29 March 2014

Wayback Nails: The Bee

Unlike in other months, March's Wayback Nails aren't a re-creation or a re-imagining of the original manicure. Instead, they're a tribute to quite possibly one of the greatest manicures in the history of hands, Husband's masterpiece of modern nail art, The Bee.

husband's bee nail art

The story of The Bee's creation still cracks me up, and I don't know that Husband has ever been so proud of his creative handiwork. Very generously, though, he does offer support and encouragement to keep me dreaming of one day matching his talent and skill. Until then I'm afraid the best I can do is offer my humble tribute, this composite manicure in yellow and black. And also grey. And white.

composite manicure with water marble

Hoping to suggest a bee without actually painting one, I started with a couple of yellow stripes in black (China Glaze Sunshine Pop and China Glaze Liquid Leather). The grey is NYC Sidewalker, which got a generously dabbed covering of Dear Rus Noblesse 618 (matte yellow and black hex glitter) on the pinky nail, and the water marble --which I am totally going to pretend that I planned all along to have looking a little bit like stripes and wings--is China Glaze Liquid Leather, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Jessica Banana Peel, OPI Need Sunglasses?, and Sally Hansen CSM Butterscotch.

In hindsight, I think that middle nail could have totally used some googly eyes. (^_^)


  1. I'm not sure how I missed your husbands brilliant contribution to the nail art world but I'm so glad you are showing it again. I actually laughed out loud reading the original post! Your tribute to his stunning artwork is lovely!

  2. lol! I love this!! haha wonderful tribute :D

  3. I am dying. That first bee mani is so cute! The feathers are a nice touch. Your husband is a creative genius, haha.

  4. oooh, your hubby's contribution really looks awesome <3


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