China Glaze Gelaze Flip Flop Fantasy


This is my first time trying China Glaze Gelaze. It’s a new line of gel polish that has the base coat and color in one. They do make their own Gelaze top coat, but I used my Gelish Top It Off. I have good luck mixing and matching my gel polish brands, but that’s just my opinion. It’s nice to cut out a step in the gel polish routine, but I did end up feeling like my manicure wasn’t quite as strong. I had some peeling on a few nails after 4 days. Please take that with a grain of salt, because this was my first time using this formula. I’m also very rough on my nails.

This color is Flip Flop Fantasy, which is one of my favorite non gel China Glaze colors. I’m excited to have it in gel form! I found the gel formula to be a bit less streaky than the regular polish. I used 3 thin coats in the picture above. One thing to keep in mind is the shrinkage. Some gel polishes shrink back from the edges a bit during application. I could only do two nails at a time with this polish before having to cure. So, that took a little bit longer in the long run.

Overall, it’s a gorgeous color and I did like the polish. I have one additional shade from the Gelaze line to try, Flying Dragon. Sally Beauty has BOGO on these polishes thru the end of March if you are interested in trying them. ( I think they retail for about $9 or $10) Come link up your manicure with us at The Nail Files! Happy Friday!

xo Amber

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  1. jennie shaw says

    I’m wearing non-gel FFF right now! HAHAHA! It’s the best bright pink!! A total pain, at times, but I don’t even care because the colour’s so fab! Is the colour exactly the same in the gel?

  2. Sincerely Aishah says

    oh. em. gee.
    This is pretty & perfect!

    Do you mind me asking how gelish works & if it’s pricey?

    • Amber says

      Gelish and Red Carpet Mani (and most other gel polishes) have a base coat, nail color and top coat that all need to to be cured in an led light. Each layer needs to be cured. The new China Glaze Gelaze polish that I used above, has the base and color in one, and you just need to use that plus the top coat. So you do save a step. Gelish is about $12 at Sally’s but they run sales frequently, and you’ll save with a Sally’s card too. Red Carpet Mani is about $10 at ULTA and you can use the coupons towards it. Gelaze is at Sally’s for BOGO free till the end of March. I think it was about $9 or $10. :)

  3. Honeygirlk says

    this is such a gorgeous color. I can’t pull off coral and orange on my nails often – it tends make my hands look really old (darn wrinkles from my mama’s side)… but if I add glitter on it – it really pops nicely. I would love to try this. I love it.

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