases for the spare room/stock room. My other IKEA storage unit just wasn’t big enough to house my stock etc anymore and it has now gone off to a new home via eBay. I suppose I should probably mention that since my cousin and I are DIY novices not one of the three book cases we built turned out right. Oh well, they do the job and they are only for stock.

My cousin’s also painted my fence a lovely green colour and is moving onto the decking next week. He’sjust graduated from uni and is easily bribed with cash at the moment to fund travelling and festivals. He inconveniently went off to Glastonbury when I needed my lawn mowing...just can’t get the staff these days.

Right, I best get on with this bunting as I’m off to take that at 3pm. Woohoo. Have a good week and I hope to see some of you at the vintage fair xxx

Sunday Daydreams.

I'm oogaling over these rooms lately. Daydreaming of cooking breakfast in that kitchen, pillow fighting with babe in that bedroom, and cuddling up for an afternoon read from that fantastic bookshelf/staircase. The robin's egg blue bring such a light and airy feel to the spaces. Swoon!

I hope this Sunday is treating you well. The babe and I are going to head to my mum's for a little Sunday afternoon BBQ here shortly. It's deathly hot outside, I can't wait to jump in her pool!

xo. Traci

A "Toast" To All Our Chic Customers

In honor of all our stylish customers, we want to offer a little promotion/competition this summer. We have been posting pictures of our favorite outfits, but we want to see what all the Butter Toast-goers are wearing. So we have devised a plan....

We want you to submit a picture of yourself in your very favorite outfit (it can include vintage, thrifted, or new clothing). Every week we will chose our favorite submitted photo, and that person will receive 25% off their next purchase at Butter Toast, along with 15% off for a friend! The winner will be featured in our blog each week in a style post! Here are some of my favorite examples from LookBook:





Please send submissions to buttertoastboutique@gmail.com with "Shopper Style" as the subject, along with your full name, phone number, and details about what you are wearing. We look forward to seeing all your wonderful outfits!

Happy Summer,

What I'm wearing.. Naked!

I was having a little discussion last night about what make up suits me and what I enjoy using the most. I'm really not very much of an eye make up girl, which I have said lots and so today I decided to have a little bit of a play with my Naked Palette.
My camera hasn't picked it up very well and has picked a random bit up in the picture below..but not one for touching up photos- especially FOTD's, I decided to post it anyway.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35
Collection 2000 Lasting Finish Concealer
Fake Bake Beyond Bronze Bronzing Powder
Fake Bake Sunburn Blush
No7 Brown/Black Eye Pencil
L'Oreal Architect 4D- Black
L'Oreal Super Liner- Carbon Black
Urban Decay Naked Palette- Naked, Buck, Darkhorse, Hustle
On my lips I just have Carmex with a bit of foundation underneath that was accidently brushed onto them as I was a little messy today..whoops!

My hair has just been washed, whilst it was wet I sprayed it with Umberto Giannini Grunge Glamour Tousled Salt Spray which I forgot I had- it gave me amazing volume and I love it.

I'm still not overly loving eye make up on me, but I am enjoying it for today.

I hope your well sweethearts xx

Desert Vagabond.

So, I got a lovely little email today from Alejandra of Imaginale. She informed us that she featured a vintage (& very awesome) ethnic fringe mini cape that she purchased from Butter Toast in her most recent fashion shoot entitled Desert Vagabond. I really love her Native American concept, the whole shoot is incredible! I highly suggest checking out the entire session here. Below are a few images and a video I snagged from her site!

Desert Vagabond from Ale Amador on Vimeo.
 [Source: Imaginale]

To see people wearing/styling/loving/featuring the vintage items they purchase from us makes me truly happy. It excites me that people enjoy what we've poured our souls into. We love vintage, but more so, we love our shoppers who allow us to live our dream. <33

xo, Traci.

Drooling Over Denim.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Jasmine and I (Angela) were on the hunt over the weekend searching for amazing vintage denim. My main project this summer as an intern for Butter Toast is to create and design a photo shoot, which I am extremely excited about (who wouldn't be?). My vision: denim on denim, with a side of denim.

We have lots of denim scraps at the store (from cutting pants into shorts and what not), and thought we should create some denim accessories for the shoot. Here are some of our ideas:

[All images sourced from Etsy.]

I also thought some fingerless gloves would look super cool in denim, but have no idea how we would make them (my sewing abilities are below elementary). We would love to get some suggestions on other possible denim accessories!

Happy Summer,

Labels and Printed Tops

Hello! This week we're showing you this adorable little book of labels...

Perfect for attaching to gifts, wine bottles, or anything!

We also have these three adorable soaps.  Each one has a different patterned box:

We also have some adorable new clothes!  First, this light weight flowered top:

Loving this strapless printed ruffle dress:

This is one of my favorite shirts...look at the fun print!

Thanks for coming by. Happy Monday!!


NIP+FAB Frown Fix

Hi dolls,
So a while ago, I did a GIVE ME BOTOX post. I was in utter need of a Frown Fix and a Frown Fix is just what I got, or what I thought I had got at least.

Introducing.. Nip + Fabs Frown Fix..

I have had my eye on this product for a while, since I saw Joey Essex from The Only Way is Essex lauching it in Boots.
I looked into as the name of the product was just what I was looking for and the write ups seemed amazing.
It is constantly sold out online and in Boots, on the launch had thousands queuing up for it and has been described as a "miracle" as it has been 'clinically proven' to reduce lines and wrinkles up to 50 percent- a natural alternative to Botox. Okay, so this all sounded amazing to me and I was totally lured in and being the beauty excited girl that I am- I had to get my hands on one of these.
I'm sorry but I must be doing something wrong because this is not working for me.

"Wrinkles and expression lines will be no more with this revolutionary instant line filler!" - Instant? Theres nothing instant happening to my lines, infact theres nothing happening to them at all.

"The concentrated formula plumps + smoothes the appearance of expression lines, fine lines + wrinkles; hydrating + moisturising skin to leave your face smooth + instantly younger."- Again, instantly younger- not at all. Plumps + Smoothes? Sorry this isn't happening either.

"amino acids smooth + minimise the look of expression lines
purslane extract
hydrates + diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
centella extract
fine lines appear visibly reduced"- Nip + Fabs website.

I may seem like a little bit of a hater here, but I am so disapointed. I'm hoping that I just have a faulty tube or something. I may send them a little email to ask if I am using this correctly and whether my expectations of the product are wrong.
I think I possibly read into the hype of this "must have product" a bit too much and maybe had too high expectations but its so annoying when you literally notice nothing from a product.


  • Twist tube until product comes out on first use.
  • Brush directly onto clean skin to target expression lines around eyes, forehead and mouth.
  • Use sparingly for prolonged use.
  • Apply before moisturising for best results.
  • Can be applied morning and/or evening if desired.
I have been doing exactly this a yes, only for just over a week or so but still.. in the product name it says "Instant Line Filler" and this isn't true for me.

I really wanted to try some more of there products like the Bust and Tummy Fix, but now I'm not too sure.

The product comes in a 4ml tube and has a very "YSL Touche Eclat" function to it with the twist it until the product comes out of the brush.
The product is quite a thin consistency and smells very clean and fresh.

I managed to get one in my local Boots after lots of attempts.

If you want to join the queue and try this for yourself, it retails at £10.25 and you can get it from Boots or Nip and Fabs website here

I am going to keep on using this product and I genuinely hope that I will be back with an eat my words post telling you how great the results are.

I'm sorry if this is all a little bit hateful, but I did just want to be 100% honest.

Have you tried Frown Fix or any other Nip+Fab product and what do you think? I'd love to hear!


Summer Bracelets

If I could only have one accessory for every day wear, without a doubt I would choose a little bracelet each and every time.
I'm completely in love with little leather band bracelets and string friendship style "holiday" bracelets. I look forward to buying them on holiday and I buy them wherever I go. Obsessed much.

Today in Miss Selfridge I picked up these little beauts that I've been eyeing up. They was half price at £4.25. Amazing and I love them.

Here are a few from my collection of pretty Summer ones. I live in simple brown/khaki leathery or string ones, there constantly on my wrists but there not really pretty enough to blog about.

The plain Pink one in the middle was from Kate who has an online shop Dollybowbow, on making this post I realise the Polly Pockets have come off and are lost- I'm pretty heart broken about this! :(

I hope your all well and spoiling your dads/grandads/god fathers with love this Fathers Day.


Storage for my fave lipsticks and nail polishes...

Today was one of those "I need to change things in my room" days.
I like to keep things fresh and change it all up a little bit every now and again.

Today I decided to demote my cupcakes to another stand, and use this little put together yourself cheap and cheerful one from Sainsburys for my favourite Nail Varnishes and Lipsticks in a lonely corner of my bedroom.

I'm pretty pleased with how it looks- very girly and sweet, though I'm not sure how long it will be until I come into my room and they have all blown over.

On the top I've weighed it down a little with a few of my favourite perfumes- Gucci Flora, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and Miss Dior Cherie.

What do you think and how do you store all of your goodies?

John Frieda Sheer Blonde- Controlled Lightening Spray

Hello my lovelys,

Ready just in time for Summer, ready for those beachy locks, John Frieda have launched there Go Blonder spray into there Sheer Blonde range.

I was offered the chance to try a few of the John Frieda products and this is one of the products that I was really eager to get my hands on.

"Our exclusive, versatile formula with citrus and chamomile works with blow-dryer heat to gradually lighten and brighten for a natural-looking, blonder blonde. Visibly lightens in 3-5 uses. With Thermal Protectant. Not suitable for use on medium brown or darker shades of hair."
"For blondes only"

Okay, you got me- slapped wrists! I'm completely and utterly medium brown when it comes to hair colours but I couldn't really resist trying this. I always use Shampoo's and Conditioners for light hair, because I like the way it makes my hair look.
A little bit anxious at the risk of turning my hair into a huge mess for summertime, and knowing if it went wrong it would be completely my fault..I got spraying.
The fact that it is called Controlled Lightening Spray made me feel a little more on the safe side, but honestly I don't know how "controlled" it is.
I would like to clearly state here that I am not a hairdresser, I do not have any qualifications to give advice on hair and I do not recommend this to any one with Medium Brown or darker hair. I started using going 100% against the advice John Frieda gave.

I feel a little naughty saying this, because I don't want anyone else with darker hair to try it and then it go awfully wrong- but I love this spray!

When I first saw this product in Boots I couldn't help but think 'Sun In'..I covered my hair in that stuff when I was about 12 in Portugal and looked a horrid mess and ever since then Lightening products have scared me, but I can safely say that John Frieda are not like Sun In and have created a little wonder in spray form.

"Spray thoroughly on towel-dried hair, then style as desired. For optimal lightening, use hair straighteners or tongs after blow-drying. The more heat you use, the greater the effects.
ALLOVER LIGHTENING: Spray hair thoroughly, making sure to cover surface and under sections. Comb through and blow-dry.
HIGHLIGHTS: Spray on select strands from root to end. Comb through and blow-dry.
ROOT-BLENDING: Part hair into 1 inch sections and spray on roots. Blow-dry.

The way I used this product was after I had washed my hair, I towel dried it into a big scrunchy mess and sprayed throughly, but in no way evenly. I don't want all over blonde hair, I just want a little sunkissed colour for the Summer.
After blow-drying it I used my GHD's on it for "optimal lightening" and of course, because I wanted straight locks.
I have used this product about 4 times now, and have just started noticing the effects.
It has ever so slightly lightened my locks. Maybe 2 shades lighter than it was to begin with. I doubt it will be hugely noticable to everyone else but I can definitely notice a difference- especially to my ends which have gone alot lighter and given me a little bit of an unintentional ombre effect which I'm loving.

I'm not going to get carried away with this product as it isn't recommended for Brown hair and I don't want to keep going and then push my luck and end up regretting it. I'm happy with how its left my hair looking after a few tries and will maybe just use it once every few washes.

Aqua, Hydrogen Peroxide, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Phosphate, Phosphoric Acid, VP/VA Copolymer, Polyquaternium-47, Parfum, Polyquaternium-55, Propylene Glycol, Acid Violet 43, Vitis Vinifera Juice Extract, Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Tocopherol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.

As you can see this product does have Hydrogen Peroxide in it-(more commonly known as bleach), which further added to my worry. I was terrified I would end up with a bleached stripey highlighted look or something.
Honestly, when John Frieda say this product is for Blondes only I think there saying it for the best.
I really don't want you Brunettes being risky and thinking because it worked for me, it will for you and then ending up with a mess.
For you blondes- you lucky things. This product will give you the most amazing effects and keep your hair looking bright,, blonde and beautiful. I imagine this would be great for touch ups between colours?

The spray comes in a 100ml size bottle and is apart of the Sheer Blonde range and costs £6.99
Full details of this product are on the John Frieda website here.

I hope your all very well

Pretty in Pink.

I'm in la la land today. I've had a busy, exhausting week and I'm not feeling super great so I just can't seem to keep my mind on track. So, here's a bit of PINK eye candy if you're in daydream mode too. 

Source: Pinterest.

I'll take one of everything please :) 
I'm such a sucker for pink, truly the girly-est of colors.

I hope this Friday has treated you well! We will be open late tonight for Third Fridays on Roosevelt Row!! Stop by and see all the new goodies we have in store!
xo, traci.