China Glaze Hot Flash

I’m in a bit of a nail polish rut – can you believe that last week I only wore Orly Nailtrition on my nails and called it a day? No nail polish for a whole week! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ This polish is the one I wore this during my cruise vacation as my pedicure. In fact, these photos were taken before I went on vacation… ๐Ÿ˜›
For my trip, I was looking for a bright shade and China Glaze Hot Flash certainly delivered!

I picked this up back in Mayย from Winners – this was part of the Lite Bright collection that I was so excited for.ย ย I was happy to have found this, along with a few others from the collection including Let’s Jam. China Glaze describes this shade as:

Brace yourself, a heat wave is upon us and oh man is it a scorcher!
Smokin hot crimson shimmer brings the fire non-stop.

It’s really bright red that I had trouble photographing – it keeps showing up as coral. I’ve colour-corrected as much as I can in these photos.
The polish applies perfectly – it has a slightly jelly formula and it’s passable with just one coat.
Unlike most neon polishes, it’s quite shiny even without a top coat.

There’s no wear shot since I wore this on my toes and this blog is strictly a NO FEET zone! >:D So you’ll have to take my word when I say it wore well for 2 full weeks.

This photo captures the red colour best.

Random object today is this ball of twine I found in my junkย drawer:

The placement of my watermark kind of looks like I got my wrist tattooed with “stashmatters” ๐Ÿ˜†

Why do we even have twine?ย I don’t recall the last time I used twine.

I only swatched this polish for photos and then promptly removed it and applied Essie Pinned Up as my manicure for the trip. ๐Ÿ˜›

China Glaze Hot Flash is probably not a colour I’d wear on my nails but it’s fabulous for the toes! What are your favourite polishes to wear on the toes?

42 thoughts on “China Glaze Hot Flash

    1. I’m normally a neutral kind of person but I’ve been trying to branch out too. That’s the fun of nail polishes, it’s easy to switch up! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Wowza, this is bright! I used to wear shades like this on my nails, but haven’t for a few years now. This is definitely a fantastic toe colour, though (what, you didn’t want a picture of your feet shown on the internet?!)
    I only wear two colours on my toes – true red and magenta…boring, I know! I imagine any varying shade of red/pink/coral would be okay, though…I tried blue once and thought it made my feet look dirty, lol!

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    1. Haha I don’t hate feet per se but I don’t want to oogle at pictures of them. I’ll never understand people who have foot fetishes! ;o
      I love red on toes – it’s so chic! I am not adventurous on my manicures but, for pedicures, I’ll pretty much wear anything BUT neutrals!

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  2. I have also not painted my nails in a while, I just can’t be arsed with it at the moment I don’t know why!
    I’m not normally a red fan, but I think it’s corally neonesque qualities make me like it – but I never reach for reds at all especially for my fingers, I had red gels around Christmas time, but its just never the colour I gravitate towards!

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    1. I got lazy post-vacation, that’s my excuse. I miss it though so this week I’m back with painted nails! I’ll post it soon…
      Reds are my go to after neutrals – I find red nails so classy, especially red cremes!


  3. Heyyyy that’s a nice tattoo ๐Ÿ˜€

    That is an awesome neon. I usually steer clear but this is gorgeous, a warm pink, and shiny when dry! (Not that it really matters since I normally use a shiny top coat, but the principle, man…)

    Looks wonderful on your skintone.

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    1. Haha, I do wonder if bloggers / YouTubers have ever gotten so ingrained with their online personalities that they’ve tattooed themselves. Imagine Pixiwoo have it tattooed on them? ๐Ÿ˜†

      I was surprised how nicely this neon applied – not sure what new pigment technology they used but I hope they keep this formula in mind for future releases!

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  4. Wow that’s a bright shade. Good for spring & summer for sure! I am in DIRE need of a pedi. Might get one this weekend if I have time. No idea what color to get though.

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  5. You have the BEST hands. Is that creepy? Lol. I can see what you mean about it being a great toe polish. It’s brilliantly bright and pigmented. Such a great summer colour.

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    1. I have really tiny child-sized hands, lol! But they’re proportionate, so I guess that helps! My piano teacher always wished I had longer fingers…
      PS. I’m so glad you were inspired to paint your OWN nails! They look lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I love blues and dark purples/reds on my toes, though when I’m on vacation I play around with bright toenails as well.
    Can you get Sinful colors polishes in Ca? Their mattes are GORGEOUS and definitely reach for them when I want to get out of my nail polish ruts

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    1. I pretty much paint my toes all year round even in the winter when I’m wearing boots. I just prefer them painted! ๐Ÿ˜› I typically do colourful pedicures, and more neutral manicures – just my comfort zone!

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  7. I really like that shade on you – I think you should wear it on your nails! ๐Ÿ™‚ Although I typically limit shades like that to my toes too.

    Your nails are so freaking perfect – you should be a hand model!

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    1. It’s just so BRIGHT! I don’t know why, but I feel neon shades are only suited for toes, not fingers. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Haha, my hands are tiny! I can just manage an octave on the piano – my poor piano teacher wished I could have longer fingers… maybe that’s why I quit!


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