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

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Barry M - Summer 2019 Gellys

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Hi lovelies! Today I have an exciting post for you - more Barry M gellys! Four new gelly hi-shine nail paints have been released for the Summer months. Amongst the four new shades is a bright yellow - some of us Barry M addicts have been waiting for a yellow gelly for a long time, how exciting! Read on for my full swatches and more info.

Barry M - Summer 2019 Gellys @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 27 May 2019

Swatch My Untrieds - Anchor & Heart Lacquer

Hi lovelies! Today I have a Swatch My Untrieds post. I was using these posts a while back (in 2017!) to finally dig into some of the older polishes in my collection that I'd yet to share swatches of. I thought I'd revive the idea, starting with two polishes from US brand Anchor & Heart Lacquer that Kirsty (FairyTales Nails) gifted me last year. Read on for my swatches and more info!

Swatch My Untrieds - Anchor & Heart Lacquer @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 24 May 2019

Luxe Studio - Dual Shape Clipper & Cuticle Nipper

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Hi lovelies! Today I have a few nail care products from Luxe Studio to share with you. These were kindly sent to me from Sparkle PR. These are the first Luxe products I've tried myself, and are both from the Rose Gold Collection (who doesn't love rose gold?!). I have their Dual Shape Nail Clippers and Cuticle Nippers. Read on for a closer look at both and more info!

Luxe Studio - Dual Shape Clipper & Cuticle Nipper @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Polished Cosmetics - Royalty Duo

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Hello! Today I'm back with a review of a new UK indie brand launching on 1st July, Polished Cosmetics. The owner Ceri was kind enough to send me one her Royalty Duo to share with you all in preparation for her shop opening. I also did some simple nail art using both polishes together. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Polished Cosmetics - Royalty Duo @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 20 May 2019

Mani and Lola - May 2019

Hello everyone! Today I have May's Mani and Lola box to share with you. It's been a long time since I've shared a Mani and Lola box - you can see last October's here. I unsubscribed while I was moving, although honestly I did get a few boxes before then that I never swatched! This months box contained two polishes and three nail care items. Read on for my full swatches and a closer look at everything inside!

Mani and Lola - May 2019 @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 17 May 2019

For The Love Of Polish Box - March 2019

Hello! Today I have the March For The Love Of Polish Box to share with you. If you are new to the FLTOP box, it is a monthly box run currently run by Polished For Days, Pahlish, and a third guest brand each month. It is a US based box so I don't tend to pick it up often, but March's 'The Little Mermaid' theme won me over! The guest maker was Fair Maiden Polish. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

For The Love Of Polish Box - March 2019 @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Clothing Inspired Nautical Nails

Hi lovelies! Today I have a nice quick post for you. I recently purchased a new long top/dress, and everytime I looked at it, I wanted to recreate the pattern on my nails - so I did! Here is the final look. Read on for more info!

Clothing Inspired Nautical Nails @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 13 May 2019

786 Cosmetics - Swatches & Review

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Hello lovelies! Today I have a look at new-to-me brand, 786 Cosmetics. The brand contacted me offering me some polishes to share, and of course I said yes! All of 786 Cosmetics polishes are completely vegan, cruelty free, 11-free, and halal. They are also marketed as breathable nail polish. I was sent two polishes to try - 'Jaipur' & 'Jakarta'. Read on for my swatches, a bit of nail art, and more info!

786 Cosmetics - Swatches & Review @acertainbeccaa