Mar 9, 2015

OPI Infinite Shine Gel effect Lacquer system to the test



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Hello lovelies! how was your weekend?
Today I have an OPI novelty to share with you. It is about the recently launched new formulation OPI has created called "Infinite Shine". This is a system half way between nail polish and gel lacquer. It is applied and removed as nail polish but it is supposed to Shine and wear as gel lacquer. I decided to test it and share my thoughts with you.





Let me introduce you to the Infinite Shine system in case you don't know it: The system consists in three Steps: 1- Primer, 2- Colour and 3-Topcoat. OPI makes available a duo with steps 1 and 3 at a more convenient price, as the one I bought, or you can buy everything separately.


Application: You just apply your base or "primer" let it dry, then applied two coats of colours, and wait for them to dry, and finally add the gel topcoat. NO NEED TO CURE WITH LAMP. It should be easy as pie and here is the OPI official video showing how to apply it.


So I have bought the Duo of primer and topcoat and two colours. I decided to try first the pastel pink called "Pretty pink perseveres". I guess I made the bad choice of colour because it was streaky as many pastel pinks we already know! Even a second coat did not even out the streakiness, which is visible on my pics even after applying the topcoat. So about that I wasn't happy.



I wore this polish for 5 days, I applied it a Thursday and took it off on Monday. Curious to see how it looked like right before taking it off?



Well, that is not a pretty look. The promises of at least 10 days of wear did not hold for me. Shall I say that weekend I cooked for 30 guests, washed up endlessly and hosted a party for my boy with 15 children under 5?? Oh, yes that might have influenced the wear of my nail polish. I even broke a nail (look at my left thumb, ouch!). So ok, the test was harsh, and I suppose under "normal life conditions" the nail polish would have lasted longer. So just to be fair with it, I might give "Infinite shine" system a second chance (and I still have a pretty green to try from this line!).

The final veredict: The glossy shine is outstanding! But the wear very far from Infinite :(

I hope you have liked my review, and if you have also tried (or are willing to try) this new nail polish line I'll be very glad to know your opinion!!

Love,
Nati


41 comments

  1. Thank you for this great review! I had similar experiences with Sally Hansens Miracle Gel. It started chipping after a few days although I was on vacation (so not even doing the dishes and cleaning...) :-D
    Hopefully your green wears better!
    Have a great week!
    xo Pia

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    1. Thank you Pia
      I really have hopes for the green ;)

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  2. It looks absolutely beautiful, but that 'chippage' picture is something!! I think it would be a shame for those who want to paint their nails just once a week and I bet your hectic weekend influenced its staying power. I do really love how it looks when first applied though! xx

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    1. Yes Ithi, you are right, it is a shame because this polish is conceived for people that does not want to change her mani very frequently!
      xx

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  3. Uhhh, sorry about your broken nail, but it is understandable after all the work you made! I know how it is :)
    I didn't know about this new set, sounds interesting and the pink shade is very pretty. '10 days of wear, without chipping' ??? come one, normal polishes can not resist so much, maybe acrylic or real gel polishes!
    Have a great day!

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    1. yes, you are right, I do not know why I had such high expectations on these!

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  4. Thanks for the review. I've been curious how these hold up. I really like the idea of gel-like products without the need of a UV lamp. However, all reviews I've read about all brands are less than desirable especially considering the price. I personally am considering trying out China Glazes version of gel no uv line. I have pretty good luck with China Glaze so I'm hoping their new stuff will be just as good.

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    1. I haven't try other brands on similar products, but I guess this one deserves a second chance ;)

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  5. Spero che col verde vada meglio :) Peccato per questo rosa striscioso, il colore non era male :)

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  6. Such a great review Nati! Interesting. You gave it a really hard try. I'm curious to see and hear about your second attempt, if you'll make one. :-)

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    1. Thank you Ann-Sofie! of course I'll give it another try, I MUST wear that green polish once ;)
      xxx

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  7. Es un color precioso, me encanta =)

    Muack!

    Amparo

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  8. Seems like these 'gel like' polishes never last long, have read about different brands that only lasted a few days too. But I must say that pinky shade looks good though, just too pretty.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. oh, shireen, I promise all the shades are so gorgeous, I had a very difficult time chosing just one, but I guess this product is targetted at people who would also like the color to last longtime!

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  9. Me dolio en el alma tu pulgar, y la verdad una lastima que no haya durado mas, pero el color es precioso! Yo le daria una segunda oportunidad teniendo en cuenta las circunstancias (cocinar para 30, te aplaudo de pie, como hiciste??) y aparte quiero ver el verde, jaja. Besos Nati!

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    1. jaja sí Meli, la verdad que me pasé de rosca, pero no faltará ocasión para testear el verde ;)
      gracias por pasar!

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  10. cute color :D
    i would get bored with same nail polish for 10 days, three is quite enough ;)

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    1. hihi, I know I would too!
      But I thought it could be a good solution for me after I give birth, because I do not think I could change my manicure very often :)

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  11. To bad it's not long wearing and omg I'm so sorry for your thumb *kisses to make the pain go away*.
    But, gotta admit, that's a cute color :D

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    1. haha, thank you Glee! it wasn't that painful really :D

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    1. ah! pero la negra es sólo el topcoat! Sí no sé porqué hicieron la botella opaca, presiento que no debe de estar a contacto con la luz para no ponerse amarilla :)

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    2. sera por eso, pero me imagino que si tienen una negra, deber ser un color intenso y brillante. Espero que tengan muchos colores oscuros, Un rojo, un azul, un purpura, un verde con ese brillo intenso se deberá ver muy bien. Saludos como esta la barrigita

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  13. Hola Nati! la verdad es que el color es precioso, pèro voy a esperar a la segunda oportunidad y a que nos cuentes para ver si tengo que ponerlo en mi lista de deseos...ja ja ja
    Un beso preciosa!
    Emma
    Emma Loves Fashion

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    1. si, las mantendré al tanto cuando pruebe el otro :) besitos

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  14. Awww, that's too bad, I had such high hopes :-( The color and the finish were beautiful though.

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    1. Yes, too bad. I hope that was only because I gave my hands a harsh time :-(

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  15. Hola guapa!
    Soy nueva por aquí, y me ha gustado mucho tu blog así que me quedo como seguidora :)
    En cuanto a los esmaltes que nos hablas no conocía esta nueva gama, y la verdad me parece muy interesante, estoy segura de que no dura dos semanas, pero 5 días para mi está muy bien ( a partir del segundo día siempre se me empieza a quitar el esmalte ). Lo que me preocupa un poco más es el precio. He estado mirando el video que nos has facilitado y tienen muchos tonos donde elegir, un gran punto a su favor.
    un besito

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    1. hola, gracias por la visita y por seguirme. Mira no son tan caros, yo tuve el el duo más 2 colores (o sea 4 esmaltes) por 6.25 USD cada uno y con el envío me costó en total unos 40 USD. te dejo esta tienda online que tal vez te interese: http://www.nailetc.com/ ahí los compré yo.
      besos.

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  16. Ha! A common woman does a lot at home and not only at home, so the promise wasn't kept obviously!

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  17. Good review. Pretty colour. I guess it didn't do too badly! :-)

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    1. well, not too badly. In fact it held until I started the hetic cooking :D

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  18. Too bad that it didn't lasted so long. But the color is very nice. I hope that with the other color it will be better.

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  19. Obviously we have very different standards, lol, as that "5th day look" is still wearable for me. :D (well, not the thumb(s), sure (ouchie)).
    Btw, that pink looks GORGEOUS on you!!

    Great review, though. Am really interested in these "hybrid" polishes that more and more companies are producing lately. I like the idea of longevity (and, err, endurance) of gels, but not the effects of a full gel mani itself (like regular visits to salons and fussy removal and all that).

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  20. I love this pink color!!

    grubandbeautymontreal.blogspot.com

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  21. The color looks pretty, but it`s a bit disappointing that the polish did not last longer. I tried Sally Hansen - my result was 6 days - not bad, but could be better ;-)

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  22. Nice polish. I like it.

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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