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Ever since I heard whispers of an Essie flakie, I knew I had to have it. Come on now it's a flakie! I've been awaiting the arrival of Essie Luxe Effects since July. I was thrilled to finally find Essie Shine of the Times, but did this thrill last?
Shine of the Times over Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac
Shine of the Times over WnW Black Creme
Shine of the Times is opalescent flakie that flashes different colors of the rainbow depending on the light and the color underneath it.
This is undeniably beautiful. My disappointment with this, (which will probably be other peoples joy) is that this is a dupe to Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. I guess I was expecting it to be a little different in as far as what colors it flashes. When put over a dark color the flakes are more warmer-toned while over a lighter color the cooler-tones pop out. I guess I was hoping for a flakie that would flash cooler tones over darker colors. Am I even making sense?
That all being said, it is beautiful. I will keep it because like rainbow glitters I need all flakies. I love this over lighter colors the best. If you missed out on Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure this will certainly fulfill that void! I feel selfish saying I was a bit disappointed, since so many people missed out on Hidden Treasure. I'm sorry. You know how us polish people get. We get pickier and pickier over time.