Thursday, 12 November 2020

Anchor & Heart Lacquer - Haul & Swatches

Hello! Today I have swatches of a small Anchor & Heart Lacquer order I placed recently. I have a couple of Anchor & Heart's polishes, but had yet to order directly from the US website to here in the UK. I had a discount code to use so figured I'd give it a go! I'm happy to report that my order arrived safely, didn't take too long to arrive once posted, and shipping costs were reasonable. I also managed to escape any customs charges. I ordered three polishes, all of which are prototypes. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Anchor & Heart Lacquer - Haul & Swatches @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Duri Nail Care - First Impressions & Review

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Hello lovelies! Today I have some nail care items from the brand Duri to share with you. I have always heard good things about the Duri basecoats during my time in the nail world, but had never actually tried them myself until now. When the brand reached out to me asking if I'd like to give them a go - I was excited to finally see what all the hype was about! They kindly sent me both Duri Rejuvacote 1 & 2 to try, along with their Herbatherapy cuticle treatment. Read on to see what I thought of each, and some before and after pictures!

Duri Nail Care - First Impressions & Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 6 November 2020

Essie - Suitcase Gift Set

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Hello! Today I have Essie's Suitcase Gift Set to share with you. The set contains 10 classic Essie shades, all nicely displayed in a pretty box. Surprisingly I only had 2 of these in my collection already, so 8 of them are new to me shades - which is exciting! Read on for my full swatches and more info.

Essie - Suitcase Gift Set @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone! Just a super quick post from me to say Happy Hallowen! I figured I'd jump on quickly and share this collage of all of my Halloween manis for 2020. All details should be in my previous posts, or over on my Instagram. Hope you all have a fab day. I've got a big pile of cakes, sweets, and chocolate to munch this weekend - I can't wait to get stuck in!

Halloween 2020 Nail Art Collage @acertainbeccaa

I'd love to know which ones are your favourite?

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

Saturday, 24 October 2020

ÜNT Cosmetics - Fantasy Peelable (& Nail Art)

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Hello! Today I have more of ÜNT's Fantasy Peelable range to share with you. This time around I have 7 polishes, all of which are perfect Autumnal shades. As always, I do also have some nail art sprinkled in. Read on for my full swatches, nail art, and more info.

ÜNT Cosmetics - Fantasy Peelable @acertainbeccaa
ÜNT Cosmetics - Fantasy Peelable Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Halloween Nails with Nailpad (& Essie)

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Hello! Today I have something a bit different to share with you - the Nailpad. The Nailpad is a portable nail polish station/holder which provides a flat and stable surface to ensure an easy and smooth nail polish application every time, 'solving a variety of at home and on-the-go nail painting dilemmas'. It is available in two colours, and also in a choice of kits with either an Essie or Piggy Paint polish. I was kindly sent the black nailpad and Essie 'Licorice', which I've used to create a mani perfect for Halloween. This post is a bit picture heavy, so lets get stuck in!

Halloween Nails with Nailpad @acertainbeccaa
Nailpad @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 17 October 2020

ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Polishes (& Halloween Nail Art)

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Hello lovelies. Today I'm back with another round of ÜNT Cosmetics Sun Envy polishes, again with more nail art.
Seeing as it's October, I've kept to the Halloween theme (who doesn't love a good Halloween mani?!). Read on for my full swatches, nail art, and more info.

ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Polishes (& Halloween Nail Art) @acertainbeccaa
ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Polishes (& Halloween Nail Art) @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Barry M - Green Origins (Part 2)

Hi! As promised, today I'm back to share the newest four additions to the Barry M Green Origins range. The Green Origins nail paints are made of 70% natural ingredients including potato, corn, and wheat. If you missed my post showing the original eight shades, you can find that here. I was really impressed with the formulas of those, and these four were no different. Read on for a closer look at each polish and more info!

Barry M - Green Origins (Part 2) @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Barry M - Green Origins (Part 1)

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Hello lovelies! Today I have the Barry M Green Origins Nail Paints to share with you. These  celebrated their first Birthday in September, so I figured it was a perfect time to share my swatches. There are 12 polishes in total, which were split into two releases. In this post I'll share the original 8 polishes, and in my next post I'll have the additional 4. The Green Origins polishes are made with 70% natural ingredients including potato, corn, and wheat. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Barry M - Green Origins (Part 1) @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Autumn/Fall Nail Art Looks

Hello lovelies! Today I have some more Autumn/Fall nail art looks to share with you. I've done all of these over the last few weeks, and with the exception of one or two on Instagram, have yet to share them. I figured it would make for a nice post and maybe even give someone a bit of inspiration. I created all but one of these while swatching the Zoya Fall 2020 Luscious Collection, so expect some Zoya spam! Read on for a look at each mani and more info.

Autumn/Fall Nail Art Looks @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 1 October 2020

A Certain Becca Lacquer Launch & Charity Duo

Hello lovelies! Today I have probably the most exciting post I've had in a while. If you were yet to know, I am launching my very own cuticle oil shop today as A Certain Becca Lacquer. I've been sitting on a recipe for a few years now, and after the success of my '90s Floral' scented oil in Polish Con UK last month, I've decided it's finally time to give it a proper go! Launching alongside several different scents today (including unscented!), is a Breast Cancer Charity Duo in collaboration with Danglefoot Nail Polish. Read on for more info!

A Certain Becca Lacquer Launch & Charity Duo @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Beau Polish - Autumn Collection

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Hi lovelies! Today I have the newly released Autumn Collection from Beau Polish to share with you. Beau Polish is a new to me UK indie brand, so I was more than happy to swatch these and give the brand a try! The Autumn Collection consists of 2 cremes, and 3 shimmers, one of which is a rerelease. Each  polish also has a colour coordinated hand-tied bow attached to the cap, which I think is super cute! Read on for my full swatches and nail art with each polish.

Beau Polish - Autumn Collection @acertainbeccaa
Beau Polish - Autumn Collection Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Born Pretty Store - Halloween Plates

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Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review, this time containing four Halloween themed stamping plates. I know it might seem a bit early to be sharing these, but I figured there should still be enough time for you to order them yourself if I share them today! Two of the plates are from Nicole Diary, and two from Born Pretty themselves. Read on to see each mani in full and for more info!

Born Pretty Store - Halloween Plates @acertainbecca

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Zoya - Autumn/Fall 2020 Luscious Collection

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Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with Zoya's Autumn/Fall collection for 2020, the Luscious Collection. As usual, the collection consists of 12 polishes in a range of finishes. There are cremes, a shimmer, microshimmers, a duochrome, and a few metallics - and a lot of beautiful Autumn shades. I'm so excited to be sharing these with you as I think it's a gorgeous collection. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Zoya - Autumn/Fall 2020 Luscious Collection @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 10 September 2020

ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Polishes (& Nail Art)

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Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with more polishes from ÜNT Cosmetics' Sun Envy line. If you missed my first impression of the gel effect Sun Envy polishes, you can find that post here. This time around, I have seven polishes from the core classic colours collection. Read on for my swatches, more info, and nail art - it's a long one so let's get stuck in!

ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Polishes (& Nail Art) @acertainbeccaa
ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Polishes (& Nail Art) @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

ÜNT Cosmetics - Matte Fantasy Peelable Polishes (& Nail Art)

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Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with more of ÜNT Cosmetics' Fantasy Peelable polishes, this time from the 54°n Serenity Collection which consists of all matte finishes (if you missed my initial view of the Fantasy Peelable line, you can find that here). I have three of the polishes to share with you in both their natural matte finish and with a glossy topcoat. I've also used them for some nail art. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

ÜNT Cosmetics - Matte Fantasy Peelable Polishes (& Nail Art) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 21 August 2020

Zoya - Spring 2020 Calm Collection

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Hello lovelies. Today I'm back with another Zoya Collection. As mentioned in my review of the Summer 2020 Splash Collection (post here), I'm working backwards through the collections in amazing parcel Zoya sent me. Next up is the Spring 2020 Calm Collection, which consists of five soft cremes and a shimmer. I've also watermarbled with four of the cremes, so I'll add that in at the end of my post! Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Zoya Spring 2020 Calm Collection @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Born Pretty Store Review

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Hello lovelies. Today I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review. It's been quite a long time since I've reviewed any Born Pretty items with all the massive postal delays recently. I actually had two different parcels from them arrive very closely together, so I'm just going to put them together and show you all the items in this post. This time around I have two stamping polishes and four stamping plates to show you. Read on to for more info and to see all of my manis!

Born Pretty Store Review @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' (& Nail Art)

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Hello lovelies! Today I have a classic Essie shade to share with you, along with some nail art. Essie were kind enough to send me over a polish of my choice for National Friendship Day (on the 30th July). I decided on 'Bikini So Teeny', as I somehow don't own a bottle of the cult favourite! Read on for my swatch, nail art, and more info!

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 14 August 2020

Yayoge Review

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Hello! Today I have a quick review of a new to me brand and nail art supply store, Yayoge. To be honest, I had never even heard of Yayoge before they contacted me, so after a quick look at social media pages and their website, I decided to go with a couple of simple of products to get a feel for the brand. This will be a fairly quick one (especially compared to some of my recent posts), so let's just get into it.

Yayoge Review @acertainbeccaa
 

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Zoya - Summer 2020 Splash Collection

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Hi lovelies! As promised, I'm back with a super exciting post! The amazing people over at Zoya were kind enough to send me an incredible parcel packed full of goodies. Among the contents including the current Splash Collection, Calm, Sensual, and Barefoot Collections, a Naked Manicure set, and both their glossy seal topcoat and famous Remove+ remover. I think it was easily the largest nail parcel I've ever received. I am currently working my way through swatches of all of my new goodies, starting with the newest collections and working backwards. With that in mind, today I have the Summer 2020 Splash Collection to share with you. Standard to Zoya collections, there are 12 polishes, so let's get stuck in!

Zoya - Summer 2020 Splash Collection @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 3 August 2020

Glam Nails Challenge - July 2020 Round Up

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with a round up of all of my manis for July's Glam Nails Challenge. July's theme was Summer, with nine different prompts spread throughout the month. This was the only challenge I took part it during July as I had a lot of other content to get posted. Read on for a closer look at each mani and more info!


Saturday, 1 August 2020

ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Set It Free Collection (& Nail Art)

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Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with another review for ÜNT Cosmetics, this time for their Sun Envy polishes. If you missed my review of their Fantasy Peelable range, you can find that post here. Sun Envy is ÜNT's take on gel effect polish, activated/cured by natural light, and claiming to be quick dry, and high shine (more specifically, to give a 7-day gel like shine). They sent me the entire Set It Free collection to share with you. Like before, I've also done some nail art using the polishes. Read on to see everything in full and for more info!

ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Set It Free Collection @acertainbeccaa
ÜNT Cosmetics - Sun Envy Set It Free Collection Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

ÜNT Cosmetics - Fantasy Peelable Polishes (& Nail Art)

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Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches of some peelable nail polishes from ÜNT Cosmetics. I have never actually used anything from ÜNT except their Ready for Takeoff peel-off base coat, so I was excited to have the chance to explore the brand a bit more. The Fantasy Peelable range consists of all water-based, peelable, and odourlous 10-free polishes which claim to be pregnancy and child safe. I have three to share with you, and nail art for each one. This is quite a long post, so let's get stuck in!

ÜNT Cosmetics - Fantasy Peelable Polishes (& Nail Art) @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Barry M - Crystal Rock Collection

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Hello lovelies! Today I finally have my swatches of the Barry M Crystal Rock Collection. Crystal Rock is Barry M's newest take on textured polish. If you know me well, you'd know that I love a textured polish, so I was super excited when these were announced. Unfortunately, they happened to release during my 'baby break', so they have been waiting far too long to be shared - so let's not wait any longer! Read on for my full swatches and more info.

Barry M - Crystal Rock Collection @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Dollish Polish - World of Pure Imagination Collection

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with swatches of the Dollish Polish World of Pure Imagination Collection. The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory inspired collection consists of 8 brightly coloured glitter crellies. I love both Willy Wonka and colourful crellies, so couldn't pass these up. I've had them waiting in my swatch pile for the longest time, but finally have them all swatched. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Dollish Polish - World of Pure Imagination Collection @acertainbeccaa

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Nail Art Catch Up (June 2020)

Hello! Today I'm back with my nail art catch up post for the month of June. This time I have seven new manis to show you that have not yet been shared on my blog. There's a few nail art challenge manis, some collabs, and some others. IT's a long one, so read on for more info and to see each mani in full!

Nail Art Catch Up (June 2020) @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Swatch Catch Up (June 2020)

Hello lovelies. Today I'm back with my swatch catch up for the month of June. I did publish a few more blog posts last month, so only have four swatches that are yet to be shared on here. Keeping it short and sweet, let's get stuck in! Read on for my full swatches and more info.

Swatch Catch Up (June 2020) @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Shanelle Louise Nail Lacquer - Swatches & Review

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Hello! Today I have some polishes to share from new to me brand, Shanelle Louise Nail Lacquer. Shanelle Louise is a UK indie brand, and all polishes are handmade, cruelty free, and 10-free. I love trying out new brands, and it's definitely a bonus when they're from the UK! I was sent three different polishes to swatch. Read on to see each one in full and for more info!

Shanelle Louise Nail Lacquer - Swatches & Review @acertainbecccaa