My computer keyboard has been wigging out for a wh ile now, and you knowIshould really get itfixed. What’s i t doing youask? Well, exactly what you’reseeing. here. (I promise I’m not typing like that the whole time, I just needed you to see what I’m dealing with here).
That’s right, my spacebar is acting up and you never realize how much you’re controlled by just one key until that key starts going haywire. There was one terrifying day when it just stopped working in general. That’s right I had to google “myspacebarisn’tworking” and I was copy and pasting in spaces as I went. It suddenly started working again, but really it hasn’t been the same since.
Now it just does little bursts all throughout the day of BOTH not adding spaces, and then adding in 9 at a time. So a lot of my typing involves going back to add in lost spaces, and deleting the extra 7 in an other place. It’s been as fun as it sounds. Do you even care about any of this? Probably not, but of course I’m going to tell you about it because I like to share. So if you see any random extra spaces or words crammed together throughout this entire post, please remember my struggle.
ANYWAYS, let’s talk about some polish now shall we? Today we’re looking at the Summer 2020 release for OPI! This is the Hidden Prism collection, and just like the Neo-Pearl release before it, OPI has released 6 shades in the regular line, and then 6 different shades in the Infinite Shine line, for a total of 12 new shades. The regular lacquers are more shimmery and sparkly jellies, while the Infinite Shine polishes are more shifty, shimmery creams.
And we’re looking at the Infinite Shine segment of it today!
As mentioned in the Neo-Pearl post, the Infinite Shine is supposed to be their more long-wearing line of polishes. And as always, I’m only wearing my polish for a couple days at a time so I’m not the one to comment on the longevity. We’re always just here to look at the colors and the formula in general.
I bought these off of polishpick.com (aka where I buy all of my OPI polishes) It’s available now with the regular lacquers as well. The regular lacquers sell for $5.50 each and the Infinite Shine polishes are $6.50 each. Let’s get into it already!
We’re going in rainbow order here because what’s more fun than that?
Up first we have ‘Rainbows in Your Fuchsia’. This is a bright pink cream base with a gorgeous purple flash to it. I absolutely love all of the shiftiness to this collection, and the contrasting shimmer just gives all of these polishes such a glow on the nails.
This had a smooth 1st coat, and seemed to be pretty well opaque just with a 2nd coat. I did end up putting a 3rd on this, and I found the color brightened even more, and made it even smoother. Overall it’ll depend on your preferences if you want to keep it at 2 or add that last one! But it can do in 2 coats if you need a quicker nail look.
You can see there is a touch of brushstrokes to this, mainly because of the strong shimmer in it, but outside of my super bright lights in normal daylight, they won’t be incredibly noticeable. Or adding a glossy top coat would easily smooth them out as well!
You can also really see that shifty purple flash in this photo, at the bottom of my nails there. So fun, and even more mesmerizing in real life as well.
‘Coral Chroma’ is a peachy orange base with a super strong light pink shimmery shift.
This was a little more of a sheer formula than ‘Rainbows’ above. This is 3 thin coats built up and as you can see there is still some nail line peeking through. But it’s still super smooth overall, and the flash will cover up some of the nail line as well.
Again it’ll depend on your own preferences! You might be able to build it up even more with thicker coats as well, but I didn’t want it to be -too- thick or goopy. So tread at your own risk with thicker coats.
As you can see with this one it’ll be shifting from that peachy orange shade at the top of the nails to a bright, light pink.
So glowy on the nails!
This next one, did you already guess? Yes, that’s right it’s ALREADY MY FAVORITE COLOR. It’s a lemon-lime shade, I’m already in, gimme that bright yellow-green.
This is ‘Optical Illu-sun’ and as mentioned, it’s a beautiful yellowy-green base with an almost blue-toned shift and a gorgeous bright red-orange shimmer. That was a lot because there’s a lot happening here.
This built up well with 2 thinner coats, and was almost fully opaque. I put on a 3rd coat to cover any last nail line and fully cover the nail.
It’s this photo that you can. really see the shift the most. It’s almost a dusty green shade shifting to that bright yellow-lime green. Super interesting, and I’m not lying when I say it’s super unique to my collection.
‘Your Lime to Shine’ is a dusty teal green base with a bright blue shit and purple shimmer. This was. another that built up super well in 2 coats, and for most people I think you’ll be set with just those 2 coats. But as I’ve mentioned so many times, my nails are super ridged, so I did pop on a 3rd coat to fully cover any last patches.
With all of these photos I did my best to capture the shift I noticed in all of these polishes, but it was definitely hard at times. So take my word that they’re even more shifty and fun in real life.
This shade in particular shifted from a deeper, almost blue-teal up to a bright green. And that purple shimmer is always there just to add a glow.
‘Prismatic Fanatic’ is a more blue-toned, almost teal. base, with a super bright purple shimmer to it. Again a touch more sheer, so this is 3 thin coats built up, and it has just the tiniest amount of nail line still peeking through. Again, it’ll be less noticeable in real life outside the bright lights. You can see it in the other photos below that at most angles, the nail line is barely visible at all.
Also gave you a pic in normal daylight, and just look at that purple shift. Absolutely gorgeous and gives you an idea of just how much these can shift and change in different lighting.
The last shade we have is ‘Feeling Optiprismic’. You know, like “optimistic” but “prismic”, get it. Clever. It’s a light pink base with that gorgeous bright purple shifty goodness.
This had a very similar formula to all of the others, in that it starts to build up well in 2 coats but I added on a 3rd to cover any last patches and make it fully opaque.
This one is especially glowy on the nails and just seems so bright and lovely. You can really see the shift here from the light pink base, to a more lilac purple to a super bright pink.
And bam, that’s the collection! It’s full of some super shifty shimmery shades (say that 5 times fast) and I was surprised at how much I liked all of them.They really are even more beautiful once you get them on the nails, and you can see the shifts yourself. And of course we have some more unique colors here which I’m always here to support.
Do any of the shades catch your eyes?
Nails Inc Hot or Not Duo • Color Club Pride &Joy • OPI Hidden Prism Regular Lacquer collection • Zoya Splash Summer 2020 • LA Colors Neon Jelly Collection