China Glaze's Flip Flop Fantasy released with the Poolside Collection in summer 2010.
|Base: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails Natural (1 coat)|
Color: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy (4 coats)
Top Coat: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (1 coat)
|The neon quality of this polish isn't really evident here...|
|Against my very yellow tank top.|
Whoa, neon much?
|Flash on a white door.|
|No flash, in a darkened room.|
I have such a love/hate relationship with this polish. My sister and I got manicures last summer (pre-wedding) and we both got this color. And oh my goodness, was it outrageous (in a good way!) I loved the bright neon coral pink and how it just seemed to glow on my fingernails. At the same time, I despised the streaky application.
I didn't realize that Flip Flop Fantasy was still for purchase until yesterday, when I happened upon it at my local salon. The $7 price tag was exceptionally ideal as well, so I snatched it up. I haven't found any other polish that rivals this one in color. It's simply too beautiful to pass up. Especially for summer.
I have yet to perfect my technique with this color. Perhaps certain base coats would help the application go more smoothly, thus leaving me with a less blotchy and streaky finished product.
All-in-all, the application of this polish is not enough to stop me from wearing it. Especially today. I just feel in a 'summer' mood... and nothing is going to dampen my spirit.
I'd have to say that this is one of my favorite nail polishes of all time... and I know that's saying something considered the gripes I have with it :) But sometimes you can't help it...
Overall, I give this polish 4 out of 5 stars. If not for the less-than-perfect finish, this would've received 5 stars...
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Have you guys tried this polish? What do you think? Have you found any comparable dupes? Let me know in the comments!!