China Glaze OMG Collection Flashback // Swatch, Review and Comparisons with the Original OMG Collection


Hi everyone! Oh boy! I’m going to have a long post with a lot of photos today!

In 2008 China Glaze released the OMG Collection. There were 12 beautiful,  linear holographic polishes in the collection. This June, for the 10 year anniversary, they have released an OMG Flashback Collection with 6 of the 12 polishes. Before it was released, there was speculation if they would be as great as the originals or if we’d be let down like with the Hologlam and Tronica “holographic” collections from a few years ago.  I’m here to tell you (and show you) that this is not at all a let down! These 6 polishes are just as wonderful as the originals!! Way to go China Glaze! This is how a Flashback collection should be done!

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection

 


China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018(10)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection

 

The six polishes in this Flashback Collection are:

  • 2Nite – a periwinkle/sky blue linear holographic
  • BFF – a lilac (pinky/purple) linear holographic
  • DV8 – a ocean teal linear holographic
  • IDK – a light lavender linear holographic
  • OMG – a silver linear holographic
  • TTYL – a pinky peach linear holographic

 

There are a few differences and things to know about these two collections:

1) The original polishes have a thinner consistency. That makes the newer polishes a bit more opaque on the first coat and some of them are a little more saturated and deeper in color at two coats. The difference is minimal. In my opinion, if you have the original polishes, you really don’t need to pick up this Flashback collection.

2) The original polishes have a very thin, skinny brush. The new collection’s brush is a little thicker which makes applying easier for me. You do not want to overwork the polish, especially the new ones and especially on the first coat. You will get lifting and balding if you go over the same spot with the brush. All of these were perfectly opaque with just two coats, old and new alike.

3) The new collection has pretty, holographic caps.

UPDATE: When I just removed DV8, I got staining from the NEW DV8 only. No staining on the original one.!!

 


Let’s dive into some photos, I know that is what you are all here for! All the photos below have 2 coats of each color. The original colors are always on my index and pinky fingers and the flashback colors are always on my middle and ring fingers. The ring and pinky fingers have a glossy topcoat (Glisten & Glow HK Girl which has been renamed to just topcoat I believe) and the index and middle have no topcoat.


China Glaze 2Nite

Inside with flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (1)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (2)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (3)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite

 

Inside without flash with natural light through a window…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (7)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite

 

Outside in full sun…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (9)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (15)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite

 

Inside by the OTTlight with additional flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (16)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (17)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (18)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite

 


China Glaze BFF

Inside with flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (1)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (2)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (3)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF

 

Inside without flash with natural light through a window…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (7)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF

 

Outside in full sun…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (10)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (11)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (14)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (16)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF

 

 


China Glaze DV8

Inside with flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (1)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (2)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (3)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8

 

Inside without flash with natural light through a window…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (5)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8

 

Outside in full sun. These are a little brighter blue than it looks in real life…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (8)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (9)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (10)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8

 

Inside by the OTTlight with additional flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (15)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (16)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (17)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (18)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8

 


China Glaze IDK

Inside with flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (1)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (2)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (3)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK

 

Inside without flash with natural light through a window…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (7)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK

 

Outside in full sun…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (10)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (11)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (12)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (13)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK

 

Inside by the OTTlight with additional flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (20)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (21)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (22)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK

 


China Glaze OMG

Inside with flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (1)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (2)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG

 

Inside without flash with natural light through a window…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (6)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG

 

Outside in full sun…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (8)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (9)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (10)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG

 

Inside by the OTTlight with additional flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (14)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (15)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG

 


China Glaze TTYL

Inside with flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (1)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (2)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (5)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL

 

Inside without flash with natural light through a window…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (7)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL

 

Outside in full sun…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (9)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (10)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (14)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL

 

Inside by the OTTlight with additional flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (15)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (16)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (17)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL

 

Here’s a quick look at the brushes. Inside without flash…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (10)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (11)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection

 


If you’ve seen enough, thank you so much for stopping by!

If you want to see even more, keep scrolling for some more photos.

First up are the swatch wheels. Two coats of each color – with flash, without flash, and in direct sun…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (4)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (5)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (6)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (3)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (7)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (8)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 (9)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection

 

 

Here are a ton more photos of my swatches. Same deal as above.: 2 coats of each color, original colors on my index and pinky, flashback colors on my middle and ring. Glossy topcoat only on my ring and pinky fingers. All of these photos were outside in direct sun…

China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (11)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (12)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- 2Nite (13)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – 2Nite
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (12)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (18)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (19)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (20)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- BFF (21)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – BFF
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (11)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (12)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (13)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- DV8 (14)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – DV8
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (15)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (16)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (17)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- IDK (18)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – IDK
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (11)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (12)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- OMG (13)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – OMG
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (11)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (12)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL
China Glaze OMG 2008 & Flashback 2018 -- TTYL (13)
China Glaze OMG 2008 Collection & OMG Flashback 2018 Collection – TTYL

 

This is really the end. If you made it this far, I appreciate you taking the time to look at all those photos! Hope you enjoyed them!

Let me know how you feel about this collection in the comments!

 


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16 thoughts on “China Glaze OMG Collection Flashback // Swatch, Review and Comparisons with the Original OMG Collection”

    1. Hi Kady!! You made it all the way to the end! 🙂 Thank you!

      I also got into polish too late for the originals, but luckily I wasn’t too much later and didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for them on the secondary market! This should help the price come down, at least for awhile! I’m so glad they re-released these so those of us who missed out can finally get them!

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  1. You did an EXCELLENT job with the extensive review of this collection! I truly love and adore this collection. I feel that China Glaze did the most amazing job in re-creating these polishes, they totally nailed it! I am very happy that I got this collection, I can’t wait to try them out, as I also own the original collection. Thanks for the great review!
    -Libragirl

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    1. Hi Sherri! If you are in the US, I bought mine at Sally Beauty.com but the cheapest place I’ve heard about is Transdesign.com. Shipping is high but the per polish cost is low, so as long as you want a lot of them, that is the best I’ve seen. Thanks for checking out my post!!

      ♥paula

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  2. Thanks for comparing these to the originals!
    I’ve had TTYL on my wish list for years and now I can get it without paying crazy prices on ebay! I wish they’d brought back the shade FYI (the nude holo) as well… 😛

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