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Wearing Smoke not only evokes the view into the mysterious and wondrous world of the hive, but it also represents brain cancer awareness. Smoke is Urban Nectar’s signature color. It’s named in honor of my mom, who was from Sterling, Massachusetts.
Catmint’s purple, blue and white blooms and soft, often aromatic grey-green foliage make it a favorite of gardeners and felines alike. No matter the weather, they bloom from June until first frost. We’ve named our polish after these joyful survivors. Catmint Shadow represents awareness of all types of cancer.
A swarm occurs when bees leave their hive for a new home. Sounds like moving to a new city to me! This color speaks of courage and energy, and represents breast cancer awareness.
The waggle is a figure 8 dance of the bee to let other bees know the direction and distance to patches of flowers yielding nectar and pollen, to water sources, or to new housing locations. Waggle says “I’m here with my arms wide open, world. And I want to embrace all the wonder you have to offer.”
You know the color we mean. That luxurious deep shimmer that catches light, even when there doesn’t seem to be any. It speaks of richness, depth, of that special pizzazz that says “I get it, world, and I want to play.”
Propolis is the resin mixture that honeybees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. We celebrate the eclectic potpourri of nature’s bounty with a color deep, and inviting.
Beekeepers in New Zealand cultivate the nectar honeybees gather from the Manuka flowers to make honey. Our Manuka polish celebrates the hardy—and beautiful—world “down under” with all its exotic flora and fauna.
I can’t think of hydrangeas without smelling the rich, black soil of our garden. Each year, the flowers rewarded us with purple, blue, pink, or even white blossoms that seemed impossibly lush. These flowers were mysterious for their changeability...though the deep blue was always my favorite. It spoke of summer and of oceans.
Lavender is a flower of the Old World which now blossoms around the world from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. Lavender is a source of abundant nectar used in high quality honey. Lavender and Nail Nectar. Seems like a perfect match.
Isabelle Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez celebrate almond trees in novels of their South American childhoods of magic and insight. Few people realize that honeybees are almost solely responsible for the pollination of this plant. We salute the work of honeybees with Almond Nail Nectar.
Urban Nectar is a St. Louis based company with an apiary in Innsbrook, Missouri. Our nail polish is inspired by honeybees and the plants they pollinate. Our honey will be available on a season by season basis. We will post when and where it will be available!
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