China Glaze OMG Flashback Collection

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample China Glaze
OMG Flashback Collection

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

China Glaze TTYL is a warm copper linear holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

China Glaze OMG

China Glaze OMG is a silver linear holographic. I used 2 coats for these photos.

China Glaze IDK

China Glaze IDK is a medium purple linear holographic. I used 2 coats for these photos.

China Glaze 2Nite

China Glaze 2Nite is a medium blue linear holographic. I used 2 coats for these photos.

China Glaze BFF

China Glaze BFF is a medium purple leaning pink linear holographic. I used 2 coats for these photos.

China Glaze DV8

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

China Glaze OMG Flashback Collection

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)

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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?

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Amber Myers June 20, 2018 - 11:44 am

I am impressed with all these colors. They are gorgeous! My favorite is the aqua shade.

Lisa Heath June 22, 2018 - 7:28 am

I’ m so thrilled they brought them back!

Stacie June 20, 2018 - 12:16 pm

Those colors are spectacular! I love that metallic pop to them. I have to try these.

Lisa Heath June 22, 2018 - 7:29 am

Yes they picked the best ones to bring back!

Mary Edwards June 20, 2018 - 12:56 pm

I love the look of these! The colors are perfect. And your nails look flawless. I want to try each color

Lisa Heath June 22, 2018 - 7:35 am

Thank you! And yes the colors are perfect!

Rose Ann Sales June 20, 2018 - 7:15 pm

Wow! This is such a great product from china glaze. Loved the color from the collection it’s very beautiful and stunning.

Lisa Heath June 22, 2018 - 7:36 am

They did an incredible job!

Melissa Dixon June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

I love these colors! My daughter would really enjoy exploring different designs and patterns like these, she is always coming up with something pretty for her nails.

Heather June 21, 2018 - 5:21 am

Oh I love how sparkly these nails are. I need a nail polish like this. Mine are boring colors that I’ve probably had for like 13 years.

Jamie June 21, 2018 - 7:02 am

The TTYL (copper) is my fav, but I love them all!

Courtney June 21, 2018 - 7:09 am

I used to own DV8! Love it!

Bekah June 21, 2018 - 9:35 am

wow, they are especially stunning in the sunlight! love the OMG color

Heather June 21, 2018 - 10:04 am

I am going to need to get every single one of these colors. They are so pretty!

Ann F. Snook-Moreau June 21, 2018 - 11:43 am

I love them all but BFF is my favorite I think. They remind me of the wild nail polish I used to use as a preteen . . . so fun and sparkly!

Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations June 21, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Ooo so pretty!!

Heather June 21, 2018 - 12:49 pm

I love all of these but the China Glaze OMG is my favorite! I know my daughters would go crazy for these colors too. I’m definitely keeping these in mind for holiday gifts!

Laura Dove June 21, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Wow what great colours! I love the metallic finish and how they sparkle too! I love a bold fingernail, I think its fun to experiment with different shades.

Kita Bryant June 21, 2018 - 4:39 pm

These colors are so full! That is most important to the product I choose to use.

Cindy Gordon June 21, 2018 - 4:40 pm

Wow, these colors just jump right at ya! They are all so pretty!

Liz June 21, 2018 - 7:27 pm

Thanks for such a great review and really letting us see what the colours are like. Can’t decide which one is my fave yet. By the way, how in the world do you get such great looking cuticles Lisa?

Lisa Heath June 24, 2018 - 5:02 pm

Every Sunday I have a cuticle care session I do! I apply Trind Cuticle Remover to keep them cleaned up, then Trind Cuticle Balsam. Throughout the week I use Vapid Nail Sauce and Vapid Cuticle Oil

Jenny June 23, 2018 - 10:28 pm

All of these colors are so pretty. I love the holographic ones especially!!

Sarah June 24, 2018 - 5:10 pm

WOW! These are gorgeous. Love the DV8.

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