Friday, 18 August 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas 'The End of Summer'

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Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas post. If you missed my splatter mani for the 'Colour Explosions' theme, you can find that post here. This time the prompt is 'The End of Summer', and I believe it is intended to be some of our last summery looks. I went for some flamingo stamping using a Born Pretty Store plate. Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas 'The End of Summer' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Beauty Big Bang Review

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Hello! Today I have a review of some items from new to me nail art and cosmetics brand, Beauty Big Bang. The brand approached me and kindly offered to send me a few things of my choosing to try out. I'm always looking for new nail art supplies, so happily accepted. I also have a discount code which I will share at the end. Read on to see what they sent me!

Beauty Big Bang Review @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 14 August 2017

Born Pretty Store Review

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Hello! I am back with some more Born Pretty Store items to review. If you missed my last review in June, you can find that post here. This time I was sent several different items including a holographic flake powder, a stamping plate and a flakie polish, all of which I have to show you today. Read on for more info!

Born Pretty Store Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 11 August 2017

Danglefoot Nail Polish Baby Trio

Hello! Today I have swatches of the Danglefoot Nail Polish Baby Trio. As some of you will already know, Hayley has recently had her third baby and closed her shop for maternity leave. She momentarily reopened to release a trio of flakie polishes to celebrate the birth of baby Levi. I love flakies (and Danglefoots!), so these were a no brainer for me. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Danglefoot Nail Polish Baby Trio @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Painted Polish Polish Con New York Hipster Trio

Hello! Today I have swatches of the Painted Polish Hipster Trio to share with you. These were released at Polish Con New York back in April. Luckily for me, these weren't completely exclusive to the event, and I managed to snag a trio from Rainbow Connection. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Painted Polish Polish Con New York Hipster Trio @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 7 August 2017

Little Fudges Beauty Shop - Swatches & Review (& Nail Art)

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Hello! For today's post I have swatches and a review of new UK indie brand Little Fudges Beauty Shop. The owner Nikki was kind enough to send me four polishes from her initial 12 piece collection to share with you - these don't have an official launch date yet but it will be soon! I've also done two quick nail art looks which I'll share towards the end of my post. Read on for more info!

Little Fudges Beauty Shop - Swatches & Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 4 August 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Colour Explosions

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas Mani. If you missed my look for the 'Sunshine' prompt, you can find my post here. Today the theme is 'Colour Explosions'. I've known what I've wanted to do for this for quite some time. I thought it would be the perfect time for a bright splatter mani. Here's how it came out. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Colour Explosions @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

July MeeBox Unboxing, Swatches & Nail Art - Birds of Paradise

Hi lovelies! Today I have July's MeeBox to share with you. If you missed June's 'Ibiza Mee' box, you can find my post here. July's theme was 'Birds of Paradise'. Anyone who knows me knows I love birds, and actually have two Cockatiels (called Wall-E and Eve). The lovely MeeBox ladies also let slip that the box included a multichrome from a UK indie. I was very excited to see what arrived! Read on for full swatches and for my nail art!

July MeeBox - 'Birds of Paradise' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 31 July 2017

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Barbies Hangover' (& Stamping)

Hello! Today I have another Danglefoot Nail Polish to share with you. If you missed my swatches of the Sugar & Spice Collection last week, you can find that post here. Hayley released a few other polishes at the same time, including a bright pink called 'Barbies Hangover'. I also ended up stamping over it. Read on for my full swatch and more info!

Danglefoot Nail Polish 'Barbies Hangover' & UberChic Fairytale 01 @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 28 July 2017

Nine Zero Lacquer 'July 2016'

Hello! Today I am continuing on with the Nine Zero Lacquer monthly polishes from the 2016: A Year In Review Collection. If you missed my swatch of 'June 2016' last month, you can find that post here. Read on for my swatch of 'July 2016', and for more info!

Nine Zero Lacquer 'July 2016' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Danglefoot Nail Polish Sugar & Spice Collection

Hello! Today I'm back with swatches of Danglefoot Nail Polish Sugar & Spice Collection. This collection consists of four holographic jellies, and was actually a re-release (and re-formulation) of an old collection with the same name. I didn't pick any of these up the first time round, so couldn't miss them a second time! Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Danglefoot Nail Polish Sugar & Spice Collection@acertainbeccaa

Monday, 24 July 2017

Delush Polish 'You're Shrimply The Best'

Hello! Today I have a polish from the Delush Polish Shades of Rays Collection to share with you. I was lucky enough to both win and name one of the new shades after my name suggestion was chosen. Anyone who knows me knows I love to name polishes, and the punnier the better! So here is 'You're Shrimply The Best'. Read on for my swatch and more info!

Delush Polish 'You're Shrimply The Best' @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 21 July 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. If you missed the last theme, 'Beach or Animal Silhouettes', you can find my post here. This time around the prompt is 'Sunshine'. I recently picked up Glisten & Glow 'Bunks & Bug Juice' (from Rainbow Connection) and decided to pair it with some sun stamping. Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Pretty Serious Cosmetics LE Facebook Group Customs

Hello! Today I have swatches of the two recent Pretty Serious Cosmetics Facebook group customs. These are one time only polishes, and will not be restocking. Thankfully, us UK addicts were lucky enough that a batch of both polishes were also sold on Rainbow Connection, which is where I purchased mine. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics LE Facebook Group Customs @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 17 July 2017

Sweet Treats Indie Box

Hello! Today I have the most recent UK Indie Box to share. This time around Lea from Sparklea Nail Polish hosted the box, while Hayley over at Danglefoot Nail Polish is busy with her newborn. The two brands both contributed a polish each, and were joined by Sarah from Wikkid Polish. Also in the box were some sweeties (of course!), and a sachet of bath salts from Twa Burds Soaps.

Sweet Treats Indie Box @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 14 July 2017

Painted Polish & Cupcake Polish Anniversary Duo (LE)

Hello! Today I have a Painted Polish and Cupcake Polish collaboration to share with you. Both brands have recently hit their 4th anniversaries, and celebrated by releasing a duo together. The polishes are based on the hydrangea flower, the official 4th anniversary flower. I love both brands, so grabbed these as soon as it launched on Rainbow Connection. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Painted Polish & Cupcake Polish Anniversary Duo @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

ILNP Summer 2017 Collection (Partial)

Hello! Today I have swatches of four polishes from the ILNP Summer 2017 collection. These were bought for me by my boyfriend, and were his choices from the collection (and the whole of Rainbow Connection) while drunk - yep, he drunk-ordered me polish! Read on for my full swatches and more info.

ILNP Summer 2017 Collection (Partial) @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 10 July 2017

Madam Glam One Step Gels - Swatches & Review

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Hello! Today I have an exciting post - my first gel polishes! The brand Madam Glam offered me some of their gels to swatch and review. As I have never used any before, they were kind enough to send me not only three gel polishes, but both an LED lamp and a peel off base coat. They have also given me a discount code for you all which I will share at the end. Read on for my full swatches and to find out more!

Madam Glam One Step Gels - Swatches & Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 7 July 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes

Hello! Today I'm back with my first 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani for July. If you missed the last prompt, 'Going on Holiday', you can find my post here. This time the theme is 'Beach or Animal Silhouettes'. I had ideas for both options, but ended up going with the beach look below. Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes @acertainbeccaa

I started with a base of ILNP 'Birthday Suit', a nude base full of small holographic flakes. This is from the Summer 2017 collection. I don't normally tend to go for nudes, but the flakes are so pretty, and it really reminds me of sand.

ILNP 'Birthday Suit' @acertainbeccaa

I then created a sort of layered french tip using the wave image from the Uberchic Beauty Mermaid Life stamping plate. I triple stamped the image on the tips of my nails - first using Painted Polish 'Boating in Blue Jeans', then Hit The Bottle 'Snowed In', and finally with MoYou London 'Turquoise Mint'.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes @acertainbeccaa

I then stamped the 'She Dreams of the Ocean' wording (and the dolphin underneath if you can spot him!) from the Mermaid Life  plate onto my middle finger using 'Boating In Blue Jeans'. I also added a pair of flip flops from Uberchic plate 2-03 onto my ring finger using Painted Polish 'Stamped in Coral 2.0'.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes @acertainbeccaa
26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Beach or Animal Silhouettes @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I was tempted to leave these with just the wave stamping on my tips, but I just couldn't resist adding more. It's been getting hot again these past few days, so it's definitely been a well timed theme! I'll be back in two weeks time with the next one, 'Sunshine'.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x 

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

June MeeBox Unboxing, Swatches, & Nail Art - Ibiza Mee

Hello! These past few weeks have gone so quick, so much so that I am already back with another MeeBox post. If you missed May's 'Lost City' box, you can find my unboxing and swatches here, and my nail art look here. June's theme was 'Ibiza Mee', and we were promised a box full of neon shades. I have a lot of posts coming up so I've combined both my swatches and nail art into one post this month. Read on to see everything!

June 'Ibiza Mee' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 3 July 2017

Don Deeva Rainbow Connection Exclusives

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Hello! For those who are unaware, The Don Deeva has collaborated with Rainbow Connection to create five exclusive polishes. Annette was kind enough to send me three of them to share with you - one thermal, one magnetic, and one glow in the dark. These are the first Don Deeva polishes I have ever tried, so I couldn't wait to get stuck in and have a play! Read on for my full swatches and more info.

Don Deeva Rainbow Connection Exclusives @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 30 June 2017

Nine Zero Lacquer 'June 2016'

Hello! Today I'm continuing on my Nine Zero Lacquer monthlies series with 'June 2016', and again I'm just squeezing it in on the last day of the month. If you missed my swatch of May, you can find that post here. Read on for my swatch and more info!

Nine Zero Lacquer 'June 2016' @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

iZ Beauty of London 'Dancing in the Rain' & 'Glastonberry'

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Hello! Today I have swatches of two polishes from iZ Beauty of London's new Summer collection. The collection is called Festival Fever, and is made up of four bright, bold shades. I have the blue and the purple to share with you. These are iZ's gel effect formula so dry naturally plump and glossy. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

iZ Beauty of London 'Dancing in the Rain' & 'Glastonberry' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 26 June 2017

Born Pretty Store Review

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Hello! Today I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review. It has been a fair while since I reviewed Born Pretty items, with my last post being back in April (you can see that here). This time I have three different items to show you - a stamping plate, a stamping polish, and a peel off basecoat. Read on to find out more!

Born Pretty Store Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 23 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Going on Holiday

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. If you missed my post for the last prompt, 'Water', you can find that here. This time the theme is all about 'Going on Holiday'. I was tempted to do a beach or mermaid themed mani but the next prompt is 'Beach or Animal Silhouettes', so I decided to go for something a bit different. Here is what I came up with. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Going on Holiday @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Triplet Baby Mani for Hayley (Danglefoot Nail Polish)

Hi lovelies! Today I have a very exciting post for you. The gorgeous Hayley from Danglefoot Nail Polish has just welcomed her third baby boy, and me, Lea (Leas Nails), and Abigail (Polished Dreams) decided to show our support by doing a triplet mani. We did post these over on Instagram yesterday (see my post here), but I also wanted to share them on here. Read on for more info and to see how we created our manis!

Triplet Baby Mani for Hayley (Danglefoot Nail Polish) @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 19 June 2017

Marshmallows (Sugar Bubbles Plate SB 055)

Hello! Today I have a fun nail art look to share, using one of the polishes from the new Cirque Colors Vice 2017 Collection (partial collection swatches and nail art here). I really loved all three of the polishes I shared, and think they'll become a staple for Summer nail art. I decided to pair one of them with a Sugar Bubbles plate to create the mani below. Read on for more info!

Marshamallow Nails (Sugar Bubbles Plate SB 055) @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 16 June 2017

Avon's Mark Gel Shine Polish - Swatches & Review

Hello! Today I have some polishes from Avon's Mark Gel Shine line to share with you. These are the first Mark polishes I have tried, I couldn't resist grabbing a couple when they were on offer. This was back at the beginning of April, so I chose four very Spring appropriate shades - and then completely forgot to swatch them, woops! Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Avon's Mark Gel Shine Polish @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Cirque Colors Vice 2017 Collection (Partial) & Nail Art

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Hello! Today I have an exciting post. Cirque Colors are releasing another Vice Collection for 2017 a week today (21st June), and Annette from Rainbow Connection was kind enough to send me three of them to swatch. I fell in love with 'Electric Daisy' from last years collection (swatched here), so I couldn't wait to get stuck in. Read on for full swatches and a nail art look using all three!

Cirque Colors Vice 2017 Collection (Partial) & Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 12 June 2017

Itsy Nails London - Swatches & Review

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Hi lovelies! Today I have swatches of four polishes from new to me UK brand, Itsy Nails London. These were kindly sent to me by the brand. Itsy Nails polishes are all non-toxic, 5-free, vegan friendly, and cruelty free. They currently have 10 shades available, all of which are gel effect polishes. Read on for full swatches of the four I received.

Itsy Nails London - Swatches & Review @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 9 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Water

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. If you missed my post for the last prompt, 'Lilac, Pink, and Gold', you can find that here. This time the theme is 'Water'. I was almost tempted to try watermarbling, but I'm not quite brave enough yet! I did however decide I wanted to do something other than stamping for once, and ended up doing a bit of sponging. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Water @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

iZ Beauty of London Nail Decals

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Hello! Today I have two sets of decals to show you from UK brand iZ Beauty of London. They were kind enough to let me choose designs of my choice, and I couldn't wait to get stuck in and play with them. I created a nail art look with each set for today's post. Read on for a closer look and more info!

iZ Beauty of London Nail Decals @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 5 June 2017

May's 'Lost City' MeeBox Nail Art

Hello! Today I have my nail art look for May's 'Lost City' MeeBox to share. If you missed my intial unboxing and swatches, you can find that post here. When I think 'Lost City', the first thing I think is of tribal patterns, which goes perfectly with the House of Wonderland decals we recieved. I centered my mani on those, and came up with this look. Read on to see how I did it!

May's 'Lost City' MeeBox Nail Art @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 2 June 2017

May MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - Lost City

Hello! Today I'm back with my unboxing and swatches of May's MeeBox. If you missed my posts for April's 'Soft Scoop' box, you can find my swatches here, and nail art look here. May's theme was 'Lost City', and I imagined a box full of tribal goodies. Read on for full swatches and a look at everything inside!

May 'Lost City' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Nine Zero Lacquer 'May 2016'

Hi lovelies! Today I have my swatch of Nine Zero Lacquer 'May 2016' to share with you. If you missed my swatch of 'April 2016', you can find my post here. May has gone so fast that I almost forgot to swatch the corresponding polish - thankfully I've managed to sneak it in for the last day of the month! Read on for my swatch and more info.

Nine Zero Lacquer 'May 2016' @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 29 May 2017

Cupcake Polish Candy Land Collection

Hello lovelies! Today I have my swatches of the Cupcake Polish Candy Land Collection to share. I don't often buy full collections, especially when it comes to indies, but I couldn't resist! I initially picked up four out of the six as the pink and purple were sold out on Rainbow Connection, then grabbed those two as soon as they restocked. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Cupcake Polish Candy Land Collection @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 26 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink, & Gold

Hello! Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt, 'Lilac, Pink, & Gold'. If you missed my mani for the last theme, 'Yellow and One Bold Colour', you can find that post here. For my lilac, pink and gold mani, I decided to create a lilac to pink gradient topped with gold stamping. Here is the finished look. Read on for more info!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, Pink, & Gold @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Graffiti Twin Mani with Polished Dreams

Hi! Today I have a fun post for you. Me and the amazing Abigail over at Polished Dreams (or @polisheddreams_ on Instagram) have been planning a twin mani for some time, and have finally got round to it. We decided on a graffiti mani using several of the images on Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark plate 01. Read on for a closer look at my mani and more info!

Graffiti Twin Mani with Polished Dreams @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 22 May 2017

Barry M Spring/Summer 2017 Coconut Infusions

Hi! Today I have my swatches of the new Barry M Spring/Summer 2017 polishes to share with you. Four new bright shades have been added to the Coconut Infusion line, just in time for the warmer weather. I stumbled across these online the other day (I had no idea they had been released yet!), and immediately grabbed all four. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Barry M Spring/Summer 2017 Coconut Infusions @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 19 May 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish Carnival Collection

Hello! Today I have swatches of the Sparklea Nail Polish Carnival Collection to share with you. Originally released at the end of April, the Carnival Collection consists of six metallic neons. I've never seen metallic neons before, and definitely don't have any in my collection, so I picked the full set up instantly. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Sparklea Nail Polish Carnival Collection @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Double Stamped Flowers (Lina Make Your Mark 01)

Hello! Today I'm back with some nail art to share with you. After swatching iZ Beauty of London 'Baby Blue' from April's 'Soft Scoop' MeeBox (full unboxing and swatches here), I couldn't resist adding some quick stamping. I pulled out all of my plates, and ended up with this double stamped look. Read on for more info!

Double Stamped Flowers (Lina Make Your Mark 01) @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 15 May 2017

Princess Nail Lacquer Haul & Swatches

Hello! Today I have swatches of four polishes from UK indie brand Princess Nail Lacquer. I recently ordered during a sale - I literally can't resist a bargain! I picked up three nice cheery spring shades. Ashleigh was also kind enough to add an extra polish into my order, keeping with my springy theme. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Princess Nail Lacquer Haul & Swatches @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 12 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Yellow and One Bold Colour

Hello! For today's post I have another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani. If you missed the last one, you can find my 'Work Appropriate Nail Art' here. This time the prompt is 'Yellow and One Bold Colour'. I cheated a bit with this one, using a chartreuse as my yellow, and black as my bold colour - but I love the outcome so I forgive myself! Read on to find out more!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Yellow and One Bold Colour @acertainbeccaa

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Painted Polish Pantone Inspired Greenery Duo

Hello! Today I have Painted Polish's Pantone Greenery Duo to share with you. The duo consists of a green creme (that doubles as a stamping polish), and a green ultra holographic. It's no secret that I have been obsessed with green polishes recently, so I grabbed these as soon as they were available on Rainbow Connection. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Painted Polish Pantone Inspired Greenery Duo @acertainbeccaa

Monday, 8 May 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish 'High Inquisitor' & 'Dementors Kiss'

Hello! Today I'm back with swatches of two new additions to Sparklea Nail Polish's Harry Potter line (see my swatches of the original six polishes here). Back in March, Lea added a pink called 'High Inquisitor', and a black called 'Dementors Kiss'. Both are jellies packed with holographic glitter. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Sparklea Nail Polish 'High Inquisitor' & 'Dementors Kiss' @acertainbeccaa

Friday, 5 May 2017

iZ Beauty of London 'British Red' (& Triple Stamping)

Hello! Today I have another iZ Beauty of London polish to share with you. The polish is actually for my Mum, but I couldn't resist swatching it first! I also wanted to add a quick bit of nail art. I've been obsessed with double stamping recently, and ended up doing a bit of triple stamping! Read on for more info!

iZ Beauty 'British Red' with Triple Stamping @acertainbeccaa