; Plisherrific: Fish Food - Nail-Venturous Floam, Ulta3 Pacific Fever, Essence Viva La Green

Jun 14, 2012

Fish Food - Nail-Venturous Floam, Ulta3 Pacific Fever, Essence Viva La Green

I was lucky enough to be at my computer when I received a notification from Ninja Polish that Nail-Venturous' Floam was in stock! This was several weeks back now, but I'm only just getting around to my swatches. In this post, I try out two different undies for Floam.

[Nail-Venturous Floam with bottle]
[Three coats of Nail-Venturous Floam]
I love Floam because of how colourful it is without being glittery and it has been on my lemming list the moment I saw the first ever swatch. But Floam needs three thin coats for full coverage, and the more coats I used, the grittier it became as well. This is definitely a top-coat eater, so you'll need a thick top coat - or two - over it.

[Thumb: Nail-Venturous Floam over Ulta3 Pacific Fever
Others: Three coats of Nail-Venturous Floam]
On my thumbnail, I used Ulta3 Pacific Fever as the base coat, with one coat of Floam over it. Pacific Fever is a medium jade green polish with a gold shimmer through it. Against the other Floam-only nails, you can see that the one with Pacific Fever as the base does look a little darker. Perhaps two coats of Floam would have been better!

[Pinky: Nail-Venturous Floam over Essence Viva La Green
Others: Three coats of Nail-Venturous Floam]
In this one, my pinky has Essence Viva La Green as the base, with one coat of Floam over it, while the other nails have three coats of Floam. I think the colour difference is almost indistinguishable! Viva La Green is a bright pastel green, and seems to make a good match to Floam, if you want something that blends in, rather than have Floam pop even more.

With a base colour, Floam is definitely less gritty and is easier to remove too. More layers of just Floam does give the mani a little more depth though, so there is a trade off.

[Three coats of Nail-Venturous Floam, with dress!]
I was so excited when I received Floam that I even colour-coordinated my clothes to the polish. I wore my only dress that had bright green running through it during my first day with Floam!

The reason why I call this entry Fish Food is because Floam really reminds me of bright fish food of yonder days. :P


  1. This is such an interesting polish, I've not seen one like this before without it being glitter chunks, looks great on!



  2. The speckles have quite a nice scattered density to it. It would look delicious! ... if I were a fish! :)