Bee | Nail Art Tutorial

bee nail art tutorial

Want to know how to create this super cute animal nail look that’s perfect for spring?

Find out here and follow our 10 step tutorial to easily paint this bee nail art on your nails!



The products we used to create this look:
Nail polish and nail art tools
1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Pillow Talk
3. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
4. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Lemon Meringue
5. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Black
6. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Neon Fest
7. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Sweet Retreat
8. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Ring A Ring O’Roses
9. Dotting Tool
10. Pointed Drawing Brush (Small)
11. Dotting Tool
12. Pointed Drawing Brush (Long)

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Now lets show you how we created this bee nail art!

summer nails

step 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

blue nail polish rimmel london

step 2

Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to paint our nails with the gorgeous nail polish in the colour Pillow Talk (2). We applied 2 coats of the nail polish as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

honey bee nails

step 3

Once the blue nail polish is dry, it’s time to start creating this bee nail art! The first thing we need to do is paint on where we would like the bee to be. To make the yellow stand out more on the blue nail varnish, we decided to paint the shape of the bee in white first. To do this, we used the small pointed drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

bumble bee nail art

step 4

After the white nail polish is dry, we painted over it using a small pointed drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour Lemon Meringue (4).

bee themed nails

step 5

Next we need to give the bee an outline. To do this, we used the dotting tool (9) with the black (5) nail polish.

bumble bee nail art design

step 6

Now it’s time to give the bee it’s black stripes! To do this, we used the long pointed drawing brush (12) with the black (5) nail polish.

bee nail designs

step 7

After you have finished painting on the bee’s stripes, we need to give the bee it’s wings! To do this, we painted on 2 circle shapes above the bee using the dotting tool (11) with the nail polish in the colour White out (3). We also painted on a small eye using the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour White Out (3).

bee nail art

step 8

Next we painted a thin outline around the wings. As you can see in the photo above, we painted it so it looks like one wing is covering part of the other one. To do this, we used the dotting tool (9) with the black (5) nail polish.

busy bee nail

step 9

After you have finished creating the bee, to add a bit extra to the look – we decided to add 3 flowers on the little finger nail. To do this, we used the dotting tool (11) with the nail polish in the colours Neon Fest (6), Sweet Retreat (7) and Ring A Ring O’Roses (8) for the petals, and then used the white (3) nail polish for the dots in middle of the flowers.

bumble bee nails

step 10

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this look! We decided to add a trail line starting at the bee, going onto the middle finger nail and finishing on the index finger nail. To do this, we used the long pointed drawing brush (12) with the black (5) nail polish. 

We painted it on the nails so it would look like they are joined up when the nails are together (you can see this in the image at the top!). We started each line on the nail in a similar place to where the other one ended. 

When you are happy – apply a top coat to finish the look off!


And that’s how we created this bee nail look! It’s a gorgeous look for your nails over the spring!

bee nails

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!




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