Hello, my lovelies!
It’s Try It On Tuesday again! Be sure to stop by the wonderful Jilltastic Nail Design to see what all the bloggers are trying today! She always lists the participating bloggers of the week and is the coordinator of the project!
I’ve never thought Floam was an especially pretty polish, but it falls under the “interesting” category. Of course, it’s reminiscent of the old Floam we played with as kids—the freakishly cool weird substance you could mold!
A while back, an indie polish maker by the name of I’m Feeling Nail-Venturous created this polish called Floam. It developed a crazy cult-like following, and I was curious to see what the fuss is about. Sometimes it surfaces on Copious or eBay for upwards of $40! Nail-Venturous is no longer making polish, but she has arranged with Ninja Polish for them to make and distribute some of her polishes including Floam and Humblebee (which arrived Friday!). I was lucky enough to snag Floam on the last restock with it in the Nail-Venturous bottle (it now comes in Ninja’s signature bottle).
So it’s been sitting my “Try It On Tuesday” shoebox since! Until I’ve swatched and catalogued them, polishes don’t go on the polish rack. Of course, I need at least two more racks, but I digress. My friend Jenny asked if I would do Floam this week, so here it is!
Floam is a very thick polish, with lots of grains. I called them grains because to me, glitter sparkles. These don’t. They also dry matte, and I didn’t put any top coat on. It’s a very rough polish that would definitely benefit from some top coat (I’m just lazy today).
This is 4 coats of Floam. It’s pretty opaque but still a little thin on the edges. This is definitely a labor intensive polish. It evens comes with directions to let each layer dry completely before applying the next, as it’s so thick.
I’ve seen some swatches where it looks bluer, but mine definitely leans green. This is such a unique formula, there is a disclaimer that shades may vary slightly, and of course, monitors can affect the color displayed.
Floam was a real trendsetter, and completely unique when it first came out. Since then, there have been several others that come close, but don’t quite capture its personality.
Overall, I think it’s really interesting. Do you like Floam? Are you thinking about getting it?