Sunday, June 12, 2011

Honey Bee Gardens Water Colors Non Peel Off Polish

Hi Beauties, It's NOTD time. Today I would be using a wonderful Water Color Non Peel Off Polish from Honey Bee Gardens. I'm so glad about this opportunity because this is one of the rare unique products that I have ever used.
It's so inspiring to read how HoneyBee Gardens was formed. This is just not a typical cosmetic company that follows trends.
Alright let's talk about this brand before I share some pictures with you all.

Honey Bee Gardens History
Honeybee Gardens was created in 1995 by author and herbalist Melissa J. Hertzler. Years of herbal study prompted Ms. Hertzler to create natural personal care products for her and her family. What began as kitchen cosmetics soon turned into a profitable enterprise. Honeybee Gardens products are now distributed in the US by such companies as Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Lotus Light, Mountain Peoples Warehouse, All Natural Distributors and Select Nutrition/UNFI. Their products are available. in health food stores, pharmacies, on-line stores, herb shops, specialty and gift stores.

Honey Bee Gardens products:
Honeybee Gardens products are created entirely of natural materials. They claim, we can actually pronounce the ingredients! They reuse and recycle as much as possible and, perhaps most importantly, they DO NOT test ANY of their products on animals . We take great pride in providing our customers with the finest herbal products and customer service.

They manufacture Cosmetics, Hair care, Body care & Lip care products,Cosmetic tools & they also have a men's range.

Honey Bee Gardens Water Colors Non Peel Off Polish

For those who want an alternative to solvent-based nail enamel, They've got the solution for you! Their unique water-based polish is free from harsh chemical odors; no more nasty fumes! But perhaps best of all, there's also no need for toxic smelly nail polish remover - this product removes with rubbing alcohol, vodka/grain alcohol or our Nail Polish Remover! 

odorless, non-toxic earth-friendly formula
long wearing fabulous colors
Contains NO:FD&C colors, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, xylene, or formaldehyde
Comes in 25 great colors- Shiny Penny, Camelot, Romance, Risque, Desire, Vintage Merlot, San Francisco, Hippie Chick, Valentine, Mocha Latte, Goddess, Tuscany, Cherokee, Burlesque, Fairy Dust, Whisper (sheer), Serenity (sheer), Destiny, Manhattan, Nude Beach and Clear, Abyss (pure black), Oasis (sapphire blue), Renaissance (rich wine), Tease (purple), Wild Fire (bright red) 

Ingredients: water, water-miscible acrylic, polyurethane formers and thickeners, non-ionic soaps. May contain: ultramarine blue, carmine, mica, iron oxides, and/or titanium dioxide

Price: $9.99 for 14ml. 

My Experience:  The first thing that I noticed when I applied the nail color is the smell & surprisingly it doesn't smell like the regular nail colors that could be because it's water-based, it's free from harsh chemical odors and has no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalates or FD& C colors. I have got the shade Desire.It a nice opaque red color, the formula of the nail polish is thick but it glides smooth upon application. Since it nicely pigmented, you would need to use a clear base coat to avoid staining your nails. The nail polish takes some time to dry unlike the regular nail polishes. To get a nice pigmented color I had to apply 3 coats of this. The brush is not short & stubby, it's very easy to work with & makes the application easier. This kind of starts fading in 5 days & to make it stay good you need to use a top coat. Since this takes time to dry, it might get streaky if you try to apply the nail color in hastiness. It isn't easy to remove the nail color, you need to apply gentle pressure & few more swipes than you are used.

Pros of the Honey Bee Gardens Nail Color:
1. It's a water-based polish which is free from harsh chemical odors & toxic ingredients.
2. Good quality brush that makes application smooth. 
3. 3 coats needed to get a nice pigmented color.
4. Simple packaging!
5. Decently priced for a 14ml nail color.
6. The nail polish has nice shade names with number to identify instead of  just the regular 
     bottles with numbers.
7. Unlike solvent based polishes, these don't strip away the naturally produced oils.
8. Free from formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalates or FD& C colors.
9. All the products at Honey Bee gardens are gluten free except the hair spray.
10. Products are not tested on animals.
11. Honey Bee Gardens delivers what it claims.

Cons of the Honey Bee Gardens Nail Color:

Although, I'm writing down the cons, I think considering that these are non-toxic & free from harsh chemical odors, you could ignore these.

1.Takes time to dry because it's water based.After about an hour of application, you would be able to do normal chores like doing dishes etc.
2. It takes some gentle pressure to remove the nail color, but according to the company  
individuals with dry skin and dry nails tend to have a more difficult time removing our polish.   
3. You need to have little patience to let it dry, to make sure it doesn't get streaky.
4. Will chip, if clear top coat isn't applied.

Will I recommend this? I will definitely recommend this to people who can't stand the strong nail polish ordor & are looking out for alternatives to the solvent-based nail enamels. I think I would like to reiterate is this is not like a typical cosmetic company & doesn't make any false claims, the website has very clear content to read before you decide to purchase. 

To know more about the company Honey Bee Gardens & to order click here

PR Sample


  1. water based nailpaint! Wow! will def give this a try.Thanks for the review uzma :-)

  2. Sounds nice!! the color looks gorgeous on you <3 :)

  3. It looks so gorgeous on you Uzma!!

  4. Very pretty colour. Red is my all time favourite.. is this available in India..?

  5. Thanks Prachi, I was little skeptical about how this would look, but now I'm comfortable :)
    This isn't available in India but they can ship out.


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