August 19, 2014

Busy As A Bee

Bumble Bee Nail Art

With all the summer flowers in bloom, bees are everywhere, so I thought I'd do some bumble bee nails.  I mixed some hand-painting with nail stamping, and of course used yellow and black colors.

Nail Polish
Polish Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Let's Meet
  • Bundle Monster - Black Noir
  • Sinful Colors - Face the Facets
Other Supplies:
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-401 (bee)
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-422 (honeycomb)
  • Nail stamper
  • 3mm black round stud
  • Nail art brush
  • Base and top coats

The hand-painting in this design is very minimal and is limited to lines.  To create this look:
  1. Apply a yellow base coat to all nails.
  2. Using black polish, stamp the bee image (BM-401) on the top corner of the thumb, and the honeycomb (BM-422) on the ring finger.
    Stamped Nails
  3. Using a nail art brush and black polish, paint a swirling dashed line that starts on the index finger, and travels to the thumb to reach the bee.
    Dashed Line
  4. Paint a couple coats of Face the Facets on the pinky to add some glitter, and add a 3mm black round stud to the base of the nail.
    Glitter Pinky
  5. Using a nail art brush and black polish, paint thick horizontal lines on the middle finger.  You could use nail tape instead of painting lines.  I just didn't want to wait for the yellow polish to dry enough for that.
    Lined Nail

Bee Nail Art

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