Below: But this. Ooh, pretty! I was on the phone in my darkened office talking to one of those relatives that you really don't want to pick up for when you see the number on the caller ID--c'mon, I'm not a bad person, really I'm not! But maybe you have one of those relatives too, so you can relate! Anyway, I put on the Essence color in the dark, managed to photograph it, all the while half-listening to the voice on the phone that sounded much like that of Charlie Brown's teacher. Then I decided to put 2 coats of Massini/Studio M/aka Color Club Tinsel Time over the Essence. This is such a gorgeous polish with a very pale gold almost clear base and an abundant amount of fine gold glitter. I'm looking forward to playing with it as a top coat over other shades.
Look at that liquid gold in the bottle! Tinsel Time is from Studio M's Cozy Up To Color Holiday 2010 Collection. It turned the teal into more of a green shade and it added sort of a gold patina look. If you're familiar with the shade Wild & Willing from Color Club's Wild at Heart Collection, Tinsel Time has a similar concept. The color itself is sheer, but it has the same slight duo chrome tendencies as Wild & Willing--not that either are true duo chromes, because they're not. But the color on both shades shifts around over the nail giving the illusion of duo and multi chromatic looks with subtle color changes.