Friday, 30 December 2016

New Year's Eve Mani (Opulent Essences 'Devils Gold')

Hi! Today I have my New Year's Eve nails to share with you. I've had it in my mind for a while that I wanted to use Opulent Essences 'Devils Gold' for New Years, so I created my mani with matching colours (black and gold). I also knew I wanted to add fireworks. Here is what I ended up with. Read on to find out more!


New Year's Eve Mani @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Snowflakes - Glisten & Glow 'Lavender Liqueur'

Hi! Today I have a quick wintery snowflake mani for you, over a base of Glisten & Glow 'Lavender Liqueur'. This was a Polish Con limited edition that I actually didn't manage to get on the day (although I did get others!), but luckily Rainbow Connection received some of the leftover stock. I 'accidentally' bought myself it while Christmas shopping, and couldn't resist adding some snowflakes. Read on for more info!

Snowflakes - Glisten & Glow 'Lavender Liqueur' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 26 December 2016

Nails Inc Alice & Olivia Christmas Cracker Set

Hello lovelies! I hope you've all had an amazing Christmas! Today I have swatches of the Nails Inc Alice & Olivia Christmas Cracker Set to share with you. This was released as a gift set last Christmas (2015) for £25. I picked it up when it was reduced to just £5 back in August. I then waited patiently until this Christmas to open them up. There are six crackers in total, each containing one polish (5 minis and one full size). Read on for full swatches and more info!

Nails Inc Alice & Olivia Christmas Cracker Set @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 23 December 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Pastel Christmas

Hi lovelies! I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. This time the theme is 'Pastel Christmas', which I think is a great idea! I always have so much fun doing non-traditional seasonal themes. I hadn't yet done a snowman mani this year, so pulled out my Uberchic Beauty Christmas plates and came up with this. Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Pastel Christmas @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Candy Canes (Uberchic Beauty Plate Christmas-02)

Hi lovelies! I'm back today with guess what? Another Christmas mani! This time I have stamped some candy canes over another Vegan Beauty Cosmetics polish. I've been really loving the shimmery foily finishes of them all of this month. Read on for more info!

Candy Cane Nails @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 19 December 2016

Christmas Trees (OPI 'I'm Sooo Swamped')

Hello! It's finally what I like to call 'Christmas week', yay! Unfortunately I am still at work this week but come Friday I'll be free! Today I have a Christmas tree mani to share with you, inspired by a similar one created by Bethany from BNailedToPerfection (see Bethany's mani here). I used the same stamping images as Bethany, but different polishes. Read on to find out more!

Christmas Trees @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 16 December 2016

Double Stamped Reindeers

Hello! Today I have another Christmassy mani to share with you, this time with reindeer. I have quite the reindeer obsession at this time of the year - I have a little family of them sat next to my Christmas tree - so I had to put some on my nails! I also attempted double stamping for the first time, something I've been meaning to do for a while. Read on to find out more!

Double Stamped Reindeers @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Gingerbread Men (Uberchic Beauty Plate Christmas-01)

Hello! Today I have another Christmassy mani to share with you. I recently purchased both Uberchic Beauty Christmas plates 01 and 02 from Nail Artisan, and I love them! One of the first images to catch my eye was the little gingerbread men on plate 01. I've seen plenty of manis created with it already, but I just couldn't resist doing my own. Read on for more info!

Gingerbread Men (Uberchic Christmas-01) @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 12 December 2016

Barry M 'Twinkle Twinkle' & 'Nutcracker' (Superdrug Exclusives)

Hello! Way back in September, I posted swatches of two new Barry M polishes exclusive to Boots (post here). Today I am back with the two Superdrug exclusives, 'Twinkle Twinkle' & 'Nutcracker'. Again, these both have a gorgeous sparkly foil finish and are perfect for the festive season. Read on for full swatches and more info!

A little bit random, but this is also my 200th blog post - yay!

Barry M 'Twinkle Twinkle' & 'Nutcracker' (Superdrug Exclusives) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 9 December 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Christmas Preparations

Hi lovelies! I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani, and this time the prompt is 'Christmas Preparations'. When I read the theme, I immediately thought of pulling out the decorations and putting up my Christmas tree. I did have a couple of different ideas of how to set my mani out, but this is what I settled with in the end. Read on for more info and to see how I did it! 

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Christmas Preparations @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

November MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - All That Glitters

Hi lovelies! Today I have November's MeeBox to share with you. If you missed last month's box, you can find my unboxing and swatches here, and nail art look here. Thankfully I'm not running quite as late this month! November's theme is 'All That Glitters', and is full of sparkly goodies. Read on for a closer look and everything inside and full swatches of each polish!

November 'All That Glitters' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 5 December 2016

Owl & Feather Stamping (Born Pretty Store Review)

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Hello! Today I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review for you (if you missed my previous post, you can find it here). This time I have three different items to share - two small stamping plates, and a chocolate brown stamping polish. I used them all together to create my owl mani below. Read on to find out more!

Owl & Feather Stamping @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Toy/Robot Nails (Born Pretty Store Review)

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Hello! It's officially December now, so I can finally get away with Christmas nails (not that I haven't snuck a couple in already!). I was recently sent some more items from Born Pretty Store to review, among which was a cute robot stamping plate and a gold stamping polish. I paired these two together and tried my best to make it Christmassy! Here is what I came up with. Read on for more info!

Christmas Toy/Robot Nails @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Danglefoot Nail Polish OUAT Duo - Belle & Rumpelstiltskin

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Hello! Today I have a very exciting post! When Danglefoot Nail Polish reopens soon, a new Once Upon A Time Duo is releasing. If that wasn't exciting enough, this time the duo is a collab with me! I went for my absolute favourite Once couple - Belle & Rumpelstiltskin. Here are the final polishes. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Danglefoot Nail Polish OUAT Duo - Belle & Rumpelstiltskin @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 28 November 2016

Vegan Beauty Cosmetics - Swatches & Review

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Hello! Today I have six new polishes from UK indie brand Vegan Beauty Cosmetics (formerly known as Effiena's Handmande Polish) to share with you. Effinea recently rebranded as she wishes to slowly expand to include more than just nail polish. I also have a discount code for you at the end of this post! Read on for full swatches and more info.

Vegan Beauty Cosmetics - Swatches & Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 25 November 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Winter Warmth

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas post. Today's prompt is 'Winter Warmth' and I immediately knew what I wanted to do - a Christmas jumper mani! I love snuggling up warm, and I'm one of those people that can't resist a Christmas jumper, or slippers, or anything! Here is what I came up with. Read onto find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Winter Warmth @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

October's 'Sugar Skull' MeeBox Mani

Hello! Today I have my nail art for October's 'Sugar Skulls' MeeBox to share with you. If you missed my unboxing and swatches of October's box, you can find my post here. Again, my posts are really late for this box - sorry! The MeeBox team gave us everything we needed to create our own sugar skull mani, so that's what I did! Read on to find out more!

October's 'Sugar Skull' MeeBox Mani @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 21 November 2016

October MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - Sugar Skulls

Hello! Today I have swatches of October's MeeBox to share with you. This is a very late post as I got carried away with Halloween designs last month, and ended up a fair bit behind on my swatching. If you missed September's box, you can see my swatches here and nail art here. October's theme was Sugar Skulls, read on for full swatches and a look at everything inside!

Octobers 'Sugar Skulls' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 18 November 2016

UNT 'Ready For Takeoff' Peel-Off Base Coat

Hello! For today's post, I have a review of UNT's 'Ready For Takeoff' peel-off base coat. I've been needing to get a peel-off base coat for months and months, but never taken the plunge. Instead I've shamefully been avoiding glitter polish. 'Ready For Takeoff' seems to be one of the more popular ones available so when I saw a bottle in a destash, I had to finally try it. Read on to find out if it works for me! 

UNT 'Ready For Takeoff' Peel Off Base Coat @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Freckles Polish 'Pumpkin' (& New Lighting)

Hi lovelies! Today I have my first Freckles Polish swatch to share with you. I honestly have no idea how I've managed to go so long without trying Freckles! Julieann brings out some gorgeous polishes. I finally bit the bullet during a flash offer and was lucky enough to get 'Pumpkin' from the Halloween trio as a freebie. Read on for my swatch and more info!

Freckles Polish 'Pumpkin' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 14 November 2016

Minnie Mouse Inspired Nails

Hello! Today I have some fun Minnie Mouse inspired nails to share with you. Saturday just gone was my nail bestie Kirsty's (FairyTales Nails) gorgeous little girl Lexi's 2nd Birthday. Lexi had an amazing Minnie Mouse themed day, and me and Kirsty decided to do nails to match. I absolutely love Disney and Minnie Mouse so I've been waiting for an excuse to do these! Read on to find out more!

Minnie Mouse Inspired Nails @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 11 November 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black Base

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Idea's post. Today's prompt is 'Black Base'. It took me forever to figure out what to do for this one, but here's what I came up with in the end! I've seen a lot of festive manis creeping into people's pages recently, and I couldn't help but join in. Read on for more info! 

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black Base @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Movember Nails (iZ Beauty - #iZ_MovemberMani)

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Hi! Today I have my Movember nails to share. For the month of November, iZ Beauty of London is proudly supporting the Movember Foundation. 20% of all sales of their 'Tache On' moustache decals go straight to the foundation itself. I was kindly asked to create a mani to show you the decals and help spread awareness, and I gladly jumped at the chance. Read on to find out more!

Movember Mani (iZ Beauty & Movember Foundation) @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 7 November 2016

Barry M Coconut Infusions 'Oasis' & 'Island Fever'

Hello! Today I have a couple of the new Barry M Coconut Infusion polishes to share with you. Six new polishes were added to the coconut range as part of the Autumn/Winter releases for 2016. Out of the six, only two of them immediately caught my eye - 'Oasis' and 'Island Fever'. Read on for more info and full swatches of both!

Barry M Coconut Infusions - 'Oasis' & 'Island Fever' @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 4 November 2016

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'One In A Melon'

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Hi lovelies! For those of you who don't yet know, Danglefoot Nail Polish is hopefully re-opening this month! Hayley has slowly been building up a stock of both new and old polishes ready for the big day. Among the old revivals is 'One In A Melon', which I have to show you today. Read on for my swatch and more info!

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Once In A Melon' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Halloween 2016 Mani Round-Up

Hi lovelies! Today I have a quick round-up of all of the Halloween nails I've done this year. I had originally planned to do Halloween manis for the whole of October, and while I didn't do the full month, I did do most of it! Read on for a closer look at each mani, alongside links to the original posts.

Halloween 2016 Mani Round-Up @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 31 October 2016

Purple Witch Nails (Danglefoot Nail Polish Prototype)

Helloo, and Happy Halloween! I can't believe the 31st is here already. Today I have one last Halloween mani to share with you. I couldn't go through the month of October without having purple nails at least once, and what better to go with purple than witches?! Here is what I came up with. Read on to find out more!

Purple Witch Nails (Danglefoot Nail Polish Prototype) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 28 October 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween In The Wrong Colours

Hello! Today I am back with the second prompt of 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (Crumpet's Nail Tarts), which is 'Halloween in the Wrong Colours'. I've been looking forward to this one, and I can't wait to see what colours everyone else uses. I decided to go with pastel yellow and bright pink, and went for bats. Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween In The Wrong Colours @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Pumpkins (Pretty Serious 'Haddonfield' & 'Pumpkin Head')

Hello! I'm back with another fun Halloween design. This time I've gone for some pumpkins, as you can't have Halloween without pumpkins! I've also used two Pretty Serious Cosmetics polishes I've been waiting for this time of year to use - 'Haddonfield' and 'Pumpkin Head'. I thought I'd stay within the brand for the whole mani, so used 'Absence' for my stamping. Read on to find out more!

Pumpkins (Pretty Serious 'Haddonfield' & 'Pumpkin Head') @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 24 October 2016

Native War Paints 2016 Pink Cart Trio

Hi! Today I have swatches of this years pink cart trio from Native War Paints to share with you. The pink cart trio is released for Breast Cancer Awareness, and consists of three pink polishes in a pink cart (a mini replica of the full size pink carts made by Cascade Cart Solutions). I wasn't able to get my hands on last years trio, so jumped at the chance to get this years at Polish Con Chicago (post here). Read on for full swatches and more info! 

Native War Paints 2016 Pink Cart Trio @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 21 October 2016

Blood Splatter Nails (Barry M Polishes)

Hello! Today I'm back with another Halloween design for you, this time a fun blood splatter look using all Barry M polishes. I did a similar look back in August 2015 for a murder mystery dinner (post here), and I loved it so much I had to recreate an updated version. My original mani was done with straws and my own fingerprints, but this time I've gone for some stamping. Read on to find out more!

Blood Splatter Nails @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Green Ghosts (Glam Polish 'Frankenslime 2015')

Hello! I'm back with another Halloween design to share with you. I'm determined to make the rest of my October posts (with the exception of one coming soon) Halloween themed. It's one of my favourite times of the year for fun nail art. Today's mani features some brightly stamped ghosts alongside Glam Polish 'Frankenslime 2015.' Read on for more info!

Green Ghosts (Glam Polish 'Frankenslime 2015') @acertainbeccaa

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Shake Your Tail Feather'

Hello! For those that don't know, I met up with some of my favourite nail people over the weekend. We all bonded over our love of Danglefoot Nail Polish, so what better to wear? I went for 'Shake Your Tail Feather', originally released in the May 2016 Paint The Rainbow Box. The boxes have since been broken down into the separate polishes on Rainbow Connection, with all proceeds going to charity. I've had my bottle for months, but somehow still hadn't worn it. Read on for my swatch and more info!

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Shake Your Tail Feather' @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 14 October 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Blue & Silver

Hi lovelies! Today's post is something a little bit different. I recently got asked by the lovely Bethany (B Nailed To Perfection) to join the new round of 26 Great Nail Ideas/Crumpets Nail Tarts Challenge. I've never done a proper nail art challenge before so thought it would be fun. It's a year long challenge with themes every two weeks, the first of which is today. So here's my mani for the blue and silver theme - which I've made Halloween-y, of course! Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Blue & Silver @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Nine Zero Lacquer 2015 Halloween Trio

Hello! Today I have swatches of Nine Zero Lacquer's 2015 Halloween Trio to share with you. I managed to get my hands on this last year and get it posted to my Dad's in the US. I didn't visit him until Christmas, so by the time I got home it was well past Halloween. I decided to keep the trio by until this year - and thank goodness I remembered! Read on for full swatches and more info.

Nine Zero Lacquer 2015 Halloween Trio @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 10 October 2016

Born Pretty Store 'Starlight' Nail Vinyls

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Helloo! Today I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review. This time I have their 'Starlight' nail vinyls to show you, which I used to create the mani below. I chose black and orange polishes as a sort of transition into Halloween nails. Initially I did have a little bit of trouble using the vinyls, but soon sorted it out. Read on for more info!

Born Pretty Store 'Starlight' Nail Vinyls @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 7 October 2016

September's 'Pumpkin Spice' MeeBox Mani

Hello lovelies! Today I have my mani for September's 'Pumpkin Spice' MeeBox to share with you. If you missed my unboxing and swatches, you can find my post here. I knew what I wanted to do for this months nail art straight away. Thankfully it went just how I imagined (if not better), and I ended up with the mani below. Read on for more info and to see how I did it!

September's 'Pumpkin Spice' MeeBox Mani @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

September MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - Pumpkin Spice

Hello! Today I have Septembers MeeBox to show you. I have both my unboxing and my swatches in a single post, instead of separately like usual (I just have too many ideas for October!). If you missed August's 'Boho' box, you can find my unboxing here, swatches here, and nail art look here. Septembers theme was 'Pumpkin Spice', which got me very excited! Read on for a look at everything and for full swatches!

September's 'Pumpkin Spice' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 3 October 2016

U.S. Haul - Part 2

Hello! Today I have the second part of my U.S. haul to share with you. The first part was everything I brought home from Polish Con Chicago (if you missed that, you can find my post here). In this post I will be showing you everything else. It will consist of both mainstream and indies, some of which I ordered, some were gifted to me (thank you!), and some bought while in the US. Read on for a closer look at the polishes shown below, and more!

U.S. Haul - Part 2 @acertainbeccaa