A Mani Fail and China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy takes the win!



Happy Friday beauties! Any plans for the weekend? It’s the last weekend before the kids start school here. I know I am counting the days until Tuesday! ;)

First up, I have a mani fail for you. I am so bummed about this. I found a Spa Ritual polish at TJ Maxx recently. It was a gorgeous dark charcoal color (or so I thought). The formula was totally off. Gloppy and chunky and just…yuck. I’m assuming I just got a bad bottle. The color wasn’t exactly the color I thought either. It almost looks like it has a bit of teal to it. Still a pretty color, but it looked awful due to the chunkiness of the polish. Lesson learned. No polish from TJ Maxx! They also had a ton of Sephora OPI polishes too. I heard that Sephora will not be carrying them anymore.

So here’s the mani #fail for the week. It’s Spa Ritual Basalt.

spa-ritual-basalt

Now onto the good stuff! Come link your mani up with my mani pal, Jennie. Her nail art and creativity always amaze me!

Now, here’s the good mani! This is China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, which is one of my absolute favorite polishes. It looks good on everyone I have seen it on. For a neon coral/orange, it’s surprisingly wearable! Did you hear?! Neon coral is the new neutral! :)


Have a happy Friday!
xo Amber


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  • http://icarias.blogspot.ca Icaria

    Oh what a shame, the color truly is beautiful. This happened to me with a Sally Hansen polish a while back and it was so disappointing. Not sure I’d get away with neon on my fingers but toes would surely be happy! China Glaze seems to have a good formula, I’ve never tried any since they are a little hard to find in my area. :(
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      Flip Flop Fantasy looks so pretty on toes too! :) China Glaze has a great formula! I’m sorry there’s none available near you. Are you in the US?

  • http://www.beflossy.com Leigh

    Ooooohhhhh I love that China Glaze polish! I will so be picking that up asap! Thanks for the review and have a great weekend!
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      Thanks Leigh! Let me know how you like it! :)

  • http://akabailey.blogspot.com Bailey

    Ugh I hate it when getting a gloopy bottle of polish. So disappointing. The China Glaze color is beautiful though!

    xox
    Bailey
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      Thanks Bailey! I really loved your mani this week too! :)

  • http://www.ihaveadegreeinthis.com Kimberlee

    Thats a bummer about the Spa Ritual polish :( But Flip Flop Fantasy is one of my all time favorite polishes! You can’t go wrong!
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  • http://wellshutthefrontdoor.blogspot.com jennie

    Flip Flop Fantasy is my life, Amber. MY LIFE! Haha! Okay, not really but I looooove it. I don’t even care that it sometimes takes three coats! And yeah, that Spa Ritual polish doesn’t look very good at all. Booo!! Thanks for your super nice compliment, too! :D
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  • http://mynewestaddiction.com Laura My Newest Addiction

    I regret getting rid of Flip Flop Fantasy!
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  • http://www.beautyvancouver.com Beauty Vancouver

    I love the colour of China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy! I love coral and orange, so I’m glad to hear that neon coral is the new neutral! :)

  • http://thoughtsbyadri.blogspot.com Adri

    I hate when I get nail polishes like that!!! I’m sorry it happened to you!

    But I must say those China Glaze nails are pretty fab!! I want it!! I will be on the look out for that!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      Thanks Adri! China Glaze has some really gorgeous neons this summer! I’d love to see/hear what you get! :)

  • http://tallulah-bonvivantbeauty.blogspot.com/ Lulubelle

    Do you remember how much the Sephora by OPI polishes were at TJ’s? Sephora in store has a buy 3 for $10 deal going, but they are dwindling in some colors I’m interested in.
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      I think they were all $3.99 at TJ Maxx. Good luck finding what you want!

  • http://www.bakingbeauty.net Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    Great Maxx find! I am absolutely addicted to their store. I wish they’d get more beauty/makeup ala CCO or something!
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