Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nail-venturous: Humble Bee Nail

Hello everyone!  I've got a fun little bit of nail art for you today.  I was originally wearing some half moons that I  really loved and was going to photograph them when I noticed a chip!  Upon closer inspection, the newest top coat I was testing had made the polish lift and it was all ready to peel off in sheets =(  I decided to do this a day early, since I was going to wear it over the weekend.

Nail-venturous Lacquers are a great indie brand of polishes that are available on Etsy and on Ninja Polish, though not always in stock due to their popularity.  I camped out Amy's Etsy store with determination the last time it opened and didn't manage to snag Floam or Humble Bee initially, but I did get Peacock Gone Wild.  Unfortunately, there was a wonky glitter issue (the polish is still lovely and useable though!) and Amy sent me a free bottle of another polish (she's the sweetest person in the world in addition to having great customer service).  I picked Humble Bee, despite thinking about how much I want Floam...  It just gives me something else to camp out for next time!

I am actually super glad that I got Humble Bee, because I'm kind of in love with it.  This funky-cool matte glitter is just so much fun.  I wanted to play off the slight green in the yellow glitter, so I added and accent nail in a chartreuse green, but it wasn't cool enough, so I added a bee!  For Humble Bee itself, I used three thickish coats to get full opacity and topped it with two coats of Gelous and one of Seche Vite to smooth it out.

Unfortunately, my top coat streaked the bee even after I waited for it to be completely dry before putting on the last coat.  It was minor, so only these darn macro shots show it.  

Thanks for reading!


  1. Adorable! Love the NVL polish too.

  2. That is a cute bee!! Mine is so amatuer lols

  3. This is soooo cute! Love the mixture in Humble Bee.

  4. I love this!!!! Very special and spring-y and bright! (:

  5. Thanks guys =) I'm glad you all liked it!