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Join Me in Operation: #BringBackGlassFleck

By on February 17, 2015
in China Glaze
China Glaze Glass-Fleck #BringBackGlassFleck via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze Glass Fleck – Operation: #BringBackGlassFleck

I’m on a mission, you guys, and I need your help! It all started during a recent #NailGlossip chat (next one is March 1st!), when I mentioned how much I love China Glaze Glass Fleck polishes and lamented that they haven’t made any in a while. That’s when #BringBackGlassFleck was born. And it’s popped up in my social media posts a few times since.

Fast forward to last Sunday. We hosted a China Glaze-focused chat and me and my one-track mind brought up my crusade for more glass flecks. I suggested that China Glaze host a fan vote to bring back popular glass flecks from the past. Now I’m looking for your support to convince China Glaze to make it happen. And to make more glass-flecks, in general.

Need convincing? Keep reading! 

China Glaze Glass Fleck

What is glass fleck? This question has come up a lot recently. I admit, in the world of nail polish finishes, it’s hard to nail down every definition but this is mine.

Glass fleck – A jelly-based, smooth glitter nail polish that is filled with crystal-clear and/or tonal glass-like particles. The base can be semi-sheer but buildable though in darker colors (Blk-Bila-Bong) they are more opaque. China Glaze Ruby Pumps is a classic, core collection glass fleck.

Here are a few of my fave glass flecks, pre-ALU and my all-time favorite China Glaze polish because, green.

Back in the day, China Glaze had a summer series called Babes In Toeland and they were filled with glass flecks. The Glass Slipper and Tequila Toes collections were a couple of my faves. Wicked Step Sisters, Martini Pedicure and It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere are from that era.

China Glaze Wicked Step Sisters swatch via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze Wicked Step Sisters

China Glaze Martini Pedicure swatch via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze Martini Pedicure

China Glaze It's Five O'clock Somewhere swatch via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze It’s Five O’clock Somewhere

As sad as I was to see the Babes In Toeland series come to an end, it wasn’t the end of glass fleck. The China Glaze Surf and Summer Days collections were both summer releases featuring glass fleck.

And then, of course, there was the creation of China Glaze Emerald Sparkle for the Sleigh Ride collection. I still remember seeing the sample bottle of Emerald Sparkle for the first time. It’s a magical creation.

China Glaze Emerald Sparkle swatch via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze Emerald Sparkle

So, what do you say, people? Are you on board with my #BringBackGlassFleck campaign? Let’s let China Glaze know. There’s no guarantees but they brought back the Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection due to fan support.

Do You Want China Glaze To #BringBackGlassFleck?

Yes! Yes! Yes!
Don’t Care Either Way
Nope! Not My Thing

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You can tell China Glaze on Twitter as well. Tweet: Dear @ChinaGlaze, I'm joining @AllLacqueredUp to #BringBackGlassFleck

Disclosure: I purchased all the nail polishes featured, except Emerald Sparkle, which was provided by reps for China Glaze. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. LaraLeaf says:

    Oh, YES, pls do more glass fleck polishes. (And while you’re at it, bring back the original Emerald Sparkle!!!) I do love holos, but sheesh, I am feeling holo’d out! Ruby Pumps still remains one of the most beautiful polishes ever. Many have tried to dupe it, but …
    It would be wonderful to see a spring line of glass fleck polishes come out!

  2. TropicalChrome says:

    Please, oh please. I NEED a backup bottle of Emerald Sparkle (it’s one of the only two polishes that have ever lived up to every single wonderful thing written about them and then surpassed it all).

    I’ve also said that my dream polish would be Emerald Sparkle in purple (and bright blue and blurple). So yes, more glass flecks!

  3. Lisa N. says:

    I would love to see them back. There pretty!

  4. Arathael says:

    Love this! After holo, I probably like glass fleck next..I can’t stop buying them, even when they are dupes or near dupes… :D

  5. Heather R says:

    China Glaze is known for their amazing glitters, but I love the Glass Flecks just as much. Ofg course I have Rube Pumps (2 bottles), Emerald Sparkle (2 bottles) and Dorothy Who, but my favorite is Watermelon Rind, a great green-leaning teal from the 2009 Summer Days collection. Bring them back please!

  6. Urby says:

    I would LOVE to see more glass fleck. Not just from CG but from others, too! And I’ve got to agree with LauraLeaf on being a bit holo’d out.

  7. Danielle says:

    I got into polish after the glass fleck craze. I want more. I never knew about babies in toeland they look amazing :)

  8. Cindi says:

    Loving my glassflecks! In fact, I just got Emerald Sparkle for Christmas and looooove it. Ruby Pumps is another favorite. I can’t get enough glassfleck sparkle.

  9. WoodsCommaElle says:

    Confession: I have never tried any China Glaze polishes, but I voted YES! because holy smokes, from the pics it looks like they’d be right up my alley! I *love* glitter polishes but they have to be smooth–not a big fan of texture here–and your description sounds like something I really, really want to get my hands on. Or something I’d like to get on my hands, rather.

  10. Lulle says:

    I’m happy to join! I think glass-fleck polishes are very pretty, the glass flecks can be really mesmerizing. I like them a lot, much more than some recent trends like textured/sandpaper polish.

  11. Icequeen81 says:

    yes yes they are lovely

  12. Alison says:

    I’ve been getting into jelly polishes in general lately. I never cared for them before because I didn’t like having to do multiple coats, but I guess I have more time or patience now, lol. I’m on the hunt for a good berry colored jelly that gives the same kind of buildable effect as Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick — what I hoped the Black Honey nail polish would be, but it wasn’t. So far the only candidate I’ve found is one of Zoya’s jelly gloss shades, but I can’t find them in a store to try them out before I take the leap to buy. I’ve collected so many red jellies in this search already!

  13. Stacey says:

    I love Wicked Stepsisters! Are there any similar colors? I went looking for Wicked Stepsisters after seeing your post, and can’t find it.

  14. Voted! Can’t wait to see its magnificent return! I don’t think I have anything like it in my stash. Unless…would Sinful Colors Serena and Chloe count as glass fleck? It has a build-able orange jelly base (mmm orange jelly…) and tons of tiny sparkles. Worthy of a Google search if you’ve never seen it.

  15. Jess L. says:

    Martini Pedicure made me gasp, it’s my new mission in polish to procure a bottle of this. I’ve never seen it before somehow.

  16. Amy Falise says:

    Absolutely! I would love to see more glass fleck!

  17. China Glaze is genius with glass flecks, and I do hope they make more!! When I was first getting (deeper) into nails I hunted down many of their glass-fleck pretties. It’s such a candy-like finish. =)

  18. moeysullivan says:

    Raspberry Festival. Best summer toe polish ever. That is all.