Thursday, September 13, 2012

Comparison Thursday: Flakies!

For today's Comparison Thursday, let's take a look at some flakies!  Specifically, Essie Shine of the Times and Nfu Oh 60.

Looking at the bottles, it's hard to see why I chose to compare the two.  However, I knew that Shine of the Times would look very similar to 60 when layered over black.  Check out the bottle shots.

Shine of the Times - Very subtle in the bottle.

60 - Holy lord, look at that rainbow!  I so wish it would look like that on the nail.  :(

Shine of the times is a clear based polish with giant color shifting flakies.  They shift from green, to yellow, to orange, to red, to blue.  The effect is stunning and extremely bright.  I was actually quite surprised at how bright Shine of the Times was over my black gel mani.  Take a look.

Look how different it is over black!  Stunning!

Nfu Oh 60 is a black jelly based polish also filled with giant color shifting flakies.  I'm not sure if it's because of the colored base, but the Nfu Oh just isn't as bright at Shine of the Times on the nail.  The colors in the bottle are absolutely stunning, but it just didn't translate well onto the nail.

Where did that rainbow from the bottle go?!

Both were very easy to apply.  They spread well without clumping or pooling, but Shine of the Times is not only more versatile due to its clear base but also way brighter.  There's not really any competition between the two.  On the nail, Shine of the Times just blows 60 out of the water.

That being said, I am keeping Shine of the Times but am currently selling Nfu Oh 60 on my sales page.  If you're interested in purchasing it, please shoot me an email!

Do you have another flakie that you would compare against Shine of the Times or 60?


  1. I can't believe I still don't have Shine of the Times. I need it so bad! Looks awesome ;)

    Also, I gave you a Liebster award here:

    1. Oooh, I'm sorry it's taken me a bit to get to your comment! I'll definitely be checking out your questions for the Liebster. :) And yes, Shine of the Times is so worth it if you can find it!

  2. This is my favourite post! The colours are amazing and I'm actually thinking of buying Shine of the Times, it is gorgeous! :)