Friday, 21 July 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. If you missed the last theme, 'Beach or Animal Silhouettes', you can find my post here. This time around the prompt is 'Sunshine'. I recently picked up Glisten & Glow 'Bunks & Bug Juice' (from Rainbow Connection) and decided to pair it with some sun stamping. Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Pretty Serious Cosmetics LE Facebook Group Customs

Hello! Today I have swatches of the two recent Pretty Serious Cosmetics Facebook group customs. These are one time only polishes, and will not be restocking. Thankfully, us UK addicts were lucky enough that a batch of both polishes were also sold on Rainbow Connection, which is where I purchased mine. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics LE Facebook Group Customs @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 17 July 2017

Sweet Treats Indie Box

Hello! Today I have the most recent UK Indie Box to share. This time around Lea from Sparklea Nail Polish hosted the box, while Hayley over at Danglefoot Nail Polish is busy with her newborn. The two brands both contributed a polish each, and were joined by Sarah from Wikkid Polish. Also in the box were some sweeties (of course!), and a sachet of bath salts from Twa Burds Soaps.

Sweet Treats Indie Box @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 14 July 2017

Painted Polish & Cupcake Polish Anniversary Duo (LE)

Hello! Today I have a Painted Polish and Cupcake Polish collaboration to share with you. Both brands have recently hit their 4th anniversaries, and celebrated by releasing a duo together. The polishes are based on the hydrangea flower, the official 4th anniversary flower. I love both brands, so grabbed these as soon as it launched on Rainbow Connection. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Painted Polish & Cupcake Polish Anniversary Duo @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

ILNP Summer 2017 Collection (Partial)

Hello! Today I have swatches of four polishes from the ILNP Summer 2017 collection. These were bought for me by my boyfriend, and were his choices from the collection (and the whole of Rainbow Connection) while drunk - yep, he drunk-ordered me polish! Read on for my full swatches and more info.

ILNP Summer 2017 Collection (Partial) @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 10 July 2017

Madam Glam One Step Gels - Swatches & Review

*Press Sample*
Hello! Today I have an exciting post - my first gel polishes! The brand Madam Glam offered me some of their gels to swatch and review. As I have never used any before, they were kind enough to send me not only three gel polishes, but both an LED lamp and a peel off base coat. They have also given me a discount code for you all which I will share at the end. Read on for my full swatches and to find out more!

Madam Glam One Step Gels - Swatches & Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 7 July 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes

Hello! Today I'm back with my first 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani for July. If you missed the last prompt, 'Going on Holiday', you can find my post here. This time the theme is 'Beach or Animal Silhouettes'. I had ideas for both options, but ended up going with the beach look below. Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes @acertainbeccaa

I started with a base of ILNP 'Birthday Suit', a nude base full of small holographic flakes. This is from the Summer 2017 collection. I don't normally tend to go for nudes, but the flakes are so pretty, and it really reminds me of sand.

ILNP 'Birthday Suit' @acertainbeccaa

I then created a sort of layered french tip using the wave image from the Uberchic Beauty Mermaid Life stamping plate. I triple stamped the image on the tips of my nails - first using Painted Polish 'Boating in Blue Jeans', then Hit The Bottle 'Snowed In', and finally with MoYou London 'Turquoise Mint'.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes @acertainbeccaa

I then stamped the 'She Dreams of the Ocean' wording (and the dolphin underneath if you can spot him!) from the Mermaid Life  plate onto my middle finger using 'Boating In Blue Jeans'. I also added a pair of flip flops from Uberchic plate 2-03 onto my ring finger using Painted Polish 'Stamped in Coral 2.0'.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes @acertainbeccaa
26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I was tempted to leave these with just the wave stamping on my tips, but I just couldn't resist adding more. It's been getting hot again these past few days, so it's definitely been a well timed theme! I'll be back in two weeks time with the next one, 'Sunshine'.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x 

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