I don't feature a lot of "indie" brands much on PolishGalore because the #1 complaint I get is "But where can I buy this?!" Floam by Nail-Venturous was definitely one of those polishes. I didn't even get this one myself... a dear friend accidentally obtained 2 due to a shopping cart error and allowed me to buy one off her.
Nail-Venturous is a blogger turned indie nail polish creator and one of her creations was the above polish, very reminiscent of the childhood toy that was made of tiny neon microbeads that you could sculpt into shapes.
So as I mentioned before, I wore this polish over my existing Sheek White Gelish manicure in order to make the polish pop, so I thought, but this neon doesn't need much help! I used 3 coats of Floam and sealed with Lynnderella Glitter Tamer to try and make this polish smooth on top. It does dry both a little matte and very bumpy.
I think what I love most about this polish is that while it's just blue and yellow neon matte glitter, it does give off a bit of a green tint without the base being dyed by said glitter. NO GLITTER BLEEDS HERE!
Not much difference in the shade. One of my male co-workers actually stopped me to see my nails and said "Oh weird, it looks like that stuff my kids used to play with." YEP. FLOAM.
And finally, indoors with the flash. You can see a bit of the grit on the middle finger, despite using top coat.
Now one thing people have asked is "What is up with the brush!" It's a bit "loose" where the bristles aren't tightly put together. This actually aides in spreading Floam onto your nail. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it's a nice feature to have. Interestingly, I saw that her bottles are listed at 15ml which is 1ml larger than China Glaze bottles but they appear to me to be smaller. I'm not going to dump out my bottles to measure, but please just note that.
Nail-Venturous [Facebook | Etsy] can be found in her Etsy store or on Ninja Polish for $9. The bottles are 15 ml.