Honeybee Gardens nail polish remover and nail polish

Honeybee-Gardens-Remover-And-nail-polishA couple of times now, I’ve added products from Honeybee Gardens to my shopping cart at iHerb only to remove them at the last minute. I don’t really know why but let’s just say the brand doesn’t compel me to want to part with my dough. But given my reignited interest in water-based nail polish and the fact that I’ve run out of my acetone-free nail polish remover, I thought I’ll just start out with these two items from the brand first.

For those unfamiliar with Honeybee Gardens, this is a natural brand of cosmetics and skin care products that hails from US and has been around since 1995. Their WaterColors Nail Enamel contains water, water-miscible acrylic, polyurethane formers and thickeners, non-ionic soaps. It may also contain ultramarine blue, carmine, mica, iron oxides, and/or titanium dioxide. Well, as you can see, the ingredients of the nail polish are not exactly natural but they contain no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalates or FD& C colors.

Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel | 14 ml US$9.17
Unlike solvent-based nail enamel, Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel is free from harsh chemical odors and is not stinky! It smells pretty similar to Suncoat’s nail polish which by the way reminds me of those tubes of paint my son uses for his art lessons. So those who absolutely hate the smell of the usual solvent-based nail polishes, this one may suit your olfactory system.

But smell aside, I have nothing to rave about this product. It is not that easy to apply, does not dry quickly enough and definitely streaks upon application. I have to apply two coats to even out the application but even then, the streaks are quite obvious. In addition, the Honeybee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel is not long lasting. It chips off almost immediately the next day even after application of the top coat. I’m not sure if it’s due to the choice of color (and it’s Oasis in my case) but I’m disappointed with the performance and will not consider purchasing the product again.


Honeybee Gardens Nail Polish Remover | 120 ml US$7.06 reviewed by Sesame on .

The Honeybee Gardens acetone-free nail polish remover is said to be enriched with horsetail extract and is able to remove their WaterColors Nail Enamel as well as conventional polish. Each bottle contains: methyl acetate, butoxydiglycol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), fragrance.
Well, it is true that Honeybee Gardens’ nail poish remover is able to remove nail polish but it is not quite as effective as Karma Organic Nail Polish Remover that I was using. I take longer to clean up my nail polish and even then, I had to make quite an effort. So I don’t think I have the patience to see the bottle through and I definitely won’t repurchase this again.
Rating: 3

Overall summary
All in all, I’m not impressed by the nail products from Honeybee Gardens. The performance of the nail polish is particularly disappointing and I’m now so glad I only bought one bottle to try out. While the price point of their products is pretty decent, I’m definitely steering clear of their nail products in future.



  1. Eco Beauty says:

    I just bought 2 nail polish colors.

    Only good thing going for me is that I don’t really wear nail polish and just bought some to ‘play’ with. But still… ?
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  2. Sesame says:

    Hopefully the colors you bought work better. Some shades somehow don’t turn out well even for other brands (solvent-based and water-based).

  3. nahsiep says:

    Hi Sesame, I tried out Honeybee Gardens’ polish in vintage merlot (a wine/burgundy colour)… I had used Keeki’s (also available from iHerb) base and top coats to prep and seal the colour on my nails. It’s been a week now and the colour is still as vibrant and intense as day 1. I suspect it’s because of the base and top coats I applied… ?

  4. Nadia Doyle says:

    Would love to try the HoneyBees Gardens Nail Polish Remover, thanks for the info Sesame.
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  5. Sesame says:

    I agree. Base and top coats make a difference! But I think this one didn’t work so well for me. I applied it the same way I did with my favorites and this one chipped off quickly. It could be the color but certainly glad it works so well for you! ?

    Btw, I made a bit of change since your last feedback regarding the loading speed of my blog. Is it loading faster for you now?

  6. Sesame says:

    If you can get your hands on Karma Organics’, I’ll recommend that remover over this. Way faster to remove.

  7. nahsiep says:

    Hi Sesame

    I’m responding to your message regarding upload speed… I’m replying via my iPhone… Guess it works much better now! This page got loaded in a split second! Let’s hope it stays like this from now on!!

  8. Sesame says:

    Thanks for your feedback! Really appreciate it because it helped me identify what was the issue. I hope the loading speed stays speedy too. ?

  9. nahsiep says:

    Oooo, so what was the issue exactly??

  10. Sesame says:

    I believe it was a plugin I installed that slowed down the loading. Seems to be loading faster now.

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