Saturday, March 24, 2012

Nailventurous - Floam, Pinkerbell, Orange You Unique, and Humble Bee: Swatches and Review

The polishes featured in this post are all handmade by a blogger friend of mine named Amy from Nailventurous. She recently opened a shop on Etsy and in her first sale she sold out in less than five minutes! It was absolutely crazy! I was incredibly lucky and snagged the set of three (Floam, Pinkerbell, and Orange You Unique) as well as Humble Bee.





Nailventurous - Floam

Floam is one that's slipped just out of my reach a few times, so I'm REALLY excited to finally own it! Floam is a mix of neon blue and green matte glitter (in other words, it's not metallic) in a shiny clear base. It's a bit thick, but it makes application really easy and Floam only takes two coats to be fully opaque. I love this polish so much!





Nailventurous - Pinkerbell

Pinkerbell is a mix of the same blue and green glitter in Floam, but with some smaller neon pink glitter as well. From a distance I think it has kind of a greyish blue look, but up close you can see all the beautiful specks of color. Very fairy-esque to me. Kind of light and dainty, but bright and playful at the same time. It had the same slightly thick formula that covered nicely in two coats





Nailventurous - Orange You Unique

This one, a mix of orange and blue matte glitter, looks to me like a summer day by the pool. At a distance, this one kind of blends into my skin and is a neutral orange color, but the blue really pops against the orange up close. I think it has white glitter in it, but the base is tinted a slightly neon coral color so they look a bit pink. Again, two (kind of thick) easy coats for opacity.





Nailventurous - Humble Bee

This is the one that's not part of the "original three" set. This is one of Amy's newer creations, and it won me over instantly! It's a combination of small neon yellow glitter and small and medium black glitter in a clear base. As much as I was excited for Floam, this one may be in a tie for my favorite one here. I really want to try layering this over a bright blue or coral! This one is two coats as well.

All in all, I'm SO incredibly impressed with Amy's unique frankens and their wonderful formula! It's important to wait a few minutes between coats so you don't drag the glitter around, and a topcoat of Gelous then Seche Vite is required to make them glassy smooth.

As I mentioned, these are a tad bit hard to get ahold of, but not impossible. Amy should be stocking the Nailventurous Esty shop again in the near future (for Humble Bee), and you can also watch out for Floam, Pinkerbell, and Orange You Unique on Ninja Polish (you can sign up for email notifications on both sites).

21 comments:

  1. OMG! Such amazing swatches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. very beautiful! I am a huge fan of Amy and her polishes!

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  3. these are totally awesome. WANT!

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  4. They're absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. I am a very jealous girl right now!

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  6. They all look great! So lucky you got them :-)

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  7. They are all gorgeous, Floam and Humble Bee are my favorites :)

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  8. "Floam" is so strange, but I like it!
    I'd try it over something sparkly :>

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  9. All of these are on my lemming list!

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  10. It's obvious why they all got snapped up so fast...they're all so gorgeous and totally unique. She did a great job with them, and your swatches are fab!

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  11. *drools* I think these are the best swatches I've seen of these polishes yet! I have Floam and Orange You Unique, and the other two are definitely on my wishlist! So gorgeous!

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  12. I love them all, but Humblebee is my fav!

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  13. Really unique stuff!! I definitely like it. And I'm not usually not into neons or matte glitter at all.

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  14. These are gorgeous!! I hope she'll do a new butch soon :)

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  15. These swatches are so perfect <3.

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  16. I have seen Floam pop up on a few blogs now - it is so amazing! Dying to get a bottle of it in my life. Xx

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  17. I REALLY LOVE YOUR NAILS! I'm jealous! ♥

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  18. I just ordered Floam today and I can't wait to get it!

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