I am so excited to share the China Glaze OMG Flashback Collection with you today! Back when the original OMG collection released, I wasn’t blogging yet. Back then I got my nails done at a salon, usually just a simple French Manicure on my acrylic nails. By the time I got into doing my own nails, sans acrylic, the price for the original China Glaze OMG Collection was too much for this poor mama.
But the China Glaze OMG Flashback arrived, and it’s just as beautiful as I had hoped!
For the majority of my swatches, I did use my indoor lighting. I get home from work at night, so I had very little sunlight to work with. I did manage to do a skittle mani of 5 of the shades and snap a picture outside before the sunlight disappeared though – it will be at the bottom of the post.
The original OMG release had 12 polishes, and for the 10 year anniversary, 6 were brought back for the Flashback set.
Okay so circling back, I missed out on the originals, so I cannot comment on how these differ from the originals. Judging from photos, they are actually incredibly similar as far as color and holo flair. I have heard that the formulas of the new ones are slightly thicker and more opaque – but I can’t say that with certainty.
Let’s take a look at each shade.
China Glaze TTYL is a warm copper linear holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
China Glaze OMG is a silver linear holographic. I used 2 coats for these photos.
China Glaze IDK is a medium purple linear holographic. I used 2 coats for these photos.
China Glaze 2Nite is a medium blue linear holographic. I used 2 coats for these photos.
China Glaze BFF is a medium purple leaning pink linear holographic. I used 2 coats for these photos.
China Glaze DV8 is a vibrant teal linear holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
DV8 lightly stained my cuticles, so when using – use a good base coat and don’t rub the polish with remover. Gently place the cotton ball over the nail, hold a few seconds and swipe up.
Now a sunlight photo! This is rare.. so.. yeah.
From thumb to pinkie – OMG, TTYL, 2Nite, BFF & DV8
Okay so personal thoughts – I’m happy. I’m happy with the release and that 6 of the 12 were brought back (a little is better than nothing!) and that visually (from what I’ve seen) they do appear similar to the originals. When I first heard China Glaze was doing an OMG Flashback collection, I didn’t want to get too excited in case they were way off from the original release.
Application wise, they went on very smooth. The brush was a skinny brush but spread nicely for application and the opacity built up perfectly in just 2 coats for all 6 shades.
As I’ve mentioned before, my light setup isn’t holo friendly – but it still was able to pick up the holo within these shades in the closer shots. They all have a very pretty “fluid” looking holo arc that I really enjoy. I’ve had people ask before what I mean by “fluid” and for me it is just a very smooth, almost water like arc with few “particles” to break the appearance up. I hope that made sense?
My Top Picks: OMG, DV8 & IDK
China Glaze OMG Flashback Collection will be available at Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply and other fine salons
You can also find China Glaze online at Harlow & Co (Canada)
If you missed out on the original release, now is the time to snag a few. It isn’t the full 12, but at least it’s halfway there.
Will you be picking any of these up?