Saturday, January 28, 2012

Floam by Nail-Venturous Nail Lacquer

Today I have a super special polish to show you -- a gorgeous creation from Amy at I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous. It's called Floam, and it is part of her Nail Venturous Nail Lacquers line.

Floam is very unique, and unlike anything else that I have seen before. It is made up of tiny tiny blue and green glitter pieces. Enlarge any of these pics to get a better idea of the texture of the glitter. The last pic in the post will give you a particularly good view of it when blown up. The glitter is so small that when you look at it on the nail, it just looks really cool and speckled.

Sometimes this polish looks more blue, sometimes it looks more green. If you squint at it from a distance, the colors blend together into a turquoise color. My photos show two coats of Floam.


It was named Floam after the 90s toy of the same name. Do you guys remember Floam? Sort of a weird, moldable, textured bubbly thing?

http://inventorspot.com/articles/possibly_most_hated_toy_ever_22370

I think the name of this polish is so apt because it really does resemble its namesake!


The texture is bumpy, as you might expect from something that is made up of pure glitter. It's workable though, and the texture could be solved with some Gelous and a thick topcoat.

Application was surprisingly easy. The polish itself was very thick, so I thought it might be hard to apply. Thankfully, it was not! It controlled very nicely, and I didn't have to do any cleanup at all on this manicure. The only thing that I had to be careful about was waiting in-between coats to make sure the previous coat was dry before putting on my next one.


Unfortunately, Amy does not have plans at this time to sell these polishes, as she (understandably!) thinks that it will take too much time away from blogging, which she loves too much! BUT, you guys are in luck! She is holding a giveaway for some bottles of Floam, as well as some bottles of Floam's sister polishes, Pinkerbell and Orange You Unique!??!.

Check out the giveaway over on I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous, and may the Force be with you!

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42 comments

  1. Wow I love it! It looks so unique!

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  2. Ahhh!! Can't wait to get mine this week, Amy hit it out of the park with this collection! Your picture is stunning and yes I remember floam I am a 90's kid after all. Hahahaha! :D

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  3. awesome polish, and awesome 90's toy!

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  4. That is so incredibly gorgeous! Sad that I can't get one of these since I'm on the opposite side of the world :(

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  5. awesooome pictures !! AS USUAL !! <3 floooammmmm <3

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  6. Wow that is awesome! Floam.. oh man that takes me back!!

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  7. so cool looking and you captured it beautifully.

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  8. haha from nail polish to childhood memories <3 i loved that one!

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  9. That's so cool! I love the look of non-sparkly glitter, it has a really unique look!

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  10. Super jealous! When i saw these on Amy's blog I almost died. The color combos are amazing. Beautiful swatch.

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  11. I'm sooo jealous, I love this polish!!!!<3

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  12. Awesome idea for polish!! Just not my colors

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  13. That's so awesome! It looks exactly like Floam. Ah, childhood flashbacks.

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  14. OMG I totally had Floam. I can even smell it now that you mention it.

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  15. OMG, it really is like Floam :D
    Love it!!!
    xx

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  16. This polish is amazing! It's too bad that she is not going to sell them at the moment, but it is understandable. Making nail polish would take a lot of time away from blogging. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This is really pretty! And you're right, it looks exactly like floam! Love it. ^_^

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  18. Lol I loved that as a kid... Its a beautiful effect and I especially like Pinkerbell, it looks like a gazillion sprinkles on your nails... I like sprinkles... Alot...

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  19. Wow, floam lives on in the form of nail polish! amazing. i love your swatch!

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  20. This is so freaking amazing!!!

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  21. OMG this one is gorgeous!!! I've never seen anything similar! :)

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  22. I would buy this in a heartbeat! Definitely in a class of its own as far as polish trends go, loves it!

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  23. someone "hint hint" needs to talk her into selling this!

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  24. is there any way to but this polish?? i'm in love with it!

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  25. its available today at a new shop called Ninjapolish.com.They have Floam, Orange You Unique and Voodoo Doll. I bought Floam and OYU. Cannot wait to get them!!

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  26. I've just ordered some Floam! Can't wait for it to arrive!

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    1. http://www.ninjapolish.com/home.php?cat=301 :)

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    2. Oh god, I love this site! <3

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  28. LOL YES!!! I remember playing with Floam, and Gak and Silly Putty! This is an amazing way to be "grown-up" but still a kid :D

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