I generally put this over a gold base just to make it stand out that bit more. I only have one from Catrice called Goldfinger. It's a lot lighter but it does the job. After one coat of Goldfinger I put on 2 coats of Sally Hansen Gilded lily and topped it off with a coat of Seche vite. Dry time was grand but I made sure to give it a nice bit of time to dry before adding on more coats.