We are almost at the end of the week! Who's excited?! I'm not lol. Friday is the new Monday in this house. So, for today, let's enjoy some pink vibes. I will have 3 pinks, top coat, and base coat in this post. How are you liking the OPI Iceland Fall/Winter 2017 collection so far? I am LOVING it! They all stamp well and who doesn't love a good crème polish? I was just telling my husband the other day that I needed some new brown cremes and earth type tones for nail art. This collection has exactly what I wanted and need in my collection! My next post will cover the earth tones so watch for that. For now let's get to it!
"They have the signature OPI formula. Luxurious, opaque, and it practically paints itself. It is such a dream to work with. It stays where you put it, doesn't drip all over the place, and it dries super fast. I actually had to use remover to take off some of these swatches lol! I think the Infinite Shine line of polishes dry much faster than their regular line. Every swatch is using the full 3 step system: 1) Primer 2) 2 coats of color 3) Gloss." All that in quotes was taken from my last post. It all applies here and it's my weekend so I'm a tad lazy... my bad!
I want to start with I'll Have A Gin & Techtonic. Mostly because it reminds me of my M-I-L <3 She likes gin (in martinis) and this is just her type of color. She also has a passion for OPI and swears it's the best. She bought me my first OPI's (Yodel Me On My Cell, Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous), and I just love her in general! Such a versatile shade of pink.For the art I used Aurora Berry-alis and Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-S208.
Holy crow is this polish awesome. Aurora Berry-alis could easily be a 1 coater. It is so vibrant and girly. I did some double stamping for this one using I'll Have A Gin & Techtonic and That's What Friends Are Thor with a CICI & SISI stapming plate CIC&SISI04.
Reykjavik Has All The Hot Spots is a velvety metallic that is magnificent. No issues with brush stokes in the polish whatsoever. This one will dry to a satin finish without top coat. For the art I used some clear nail vinyls in "chevron variety" from Polished Vino and the shade Suzi & The Arctic Fox.
I did not take actual bottle shots of the top coat and base coat because they are just clear. I do, however, have some thoughts on them. I feel a ridge filling base coat would really help. This base coat seems really thin, almost watery. Super quick drying though! The top coat is great, I think. It's really hard to tell through the brush strokes. I think this fault lies in the brush. It's pretty stiff for a top coat brush. I also have yet to get a top coat from the Infinite Shine line that hasn't had a wonky brush. There are always at least two bristles poking in the most random directions. If it weren't for the brush it would be good. Quick drying and shiny! Let me know below what your experiences have been like with this top coat! Also keep an eye out for the upcoming swatch video on YouTube that will correspond with these beauties. *I would like to thank OPI & Preen.Me for sending me this set for free in return for my review. As always, all thoughts are entirely my own! Have a wonderful day all you beautiful people!! xoxo