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5.0
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fromgnippy

Jul/14/2018

Essie Shine of the Times is from the LuxEffects Collection. It is unique and pretty. It has lots of glowy holo flakies that add to the special effects of this polish. It also has a multi chrome effect and reflects green and purple in various lighting.

I used this as a topper and it completely transformed the base polish. Application was easy though the polish was just a bit on the …
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About reviewer (817 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel



5.0
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Apr/08/2015

I am in LOVE with this! it is beautiful and can go with most colors. Right now I have it on with sweet hook (china glaze) and the color is absolutely gorgeous! I think I will buy more just in case I run out or if they stop selling it online. It is a discontinued product but can still be bought online. I also noticed ALL companies stopped selling flake effect polish..I wonder if it has any harmful …Read more

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About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Dry, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Kinky, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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Mar/10/2015

UPDATE:
If you want somethig with smaller flakes, check out Inglots nail polishes - they have a flakie nail polish too, and itlooks better, IMO
END OF UPDATE

I bought this to use over darker nail polishes. I have tried it on its own, but then it's rather... unimpressive - it doesn't really give much colour, and the shine it gives off is mostly light green and light …
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About reviewer (561 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Jan/06/2014

This is one of my favorite cheats when I don't have the time to redo my nails, but am bored of my current color. Throwing a layer of "Shine of the Times" on top pretty much revives the polish and you can get an extra few days out of it before you're bored again, haha.

It gives the effect of a speckled robin's egg to your nails, if that robin's egg were red …
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About reviewer (43 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlack


5.0
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Dec/14/2013

I'll be the first to admit I have an addiction to buying nail polish and out of all the hundreds I've collected over the years, Essie's shine of the times is by far my most used and loved. I've already gone through 2 bottles and have 3 left in my backups. I love to layer this on top of Sally hansen's save the date. It looks like dragon scales, I can't even count …Read more

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About reviewer (67 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Tan, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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fromniclyf

Nov/23/2013

Shine of the Times is one of Essie's best polishes! This definitely isn't for those looking for a natural manicure.. It's loaded with orange, red & green flakies and looks absolutely stunning over darker vampy shades! It's a clear base, so it's not a polish that's meant to be worn alone. If you're looking for something to jazz up a darker shade though …Read more

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About reviewer (1078 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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Aug/12/2013

I really love this polish! I've tried it over several different polish colors but my favorite was over Essie Clambake! It really brings out the orange in the polishes. I just love how thick it is, which gives it great coverage with one coat!

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About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther, Fair

HairBrown

EyesHazel


5.0
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Jun/14/2013

Essie's Shine of the Times is one of the coveted nail polishes on the drugstore level. I'm, not even sure if this was limited edition, discontinued, or just rare. This polish is a flaky glitter top coat meant for layering. Essie describes Shine of the Times as a "scintillating opalescent aura". Damn, Essie, look at that vocabulary. I'm not very familiar with Essie …Read more

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About reviewer (508 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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Mar/25/2013

My friend has this...was going to get it but found a dupe by Essence called 'Night in Vegas' which is great quality at a fraction of the cost. Google the two side by side and you will see. xx

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About reviewer (43 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesHazel


5.0
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Dec/31/2012

Looks magnificent layered over black!

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About reviewer (29 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue