Friday, 30 August 2019

Baby Mani

Hello! As a lot of you will already know, I have been expecting my first baby. I finally sat down and created a mani using UberChic Beauty's Little Baby plate. I intended to post it as my first September mani (my due date was the 15th September), but the little man decided to come early and arrived this Monday! So instead, here are my celebratory baby nails. Read on for more info!

Baby Mani @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 23 August 2019

Sparkly Neon Gradient

Hello! Today I'm back with some more bright summery nail art, using the same Virago Varnish polishes as my recent flip flop mani (see that post here). At the time, I couldn't decide whether I wanted to do a smoosh or a gradient with the three brights - so I ended up doing both! Over my gradient, I added a sparkly top coat and a bit of simple stamping. Read on for more info!

Sparkly Neon Gradient @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Strawberry Mani

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with some more nail art, this time featuring another summery pattern. When I pulled out UberChic Beauty plate 9-01 for flip flop mani in my last post (if you missed that, you can find it here), there were so many other images I wanted to use. I have a few manis to share using it over the next few weeks - first up are these strawberry nails. Read on for more info!

Strawberry Mani (Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Multipass') @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 19 August 2019

Neon Flip Flop Mani

Hello! I'm back with a fun, bright mani to share with you. I'm not quite ready to let go of Summery nails - in fact I have loads of Summer nail art ideas I still want to do! For today, I've used my first ever Virago Varnish polishes. I never managed to try the brand while they were in business, but snagged three polishes in a recent destash. I used them to create the mani below. Read on for more info!

Neon Flip Flop Mani (Virago Varnish) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 16 August 2019

Nine Zero Lacquer - Smoothie Bar Lite Trio

Hello! Today I have swatches of Nine Zero Lacquer's Smoothie Bar Lite Trio to share with you. These were released in June last year as an addition to Jess's Smoothie Bar collection - all crellies filled with black shredded glitter. I missed these the first time they were available from Rainbow Connection, but managed to grab them in a restock a little while back. Read on for my full swatches and some nail art!

Nine Zero Lacquer - Smoothie Bar Lite Trio @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Colors by Llarowe Mystery Bag (Rainbow Connection)

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back to share swatches of a mystery bag from Rainbow Connection. Annette is currently offering a couple of different brand specific mystery bags. I picked up a Colors by Llarowe bag, consisting of four of Leah Ann's creations. I don't have enough CbL polishes so this was an easy purchase! Read on for full swatches of the polishes I recieved and more info. 

Colors by Llarowe Mystery Bag @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 12 August 2019

Whale Mani (CbL 'Azure Thing')

Hello! Today I have more nail art to share with you, this time featuring a super cute whale and some punny wording. I used another one of the polishes I recieved in my Colors by Llarowe mystery bag (purchased from Rainbow Connection). I loved this mani and didn't want to take it off! Read on for more info.

Whale Mani (CbL 'Azure Thing') @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 9 August 2019

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'The People's Prince' (& Nail Art)

Hello! Today I'm back with Danglefoot Nail Polish 'The People's Prince'. This shimmery polish was initially released as part of February's Duo themed Polish Pick Up. It was also rereleased as part of July's PPU rewind month. I regretted missing it the first time around, so had to grab a bottle last month. Read on for my swatch and for some Prince themed nail art!

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'The People's Prince' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Painted Polish 'Ice & Fire' (& Nail Art)

Hello! Today I'm back with another Polish Pick Up July rewind shade to share with you, this time from Painted Polish. Lexi brought back the popular 'Ice & Fire' in her shop, originally offered as part of June's Weather Phenomena theme. It was also available at Rainbow Connection where I managed to grab a bottle. Read on for my swatch and some stamping! 

Painted Polish 'Ice & Fire' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 5 August 2019

Orange Flowers (CbL 'Banana Smoothie)

Hello! I recently asked over on my Instagram stories what my followers prefer and would like to see more of from my blog - swatches, nail art, hauls etc. I got asked for more nail art, so while I still will be doing my usual posts, I'm going to try and factor in a few more nail art looks here and there. For today, I have a bright flowery mani. Read on for more info!

Orange Flowers (CbL 'Banana Smoothie') @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 2 August 2019

Mani and Lola - March 2019

Hello! Today I have March's Mani and Lola box to share. I put this aside under my nail desk, and promptly forgot about it completely! I did a quick poll on my Instagram stories (if you're not following my Instagram, you can find it here), and the majority of you said you still wanted me to do an unboxing/swatch post. So here it is! Read on for my full swatches and a look at everything we recieved.

Mani and Lola - March 2019 @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Mani Catch Up - July 2019

Hello! I'm back with July's mani catch up post. I feel like July has gone really quickly, and can't believe it's August tomorrow! For today I have a quick post for you, with one simple nail art look, and one swatch. Read on to see both in full and for more info!

Mani Catch Up - July 2019 @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 29 July 2019

Lion King Mani

Hello! Today I'm back to share with you the mani I did to celebrate the release of the new live action version of Disney's The Lion King. I went to see it in the cinema last week, and of course I had to do my nails for the occasion! I used a lot of different polishes for these, so let's get into it. Read on to find out more!

Lion King Mani (Mundo De Unas plate) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 26 July 2019

Swatch My Untrieds - PPU February 2018

Hello! Today I'm back with another swatch my untrieds post, with even more past Polish Pick Up goodies. If you thought that the ones I shared last time from June 2018's Video Game month (post here) were old, you're in for a treat as these are from even further back! Today I'm finally sharing my picks from February 2018's Sugar Rush month. Read on for my full swatches and a quick look at a few nail care bits I also purchased!

Swatch My Untrieds - PPU February 2018 @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Carnevale' - PPU August 2019

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Hello! Today I have the Danglefoot Nail Polish offering for August's 'At The Carnival' themed Polish Pick Up to share with you. Hayley has taken inspiration from the bright and bold masks worn in Carnevale di Venezia and created a fabulous flakie filled polish. Read on for my swatch and more info!

Danglefoot Nail Polish PPU August 2019 'Carnevale' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 22 July 2019

2019 Scratch Stars Awards Mani

Hello! As some of you may know, I attended Scratch Magazine's 2019 Scratch Stars Awards lastnight, as I was a finalist in the Best UK Nail Blogger category. I couldn't go to a nail awards party without doing my nails, so opted for a strong silver holographic with some subtle purple stamping to match my purple dress. Read on for more info on my scratch awards mani!

2019 Scratch Stars Awards Mani @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 19 July 2019

Korres Gel Effect 'Peony Pink' & 'Burgundy Red'

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Hello! Today I have a look at two Korres Gel Effect polishes, thanks to Sparkle PR. I did swatch two others from the gel effect range ('Berry Addict' and 'Watermelon') nearly a year ago here. Each polish is intended to be chip resistant and last up to 10 days. They are also infused with almond oil, amino acids, and pro-vitamin B5 for moisture, nourishment, and strength. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Korres Gel Effect 'Peony Pink' & 'Burgundy Red' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Nail Artisan Cosmetics - Hold Your Flakes Collection

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Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with swatches of an upcoming collection from new indie brand Nail Artisan Cosmetics, created by Alex of UK stockist Nail Artisan. These are also the first Nail Artisan Cosmetic polishes I've tried. The Hold Your Flakes Collection consists of four jelly based polishes packed full of flakies. I did help Alex name the polishes themselves, so brace yourselves because I never can resist a cheesy pun! Read on for my full swatches and more info.

Nail Artisan Cosmetics - Hold Your Flakes Collection @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 15 July 2019

Born Pretty Store Review

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Hello! For today's post I have a Born Pretty Store review. I haven't done a review for Born Pretty in so long - I think my last one was back in September! I do really like a lot of their nail products though, so I'm glad to be sharing some with you again. This time around I was sent three different stamping plates and a pair of multichrome tweezers. Read on for more info and to see my manis in full!

Born Pretty Store Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 12 July 2019

Painted Polish - 6 Year Anniversary Trio

Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with even more Painted Polish swatches. This time I have the Anniversary Trio, released to celebrate 6 years of business! This all coral trio consists of a one coat creme/stamping polish, an ultra holographic, and a flakie crelly. I purchased my trio here in the UK from Rainbow Connection. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Painted Polish - 6 Year Anniversary Trio @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Mani and Lola - June 2019

Hello lovelies! Today I have June's Mani and Lola box to share with you. I feel like I've had this sat on my desk waiting to be swatched for forever, so it was finally time to get it done! June's box says to 'think bold and bright', claiming to have 'seriously irresistible and fashion forward nail colours'. Read on for my full swatches and a look at everything we recieved.

Mani and Lola - June 2019 @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 8 July 2019

Nailbuff App (& Goodies)

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Hello! Recently, the lovely Harpreet over at Nailbuff reached out to me to find out what I thought of their nail polish app, and also offered to send me a few goodies. I used Nailbuff way back when it first launched a few years ago before I even started blogging. I hadn't visited it in a while, so I was more than happy to revisit and see how things have changed! Read on for more info and a quick mani!

Nailbuff App (& Goodies) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 5 July 2019

Sponged Chevron Mani

Hello! Today I have some nail art to share with you. This idea came to me out of nowhere and it kept popping into my brain, so I figured I'd just sit down and do it! I've really been liking doing some more spur of the moment nails recently instead of just simple stamping over polishes I'm swatching at the time. This time around it resulted in a sponged chevron mani. Read on for more info!

Sponged Chevron Mani @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Painted Polish - 4th of July Polishes (& Nail Art)

Hi lovelies! Today I have more Painted Polish beauties to share with you. Lexi released four polishes for the 4th of July  - two ultra holographic microglitters (the Stars & Stripes Duo), holographic bar glitter 'Summer Sparkler 2.0' and red, navy, and silver microglitter 'Star-Spangled Spirit!'. The first three were released here in the UK on Rainbow Connection, where I managed to pick them up. Read on for my full swatches and my 4th of July mani!

Painted Polish - 4th of July Polishes @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 1 July 2019

Painted Polish - Donut Worry, Be Happy Collection

Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with the Donut Worry, Be Happy Collection from Painted Polish. This donut inspired quartet consists of all pink polishes in varying finishes - a one coat creme/stamping polish, a flakie crelly, an ultra holographic (full coverage) microglitter, and a glitter crelly. I purchased my bottles here in the UK from Rainbow Connection. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

P.S. Are you team donut or doughnut? I usually spell it doughnut, but for the sake of the collection and polish names, I'll stick to donut in this post.

Painted Polish - Donut Worry, Be Happy Collection @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 28 June 2019

Mani Catch Up - June 2019

Hello! Today I have my June mani catch up post. I feel like I've done a lot more nail art this month, and not quite as many swatches. I've really enjoyed it, but I do have a fair few swatches planned to share in July! For June's catch up, I have two nail art looks and one quick swatch. Read on to see each in full and for more info!

Mani Catch Up - June 2019 @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Toy Story Inspired Nails

Hello! Today I have some Toy Story inspired nails to share with you. I've done a lot more film/cartoon themed manis lately, and I've been loving them. Thankfully so have most of you, so when my Mum suggested I do Toy Story nails I couldn't say no! I don't have any specifically themed plates, so made do with what I do have. Read on for more info!

Toy Story Inspired Nails @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 24 June 2019

Pixar Nail Art (Glam Polish 'You've Got A Friend In Me' Polishes)

Hello lovelies! Today I have two nail art looks to share with you. Both are using polishes from the Glam Polish You've Got A Friend In Me Collection (five of which I swatched in my last post here), and inspired by the polish names/Pixar films they are based on. This gave me a fab opportunity to use a few more of my recently purchased plates. Read on to see both manis in full and for more info!

Pixar Nail Art (Glam Polish) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 21 June 2019

Glam Polish - You've Got A Friend In Me Collection (Partial)

Hello! Today I have some of the Glam Polish You've Got A Friend In Me Collection to share with you. I believe these were originally released in June last year. I pretty much wanted the entire 10-piece collection when it released, so jumped when the remaining shades went into the UK website sale. I ended up picking up 5 of the Pixar themed polishes. Read on for my swatches and more info!

Glam Polish - You've Got A Friend In Me Collection (Partial) @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Neon Cat Mani

Hi! Today I have a quick nail art look to share. If you read my posts regularly, you'll probably know by now that I have been on a massive stamping plate kick, and ordered a lot more plates than I need recently. I've also been trying to base manis around a plate or pattern, rather than a base polish. I did exactly that for this mani and used one of my new Creative Shop plates. Read on for more info!

Neon Cat Mani @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 17 June 2019

Swatch My Untrieds - CBL Indie Shop Anaheim 2018 LEs

Hello! Today I'm back with another swatch my untrieds post. This time I have two polishes from the Colors By Llarowe limited edition trio released for the 2018 Disneyland themed Indie Shop in Anaheim. Thankfully, the trio was made available for us UK addicts over at Rainbow Connection. I am Disney obssessed so picked up my favourites. Read on for my full swatches and nail art!

A quick side note: this is my 500th blog post! Yay!

Colors By Llarowe Indie Shop Anaheim 2018 LEs @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 14 June 2019

Pineapple Nails

Hello lovelies! Today I have a fun mani to share with you. I ordered several stamping plates from Creative Shop during their recent 50% off sale, and my parcel arrived this week. Among my order was plate 134, which has a pineapple image that really stood out to me. After a bit of a play around, here is the mani I came up with. Read on for more info!

Pineapple Nails (Creative Shop plate 134) @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

SensatioNail Nailtural Polish - Swatches & Nail Art

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Hello lovelies! Today I have a new range of polishes to share with you from UK brand SensatioNail. They have newly launched their Nailtural range, a line of 10-free, cruelty free, vegan friendly, standard polishes (unlike their usual gels) with 85% bio-sourced ingredients. This includes 20 coloured polishes and also a range of treatments, topcoats, and polish removers. I have three of these polishes to show you. Read on for my swatches, more info, and some nail art!

SensatioNail Nailtural Polish @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 10 June 2019

Swatch My Untrieds - PPU June 2018

Hi lovelies! Today I have another swatch my untrieds post, this time sharing the polishes I purchased from Polish Pick Up back in June 2018 (a year ago, woops). June's theme last year was video games, and there were a lot I wanted. I managed to whittle it down to two - both the Creative Cuticles Nail Polish and the Noodles Nail Polish. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Swatch My Untrieds - PPU June 2018 @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 7 June 2019

Matte Pink Plaid Nails

Hi! Today I'm back with a super quick bit of nail art for you. While swatching the new Barry M gellys (post here), I fancied doing plaid stamping over the pink-toned polish. I didn't do it while swatching, but ended up putting it back on a few days later to do my plaid mani - so here it is! Read on for more info.

Matte Pink Plaid Nails (Barry M 'Pink Grapefruit') @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Multi-coloured Mickey Mouse Mani

Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with a mani I've wanted to do for years! My lovely nail bestie Kirsty (FairyTales Nails) gifted me a stamping plate with Mickey and Minnie Mouse images on it way back in early 2016. While I have used the plate previously, I never got round to doing the first mani that sprung to mind - until now! Read on for more info.

Multi-coloured Mickey Mouse Mani @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 3 June 2019

Barry M 'Fortune Teller'

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Hello! Today I'm back to share a new Barry M topper with you, a flakie packed polish called 'Fortune Teller'. I can't get enough of the flake-filled polishes releasing recently, so I was super excited when I first heard about this. I decided to swatch it over black and each of the four new gellys (see my post for those here) to show a couple of the different looks that can be achieved. Read on for my swatches and more info!

Barry M 'Fortune Teller' @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 31 May 2019

Mani Catch Up - May 2019

Hello! Today I have my May mani catch up post. How is it the end of May already?! I started my catch up posts last month, so if you missed that post you can find it here. I've had a lot of fun with nails this month, and have plenty of posts already planned for June, so let's get stuck in. Read on for a closer look at each mani and more info!

Mani Catch Up - May 2019 @acertainbeccaa