I was lucky enough to pick up the OPI Infinite Shine Iceland Collection set in Less Is Norse at my local Cosmoprof store for a steal of a price, $10.97 CAD for all three polishes! So of course, being the polish hoarder that I am, I picked it up. Even at my prices I would have only been able to get 1 bottle for that price.
What OPI say about the Infinite Shine System - Enjoy gel-like wear and shine in lacquer easy formula! Our 3-step Infinite Shine professional long-wear lacquer provides long-lasting, rich color that doesn't require a light to cure.
I have wanted to give the OPI Infinite Shine system a try for awhile to see if it really does last better than my usual nail products. I sit at a computer for 8 hours a day for my regular job and at home we tend to do quite a few home projects.
The instructions for the OPI Infinite Shine System are-
Step 1-Primer - Apply one coat to prepared nails. I didn't notice any difference between this base coat and others, it dries fairly quickly.
Step 2-Long-Wear Lacquer - Apply two THIN coats. Cap the free edge. I usually use 2 coats of polish as I rarely get a one-coater! I found that the color was true to the bottle after the second coat.
Step 3-Gloss - Apply one coat over color. The only difference I found with this top coat is that it was fairly quick drying considering it wasn't a quick dry top coat.
Please excuse the messy cuticles! This is how my nails looked after following the instructions for the OPI Infinite Shine System. I love the shade, Less Is Norse, it is a great Fall/Winter color. It is a great greyed out blue. Neither to blue nor to grey. The top coat of the system gave a great shine to my nails and seemed to even out a few left over brush strokes.
This is how my nails looked after a very rough on my nails week! Minimal tip wear, it really isn't that bad, you can only notice it if you are looking really closely at my nails, from a distance you can barely tell. The grey bits on my nail bed aren't chips or anything, that left over paint! This past weekend my husband and I finished up a few projects so I actually sanded and painted a few projects before I took this picture. The shine that I had on day 1 probably gradually faded to this by about the 5th day. I am sure I could have gotten more than a week out of the nail system if I had reapplied the top coat at least once throughout the week. I have to say that I am fairly impressed with how the OPI Infinite Shine system held up to a very rough week.
Do I think its worth the higher price tag? Each bottle is $18.00 CAD, to me that is fairly high, but I have noticed that most longer wear nail polish is in that range. The Bay has a set were you can get the top and base coat for $30.00, which isn't a bad deal. I really liked the Less Is Norse shade a lot. The base coat did protect my nails, I had no staining from wearing such a dark shade, which is always a great thing. Have you tried the OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear system? What did you think?