I finally caught it at London Drugs, and since I was in a very navy mood at the time, layered it on top of China Glaze First Mate.
|The colours! Look at them!|
Although Shine of the Times is intended to be a top coat, I added an extra layer of Seche Vite on top for a super glossy finish and a perfectly smooth surface.
Long picture of the colours changing below the cut!
I have mixed feelings about whether or not the dark blue of First Mate is the best at showing off the flakies. For next time, I'd want to try it on top of a pink or beige/nude, as the Essie website suggests.
Bonus picture! I posted this a while ago on my Instagram. You know you're BFFs when your nails match. Best friend and I totally did not plan this at all; we met up for crepes one afternoon and quickly realized we had identical nails. Our navy polishes are from different brands but we both topped it with Shine of the Times. Best friends forever indeed :'>