Saturday 31 October 2015

Recap of Halloween 2015 Designs

Hello again! I wouldn't normally post twice in one day but as it's Halloween I had to make an exception. I wanted to show you my nails for the day (see my previous post here) but also wanted to do a quick recap of all the fun and spooky designs I've done throughout the month. Read on for full pictures and links to the main blog post for each design.

Halloween 2015 Nail Designs & Manicures @acertainbeccaa (A Certain Becca Nails)

Halloween R.I.P Nails - China Glaze 'Don't Let The Dead Bite'

Happy Halloween! I've been enjoying Halloween designs all month and I'm a bit sad that the day itself is here already. On the plus side, all of the ideas I have left can be used next year so I won't have to repeat designs. I've managed to squeeze in one final spooky mani for today. As always, read on for more info!

Halloween R.I.P Nails @acertainbeccaa

Thursday 29 October 2015

October MeeBox - Lucky Dip Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Hello! I have an exciting post for you today. Yesterday I received my first MeeBox, a UK based nail polish subscription box. I signed up after seeing the contents of Septembers box (and regret not doing it sooner). Octobers theme was 'Lucky Dip Pink' for Breast Cancer Awareness month, with 10% of all sales going towards the charity Look Good Feel Better. Read on to find out more and to see what was in my box!

October Meebox - Lucky Dip Pink @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 28 October 2015

October Nailbox - Autumn

Hi lovelies! This month has gone so fast. It doesn't feel like it was long ago that I was showing you Septembers nailbox, and now I have Octobers! This months box has an Autumn theme full of 'warming hues'. Read on to see what's inside!

October Nailbox - Autumn @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Halloween Candy Corn Gradient

Hello lovelies! Today I have something a bit brighter, while still sticking to the Halloween theme. I've been loving all of the candy corn inspired nail art over on Instagram, and thought I'd recreate some myself. Being from the UK I've never tried candy corn, but I didn't let that stop me! Read on for to find out more.

 Candy Corn Gradient Nails @acertainbeccaa

Sunday 25 October 2015

China Glaze 'I Love Your Guts' (& 'But Of Corpse' Nail Fail)

Hello lovelies! I really liked my simple mani using China Glaze 'Getting To Gnaw You' (post here), so decided to try out more polishes from the Apocalypse of Colour Halloween collection. Today I have the two textures from the 2014 collection to show you - 'I Love Your Guts' and 'But Of Corpse'. Read on to see more!

China Glaze 'I Love Your Guts' & 'But Of Corpse' @acertainbeccaa

Thursday 22 October 2015

Nail Buff Polish Storage Case

Hello! The lovely people over at Nail Buff have been sent me one of their polish storage cases to review. These are designed to hold up to 48 bottles  - that's a lot of polish! As always, read on to find out more.

Nail Buff Polish Storage Case @acertainbeccaa
Nail Buff Polish Storage Case @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 21 October 2015

China Glaze - Getting To Gnaw You

Hi, sorry it's been a while! I was away in Leeds for the weekend and came back ill. I haven't even wanted to do my nails (horrifying, I know!). I finally sat down to do them yesterday. I dug out the China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour collection (Halloween 2014) and opted for a simple swatch of 'Getting To Gnaw You'. As always, read on for more info!
China Glaze 'Getting To Gnaw You' @acertainbeccaa

Thursday 15 October 2015

Halloween Ghost Nails

Hello! Today I have another Halloween design to show you. I used some nail vinyls and a dotting tool to make some super cute ghosts! These were really simple and easy to do, keep reading for more info!

Halloween Ghost Nails @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 14 October 2015

XL Marshmallow Stamper Comparison - MoYou London vs. eBay Unbranded

Hello lovelies! Today I'm going to be doing a quick comparison of two stampers. A friend of mine showed me an eBay listing for an XL marshmallow stamper for only £1.99. I decided to get one to compare to my MoYou London XL marshmallow sticky stamper - I paid £9.99 (including two stamper heads). Read on to see how they stamp!

Marshmallow Stamper Comparison @acertainbeccaa

Sunday 11 October 2015

Hot Pink with Lilac Flowers #wearitpink

Hihi! Today I have another pink mani for Breast Cancer Awareness. This time I wanted something nice and simple, so I've stamped some pretty lilac flowers over a hot pink base. As always, read on to find out more!

Hot Pink with Lilac Flowers for #wearitpink @acertainbeccaa

Saturday 10 October 2015

Love Me Beauty Unboxing - Lottie London Polishes

Hello lovelies! Today I am unboxing my first Love Me Beauty box. I'm not normally interested in beauty boxes as I don't wear make-up. But Love Me Beauty differs from normal subscription boxes - they let you choose your own items. After checking out their boutique and finding nail polish, I was convinced. Read on to find out more and see what items I chose!

Love Me Beauty Subscription Box @acertainbeccaa

Thursday 8 October 2015

Halloween Splatter Nails

Hello! I've got another fun Halloween design for you all today. I had so much fun when I did my crime scene/murder mystery nails (post here) that I wanted to recreate something similar. I decided to do a simple splatter design with several Halloween colours over a black base.

Halloween Splatter Mani @acertainbeccaa
I did consider doing a white base to make sure the splattered colours would show up, but I don't think it would look as Halloweeny - and I felt the contrast against the black might actually make the bright colours stand out more. Read on for more info and to see each stage!

Sunday 4 October 2015

Cute Skeleton Stamping (over Pink Ombre Gradient)

Hello lovelies! Today I have another Halloween design for you, stamped over yesterdays pink ombre gradient. I was planning to do a completely new design, but how cute are the little skeletons?! Read on for more info!

Cute Skeleton Stamping @acertainbeccaa

Saturday 3 October 2015

Pink Ombre Gradient

Starting a blog really has inspired me to experiment a lot more with nail art. I've been wanting to do a proper gradient for a while. I tried quickly on one nail nearly a year and a half ago and never again since - until today. Being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I went with a pink ombre look. Read on to find out more!

Pink Ombre Gradient @acertainbeccaa

Thursday 1 October 2015

Halloween Slime Monster Mani

I told myself I wouldn't do any Halloween designs until the 1st October, and the day is finally here! A few weeks ago Kirsty over at Fairytale Nails created some green slime nails (post here). I never would have thought of using a blood drip design to look like slime! Using her mani as inspiration, here's what I came up with. Read on for more info and to see how I did it!

Halloween Slime Monster Mani @acertainbeccaa