I like to think of myself as a nail polish aficionado. Other people might say nail polish hoarder. That just sounds harsh. I am very much a fan of the at-home type of gel polish systems. So the newer OPI Infinite Shine line caught my eye, so I thought I would give it a go.
Ulta is currently running a sale for their OPI nail polishes from now through April 8th, buy two get the third free. I took advantage of the sale to pick up the new Infinite Shine line since there are three components to the system.
Step One is the Infinite Shine Primer.
Step two is any color from the Infinite Shine line.
Step three is the Infinite Shine Gloss.
The primer is just a clear polish. It went on smoothly and dried quickly. I picked up the color “Polly want a Lacquer?” from their summer 2017 Fiji collection. A beautiful mid-tone lavender color. The color was creamy and opaque and only needed two coats. The gloss is just another clear topcoat. The topcoat dries to the touch quickly.
The Infinite Shine line claims to give 11 days of a gel-like and chip free manicure. I have a few standard OPI nail polishes, so I had high hopes for this line. The website does say that the gloss is activated by natural sunlight, so make sure to paint your nails during the day or by a window!
The primer, color, and gloss went on beautifully. I loved how my nails turned out. Unfortunately the line did not live up to its promise. By the second day the polish was starting to wear along the edges of my nails, and my left index finger had a large chip. By the third day my right index finger was starting to chip as well. I didn’t even last to the fourth day, I took off my nail polish on the third night. (I hate having chipped polish!)
I give this a F. While the formula of the system is nice, it does not live up to its promise. I have cheaper non-gel like polishes that last longer than this did. And at $12.50 a bottle I expect a lot more from OPI.
I highly recommend the Sinful Colors Sinful Shine gel system. There are only two steps and the best part is its around $2 a bottle! I personally swear by this line and the polish will last for more than a week. You can also see it in action from my Valentine’s Day manicure post.