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OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System

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Do you love the look of gel nails, but don’t own an LED-light? I love gel nail polish, but will admit that they are higher maintenance. You have to dry them with an LED-light and use soak-off removal. OPI has just announced the release of the OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System. This is perfect for people who love gel nails, but don’t want to deal with the extra steps required to get them. This lineup offers rich colours that shine brilliantly. They also last up to 10 days without losing the intense shine!

OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System

It’s a three-step system that is easy to apply and all the bottles are numbered so you know which one to apply first.

Step one is applying the Infinite Shine Primer to prevent staining and increase lacquer durability. Step two is my favourite part – the colour! Apply two thin coats evenly over your nails. Step three is the Infinite Shine Gloss, a state-of-the-art gel polymer formula that cures in natural light. I own an LED-light but it stayed in its home and was not needed!

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Infinite Shine is available in 30 new vivid shades ranging from bright reds, oranges, pinks, dark gray, black and neutrals. Here is the full list of hues:

  • Pretty Pink Perseveres
  • From Here to Eternity
  • She Went On and On and ON
  • Girl Without Limits
  • Running with the In-finite Crowd
  • Endurance Race to the Finish
  • No Stopping Me Now
  • Unrepentantly Red
  • Unequivocally Crimson
  • Relentless Ruby
  • In Pursuit of Purple
  • Grapely Admired
  • Can’t Be Beet!
  • Raisin’ the Bar
  • We’re in the Black
  • Get Ryd-of-thym Blues
  • Indignantly Indigo
  • To Infinity & Blue-yond
  • Withstands the Test of Thyme
  • To the Finish Lime!
  • Maintaining My Sand-ity
  • Tanacious Spirit
  • Brains & Bronze
  • Set in Stone
  • Never Give Up!
  • Strong Coal-ition
  • Steel Waters Run Deep
  • Staying Neutral
  • It Never Ends
  • You Can Count on it

I’m wearing Raisin’ the Bar – a deep crimson red. I like to add a little bit of glam to my look – even if I’m dressing down for the day around the house in my yoga pants. Nothing wrong with that! It delivers on the glossy shine and looks very similar to gel nail polish I’ve tried in the past.

Use some Expert Touch Nail Lacquer Remover or whatever polish remover you have on hand. There is no need to soak your nails to get the colour off.

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You can find the OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System at professional salons and spas across the country for a SRP of $ for each nail lacquer. If you’ve always been wanting to try gel nails, but shied away because of the hassle, give this set a try!


Sours: https://www.simplystacie.net/opi-infinite-shine-gel-effects-lacquer-system/

Prep the nails

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The Sephora by OPI gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System  is do it at home gel nail kit. It costs $ and you pick your own color to include with the kit. Additional colors are $

The kit comes with:

  • oz gelshine™ Base Coat
  • oz gelshine™ Top Coat
  • oz gelshine™ Gel Colour (must add to cart separately)
  • gelshine™ LED Light
  • 25 x Nail Pads
  • 3 x Removal Nail Wraps
  • 2 oz Nail Cleanser
  • Buffing block
  • 2 oz Nail & Gel Colour Remover
  • oz Brush-On Cuticle Oil
  • Cuticle pusher
  • 3 x gloves
  • Instructions

Gently buff the surface of the nails with the Buffing Block

muffinchanel sephora by opi gel shine 1Spray some Nail Spray onto one of the Nail Pads and clean the nails

Apply a thin layer of the Base Coat to your thumb. It&#;s super important to use a thin coat!

muffinchanel sephora by opi gel shine 4muffinchanel sephora by opi gel shine 5muffinchanel sephora by opi gel shine 7Cure the thumb first, then apply Base Coat to the other finger nails and cure them. The polish isn&#;t going to &#;dry&#; on it&#;s own, so you&#;ll want to do the thumb separately so it doesn&#;t smudge before it cures.

I used a super pale pink &#;Bare to be Different&#;, but Sephora offers 14 different shades on its website.

muffinchanel sephora by opi gel shine 6Thin coats! If you apply the polish too thick, it won&#;t last as long. Your manicure should last up to two weeks. Cure after each application of polish

muffinchanel sephora by opi gel shine 8Cure your top coat and clean nails with the Nail Spray again to remove the tacky feeling.

muffinchanel sephora by opi gel shine 9This Gel Nail kit is awesome! You no longer have to wait for your nails to &#;dry&#;. After 30 seconds under the LED light, your manicure is safe. You can tell by the formula that it is professional quality. Use thin coats of polish to get a professional, long-lasting manicure.

I would like to see Sephora offer more colors of gel polish, but really you can use any LED gel polish you want.

In fact, I&#;ve done a gel base coat, a layer of regular nail polish, and then sealed it with a layer of gel top coat. Just make sure that if you&#;re going to layer in a &#;regular&#; nail polish, you let it dry completely before applying the gel top coat.

Sours: https://www.muffinchanel.com//07/sephora-by-opi-gelshine-at-home-gel-colour-system/
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How to Apply OPI Infinite Shine

Opi Infinite Shine

Achieve rich, durable color in just three easy steps with OPI Infinite Shine. Available in 30 shades, the lacquer system is applied and removed like a traditional polish and offers a shiny, gel-like finish that lasts up to 10 days. Here’s how it’s applied:

Screen Shot 11 24 At 5 05 39 PmStep 1: Prep the nail for color. Apply one coat of Infinite Shine Primer and let it dry.
Screen Shot 11 24 At 5 05 45 PmStep 2: Next, apply two thin coats of Infinite Shine Lacquer and let it dry.
Screen Shot 11 24 At 5 05 52 PmStep 3: Finally, apply a thin coat of Infinite Shine Gloss to seal in shine and finish the look.
Screen Shot 11 24 At 5 06 00 PmStep 4: To remove, use a cotton pad dipped in Expert Touch Lacquer Remover.

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OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat #GC

OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat #GC

NEW - STAY SHINY TOP COAT - fl oz - 15 ml

  • OPI's classic tried and true top coat formula, now in new enhanced packaging.
  • GelColor gel nail polish top & base coats now feature white caps with texture and grip, so that salon professionals can easily identify and open them.
  • % Gel Technology for high gloss shine.
  • Gel nail polish top coat cures in 30 seconds under OPI LED Light.
  • Made in the USA.

GelColor by OPI's shine-intense shades cure in 30 seconds and last for 3 weeks. From its distinctive bottle and custom brush, to its unbeatable fast application and lightening speed cure. GelColor by OPI redefines salon gel services with durable, glossy OPI color!

1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond.

2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail.

3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light.

4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail.

5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5.

6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application.

7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light.

8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.

Soak Off Gel Removal:

1. Use a buffer or file to break a portion of the seal on top layer of top coat.

2. Put fingers in a bowl of acetone or soak-off remover , or wrap the nail with foil around finger, be sure to put acetone or remover on a piece of cotton before wrapping with foil. (if acetone is warmed up will be quicker to remove, do not microwave acetone or any flammable products simply place a bowl of warm water under the bowl of acetone or soak off removal products allow mins)

3. Allow nails to soak in either acetone or soak-off remover mins.

4. Use a orange wood stick or cuticle pusher to remove gel off remaining gel polish.

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Ooooh! OPI Infinite Shine has finally launched and I tell ya what, I haven&#x;t been this excited about a product launch in a really long time. I love OPI. I can&#x;t help it. It&#x;s my favourite. And this Infinite Shine is supposed to be OPI's answer to long-wearing polish. Yes, polish. It&#x;s not gel. It&#x;s polish.

This here post is a long one - get a cuppa coffee 'n a sammich 'n have a seat! While you're reading and looking at all the pictures, you'll need to keep in mind that one shift at work for me (and for my awesome polish-tester Amanda) is probably equal to about three days of normal wear for most people. My hands are crazy busy being stuck in chemicals and water and scraping up against all manner of things. They're abused. A lot.

So what is OPI Infinite Shine? Well, there are three components &#x; base, colour, top. You paint &#x;em all on like you do with any regular polish. Then you wear it. Then you take it all off with acetone like you would any regular polish. Easy, right?

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I know lots of you are getting tired of waiting patiently for reviews to roll out so what have I decided to do for you? I&#x;ve decided to do a review as I&#x;m wearing the stuff and you can just look at the day by day pictures as I take them. I&#x;ll update daily (hopefully) until I can&#x;t stand it and have to take it off. How &#x;bout that! At this time, I only have two shades &#x; there&#x;s been a supply issue here in Canada on account of those new silver caps &#x; they can&#x;t manufacture them fast enough to ship them so that&#x;s why we&#x;re seeing a little lag in terms of the product being in-store here in Canada. It&#x;s coming though &#x; Suzi told me herself. See? There&#x;s Suzi &#x;n me!

I&#x;ve tested the red I got &#x; it&#x;s called OPI Infinite Shine Unequivocally Crimson and it&#x;s a solid poppy red. Yes, you probably have a dupe but I ain&#x;t interested in dupes. I&#x;m interested in wear time.

Here&#x;s the shot right after I put on the base, two coats of colour (beautifully pigmented, slightly thin, shiny, and awesomely quick to dry, so be fast and even in your application), and one coat of top. The top coat needs to be applied a little thicker than you think to get good coverage and decent level. Unequivocally Crimson goes on splendidly. It&#x;s a nice flowy polish that just goes exactly where you want it to. Instructions say to use two coats, so use two coats. I did get some colour transfer from my colour coat to my top coat brush; don't be surprised if the same happens to you.

Oh. That&#x;s day three on my left hand. My left is not my dominant hand so if that&#x;s the wear on my left&#x; yeah &#x; I couldn&#x;t bear to show you my right. It wasn&#x;t pretty.

There&#x;s my left again &#x; you can see the wear at the tips. Ugh. Too much wear after only three days. I know the pictures are fuzzy but it&#x;s wicked hard to focus my phone on such a puny little area&#x; sorry! I had to take it off and I didn't have any staining or nuthin'. It was only 3 days - booooo. Still shiny though! Did I mention I have a polish tester? Yep, I do. Her name is Amanda and she&#x;s kind of a nail polish nut so it works out well for both of us. We work together so I know her nails are going through pretty much the same thing mine are. She wears the stuff, she comes to work, I shoot the stuff. The lighting in bars is notoriously not good so again, excuse the crummy photos.

Amanda&#x;s non-dominant left hand after four days. She somehow managed to wear it longer than I did, and neither of us is a fan of chipped polish. What a trooper she is, right? She shows pretty good lasting power at the free edge of most nails but that middle nail &#x; that&#x;d make me crazy!

Amanda&#x;s right hand after four days of Unequivocally Crimson. Oh. That&#x;s not good. Lots of wear and lots of chips. And this girl knows how to apply polish. She used base, two colour coats, and top. And she capped the free edge too. Four days. Harumph.

Amanda after six days of wear, removal, and a shower. Oh, hello totally red stained side walls and cuticles. To me, this is totally unacceptable. The base coat might have protected her nail beds from heavy staining (they&#x;re still stained though) but it did nothing to protect the rest of her finger parts from becoming Unequivocally Crimson. We&#x;re done with this shade. For Amanda and for me, it&#x;s a fail. It&#x;s pretty &#x;n everything when you first put it on, but it wears like any other regular polish and it stains. Pass.

So let&#x;s move on to shade number two! It&#x;s called Withstands the Test of Thyme and I guess we&#x;ll see if it really does or not, huh?

Here&#x;s me with my initial application on my left hand. Base, two coats of rather thick gloopy consistency colour coat, and one generous coat of top coat. You can see the uneven line around the cuticle of my middle finger &#x; like I said, the polish was thick and not so flowy so I didn&#x;t get the cleanest lines. I apparently also missed a spot on the free-edge of my thumb. Ooops.

Day two on my left thumb looks like this. I scratched it somewhere and from most vantage points, it&#x;s really unnoticeable.

See &#x; you can hardly see them thumb nail scratches, right? And you can also barely see the wear at the tip of my index finger, right? Not bad considering I slapped this stuff on at 3pm, rolled out to work at 4pm and then worked a few hours.

If we look at it from this angle, we can see the edge at the tip of my index is actually a little worse than you think. Barely visible if you&#x;re looking at it with your eyeballs but with a photo, it shows remarkably well.

Left index wear again &#x; see? Hardly visible and totally tolerable wear showing on day two.

Let&#x;s have a look at my right hand! It&#x;s my dominant and it definitely shows more wear on day two than my left does. I mean it&#x;s not terrible but if you know me, you know I think any chips or wear is pretty much intolerable.

There&#x;s all the stuff I can see that makes me crazy. There&#x;s also minor wear on the pinky but no chips &#x; just wear. You know I capped the free edges real good, right? It&#x;s how I do.

Oh &#x; lookit all that wear on only day two. It looks worse than it is though, and I&#x;ll wear it again tonight for a full 8 hours and shoot again tomorrow morning. You gonna show up to see what day 3 looks like? I know I am!

Right now Amanda has the bottle of Withstands the Test of Thyme and she&#x;s just slapped it on and sent me a pic! She says it went on pretty well and she waited one minute before topcoating. It looks good! No streaks, nice level, and she capped the free edges. Tomorrow she promises to send more pictures!

amanda's day 2:

I mentioned Amanda works with me right? Well she also works somewhere else and at that place, there's no rotating glass-washing machine so it's hands in water for waaaaay too much time than any hands deserve. She's right handed. You can tell from what happened

Here's Amanda's day 2 left - she put the stuff on just yesterday morning and after working her 8 hours behind the bar last night and her 6 hours on the floor today, it looks pretty much perfect! That's 14 hours of nail polish hardship and I gotta say I'm impressed with this total lack of wear on her left hand 'cause I really understand what she's been doin' with them hands.

And her right. Oh. Water is the enemy of all nails and nail products. Water = death to polish. Water = evil. Amanda tells me there is a small split in her middle finger nail that was already there and that's what accounts for that nice big chip. She also says that nail is very thin in that spot. I say nope - polish should stick and be flexible enough to bend with your nail instead of chip - that is if you use your hands for normal things. We don't use our hands for normal things. We beat the crap out of our right hands - we use them badly for 8 solid hours and if a polish lasts though a single 8 hour shift, yeah that just doesn't happen. In our world (believe it or not) this is pretty close to lasting through an 8 hour shift. This result is actually stellar for us. I know you're having trouble believing that but if you saw what regular-normal polish looked like after 8 hours, you'd be stunned.

my day 3 looks like this:

Yesterday I put in a full 8 hour shift behind the bar - lotsa scrapin' up against things and sliding my nails along the bar. Lotsa water, lotsa chemicals, losta use. The results of that shift are actually a little surprising. Normally, the wear on my right with any other polish would be waaaay further down and there would be chips

My non-dominant left day 3: There's a little tiny bit more wear at the free edge of my index and a very slight amount of wear starting on my middle.

My non-dominant left thumb day 3: the scratches from yesterday are still there and still nearly invisible but apparently, I have a new chip-scratch in a really weird spot.

My dominant right day 3: that's definitely  more wear at the tips.

My dominant right day 3: it's almost too much for me to handle. But mostly, it just looks like wear and not chips. And it's far less than I thought it'd be after 2 shifts at work. You gotta keep in mind that what I use my hands for is more than likely not what you use yours for (unless you're also a bartender or always have wet hands). If this was a darker shade, this kind of wear would be % unacceptable and I'd have removed it by now. The lighter the shade, the less evident the wear at the tips is. Wear on lighter shades is much less visible to the naked eye so keep that in mind. Photos show the wear real good!

My dominant right thumb day 3: there's wear and possibly a couple puny chips at the free edge there - it's almost invisible to the eyeball but it shows up very well in a photo. And there's a new scratch too. I'ma struggle through another day with this polish and I'll see you tomorrow to show you what Day 4 looks like! Amanda is workin' today so she hasn't yet had time to send me her images for day 2. I can't wait to see 'em though! I wonder if hers is performing the same as mine

day 4 looks like this

My non-dominant left on day 4: that's really minor tip wear showing on the index finger and the middle tip shows starting signs of real wear. Interesting how the wear doesn't seem to have progressed between yesterday and today - even after a full night of work. It's like it all just stopped. It's almost like I didn't use my hands at all last night but I did. I really, really did. Kinda neat, huh?

And my left thumb: really not much movement on that wear either. The scratches are still barely visible and my weirdly placed chip-scratch is maybe microscopically bigger but really no discernible differences between yesterday and today. Like, what?

And the final day 4 shot of my left hand looks like this. Remember I said the camera picks up waaaaay more imperfections than your eyeballz do? I shot this in eyeball perspective for you! Fascinating, right? It looks like a brand new manicure that I just did! G'head 'n scroll back to compare it to the day 1 photo - amazeballz! If you click this image to make it bigger, you'll see the touch of wear on my thumbnail and on my index finger. There's really minor wear starting on my middle finger and there's a little chip on the edge of my ring finger that I didn't even notice before. Colour me amazed. Seriously. That's FOUR days. Four days for me is like 7 days for you. Trust me. Amazed.

But we should maybe look at my dominant right hand on day 4 huh? I'm not gonna put those circle things on this picture because I'm pretty sure you can see the wear. It has progressed a little more and is enough wear 'n tear for me to NEED to remove this polish.

This part is really important to note: I gotta tell you that this wear you see on day 4 with OPI Infinite Shine is the wear I normally get on day 1 with any other regular polish/top coat combo. True story. If I paint on some regular OPI and go to work, after one 8 hour shift my right hand nails look exactly like this and off the polish comes. But this is FOUR days!!! Like, what? Yeah - for me, this stuff lasted FOUR times longer than regular polish.

And here's my right thumb: it shows marginally more tip wear than it did yesterday but again, after working another 8 hours on top, I'd expected it to be much, much, much worse. What kind of science is this??

Finally, the normal perspective view of my day 4 of Infinite Shine Withstands the Test of Thyme. The close-up shots really show the wear but with a light shade like this, if I was maybe someone else, I could still handle wearing this for another day. From arms length, the wear is actually pretty minor and there are no significant chips like the ones Amanda shows on Day 2 (she's been in more water than me though). That black thing on my ring fingernail is just lint. But to me, this amount of wear is too much. It's making me nuts. Off it comes!

so what do i really think?

I think OPI Infinite Shine is stupendous! I also think the "long-wearing-ness" might depend on the shade and formula of the colour coat when combined with the top coat.

I also think that just like the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, the magic is actually in the top coat. My theory is that because this top coat "cures" (which really means hardens) best in full spectrum UV light (which only really comes from the sun and not from a UV lamp), that without sunlight, it takes a long time to set up hard enough so you experience zero tip wear at all. What I mean is that if I had done my nails the day before I went to work for a full 8 hours, I think I would have shown far less wear at the free edges of my right hand.

If I look at the almost total lack of wear on my left as compared to my right, it follows that if my right had more time to "cure" from all the artificial light sources around me, it would have made it through the four days in much better condition even though I used the crap outta that hand.

I think if you don't have the job I do, you can do your nails whenever you want, sleep, get up and do your thing and get a good 6 or 7 or 10 days of wear. I really, really think that. It's up to you to let me know if I'm right. You'll let me know how it goes for you, won't you?

I tell ya what -- I think this stuff is equal to the magic that's stuffed into the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat. If I'd been able to stick my nails out into the sunshine for 5 minutes immediately after polishing, I think it would have set up much better and lasted wear-free much better too. But it's been cloudy and cold and snow-rainy and crap out so I couldn't get any of that good UV from the sky to test my theory. I'm pretty sure I'm right though.

I'm still testing. There are combinations of regular polish and Infinite Shine that need to be checked out and I'm on it. Or maybe Amanda is on it. You'll have to hang out to see what we're up to. I'm also hoping for a few more pictures from Amanda to see how her day 3 worked out.

It's amazing to see the massive differences between our dominant and non-dominant hands isn't it? If I didn't use my right for evil, I'm betting I could go maybe 7 days with this stuff. With regular stuff I never even get to 3 days when I'm on vacation but I can see Infinite Shine goin' for a full 7. I'm amazed. I'm gobsmacked. I'm even a little bit surprised. Yep, surprised. And happy - I'm happy 'cause the stuff really works - I mean, you've seen the pictures!

Questions thus far? Ask away - you know I'll answer 'cause that's how I do! Chat soon?

Stay tuned to this post for the wear-test updates &#x; we&#x;ll add as soon as we can. And hey, while you&#x;re waiting for more information on OPI Infinite Shine, visit OPI.com.

For more swatches of some of the other Infinite Shine launch shades, here's a nice linky to our OPI Infinite Shine Swatch post! And a click-thru for our OPI Fifty Shades of Grey, and a click-thru for our OPI Hawaii Swatches too!

Photographs by Karen Falcon
Special thanks to Amanda &#x; best guinea pig ever!

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How Long Does it Take for O.P.I Nail Polish to Dry?

All of OPI’s products are paragons that are trusted and adored by ladies all over the globe. OPI is a subsidiary of Coty, a giant so familiar in the beauty world that it requires no introduction. OPI is driven by a commitment to providing high-quality products focused on pushing industry safety and innovation. 

This brand creates extravagant formulas, exotic colors, and fashionable iconic names. What’s even better, it attempts to make the finest products and tag them with attractive prices. That way, even the most opulent products can line the vanity cases of every diva out there. 

Knowing the tender hearts of its supporters, OPI does not shy away from spending hard-earned dollars on numerous charities across the globe. What more reason do you need to support Coty and its OPI division? To further motivate you, here we will be talking about OPI nail polish and its innovative ability to dry much quicker than drug store products. 

Let’s be honest. You don’t have the time to wait hours before being able to use your hands after each coat. That is why OPI deemed it fit to provide you with convenience in their formulas. How long does it take for OPI nail polish to dry?

Let us find out.

How Long Does Nail Polish Usually Take to Dry?

In general, it will take one to two hours for nail polish to dry completely. Of course, this all depends on what nail polish you use, how you have applied it, and the number of coats you painted. 

Naturally, most women would like to use some sort of means to speed up the drying process. As is the nature of shortcuts, increased speed could reduce the quality of the art, so take care in how you speed up the process. With a base coat, thin coat of polish, and a topcoat, you could expect it to take up to two hours. With a certain drying method, it might be reduced to 15 minutes, at which time you are free to use your hands again.

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How Long Does OPI Nail Polish Take to Dry?

Now, we don’t all want to wait that long before we can use our hands again, do we? OPI developed its formula for all those impatient divas who need the use of their hands. As many of its supporters claim, unlike other brands, it only takes up to 5 minutes. 

Most claims state that it should be completely dry within 15 minutes, and this is without additional assistance from dryers. However, if you want to play it on the safe side, keep sticking to the 1 hour rule. 

Otherwise, you can test by the old odor test. If an odor is still present after applying a coat, it means it is still drying. When the smell is gone, it is as good as dry can get. 

Waiting for nail polish to dry in between coats only takes about 2 minutes. After that, the second coat should adhere perfectly without disturbing the prime coat.

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How Long Does Other OPI Products Take to Dry?

How Long Does it Take For OPI Gel Nail Polish To Dry?

It will take OPI gel nail polish usually about the same time as its lacquers to dry. This ranges between 2 to 3 minutes between coats, 5 minutes to free your hands, and 15 minutes in total for a complete dry.

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How Long Does it Take For OPI Base Coat to Dry?

It only takes about 2 to 3 minutes for an OPI base coat to dry.

After that time, you should feel free to add the color coating.

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How Long Does it Take OPI Top Coat to Dry?

Now, adding the all-important topcoat takes a lot more patience, but it is well worth it.

Many quick-drying topcoats contain alcohol that will dry out your nails and cause irreversible damage. With the OPI top coat, safety is important, so it takes minutes before the topcoat will be dry enough for free use of your hands.

However, it will be well worth it.

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Can You Speed Up The Process? Why Is My Polish Not Drying?

There are two possible reasons why nail polish is not drying. The first is that you could be using old polish. If that is the case, simply replace it with a new bottle. 

The second reason could be misapplication. In this case, you are probably applying coats that are too thick. Consult a pro to find the correct methods or use a polish thinner with your lacquer.

How to Dry Nail Polish Faster

There are plenty of methods to dry your nails quicker.

  1. One method is using an air-dry fan. Be careful that the force of air is not too great. This could cause the polish to form imperfections.
  2. A second method is to cure bake beneath a UV lamp or an LED lamp. These tools are incredibly useful, but if used wrong, they could cause imperfections. Now, a secret hack that many don’t know about is hairspray. 
  3. A third method is with hairspray. Use an aerosol version of hairspray and spray lightly over the finished product. Keep a distance of 6 to 8 inches so it will not cause imperfections. Alternatively, the non-aerosol versions of hairspray can be used to clean up nail polish spills or even mascara smudges on fabrics.

Nailed it!

OPI nail polishes are among the best you can find. Not only is it safe and trustworthy, it is also far more convenient to use than drug store versions. There are likely more hacks and products that can be used to speed up the drying process. 

However, as most professionals would agree, to achieve the best results, patience will be your master.

Always do your nails when you have the time. Rushing an art as fine as this will only result in undesired details that will annoy you and leave others unimpressed.

Good luck and have fun choosing from among OPI’s latest range of colors. 

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