Friday 29 July 2016

Opulent Essences 'Holo Heaven', 'Poison Ivy', & 'Gravity'

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Hello! Today I have some Opulent Essences swatches to show you. It feels like it's been a while! I was a little bit too excited when Sharon sent me some polishes last week, and they went straight to the top of my swatch pile. For this post I have three to share - one holographic and two shimmers. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Opulent Essences 'Holo Heaven', 'Poison Ivy', & 'Gravity' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 27 July 2016

July MeeBox - Rio

Hello! Welcome back to another MeeBox unboxing. If you missed last months 'Splash' box, you can see it's contents here (you can also find my swatches here, and nail art look here). The theme for July is 'Rio', inspired by the city's carnivals, beaches, and the olympics. My first thoughts were bright greens and yellows - and we got both! Read on for a closer look at everything inside.

July MeeBox - Rio @acertainbeccaa

Monday 25 July 2016

#sharingtheloveforaneli (Dandelion Mani Recreation)

Hi everyone. For those who don't know, the wonderfully talented Ane Li (@ane_li) sadly passed on July 11th. To pay our respects, and as a tribute, those inspired by Ane have come together today to recreate some of her gorgeous artwork - under the hashtag #sharingtheloveforaneli. Here is my recreation. Read on for more info and for a look at Ane Li's original design.

#sharingtheloveforaneli Dandelion Mani Recreation @acertainbeccaa

Friday 22 July 2016

Pretty Serious 'Absence' & 'Presence' Duo

Hello! Today I have the Pretty Serious Cosmetics Absence/Presence duo to show you. These are Pretty Serious's answer to black and white, marketed as 'one coat perfection'. I actually got 'Absence' back in January (see part 2 of my U.S. haul here). I finally used it recently, and loved it so much that I immediately bought 'Presence' from Rainbow Connection here in the UK. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Pretty Serious 'Abesence' & 'Presence' Duo @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 20 July 2016

June's 'Splash' MeeBox Mani

Hello! Today I have my design for June's 'Splash' MeeBox to show you. As I said last month, I want to make sure I post both swatches and a nail art design for each box. June's theme was 'Splash' - you can see my unboxing here, and my swatches of the polishes here. I used all of the items we received for my mani below. Read on to find out more!

June 'Splash' MeeBox Mani @acertainbeccaa

Monday 18 July 2016

Skewed Squares (Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND110)

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Hello! Today I have another Nicole Diary stamping plate to show you, along with another quick design. If you missed my first post (yellow sunflowers using plate ND106), you can see it here. For this post I will be showing you plate ND110 which I used to create the design below. Read on for a closer look at the plate and more info!

Skewed Squares (Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND110) @acertainbeccaa

Friday 15 July 2016

'Christmas In July' Collab With Polish My Paws

Hello! Today I have something a bit more fun for you. I've recently been talking to the lovely Randi over at Polish My Paws. Randi has only just started her blog (here), and was dared to do a 'Christmas In July' theme for her second post. We thought it would be fun to collaborate and do it together. Here's a look at our final designs. Read on to see how I created my Christmassy contribution!

'Christmas In July' Collab with Polish My Paws @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 13 July 2016

June MeeBox Swatches (Splash - A-England Takeover)

Hello! Today I have my swatches of June's Splash MeeBox. You can see my initial unboxing post here. June's was an indie takeover, with all three polishes from popular UK brand A-England. As I said in my unboxing, I have only worn one or two A-England polishes before so was excited to give some more a try. Read on for full swatches and more info!

June 'Splash' MeeBox Swatches @acertainbeccaa

Monday 11 July 2016

Models Own Hypergel 'Lilac Sheen'

Hello! Today I have Models Own Hypergel 'Lilac Sheen' to show you. I've only worn this polish once before (66 weeks ago according to Instagram), and I wasn't really a fan at the time. I've been much more into softer colours and pastels this year so I thought I'd give it another go. Read on for my swatch and to see if I've changed my mind!

Models Own Hypergel 'Lilac Sheen' @acertainbeccaa

Friday 8 July 2016

Essie 'Cascade Cool'

Hello! Today I have an Essie swatch to share with you. While sorting out my polishes recently, I realised that my little Essie collection doesn't get much love. I think I only have around 10 total, and I haven't actually worn most of them properly. I decided to pull out one to try - I went for 'Cascade Cool', I always choose pink! Read on for my swatch and more info!

Essie 'Cascade Cool' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Merlin'

Hello! Today I have Danglefoot Nail Polish topper 'Merlin' to show you. When my bottle arrived in the post, I was wearing Fair Maiden Polish 'Starry Night', a deep navy holographic with golden flakes (swatched here). I immediately thought that they'd be perfect together, as a sort of night sky look. Read on to see how it went!

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Merlin' @acertainbeccaa

Monday 4 July 2016

Yellow Sunflowers (Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND106)

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Hello lovelies! I'm back with a nice summery look as part of a review for new nail art brand Nicole Diary. They recently contacted me offering 3 stamping plates of my choice to review. I chose three gorgeous plates, one of which I have to show you today. The sunflower image on that particular plate was the first to catch my eye, and I ended up using it for the design below. As always, read on for more info!

Yellow Sunflowers (Nicole Diary Stamping Plate ND106) @acertainbeccaa

Friday 1 July 2016

My Handiwork Polish - Season 2 Collection

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Hello! Today I have swatches of the Season 2 collection from My Handiwork Polish. This is Jasmine's second release, following on from the Villain Varnishes collection (swatched here). Season 2 consists of four polishes inspired by Jasmine's favourite TV shows - Once Upon A Time, Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I have all four to show you today. Read on for full swatches and more info!

My Handiwork Polish - Season 2 Collection @acertainbeccaa