Hi everyone! I know Christmas Day has been and gone, but I still have some Christmas manis that I haven't yet shared. I've decided to combine the last few into this post as a sort of catch up. I have three manis in total, all using polishes from my Essie advent calendar as base colours, and UberChic Beauty Christmas plates. Read on for more info on each one!
Friday 29 December 2017
Wednesday 27 December 2017
*Press Sample*Hello! I hope everyones had an amazing Christmas! Today I have another new UberChic Beauty release to share with you, courtesy of Annette over at Rainbow Connection. Yesterday, UberChic released another three plate collection, Collection 23. I've created a mani with each plate along with a bonus mani. Read on to see each one and for more info!
Monday 25 December 2017
Hello, and Merry Christmas! Today I'm quickly showing you the last few goodies from my Essie advent calendar - days 22, 23, and 24. If you missed any of the previous days, you can find 1-7 here, 8-14 here, and 15-21 here. The last three days included two topcoats, and one gel couture. I'm sure everyones super busy today, so I'll get straight into it!
|Essie Advent Calendar 2017 - Days 22-24 @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 22 December 2017
Hello! Today I'm back with the third week of my Essie advent calendar, from day 15 to day 21. If you missed my previous posts, you can find the first week here, and the second week here. Read on to find out what each day gave this week, and for more info.
|Essie Advent Calendar 2017 - Days 15-21 @acertainbeccaa|
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Hi lovelies! Today I have four more Christmas manis to share with you, this time using UberChic Beauty stamping plates. I have already shared a couple recently using the new Holiday Jingle plate, but obviously I had to create some more! Christmas-01 and Christmas-02 have been renamed (to Holiday Spirit and Holly Jolly), but still have all of the same images and are Christmas must haves! Read on to see all four manis and for more info.
Monday 18 December 2017
Hello lovelies! I'm finally back with some more festive nail art! All four of the manis in todays post have been created using Creative Shop stamping plate 36, which I recently picked up in a friend's destash. I love Creative Shop plates, and I love Christmas, so this plate was a no brainer for me! Read on to see each mani in full and for more info.
|Creative Shop Stamping Plate 36 @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 15 December 2017
Hello! Today I'm back to share the second week of my Essie advent calendar, including everything behind doors 8-14. If you missed days 1-7, you can find that post here. I was really impressed with the first week, so read on to see if that continued with the second!
Wednesday 13 December 2017
*Press Sample*Hi lovelies! Today I have more SensatioNail goodies to share. If you missed my review of their chrome powders and black and white gel polishes, you can find that here. This time around I was sent three of their peel off nail polishes. These do not need any curing and claim to be quick drying, naturally glossy, and completely peel off. They are also 5-free, non-flammable, and non-toxic, and also not tested on animals. Read on for my full swatches and to find out more!
|SensatioNail Peel Off Nail Polishes @acertainbeccaa|
Monday 11 December 2017
Hello! Today I have swatches of both Nine Zero Lacquer 'November 2016' & 'December 2016' to share with you (if you missed 'October 2016', you can find my swatch here). Unfortunately I completely forgot to swatch November last month - I got so close to finishing my aim of swatching the whole collection in their respective months!
|Nine Zero Lacquer 'November 2016' & 'December 2016' @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 8 December 2017
Hello lovelies! Today I have the first week of Essie's 2017 advent calendar to share with you. My boyfriend's mum was lovely enough to gift this to me, and I couldn't have been more excited! Instead of trying to share the contents daily, and to avoid too many spoilers, I've decided to split the goodies into four weekly posts. So let's see what was inside between the 1st and 7th of December!
Wednesday 6 December 2017
*Press Sample*Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with a review of some more Born Pretty Store items (see my last review here). This time round I have three plates and a plate holder to share with you. All three plates have a wintery/Christmas vibe, and arrived just in time as I'm really starting to get into the Christmas spirit. Now that we're in December, Christmas nails will be everywhere! Read on to see each item, and for more info!
Monday 4 December 2017
Hello! It feels like a while since last months MeeBox (see my post here), but I'm back with a look at November's 'Through The Looking Glass' box. I absolutely love everything Alice in Wonderland, especially nail related, so although I did expect at least one dupe (as we knew we were getting a MoYou London stamping plate), I couldn't risk missing Alice goodies! Read on for my full swatches and a look at everything inside!
|November MeeBox - Through the Looking Glass @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 1 December 2017
Hello! Today I have two polishes from the Cirque Colors Holiday 2017 Collection to share with you. The highlight of this six piece collection is the re-release of sought after Unicorn Pee polish 'Coronation'. I bought myself a bottle as soon as the collection launched on Rainbow Connection, and couldn't resist picking up 'Rioja' to keep it company. Read on for my full swatches and more info!
Wednesday 29 November 2017
*Press Sample*Hello! Today I have some stamping plates from Nicole Diary to share with you. The brand was kind enough to send me five of their stamping plates - two from Harunouta, and three from Nicole Diary themselves. All five are completely different in terms of theme and image sizes, so I'm going to show them all individually. I've also created a nail art look with each one. Read on to see my manis and for more info!
|Nicole Diary Stamping Plates @acertainbeccaa|
Monday 27 November 2017
*Press Sample*Hi lovelies! Today I have a brand new UberChic Beauty plate to share with you. UberChic released both Collection 22, and a new singular plate, Got Chevron?, this past Friday. Annette over at Rainbow Connection kindly sent me the chevron plate to have a play with. This is a collaboration plate with Got Nail. I've created three different manis with it so far. Read on for more info and to see each one!
Friday 24 November 2017
Hello! Today I have a quick swatch of Lush Lacquer 'Clowning Around' to share. This polish is old enough that the brand has since been renamed, and is now known as Polish Me Silly. I wasn't part of the indie world when 'Clowning Around' was initially released, but picked it up straight away when I found it in a destash. Read on for my swatch and more info!
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Hi! Today I have two gorgeous Colors By Llarowe Christmas polishes to share. Both are Rainbow Connection exclusives, and are available either alone or in a fabulous 'The Whole Christmas Shebang' gift set. The sets also include several nail care items including Christmas scented cuticle oils and mani dusts. I tried to restrain myself so only bought the polishes themselves, but regret it a bit already! Read on for my full swatches and some quick stamping.
Monday 20 November 2017
Hello lovelies! Today I have the first ever Mani and Lola box to share with you. Mani and Lola is a brand new subscription box from the people behind UK stockist Nail Polish Direct. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I'm a sucker for nail polish subscription boxes, so I had to give this a go! Read on for more info and to see the full contents of Novembers box!
Friday 17 November 2017
Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches of some of my first Dollish Polish polishes. I love uniqueness of Dolly's creations and finally bit the bullet and ordered five from her clearance bin. Not only were these clearance shades, but I ordered them an embarrassingly long time ago and until now, had only shared one of them (here). Read on for my full swatches of the remaining four and more info!
|Dollish Polish Swatches @acertainbeccaa|
Wednesday 15 November 2017
*Press Sample*Hello lovelies! Today I have some products from SensatioNail to share with you. The gel polish brand have recently released chrome nail powders in six different colours. As I am fairly new to gels, they were kind enough to not only send me two of these powders, but also everything I need to use them - including their LED gel lamp, essentials kit, and both black and white gel polishes. Read on for more info and to find out about my first experience with SensatioNail!
Monday 13 November 2017
Hello! Today I have a special triplet mani to share with you. Yesterday was Kirsty's (FairyTales Nails) daughter Lexi's 3rd Birthday. Kirsty asked me and Bethany (BNailedtoPerfection) to do a triplet birthday mani with her, and of course we said yes! Lexi is a lover of all things Minnie Mouse, so that was the chosen theme. Here are our manis. Read on to see my contribution and for more info!
|Minnie Mouse Triplet Mani (Lexi's 3rd Birthday) @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 10 November 2017
Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches of more polishes from Chicago Polish Con, this time in the form of a Glisten & Glow Duo. 'Shiny in Chi' and 'Shifty in Chi' were paired together at a great price at the convention, so they were a no brainer for me! Both polishes are still available now from Glisten & Glow and UK stockist Rainbow Connection, so read on for more info!
Wednesday 8 November 2017
*Contains Press Samples*Hi lovelies! Today I have a super quick post for you. After swatching the Danglefoot Nail Polish Tearjerks Collection (post here), I couldn't resist testing if the three cremes watermarbled - and they do! After painting a white base, I made rings of all three ('Littlefoot's Mum', 'I Love you Always, Time is Nothing', and 'I'll Never Let Go Jack'), drew a quick pattern, and dipped my nails in. Here's the finished look!
|Danglefoot Nail Polish Tearjerker Cremes Watermarble @acertainbeccaa|
|Danglefoot Nail Polish Tearjerker Cremes Watermarble @acertainbeccaa|
What do you think? Considering this is only my second water marble attempt, I'm very happy with how it turned out! If you weren't convinced on these three cremes, you have no excuse now!
The Danglefoot Nail Polish Tearjerkers Collection is available here.
Hope to see you in the next post!
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Monday 6 November 2017
*Press Sample*Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches of the Tearjerkers Collection from Danglefoot Nail Polish. These released today! The collection consists of three cremes and one topper, inspired by moments in several films that catch you off guard and make you cry! Hayley really doesn't make cremes often, so if you're a creme lover then you need to grab these quickly! Read on for my full swatches and more info.
Friday 3 November 2017
*Press Sample*Hello! Today I have a super exciting post! Annette from Rainbow Connection was kind enough to send me UberChic Beauty's Collection 21 to share with you. This brand new collection of plates releases today and is available right now. As always, there are three plates in the set - 21-01, 21-02, and 21-03. I created a mani with each, and then a bonus one. Read on for a closer look at each and more info!
|UberChic Beauty Collection 21 @acertainbeccaa|
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Hello! Today I have Octobers MeeBox to share. If you missed Septembers 'Bollywood Nights' MeeBox, you can find that here. Octobers theme was 'Femme Fatale', and it was announced that it would be an indie brand takeover. My first guess was NCLA as I can safely say that I guessed correctly! Read on for a closer look at everything, and for my full swatches and nail art!
Monday 30 October 2017
Hello! Today I'm back with swatches of two Nine Zero Lacquer polishes. Continuing with my monthly series, I have my swatch of 'October 2016'. If you missed September 2016', you can find that post here. I also have Halloween polish 'Jack O'Lantern Juice' to share. I purchased this some time ago on Rainbow Connection, ready to play with this month. Read on for my full swatches of both and more info!
Friday 27 October 2017
Hello! Today I have the Different Dimension Creepin' It Real Trio to share with you. These three Halloween inspired polishes released at the beginning of the month, although I was lucky enough to pick them up early at Polish Con. I did pick up a few others from Missi's table, but I had to play with these first. Read on for my full swatches and for some nail art!
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Hello! Today I have a quick Halloween mani to share. Earlier this month I posted several iZ Beauty of London polishes that are perfect for this time of the year (if you missed that post, you can find it here). One of the polishes was glitter topper 'V.I.P', which I swatched over red. I loved the combination so much that I recycled it into the Halloween look below. Read on for more info!
Monday 23 October 2017
*Contains Press Samples*Hello lovelies! Today I have six polishes from the KBShimmer Fall Collaboration Collection to share. The collection consists of 14 polishes, 12 of which are blogger collaboration shades. Annette from Rainbow Connection was kind enough to send me four of this to swatch. I also picked up two others at Polish Con Chicago, so thought I'd post them all together. Read on for my full swatches and a few nail art looks!
|KBShimmer Fall Collaboration Collection (Partial) & Nail Art @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 20 October 2017
Hello! Today I have some of the recent Sparklea Nail Polish Halloween releases to share. Lea released two separate Halloween collections - a four piece Goosebumps collection, and a Hocus Pocus trio. I would have loved to grab all seven, but narrowed it down to my favourite four. I've also added some Halloween nail art over each polish. Read on for that and my full swatches!
|Sparklea Nail Polish - Halloween Polishes @acertainbeccaa|
Wednesday 18 October 2017
Hello! Today I have another Halloween mani to share with you, this time using UberChic Beauty plate Zombie Love 2 over a Halloween Dollish Polish that I purchased from their clearance bin (quite some time ago!). I thought the two would pair perfectly together and ended up going for a radioactive theme. Read on to find out more!
|Radioactive Halloween Nails @acertainbeccaa|
Monday 16 October 2017
*Press Sample*Hello lovelies! Today I have two sets of Halloween decals from iZ Beauty of London to share with you, as well as four polishes that are perfect for spooky manicures. As with all of iZ Beauty's polishes, these are gel effect, and dry down to a lovely glossy finish. They pair perfectly with the decals. Read on for my full swatches and nail art!
|iZ Beauty of London - Halloween Inspired Shades @acertainbeccaa|
|iZ Beauty of London - Halloween Inspired Decals @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 13 October 2017
Hello! Today I have another one of my Polish Con Chicago polishes to share, this time from Leesha's Lacquer. I was lucky enough to not only have a polish from Leesha in my VIP bag (which I will be swatching soon), but also to win another one of my choosing! I decided on 'Ow, Oof, My Bones' from the Let's Get Spoopy collection for Halloween. Read on for my swatch and also some Halloween nail art!
Wednesday 11 October 2017
*Press Sample*Hello lovelies! Today I have another Born Pretty Store review. If you missed my last post back in August, you can find that here. This time around I have a stamping plate holder to show you, as well as two stamping plates. Read on to find out more!
Monday 9 October 2017
Hello! Today I have September's MeeBox to share. If you missed August's box, you can find my unboxing and swatches here, and nail art here. September's theme was 'Bollywood Nights'. My box arrived while I was on holiday, and although I did sneak a look at the contents on Instagram, I was excited to come home and have a play myself. Read on for a look at everything inside and for my Bollywood mani!
|September MeeBox - Bollywood Nights @acertainbeccaa|
Friday 6 October 2017
Hello! Today I finally have one of my Chicago Polish Convention purchases to share. One of the absolute must haves on my list was Tonic Polish 'Light of Lyra'. My stepmum purchased this when we went to the first Polish Con in Chicago last year, and after seeing it on her I knew I needed my own bottle. After lusting after it for a year, here I am! Read on for my full swatch and more info.
Wednesday 4 October 2017
Hi! Today I have one last mani from my drafts to share with you, this time featuring double stamped leopard print. I really loved this mani when I originally did it so I have no idea how I let it go unpublished for so long! Nevertheless, here it is. Read on for more info!
|Pink Double Stamped Leopard Print @acertainbeccaa|
Monday 2 October 2017
Hello! Although I am back from holiday, I have decided to continue posting my older swatches in an attempt to completely clear my draft posts and start fresh. Today I have swatches of two gel effect polishes from iZ Beauty of London. I've really been loving the brand recently, and should actually have some newer goodies to share with you soon! Read on for a closer look at 'The Big Apple' and 'Fuchsia Infusion'.