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  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel

WaterColors Nail Enamel

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Product Description

For those who want an alternative to harsh solvent-based nail enamel, we've got the solution for you! Our unique water-based polish is free from strong chemical odors; no more nasty fumes! And we're not just '10 free', we're actually '12 free'.  Thanks to our patented technology, there's nothing else like it on the market!

  • Product Details
  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Size: 0.5 fl oz./14 ml
  • odorless, non-toxic earth-friendly formula
  • long wearing fabulous colors
  • 12 free means our product contains NO: formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthlate, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrance, nitrocellulose resin, animal ingredients, triphenyl phosphate or benzophenone-1
  • KEY: M = matte I = slight iridescence S = slight shimmer
  • Please keep in mind that 5 people can be asked to describe one shade, and each will come up with a different verbal description. We did our best to describe these colors. 
  • Product Shades
    Comes in 23 great colors:
  • Vintage Merlot - M; deep berry red wine
  • San Francisco - I, S; pale peach 
  • Hippie Chick - M; lavender, light purple with hint of pink
  • Valentine - M; true pink 
  • Mocha Latte - I, S; bronze nude
  • Goddess - I, S; medium berry with blush undertones
  • Tuscany - I, S; mauve / light purple 
  • Fairy Dust - I, S; frosted pink, slightly sheer 
  • Whisper - I, S; very sheer pink, translucent
  • Destiny - I, S; pink nude
  • Abyss - M; pure black
  • Oasis - I, S; sapphire blue
  • Wild Fire - M; bright red 
  • Hibiscus - M; bright coral, pinkish orange tones
  • Island Orchid -M; vibrant purple with red undertones 
  • Raspberry Sorbet - M; rich bright raspberry 
  • Surf's Up -I, M; soothing ocean aquamarine 
  • Legacy- M; warm summer rose (NEW)
  • Sweater Weather -M; gray lilac (NEW)
  • Victorian Lace - M; old fashioned rose (NEW)
  • Boysenberry - M; gray plum (NEW)
  • Glowing Ember - S; shimmery red with purple undertones (NEW)
  • Clear (also acts as top/base coat)
What makes this product different from traditional polish
You already know it's water-based, it's free from harsh chemical odors and has no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalates or FD& C colors. But let's take that a step further. Without getting too technical, let's explore the fundamental differences between solvent-based and water-based systems. Solvent- based polishes are simple solutions of nitrocellulose resins in strong solvents. Nitrocellulose is used because it forms a very hard film easily as the solvents evaporate from the base. These harsh, bad-smelling solvents, are then also used to remove the polish by dissolving the film. By contrast, water-based polish uses an emulsion resin in the form of billions of very small particles suspended in water. As the water evaporates, the particles touch each other and form a hard film which is no longer soluble in water. At first, it may seem that these systems are similar, the only difference being the carrier base. But they are in fact as different as night and day. One cures by reversible solvent evaporation, the other by creating a tightly knit film. One is easily dissolved, the other not so easily. Several states are beginning to regulate VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emitted by nail polishes and nail polish removers. WaterColors Nail Enamel has very low VOCs.
Product appearance
You'll notice the Clear Base/ Top Coat polish actually appears milky white in the bottle. The milkiness disappears upon drying to form a clear coat. Sometimes minor settling occurs in some colors, and you may notice a light ring of color at the top of the bottle, or some sparkle floating to the bottom. We have shaker beads inside, so a light shake of the polish easily re-disperses the pigment.
Nail preparation
Solvent-based polishes can strip healthy nails of naturally produced oils. Since our polish does not contain these solvents, the oils remain on the nail. Wash and dry hands thoroughly before applying polish. Those with very dry skin may wish to apply a cuticle oil to nails first before applying polish to help hydrate the nail. Make sure the oil is absorbed into the nail before polishing.
Dry time
Dries to a tack-free state nearly as fast as regular polish. Two thin coats will dry faster than one thick. Cold hands, low temperatures and high humidity can prolong drying time. Water resistant in about 15 minutes. Able to withstand other chemicals (shampooing, doing dishes) after about an hour. For best results, polish nails at the end of the day so they have overnight to cure properly.
Product exceptions
You may find this product is a bit more difficult to remove from toe nails, because toe nails are naturally more dry and have less natural oils.
Scratch resistance
Unlike solvent-based polishes which reach their maximum hardness in about 40 minutes, WaterColors Nail Enamel must be given time to create a tough film. About 75% of the hardness is achieved very quickly, but it needs 4-6 hours to achieve maximum hardness. The more time you give it to cure properly, the longer it will wear. You may choose to apply it at night when the day's activities are done. However, because the film is quite thin, worn areas at the tips or scratches can be easily touched up to create a freshly-applied appearance.
Ease of removal
The film that is formed by the water-based system becomes more difficult to dissolve as time passes. For this reason, we recommend you remove the polish at or before one week of wear the first time you use our polish. Apply Nail Polish Remover to a cotton ball or felt pad. Hold the wetted pad on the nail for a few seconds, and then proceed to rub the polish off while applying gentle pressure. Do not scrape at the nail. It may take a few swipes longer than you're used to, but the product will come off. People with dry, ridgy or porous nails may need to work at it a bit longer. Acetone-based removers will not work because this is not a solvent-based system. Wash hands with soap and water thoroughly after removal. If you have naturally dry skin, you may also want to use a moisturizer.
Tips and tricks
While WaterColors Nail Enamel may look and act like traditional solvent-based polish, it does have its eccentricities. Most of our customers tell us they would rather have to do an extra step if necessary rather than use polishes which contain potentially toxic ingredients. Here are some special instances and ideas which can help you create the perfect manicure.
  1. Dry Nails
    We've found that individuals with dry skin and dry nails tend to have a more difficult time removing our polish. For those folks, we recommend moisturizing the nails first before applying polish. Rub a little cuticle oil (or any good oil like jojoba, sweet almond, olive, etc.) into nails until the shininess disappears and the oil is absorbed into the nail. Then polish the nails as usual. You may want to remove the polish after one week of wear. Moisturize after removing polish.
  2. Cold Temperatures
    Since our polish is water-based, it can thicken in cold temperatures. We recommend storing our polish at normal room temperature. If polish does thicken, add ONE drop of water to bottle and shake well. This should return the polish to normal consistency. If it does not, the polish had been too cold for too long and needs to be replaced.
  3. Length of Wear
    It's rare we ever hear that our polish doesn't last long enough. However, if you find the polish isn't wearing as long as expected, the problem probably comes back to application. We recommend that you try to polish your nails at night if possible. Though our polish is tack free in no time, it takes longer to cure at the molecular level than traditional polish. So the longer you give it to set up without exposure to water, etc., the better it will wear. That being said, everyone wears polish differently. How long the polish lasts on you also depends on your body chemistry, daily activities and environmental exposure. Applying a clear top coat can extend the wear of polish. We also recommend a base clear coat under our darker colors such as Vintage Merlot, Risque and Desire.
  4. Removal
    The film that is formed by the water-based system becomes more difficult to dissolve as time passes. For this reason, we recommend you remove the polish at or before one week of wear the first time you use our polish. Apply Honeybee Gardens Odorless Remover to a cotton ball or remover pad. Hold the wetted cotton ball on the nail for a few seconds, and then proceed to rub the polish off while applying gentle pressure. Do not scrape at the nail. It may take a few swipes longer than you're used to, but the product will come off. People with dry, ridgy or porous nails may need to work at it a bit longer. Acetone-based removers will not work because this is not a solvent-based system. Wash hands with soap and water thoroughly after removal. If you have naturally dry skin, you may also want to use a moisturizer. Some customers have told us they have success applying our remover to a piece of white craft felt or even an old white gym sock (turned inside out) and then using it to remove the polish. The added texture from these items helps to hold the remover on the surface of the nail better and acts as a gentle exfoliant to better remove the polish.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Acrylates copolymer. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77490), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007)

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  1. Granddaughter love 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Dec 2018

    My granddaughter loves your products.

  2. Best for Healthy Nails 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Nov 2018

    I've used this polish for a few years and my nails seem healthier, compared to using other brands (Sally Hansen, Revlon and OPI). Others may not have problems with those brands but I do so this brand is my choice.

  3. Beautiful Polish 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Nov 2018

    I love the color of the polish. There is basically no scent and I’m happy I can paint my nails without fumes. Touch up is amazing. The polish settles so well into any chips that you can’t even tell that you applied any touch up!!!

  4. the best nail polish 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Nov 2018

    I found your company in my search to get away from the smelly toxic acetone manicure stuff. I ordered two bottles of nail polish. I love this polish ! Both colors are really nice (the photos on the site are accurate). It goes on very smoothly and neatly, with no odor at all and dries extremely fast - no delayed curing time, so no more accidental marring of the polish after you thought it was dry - a problem I always had with most other polishes. It comes off easily with rubbing alcohol. I'll probably get a bottle of the proper polish remover as in the long run it'll probably be worth it.

    I thought I'd probably have to compromise on some good qualities going to the non toxic natural products, but in fact this product is far better in every way to the big name manufacturers (including the high end ones), and the price is reasonable for the quality. I definitely recommend this product, and I'll be shopping here again. Also - I love the donations to the animals.

  5. Complete skincare makeover! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Nov 2018

    THANK YOU for the amazing nail polish! I am so incredibly blown away by how great this nail polish is, not to mention the extremely short and simple ingredient list! The rest of your products seem amazing. I've been looking for a healthy alternative to everything bath and body for YEARS and I've finally found it. I'll definitely be making the switch to EVERYTHING honeybee gardens in the near future!!! BIG THANKS from British Columbia <3

  6. beautiful color 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Oct 2018

    This color is so nice for fall. I wanted something between gold and coffee for my still slightly tanned skintone and it's perfect. Nice coverage!

  7. Gorgeous Color 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Oct 2018

    I 3 on a "Buy 2, get 1 free" deal! I love this beautiful polish. It's long lasting, doesn't offend with toxic smell. I love the colors I bought:
    "Goddess"," Vintage Merlot", and "Glowing Ember" I will purchase them again and again!!

  8. Goddess, Vintage Merlot, and Glowing Ember! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Oct 2018

    I bought these 3 beautiful colors on a " Buy 2 get 1 free" deal. These are beautiful and long lasting! My nails can still breathe and no toxic fumes. "Goddess" is a beautiful "Winter Rose" color with shimmer. "Vintage Merlot" is a beautiful "Black Cherry/Wine" color. "Glowing Ember" is a "Mohagany/ Garnet Red" color with Shimmer. I love them and will continue to buy these 3 colors!!

  9. A work of art... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Oct 2018

    Hibiscus is the most beautiful color of polish ever: reddish, orangey, pinky. I am going to start painting my nails again.

  10. Peace of Mind 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th May 2018

    We found out about this nail polish about 2 years ago. We have a daughter with a severe allergy to synthetic dyes. This means anything she ingests or anything that is put on her body can cause a reaction that requires her Epi Pen. These nail polish allow her to feel girlie and not worry about it making her sick. THANK YOU so much for making a safe product for my kiddos!

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