Brave Bessie


This is regular polish, not gel, but because its 10 free it can be sandwiched in gel.

This is our annual Valentines collection. If you’ve been with us a while, you’ll know I HATE valentines, so instead of the typical Valentine’s Day collection. We give a spotlight to incredible women that have been done wrong throughout literature, history, music, and/or current events.

So, this is our Valentine to them. I’m including a small write up of how they were done wrong, below the polish description. Feel free to skip it. There’s no quiz 😉


Brave Bessie was inspired by a question asked of the pilot in an interview. She was asked when was her favorite time to fly. She responded she loved to fly through the clouds chasing the sunset. So I made a sky blue to sunset pinky purple multi-chrome. With white iridescent large size glitter to give the feel of clouds and holographic shards represents Bessie’s plane in the sky.

Bessie Coleman grew up in the cotton fields of Texas. Her education was modest and took place in a one room segregated schoolhouse.
Coleman developed an early interest in flying, but African Americans, and women had no flight training opportunities in the United States, so she saved and obtained sponsorships to go to France for flight school. On June 15, 1921, Coleman became the first black woman with Native American ancestry to earn an aviation pilot’s license and the first to earn an international aviation license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

Upon returning to the US Coleman quickly realized that in order to make a living as a civilian aviator she would have to become a stunt flier, performing dangerous tricks with the then-still-novel technology of airplanes for paying audiences. She quickly made a name for herself and was popularly known as Brave Bessie and had many aviation enthusiast admirers. She refused to fly for segregated audiences and never took jobs from companies she felt were bigoted, always standing her ground. She inspired generations of POC to take to the skies in her short life.

At the age of 34 she passed away performing a dangerous stunt and her loss was felt worldwide. Unfortunately, she was never able to open her aviation school but a friend of hers did so in her honor and named it B. Coleman Aviation, a school that would teach aviation to anyone and everyone regardless of sex or race and is still in existence today.

Brave Bessie WDW!

NOTE: Shake vigorously before application.

If you’re looking for the full set of all seven colors, please see The Full 2024 Women Done Collection!
There is a discount when purchasing the full set.



NOTE: Shake vigorously before application.

*Vegan and Cruelty Free!
*Every bottle is created by hand, in the United States of America.
*For hygiene purposes I cannot accept returns.
*Keep Bottles out of Direct Sunlight.
*If you live in an area with high temperatures, please allow bottle to reach room temperature, then open to release pressure from transport.

*This polish is 10-Free! *Non-Toxic Chemical Rating: 10 FREE – This product does not contain the following: Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP- Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Paraben, Fragrance, or Animal Products.

10-free means our formula is made without 10 of the most common (and controversial) chemicals found in old-school polishes. We have excluded these harmful ingredients to create a more health-conscious and green-friendly nail care line for our consumers while creating a polish that is not only fast drying but also chip resistant increasing longevity.

*Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, N-Butyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Alumina, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Micas.

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 2 × .75 in



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