OPI now offers an easy to apply nail lacquer that promises the shine and longevity of gel polish, without the UV lights or acetone soak-off. A 3-step system, it requires that you purchase a primer and top coat, in addition to your choice of color.
I experienced this product at my local salon, as part of a professional manicure. The color I selected was very streaky with one coat, a touch uneven with two coats, and opaque with three. I’ve heard the other colors are not streaky at all.
As for the 10 day claim- it’s bullshit. However, I got 5 days out of this manicure with pretty minimal chipping. It’s absolutely a Monday through Friday option for those who don’t mind touching up the tips mid week.
The above photos were taken after 5 days of wear.
As you can see, it’s no gel manicure, but it’s better than regular polish, if you don’t mind the upfront cost (about $30) to purchase the system. If chipped nails are a deal breaker, pass on this set and get a shellac mani. But if you can live with a little imperfection, it’s one to consider.