I couldn’t be happier when I found out that the Big Bazar sold OPI infinite shine polishes! Big Bazar is a dutch budget store and it sells the Infinite shine polishes for 7.99 if I remember correctly. Usually only ugly colors are available, but this time…. I’m super enthusiastic! The polishes I found are quite recent, most of them are from the Iceland (Fall 2017) and from the Lisbon collection (Summer 2018).
The first infinite shine polish I would like to show you is OPI I’ll have a Gin and Tectonic from the OPI Iceland collection. I was actually positively surprised with this shade. It’s super super pretty, a salmon shade. It looks great with almost everything I’ve worn so far, so it is very practical.
So a quick recap for all the new nail polish fans. A couple of years ago every nail polish brand suddenly started to make gel-like nail polish that you can use without a lamp (as supposed to real gel nail polish). OPI started their gel polish line with OPI Infinite Shine, currently it’s already OPI Infinite Shine 2.
This is my first experience using the infinite shine range. I didn’t join the infinite shine hype, mainly because I was too busy trying other polishes, and I found them not interesting enough. However, I have to admit that the bottle looks nicer than the bottles with the black cap and the formula is nice.
Definitely worth the try if you find them somewhere cheaply.
Note August 2019, after a little bit more investigation I realized the following things about the infinite shine range:
I realized why this polish has a “2” behind Infinite Shine. OPI Infinite Shine is a three step system. The first step is a basecoat. This bottle is called “1”. The second step is the color layer (this bottle). The third and final layer is a topcoat.
I believe OPI started the Infinite Shine range somewhere around 2015, back then, the gel-like polishes really were a hype. It started with one type of basecoats, a selected range of colors (that already were available in their normal range) and one kind of topcoat.
After 4 years you can choose from a variety of different basecoats (later more 😉 and topcoats. Usually the normal OPI color collections (those huge ones), are also available in the Infinite Shine variant.