Collection: China Glaze 2010 Summer, Poolside
Flip Flop Fantasy always appears to be one of China Glaze’s most popular shades. I guess pink neons look great in the summer! Neons are not normally my faves, but I gave in when I made a China Glaze haul at Cherry Culture last year. (This was before they stopped selling everything except NYX and their own brand. Sadness.)
But “Hold on!“, you say? That doesn’t look like a pink neon in the photo, does it?
Unfortunately, what I didn’t realize was that sometime after China Glaze’s initial release of Flip Flop Fantasy in 2010, they decided to change the color.
Here is a good comparison of the two versions by a German blog.
So, instead of a hot coral pink, I got a hot orange coral. It is almost the same color as my Gap lounge pants:
Here is a prop shot with my pants. I was actually wearing them at the time I decided to swatch this polish. I swear it is totally coincidental!
I wanted the original and I got a peachier version of a traffic pylon. Oh well.
It’s still a pretty cool color for summer—I’ll give it that. It also dries matte, as neons do.
The formula is a massive pain in the butt, even for a neon. I kid you not, I used five coats and it’s still got bald spots. EPIC FAIL.
At least I only paid $2.52 for it.
China Glaze Nail Lacquer retails for US$7.50 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 14 mL. China Glaze nail polishes are free of toluene, added formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and are made in the USA.
China Glaze is part of American International Industries (who also own brands like Seche, EzFlow and Ardell), a private company based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.