There are probably a lot of people who feel ho-hum about neon polishes because they’re everywhere and there aren’t too many unique shades.
But…my love for them hasn’t died down even slightly. Neon nail polish is one of my go-to colors when I’m not sure what to wear. Every time I look down, my eyes burn. What’s not to love? Haha!
Today I present to you China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, which is part of the Poolside Collection that I absolutely adore.
This coral-pink lacquer is so neon that it looks like it glows in even dim light! And because of that, it freaks my camera out, but I did try to capture its essence the best that I could. Hope I did it justice…
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Pictures
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Swatches
All swatches have:
- 1 coat of Nail Tek Foundation II Base Coat
- 3 coats of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
- 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- Neon coral
- Name: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
- Collection: China Glaze Poolside
- Colors in China Glaze Poolside Collection: Pool Party, Flip Flop Fantasy, Sun Worshiper, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Kiwi Cool-Ada & Towel Boy Toy
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 mL)
- What I Paid: $2.60 USD
- Where to Buy: Trans Design, 8ty8Beauty, Head2Toe & select beauty-supply stores
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Review
Flip Flop Fantasy is a blazing coral-pink neon with a lot of orange. My photos make it seem bright, but in person, this baby’s even brighter! It’s like the obnoxious guy at the party who wears a Hawaiian-print shirt and tries to get all the ladies’ digits. 😛
Interesting thing I noticed: In my 400+ polish collection, I don’t actually have many coral polishes. I used to think that coral just doesn’t look good on me. I forgot how much I love Flip Flop Fantasy, and I really don’t care if it isn’t the most flattering hue on me – if a color makes me smile when I look at it, I’m a happy camper! Think I’ll have to get more coral polishes – they’re so cheery! 🙂
Like any other neon polish, Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze dries to a matte finish. There are downsides and upsides to this.
The upside is that each coat dries super fast. By the time you finish painting the last finger on your second hand, the first finger on your first hand should be nearly dry.
The downside is that it applies a little streaky, so you’ll have to use about 3 coats to achieve good opacity. Also, it doesn’t look right without a shiny top coat. The top coat actually seems to make the color pop more and appear more opaque.
Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze goes on smoothly and easily, but as I mentioned before, it is a bit streaky (which is common for neon polish).
It doesn’t contain any Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP, so you can click your heels together for this Big-3-Free polish!
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy vs. China Glaze Pool Party Comparison
China Glaze Pool Party is another great neon pink polish in the China Glaze Poolside Collection. I thought that you might want to see the differences between the two in case you were on the fence about which one to get.
I love them both. Pool Party shows up redder on my nails and Flip Flop Fantasy comes off as more orange on me. Both are crazy-bright neons that are so fun to wear!
If you want to know more about Pool Party in-depth so you can really compare it to Flip Flop Fantasy, please click to see my China Glaze Pool Party swatches and review here.
Final Verdict: 10/10
I could never get tired of neon polish even if they’ve been done before and beaten to death. Neon polish fo’ life! Flip Flop Fantasy is amazing, and be prepared to get a lot of looks when you wear this. People will notice your nails first because this color screams at the top of its lungs for attention! It’s not for the shy violets.
Do you wear neon nail polish during the summer or all year long? What’s your favorite neon polish to wear? Why is it that neon blues never actually look neon and just appear to be bright?