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(Nail) Polish Porn: China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy”

As I mentioned when I recently hauled this polish, YouTubers and bloggers pushed me to this purchase. It’s such a fun, neon coral shade great for summer, but…

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

I hate it.

This is my first China Glaze polish and I had such high hopes. But the formula of this bad boy was like applying streaks of glue. Like Elmer’s glue from elementary school. It was a hot mess. The only way my nails look (kinda) nice in this picture is thanks to my Seche Vite top coat which magically smooths any polish. Besides the glue-like finish, I feel like the polish somewhat “sat” on my nails. You can see the weird lift it held especially on my pinky finger. I love polishes that plump giving that gel look but this was not that pretty. It was just…odd.

That’s not even the worst part.

Y’all… the smell. I almost didn’t make it through the manicure the smell was so strong. Granted, I’m very sensitive to smell, but this odor was WHOA. I’ve never smelled a polish quite like this one and that slightly concerns me. No bueno.

On a positive note, the color is gorgeous. A true neon that makes me look the tiniest bit tanner. The picture above was taken inside with natural light so it may be a bit “brighter” than in real life, but I find the pictured color pretty true. I painted my nails over the weekend, but once I wore it to work early this week, in my opinion, it was a bit too bright for a conservative work place. A color perfect for the beach – not work – if you can handle the smell and streaks.

In conclusion, not a win for me as much as I wanted it to be. Maybe I got a bad bottle?

Do you like this shade or have you experienced the same issues as me? Should I give China Glaze another try or is this a true sampling of the brand?

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14 thoughts on “(Nail) Polish Porn: China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy”

  1. I just purchased my first China Glaze out of the summer colors. They were on sale, and I thought, hmmm….I could have a real brand of polish. So I went with Pool Party, Turned Up Turquoise, and In the Lime Light. I wanted to love it. I am wearing Pool Party right now. I like the actual shade, but I agree with you about the hassle putting it on.

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    • Phew! Glad to know I’m not the only one! This is the only one I’ve tried and it will probably be the last… I don’t know if I would even try the top coat(although I’ll keep it in mind)…

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  2. The color is a bit too bright for me but then again it’s neon and not meant for sophisticated office jobs. This is something i would like to use when I go out. Also I think it’s a bit shiny because of the light.
    Ever thought about trying like light blue? or yellow?

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