Which brings me into OPI's newest line of polishes, "Infinite Shines." First, there was OPI's regular nail polish. Next, OPI came out with gel color, which must be cured by a light. The new thing in nail polish lately is long-lasting nail color with no UV or LED light needed, and OPI jumped on the bandwagon with its Infinite Shines. The collection features 30 unique shades, which you can find pictures of in this publication.
OPI's website claims that the Infinite Shines, available to buy in salons, wear for up to 10 days and will shine until you take it off (though they claim their regular polishes last up to 7 days, which would be a miracle).
I tried them the very next day, first with the pink. The primer was easy to apply, but after that, I ran into problems. The color itself was streaky and difficult to apply in two coats. The top coat was VERY hard to apply - it was streaky and dragged. I really had to load up my brush with it, and then it was dripping down my cuticles. After the product dried (which is regular dry time, it does not dry right away as with gel colors), a lot of the nails looked really bubbly.
I took off the pink later that day and tried the brown. Again, it was hard to apply, streaky, and bubbly. I noticed the bubbliest fingers were the ones on which I applied more than one layer of top coat. I left it on, and only got usual wear time.
I love OPI and really wanted to like this system, but so far it has been a failure for me. There aren't any particular instructions to follow and I tried it both waiting for the coats to dry and applying each coat right away, either way I got the same result. Maybe a seasoned professional who paints 50 people's nails every day might have more luck, but unfortunately I will not be investing in any more of these, for now. I will stick to gel polishes if I want a long-lasting mani.
I will say that the shine was pretty impressive on the nails that did not bubble up.