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!
Friday 30 December 2016
Wednesday 28 December 2016
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!
Monday 26 December 2016
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
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!
Wednesday 21 December 2016
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!
Monday 19 December 2016
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!
Friday 16 December 2016
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!
Wednesday 14 December 2016
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!
Monday 12 December 2016
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
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!
Wednesday 7 December 2016
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!
Monday 5 December 2016
*Press Sample*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!
Friday 2 December 2016
*Press Sample*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
*Press Sample*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!
Monday 28 November 2016
*Press Sample*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
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!
Wednesday 23 November 2016
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!
Monday 21 November 2016
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!
Friday 18 November 2016
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!
Wednesday 16 November 2016
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!
Monday 14 November 2016
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
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!
Wednesday 9 November 2016
*Press Sample*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!
Monday 7 November 2016
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
*Press Sample*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!
Wednesday 2 November 2016
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
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!
Friday 28 October 2016
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
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
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
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
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!
Sunday 16 October 2016
|Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Shake Your Tail Feather' @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 14 October 2016
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!
Wednesday 12 October 2016
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.
Monday 10 October 2016
*Press Sample*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
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
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
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|