Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nail-Venturous Floam

In my last post, Sunday night, when I mentioned I had something equally awesome to Lynnderella's Connect The Dots to share, I was referring to Nail-Venturous Floam!

I first saw Floam on The PolishAholic's blog a few weeks ago.  You can read her post about it here.  It's such an odd polish.  A simple polish really, but complex at the same time.  The glitter is not your typical glitter.  It's not shiny or metallic like you would think of when someone mentions glitter.  The polish is made up of very tiny glitter particles that overlap each other in just the right way.  It really looks like actual Floam!  As someone who completely geeked out over the real Floam as a kid, I couldn't resist this polish.  And I just found out they still make Floam too, http://www.floam.com.  Who knew!?!  Almost twenty years later and I still want to buy a tub of that stuff, lol!

I bought my bottle of Floam from Ninja Polish, along with a pair of A England polishes.  I plan to write up a small haul post about them later in the week, along with my new Zoya polishes that I picked up during the recent Zoya Spring promotion sale.  You can also buy Floam straight from the official Nail-Venturous Etsy site, Nail-Venturous Lacquers.  As of this posting, Floam is out of stock on both sites, but they both give you the option to sign up to be notified via email when it's back in stock.

I had almost no problems with the application.  It is a bit on the thick side, but is still extremely easy to apply.  I used three coats of Floam to achieve almost full coverage on my nails.  The only issue I came across was the glitter on the very tips of my nails would get pulled off at the end of each brush stroke, resulting in a few bare spots.  But I would just pat the brush onto my tips and the glitter built back up and surprisingly leveled out.  To top it off, I used a thick coat of Gelous followed by a generous coat of Seche Vite for a smooth finish.

Nail-Venturous has a bunch of other awesome glitter polishes that I hope to one day get my hands on.  Unfortunately, when they do come back in stock, they then sell out within seconds.  She just restocked her store tonight and I think in less than 30 seconds, everything was gone!  I witnessed it and trust me when I say that indy-polish buying can almost qualify as a competitive sport!


  1. Amazing! ONe of my favorite indy polishes that has been released this year!

  2. This is something I have never seen before! It's totally different! I love it!

  3. where do you buy this ! musttt haaaavve!!!

    1. Ninja Polish, http://ninjapolish.com, carries it and Amy, who created it, has her own Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/Nailventurous. It is currently out of stock on both, but you can sign up to be emailed when it's available again.



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