I know what you might be thinking… another pastel pink, really? I’m still searching for the one, and had really high hopes for OPI Pretty Pink Preserves.
So this might have been a bit of a fail, because when I bought this nail polish, I had no idea that it was a part of a three-step system (you’d think that the tiny number “2” on the bottle would make me wonder.. well.. it didn’t). The Infinite Shine system from OPI promises to deliver gel-like shine, without the UV light and includes a primer-step 1, color-step 2 and a top coat-step 3. As you have probably figured out by now, I only bought the color, but I tend to use my favorite base coat from Essie regardless of the nail polish I’m using. As far as the top coat goes, I do have a few other lamp-free gel top coats, “Diamond” one from Revlon being a favorite of mine. If I realized that this came as a three-step system I probably wouldn’t have bought all three anyway, as they are quite expensive- around $13.00 each.
I absolutely love this color, I think that it’s obviously quite similar to Essie’s Fiji and Sally Hansen’s Pink a Card, but I’d say that it’s slightly less pinky. That would pretty much sum up everything I like about this nail polish. The formula of this is so thin, I had to use four, yes FOUR coats to get an even coverage. In addition to it being very thin, it’s also quite streaky and overall difficult to work with. This is pretty much Essie’s Fiji all over again-if you remember my review, then you know that color is also a pain to apply. OPI Pink Preserves also took a bit long to dry as well. In addition to that, even after sealing it with a top coat, it chipped on the second day :| . As much as I love the color, I feel like this has been a bit of a disappointment although I do have to say that that I’m digging the shiny finish, even though I used a different top coat than recommended.