OPI Infinite Shine Swatches Pt 1

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Hiya guys. It's my second day of Spring Break and it's already off to a very late start. I slept through all of my alarms this morning.. all five of them. Yeah, I'm one of those people that even an earthquake couldn't wake. But now that I am up, it's time to finish going through my swatch pile and at the very top are these beautiful OPI Infinite Shine polishes. Today I'll be showing you the shades behind the art and have swatched for the first half of the collection sent to me by Preen.Me and OPI

OPI Infinite Shine Swatches

Through the month of April, Preen.Me has partnered up with OPI for the Infinite Shine Challenge. See all the beautiful entries submitted by artists on Instagram by using the hashtag 'InfiniteShine'. You can also find more information on the challenge and about the prizes by visiting Preen.Me on Instagram.

Pretty Pink Perseveres
OPI Infinite Shine - Pretty Pink Perseveres

Pretty Pink Perseveres is a pastel pink creme. I don't know what it is about OPI, but I have yet to find a pastel/light pink that I like the formula to. The application is streaky on the two initial coats causing some unevenness in the layering. On some nails I had to go as far as adding a fourth layer to make sure the entire nail was coated evenly and there were no 'bald' spots. Definitely a no-go for me. Swatched here over the primer base are three to four thin coats and sealed with the Infinite Shine gloss topcoat.

OPI Infinite Shine - Pretty Pink Perseveres

Tanacious Spirit
OPI Infinite Shine - Tanacious Spirit

Tanacious Spirit is a light tan creme polish. I am always a huge fan of neutral/nude shades like this right off the bat. It compliments my skin-tone well and is a office friendly tone. Formula was a little streaky on the first coat, but ends up evening out with the second. So while it's a good formula and a nice color, I'm not in love with it. I can think of a few other nudes or neutrals I would rather wear. Swatched here over the primer base are two thin coats and sealed with the Infinite Shine gloss topcoat.

OPI Infinite Shine - Tanacious Spirit

Can't Be Beet
OPI Infinite Shine - Can't Be Beet

Can't Be Beet is a luscious wine red creme polish. A very vamp red, but you can still see a little bit of purple undertone. I love the balance, which makes this a unique shade in my collection. Usually shades in the similar family tend to make my skintone too pale, but this compliments it well and doesn't take away from my natural tan. Formula was fantastic to work with and applied seamlessly with each coat. I swatched this polish using only two very thin coats, but the first one gave almost a completely opaque finish. You can see a bit of 'streak', but that is actually from the topcoat and not the actual polish. I will be discussing in-depth the gloss topcoat from the Infinite Shine line next week!

OPI Infinite Shine - Can't Be Beet

Get Ryd-of-thym Blues
OPI Infinite Shine - Get Ryd-of-thym Blues

Get Ryd-of-thym Blues is a royal blue creme polish. I'll have to admit this polish was a roller-coaster for me from the moment I saw the shade. In the bottle, it appears to be a navy type of blue so when I applied it and found it leaning more towards indigo I was disappointed. Then I used the gloss topcoat and the shade shifted once again to a more royal blue and I fell in love. Bottom line, it's a gorgeous rich shade and I don't have any quite like it in my collection, win-win all around. Formula is actually identical to Can't Be Beet. Great application, opaque in a single coat, and it was a pleasant experience to work with. Swatched here over the primer base are two thin coats and sealed with the Infinite Shine gloss topcoat.

OPI Infinite Shine - Get Ryd-of-thym Blues

No Stopping Me Now
OPI Infinite Shine - No Stopping Me Now

No Stopping Me Now is an orange-red creme polish. My photos really don't do the color any justice and in person it tends to lean more towards orange than red. It's a gorgeous shade for the summer regardless, so bright without being obnoxious. As the other two previous shades, this color is extremely opaque in a single coat. Formula is really good and the consistency is neither too thick or too thin. One of my favorites from the coat to the application. Swatched here over the primer base are two thin coats and sealed the the Infinite Shine gloss topcoat.

OPI Infinite Shine - No Stopping Me Now

Overall I'm definitely more of a fan of the dark and bright shades as opposed to the lighter one. The darker ones apply extremely smooth and are for the most part almost one coaters. I was also surprised not to own any direct dupes, although I admittedly cremes are the least of my entire collection. Another nice touch about these darker toned shades was that for the most part I found them to be potential one coaters. Not having to worry about layering decreases the brush stokes being visible and enhances the already decent dry time. Both things are great whether you're wearing these shades as a stand-alone mani or creating some nail art.

The OPI Infinite Shine line consists of a total 30 polishes to choose from and can be purchased online or at your nearest beauty store. Next week I'll be reviewing and sharing the remaining five colors I was sent along with the primer base and gloss topcoat. I have a lot to say about the base and topcoat so definitely stay tuned if you want to read about that.

So tell me guys, have you had a chance to try out the OPI Infinite Shine line for yourself?


44 comments

  1. I pretty much only use OPI polishes. All of the colors you have here are so pretty. Love that blue!

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  2. I've got to try OPI polish. It looks so thick and lovely. Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. I love OPI, it's the only brand I use. I'm not much for the bright colors, though, and usually stick to act your beige. These Infinite Shine ones look awesome and may definitely be worth trying!

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  4. Can't wait to hear about the topcoat, and I'm curious if it can be used with their other formula. Love the wine!!!

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  5. Beautiful. Scrolling down reading and seeing your swatches I'm like ooh that's nice, then the next one wow pretty. All so nice. I only have 1 OPI in my collection x

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  6. I am so jealous when people have beautiful nails... It's like, "How did they do that?!" LOL. I love OPI nail polish. In fact, I usually buy that or Essie. It's a thing my daughter and I do together.

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  7. Your nails always look amazing and I am going to have to learn by you on what nail polish to purchase. I have used OPI nail polish but I'm not sure that I have any on hand right now. I do need to restock, not just for me but for the girls as well.

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  8. Can't Be Beet and No Stopping Me Now are lovely! I can't wait to read your review on the primer and top coat!

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  9. These are beautiful colors. I love the Get Ryd-of-thym Blues. OPI makes great polish.

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  10. I absolutely love the blue color! OPI always makes such awesome colors!

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  11. I think you might have reawakened my nail polish addicting. My husband is going to love you LOL

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  12. Very pretty! I like all the colors.

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  13. My favorite is the tanacious spirit, loos so good. That's a color that goes good with my skin tone.

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  14. Wow these are all gorgeous but I love the first. Pretty pink. That is truly stunning! I wish I did my nails more!

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  15. Ugh, that milky pink is gorgeous. Basically what I strive for in a polish lol.

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  16. Love that blue. Haven't tried any of these yet

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  17. These are fantastic. I want to swatch like you when I grow up.

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  18. Those shine polishes by OPI looked so nice and glamorous. The nude one (tanacious spirit) is best for more formal occasions and corporate events.

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  19. I love every single colour...now all I need to do is grow my nails ;-(

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  20. I haven't tried any of these. I think I may be in the minority when I say that OPI isn't one of my favorite brands. That said though, most of these colors look lovely! No Stopping Me Now is my favorite. :0)

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  21. I have the same problem.with very light pinks. The brights here are great and that blue!

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  22. Haven't tried this line yet, no - OPI is an impulse buy for me when I'm in salons or sally beauty, but not one I keep up to date with. Gorgeous swatches though!!!

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  23. I am dying over that gorgeous blue color. They are so beautiful, and I do love OPI polish.

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  24. I love your swatches, they are always so pretty! I really like that tan color. If I could find that exact shade in a lip gloss I would be a happy girl!

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  25. Wow! Those are amazing colors and your nails look fabulous! I love them all!

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  26. How fun to try the different colors. I always hear good things about Opi polish.

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  27. I want to try the Infinite Shine, I like Tanacious Spirit a lot!

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  28. Wow, those polishes do have a great shine! I've never tried O.P.I. but I am loving their colour range!

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  29. Can't be beet looks absolutely divine. I don't believe I have tried this brand before.

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  30. No Stopping Me Now looks similar to Cajun Shrimp. I need to try this!!

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  31. I love the sheen on these colors of nail polish! Absolutely fabulous! I will have to try these colors for myself! I bet my daughter would love them too!

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  32. Gorgeous! I love OPI polish! They are so shiny and beautiful. Your nails are perfect! I wish mine looked so professional when painting them.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I love the shades you picked. My favorite is the pink one. It looks terrific. I have to give it a try

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  34. I love that deep red and natural color. Those types of colors are my favorite. Very pretty. OPI has such wonderful polishes.

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  35. Get Ryd-of-thym Blues is divine! I so miss getting my OPI every time they had a new collection.

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  36. Wow, I'm loving all of these polishes! I don't think OPI has ever managed to disappoint me!

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  37. Very nice nails. Love the vibrant, smooth colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. These are so ultra shiny with the top coat! I've shied away from polishes that require whole "systems" though. None of the polish-gel hybrids in my collection yet.

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  39. I love OPI colors. The polish lasts so well. They have the best names for there colors.

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  40. OPI is a great brand. However, I have most of these colors in other brands at the moment. I sometimes just switch it up when the feeling rises... lol.

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  41. I love OPI nail polishes but I haven't had a pedicure in a while. I'd love to have nude shades like the two above.

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  42. These all look so pretty. I'm digging Get Ryd-of-thym Blues hardcore.

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