Wednesday, 28 June 2017

iZ Beauty of London 'Dancing in the Rain' & 'Glastonberry'

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Hello! Today I have swatches of two polishes from iZ Beauty of London's new Summer collection. The collection is called Festival Fever, and is made up of four bright, bold shades. I have the blue and the purple to share with you. These are iZ's gel effect formula so dry naturally plump and glossy. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

iZ Beauty of London 'Dancing in the Rain' & 'Glastonberry' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 26 June 2017

Born Pretty Store Review

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Hello! Today I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review. It has been a fair while since I reviewed Born Pretty items, with my last post being back in April (you can see that here). This time I have three different items to show you - a stamping plate, a stamping polish, and a peel off basecoat. Read on to find out more!

Born Pretty Store Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 23 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Going on Holiday

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. If you missed my post for the last prompt, 'Water', you can find that here. This time the theme is all about 'Going on Holiday'. I was tempted to do a beach or mermaid themed mani but the next prompt is 'Beach or Animal Silhouettes', so I decided to go for something a bit different. Here is what I came up with. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Going on Holiday @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Triplet Baby Mani for Hayley (Danglefoot Nail Polish)

Hi lovelies! Today I have a very exciting post for you. The gorgeous Hayley from Danglefoot Nail Polish has just welcomed her third baby boy, and me, Lea (Leas Nails), and Abigail (Polished Dreams) decided to show our support by doing a triplet mani. We did post these over on Instagram yesterday (see my post here), but I also wanted to share them on here. Read on for more info and to see how we created our manis!

Triplet Baby Mani for Hayley (Danglefoot Nail Polish) @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 19 June 2017

Marshmallows (Sugar Bubbles Plate SB 055)

Hello! Today I have a fun nail art look to share, using one of the polishes from the new Cirque Colors Vice 2017 Collection (partial collection swatches and nail art here). I really loved all three of the polishes I shared, and think they'll become a staple for Summer nail art. I decided to pair one of them with a Sugar Bubbles plate to create the mani below. Read on for more info!

Marshamallow Nails (Sugar Bubbles Plate SB 055) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 16 June 2017

Avon's Mark Gel Shine Polish - Swatches & Review

Hello! Today I have some polishes from Avon's Mark Gel Shine line to share with you. These are the first Mark polishes I have tried, I couldn't resist grabbing a couple when they were on offer. This was back at the beginning of April, so I chose four very Spring appropriate shades - and then completely forgot to swatch them, woops! Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Avon's Mark Gel Shine Polish @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Cirque Colors Vice 2017 Collection (Partial) & Nail Art

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Hello! Today I have an exciting post. Cirque Colors are releasing another Vice Collection for 2017 a week today (21st June), and Annette from Rainbow Connection was kind enough to send me three of them to swatch. I fell in love with 'Electric Daisy' from last years collection (swatched here), so I couldn't wait to get stuck in. Read on for full swatches and a nail art look using all three!

Cirque Colors Vice 2017 Collection (Partial) & Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 12 June 2017

Itsy Nails London - Swatches & Review

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Hi lovelies! Today I have swatches of four polishes from new to me UK brand, Itsy Nails London. These were kindly sent to me by the brand. Itsy Nails polishes are all non-toxic, 5-free, vegan friendly, and cruelty free. They currently have 10 shades available, all of which are gel effect polishes. Read on for full swatches of the four I received.

Itsy Nails London - Swatches & Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 9 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Water

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. If you missed my post for the last prompt, 'Lilac, Pink, and Gold', you can find that here. This time the theme is 'Water'. I was almost tempted to try watermarbling, but I'm not quite brave enough yet! I did however decide I wanted to do something other than stamping for once, and ended up doing a bit of sponging. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Water @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

iZ Beauty of London Nail Decals

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Hello! Today I have two sets of decals to show you from UK brand iZ Beauty of London. They were kind enough to let me choose designs of my choice, and I couldn't wait to get stuck in and play with them. I created a nail art look with each set for today's post. Read on for a closer look and more info!

iZ Beauty of London Nail Decals @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 5 June 2017

May's 'Lost City' MeeBox Nail Art

Hello! Today I have my nail art look for May's 'Lost City' MeeBox to share. If you missed my intial unboxing and swatches, you can find that post here. When I think 'Lost City', the first thing I think is of tribal patterns, which goes perfectly with the House of Wonderland decals we recieved. I centered my mani on those, and came up with this look. Read on to see how I did it!

May's 'Lost City' MeeBox Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 2 June 2017

May MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - Lost City

Hello! Today I'm back with my unboxing and swatches of May's MeeBox. If you missed my posts for April's 'Soft Scoop' box, you can find my swatches here, and nail art look here. May's theme was 'Lost City', and I imagined a box full of tribal goodies. Read on for full swatches and a look at everything inside!

May 'Lost City' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Nine Zero Lacquer 'May 2016'

Hi lovelies! Today I have my swatch of Nine Zero Lacquer 'May 2016' to share with you. If you missed my swatch of 'April 2016', you can find my post here. May has gone so fast that I almost forgot to swatch the corresponding polish - thankfully I've managed to sneak it in for the last day of the month! Read on for my swatch and more info.

Nine Zero Lacquer 'May 2016' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 29 May 2017

Cupcake Polish Candy Land Collection

Hello lovelies! Today I have my swatches of the Cupcake Polish Candy Land Collection to share. I don't often buy full collections, especially when it comes to indies, but I couldn't resist! I initially picked up four out of the six as the pink and purple were sold out on Rainbow Connection, then grabbed those two as soon as they restocked. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Cupcake Polish Candy Land Collection @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 26 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink, & Gold

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt, 'Lilac, Pink, & Gold'. If you missed my mani for the last theme, 'Yellow and One Bold Colour', you can find that post here. For my lilac, pink and gold mani, I decided to create a lilac to pink gradient topped with gold stamping. Here is the finished look. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink, & Gold @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Graffiti Twin Mani with Polished Dreams

Hi! Today I have a fun post for you. Me and the amazing Abigail over at Polished Dreams (or @polisheddreams_ on Instagram) have been planning a twin mani for some time, and have finally got round to it. We decided on a graffiti mani using several of the images on Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark plate 01. Read on for a closer look at my mani and more info!

Graffiti Twin Mani with Polished Dreams @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 22 May 2017

Barry M Spring/Summer 2017 Coconut Infusions

Hi! Today I have my swatches of the new Barry M Spring/Summer 2017 polishes to share with you. Four new bright shades have been added to the Coconut Infusion line, just in time for the warmer weather. I stumbled across these online the other day (I had no idea they had been released yet!), and immediately grabbed all four. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Barry M Spring/Summer 2017 Coconut Infusions @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 19 May 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish Carnival Collection

Hello! Today I have swatches of the Sparklea Nail Polish Carnival Collection to share with you. Originally released at the end of April, the Carnival Collection consists of six metallic neons. I've never seen metallic neons before, and definitely don't have any in my collection, so I picked the full set up instantly. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Sparklea Nail Polish Carnival Collection @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Double Stamped Flowers (Lina Make Your Mark 01)

Hello! Today I'm back with some nail art to share with you. After swatching iZ Beauty of London 'Baby Blue' from April's 'Soft Scoop' MeeBox (full unboxing and swatches here), I couldn't resist adding some quick stamping. I pulled out all of my plates, and ended up with this double stamped look. Read on for more info!

Double Stamped Flowers (Lina Make Your Mark 01) @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 15 May 2017

Princess Nail Lacquer Haul & Swatches

Hello! Today I have swatches of four polishes from UK indie brand Princess Nail Lacquer. I recently ordered during a sale - I literally can't resist a bargain! I picked up three nice cheery spring shades. Ashleigh was also kind enough to add an extra polish into my order, keeping with my springy theme. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Princess Nail Lacquer Haul & Swatches @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 12 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Yellow and One Bold Colour

Hello! For today's post I have another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. If you missed the last one, you can find my 'Work Appropriate Nail Art' here. This time the prompt is 'Yellow and One Bold Colour'. I cheated a bit with this one, using a chartreuse as my yellow, and black as my bold colour - but I love the outcome so I forgive myself! Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Yellow and One Bold Colour @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Painted Polish Pantone Inspired Greenery Duo

Hello! Today I have Painted Polish's Pantone Greenery Duo to share with you. The duo consists of a green creme (that doubles as a stamping polish), and a green ultra holographic. It's no secret that I have been obsessed with green polishes recently, so I grabbed these as soon as they were available on Rainbow Connection. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Painted Polish Pantone Inspired Greenery Duo @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 8 May 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish 'High Inquisitor' & 'Dementors Kiss'

Hello! Today I'm back with swatches of two new additions to Sparklea Nail Polish's Harry Potter line (see my swatches of the original six polishes here). Back in March, Lea added a pink called 'High Inquisitor', and a black called 'Dementors Kiss'. Both are jellies packed with holographic glitter. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Sparklea Nail Polish 'High Inquisitor' & 'Dementors Kiss' @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 5 May 2017

iZ Beauty of London 'British Red' (& Triple Stamping)

Hello! Today I have another iZ Beauty of London polish to share with you. The polish is actually for my Mum, but I couldn't resist swatching it first! I also wanted to add a quick bit of nail art. I've been obsessed with double stamping recently, and ended up doing a bit of triple stamping! Read on for more info!

iZ Beauty 'British Red' with Triple Stamping @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

April's 'Soft Scoop' MeeBox Nail Art

Hello! As promised, today I have my nail art for April's 'Soft Scoop' MeeBox. If you missed my initial unboxing and swatches, you can find that post here. The pastel shades are perfect ice cream colours, and MeeBox even gave us dripping vinyls - so what else could I do except a dripping ice cream mani?! Read on to see how I created the look below.

April's 'Soft Scoop' MeeBox Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 1 May 2017

April MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - Soft Scoop

Hello! Today I have my swatches and unboxing of April's MeeBox to share. If you missed last month's 'Miami Nice' box, you can find my swatches here and nail art here. April's theme is 'Soft Scoop' and is inspired by ice cream - how fun! I envisioned a box full of pastels, and that's exactly what we got. Read on for full swatches and more info!

April 'Soft Scoop' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 28 April 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Work Appropriate Nail Art

Hello! I'm back with the newest 26 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt. If you missed the last one, 'Pastel to Bold Gradient with Something on Top', you can find my mani here. This time the theme is 'Work Appropriate Nail Art'. When I think 'work appropriate', my mind goes to neutrals - especially nudes and soft pinks. I'm not a massive nude fan so went for a baby pink base with some stamping. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Work Appropriate Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Barry M 2017 Molten Metals

Hello! Today I'm back with four of the recent additions to Barry M's Molten Metal line. These are described as 'chrome effect shades that have a mirror-shine foil finish'. Five new molten metals were released earlier this month, although I only have four to show you today. Read on for my full swatches, and to find out why I passed on the fifth, 'Pink Ice'! 

Barry M 2017 Molten Metals @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 24 April 2017

Nine Zero Lacquer 'April 2016'

Hello! Today I'm back with a quick swatch of Nine Zero Lacquer 'April 2016', as I continue wearing each of Jess's 2016 monthlies in the corresponding month of 2017. If you missed my swatch of 'March 2016' last month, you can find that post here. April's polish is a nice springy pink. Read on for my swatch and more info!

Nine Zero Lacquer 'April 2016' @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 21 April 2017

March's 'Miami Nice' MeeBox Nail Art

Hello! Today I have my nail art for March's 'Miami Nice' MeeBox. Apologies that this post is a bit late this month, I've just had so much going on (and so much to share with you). If you missed my unboxing and swatches of March's box, you can find that post here. I ended up doing two quick nail art looks this month. Read on to see both!

March's 'Miami Nice' MeeBox Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

iZ Beauty of London Blogger PR Event

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Hello! Today I have a bit of a different post for you. I recently attended a blogger event hosted by iZ Beauty of London and CALGEL. It was the first PR event that I have been invited to, and it was an amazing experience. I managed to get a couple of quick pictures of iZ Beauty's spring and summer collections, which I thought I'd share. All guests were also given a box of goodies which I've since had a play with. Read on to find out more!

iZ Beauty of London Blogger PR Event @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 17 April 2017

Cirque Colors Kawaii Collection (Partial)

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Hello! Today I have a very exciting post! Annette over at Rainbow Connection was kind enough to send me five polishes from the Cirque Colors Kawaii Collection to share with you. This 10-piece limited edition collection releases on the 28th April, and is the first release since Cirque's rebranding. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Cirque Colors Kawaii Collection (Partial) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 14 April 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Pastel to Bold Gradient with Something on Top

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas post. If you missed the last theme, 'Green Freestyle', you can find my post here. This time the prompt is 'Pastel to Bold Gradient with Something on Top'. This is one of the more specific themes we've had, but also has so much room for variation. Here is what I came up with. Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Pastel to Bold Gradient with Something on Top @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

March MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - Miami Nice

Hello! Today I have my unboxing and swatches of March's MeeBox to share. If you missed February's 'Gatsby' box, you can find my swatches here, and nail art look here. The theme for March is 'Miami Nice', bringing us some brighter colours as we head into spring. Read on for full swatches and a closer look at everything inside!

March 'Miami Nice' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 10 April 2017

Holographic Purple Star Cylones (Born Pretty Store Review)

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Hello lovelies! Today I have another Born Pretty Store review. If you missed my last one back in February, you can find my post here. I was kindly sent another one of their holographic polishes along with one of the new stamping plates. I absolutely love both items, and used them together to create the mani below. Read on for more info! 

Holographic Purple Star Cyclones (Born Pretty Store) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 7 April 2017

Monochome with a Pop of Colour

Hi! Today I have some nail art for you. I recently participated in a weekly challenge in the Facebook fan group for Rainbow Connection. The theme was 'monochrome with a pop of colour', and was inspired by Glisten & Glow. I really liked how my mani came out, so I thought I'd write a quick post and share it with you. Read on for more info!

Monochome with a Pop of Colour @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

OccasioNail - Sample Swatches

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Hello! Today I'm back with some new OccasioNail polishes. Linda was kind enough to send me three sample polishes to swatch and review. Different samples are being sent out to numerous different swatchers, so keep your eye to see lots of upcoming shades! Read on for full swatches and more info on my three!

OccasioNail Sample Swatches @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 3 April 2017

Opulent Essences Swatches

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Hi lovelies! It's been a while since I've posted about Opulent Essences, but today I have four newer polishes from the UK indie brand to share. Sharon was kind enough to send me these to swatch. There are two shimmers, a flake-filled topper, and a thermal. Read on for full swatches of all four and more info!

Opulent Essences Swatches @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 31 March 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Green Freestyle

Hi! Somehow it's already been two weeks since my last 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani (see my post for 'Spring Animals' here), so today I'm back with another one! This time the theme is 'Green Freestyle'. I thought this prompt would be a perfect opportunity to use my Painted Polish Pantone Greenery duo, which I hadn't yet got round to playing with. I decided to do a quick dotticure. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Green Freestyle @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Colors By Llarowe 'Shimmer Me Timbers'

Hello! Today I have a super quick swatch of Colors By Llarowe (CBL) 'Shimmer Me Timbers' to share with you. This is an older CBL that I recently picked up in a destash. I'm not going to lie, I bought it mainly for the name. I am obssessed with both puns and pirates, so I absolutely had to have it. It helps that it is a gorgeous colour too though! Read on for my swatch and more info!

Colors By Llarowe 'Shimmer Me Timbers' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 27 March 2017

Birthday Collab for Caroline Archer

Hello! Today I'm back with a recreation for another of the lovely UK nail ladies birthdays, this time for Caroline Archer (@caroline_archer over on Instagram). I was invited by another lovely Caroline (@tinkerbell1970s) into a collab to recreate some of her manis. Here's the full collage pic. Read on for a look at my contribution!

Birthday Collab for Caroline Archer @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 24 March 2017

Roxanne Campbell 'Off To Jamaica' (& Nail Art)

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Hello! Today I have a review of a new to me UK brand, Roxanne Campbell Nail Lacquer. Roxanne Campbell is a celebrity manicurist and nail artist, and recently decided to expand to create her own nail polish line. I have kindly been sent one of her polishes to try. Read on for my full swatch and for some quick nail art!

Roxanne Campbell 'Off To Jamaica' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish Mer-Maid You Laugh Collection - Nail Art

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Hello! Today I'm back with a few quick nail art looks using some of the polishes from the Sparklea Nail Polish Mer-Maid You Laugh collection, releasing tomorrow. If you missed my swatches of all four polishes, you can find them in my last post here. For now, let's get into the nail art! Read on for a closer look at both of my manis, and more info. 

Sparklea Nail Polish Mer-Maid You Laugh Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 20 March 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish Mer-Maid You Laugh Collection

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Hello! Today I have a very exciting post for you - another Sparklea Nail Polish collection! Releasing this Thursday (23rd March) is the Mer-Maid You Laugh collection. Me and Kat over at KLEnails helped name the four piece pun-filled collection, and were also asked by Lea to swatch them for you. Read on to 'sea' my full swatches, and for more info!

Sparklea Nail Polish Mer-Maid You Laugh Collection @acertainbeccaa

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Birthday Collab for Bethany (BNailedToPerfection)

Hello! Today I have a fun (and extra!) post for you. A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by Rebecca (@baby_mama_nails) to join a big nail art collaboration for Bethany from BNailedToPerfection's Birthday. We all decided to recreate one of her many fabulous manis, and put together a big collage for her special day. Read on for a closer look at my recreation, and to see if I did Bethany's original mani any justice! 

Birthday Collab for Bethany (BNailedToPerfection) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 17 March 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Spring Animals

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani, this time for the prompt 'Spring Animals'. This was another theme I made up as I went along - I only did them lastnight! I couldn't think of anything with spring animals on, and I didn't fancy freehanding. I ended up cheating by  using the white rabbit from an Alice In Wonderland plate to create bunny nails. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Spring Animals @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Nine Zero Lacquer 'March 2016'

Hello! Today I have a quick swatch of Nine Zero Lacquer 'March 2016' to share with you. As mentioned previously, I am going to wear each of last years monthly polishes in the corresponding months throughout 2017. March's polish is green, so with St Patrick's Day on Friday, I thought this week was the perfect time to wear it. Read on for my swatch and more info!

Nine Zero Lacquer 'March 2016' @acertainbeccaa