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OPI: Infinite Shine Collection Swatches & Review { Partial }

Posted on Mar 19, 2015

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Hi guys!  Today I have some of OPI’s Infinite Shine polishes to show you!

“Introducing the next revolution in nail lacquer. Imagine color that requires no touch ups all week. Fall in love with intense, gel-like shine that lasts until you take it off. The Infinite Shine system is available now at professional salons.”   – OPI

I was intrigued by these and was very excited to try them.  Since I change my nails often to swatch different colors for the blog, I can’t wear gel or shellac and frankly, I HATE the removal process.  When I do wear polish for a while, if I’m on vacation or I don’t have time to change my polish for whatever reason during the week, I yearn for something that will last.  Every brand of regular polish I’ve tried lasts about 2 days on me.  3 days if I’m lucky and 1 if I’m not.  I really don’t notice the difference in staying power between brands (I think it just boils down to body chemistry.)  So the idea that a polish would last 7 – 10 days, and have the high shine of a gel manicure was exciting for me.  So much so that I needed to do a wear test and see if the claims were true.  Stay tuned until the end to see how the wear test went.

Withstand The Test Of Thyme” is a seafoam green creme.  2 coats.

OPI Withstand The Test of Thyme | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

Maintaining My Sand-ity” is a khaki colored creme.  2 coats.

OPI Maintaining My Sand-ity | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

To Infinity And Blue-yond” is a creme that’s the color of a clear blue sky.  2 coats.

OPI To Infinity & Blue-yond | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

Endurance Race To The Finish” is a bright, happy medium orange creme.  2 coats.

OPI Endurance Race To The Finish | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

Grapely Admired” is a pink-toned purple creme.  2 coats.

OPI Grape-ly Admired | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

No Stopping Me Now” is darkened red-toned citrus colored creme.  2 coats.

OPI No Stopping Me Now | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

Set In Stone” is a sophisticated taupe creme.  2 coats.

OPI Set In Stone | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

Raisin’ The Bar” is a gorgeously creamy oxblood creme.  In bright lights it actually looks more like a blue-toned red creme.  It was making me feel like I was crazy because the difference from bright and dim lighting is so drastic.  2 coats.

OPI Raisin' The Bar | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

These all dry a touch darker than they are in the bottle with the exception of “Raisin’ The Bar”.  The formula was excellent!  Thicker than OPI’s usual formula but in a good way.  I actually prefer it to the original OPI formula (which I love so that’s saying a lot!)  It makes for controlling the polish a little easier.  I also love the variety of colors in the Infinite Shades line.  There is a total of 30 colors so far, so there is something for everyone.

So how about my wear test?  I wore “Withstand The Test of Thyme” over a 6 day period.  I used the primer and top coat that you are supposed to wear with it.  As far as I know, you probably won’t get the same results using a regular base and top coat.  During the 6 days I wore it, I was particularly hard on my nails and hands.  I washed dishes numerous times, I played with my nephew, I typed… A LOT, I made cupcakes, cleaned the entire house, did laundry and I even removed polish from a couple of my mom’s nails before remembering that it would probably mess up my wear test!  It was a busy week for me.  And after all that… this is how it looked after 6 days:

OPI Withstand The Test of Thyme Wear Test | Infinite Shine Collection | Peachy Polish

Only slight tip wear, a few small chips, the shine was a little bit dull but in person, you really couldn’t tell very much and obviously my nails were feeling neglected because I wasn’t moisturizing but not too shabby, amirite?!

OPI polishes can be purchased at professional salons including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, Ulta.com and Ulta as well as a lot of other retailers and online. Don’t forget to follow OPI on Facebook for all the OPI news!

So what do you think about the Infinite Shine Collection?  Have you gotten the chance to try any yet?  How was wear time for you?

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  • Pam

    I’ve become a real fan of these polishes; mainly because the polish has a thickness and shine like gel. I’m wondering…can this top coat be used with regular OPI polishes? The reason I ask is, I sometimes like to wear their sheer polishes and I haven’t found a sheer in their Infinite line. Thanks for the insight.

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  • I’m doing a wear test on this right now! Trying out Pursuit of Purple. So far so good and it’s been 4 days. Thanks for sharing Valesha!

  • That wear test looks promising! And the colors are pretty (though reminding me of shades from their regular collections).

  • Jbh Jbh

    I wear gels under my polish, so most polish lasts 5-7 days on me. Usually I get tip wear, no chipping unless I break a nail.

  • Cat

    Hi Valesha, thanks for this review. I have a couple of colors from this line but I didn’t try wearing them for more than my “usual” time (3-4 days). By the way, I don’t know what it is about your photos — the lighting, your nail shape, your skill at applying polish and clean-up, … whatever it is, your photos are always so “delicious” to look at!

    • If you do try them for longer than your usual time, I’d love to know how it goes! I’m so interested to see how well they works for other people. You are so sweet! Thank you very much! All of that is super important to me so I’m glad that it shows. :)

      • Cat

        Oh, yes, your hard work with your photos is obvious! I know how difficult it can be to take really pretty pictures, and sometimes flaws show up in the photos that weren’t visible in person… etc. <3

  • Hmm your review intrigues me! Did you get to use the IS primer and top coat with your wear test?

    • Yes, I did. I forgot to include that but I just updated the post. As far as I know, they won’t last as well with a regular base and top coat. I hope you try them out. Let me know how it goes if you do!

      • I assumed so but I wanted to check :) I have gotten bubbles with every gel-like-but-not-gel type of top coat I’ve tried (Revlon, SH, Vinylux) so I’m reluctant to try another one…but I probably will anyway eventually haha.

  • Shelley Bean

    I love the colors you swatched, I’m excited to see what else they have. And I’m intrigued by the 7-10 day promise. I don’t think I’m that hard on my nails but only manage to keep them good looking for 2 or 3 days, sometimes not even one! :( I might have to try at least one. :)

    • I’ll probably be picking up more shades after this! I love pretty much all the colors they released. I’m usually not so hard on my nails besides typing and washing my hands and I’m the same way… By the end of second day, the mani is looking shabby so I was quite impressed. These might work great for you! I’d love to hear how it turns out after you try them!

  • Nancy Bennett

    I especially like the seafoam and oxblood colors! So did you use the Infinity base & top coat with the wear test? I was also wondering if they were like the CND Vinylux…

    • Yes, I did. I totally forgot to mention that but I just updated my post. I just mentioned below to another commenter that I haven’t compared them but it’s on my list to do, so stay tuned. :)

  • I guess these must have the same ingredients as the CND Vinylux Top Coat? I love these new polishes that last a week and use them when I get a few days off from nail blogging. All these colors are also beautiful!

    • I would imagine it’s similar. I need to compare. I’ve actually never done a wear test on CND Vinylux (for shame!) so after this, it’s definitely on my list of things to do! Exactly! It’s perfect for those in between days!

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