Friday, 17 September 2021

Zoya - Fall 2021 Nostalgic Collection

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Hello lovelies! Today I'm back to share the Fall 2021 Zoya Nostalgic Collection with you. I've already posted these over on my Instagram here (and a quick reel showing them all here), but I do still like to share collections on here for you all you blog readers! The Nostalgic Collection consists of 6 cremes that Zoya state 'evoke the sentiment of the crisp autumn air', split into 3 vintage shades and 3 vampy shades. Read on for my full swatches and more info! 

Zoya - Fall 2021 Nostalgic Collection @acertainbeccaa
Zoya - Fall 2021 Nostalgic Collection @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 6 September 2021

Virtual Polish Con UK 2021 - Out Of This World

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Hi! Today I have a couple of polishes from the 2021 Polish Con UK to share. Due to ongoing effects from the pandemic, we were yet again unable to host a physical Polish Con here in the UK - so like last year, we went virtual again! The theme this time around was Out of This World (Get Me Off This Planet!), which I think is very fitting. There are a lot of brands and products available this year, including the three following polishes that I was kindly send to swatch. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Virtual Polish Con UK 2021 - Out Of This World @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Beau Polish - Skinny-Dip Collection (Partial)

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Hello! Today I'm back to share half of the new Beau Polish Skinny-Dip Collection with you. The Skinny-Dip Collection consists of 12 nude and neutral shades, perfect for those work appropriate mani, or if you're like me, perfect as a base for nail art. Read on for my swatches, more info, and a bit of nail art!

Beau Polish - Skinny-Dip Collection (Partial) @acertainbeccaa
Beau Polish - Skinny-Dip Collection (Nail Art) @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Essie - Capture Every Colour, Nail Every Moment

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Hello! Today I'm back with another Essie post. Essie kindly sent me a set of 8 of their classic polishes perfect for every occasion. They also included a super cute spinning wheel to help pick your shade - you can have a quick look at that and all of the polishes in a reel I posted on Instagram here. There are eight polishes in total, so let's get stuck in!

Essie - Capture Every Colour, Nail Every Moment @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 7 August 2021

ORLY - Summer 2021 Electric Escape Collection

Hi lovelies! Today I have the ORLY Electric Escape Collection to share with you. After being so impressed with the Spring Road Trippin' Collection (see those here), I couldn't wait for ORLYs Summer offering to land here in the UK. I also hoped it would launch at a discounted price similar to Spring, and while slightly more expensive (£39.95 instead of £29.95), it did! The Summer 2021 Electric Escape Collection is full of bright/neon cremes. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

ORLY - Summer 2021 Electric Escape Collection @acertainbeccaa
ORLY - Summer 2021 Electric Escape Collection @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 29 July 2021

OPI - Shrek Forever After Collection (2010)

Hello lovelies! If you saw my recent post showcasing the MoYou London Shrek Collection of stamping plates (find that post here), you would have known this was coming - swatches of the OPI 2010 Shrek Forever After Collection! This is one of my all time favourite OPI collections, and was one of my gateways into the polish rabbit hole. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

OPI - Shrek Forever After Collection (2010) @acertainbeccaa
OPI - Shrek Forever After Collection (2010) @acertainbeccaa

Sunday, 25 July 2021

MoYou London - Shrek Collection

Hello lovelies! This is hands down one of the most exciting posts I've ever written. Today I have the new MoYou London Shrek Collection to show you. Anyone that knows me well knows that I absolutely love Shrek. It has always been one of my go to films for when I'm feeling ill, sad, or just want something feel good! My almost 2-year old is also obsessed and happily watches it daily. With that in mind, there was no way I could resist buying all 7 plates immediately (and maybe also panic buying all of the Shrek polish bundles - 20 stamping polishes in total!). Read on for all of my nail art and more info.

MoYou London Shrek Collection @acertainbeccaa

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Essie - Post Lockdown Trending Shades

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Hello everyone! Today I'm back with another Essie post for you all, this time sharing the currently trending shades that Essie think would be perfect for post lockdown manicures once all the restrictions end. With three completely different colours, there's sure to be something to suit plenty of styles. Read on for my full swatches, a bit of nail art, and more info!

Essie - Post Lockdown Trending Shades @acertainbeccaa
Essie - Post Lockdown Trending Shades @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Zoya - Cosmic Pop Collection

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Hello! Today I'm here to share the new Cosmic Pop Collection from Zoya. The limited edition collection is a trio of 'out-of-this-world holographic shades', inspired by star clusters in outer space. They are described as 'a blend of metallic glitter, and holographic particles in 5 different sizes'. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Zoya - Cosmic Pop Collection @acertainbeccaa
Zoya - Cosmic Pop Collection @acertainbeccaa

Sunday, 27 June 2021

MoYou London - Minions Collection

Hello! Today I have a fun post for you - if you like minions that is! MoYou London recently released a Minions Collection with 7 stamping plates full of images of the little yellow characters and more. I couldn't resist buying the full set, along with the minions bundle of stamping polish (black, yellow, and blue cremes). I've done nine manis using the plates so far, so I figured I'd jump on here and share them with you!

MoYou London - Minions Collection @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Essie - Feelin' Poppy Collection (with NailPolishBabyy90)

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Hello! Today I have the Essie Feelin' Poppy Collection to share with you. These were released last year, but never made it over to us in the UK until now. Essie were kind enough to send me half of the collection. Amy over at NailPolishBabyy90 was sent the other half, so we decided to join together to show you the full collection. Read on for our full swatches and more info!

Essie - Feelin' Poppy Collection @acertainbeccaa & @nailpolishbabyy90

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Zoya - Summer 2021 Dreamin' Collection

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Hi! Today I'm back to share my swatches of the Zoya Dreamin' Collection for Summer 2021. This is a six-piece collection instead of the usual twelve - most likely because of the recent Easy Neons release (if you missed my post on those, you can find that here). The Dreamin' Collection consists of several bright cremes and a 'mermaid shimmer'. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Zoya - Summer 2021 Dreamin' Collection @acertainbeccaa
Zoya - Summer 2021 Dreamin' Collection @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 28 May 2021

A to Z of Indie Brands

Hello! Today I'm back with a post I've wanted to do for absolutely ages. Amy of NailpolishBabyyNinety posted a video a while back going through the alphabet and finding an indie brand for as many letters as possible. I figured I could do a blog post version, and after way too long, here it is! I'm going to pick a random brand for each letter that I can, and show a single polish from that brand. Read on to see how many letters I'm missing!

A to Z of Indie Brands @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Barry M - Velvet Nail Paints

Hi lovelies! Today I'm here to share some of Barry M's Velvet range with you. The Velvet nail paints all dry down to a matte finish. The original release consisted of shimmery nudes and pinks/reds, followed by six more colourful shades. I purchased four from the second release. I've shown each one both with and without topcoat to show the difference. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Barry M - Velvet Nail Paints @acertainbeccaa
Barry M - Velvet Nail Paints @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 14 May 2021

ORLY - Day Trippin' Collection

Hello lovelies! Today I have the ORLY Spring 2021 Day Trippin' Collection to share with you. The Day Trippin' Collection is 70s chic inspired, and is comprised of six cremes. The full set was on sale on the ORLY UK website for just £29.99 - a deal I just couldn't ignore! Read on for my swatches and more info!

ORLY - Day Trippin' Collection @acertainbeccaa
ORLY - Day Trippin' Collection @acertainbeccaa

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Zoya - Easy Neons

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Hello lovelies! Today I have the new Zoya Easy Neons to share with you. Zoya haven't released neons in a good few years, so I was really excited to hear that they were giving them another shot. The Easy Neons are advertised as neons that dry matte, do not require a white base, and are opaque in two coats. They also come with the Z-wide brush as standard for an easier application. Read on to find out if they live up to the claims, and to see my full swatches!

Zoya - Easy Neons (without topcoat) @acertainbeccaa
Zoya - Easy Neons @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Essie - New Gel Couture Shades

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Hello! Today I'm back to share some new Essie Gel Couture polishes with you. The Gel Couture line is Essies answer to a long-wearing gel look manicure at home. The 2-step system consists of colour and topcoat (no basecoat is needed) and applies and removes like normal polish, without the need for a UV lamp. The polishes are also completely vegan. There are four new additions to the line - read on for my full swatches and more info!

Essie - New Gel Couture Shades @acertainbeccaa
Essie - New Gel Couture Shades @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 3 April 2021

A Certain Becca Lacquer - New Cuticle Oil Scents

Hello lovelies! Today I have the new A Certain Becca Lacquer cuticle oil scents to share with you. If you were unaware, A Certain Becca Lacquer is my own brand. I started my little shop back in October last year selling vegan friendly and cruelty free moisturising cuticle oils. I have also revived the UK Indie Box and have more products releasing soon! For this post however, I will be sharing the nine new cuticle oil scents that I released a few weeks back. Read on for a description of each scent and more info!

A Certain Becca Lacquer - New Cuticle Oil Scents @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Beau Polish - Zion Collection

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Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with the new Zion Collection from UK indie Beau Polish. The 5 polishes I have to share with you all have a holographic element to them, so are all super sparkly. I've also done a bit of nail art with each polish. Read on for my full swatches, nail art, and more info!

Beau Polish - Zion Collection @acertainbeccaa

Beau Polish - Zion Collection Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Swatch Catch Up

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with a good old swatch catch up. I said at the beginning of the year that I was making it my goal to finally publish all of my drafted posts and unposted manis. I managed to completely catch up recently, which means I have a lot of random swatches to share with you. There's a lot of polishes in here, so let's get stuck in!

Swatch Catch Up @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Zoya - Spring 2021 Darling Collection

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Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with Zoya's Spring collection for 2021, Darling. The Darling Collection is a six-piece creme collection, with a mix of soft pastels and bolder shades. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Zoya - Spring 2021 Darling Collection @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 20 February 2021

OPI - Pop Culture Collection (Partial)

Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with four of the six polishes from OPI's Pop Culture Collection. These were released back in 2018, but I managed to snag these four in the Nail Polish Direct Black Friday sale for less than £1 each! The Pop Culture polishes have a 'bubble-like' textured finish. I'm all about the textured polishes so I've always been intruiged about these. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

OPI - Pop Culture Collection (Partial) @acertainbeccaa

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi everyone, Happy Valentines Day! I hope you're all having a good day whether you're celebrating it or not. I'm having a cosy day in with my little one. I don't normally do much nail art for Valentines, but I seemed to have drawn a lot of inspiration from it this year and ended up with quite a few designs. Read on for a closer look at each one and for more info!

Valentines Manis 2021 @acertainbeccaa

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Essie - New Treat Love & Color Shades

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Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with a look at some new Essie Treat Love & Color goodies. With a new vegan friendly formula, the Treat Love & Color range is Essie's answer to base coat infused polishes. Claiming to leave you with stronger nails in three days, the calcium and camelia extract infused formula is said to 'help strengthen dry, brittle nails' without the need for base coat. I have two polishes to share, plus Essie's cuticle oil. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Essie - New Treat Love & Color Shades @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 18 January 2021

For The Love of Polish Box - September 2020

Hello lovelies! Next to be saved from my drafted posts is the September 2020 For The Love Of Polish Box. For the Love of Polish is a monthly box run by US indies Polished for Days and Pahlish. Each month also features an additional guest maker. I've picked up a couple of these boxes in the past (I think this will be my third), but it's been a long time - so I figured I'd share this one. September's theme was The Great British Bake Off, and who doesn't love a bit of Bake Off?! Read on for my full swatches of each polish and more info.

For The Love Of Polish Box - September 2020 @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 11 January 2021

Zoya - Naturel 4 Collection

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Hi lovelies! Today I'm back with Zoya's newest transitional collection, Naturel 4. This six piece set is perfect for a soft palette cleanser between seasons. It consists of five creme polishes and one sparkly shimmer. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Zoya - Naturel 4 Collection @acertainbeccaa

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Nail Art Catch Up

Hello! After my mammoth swatch catch up (fine that here if you missed it), I'm back today with my nail art catch up. Similar to the swatches, some of these date back at least 6 months ago. There's a lot in this post, so let's just get stuck in! Read on for a closer look at each mani and for more info.

Nail Art Catch Up @acertainbeccaa

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Barry M - Rainbow Reload Gellys

Hello lovelies! As mentioned in my last post, I've decided to start the new year off by clearing out and posting my draft posts and numerous saved swatches/manis. Todays collectoin to be rescued from my draft posts is Barry M's Rainbow Reload Set. I bought this set of six brightly coloured gelly nail paints on release at the beginning of last year, and though I've mentioned them numerous times when doing nail art, have yet to share these swatches. Read on to finally see them and for more info!

Barry M - Rainbow Reload Gellys @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 4 January 2021

Swatch Catch Up

Hello lovelies! I've decided to start my New Year by having a good old nail catch up. I have stuff I've posted on Instagram and not on here, fully written draft posts for collections I've never posted on either, and also a folder full of completely unposted swatches and manis. I figured it would be nice to get them posted and start fresh with a blank slate. To start off with, I'm going to be doing a swatch catch up post. All of the swatches in this post have been posted on Instagram but never made it onto here. There are a good few, so let's get stuck in!

Swatch Catch Up - @acertainbeccaa