Bee Mine Valentine’s Day Nails

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m bringing you some punny nail art today that not only features a classic Valentine phrase but also pays homage to my dear honey whom I nicknamed my “Bumblus” bee. I think he definitely deserves a shout out on my nails!

I chose a classic pale pink as my base color. This one is called Luella from Julep, and it’s a nice opaque creme.

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Luella was Julep’s Color of the Year for 2016.

Bees go together with flowers, so I chose to add some light roses using the BM-H16 plate from Bundle Monster.

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This manicure uses the pattern on the far right.

I went with a pink holographic stamping polish from Born Pretty (color #2 on their website) for the roses. The shade is only a little bit darker than the one already on my nails, so there isn’t a lot of contrast between the colors. The holographic shimmer helps make this polish stand out, but I really wanted something subtle for this design.

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You could easily stop at this point for an easy Valentine’s Day manicure, but why stop there? Here comes the fun part!

The BM-S222 plate from Bundle Monster had the perfect bee design for this manicure.

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The bee is where it’s at! I used the design in the 4th row, 2nd image from the right.

Reverse stamping helps to make this little guy stand out against the flowers. I stamped the basic image with black Ya Qin An stamping polish, then applied a coat of Ya Qin An top coat to protect the design from streaking and allowed that to dry before coloring in the details.

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The yellow polish is Banana split from Sephora’s 5 day shine nail lacquer series. The white polish has a little bit of pink shimmer in it and is called Keena from Julep.

The decal was stamped directly onto my nail, and then I applied another layer of Ya Qin An top coat to seal it into place.

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I’m in love with this look just as much as I love my Bumblus!

Hope your day was just as sweet! Happy polishing!

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