This was the first flakie I've tried and I don't feel the need to try any others. It applies so much smoother than expected and is very easy to control. It looks different in different light and over different bases. It is a quick and easy way to make boring nails look "done". So enchanting to look at.
Pros include drying smoothly, complete flakie coverage in one coat and drying relatively quickly.
Unfortunately, I just don't like this product.
I bought this product, envisioning gorgeous, futuristic manicures only to be left with nails that look like they've been doused in acid rain. I guess this product just doesn't go well with any of the nail polishes in my relatively small collection?!
The color spectrum is Ulta-bag-orange to blue-green to yellow-green. I saw none of the beautiful lilac/pink/blue portrayed in one of the shared photos for this product. The formula has either changed or I was not interpreting reviews/swatches properly or it's very possible that I don't own any polishes that elicit those lilac/pink/blue colors.
Flakies get all over if you're not being particularly careful when you remove the polish.
Overall, I hate it, and I would not recommend others to blind buy this product. Definitely only buy if you've tried it out already or have polishes that are known to look good with this product.
When I saw the swatches over black polish, I wasn't too impressed. I'm probably the very few who doesn't like it over black polish. But MY GOODNESS, over other colors, it looks AMAZING, even over pastels. I tried it over darker colors, and it's just breathtaking! I just don't like it over black. It is a MUST HAVE. It will bring the your nail polish color to live!
I love this polish. I'd never seen a flakie before I looked up some reviews of Essie's polishes and when I saw it, I had to run out and get it! I have gotten so many compliments on it. The girls at work even suggested we have a manicure party so they could use it!
This is beautiful, not a full on glitter more of an irredecent flake effect/ it is almost invisible in certain lights and angles, i like to wear it on my bare nails. it is like a flash of opal fire- sooo pretty! can not wait to try this on my toes!
OMGGGGG B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.....especially when its worn over dark nail polish....cant stop looking at my nails
If you're a nail junkie like I am, this product is a staple to your collection. I've been collecting flakie polishes like Essie's Shine of The Times, and Essie's is by far the best I've found. All it takes is one simple coat to get an excellent shiny flake coating.
Oh. My. WORD! I just got this in the mail today and I can honestly say I am in love with it already. The holographic glitter is like nothing I have ever seen before. It is breathtakingly gorgeous. It changes from red to orange to gold to green to blue on the dark plum color I have it layered over. I'm sure the colors would have different effects over different polishes, I can't wait until next week to try it over my Mermaid's Tears polish. It looks even more amazing with my Siche Vite top coat over it. Best six dollars I have ever spent.
If you've never used one of these polish changing top coats you're in for a treat. This one reminded me *very much* of NFU Oh's #60. This one gives a glittery, gilded, holographic look to whatever base nail polish you apply it over. I've had more than one person grab my hand and fawn over my nails when I wear this. Applying this is a great way to spruce up otherwise ho hum nail polishes you may have.
Stunning. So glad I was able to snag a bottle before they all disappear! May have to return to Target and grab another. I am a glitter fiend, but this is my first flakey. Application is nice and smooth- the glitter distributes evenly with ease. Beautiful color flash! I'm smitten.