Saturday, November 19, 2016

OPI Infinite Shine Iconic Collection

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They call them the classics for a reason.


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Funny Bunny | This is a pearlescent white jelly shade with a tiny bit of sheen to it. I didn't like how thin and streaky it looks, but it's a good choice for french manicures. I think a third coat would help make it more opaque, but with jellies there is always the risk of getting too thick and gloopy the more coats you paint. 

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You Don't Know Jacques | Now this is what I'm talkin' about! I remember when the France collection came out all the way back in junior high. At that time, I was just getting into doing my nails more often and bought the mini sampler set. Of the four minis, this one was my favourite, but I only got 1 or 2 wears out of the mini. After that, the full size was all sold out and I was one sad child. I'm so glad that they brought this back (in my favourite formulation no less) and I can relive my childhood dreams again. This is the perfect mauve-y greige purple and I will be wearing this for months to come. 

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Lincoln Park After Dark | Also one of my absolute favourites from the classics. Here we have a straight purple-black that finishes glossy and looks super sharp. Compared to regular formulation, this one has higher shine and actually appears a bit more black on the nails. 

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Bubble Bath | I have this in the Nail Envy formulation, but to be honest, I prefer Infinite Shine any day. I love Bubble bath because it is the most delicate and feminine pinky nude. I didn't find any problems with streaking or bald patches. This was 2 coats. 

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I'm Not Really a Waitress | Wow! This is a throwback for sure! The regular formulation never really stood out to me and actually looked a bit more orange. But I definitely have changed my mind about this shade. I LOVE how shiny and metallic it looks and how vibrant yet not orange-toned this red is. This makes for a very wearable red manicure. 

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Strawberry Margarita | This is a true bright pink creme on the warmer side and would look great on toes too. 

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Cajun Shrimp | This is a retina-burning coral-y orange creme that looks so spicy and summery. I love it! Definitely going to sport this on my toes on vacation. 

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Dulce de Leche | EEK, is this a dupe for Essie's Topless & Barefoot that I am just realizing now? It has the same pinky-peach undertones and same beige creme finish. I love it!!

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Malaga Wine | This seems a little lighter and brighter than the original formulation, but perhaps my eyes are deceiving me. I would describe this as a deep berry red that is not as dark as oxblood but not as purple as maroon. It looks like, well, red wine! 

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Big Apple Red | A major classic - my mom has been a huge fan of this shade ever since I was a kid. It's crazy how a lot of these shades have been classics for over 10 years now. This is a bright true red creme that is a tad on the orange side (which I thought was a little weird because the original formulation was more on the blue side..?) but still perfectly shiny and opaque as usual.

I don't know about you, but once again, I am all about the Infinite Shine formulation! I know it is a bit more expensive, but if you know you love a particular shade (or 2 or 3) then I would definitely invest in this formulation so your manicure looks that much shinier and lasts longer. May I also be so bold to assume that, like me, you've had some of these classic shades in your nail collection for years and they are starting to get gloopy or dry out. Perfect! Time to update the collection!

Side note: I don't know who this Pyper America chick is and find it kind of strange to have a  random teenaged spokesperson for the Iconic Collection... but if anyone knows who she is or what she does let me know in the comments below!

Cheers!

Products in this post were generously sent for review.

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