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Happy Monday, blog fans! As 'they' say, today is the bluest day of the year... Good ol' Blue Monday. I don't know about you. but I'm feeling pretty okay today. But, on the off hand chance that you are feeling a bit down, a batch of new OPI Infinite Shine Iconic Shade4s could be the cure. Who doesn't like a new polish or two?As you likely know, the Iconic Shades are classic OPI shades re-released in the Infinite Shine formula.
This release of Iconic Shades also sees a change to the Infinite Shine Primer (aka base coat) and Gloss (aka top coat.) The duo have been reformulated to provide up to 11 days of 'gel-like wear and shine.' That's an extra day of wear from the former 10 day claim. I never got 10 days (you can read my wear test results of the older formula here) but have found this new and improved formula does wear longer. I tested the Primer & Gloss over the holidays (I wore a lot of I'm Not Really a Waitress and Funny Bunny) and found I was able to get almost a full week of wear before chips set in. It's not as impressive as 11 days, but I rarely get 3-4 days out of anything else, so I do appreciate a week of wear.
That's Hula-rious! is a pastel mint green cream. It's fairly new to the OPI family having only been released Summer 2015, but is quite pretty. The formula is on the thicker side, and the brush causes bald spots easily if you're not careful. I found thicker coats were easiest. Two coats did get the job done though.
OPI Sweet Heart is a cool, pale, pastel pink. It's quite spring-like and pretty for a rather uninspired shade. That said, it does remind me of strawberry milk... Anyway, it's got a thinner formula that starts off patchy and sheer, but builds nicely on the second coat. Two coats.
Do You Lilac It? is a medium depth, pastel-y lilac cream. I love this shade! It's made even better by the fact that it applies in one coat. Yup. What you see above is just one. The thicker formula helps out, but it's also a very pigmented and opaque.
Cosmo Not Tonight Honey is a honey-beige pearl shade. I tried applying this as carefully as possible, but I just couldn't escape visible brush strokes. Two coats.
OPI Red is a classic, blue based cherry red. The formula is spot on as it's ultra pigmented, easy flowing, and covers in two coats.
Got the Blues for Red is a deep burgundy cream with a super glossy finish. We've all seen this type of shade (a lot) but it's just so perfect once on nails. Easy formula. Two coats.
As mentioned, the new batch of Infinite Shine Ionic Shades includes thirty classic OPI shades in the Infinite Shine formula. That means, there are 60 of your faves now available in the range. The new batch includes:
- A Rose at Dawn... Broke by Noon
- Barefoot in Barcelona
- Berlin There Done That
- Bogota Blackberry
- Boyfriend Jeans
- Can't Find my Czechbook
- Chicago Champagne Toast
- Cosmo Not Tonight Honey
- Do You Lilac It?
- Got the Blues for Red
- Got Myself Into a Jambalaya ml
- I Do it My Run-way
- La Paz-itively Hot
- Live. Love. Carnival
- Lucky Lucky Lavender
- Made Your Look
- Mod About You
- OPI By Popular Vote
- OPI Red
- Shh... It's Top Secret
- Shorts Story
- Style Unlimited
- Suzi... The First Lady of Nails
- Sweet Heart
- That's Hula-rious!
- The Latest and Slatest
- The Thrill of Brazil
- Tiramisu for Two
- You're Such a Budapest
So, what do you think? Are you a fan of the Infinite Shine formula? Any shades you'd like to see in the range?