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  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Whisper
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Destiny
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Mocha Latte
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Fairy Dust
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, She Said Yes
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Valentine
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Raspberry Sorbet
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, San Francisco
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Hibiscus
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Wildfire
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Legacy
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Tuscany
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Glowing Ember
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Hippie Chick
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Island Orchid
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Goddess
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Victorian Lace
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Vintage Merlot
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Boysenberry
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Sweater Weather
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Wisteria
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Forget me not
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Surf's Up
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Oasis
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Abyss
  • Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel, Raspberry Sorbet

WaterColors Nail Enamel

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$12.99
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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!

Be sure to check out our NEW Endure Primer/Sealer to extend the life of your manicure 2-3 times!

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 26 great colors:

  • Vintage Merlot - M; deep berry red wine 
  • San Francisco - I, S; pale peach **($10.99 ON CLEARANCE)**
  • Hippie Chick - M; lavender, light purple with hint of pink
  • Valentine - M; true pink 
  • Mocha Latte - I, S; bronze nude **($10.99 ON CLEARANCE)**
  • 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 **($10.99 ON CLEARANCE)**
  • 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 
  • Sweater Weather -M; gray lilac 
  • Victorian Lace - M; old fashioned rose 
  • Boysenberry - M; gray plum
  • Glowing Ember - S; shimmery red with purple undertones
  • She Said Yes -M; Light Pastel Pink
  • Forget Me Not -M; Light Pastel Blue
  • Wisteria -M; Light Pastel Purple
  • Clear 
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)

Product Reviews

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  1. Wow, very surprised! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Apr 2019

    I tried this polish years ago without the topcoat or following directions correctly and it didn't last. This time I chose to buy the color and the primer/sealer. and follow the exact instructions. It is magic. I have never been able to keep polish on my nails without it chipping after a day. I am now on day 3 with no chipping on my fingers and toes. I have washed my hands plenty and also washed my hair, which is when chipping really kicks in for me with traditional polish. This is lasting like expensive gel or shellac polish. I fully expect a week's worth of wear out of this. I am so confident in this product, that I chose to write this review early, because it would have chipped on me by now, if it was going to. I can finally wear polish again! I chose the Boysenberry color. It is a very dark, brown based purple, but the brown isn't obvious. It's definitely purple, the base just makes it a very neutral and wearable purple. In very dark lighting it could look almost black, but in proper, strong lighting, it is such a beautiful muted purple. I plan on trying more colors like Fairy Dust, Sweater Weather, and Vintage Merlot soon. This is the only polish I will ever wear again, plus it is extremely low toxic. Yay! In conclusion, I 100% recommend buying the primer/sealer that goes with the color. Yes, it is an extra product to purchase, but it is so worth it. I really wish I had purchased it the first time I tried this polish.

  2. The Best Nail Polish! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Apr 2019

    I just tried out this nail polish a few days ago, and I love it! I absolutely love that it does not have the normal nail polish smell and no chemicals. I got 'Surf's Up', and it's a beautiful green/blue color with a little shimmer. I was a little hesitant to try this nail polish because it's a bit pricey, but it's been totally worth it! The best nail polish I've used.

  3. Love It! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2019

    I really love the colors that I bought! Destiny and Fairy Dust are definitely my colors..and I LOVED that there is no strong smell like other nail polishes!!! Truly the best product :)

  4. Love this polish 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2019

    Love that I found a polish without all the smell and chemicals. I normally only polish my toes, but put it on my thumb nail to test the durability. It is outwearing any other brand and it has no top coat on it. Love this product

  5. Watercolors nail polish 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2019

    I love this stuff. No smell, low to no toxicity, drys quickly, wears fantastic with the new primer/sealer. I recently bought sweater weather and Victorian lace and the colours are just beautiful!

  6. Water Colors are the only nail polish for me 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Feb 2019

    I only recently tried Water Colors for the first time. I have gone through so many brands of nail polish, including some other vegan brands like Londontown and LVX, and I have had allergic reactions to all of them... except for Water Colors. This is the only brand gentle enough so that my skin will tolerate it, and now, combined with the Endure Primer/ Sealer, these colors are actually lasting for me, too! I would love to see more color selection over time (I especially like green nail polishes, which aren't here yet), but for quality and comfort, these are the best!!!

  7. Fairy Dust Polish 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Feb 2019

    I adore the fact that there is no odor.
    I wasnt prepared for the degree of iridescence despite the description which indeed did indicate iridescence and shimmer. I wont wear it because of that. I wish that there were more selections in matte, particularly, pale shades.

  8. pretty colors 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Feb 2019

    I love the Victorian Lace, I would love to see a lipstick in this color.

  9. Tuscany is my dream color ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2019

    Light purple mauve with a shimmer! I can’t beliebe I found an exact match to the toxic polish I wore for years but couldn’t give up. This is never not on my toes and I get so many compliments. Goes great with my tan blonde complexion and wears so well considering it’s mot bad for you. Easy to get off too, with vodka if that’s all you have, or even just flaking it off when ready. Thank you Honeybee Gardens!

  10. The ONLY nail polish I'll use! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jan 2019

    This nail polish is amazing! My nails are fairly brittle, so I have to be careful what I use on them. Any other nail polishes I've tried have wrecked my nails, but the Honeybee Gardens nail polishes are gentle enough that I can use them! I love getting to wear nail polish again and still have long nails! Plus the colors are absolutely beautiful, and long-lasting! I've found that the way to get them to last the longest is to apply a base coat, let it dry, apply 1-2 coats of color, letting dry between coats, and finally a top coat, and then letting the nails cure overnight. I highly recommend these nail polishes!

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