October 5, 2012

TGIF: NVL Humblebee via Ninja Polish

[Preface: To be honest, I thought these photos were just the worst *but* I thought I'd go ahead and post them (with a quick review o' course) because I need some advice, y'all!]

This week's TGIF: Thank Goodness, Indy Indie Friday! is Humblebee by NailVenturous Lacquer. It was a long-standing lemming of mine, until I finally finally snagged a bottle on Ninja Polish. After all that waiting, does it complete the lem I had? Not really. Not yet, anyway, because I didn't like anything I layered it over so far. So whiney over here, right?!

Humblebee is a polish composed of matte glitters: two small sizes of glitter in neon yellow and black, and larger black hex glitters. This polish is not as full coverage as some of the other neon NVL polishes (Floam, etc.) because the difference in size of the glitters leaves tiny gaps. After looking at the photos on the Ninja Polish wesbite again, I think maybe I just need to thin my bottle and try again because the application on mine was very thick and globby.

In order from my pointer finger, I layered Humblebee over: 1 coat over Color Club Snakeskin (too quickly, dragged it around and blobbed it on the tip), 2 coats alone, 1 coat over OPI Skull & Glossbones, 1 coat over China Glaze Secret Periwinkle.

Now I'm curious, do you have this polish? Love it, hate it, meh it? What on Earth should I layer it over after I add some thinner to it?!? And finally - is anyone still lemming Humblebee? I might have an extra for a giveaway...

Some of the NVL polishes are available periodically at Ninja Polish; they have a really helpful email system to notify you when things are back in stock. NVL polishes retail for $9 on Ninja Polish (if you were curious)

Don't forget to check out Kirsten's TGIF post over at Geeky Owl!


  1. Wow, this looks so awesome over Secret Periwinklw!!

  2. I agree, it is lovely over Secret Periwinkle!

  3. I have Humblebee and I wore it with two thin coats layered over white, which I really liked. It's such a fun polish!


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