Did you know that a single colony of bees could pollinate over 300 million (that’s 300,000,000) flowers in just one day? They’re great little creatures, although many of us are actually quite scared of them. We shouldn’t be, however, as the humble bee isn’t quite the same as the vicious wasp. Bees don’t want to sting you because they die when they do. In fact, they’d rather flap away. That’s why you shouldn’t hurt them, and you definitely shouldn’t spray them with “bug spray”. In fact, you should help to save the bees. That’s why we’re taking a closer look at bee nail art designs. They’re cute, colourful, and just a little buzzy, but we love them!
(And we’re going to tell you how you can save the bees too, just in case you want to help.)
21 Bee Nail Art Designs
1 – Bees + Bee Stripes
These bee stripes are super easy to achieve, and we have a great trick for doing it too. You can either start by taping off the sections, painting them black and yellow, and then adding the fuzzies around the outside, using a pointed tool to help drag the polish out a little. Alternatively, you can leave the tape well alone and hand paint the look instead. The yellow nail with the bee nail art designs are easily recreated with transfers and bee nail decals, and the fuzzy black and yellow stripes on the remainder can easily be hand-drawn with a bit of time and patience. Don’t you just love them? We certainly do.
2 – Honeycomb Bee Nail Art Designs
Stencils are a great way to achieve that honeycomb look, but you could also hand-paint the shapes too, if you trust your steady handy. (We don’t trust ours!) But, using stencils will give you more free time, and you can spend that time trying to make life a bit easier for the bees.
Bees are important to use because they pollinate plants and flowers that makeup over ninety percent of the entire world’s nutrition. That’s 70 out of the top 100 food crops used by humans. And it has a bigger impact than that too – animals that we also rely on for food eat the same plants that these bees pollinate, so without the bees, we wouldn’t have a lot of those animals either – cows, pigs, chickens, etc. It’s a downward spiral, and one we DO have the power to stop.
3 – Short Pink Bee Nail Art Designs
There are a number of ways that we are destroying the things these bees need in order to survive, and we also think that as well as rocking beautiful bee nail art designs such as this one, you should also be aware of what YOU’RE doing. When a bee flies into your home, for example, do you immediately reach for the fly and bug / spider spray? Do you use pesticides in your back yard? Are you culling flowers left, right and centre? These are all things that affect bees.
If you have a bee in your home, don’t be so keen to kill it to sort the problem out. Leave a window open, curtains and nets held back and out the way, and the bee will soon find its way out. You can open a door if you need to, and you can even set a fan up to give a slipstream, of sorts, to encourage the flying little buzzer to move on. There’s no need to kill it, that’s for sure. We need that bee.
4 – Black + Yellow Honeycomb Bee Designs
We love these nails a lot, and they’re very easy to recreate with stencils and decals, and even with nail wraps if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. Nail salons can airbrush designs like this, but we don’t have all that equipment at home. We don’t always have the time to make it to the salon either. Nail wraps are a great way to get beautiful nails in moments, without all the fuss and mess that comes with a full mani.
5 – Spring Bee Nail Art Designs
Before going ahead with these beautiful bee nail art designs, you must make sure your hands are manicure-ready. In order to do this, you are likely to mess around with your cuticles in some way. Experts believe this is actually quite bad for your nails, and you should probably leave those cuticles alone. Why? Because the cuticle acts in the same way as your eyelashes – it forms a “natural barrier” to stop all sorts of nasties from getting through. When you cut this cuticle away, or push it back, you are affecting that natural barrier, and not only can you leave them looking less than desirable, you can actually cause nail damage that might end up being permanent.
6 – Bees + Stripes
If your nails aren’t quite as hard as you’d like, it can be hard to grow them in order to create longer bee nail art designs just like this one. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to bring them right back up to scratch again. Look for base coats that offer hardening properties, and preferably one that offers plenty of nutrients at the same time. As well as using this as a base coat, you should also give your nails a break from time to time. Leave them without polish for a few days, allowing them to breathe. When it comes to having your manicure done again, you’ll thank us for it. Your finished look will be smoother and much more polished, and isn’t that the aim of the game?
7 – Black + Yellow
We really wanted to sing the song but don’t worry, we won’t. We’ll just show you these fabulous black and yellow bee nail art designs instead. And then we’re going to tell you that you can actually get your hands on a little kit to help save the bees. Friends of the Earth have put together a kit for The Bee Cause, containing not just a bee guide, but seeds that will help encourage bees to come and pollinate your garden, an ID kit so that you can tell which bee is in your garden … and which flying warriors are bees (and not wasps). All you need to do is make a donation (£15 minimum) and in case you’re interested, you can find more information here > The Bee Cause.
8 – Blue Bee Nail Art Designs
Add some blue sparkle to the occasion with these beautiful blue bee nail art designs, a dark and light blue used together with a shimmering silver to split them up. Just in case you weren’t a dab hand at hand-painting these bees (like we are not), check out the bee nail decals below we’ve spotted. They’re just too cute not to share!
9 – Bees + Flowers
There are plenty of flowers that you can add to your garden (and your nails) to encourage bees to come closer and take a break. Lavender is a winner all around, and you will usually notice plenty of bees hanging around lavender bushes in the summer. Ivy is another great one to add into your back yard, and you could also add crocuses in the spring, and foods / herbs too. These include chives, sage, raspberries, redcurrants, marjoram and more.
Now the flowers in your garden are sorted, it’s time to pay attention to the flowers on your bee nail art designs. Which ones would you opt for? Simple daisies? Colourful lilies? We can’t wait to see, but make sure you send them into us. We can’t wait to see what you wonderful and creative lot come up with!
10 – Bee Mine, Honey
We think these bee nail art designs would be perfect for a loving occasion, such as Valentine’s Day. What do you think? The pink and gold hints help to make it more feminine and romantic, and it doesn’t use quite a bright yellow as some of the other looks we’ve shown you. If you were looking for more muted bee nail art designs, this one is definitely in the running. Unless you’ve found something better? Don’t forget to shout at us and let us know about it!
11 – Rhinestone Bee Nail Art Designs
If you don’t have a garden but you still want to help the bees, you can! Windowsills make the perfect place to herb gardens, and those herbs are just what the bees are looking for. If you place a small saucer of water there, even better. It’ll give those bees something to drink. Here’s a hint – add some pebbles or small stones in the water. They can’t swim, remember, so they’ll need something to land on to make drinking easier.
And then add these cute bee nail art designs, of course, but using rhinestones instead of rocks or pebbles. At least then people will ask you about your pretty bees, and you can share some of your newfound bee-saving knowledge with them!
12 – Ombre Honeycomb Nails
This honeycomb look really is a beautiful one, and if you’re looking at cute bee nail art designs, you definitely can’t forget about that oh-so-important shape. This one has been elegantly achieved using a yellow to gold ombre effect, using a stencil and some glitter to really bring it all to life. Layering it up is a great way to achieve a look like this – a layer of colour, a layer of glitter, perhaps another layer of glitter, and then your important top coat. Without this, your nails will chip and smudge in no time at all. We don’t want that, do we?
13 – Punny Bee
Did you see what we did there? It’s a bee with a funny (and cute) pun, therefore it’s a punny bee! We know, we know, it’s a really lame joke, but these bee nail art designs are anything but lame! Another look that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day nails, you can achieve those words with a thin brush and some black polish, or a black polish pen. Alternatively you could cheat and opt for stencils, decals and nail wraps. We don’t mind that at all. It’s often quicker!
14 – Sleek Lines + Glossy
There’s no bee in sight but you can still tell that these are bee nail art designs. The right combination of black and yellow shades have been cleverly put together to give it that bee-effect, and we really do love that one nail with the white incorporated into the honeycomb design too. With some nail tape these looks are easily achieved at home, with a super glossy top coat to make your talons look just as sleek as these.
15 – Simple Yellow Bee Nail Art Designs
There are so many ways that you can make your back garden space more bee-friendly, and as well as herbs in boxes on the window sill, you could even look at hanging baskets or even patio pots. In the months where food is scarce and barren for these animals, you could even consider using those crocuses that we already discussed, as well as heathers that grow close to the ground. It’s a great way to help them all year round, and let’s face it, it’s not like you’ll be using the back yard when the weather turns cold again anyway …
16 – Realistic Bee Nail Art Designs
Wait, we’ve got a great tip for you. If you let your back yard grass grow a little longer from time to time, small weeds and wild flowers will grow and this helps the bees out no end. That gives you plenty of time to get to the nail salon too! Killing two birds with one stone, as they say. Not that we’re hurting birds, of course!
17 – Oh Honey, Honeycomb Nails
Honeycomb is actually made by the worker bees of the hive, and they collect nectar to make the honey, and then use the honey to make the honeycomb. Just to give you an idea, in order to produce roughly 1 pound of beeswax, something often used in many beauty products (as well as others), bees would need to ingest about 7 – 8 pounds of honey. The honeycomb means a little more now that you know so much work went into making it, right?
18 – Black, Yellow + Unicorn Bee Nails
We’re loving these textured nails right now, particularly the “unicorn” trend. Essentially, the nail looks a bit like a unicorn horn because of the swirled build-up of the pattern. It’s a base that works really well with a glittery or shimmery polish over the top, reflecting the light piece by piece. Plus, who doesn’t love that long and pointed shape. We only wish we were “girl enough” to wear them … We just break ours, normally within about 15 minutes of leaving the salon!
19 – Red + Gold Bee Nail Art Designs
Red and gold work together really well, and when you don’t want to use a bright yellow shade for your cute bee nail art designs, gold makes the perfect substitution. It’s a slightly more grown up way of wearing the trend, and it has become a very popular one recently, especially after the bee was used as the symbol of peace and unity after the sad Manchester bombing incident. It was such a tragic event, our hearts go out to all the victims. We went with a look similar to these one for our bee-inspired nails to show our love to everyone affected by it.
20 – Pretty Pink Bees + Flowers
Did you know that bees will actually communicate with each other by way of dance? We’re not kidding, and although it sounds crazy, it’s very, very true. We’re not asking you to do a dance, of course, but we do think you should check out these stunning bee themed nails for a moment. They’re cute, cool, and buzzy too … What more could you want?
21 – Yellow Tipped Bee Nail Art Designs
Bees are considered to be the only insect we have on the planet that actually makes us food. There are plenty of bigger animals that make us food, but bees are the only insect. Out of all the insects you could hate, the bee is the least deserving of it!
We think you should celebrate bees instead with these stunning bee nail art designs, and then show us your beautiful creations so that we can show those off too!
So … What did you think of our 21 bee nail art designs? Which ones stood out to you for all the right reasons? We’d love to know what you thought. You can leave your comments below, or getting touch via our social media pages, the details for which you will find at the top and at the side of this post. We can’t wait to get the conversation started.
Don’t forget to show these cool nail artists some love too! You’ll find their links beneath the pictures. We’d have no inspiration at all if it weren’t for them! And if you think you’ve done something that you can be proud of, send it in. We would love to feature you in a future post for CherryCherryBeauty! C’mon – show off your wares. We’re excited to see them, and to show you off too!
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