China Glaze — Flip Flop Fantasy, v2 (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

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:

Gap Fleece Capris in Neon Orange
Gap Fleece Capris in Neon Orange. Image:

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!
Prop Shot: China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Flip Flop Fantasy v2

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 in Flip Flop Fantasy, swatch

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Flip Flop Fantasy, label


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.


6 thoughts on “China Glaze — Flip Flop Fantasy, v2 (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. Hold up, you own NEON ORANGE pants? The most daring pant colour I own is… red capris.

    Back to the regularly scheduled program – it SUCKS that CG changed the colour (and formula?) of this! I’ll have to check at home to see which one I own. It’s in my untrieds pile. Was thinking of rocking this in the summer on the toes. Maybe the streakiness won’t be so apparent on my toes? Maybe I’ll try this one with a layer of white creme as a base.

    Re: Cherry Culture – I KNOW! I used to get my Milani from there. Shipping also got really high to Canada.


    • Yup, I have neon orange pants (this is what happens when you buy stuff on clearance at the Gap). I only wear them around the house, though. However, I do have green, lavender, and coral red skinny jeans (also Gap) which I DO wear out. 😀

      I hope that you got the original and that it’s a better formula! I would not wish this v2 on anyone.

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