OPI ~ Infinite Shine

Recently, I had been given the opportunity to do some swatching and nail art with the new Infinite Shine line from OPI. These polishes are supposed to last 10-14 days with a gel like shine! This opportunity came from being a member on Preen.me. These were provided free of charge in return for the stated reasons above. First of all, HOW COOL!!!! OPI is such a huge brand and I am beyond honored to get to do this! Second of all… no, just the first one!!! OMG! Ok, now that I freaked a little let me warn you how picture heavy this is: 3-4 pictures per polish and a few others for artsy purposes 🙂  I will make this as simple as I can by letting you know that the 10 colors I received all had the same wonderful, pigmented formula! The dry time was insane! Like a fast dry topcoat! All of these polishes were 2 coaters. However, all of my swatches are 3 thin coats. This is only because of the base coat, Infinite Shine 1 Primer, which is part one of this system.  I happen to have very ridgey nails. Is that a word? Either way my nails need a thick self leveling base coat. This base coat was thin and seemed to soak in a little. I am guessing that is part of what makes these last longer. There was nothing wrong with the base coat and it dried super fast. It was just not the best for my nails. If you buff your nails smooth or just have naturally smooth nails this would be great! Step 3 in this process is the topcoat, Infinite Shine 3 Gloss. For me this was the only part that was just eh. It dries fast and is so very shiny! The problem I had was that it left awful streaks in my polish. Even after the polish was totally dry. You will be able to see what I mean in the macros of each polish. My other issue was that no matter what type of art I tried to do the topcoat smeared it. I also made sure my art was totally dry so I could find out if it were just user error. Not the problem for me.  So, is the system worth it? Absolutely! Even if you use another base and/or topcoat the colors are still amazing and so bold. As for the streaking, it can only be seen up close so its definitely not a deal breaker. Art may be an issue but most of us nail addicts have different topcoats for different reasons anyways! Lets take a look!
How cute is this box that the OPI’s came in!! I keep this on my desk 🙂

These silver caps are so fancy!

 
Staying Neutral

Staying Neutral

Brains & Bronze

Brains & Bronze

Strong Coal-ition

Strong Coal-ition

You Can Count on It

You Can Count on It

You Can Count on It

Raisin’ the Bar

Raisin’ the Bar

Raisin’ the Bar

Raisin’ the Bar

Unrepentantly Red

Unrepentantly Red

Girl Without Limits

Girl Without Limits

To Infinity & Blue-yond

To Infinity & Blue-yond

Endurance Race to the Finish

Endurance Race to the Finish

In Pursuit of Purple

In Pursuit of Purple

Staying Neutral

Brains & Bronze

Strong Coal-ition

You Can Count on It

Raisin’ the Bar

Unrepentantly Red

Girl Without Limits

To Infinity & Blue-yond

Endurance Race to the Finish



In Pursuit of Purple
Overall, these polishes are 4.2 out of 5 stars! I hope you all go out and try some of these! I know that out of the 30 beautiful colors available there are at least 5 more that I NEED!  Make sure you are following OPI and Preen.me for all updates and info! Thanks for stopping in!
 
 

 

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