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Nail-Venturous Floam

Happy Tuesday Loves!

Today I’m doing a special post to participate in Polish Days which is a cool idea that was created by a couple of other nail bloggers. Basically, a bunch of us nail bloggers will have a particular day that we collectively agree to post on one particular polish. I think it’s a fun and neat idea to see how the same polish looks on lots of different people.

The polish chosen for the first official “Polish Day” is the awesome bottle of fun that is Floam by Nail-Venturous.

I’m sure you guys have seen this swatched a million and one times already because it’s been one of the most popular polishes on the nail scene this year, but I haven’t posted on it yet, so I’m glad I saved it for today.

Floam is a mix of matte glitters in neon blue and yellow-green, floating happily in a clear base.

I’m gonna be honest and say that the first time I tried Floam, I was disappointed. It was gritty and thick and hard to do clean up on and I was so sad that it wasn’t all I’d expected it to be. I got my bottle from Ninja Polish on the first day that the site went live, so I considered myself super lucky to have snagged a bottle, and that’s the only thing that kept me from swapping it away. So I set it aside for a couple of weeks, and then I decided to layer it instead of building it up on its own, and voila! I stopped hating it and I fell in love with it for the beauty it is! 🙂

Anyway, in the pics below I layered 2 coats of Floam over 2 coats of China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise (which I happen to think is the perfect “underwear” for it 😉 ) . Peep it:

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And here’s a pic of Floam with one of the rings that I made with it (available in my Etsy shop).

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Floam is awesomesauce right?

It’s a pain in the ass to remove, but I think it’s so worth it.

So now that you’ve seen my swatches of this lovely, I encourage you to check out the other wonderful bloggers that are sporting Floam fingers today:

Polly Polish

My Polish Stash

The Nail Polish Project

A Lacquered Affair

Beauty by Jenny

Love Varnish

The Crimson Petal

Fab Fingertips

Claws, Nails & Beauty

Mara In Polishland

Charlotte’s Nails

Sincerely Stephanie

Colores de Carol

OMG! Polish ‘Em!

Sparkles Make Me Happy

Nail Utopia

Glitta Gloves

Not Without My Polish

Enjoy and have a terrific Tuesday!

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Lac Attack Jewel of the Nile

Happy Monday Peeps!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Today is the last day of April and alas, my last day of blue nails for Autism Awareness. I didn’t get to post as much as I would’ve liked, but I did hold true to my mission of wearing blue nail polish every single day this month 🙂

Today I wanted to end the month by showing you another awesome indie polish: Jewel of the Nile by Lac Attack.

Lac Attack is a newish indie polish seller on Etsy, but by this beauty alone, I can tell that its creator, Anastasia, knows exactly what she’s doing.

Jewel of the nail is a mix of neon matte glitters suspended in a clear base. In the bottle it looks almost exactly like Floam by Nail-Venturous, except with some purple glitter thrown in. The glitter in it is not as dense as the glitter in Floam though, so it definitely needs to be layered.

In the pics below I layered 2 coats of Jewel of the Nile over 2 coats of China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise. I love the way it came out and it made my nails look super bright and fun. Check it out:

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Do you see how it’s a little reminiscent of Floam? They could be sisters…or cousins. I’ll have to do a comparison post with them later 😉

You can purchase Jewel of the Nile from Lac Attack’s Etsy shop.

It’s currently sold out but I think it’ll be back in stock before the end of the month. The little bottle that I have is $4.25 and the full-size bottle is $8. I wanted the full-size bottle but it was sold out, so I’ll be itching to get my hands on it next time it’s stocked.

So what do you guys think of Jewel of the Nile? Let me know your thoughts and try to have a happy Monday 🙂

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