NOTD with Julep Bea

Julep BeaLately, I’ve been really into bees. I don’t know if it’s because I like honey so much or just nostalgia for Pushing Daisies, but I’ve been finding bee products really cute. I love this bee ring I got for Christmas and I’m seriously lusting after these bee-shaped sugar cubes. I’ve had these bee nail decals from Vinyl It Up for a while but I was having trouble finding a yellow nail polish to pair them with. I have quite a collection of polishes but apparently yellows never caught my eye because I didn’t have a single yellow shade. I finally found one I deemed acceptable: Julep Bea.

julep_bea1Seriously though, how cute are these decals? I bought them in black because I wanted a true bumblebee mani, but they are available in so many different colors. Metallic gold would also be a lot of fun and I think white would be nice with red polish for a graphic look.

Julep BeaYellows are a tricky color for nail polish and I found so many that I hated! Bright taxicab yellow seemed a bit much and I can’t pull off mustard. A lot of the colors I came across leaned green or had shimmer in them. I finally found Bea, a pretty pastel creme.

Julep Bea ManiBea is described as a lemonade creme. It’s a really pretty pastel yellow that reminds me of Easter. Some of the reviews claimed it was hard to work with and leaned green but I didn’t find that to be the case. This is a true yellow polish. It was pretty good with two coats but I added a third just to make it really opaque. The formula was fine but it did slightly stain my nails.

Julep Bea Mani with Bee DecalI really liked the black bees against the light yellow polish. This was a really easy mani and it made quite a statement on my nails. I have to admit, Bea is really pretty but I don’t think I’m really a yellow nail polish person. I found it to be very distracting but was still able to make it five days before changing polishes. Bea held up really well with no chips over those five days. The bee vinyls also lasted the entire time. I’ve really liked the decals from Vinyl It Up in the past (see my other looks here) and these were no exception. Julep Bea is $14/11.20 Maven here.


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14 thoughts on “NOTD with Julep Bea

  1. Robin Follette says:

    I love bees so I love your mani! Very cute. I have a thing for bees, too. Oh! This would be cute on a pedi, walking barefoot on the lawn. hmm…I think I really need to do this.

  2. Angie says:

    Cute! You’re right yellow is a hard color for nails, but that looks great! I have a soft spot for bee anything. My grandmother was a Beatrice and loved bees. I loved her so I have a little bee tattoo!

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