I haven't taken a photo of my nails in the sun for awhile. This polish needs sun to shine. In the shade it's dull and boring. In the sun it shimmers and sparkles. The little green sparkles are the star. I have no idea when Backgammon Bronze came out but it's an old Essie. It's sheer and needs layering so I put two coats over China Glaze IX - a one coater deep brown creme.