Friday 30 September 2016

Pink Flower Stamping (Born Pretty Store Review)

*Press Sample*
Hello! Today I have a Born Pretty Store review to share. I was kindly offered my choice of items from the brand to try. Among the products I chose was a stamping plate, a stamper, and a stamping polish. I decided to use all three at once as they went so well together. Below is the mani I created. Read on to see how I did it, and find out what I thought of all three products!

Pink Flower Stamping (Born Pretty Store Review) @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 28 September 2016

NeVerMind Polish 'I Learned That From The Pizza Man'

Hello! Today I have a fun polish to share. This is the first one I have tried from my massive pile of polish con goodies (if you missed my haul post, you can find it here). Excitedly debuting at the event was new brand NeVerMind Polish. I recieved some of their nail vinyls in my VIP bag, but also stopped by their table to meet them in person. I ended up purchasing polish con limited edition polish 'I Learned That From The Pizza Man'. Read on for my swatch and more info!

NeVerMind Polish 'I Learned That From The Pizza Man' @acertainbeccaa

Monday 26 September 2016

Polish Con Chicago - VIP Grab Bag & Haul

Helloo! As promised, today I have my haul for Polish Con Chicago to show you. I had planned on taking pictures at the convention, but it was so busy and time got away from me (I was a little bit excited!). In short, it was amazing. All of the makers were absolutely lovely and it was so nice to meet everyone. The day was full of competitions, tutorials, food, and lots and lots of polish. Read on for a closer look at everything I brought home!

Polish Con Chicago - VIP Grab Bag & Haul @acertainbeccaa

Friday 23 September 2016

Barry M 'Enchanted' & 'Snowflake' (Boots Exclusives)

Hello! Today I have swatches of two new Barry M Boots exclusives polishes to share. These are part of their new Autumn/Winter releases alongside new coconut polishes, a black gelly, a quick dry topcoat, and two Superdrug exclusives. The Boots exclusives are called 'Enchanted' and 'Snowflake'. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Barry M 'Enchanted' & 'Snowflake' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Tanya Burr 'Mischief Managed'

Helloo, I'm back! I should have some exciting posts and hauls soon! I am feeling ridiculously jetlagged, so today just have a quick swatch of Tanya Burr 'Mischief Managed' to show you. Shamefully, I got this over a year ago in June 2015's Nailbox (before I even started my blog). I have worn the other two polishes from the box though - I promise! Read on for my swatch and more info.

Tanya Burr 'Mischief Managed' @acertainbeccaa

Monday 19 September 2016

Barry M 'Beachy Keen - Redheadspaintitbetter (Guest Post)

*PR Sample, sent to me in exchange for an honest review, all opinions stated are my own*

Hi all

I am delighted to be guest posting for the lovely Becca while she is on holiday!

For those of you who don't know me, I run a little blog called Redheadspaintitbetter. My nails are pretty short and therefore the complete opposite of Becca's lovely long talons - I don't know how she keeps them so long and lovely!

Today I am showing you swatches of Barry M Beachy Keen. It is a limited edition polish, exclusive to Boots.

This lovely peach-toned caramel nude is perfectly opaque in two coats! My swatches show 2 coats plus topcoat.

Beachy Keen has amazing formula which glides onto the nail with total ease.

Barry M Beachy Keen

Friday 16 September 2016

Rampart Nails (Guest Post)

Hi guys!

My name is Timea and I'm behind rampArtnails.

First of all a huge thank you to Becca, who welcomed me second time as a guest-blogger on her amazing blog! :)

As I'm writing this post I'm in Spain enjoying the the heat and the endless sunshine. This combination inspired me to do this nail design I will share with you today.

I thought once on holiday, I will give my nails a long due pampering session and also a new design (nearly every day)

Here are the ingredients for today's nails:

Wednesday 14 September 2016

BNailedToPerfection (Guest Post)

Hey everyone! Hope you are all well. Only seems like two minutes ago when I last wrote a guest post for Becca, and here I am again! I have a really simple mani to show you guys and it’s bit of an old one due to my nail shape.

Monday 12 September 2016

Primark PS Swatches - LeasNails (Guest Post)

Hi Everyone! I’m Lea from LeasNails and I’m really excited to be guest blogging for Becca!

I quite often pop into Primark and have a sneaky peak at the nail polish section. Most of the time I gloss over them but the last few times I've been, some beauties have caught my eye!

I have two collections to show you, the first is the Gel Effect collection which consists of four colours and they are only £1.50 each! I love that the lids match the bottles as opposed to just black like the regular PS polishes. I also love that you can pull off the square part of the lid if you prefer to use just a round handled brush!

All four polishes have the same consistency and I managed to get good coverage in two coats, however as the bristles are quite tough, you have to load it up good and thick. Despite that, the polishes aren't too bad in consistency so you can get away with slightly thicker coats for better coverage.

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Friday 9 September 2016

G&G Experience The Islands Watermarble - Polished Dreams (Guest Post)

Helloo to all you wonderful readers of Becca's blog! My name is Abigail and you may know me from my own blog Polished Dreams or Instagram. I am very honoured to be doing a guest post for Becca whilst she's living it up on holiday and going to Polish Con! No jealousy at all here, nope, none whatsoever... Anyway, I guess I'd better get on to the nails!

Wednesday 7 September 2016

KLEnails (Guest Post)

Hello! Just a quick message from me. I'm away now for my holiday (I should actually be on the plane when this goes live!) so for the next two weeks I will have guest posts from some lovely ladies, starting with Kat. Enjoy!

Hi All.

I'm Kat, also known as @KLEnails. The lovely Becca, who is living it up in America currently, has asked me to write a guest post.

So here we go!

Recently I had to great opportunity to collaborate with Ard as Nails to create my very own polish collection. 5 beautiful metallic polishes which are all named after places I have been with my husband. 

I love every single one them, obviously! So have been using them as much as possible in my nail art recently. 

Here is my design using the sumptuous Turkish Delight from the aptly named The Euston Collection.

Monday 5 September 2016

August's 'Boho' MeeBox Mani (Turquoise Stone)

Hi lovelies! I'm back today with my nail art for August's 'Boho' MeeBox. You can see my initial unboxing post here, and my swatches of each polish here. At first I was unsure on how to use this month's polishes together, and I really had no idea what to do with the metallic foil. But then I had a brainwave - turquoise stone nails! Read on to find out more, and see how I achieved my look.

August's 'Boho' MeeBox Mani - Turquoise Stone @acertainbeccaa

Friday 2 September 2016

August MeeBox Swatches - Boho (Birthday Box)

Hello! Today I have my swatches of August's MeeBox polishes to share with you. August's theme was Boho, and was also MeeBox's first Birthday! If you missed my initial unboxing post, you can find it here. We received some gorgeous transitional polishes this month. Read on for full swatches and more info!

August 'Boho' MeeBox Swatches @acertainbeccaa