Lucky Vitamin Brand Supplements
Live Chat Email Us
Lucky Vitamin Home About Us Help Track An Order
0 Items: $0.00
0 Items: $0.00

Your shopping cart

Code Item Quantity Price
Your shopping cart is empty.
Subtotal: $0.0

Items

Honeybee Gardens
25% off
$10.49



Clear List

About Honeybee Gardens

Honeybee Gardens products are created entirely of natural materials. You can actually pronounce our ingredients! We reuse and recycle as much as possible and, perhaps most importantly, we DO NOT test ANY of our products on animals (those are strict orders from our dachshund 'Ginger', ten pussycats, 'Pekoe' the lovebird, 'Tortuga' the turtle and 'Dim Sum' the Chinese hamster)! We take great pride in providing our customers with the finest herbal products and customer service. We sincerely welcome comments and opinions, and are available to help with any questions you may have. So try our all-natural herbal body care products and experience nature's supremacy.

Contact Honeybee Gardens

200 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA, 19611
http://www.honeybeegardens.com/
6103969225

Honeybee Gardens - Watercolors French Manicure Kit - CLEARANCE PRICED

Zoom View - Watercolors French Manicure Kit

We're Sorry, We No Longer Carry This Item

Don't fret! Check out these suggested similar and related items below. Happy shopping!

Item Code: 77820UPC Code: 665013580002
Description Ingredients Reviews Manufacturer Info Show All
Print ItemBookmark Item
Honeybee Gardens Watercolors French Manicure Kit

In only three easy steps you can create a sophisticated, natural French manicure. Our special formula allows your natural skin tone to come through creating an elegant look for all occasions. With mistake-proof Tip Guides for a salon-perfect manicure every time. Kit includes one 0.25 fl. oz. bottle each of Manicure White, Bermuda Pink, Palm Beach (nude) and Clear Top Coat plus tip guides and instruction manual.

What makes Honeybee Gardens Watercolors Water Based Nail Enamel Polish product different from traditional polish?
You already know it's water-based, it's odor-free 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. Honeybee Gardens has included 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 Honeybee Gardens' 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 activit:" ":>Ease of Removal
The film that is formed by the water-based system becomes more difficult to dissolve as time passes. For this reason, Honeybee Gardens recommends that you remove the polish at or before one week of wear the first time you use their polish. Apply Odorless Polish Remover to the cotton ball or Honeybee Gardens 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 Honeybee's customers tell them 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 the polish. For those folks, Honeybee recommends 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 the polish is water-based, it can thicken in cold temperatures. Honeybee Gardens recommends storing their 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 that Honeybee ever hears that their 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. Honeybee Gardens recommends that you try to polish your nails at night if possible. Though the enamel 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, Honeybee recommends that you remove the polish at or before one week of wear the first time you use their 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 y:" ": 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, water-miscible acrylic, polyurethane film formers and thickeners, non-ionic soaps. May Contain: iron oxides and/or titanium dioxide.
About Honeybee Gardens
Honeybee Gardens products are created entirely of natural materials. You can actually pronounce our ingredients! We reuse and recycle as much as possible and, perhaps most importantly, we DO NOT test ANY of our products on animals (those are strict orders from our dachshund 'Ginger', ten pussycats, 'Pekoe' the lovebird, 'Tortuga' the turtle and 'Dim Sum' the Chinese hamster)! We take great pride in providing our customers with the finest herbal products and customer service. We sincerely welcome comments and opinions, and are available to help with any questions you may have. So try our all-natural herbal body care products and experience nature's supremacy.
200 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA, 19611
Phone: 6103969225
Fax: 6103969226
http://www.honeybeegardens.com/
Reviews
Submit a review for this item
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by contributors of the product reviews are their own and not necessarily those of LuckyVitamin.com. LuckyVitamin.com does not endorse or imply any medical claims from these reviews. These reviews should not be taken as recommendations but rather customer opinions of the products that they may or may not have used. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or advice and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Read the full product reviews disclaimer here.
  • By Deyenne ( Miami, FL)
    11/6/2010 9:30:48 AM

    I recommend this product!
    I love this!!! Very mild scent lasting 60 seconds, which does not smell 2% near those nasty chemicalise conter parts. Dries quickly even with two coats. Did the french tip on my toes, would look better if i got it done professionally though. It stayed for 2 weeks. You know that you are wearing nail polish but dont expect the look like the chemicalised ones. This is healthier anyway!!
*The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by LuckyVitamin.com or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

Item Successfully Added To Wish List

We've added your item to the Wish List. You can view your list any time from your MyLucky account page. A Wish List is useful to keep track of items you are interested in buying in the future. Once you purchase the items, they come off your list.

Wish List Error

Sorry, we were unable to add your item at this time.

Please Wait

Your Wish List request is currently being processed.

This is the item title

Item Code: 34567

Continue ShopppingView Your ListRemove From List

Item Successfully Added To Regimen

We've added your item to the Regimen. You can view your list any time from your MyLucky account page. A Regimen is useful to keep track of items you you purchase frequently (or take as part of a "regimen"). Unlike a Wish List, items you add to your Regimen are not removed from the list after you purchase them.

Regimen Error

Sorry, we were unable to add your item at this time.

Please Wait

Your Regimen request is currently being processed.

This is the item title

Item Code: 34567

Continue ShopppingView Your ListRemove From List

Bookmark Us Download Our Catalog RSS Feeds Lucky Forums News Archives Health Library
Spanish Portuguese Italian French Korean Japanese German Chinese Why Join?
VeriSign Secured - Click To Verify Customer Certified - Click To Verify Top User Rated - Click To Verify Trusted Store - Click To Verify Top Rated Elite Member ResellerRatings - Click To Verify Natural Products Association Member TRUSTe Verified - Click To Confirm McAfee Secure - Click To Verify
© Copyright 2014, LuckyVitamin.com   All Rights Reserved.
LuckyVitamin.com 555 E. North Lane, Suite 6050, Conshohocken, PA 19428 - 888-635-0474