Wednesday, 19 March 2014

China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy

Hey guys!  On one of the Facebook groups I belong to, a request was put out to ask if anyone has successfully photographed China Glaze Flip Flip Fantasy.  I bought this a while back from Sally's and though I did my usual one-finger quick swatch when I brought it home, I haven't worn it as a mani.

Previous to my obsession with polish, this is a colour I would have looked at and immediately passed over because it's so bright and I wasn't sure how I'd like it with my colouring.  I also have an aversion to yellows and oranges.  My tastes have grown since then and I'm experimenting with all kinds of colours and Flip Flop Fantasy was recommended as one of those "knock your socks off" type of colours.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Creme HK Girl
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
I can totally understand why the request for a successful pic of this polish was put out there.  While I was able to capture the orangey undertones of it, I failed to capture the true beauty of the polish.  It really is much brighter and in your face than my photos.  It also leans slightly more pink than shown here.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Creme HK Girl
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
Photos are two coats with HK Girl topcoat, no white undies.  I did use two coats of Orly Ridgefiller to give it a smoother base.  In the photo above, you can see a little bit more of an uneven finish.  Even though I did wait between coats, I had a slight problem with dragging at the cuticle and some streakiness, even on the second coat.  Creme finishes dry a little slower than neons, and neons dry quickly, but often with a matte finish.  This was somewhere in between.  Since I want to show you the polishes how I would normally wear them, I stayed with the two coats.  Looking at them up close, I can see the imperfections, but from a couple feet away they're not noticeable.

This is an excellent colour for summer, but I'd also wear this at any time when I needed a pop of colour as I don't really adhere to wearing only "seasonal colours".  I'm sure this would also make a great statement colour on your toes when it's time to break out the flip flops!  Unfortunately that could be a month or more away still here in "Winterpeg".

I did want to note that there are at least two different versions of this polish, the one I have that leans more orange and one that is definitely more pink. Chit Chat Nails, one of my favourite Canadian bloggers has a great comparison on her blog showing the two versions.

These look like two completely different polishes and this is a great comparison.  Perhaps I will have to seek out the other version as I do actually like both.  Let me know in the comments below which one you prefer. 

China Glaze polishes can be purchased online at my favourite Canadian e-tailer Nail Polish Canada, prices start at $6.95 and up depending on the finish and shipping is currently free as of this blog post date.


  1. Thank you for the link back to my blog. FFF looks great on you! I agree- it is definitely a pick-me upper :D

    1. *Fangirl happy dance* Yay! Thanks for the comment Marta! Love your blog and thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I appreciate your kindness.


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